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Comment What is this for? (Score 1) 205

I don't like any of the ways this can happen. It's MY computer, I built it and sometimes I like to install Windows. Sometimes I like to play with Linux. Sometimes I like to play with overclocking and keep rebooting until it actually stays usable for more than 5 minutes. The fact that there is an exploit is good. The fact that M$ is actually trying to screw us is bad, they will try harder every year. I have never actually had a computer virus.

Comment Re:Cmon (Score 1) 164

I have 3 cars, built between 1968 and 1977. They fit 4 normal size humans, do over 75mph and weigh less than 550Kg. Compared to a Smart car that weighs 750Kg and only holds 2 people?? That's progress!!
These cars are great fun, easy to work on and still usable.

Reliant Kitten

Reliant Rebel

Comment Re:billions and billions (Score 1) 86

For the same cost they could have filled a warehouse with medical records and hired a bunch of dropouts to ride around on Segways pulling files and using a high-tech fax machine to deliver medical records on demand to doctors the world over for the next hundred years until a system of electronic medical records that isn't fraught with problems was invented.

Needs modding up!!!

Comment Re:Case of the Mondays.... (Score 1) 134

But if you paid someone to mow your lawn and they goofed for an hour wouldn't you be upset?

Not if the lawn got done. There is a definite task to complete, I don't care if it takes them all day and, to be honest, I wouldn't be sitting there timing them. The quicker they do the lawn, the quicker they can go and earn more money doing someone else's lawn - more fool them if they goof off.

I, however, work hard so that the company earns more money - not me. So I don't give a shit.

"Help Mr. Wizard!" -- Tennessee Tuxedo