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Comment: Majority leaders home district (Score 1) 106

That is politics for you.

Fact is no one wants the waste near them and distrust government and experts. Thank 3 mile island, chernoybl, and even the non nuclear deep water horizon. Promises of safety and advances for all 3 yet failures with lasting consequences create a boy crying wolf scenario whether justified or not.

Comment: again for the naysayers (Score -1, Redundant) 195

by Billly Gates (#48928095) Attached to: Adobe's Latest Zero-Day Exploit Repurposed, Targeting Adult Websites

Just because someone is infected doesn't mean they are idiots who click on attachments.

Heaven forbid too if you think your safe with no AV protection either as this shows your not. AV is not perfect but can certainly stop a payload in 90% of cases for non 0 day exploits

Comment: Re:Butt FUCKING UGLY (Score 1) 207

by Billly Gates (#48922979) Attached to: Latest Windows 10 Preview Build Brings Slew of Enhancements

We will see.

I hated the sterile look of 8.1 and I find 10 does bring darker colors in. It is not finished yet. You can have minimalism and still have color. The art professors who are pioneering this new way mention more emphasis on video and color. Not all blinding white like office 2013.

Rounded corners are gone. You can thank Apple for owning a patent on it for that as it is expensive to license the idea of using a shape. gradients and shine like the WIndows 7 bar? That looks to be gone. It may not be too bad.

MacOSX Yosemite does this new look rather well with a little translucency left where it does not look like glass and still has plenty of color.

Comment: Re:Wow so negative here (Score 1) 207

by Billly Gates (#48922953) Attached to: Latest Windows 10 Preview Build Brings Slew of Enhancements

I kind of look at an OS as a whole environment.

As a desktop I can see your point. I do like Skydrive as a backup tool and access to share data between my computers and my phone.

These things you hate I kind of would like in a mobile platform on the road for weather as an example or asking it for directions for someplace. I love Google cards on my phone. It tells when I get up how long my commute to work is. It knows I am traveling and always giving an ETA to the airport. It even checks slashdot so I can browse the news.

On a netbook this would be cool. Maybe not so much on a desktop. Do I think Cortana is going to spy on me when I do not use it? Not really. Not anymore than my phone could in my pocket with Google Now.

This is what I dreamed computers would do when I watched Star Trek the next generation as a kid. If I can minimize the apps I would not mind youtube or playing music while I work. But different strokes for different folks right?

Comment: Wow so negative here (Score 3, Insightful) 207

by Billly Gates (#48921511) Attached to: Latest Windows 10 Preview Build Brings Slew of Enhancements

Yes this is a Linux oriented site yada yada.

But why so strong resistance to change on a technology site of all places? Does anyone else find this weird? Never in my wildest dreams would I picture slashdot turn into +5 comments with "CHANGE FOR THE SAKE OF CHANGE etc" I ask because I am curious and wonder if I am alone? You would not expect to see comments in a fashion oriented blog like "NEW LOOK FOR THE SAKE OF NEW LOOKS" be posted as an example.

It kind of saddens me a little bit as we computer geeks came here because we love technology and like to have new new things. Now that is uncool and I have seen it become more prevalent in other articles. Is it age or just scarred from experience?

What happened?

Anyway my unbiased 2 cents ...

I think this would be a good upgrade for a notebook or tablet. Much improved battery life and the ability to run Netflix and Hulu on the road is really cool. As long as the applets are not like Windows 8 and I can do work too I am fine if they can integrate.

For the desktop? I see little reason to upgrade. Windows 7 works fine. However for those reading my previous paragraphs I do not hate 10. I just think it offers little value besides enhanced security over 7. I probably will upgrade next fall after it stabilizes since the upgrade is free.Now if I bought a new computer with it on it I would not downgrade it. Can't say the same with Windows 8.1 though :-)

On my i7 4770k I have to say I find it faster and more responsive than 7. It was surprisingly stable with just 1 bug with nvidia if I do the dual screen 4k hack to stretch it. A MUST if you already ahve 8.

It is nice modest upgrade for desktop users and a BIG upgrade for mobile users.

Comment: Re: Sucks to be you (Score 0) 224

by Billly Gates (#48921353) Attached to: YouTube Ditches Flash For HTML5 Video By Default

If it is not cost effective and upgrading offers no ROI why should a business change?

They are there to make money by cutting costs and raising revenue. Not to show off chics at Starbucks how cool your browser is with neato effects.

Sorry but HTML 5 is not ready at this time. Also school kids will be screwed as tax payers refuse to upgrade these systems and teachers systems are coded for older versions of IE. No way in hell will you convince the tax payers to upgrade something that already works. Therefore the kids can't research music now.


Everybody likes a kidder, but nobody lends him money. -- Arthur Miller