"Tried" several times to patch an error but "couldn't". "Coincidence" that it is planning to retire the platform. Smells a lot like planned obsolescence. Helps sell more junk products that become useless faster. Buy a new one!
That's what I have. Pretty much every cybercafe has deep freeze. It works perfectly, uses basically no ram, there is no slowdown. Turned off all autoupdates, removed the antivirus. Box never changes anything, boots the same every time. Occasionally I disable it and update all the stuff, but it generally runs somewhat outdated versions. There will be crap infecting sometimes, but only until you reboot.
Freeze all system changes except saving into the the documents folder. There are a number of programs to do it, seems the most popular is Deep Freeze. It allows all system changes, but after reboot it is all gone. Some tweaking will allow making a few things persistent, such as the documents.
It's their own fault if Dell, HP, and friends created a business plan that depends on the entire population tossing out their computer within 24 months, and that no longer happens. They should have made better products rather than relying on Microsoft to make their previous models become slow in a short time.
Enough of this nonsense about planned obsolescence and waste being needed to "create jobs" or "help the economy". That's code for making people waste their money and resources.
The government can just print more money. Then those dollars go sit in some foreign bank account, so it doesn't affect inflation immediately. Then some electronic currencies appear, make national currencies worthless, and the whole financial world explodes. Then we go back to creating local neighborhood markets, planting food in the backyard, and trading based on barter because no money of any kind is trusted by anyone.
Agreed, it's better if people try to be independent and do things rather than complain about the government, corporations, and whatever else there is to complain of. Everyone can form a group of people to generate their own power, setup their own internet local subnet, produce some of their own things, run their own small shared transportation, etc.
has anyone found another possible _deposit_ location for all the rubbish and toxic waste we're producing?.
A huge amount of products and processes are just waste.
Economics, politics, etc try to stimulate, encourage, reward the production of more. More of whatever. Generally, more waste. In my view, we need to address this waste-stimulation.
As it is, generating waste is directly linked to generating product, profit, jobs, and taxes. That link needs to stop.
That's all there is to say.
Nuclear will work. There are several options though. But technology will be created to meet whatever challenge is imposed. If all coal and oil disappeared, there would be technologies to replace it all in a heartbeat. It would require rebuilding huge amounts of infrastructure, generating tons of jobs. There are already lots of options, even if someone wanted to generate all their own energy, it is actually possible for lots of folks.
The only reason we use so much oil and coal is because their lobby/marketing/PR gets their way. Every option that comes forward gets attacked in lots of ways.
It would be more useful to talk about the science, technology, economics on the issue. The politicking is killing the country.
It's been deemed acceptable to gather data on the entire population - though still illegal.
Proportionally, it's acceptable to gather data on everyone in any position of power. Though still illegal.
It's the only way to even the game.
Like it or not, privacy is unenforceable. We can fiddle with our settings so they leak less data, but there is still lots of data given out, and leaking, just by having a cellphone, credit card, car, job, name and ID.
The battle now, is to end the privacy/secrecy for THEM. In other words, get gov't transparency, corporate transparency.
They won't give it up easy, their one-way information flow.
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