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Comment Re: They don't need to be up there (Score 0) 107

I hope you don't do any banking on your system. I use gwx control panel so I can still get my security updates without the nagware.

FYI Windows 10 is a little buggy but won't be bad once 10.1 Redstone comes out this summer to fix more of the bugs. MS has no plans for Windows 11 and want it macosx like with .1 updates each year. You're going to use it eventually whether you like it or not. Might as well go with Redstone while it is still free.

I like last.fm and crackle while I work and it's where the future is heading. Windows 7 is only a few years towards EOL.

XP and Vista were buggy too when new. Eventually they morphed to XP sp2 and 7 which were most solid ever

Comment Re:Not Really a Textualist (Score 1) 740

He started with a partisan conclusion, then worked backwards to find support, frequently twisting logic beyond its breaking point.

You just described to a T the bad old activist Supreme Court. The one that made laws without any consent from the governed. It's just sad that your hyperpartisanship blinds you to when your own side performs despicable acts.

Comment Re: What should happen but won't (Score 1) 740

Great so you want Evangelical Christians who are the most active voting block to vote for supreme court nominees? You think it is bad now it will get worse as the GOP primaries for half of the government caters to this crowd.

There is a reason they are not elected and my evidence is they are the only branch of government left operational

Comment Democrats are sitting pretty. (Score 3, Insightful) 740

It looks to me like Democrats/progressives/liberals are sitting pretty. The Republicans are down one Justice - let's call a spade a spade here - so as long as the seat remains empty the other side is that much better off. And ISTM that there's not much prospect that the next president will be Republican, and the Democrats may pick up a few Senate seats as well. So the smart Republicans may be well advised to get the best deal they can get now rather than putting it off. But the reactionary caucus will ensure that that doesn't happen.

Comment Re:Makes sense (Score 1) 173

And projects, launches, etc as well. Nothing drains the life out of an employee or group faster than being constantly put in projects or launches that are promised with unreasonable timelines or expectations. When the final hour comes, you enter a death march often followed by anger at a product that either failed or was incomplete.

This seems to be *VERY* common in the video-game industry, and contributes greatly to employee burnout.

Comment Re:Great (Score 1) 44

I guess us Europeans have no need to whine, as we don't have such caps. Don't recall ever having one (I live in Finland). The terms of service generally include a right to throttle the connection in extreme situations, though it's hard to tell if this has ever happened to me. There are so many variables once the traffic is outside your ISP's network. We also understand the ISP may not have a total capacity equal to the sum of customer speeds. But this has little to do with monthly caps, unless you only think of data rates in monthly averages.

Comment Uh huh... (Score 4, Interesting) 213

Some researchers argue that autonomous weapons would commit fewer battlefield atrocities than human beings [...]

No, it's just that if an autonomous weapon does it, it would be more difficult to call it an "atrocity". If a dozen villagers are killed because of a minefield that some idiot decided should go near where they live, the only reason you can't call that a "massacre" is that there was no human making the targeting decision.

In the 1920s, there were some who argued that aerial bombing would be more humane because they could be far more precise than field artillery, hitting only the target that you want to hit. Look how well that worked out.

Comment Re:Solution? (Score 1) 146

Yaknow, I've been around enough British people and frankly I think that their 'sarcasm' is frequently not sarcasm at all, but bitterness and hate directed outward. Then, when called out on it, you just say "I was just taking the piss mate" and pretend to be offended. 30 seconds later, right back to making horrible comments. I really don't think it's sarcasm.

Comment Re:Never seen so many allergies in people (Score 1) 134

You realize that today even the poorest of the poor live like kings compared to Neanderthals? What were gay rights like under Neanderthal rule? How about women's liberation? Yeah, that's what I thought. Another left-wing fanatic who who won't change his mind and won't change the subject.

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