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Comment Opt-In option... (Score -1) 340

This is simply a way to enhance the User Experience to Empower them by having them cooperate in their pwnage.
Obviously, Micro$loth is continuing its effort to encourage the masses, and Make the World a Better Place.

For myself, I've always considered the Auto-Run the tool of Satan.

Comment Re:Connection ? Dinosaurs? (Score 0) 154

There's a Level(3) fiber path that runs around the site. They had to reroute the path when it was under construction, and neglected to tell us. Then when I reported a fiber outage, they took 3-1/2 hours to realize that the maintenance was under way and tell me. I'd bet on that being the connection.

Comment I'm not sure I really understand... (Score 0) 470

about the assertion "... it isn't even clear if there is a long term future for office suites at all". Does this refer to the movement to the Cloud for office applications? There will long be those who are not willing/able to "Cloud" their operations for various religious, organizational, or practical reasons. Thus, there will be a "long term future". Or so my flavor of Kool-Aid tells me.

Comment It makes elegant sense... (Score 0) 557

When we had -20 degree (Fahrenheit) weather at my University, the main Ethernet switch in the (unheated) wiring closet had its FDDI interface pack up. I just stole a torchiere lamp from a grad student's office and put it under the problem box. No problems, except for the ice on the way home. Incandescence just works!

Comment As a Town & Country driver..... (Score -1, Offtopic) 367

I take offense to the submitter's implications. Mine has been a great vehicle for building our state's optical network. 172k in 5.5 years, and a lot more comfortable than a Ford Econoline! If Chrysler hadn't discontinued the trusty Cherokee, I'd have one of them, but it really didn't have the cargo capacity of the T&C.

Comment Re:Uncomfortable (Score 1) 120

I remember slot cars with great fondness... I think there might be a slot car track still in town.
I still have my Revell set in the garage, but the controllers are MIA.

That being said, how about using a Cadillac power antenna to move the neutron source in/out of a 5W teaching reactor? We had to do that when the safety office wouldn't let us use underclassmen to do it.

At the source of every error which is blamed on the computer you will find at least two human errors, including the error of blaming it on the computer.