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Comment Re:So, the fascist douchehammers stepped back. (Score 1) 78

Isn't it about time someone came up with a printer that isn't based around proprietary rip off cartridges!

You mean someone like Brother, or Canon? I have never bought a printer from either company that had a DRM-chipped ink tank.

I stopped buying Epson printers when they came out with chipped ink tanks. And I have never bought HP printers because their older Windows drivers were always heinous pieces of crap, and by the time they figured out that drivers shouldn't cause clumsy on-screen popup dialogs, they had added chips to their cartridges.

That said, I've never had good luck with refills or third party ink, so I only buy OEM cartridges anyway. That's the reward Brother and Canon get for making high quality products that don't try to screw me.

Comment Re: Curly braces = good. Indents = bad. (Score 1) 173

Whereas I, who (amusingly enough, perhaps) have been a copy editor, had no trouble at all reading your post. But I also have little trouble reading text in a mirror, or letters that are upside-down. That seems to hint that this may be a cognitive thing, and for some people significant whitespace works and for some people it just doesn't and it won't, and the endless arguing about it might be pointless.

Comment Re:So Where Was the Board? (Score 5, Insightful) 124

Well, for starters, LinkedIn only leaked data for around 6 million accounts. Yahoo leaked data for half a billion accounts. Also, considering that people use Yahoo for their personal email and to track their finances, the data on Yahoo was potentially much more sensitive than anything on LinkedIn.

Comment Re:News Flash! (Score 1) 457

Meh! Not for me though- I will stay on green-green earth; however, I understand the motivation for those who are more adventurous than you and I. Most people won't want to leave, but plenty will.

Just look at the number of people who are willing to risk their lives to climb Mount Everest. And nobody's planning to live there.

Comment Re:I want alternatives (Score 1) 97

I applaud the effort on Ubuntu Mobile, but I'd put it's chances of succeeding as far less than BlackBerry's or even Firefox OS, which at least had good buzz and shipped devices for a couple of years.

I flashed some Android phones/tablets with early versions of Ubuntu Mobile. Assuming that's still possible, there are more devices available than you think. Sure, flashing isn't for everyone -- but we were always years away from an Ubuntu phone being a mainstream consumer product.

Comment Re:Yay! Sharepoint! (Score 1) 44

From what I can tell (haven't actually tried it), it looks like it would take months to get a stock SharePoint install hammered into some form that would actually be useful for your organization. Out of the box it's practically useless. You'll be paying those couple of consultants whether you go with Microsoft or not.

Comment Re:Yay! Sharepoint! (Score 1) 44

Their files were saved to Sharepoint (the default, not their intention) and when they 'attached' the file to an email, Outlook went ahead and sent a link, rather than attaching the file. The link went to our internal Sharepoint, which people on the outside could not access.

The default in Outlook 2016 is to also send links when you attach files that are in your OneDrive folders. That is, to you it seems like you're navigating through the filesystem and attaching a file, but Outlook "helpfully" sees that it's synced to OneDrive and sends a link to the website instead. There's a little box or something you have to check if you want the classic behavior, but you have to set it every time you send an email. I couldn't find any global setting to disable the linking.

Comment Re:Seriously...music off YouTube...? (Score 1) 307

Err..there are still plenty of higher end audio shops out there, I've been to them.

I was just in Tokyo last month and there was a little district that seemed to have a dozen such shops, and shops that sold musical instruments were up the street. A lot of the gear appeared to be older/used, but it was high end stuff for sure.

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