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Comment: info only (Score 1) 273

by no-body (#46443353) Attached to: Snowden Says No One Listened To 10 Attempts To Raise Concerns At NSA

This is a Snowden video interview:

I don't know if that has been posted here before nor if the claim that NONE of US media have published this or if it was removed from YouTube shortly after publishing.
For what it's worth. Informative for sure, seen as it stands.

Comment: US Patriotism (Score 1) 288

by no-body (#46418465) Attached to: How Ireland Got Apple's $9 Billion Australian Profit

Totally missing on those $-addicts.
Seems to come with their genetics.
Not even sure if the word "patriotism" is the right term here. Maybe patriotism is including to cheat in taxes.
Nevertheless, people hate the taxman because they distrust the receivers - government.
So, it's an ingrained fad to reduce tax payments as much as possible.
Stash it away in Grand Cayman, Switzerland and hope you don't get caught. That's the smaller guys.
The larger whales in this game are doing it legally by feeding part of their stash to "friends" who implement "good rules" for them and don't touch their undertakings.
And there we have it... maximize $$ at any price to the top of the pyramid.

Is the school/university system with all the financial burdens on the future of participants and inequality a consequence of this? Maybe, who knows...

Comment: Re:Free 8.1? (Score 2) 392

by no-body (#46375867) Attached to: Free (Gratis) Version of Windows Could Be a Reality Soon

Well, my "downgrade" from W 8.1 wasn't smooth at all. I take raw partition images as FS backups and after restore, the W 8 didn't like itself any longer and failed to boot.
The "repair" feature of the W8 install disk was trying all night and in the morning it concluded that it can't fix itself. A W 7 install/repair fixed the W8 boot failure malaise in minutes which got me quite amused.

Comment: Free 8.1? (Score 3, Interesting) 392

by no-body (#46373447) Attached to: Free (Gratis) Version of Windows Could Be a Reality Soon

update on top of W8 that is..

Experience so far:

Acrobat reader crashes reliably
Essential VPN in VMware images no longer works.

Restore W 8 from backup

Cost? Lots of time lost on this BS!

Maybe they need to give it away for free so people are less upset if they get burnt - you get what you pay for and get sucked on with ads and/or giving up your privacy.

Ah - and this BING desktop or whatever it is was never installed.

As of next Thursday, UNIX will be flushed in favor of TOPS-10. Please update your programs.