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Comment Re:The OS That Just Won't Quit (Score 4, Interesting) 138

I spent close to 20 years supporting MS products. I retired in 2010, and soon decided I was through with anything MS.. All of my home systems are 100% Linux, *however* its great to see an OS that likely allow one to run a Windows program that, for whatever reason, won't work in Wine. I don't expect to have this happen, but one never knows.. After seeing what a shitshow Windows 10 is, privacy-wise and MS a bang-up job of using just about every malware vector to get their shitshow on everybody's computer, I couldn't be happier to have left MS in the dirt....

Comment Re:What is it that you say? (Score 4, Interesting) 445

* Price per mile is very similar, compared to other modes of transport such as bus or train.

At least here in Las Vegas, it ain't so... For example: A taxi from my house on the east side of Las Vegas to McCarran airport is gonna cost me right around $47, whereas an Uber trip from home to the airport is around $20, not to mention the fact that the last time I took a trip to the airport via Uber, I rode in a very nice, well kept SUV, and the driver was very personable. Whereas, the last time I took a cab to the airport, before Lyft/Uber came on the scene, I swore I'd walk before taking another cab in this town.. Overpriced, rude drivers, often don't show up when you call.... We NEED something like Uber/Lyft to provide some competition to taxicabs...

Comment Re:Cox HSI... (Score 1) 148

I have Cox HSI in Las Vegas. Prior to Cox turning their native ipv6 on a few months ago, I had a Hurricane Electric 6to4 tunnel. When Cox enabled ipv6 here, I tried 5 different times to switch to their DHCP6-PD configuration. The connection would work fine for a few days, then I'd lose v6 connectivity. Usually a reboot of the router would bring it back for a while, it would drop out again.. I tried pinging their tech-support but their first-line support is totally useless for advanced issues like this, and they balk at escalating to tier2. I finally said "fuck it" and went back to the HE tunnel, which *just works* ......

Comment Re:Security Through Control (Score 1) 275

I sure the hell think you forgot the /s there, Sparky.. You seem to have forgotten that those computers fucked up by updates are NOT MS's computers, they belong to the USER (or his company).. Microsoft has every right to go right out and FUCK ITSELF.... Of course, you're an AC.. I shouldn't be surprised that you're a shill for MS...

Comment Re:Just another old loser (Score 2) 275

Thats all well and good that those who took advantage of the "free" Windows 10 are the "product" for MS to milk.. BUT.. Now that you actually have to *buy* Windows 10, these copies of Windows 10 are like the old versions, either you get it on a new machine or you buy a boxed retail disk or perhaps, for system builders, an OEM copy of it... People who have had to *buy* Windows 10 since the end of July have a seriously valid greivance against MS, and I'd be surprised if some very hungry lawfirm (or group of lawfirms) don't spin up a class action suit against MS for "double-dipping", namely datamining both "free" copies AND purchased copies... I'm sooo glad I gave up using MS products about 6 years ago, after using/supporting said products as a sysadmin for close to 20 years...

Comment Re:Microsoft broke my scanner once... (Score 1) 220

Back when I still used windows, pre-2010, I had a scanner (Canon Flatbed LiDE 20) that had worked perfectly under XP, but when I upgraded to 7 and went to 64 bit, no joy with the scanner.. However, since I had an Ubuntu Virtualbox VM on Windows, I'd fire up the VM, connect the scanner to the VM via the Virtualbox device pulldown and voila!! do my scanning in Linux... Bottom Line: devices generally work better in Linux... I feel another "FUCK MICROSOFT" wave coming on.....
 

Comment Re:Not to remove a performance issue. (Score 1) 220

And that is exactly the point. Windows 10 has been designed from the ground up as a surveillance platform

As far as I'm concerned, its the first iteration of what George Orwell in 1984 referred to as a "telescreen".. I gave up using MS products when I retired in 2010, and I refer to Windows 10 now as "Windows NSA Edition", or more simply, a CTD (Computer-Transmitted Disease).. I pity the millions who still use it...

Comment Re:Rollups and... (Score 1) 220

You're thinking of Linux... After seeing all of the broken updates, privacy issues, force-feeding Windows 10, whether you wanted it or not, I couldn't be happier I broke the "MS habit" back when I retired in 2010... Geez, I feel sorry for those who *MUST* use Windows, for whatever reason.... Soooo glad its not *me*.....

Comment Re:How much for a de-gorped phone? (Score 1) 198

One word: Nexus.. Unlocked and no bloatware.. (well, other than the *extra* shit that Google includes that many don't use/want.. All the "Google Play Music/Movies/Games apps that I can't seem to get rid of, even though my Nexus 4 is rooted...) All I want is Gmail, and the Google Play basic store app... Fuck the rest.. Dunno what they did to keep that other crap on even when I'm rooted and use one of the removal apps.... My Nexus 4 may be a bit old, but its on Android 5.1.1 and works perfectly.. Don't need anything newer..

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