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Comment Even so, this only hits the news now? (Score 1) 90

More than anything, I'm surprised this has taken so long to be brought up.

It's a massive irony I installed W7 last week and noticed this. I thought to myself "that's not right....where's my browser choice? Y' M$ were ordered to display..." and it hits the news like the world only just discovered it with me.

Comment Re:The real story... (Score 1) 175

Whether or not it's worth to vote is an entirely different problem! *grumbles about the 'coalition', how well it's worked and how everyone wanted it*

I call people daily and at times have to confirm details that these people really do put up for everyone to read, all too often publicly (*avoids giving Facebook the accusing finger*). It's saddening, but all you can do is follow laws, procedures and suspicions..

If I am forced to register my own personal information when the site in question doesn't use it (save, maybe, targeted advertising), it seems a case of buckle up or the door's on your right; They're fine holding all this information about you for no particular reason.. Nice to see the ICO care about who holds what information about us, 'private' or public.

Reminds me of the exact moment I stopped using Windows Live Messenger..

Comment It could be worse... (Score 1) 535

They could pick a game with actual story/plot to do this to. They've clearly chosen a game where this isnt the case for a reason, maybe to test people's reactions. How many times to do you play a game that only has unlockable stuff purely to ulock them from scratch? I'm not defending the idea, but unlockable content doesn't have much replay value in itself, just the feeling of working/grinding towards a goal, you get the reward, and it'll never be as good the second time.

Comment Money doesn't get you everywhere... (Score 1) 418

I agree with his points suggesting education is hinted at far too strongly, especially Universities. I abandoned my degree in the second year feeling that there is far less market for them (not just degree-dependant jobs, but jobs that a degree can help you with). And when you see the value of a degree declining when education is mainly a way to give you skills to work, to earn, to make money and keep capitalism rolling, it makes you think. To get a suave job nowadays you now benefit more from side projects, work experience and the things you do besides the degree. If everyone has a degree in computer science, you cant define yourself with it. So I say, good on him, but giving kids money to start businesses won't go far. It pushes ideas-for-profit over ideas-for-innovation...and many things these days aren't innovation, they're rebrands. Oh, and kids? Good luck getting around all the patents... *chuckles*

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