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Comment Re: Now that's just evil (Score 1) 515

" get used to fighting with settings to turn it all off"

Yeah, we call that "Locking down the OS" and I don't want to be on the team that will have to do that here.
No, this Gov Shop is full of seasoned techs that would love to see everything go Linux and open office...no profits, just upgrading costs.
Saving the day ? We can't even get enough people to look at Politician's Platforms in an intelligent manner pre-voting, how the hell
are you going to get that many people to look at their processes in task manager once in a while, or understand they're being lead
astray into 1984 with this ?

Comment Re:Yeah most buggy with no qa team (Score 1) 193

Windows ME was awesome. (if you bothered to update the bios)
Our calls dropped by almost 50% at the MS Callcenter I worked at in the day.
Between restore points and registry backups that didn't make it into Win2000, it srayed
on my home PC's until XP SP1 R23 since the first SP's were the pits.

Comment Public Fail (Score 1) 193

They've been trying to get us back onto Terminals for two decades, looks like they might win this time.
If the public buys into a service versus a product, we can wave the white flag on any privacy we had left, and censorship
will be just another feature down the road (everyone forgot about the AOL browser I guess).

The rest of us will continue on linux and have 10/8/7 on secondaries to support our Clients, but hell if we don't crap
on it at every turn for being a Trojan Horse OS.

In Windows 10, OS Trojans you !

Comment Dig a big hole and get ready (Score 1) 47

" that do not exist in nature and inserted them into a living organism"

GMO's aren't the problem, how we use them is.....now this ?
There's a reason to believe in the complexity of Evolution's tests and trials.
When we start mucking around with building blocks like this let's hope we remember that we don't
really know how this lego set will act once it's built up....really interesting though I must admit.

(GMOs belongs in Labs and Cures, not in crops or Livestock)

Comment Getting too old for this (Score 1) 45

Yes let's all go to the Magic Cloud !
Where security is a marshmallow and your rights are blueberry fuzz !
The NSA would love you to go, and so would the providers that will charge you peanuts until the ransom demands....

Hey, Keep it local, keep it safe, and if you must have outside access layer the heck out of it, but never, ever gives the
keys to the kingdom to anyone else.....

Everyone is rushing to put all their eggs in the same basket.
Somewhere saving money on infrastructure thwarted common sense.

Comment Re:Of course... (Score 1) 669

That "something" might have been Nothing.
Attributing that event or non event to God or any God is just nonsensical and part of your upbringing only.
The "Magic Man done it" approach is not an answer, it's a cop out.
It has no basis in reality. Everything could just have been here all along....

The Big Bang and the instant inflation could be a cycle of events that we cannot understand via our short lifespans...

There are more interesting creation myths on the shelves anyways.. http://www.desy.de/gna/interpedia/greek_myth/creation.html

"In the beginning there was only chaos. Then out of the void appeared Erebus, the unknowable place where death dwells, and Night. All else was empty, silent, endless, darkness. Then somehow Love was born bringing a start of order. From Love came Light and Day. Once there was Light and Day, Gaea, the earth appeared."

The Greeks were awesome.

"We learn from history that we learn nothing from history." -- George Bernard Shaw

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