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Comment: No shit (Score 2) 190

by Sycraft-fu (#48042563) Attached to: Will Windows 10 Finally Address OS Decay?

I've found that there are really no issues with regards to running a new OS for long periods of time. There was a time when regular reinstalls were a part of my regimen but that is long past. I reinstall only when there's a specific need. That doesn't mean I just put up with a slow computer either, I demand very fast performance from my systems. A reinstall just isn't needed to maintain that.

Likewise, components have gotten much better, and upgrades more incremental, so I've found the need to buy new hardware that would necessitate a reinstall to be less.

My guess? This person either has crap on their system that causes issues, or this is just a "magic incantation" they've always done for supposedly better performance without understanding or examination.

Comment: Re:How important is that at this point? (Score 1) 190

by hairyfeet (#48042181) Attached to: Adobe Photoshop Is Coming To Linux, Through Chromebooks
Uhhh...nearly every router out there will let you set rules and set up devices which are not allowed to reach the outside, all you have to do is use 'em. For the record it was a $30 Trendnet so if I could set one up using that no name POS surely you can do so too?

And sorry if I didn't make it clear but that is the point of the VLAN, the 2K box can talk to the Win 7 box but CAN NOT reach the WWW, whereas the Win 7 box not only can reach the 2K but also the net.

Comment: The bigger Problem is their "updates" (Score 2, Informative) 190

by Opportunist (#48042031) Attached to: Will Windows 10 Finally Address OS Decay?

Sadly the way updates work with MS they become the far bigger problem. You can easily see this by installing a "clean" system, examine its timing (please don't even think about using system internal benchmarks...), then patch it and notice just how much speed you suddenly miss.

That's a problem you probably won't solve quickly...

Comment: Re:No (Score 1) 64

by Opportunist (#48041951) Attached to: Hundreds of Police Agencies Distributing Spyware and Keylogger

Really? Wow, I've been living in a totalitarian state the past decades and didn't even notice it. How odd that I could easily travel to the US.

Dude, get your facts straight before you make yourself look like a douche. "Socialism" is a big bad word in the US, but the rest of the world uses it to laugh about you and your irrational fear of something you don't even know.

Comment: Re:PIGS (Score 1) 64

by Opportunist (#48041935) Attached to: Hundreds of Police Agencies Distributing Spyware and Keylogger

And this is what actually is the threat here. The police used to be the "serve and protect" kind of guys. Ya know, back when I was young, there was still a lot of respect and also trust in them. Seeing a policeman walking down the road was something that made you feel safe, secure, protected. It was really a good feeling to know that these people are out and about, you could approach them for aid and even when they knocked at your door, for most people this wasn't something that concerned them. At worst it could mean that someone you knew is either in hospital or had an accident or something like that.

That has changed a lot in the past decade or two.

Comment: Internet of Stupidity (Score 1) 27

by PopeRatzo (#48041901) Attached to: Factory IoT Saves Intel $9 Million

This story has pretty much nothing to do with the "Internet of Things" they are trying to sell us.

I seriously doubt that any of the WiFi sensors in Intel's machinery required an account with a third party company which then collected data on how Intel used their machines.

We already have an Internet of Things. It's called, "things".

Comment: Re:Dear MS (Score 1) 631

by Opportunist (#48041755) Attached to: Microsoft Announces Windows 10

There is exactly no synergy effect between desktop and handheld devices. There isn't even the same kind of market between them. Look at the appliances on the desktop, then look at the "same" kind of tools on handhelds. Can you imagine using the same user interface on both? Or wouldn't you rather think that the appliance that uses the UI of one on the other is "doing it wrong"?

For reference, see Windows 8. Or WinCE for the reverse. It just doesn't work right, look right or feel right.

There is also not the same market in any other area, be it games, development (just in case anyone is crazy enough to actually develop software on a cellphone...) or ANY other area. It just doesn't work that way.

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