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Comment Re:What? (Score 1) 152 152

lets play spot the shill. You scored the first point. Good job!

there seems to be a lot of them out right now. Even NPR had a piece that was so bafflingly one sided that if it wasn't paid for by Microsoft, then NPR got ripped off bad...

I think they have a nice OS and it did install easily, but so does 7. Is it better than 7? I don't know. I doubt it, but I don't like having the nuts and bolts hidden so much. Maybe it's more user friendly for the low tech users.

They are probably trying to be like Mac OS. Are trying "free" to be more like Google or Linux?

Either way, windows 7 is supported until at least 2020 so I'll probably just stick to that. My concern with 10 is all the BS they have built in for 'gathering information' and 'learn more about you'.

Comment Re:What? (Score 1) 152 152

As an old tyme Windows hater, I'm not getting some of this. On the 29th I reserved my upgrade.

Huh? I find it unlikely that anyone who described themselves as a windows hater would upgrade to the latest version of the OS, much less on release day. You can turn in your card at the main office...

lets play spot the shill. You scored the first point. Good job!

Comment Re:List of privacy violations (Score 1) 152 152

If you had actually looked at the image.

I looked at the image. It was a scathing trainwreck of sentence fragments, poorly encoded screenshots, and vitriol.

so what's the truth? Looking at the graphic I see some "spying" stuff that can be turned off, some spying stuff that can't be turned off, and some crap that will turn itself back on even if you turn it off.

So, what's the truth? What exactly can't be turned off that would be considered "spying"???

I know a guy who thinks that Ubuntu has spyware, and he also thinks win10 has spyware.

Is this like that? An overreaction? Or is this microsoft's attempt to turn into google, only creepier?

Comment Re:Windows 10 sucks (Score 1) 315 315

I don't want to start a holy war here, but what is the deal with you Windows fanatics? I've been sitting here at my freelance gig in front of my PC (a 8600/300 w/64 Megs of RAM) for about 20 minutes now while it attempts to copy a 17 Meg file from one folder on the hard drive to another folder. 20 minutes. At home, on my Pentium Pro 200 running NT 4, which by all standards should be a lot slower than this rig, the same operation would take about 2 minutes.

You aren't in DMA mode on your hard drive.

Comment Re:Heisenberg (Score 1) 98 98

For "British" insert "The entire First World....oh, except for the United States"....

There, fixed that for you..

There are 2 tiers of health care in the UK. The NHS is the socialized medicine and has problems. There is a private system for those who want to pay. Look it up. It isn't a utopia, and neither is Canada nor is Cuba.

Comment Re:The future is going to be incredible... (Score 0) 46 46

Heh. My future had mile-high skyscrapers, colonies on the moon, atomic powered airplanes, fusion power too cheap to meter, and FLYING CARS, goddamit, FLYING FUCKING CARS!

This kind of ineptitude is the reason we don't have flying cars yet.

Comment Re:Fuck you Mozilla (Score 1) 351 351

And here it is, the reality of popular open source software. People bitch just as much about it as they do proprietary software.

"You can change the source, you have the power!" Yeah, not so much... nobody is really going to do anything except complain. (Well, except that one guy who is now going to make it his life work to fork it into something he calls Freefox that gets used by around 53 people... but those 53 people are very happy about it.)

pale moon is already forked from Firefox/Mozilla

and has more than 53 users.

Comment Re:Social mobility was killed, but not this way (Score 4, Insightful) 1032 1032

Congratulations, I guess, but the so-called 'student loan bubble' or even this article isn't really about you.

See, what you went and did was BUY some QUALIFICATIONS relating directly to a MARKETABLE SKILL SET.

Getting a $80k degree from a private college for something like philosophy, elementary ed, english lit, or even 'psychology' (which requires a masters or doctorate to make any $) is basically choosing to put a financial noose around your neck.

The days of 'XYZ Bachelors degree' = 'automatic middle class income' are gone.

This is because for about 2 generations now the assumption was you either got dirty for a living or went to college and got a white collar job. If you could string 2 sentences together and do long division your parents told you that you JUST HAD TO go to college whether or not you really knew why. It was just what you did.

Now, everyone has done it, 75%+ of the degrees are worthless, cost of higher ed has far outpaced inflation, the government gave away 'free money' to get it, and now countless 20 somethings are basically screwed and no-one knows how to swing a hammer or use a tape measure.


When the last plumber dies, we're in deep shit.

Comment Re:Good heavens (Score 1) 86 86

"Billboard Advertising Banned Products In Russia Hides If It Recognizes Cops"

Can anyone translate that indecipherable gibberish into English?

An electronic billboard that shows ads for banned products changes what it shows when it sees cops coming.

Or - Facial recognition allows black market billboard to avoid the police.

1000 pains = 1 Megahertz