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Comment: Microsoft doesn't have to do anything. (Score 1, Insightful) 829

by techvet (#45759661) Attached to: Microsoft's Ticking Time Bomb Is Windows XP
The procrastinators need to get off their a** and upgrade their systems, replace them with *nix/MacOS boxes, or whatever it takes to get off Windows XP. Windows XP is an 11-year old OS and users have known for years that this date was coming. For users to be upset at Microsoft is the height of absurdity. Apple gives their operating systems significantly shorter support and yet nobody complains about them.

Comment: Editorial bias, anyone? (Score 2) 79

So many of the papers leaned to the left so far, that many moderates and conservatives said "Forget about it." Amazing that he makes no allusion to that as a possible cause. I have subscribed all these years but am aware of how many lefties staff the newsroom and the editorial boards.

Comment: Re:further reason for a popular vote (Score 1) 642

by techvet (#42929023) Attached to: The US Redrawn As 50 Equally Populated States
The electoral process acts as a firewall against voter fraud. Going by popular vote will increase the incentive for voter fraud. Today, a fraudulent vote in New York can only affect matters in New York. Under popular vote, that same vote can affect votes in 49 other states. If you had a state like California which is heavily run by one party (Democratic, in this case), they could wink and nod as thousands of people stuff the ballots throughout the state.

Comment: Press needs to examine its life (Score 2, Insightful) 284

by techvet (#36411280) Attached to: Crowdsourcing Analysis of the Palin Email Trove
His question is legit. Hey, everyone knew Bush's grades but no one cares about Obama's grades? (We only know learned that Gore got a "D" in natural science.) They dug into Jack Ryan's sealed divorce decree when he was running for Senate in Illinois but have no time to bother digging into our current president? The press is complete hypocrisy.

The UNIX philosophy basically involves giving you enough rope to hang yourself. And then a couple of feet more, just to be sure.