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Comment: Elevating in PowerShell requires lots of typing (Score 1) 321

by tepples (#48214651) Attached to: The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

Unless they are real admins using the command line.

Why does the PowerShell equivalent of sudo su - require so much typing (namely Start-Process powershell -Verb runAs according to this page?) And unlike Ubuntu, which installs man pages by default, Windows requires users to remember to run Update-Help as administrator while online before taking the computer offline.

Comment: 8.1: Make changes to my account in PC settings (Score 1) 321

by tepples (#48214509) Attached to: The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone
In Control Panel in Windows 8.1, you can "Change your account name" or "Change your account type" (whether user is an administrator or not). To do anything else, you need to "Make changes to my account in PC settings", which opens "the tablet-PC nonsense". To create an account, you need to click "Manage another account" and then "Add a new user in PC settings", which also opens "the tablet-PC nonsense".

Comment: Re:Just keep it off the servers.... (Score 2) 321

by tepples (#48208309) Attached to: The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

Yeah, until I learned that you can just go straight to the traditional control panel interface and skip through the tablet-PC nonsense.

In Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, administrators already cannot create or modify a user account inside Control Panel. They have to make changes "in PC settings", which is code-word for "click here to open the tablet-PC nonsense".

Comment: My Sweet Lord (Score 1) 143

by tepples (#48204541) Attached to: Isaac Asimov: How Do People Get New Ideas?

someone who's producing music, art, or literary works has probably had it drilled into them in school that plagiarism is wrong

So what can a composer of music do to determine whether or not he is accidentally infringing or plagiarizing? George Harrison got bit by this (Bright Tunes Music v. Harrisongs Music, the "My Sweet Lord" case).

If, on the other hand, their story, music, or artwork is original

Let me rephrase the question: How can someone starting out in the business determine what is original?

Comment: Disapproval of creativity as expressed in copyrigh (Score 3, Interesting) 143

by tepples (#48201101) Attached to: Isaac Asimov: How Do People Get New Ideas?
Asimov wrote:

The world in general disapproves of creativity

We can see evidence of this in how copyright treats derivative works. All works build on other works, as Asimov wrote when he described connecting A to B to C, yet some forms of such building are forbidden by law.

Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable.

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