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Comment Re:Economic fallacy (Score 1) 179

Look I am turning quite conservative myself after studying economics. However, unlimited consumption is a fallacy. THe Great Depression proved this as economists at the time assumed people would simply lower their salaries and products would deflate and people would then buy again and all would go up and be good soon.

That didn't happen as the invisible hand amplified the problem where people and business consumed less and cut back which caused them to lay off workers who in turn cut back in a horrible vicious cycle waiting on the other to spend first.

It doesn't matter how much you value your labor back in 1931. Even if you worked for $0 no factory wanted to produce more as there were no spenders for their unsold products on shelves. Make it cheaper? Yeah, unless it is food no one would buy without a job or had one but with economic uncertainty.

Human nature responds to fear too and not just wanting to outdo the other guy. Jobs are more limited now thanks to automation and cheap outsourcing in expensive first world countries. That is a fact and is how Brexit and Donald Trump came to power. Consider ourselves lucky we have nice white collar jobs. Those who are not as bright or made poor choices are kind of screwed now as the jobs they once did are gone.

Comment Re: No use (Score 1) 139

I use both.

Problem is I do EUS end user support as well. That means if I work into an executive conference room and some VP or VIP client has a MS Surface with 10 I need to have the mouse clicks and screen memorized. Everything from logging out to changing TCP/IP settings are obscured or changed.

Worse if I want to work with a MS gold partner I need my MCSE Mouse Click System Engineer cert updated. HUGE mouse click and option memorization to pass these tests. Though I do give credit MS has made the tests very hard now :-) ... as in 50% is now powershell scripting questions and more rigorous compared to the joke last decade. But still the only way to really learn is to use it and not just fire up a VM every once in a while to check something. I bit the bullet and went to 10 again this afternoon on rebuilt system dreadfully. I guess working around bugs will give me experience until I can become a Unix admin.

Comment Re: 20 years (Score 1) 139

Again running servers does not count. THat is even more niche than uses with photoshop and illustrator as some people do photography as a hobby and any marketing department uses these tools for sales, commercials, promotional material creation, etc. However, if you hate Windows there is always the Mac for these users. I would argue MacOSX is superior to these folks due to things like color calibration and fonts, but Windows 7 and 10 have finally caught up to Mac of 1998 :-)

So before blaming the user why should they go to Linux? What do they gain out of the deal? Can they run their apps such as excel macros or accounting software, turbo tax, odd printers software, video games, etc? Will Linux work eternally with updates with 0 CHANCE OF BREAKING?

Google the Hairyfeet challenge on Slashdot? Take any Linux distro and do more than 2 major release updates and see if it still works? It won't as no kernel ABI exists and XORG changes stuff all the time. THese users will try Linux and it will break eventually.

FreeBSD is much better OS for a unix for this reason, but again no real reason for a mortal to use it and learn to setup.

Comment Re: DHCP broken too! (Score 1) 139

No offense but you don't work in IT unless you're a developer. If you are then I forgive you.

If you're an admin or end user support then 10 is a nightmare! Having something as fundamental as DHCP not working will wreak havoc in the office ... And your career if problems keep hitting every few months. They will blame YOU not 10 after 3 or 4 outages.

Then you're fired or denied a promotion etc. We tend to hate change like Vista and 8 and now 10 as compliants are brought up each performance review

Comment Re: No use (Score 2) 139

Or just don't run Windows 10.

Thankfully I have a copy of acronis with an older 8.1image with updates disabled to just download. I install them manually a month or so later.

I really did want to keep 10 and if works fine for a few weeks and I always run into a problem every other month or so. So damn frustrating. I NEED to learn 10 for work as we will migrate soon but shit too many problems??

Comment Re: 20 years (Score 0) 139

Also I will add Windows can serve 50 websites just fine with high uptime if you are a competent system administrator who knows PowerShell direct, dsc, IIS, and good Windows Server administration skills. Azure is a good example.

Updates break Linux as well if not more because it lacks a stable ABI due to theological reasons of RMS like any other os. Xorg and video drivers are classic examples.

Comment Re: Fake news (Score -1, Informative) 78

You do know America isn't a direct democracy, right? It's not even actually a democracy.

The US government is a representative republic.

You vote for people who run the country, they vote on the laws. They are called congressmen. Have you been so far under a rock that you are unaware of the electoral college?

Comment Re: 20 years (Score 2) 139

Not to sound like an ass but I will quote/paraphrase something I read on similar topic on theregister.co.uk this morning.

He said um what do you guys do all day on your computers that run Linux? Do you all just browse the web and do nothing else but pretend to be important with no other apps?

  Do you all run 90% of your work in virtual machines where you run Windows anyway?

He went on saying he uses music production software and hardware and something called DAW. The free software is horrible and is no substitute or doesn't meet his needs.
Sorry LibreOffice, the gimp, and Killustrator are no substitutes for Word, Excel, Adobe Photoshop, or Adobe illustrator. No can-do. If your resume is misformatted because LibreOffice can't be bug to bug compatible with your tables it goes into the trash.

So the argument is moot as not everyone becomes a Unix system administrator when they grow up. Besides web browsing what can you do with Unix? No serving doesn't count either for mere mortals so don't give me that?

Comment Re: Instability is the new normal? (Score 1) 139

I hate to tell you this but build 1607 anniversary update is already CBB grade with enterprises running it as you read this .... Complete with their IT techs getting calls this weekend on why the director's laptop stopped working after an update.

I have a fresh rebuild right now in my living room. I am seriously contemplating not going thru on Windows 10 and using an older saved acronis 8.1 image for the same cpu/ motherboard? I cannot guarantee it will just work until redstone2 comes out next April when 1607 goes into just security update mode? This is ridiculous

Comment Re: sigh (Score 2) 139

The issue is not ipv4. It's the corrupted windsock catalog. Ipv6 is impacted as well. The solution is to reset it with nutshell from an elevated command prompt or PowerShell:

netsh winsock reset catalog
netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log

Or use an older more reliable OS until MS hires a QA team again and stop relying on Joe Six packs as their QA team

Comment DHCP broken too! (Score 2) 139

The Register has the scoop on it.

Some users report typing:
netsh winsock reset catalog
netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log

Has repaired their TCP/IP stack.

Unrelated, I just woke up after I rebuilt a computer last night. I am greeted with a Windows 10 setup screen. I also have an older saved Windows 8.1 acronis image for same cpu and motherboard. I was just wondering if I should bite the bullet and go Windows 10 as I work in IT and need to know it ...

However this story scared me and got me wondering if that is really a good idea? What do you all think? Hmm

Comment Re:Enforcing rights (Score -1) 101

Not sure what country you live in, but if you're an American, you're just an ignorant idiot who doesnt' know how his/her country works. If you aren't American, fair enough, let me see if I can point out some places where you're incorrect about how it works here.

But all these forums actually *are* public

No, they are not. You are 100% wrong here. Twitter is a private company. It is in fact you who are wrong here. You don't get to tell twitter what to do because you don't like it any more than you get to tell me. You don't get to tell me that I can't kick people out of my store for any reason, you don't get to tell twitter. They are a corporation, not public property. I'm sure you think its okay for them to discriminate against things you disagree with, but not against things you think are okay.

This is where you show us you're a hypocrite.

Allowing companies to censor speech will follow that same arc - eventually the government will be able to "request" that a site suppress some news article or opinion or whatever, with a wink and a nudge, and it'll be the companies doing it and not the government.

Businesses and the government censor speech ALL THE TIME. The FCC for example censors the speech that can be said on public television. BY LAW. Free speech does not mean you get to do whatever you want, whenever you want, whereever YOU want. We both know this, you're just making the choice to ignore it because you disagree in this particular case. This again shows you're a hypocrite.

Secondly, we don't allow a company to only hire whites (14th amendment) or only men (19th amendment), because that would be a violation of their rights. We don't allow a company to deny services to gays (such as wedding cakes) either.

And this is utter and complete bullshit. This IS CENSORSHIP, you just agree with this form of censorship. You are a hypocrite.

Why do we allow companies to deny 1st amendment rights?

Congratulations, you've show us you dont' understand any of the amendments you've listed, how they work and what their purpose is or where they came from. You need to go back to US History I in middle school.

To have those sections monitored and curated is a violation of free speech by the public. Companies shouldn't be in the business of curating free speech, and their response to illegal speech should be to alert the police.

Oh just fuck off asshole. Companies can do what they want with their property. You don't like it, don't use them. If the actual population agrees, the company will go out of business because no one will use them. What you want is to force EVERYONE to do what YOU think is the ONLY way things should be. You're just like the people you think you're against, the only difference is that you think you're way is right and they are wrong. Explain the actual difference between you and them, and keep in mind for everything you say one must be allowed to do, you're telling the other one they are not allowed to do something. If its your way, its cool, if its not your way, its hateful, prejudice, censorship. Hey pot, you're so black -- the little black hypocrite kettle

And just to help your ignorance, comments ARE moderated on the sites you mentioned and no not anyone can login and post, the very reason that you're required to login is so they can block you if they choose to via repeated moderation, so ... try again, and get a clue on the next trip by please.

We're rapidly approaching the point where *no* opposing speech or controversial ideas will be available

Yea, and its because idiots like you are leading the charge. You're just too stupid to realize it. Read what you fucking wrote. You're all for controlling what certain groups of people do, which is exactly what you're bitching about. LOOK IN THE FUCKING MIRROR.

I think we're losing freedoms here. Free speech means literally *all* speech, including speech you disagree with, or that disagree with you.

You should make up your mind. Re-read your post. You're calling for companies to be censored in what they can do, because you disagree while saying its not okay for them to do something because they disagree. hypocrite

We shouldn't let companies run public forums without enforcing free speech.

Yet we do. By law. The FCC censors radio and television already. OMG THE COUNTRY IS GOING TO FALL APART TOMORROW!?@!%!@#$^!#@$^

Except it hasn't. Because its not a purely black and white world like you seem to want to pretend it is.

Private businesses do not have to do business with anyone for any reason, even the cake thing you pointed out isn't finished, the appeals are already in process and it won't be upheld in the higher courts anywhere except maybe in California where they have a tendency to cut off their own nose to spite their face while lowering taxes and increasing welfare and wondering why they can't pay their bills.

It could be the downfall of our republic.

. . .

You really need to learn a few things about 'our' republic, you've really demonstrated that you think 'our' republic is one that fits 'your' personal opinion rather than actually being a republic and representing the whole.

I realize you're not trying to be a evil person, but your rant sounds just like hitler and mussolini in the late 1930s. Freedom and equality for all ... of the people that agree with me and are like me. You're just changing which variables define 'like me'.

And lets be clear, I'm not claiming to be any different in most aspects, the only one I'm different in is this delusion that I'm the one that has 'the right way'. I'm just a guy who has 'one specific way' of viewing the world, and it may conflict with some others view of the world, so we all work together to get along and not fight. Some people will do this with me, you're probably one of those people that would get along with me even though we disagree and do things differently. You may not like me, you certainly are unlikely to 'hang out' with me, and then there will be people like ISIS who want nothing to do with getting along with each other and expect the world to all behave the way they define.

I know you don't want to be like ISIS, but if you listen to what you're saying, you sound just like them, only you want a different set of rules and don't accept any other version. Thats a problem you need to think about and resolve about yourself.. Does my post sound like that? YES! Its intentional. My post is also meant to demonstrate what its like dealing with a polarized viewpoint such as you started out with.

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