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Comment: Re:I want to be away from people but have everythi (Score 1) 221

by spire3661 (#49354765) Attached to: Broadband ISP Betrayal Forces Homeowner To Sell New House
This is EXACTLY why we regulated the phone companies. We feel these services are needed by EVERYONE, so much so that we force the companies to provide reasonable access to every single address that is practically feasible. We do this so people can live anywhere in our great nation. It has nothing to do with market forces, We The People decided its too important to let companies pick winners and losers. Part of the deal with granting them right of way is that they have to do things that arent always profitable.

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.

If you think the system is working, ask someone who's waiting for a prompt.