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Comment Re:Good (Score 1) 627 627

I've never seen a Windows system that was broken by an update.

I have. I never do updates until the following weekend when I have time to deal with an issue. I also keep my workstation online for days on end with work which I can pick up remotely where ever I happen to be. A reboot is not a desired option in the middle of a work week when I have no time to deal with a mess up.

I can't afford to be a guinea pig.

Comment Too late... (Score 1) 573 573

It's okay for radio to play it but not stream it? Stupid and ignorant.
I already have everything he has done. for a long time. I will listen to it how I want to listen to it when I want to listen to it.
On my phone, tablet, radio, 8-track tape, via my cat ... he sounds good by the way...

Comment Re:annoying downgrade, ingores major usage pattern (Score 1) 101 101

I find it really ironic that Google, a company so used to being the new hotness upstart company, is so willfully ignoring usage patterns of a significant minority comprising "the youth" and people on the wrong side of the internet divide, and much of the third world, and anyone without a data plan outside of wifi range.

I'm sure Google is very aware of the usage patterns as they track everything they do. As for ignoring the wrong side of the Internet device and much of the third world, that isn't their business, they are an Internet business and almost everything they do is based on that. If you don't have access to the Internet, most of their stuff doesn't work.

As for a calendar entry, unless it is brand new, you will have sync'd the calendar entry and unless you CHOSE to silence the scheduled time alert, you will still get alerted even if you have no WiFi or Internet access. There are also a lot more options to dealing with a calendar entry than a simple SMS message. You can control how soon you get notified, repeat notifications, options on how to get notifications etc..

SMS, is just text message you can stop unless you want to black list the number and you can't choose when or how much time in advance you want that notification.

As for your kid's french tutor, sounds like they need someone to help them make a better process. A calendar entry for your kid's scheduled appointment, shouldn't include other peoples schedules in it.
 

Comment Taking lead from the Republican-right to extreme (Score 0) 981 981

Texas conservatives have seized control of the state Board of Education, using it as a platform to rewrite education standards to reflect a more conservative, "Godly" point of view and to demand that textbooks be rewritten to conform with those standards.

http://www.ajc.com/weblogs/jay...

Or...

Texas proposes rewriting school text books to deny man made climate change

http://www.theguardian.com/env...

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