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Comment Re:Unusually +ve but what's in it for refusniks? (Score 4, Insightful) 359

I'm genuinely curious about this - what exactly is it that you want to do with Cortana? I've been running W10 on my home machine (desktop) since the original release and I've always had it configured to deactivate Cortana as much as possible (it's still always running though). I've never once been tempted to turn it on. Is there some use case that I'm not thinking about?

I understand the use case on mobile, but I don't see the value on a desktop machine.

Comment Re:It's the Ownership Stupid (Score 1) 200

> it's not hard to choose

I'll take the ebook every time. Thankfully, ebook DRM is pretty weak, so I've been able to strip it from every book I've bought.

Initially it used to bother me when a paper book cost less than an ebook, but I've pretty much let go of that now. Being able to search a book makes it more valuable and so it's worth a smallish premium to me.

Comment Re:Social mobility was killed, but not this way (Score 1) 1032

Also the sports coaches are digustingly overpaid.

How do you get around the fact that there are a small number of top coaches and a large number of places that want to hire them? Athletics departments are income generators for a lot of schools and a high profile coach can have a huge impact.

Comment Re:Tolls? (Score 1) 837

doesn't reflect if it was driven on private roads or out of state

It isn't a perfect system, that's for sure, but it's probably good enough. If it's based on odometer readings rather than GPS data, there are fewer privacy concerns.

Perhaps there should be a way to file for a refund if you drive out of state frequently and are willing to prove it with GPS data.

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