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Comment Re:Yes, unprovoked (Score 1) 202 202

Only a Tesla fangirl would get all twisted up in knots over the episode.

Only a Top Gear fangirl would think that Top Gear is a car show that reviews cars.

It si not about the cars. They could just as easily insult celebrities or trees all the time.

It is basically Grumpy Old Man.

Are you saying that it's a TV car analogy of some show like Jersey Shore?

Comment Re:I found this bit quite funny (Score 1) 255 255

Want to start Handbrake? Tap start > Type "han" > Hit enter. Want to start Word? Tap start > type "wo" > hit enter.

I can do most of these faster than anyone can even take their hand off the keyboard and move it to the mouse.

I hazard to say that many people's workflow would be taking their hands off their mouse and having to type. In those cases, any reliance on Search is a drawback to workflow.

Comment Re:When *I* have control (Score 1) 257 257

...over which updates are installed and when, then I'll consider upgrading the gaming machine. Forcing auto-update is probably ok for grandma, but I'm an IT professional that actively maintains my machines and as such I do not want to give up that control.

Pretty sure the answer to that will be to set up and run your own Active Directory domain, and you'll be able to control everything as you like. That seems to be MS's solution to any desire to control the desktop: "Go into Active Directory and make the needed changes for what you want to control."

Comment Missing Enterprise Option (Score 1) 257 257

My personal answer will be when the vendors supplying the applications I use have vetted and cleared Win10 for use, systems have been upgraded, application have been tested together, the image has been created, and we have been given needed resources to make the desktop install/upgrades and do user training (which will usually show that Win7 is holding the enterprise back somehow, so I guess, technically "when forced to" is sort of the proper answer).

Comment Re:How many LifeLock employees? (Score 1) 57 57

Disagree. It was unethical when I did it. It may not have been illegal yet, and our hospital system (privacy clueless in the era before HIPAA) never told the folks in IT NOT to pry around the databases, medical records or stacks of bills we produced, but poking around people's personal business was still was an unethical invasion of privacy. Fortunately, I've "grown ethics" in the 20-odd years since I was a teenager, and there are better legal and technical deterrents and preventatives to this type of thing now.

Well, you do not grow "ethics", the are provided to you by the policies you work or otherwise act under. "Ethics" are following those rules as provided to you when you agree to work for somebody. Legalities are according to the law and are separate from ethics. Morals are your own personal code whether you adopt one that is provided to you by something like a religion or philosophy or not. If you personally disagree with what you did, it would have been immoral. If it was against your work policies at the time, it would have been unethical. If it was against the law at the time, it would have been illegal. At least, that is how it was explained by our ethics officer at work in the two hour meeting I had to sit through a few weeks ago.

Comment Re:Or let us keep our hard-earned money (Score 1) 571 571

The govt shouldn't be in the business of trying to mold or target my behavior. I fail to find in the US Constitution where that is one of its few, enumerated responsibilities and rights...

You're looking for the General Welfare Clause, which has been a hotly debated topic since shortly after the constitution was ratified if not before.

Comment Re:Entire government departments should work this (Score 1) 106 106

The question I have on all that is where is the other 300k going because THAT appears to be going for "pictures and websites"... and that simply baffles me.

Besides restoration, the plan also includes documentation of the suit including photos, a 3D scan, online display of that 3D scan, climate controlled case, and special stand for the suit that will climate control the inside of the suit also so it can all be ready for the 50th anniversary in 2019.

Link to BBC

Another video that is a bit longer that states that the documentation will also include a research into the complete history of the suit and address the price question.

Comment Re:Face palm. (Score 1) 106 106

Idiot. Alright - WTF is in that suit that people haven't been preserving for hundreds of years already?

As posted upthread, they don't know. The records are incomplete. They'll have to start by hiring a historian to try and find out what it is made out of, what changes have been made to the suit, and what condition it was in when it was on the moon. If they can't they'll have to find somebody who can find out in a non-destructive way. Then they'll need somebody to figure out how to preserve it as well as somebody to do the work. Then comes taking the 3D scan of the thing. Then they'll probably also need somebody to make stands for it, set it up, and transport everything. Add in a project manager as well as somebody else that will have to manage the KS as all those people who donated money will be wanting updates as well as the stuff they were promised. There's salary for about ten professionals before even talking about what actual equipment is needed.

Comment Re:During Pluto's day - how light is it? (Score 1) 63 63

I suppose I could do the math, but since I'm lazy... if it were possible for you to be standing on the daylight side of Pluto, does anyone know how bright/dark would it be? Is there enough light that you'd be able to see the terrain, at least dimly?

I did the math once based on the supposed camera settings they were shooting at, and from my experience since I do concert photography, it was about as much light as a band on stage lit by four red stage lights which seems to be the minimum standard.

Comment Re:New rule (Score 1) 113 113

Yeah, we've got a programmer in our group that we played with one night. After his second questionable 2 letter word we added a rule (democratically voted on and adopted) that you must be able to define your word and use it properly in a sentence if anyone asks.

I've seen this all play out before with my group of friends and their programers. Now, the key to winning at Scrabble in the early stages of casual play will be learning all the 2 letter words and their definitions followed by learning all the 3 letter words and their definitions. Somebody will begin learning the 4 letter words. Typically, this is enough to gain the edge and win even against people with really good vocabularies as they can consistantly earn points. If he had the forethought to learn all the 2 letter words, he can no doubt learn their definitions too, and then move on. Now, you will either be faced with having him tell you what all these words mean also, or spending the time to learn them yourself. Eventually, my friends stopped playing because it was no longer a fun "beer and pretzels" game, but one involving lots of work to just have any chance of having fun.

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