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Comment Re:He's got his talking points (Score 1) 478

I want to buy a device where the software is supported for the working lifetime of the machine and whether to install updates for anything other than security/stability/compatibility is up to me and an independent decision.

I hope you're enjoying your stay here in software fantasy land 1986.

Comment How Quickly we Forget (Score 1) 275

Oh Neil. Poor sweet, stupid genius. Are we forgetting the original purpose of the space race? It was not some good-natured, friendly competition between two great nations seeking to further the cause of science for the sake of science. It was part of an arms race for global supremacy that resulted in hundreds of millions of people being irradiated by thousands of above ground nuclear bomb tests which only ended because of corruption and economic collapse of one of the nations involved. We are very fortunate that it didn't go sideways and end up with nuclear winter.

A committee is a group that keeps the minutes and loses hours. -- Milton Berle