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Comment: Re:The solution is obvious (Score 1) 537

Which is why I use a Nexus phone. It's the reference hardware. Even if you have the AT&T branded Nexus 6, it's unlockable and rootable, while on contract. I don't understand the point of buying a non-Google Android device.

I've looked at them, and I just never saw anything that made me think "that's clearly so much better and cheaper than the Google device that I should be reliant on the manufacturer and carrier to support it."

Comment: Re:But how did it happen? (Score 5, Insightful) 361

by meta-monkey (#48907237) Attached to: Windows 10: Charms Bar Removed, No Start Screen For Desktops

And there's no "grown-up" alternative. Back in the day you didn't run Windows 95 - ME at the office. You used NT.

If they'd made a vanilla, office-friendly version of Windows 8 called "Windows 8 NT" or whatever else, that kept the same interface as 7, they might convince some corporate IT departments to upgrade. But when you've got a staff of 10,000 plus, and you're looking at rolling out a new OS with a completely different interface, at the minimum you're taking a huge productivity hit while people figure this new thing out, and at worst you're springing for new training.

I can only imagine how many billions of dollars in productivity were lost when they switched to the Ribbon in Office. It's as if millions of voices suddenly cried out "where's the edit menu?" and were suddenly confused...

Comment: Re:Terrible names (Score 1) 361

by meta-monkey (#48907023) Attached to: Windows 10: Charms Bar Removed, No Start Screen For Desktops

Particularly when they're all the same thing, with no sense of order. At least Android goes up a letter each time, so you know "KitKat" comes before "Lollipop."

But OS X and the cats? Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, fucking Ocelot whatever. All that shit means is I have to go lookup the fucking 10.x number so I know if it'll run on my wife's computer.

Comment: Re:They better be damn sure we're not home... (Score 5, Funny) 383

Sir David Omand and the GCHQ happen to reside on the other side of the pond.

And you think that's going to stop them?! Just let them Redcoats come back and try that shit in Alabama and we'll kick their asses again, just like we did in dubya-dubya-tew.

Comment: Re:Good (Score 2) 383

Sssshhhh! Don't tell them we might actually like something they'd do, or they won't do it!

"Ohhhhh puuuuhleeeeeaze Brer Omand, whutevah you do, don't throw us in that targeted-spying-on-actual-terrorists-instead-of-everybody patch!"

It broke down at the end there, but you get the idea.

Comment: Re:Where Does He Stand On the Issues? (Score 1) 119

by meta-monkey (#48904327) Attached to: Fark's Drew Curtis Running For Governor of Kentucky

I really wanted to do the "boycott the reds and blues" thing last November. So I seriously looked at my alternative for my state governor. It was a libertarian who wanted to establish our own state currency backed by gold. Sigh.

Great, so now instead of Fucker vs Fucker it's Fuckers vs Nuts. Is there somebody worth electing, anywhere?

Comment: Re:Think of the children! (Score 1) 401

We don't need more "Think of the children!" witch hunts; our society has too many of those already.

Yeah, when did Anonymous turn into the lapdog of the FBI? Back when Anonymous had actual hackers (before they were busted by the FBI), they went after evil government and corporate shit (think Stratfor). Now....terrorists and pedos?

They've turned into Chester and Spike.

"Oh, oh, oh hey, hey FBI, wanna fight the establishment? Ehhh? Ehhh? Government corruption, FBI?! Eh eh?!"

"Naaaahhh" *SLAP*.

"Oh, oh, yeah, yeah that wouldn't be no fun no fun...hey, hey FBI, wanna get pedos, FBI?! Ehhhh? Ehhh? Pedos?!"

"Pedos?! Where...."

Comment: Re:Encryption? (Score 1) 189

by meta-monkey (#48904037) Attached to: Google Handed To FBI 3 Wikileaks Staffers' Emails, Digital Data

It isn't like anybody thinks the NSA has some psychic that just controls the minds of sysadmins from halfway around the globe.

What do you think the tinfoil hats are for?

Come to think of it, the whole "tinfoil hat to block the mind control rays" thing is a complete psy-op. Wouldn't wrapping your head in tinfoil make you more susceptible to mind control rays, like wadding up tinfoil on your TV antenna?!

Those who claim the dead never return to life haven't ever been around here at quitting time.