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Comment: Re:And now, things get Ugly. (Score 1) 120

by spire3661 (#49336075) Attached to: Uber To Turn Into a Big Data Company By Selling Location Data
Far more of your money is wasted by pork than tax cheats and dodges.... By sheer numbers your hate should be directed at federal pensions and military spending, not people trying to avoid paying for all the pork. From my perspective, you are looking at the wrong side of the equation.

Comment: Re:Get her a WORKSTATION, not a laptop (Score 1) 385

by spire3661 (#49287969) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Choosing a Laptop To Support Physics Research?
Lugging around workstation class hardware that gets hot and is VERY expensive is not my idea of forward thinking. $2000 in server class hardware is not AT ALL the same investment as a laptop gaming book, you are kidding yourself. Keep the big iron at the home base, travel with scouting gear.

Comment: Re:Free is still too expensive (Score 1) 322

by spire3661 (#49283807) Attached to: Microsoft Offers Pirates Amnesty and Free Windows 10 Upgrades
NO need for that, the options are all there at install, even with net on. You dont HAVE to make an MS account, but you have to be diligent and look for the local account at creation. They hid the local account creation in GFWL, Win 8 and Win 10. In each instance you have to scroll down to see the options to create a local account. The point is MS is being shitheads about local accounts so its understandable people dont know about them.

Comment: Re:The quality of a lot of that feedback is suspec (Score 1) 236

by spire3661 (#49261573) Attached to: Microsoft Has Received 1 Million Pieces of Feedback For Windows 10
This is a signal to noise problem and has to always be accounted for. Every feedback mechanism has to accept crappy inputs and filter them. This is not new or unique. Be happy those people participated at all, the automated feedback from them is still valuable.,

To communicate is the beginning of understanding. -- AT&T