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Comment: Not OS decay, service/app bloat (Score 1) 439

by gatfirls (#48042359) Attached to: Will Windows 10 Finally Address OS Decay?

Pretty much every app wants to have some update service or helper or whatever. Most of the time "cleaning" a PC that's dragging is a simple as running msconfig and unchecking most of the startup app and services.

I usually get a "b-bbut the last guy/tech/business said I have to reformat and reinstall! :( "

Comment: Re:Too be fair... (Score 1) 279

by gatfirls (#47977519) Attached to: CDC: Ebola Cases Could Reach 1.4 Million In 4 Months

I it all depends on the context, really. Was it a large majority of the populace that acted or felt that way or was it a bunch of local thugs? Did they announce their intent beforehand or just show up unannounced so the people had no idea what the intent was?

I guess my point is that I'm not going to write off whole populations of people because the actions of a few. There are and always will be risks in dealing in tribal areas that have been used and abuse for centuries. Maybe better organization and security could mitigate the dangers? I don't know, but I have a feeling the answer is yes.

Comment: Too be fair... (Score 2) 279

by gatfirls (#47977173) Attached to: CDC: Ebola Cases Could Reach 1.4 Million In 4 Months

At lot of the mistrust of outside people in those regions is very, very well deserved. Even when it's their own "government".

And your sentiment isn't really a new idea it's pretty much how the world has treated most of Africa for a really long time, the same Africa most of the world has exploited for long periods at one time or another.

Comment: Re:Traditional crimes (Score 4, Informative) 140

by gatfirls (#47883207) Attached to: Accused Ottawa Cyberbully Facing 181 Charges Apologizes

Free expression includes this?

Anonymously emailing false comments that a woman was having marital problems
Suggesting another woman had an abortion instead of a miscarriage
Creating a fake Facebook profile of a man whom he said was abused as a child
Falsely suggesting a man had committed crimes and that information was sent to relatives outside the country
Anonymously mailing false comments that a man supported the Nazi party and was a pedophile
Making false claims that a woman had produced pornography and engaged in bizarre sexual acts
Creating a false online profile suggesting a woman worked as an exotic dancer

Comment: Fully autonomous, no but.... (Score 1) 506

by gatfirls (#47761033) Attached to: California DMV Told Google Cars Still Need Steering Wheels

I can see the early days there being "enhanced cruise control" type thing that people can be licensed for that can be used on freeways only in the near future. I would basically be cruise control that can brake and accelerate and then maybe steering capabilities included, etc.

I don't think it would be possible to have some mix of fully autonomous cars with regular ones on the road at any time.

Work continues in this area. -- DEC's SPR-Answering-Automaton