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Comment Re:No one wants your telemetry (Score 1) 151

The problem is that from a business perspective they've not failed. Far from it. They just executed the most successful OS rollout of any OS is history. In only a few months more people were running Win10 than OSX and Linux combined. It overtook XP quickly too which was key. Eventually people will realize that telemetry is built into the fabric of the framework that makes up the machinery of our entire society. Your phone, your credit cards, probably even your car track aspects of your behavior. That's not intended to encourage you to stop complaining. I'm all for complaining about things I don't like but it does seem to be the reality of the situation and I don't think there's much anyone can do about it. Sure, I could start using Linux but all things considered it just doesn't seem worth the trouble.

Comment Re: Let the bitchfest commence (Score 0) 156

Describing the collection of anonymized data as spyware is dishonest and false for two reasons. First, it's anonymous so it can't be used to spy on anyone. Second, they are not hiding that they collect it; normally if you are spying on someone you don't tell them.

Aside from that it's just an overblow worry. People who have this concern typically have no problem using a smartphone or google products. They just use it as a flimsy prop for their anti-ms bias.

Comment Re: Secret government proceedings? (Score 1) 350

Even if we assume Scalia's views are correct, what you describe does not sound like a "properly functioning or working" militia. An unorganized mob with guns is not a militia.

It doesn't matter though. The whole notion that we can only read the constitution from the viewpoint of those that wrote it is just silly and thankfully it's a notion not likely to be carried by future supreme courts.

Comment Re: Secret government proceedings? (Score 1) 350

"A disarmed populace cannot form a functional militia."

It takes more than an armed populace to form a functional militia. We need to make sure people with guns know how to use them and are fit (mentally and physically) to defend the state. We also need to make a list of all the people with the guns so we know who to call up in our hour of need. None of which Scalia would agree with I think. He liked to apply his originalist views selectively.

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