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Comment: There is one advantage to this (Score 0) 415

by mrjimorg (#48556611) Attached to: Microsoft's New Windows Monetization Methods Could Mean 'Subscriptions'
If this had been in place a few years ago, then when Microsoft changed the desktop metro, people buying computers would have been able to subscribe to the Win7 instead of 8 which would have forced Microsoft to abandon it's horrid change. Other than that, I see this as being bad for the consumers...... So I guess that means it will happen. I can't wait for my system to fail to boot because MS cannot confirm that I've paid my OS rent due to the fact that I don't has a network connection at my client's site.

Comment: Re:As usual ... (Score 1) 172

by mrjimorg (#48186615) Attached to: Microsoft Gearing Up To Release a Smartwatch of Its Own
Just goes to show that you can spend a lot of money and get little in result. Seriously, can anyone tell me 1 innovative thing about the Surface? Something that a cheap Chinese manufacturer couldn't have thought of, but for less cost?
Don't get me wrong, Microsoft does some great research - C#, .net, and Singularity - all pretty cool. But they fail in turning this into great products.

Comment: Re:Wait, what? (Score 2) 191

by mrjimorg (#48056501) Attached to: Silk Road Lawyers Poke Holes In FBI's Story
Quote: But if they are a large enough business (even if not a "monopoly", take Wal Mart for instance) does it really matter
Yes. I occasionally shop at WalMart. I wish they paid their employees more, but they're not "evil" by my standards - if someone gave you the option of getting $10,000 or having that money given to a WalMart employee, what would you choose? If you would choose the employee then I would call you a hypocrite - you always have the option of walking into a WalMart and giving money to employees.
If WalMart did something offensive to me I would shop elsewhere. I have a choice as to whether or not I want to give them my business/money. Contrast that with the government which forces itself on me and takes my money without my consent. If I chose to deny them my wealth they would send people to collect it by any means necessary up to and including killing me to get it.

Comment: Ever used Sandboxie? (Score 1) 577

by mrjimorg (#48047617) Attached to: Will Windows 10 Finally Address OS Decay?
There are situations where your being held hostage - if you want xyz then you have to download and run this app. If you need xyz then your forced to comprimise the integrity of your system. This shouldn't be the case. Sandboxie has a system in which you can run those apps in a box, then choose what you want to bring over from that box (xyz) without bringing over everything (bad virus). I used this in order to get Minecraft mods for my son from evil websites like iLivid.
If sandboxie-like functionality was built into the core OS then it's a simple matter to fix issues on grandma's computer when she installs EVILVIRUS in order to get a recipe. If the gui is clean and clear then grandma can fix it herself. It also presents a clean system to the sandboxed app so the virus can't steal your private info.
If Microsoft had any sense "if(0)" then they would use this technology along with the containers idea from docker as their future installation mechanism. This also make differential backups much easier. It win win win all over the place.

Comment: Compared to DK2 (Score 1) 25

by mrjimorg (#47966885) Attached to: Vrvana's Totem HMD Puts a Camera Over Each Eye
Kickstarter begin 3 days be Occulus announced their Crescent Bay which has vastly improved resolution. I have a DK2 and as immersive as it is, the resolution is definitely an issue, and this is the same resolution as the Vrvana one. The cameras are nice though- the ability to switch between the 2 is useful. The only other thing that would be a god-send would be a 2d->3d button for when a 2d image is sent to the vr headset which you are required to see, but due to lens cannot.

Comment: Re:When the cat's absent, the mice rejoice (Score 2) 286

This reminds me of an interview with the lead designer of Google Glass who was demonstrating that our current laws are problematic. If you were in a park streaming from your glasses and turned to look in the direction of a noise and saw a man raping a child, then you would be guilty of distributing and would face a worse punishment than the man who is committing the crime!

Comment: Poor Math Skills (Score 1) 171

by mrjimorg (#47880307) Attached to: Universal Big Bang Lithium Deficit Confirmed
"there is about three times less lithium in stars than expected"
It's my pet peeve that people speak like this- it just shows that they don't understand basic math. If the researchers expect 1 trillion tons of lithium, then "Three times less" would be 3*(1 trillion tons). "Three times less" would be 1trillion - 3*(1trillion) = -2 trillion tons of lithium. OMG, this explains all that dark matter that we've heard about- there's anti-lithium everywhere!
The correct phrasing would be "A third as much as expected". I can't take articles like this seriously when it presented by someone who fails to understand basic math!

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