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Comment Re: Windows 10 is possibly the worst spyware ever (Score 1) 284

If it makes Windows solid, with no crashes and spyware? Sure bring it on, can't be any worse than what Google and Apple are doing.

And if you are saying this "cuz Linux" I honestly do not care, Linux can DIAF because for 20+ damned years we have watched the Linux community fuck themselves up and shoot themselves in the face over and over AND OVER with one dumb as fuck move after another. I swear after dealing with Linux for the better part of a decade I am now sure its run from bizzaroland, where the devs go "quick things am starting to get stable and users am happy! We must rip out major subsystem so the OS is sent backwards half a decade and will take years just to get back to where it was, then users will feel they am 'leet' if they can just get the thing to run! Aren't we am smart?"

So at this point I have zero fucks to give, if Billy came back and put out an OS that run was well as XP X64 or Win 7 X64? He could be as big a douchenozzle as he wanted, I have zero doubt you'd have hundreds of millions lining up to sing his praises after 3 stinkers in a row. Again couldn't be any worse than Google with their rigging search results to support their political investments and putting more and more APIs behind the Playwall or Apple hiring companies to make its products that treat workers so badly they had to put suicide nets outside the factories to keep visitors from being hit by falling workers.

Comment Re:Hilarious (Score 2) 185

As much as I think Win 10 is a spyware ridden joke OS I really don't see how anybody can blame MSFT for this.

I mean can you even imagine being handed a bunch of tech just a couple of hours before the game, trying to make it all play nice with a flaky Internet connection you have NO control over and then if that wasn't bad enough to have it taken away at the end of the game so you have to start all over the next time? That is a fricking IT nightmare from hell and whomever at the NFL thought that was the way to go? Needs a really good firing.

Comment Re:Why go for fluff instead of meat? (Score 4, Insightful) 171

Especially since its bullshit as the Wikileaks email drop shows Tim Kaine getting the VP was a quid pro quo for him stepping down as DNC chair so she could put her pal Debbie Wasserman Schultz in the seat which helped her control the primary.

That is one thing I have to give HRC redit for, she is an evil manipulated power hungry greedy bitch but she does think ahead and play the long game, reminds me of Francis Underwood in HOC.

Comment Re:Windows 10 is possibly the worst spyware ever m (Score 4, Interesting) 284

Ya know what? Lets just ignore the spying for a moment, all the nasty hidden shit that requires 41 pages of switches, GPOs, and reg hacks to get rid of not to mention that most of which will ONLY work on Win 10 Enterprise, AKA "the one you have to rent for all eternity", lets just pretend all of that doesn't exist,mmmkay?


When people came to me to get rid of Windows 8 it was strictly because of the UI and when I showed most of them classic shell? They were happy, but Windows 10? People are coming to me saying "OMFG this thing just keeps crashing GET THIS THING OFF MY PC!!!", I swear I haven't seen so many hangs, crashes, and outright BSODs since Windows 95! I know 90s nostalgia is a thing but I seriously doubt anybody was saying "Ya know what I miss? I miss my PC just throwing a BSOD at random intervals"

Can we get Bill Gates back PLEASE? They replaced a moron whose idea of running the company was "Hey lets just ape Apple without knowing why people like Apple" with a complete dipshit who thinks moving the company forward is "hey lets just ape Google without knowing why people like Google, oh and lets take out flagship product and make it so fucking buggy and crashy it gives people Windows 3.1 flashbacks, yeah thats the ticket"....Say what you will about Bill Gates, he may have been a douchebag but he was a douchebag that had focus, and he sure as hell didn't put out 3 stinkers in a row!

Comment Re:Solve problems on Earth first (Score 2) 262

Riiight, you DO know we've been having to cripple our planes for damned near a half a century...right? You see starting waaay back with the F-14 our planes could take more g-forces than the pilots and this issue has been coming up in flight since the 1930s which is why the Stuka had automatic flaps, so the plane would pull out of a dive if the pilot blacked out. the plane would be fine of course but the pilot? Snooze city. This is why its stupid to continue making piloted aircraft, our tech is so far beyond what a puny meatsack can take its not even funny.

And lets be honest the ONLY thing the F-35 is good for is making defense contractors a shitload of cash, its been nothing but a giant fucking dud. Its ironic as we've become the Axis in WWII, ignoring tried and true weapons systems like the F-15, F-16, and F-18 for "wonder weapons" that just like the ones in WWII are too expensive, unreliable, and spend more time in the shop than they do in the field. Oh and if you want "stealth" which has been proven to be easily defeated simply by changing the bands used by the radar? Look up "F-15 Stealth Eagle" which you can buy last I checked FOUR of them for every one of the techno turkey, and unlike the techno turkey the F-15 actually flies and doesn't have everything from the oxygen system to the software crapping out every other week.

As for the Russians bombing ISIS? Frankly after the Wikileaks drop showing just how fucking corrupt so many in the current administration is and how in bed Hillary is with Saudi Arabia and Qatar? I would want a second opinion if they told me it was raining, I sure as fuck ain't gonna believe a word they say about Russia with Shillary going "Ignore the corruption behind the curtain, its all Russia's fault I'm a scheming witch!".

Comment Re:War under false pretenses (Score 1) 344

Lying under oath to congress, destroying evidence after being issued a subpoena, lying to the FBI...those 3 alone are worth 20 years according to FBI statutes and we haven't even talked about what was revealed in the emails like the pay to play or the "FOB" deals in Haiti which could easily have gotten her on the RICO act and frankly they have gotten mobsters on conspiracy with less.

Comment Re:Clinton, Podesta, Putin and Trump (Score 0, Offtopic) 435

If the Guccifer 2 rumor is true and a week before the election he is gonna drop a hidden cam vid of Hillary calling a black female staffer a "stupid n*gger bitch"? I'd be happy to take those odds, you could make a killing!

And for anybody that doubts she would say that? Read what Billy's former secret service said about Hillary, her calling them something like that would probably be considered a nice day as according to them she treated everyone that worked for her like slaves and talked to them about as well.

Comment Re:War under false pretenses (Score 4, Insightful) 344

It just shows how truly fucked up and corrupted this country is when so many get called right wingers for NOT wanting to go to war without concrete evidence from reputable sources just because the war mongers have a D instead of an R, and as far as the FBI is concerned? After their very own head got in front of congress and admitted under oath that Hillary was guilty of at least a dozen crimes, any one of which at the very least would warrant stripping of security status and at worst were worth a MINIMUM of 5-10 years a pop and he STILL refused to press any charges or bring it before a jury for the people to decide? If the FBI told me it was raining I'd want a second opinion, they are about as untrustworthy as the CIA at this point.

Comment Re:Yeah. Right (Score 1) 367

Did you not even bother to watch, or are you to busy slurping the koolaid? Because it clearly shows Google's own trending stats show their excuse is a lie because the terms they are offering up which according to them is based on trending stats? DOESN'T FUCKING TREND AT ALL!

When you have 3 search engines, one of which is run by a guy who is working for the Hillary campaign, which just FYI he has admitted is 100% true, and 2 out of 3 give results that are based on what is trending and the other ONLY gives results that are pro Hillary? I'm sorry but you have to be a fucking retard not to see the corruption there, its literally a case of "who you gonna believe, me or your lying eyes?"

Comment Re:I call bullshit (Score 1) 51

"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity," which anyone who has been watching Yahoo flounder the past few years will tell you that when it comes to such a poorly run company? Hanlon's razor definitely applies.

I just wonder if Verizon is gonna do the smart thing and bail out of the deal, apparently there is wording in the contract that if material issues come to light that Yahoo didn't disclose (like a half a billion emails hacked or handing everything over to the NSA) Verizon has the right to bail without penalty. If anybody at Verizon has any sense at all? They will go "whew dodged a bullet" and say bye bye to Yahoo which after the latest stink probably isn't even worth a half a billion and that would strictly be for patents and datamining, the rest of the company including their email I wouldn't give a plug nickel for.

Comment Re:Optimistic, perhaps? (Score 2) 116

The problem is the industry took the numbers of PC that were sold during a bubble and based their businesses around those inflated numbers.

For those that may be too young to remember from around 93- 05 there was a PC bubble caused by what was later called "the Mhz Wars". Now people didn't WANT to replace their expensive PCs every other year but because the speed of the CPU was jumping so rapidly and it was so easy to take advantage of MHz jumps a PC sold the year before would struggle to run the latest software and one that was 2 years old would probably find several programs it simply could not run. Before the bubble most PCs were treated more like appliances where you simply did not replace before the other one died but one simply could not do that during the bubble because of how quickly that PC owner would find their PC incapable of running the software they would find on store shelves.

But all bubbles eventually pop and in the case of PCs it was when both AMD and Intel ran into a thermal wall and switched from more MHz to more cores, which is a hell of a lot harder to program for than just taking advantage of increased MHz. Now even 10 year old C2D and Phenom X2s are more than capable of basic web and office tasks and even gamers don't have to replace every year and a half like they did during the MHz wars because paired with a decent mainstream GPU an Intel C2Q or AMD Phenom II can easily play the latest and greatest at 1080P.

So it isn't a "slump" or even a downturn, its just the market returning to the norms that existed before the MHz wars, but just as those speculating during the housing bubble thought numbers would only go up so too did these PC OEMs look at the bubble numbers and thought it would never end. But this isn't "the death of the PC", in fact I'd argue most have more computers in the home now than they did during the bubble, they just don't replace them until the previous model dies.

Comment Re:US Post Office always secure. (Score 1) 454

Uhhh...because then you have "hanging chads" and "didn't stay within the lines"? With a machine doing the actual printing you don't have those issues because every print out stays true to the form.

And the "reset" was an official simply walking by the machine and pushing a button, 30 seconds max. I really don't know how more simple you could possibly make it. All in all I cannot say anything bad about the way we have it set up, it was fast, easy, they had helpers for the disabled, nobody was sent away if they went to the wrong place, it was a truly pleasant experience despite the nasty weather.

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