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Comment Re:Maybe, I should sue KDE? (Score 5, Funny) 121

A FreeBSD-user since early 90-ies, I can only chuckle at the problems in the Microsoft world...

Heeey I was tricked into typing

freebsd-update upgrade -r 11.0-RELEASE

And guess what? instead of updating my X-windows it changed my FreeBSD version!!!

Now all my drivers, erm, just work and my UI looks just the same!

Comment Re: Duh. (Score 1) 403

Q: How the hell do you screw up making a grilled cheese sandwich?

At this, I question your own critical thinking skills...

I think the key point you are skipping over here is "a cook in a burger franchise". These typically feature a fixed menu and fixed set of ingredients, and usually have a very well defined set of actions to follow between taking an order and handing over the finished product.

You would expect a minimal amount of training was given to new young employees, but usually you will be disappointed when you find yourself being served by a team of sad looking students.

Comment Re: Can't wait to return to my home, Linux! (Score 2) 64

I have to agree with this. It is getting a bit silly, people repeatedly spouting all this bs about win10 etc. In everyday use win10 is not all that much different than 7, and is not too much more unstable. OK it has some disappointing crashes with the start menu and such, but often this seems to occur when it has started doing updates and needs to reboot/complete some changes. Yes it seems poorly managed at times but it doesn't justify the continuous over-reacting and bitching we see here. I am not a huge fan-boy and have been running a Linux box as a secondary PC, and sometimes as my main/only PC, for prolly 20 years at least. If Linux supported all my favor games plus a toolset I was able to use for my software job, sure I wld dump Windows, but enuff with the FUD and complaints - this is Slashdot and most of us can make up our own minds about which OS we like or hate.

Comment Re:inflammatory no ? (Score 1) 50

I guess my main problem was with the wording. Saying this guy "fixed" an "injured" monkey is all just a little to sugar coated for my liking. Lets just say when we have prepared a specific test-case, so people who don't think things through so well can be made aware of the actual circumstances.

Comment Re:Muh Rights (Score 1) 197

Do you have a constitutional right to be advertised to?

And if so, is it a right that I can renounce?

Exactly what I was thinking. They can exclude me from any advertising they choose to, in fact they could exclude me from all advertising. Would I be outside their office protesting? I don't think so.

Comment Re:He's also charged with money laundering. (Score 1) 80

I think the point is that everything covered by money laundering is covered by other laws that were existing at the time, either the root crime generating the ill gotten gains, or the account fraud that takes place with laundering. The problem is that it's easier just to make up magic new laws than do police work.

I imagine that they got pissed off never catching the perp with his hand in the cookie jar, tho they could catch him later with the cookie in his hand.

Comment Or is it self-justification? (Score 3, Insightful) 126

This is likely because high-cost phones perform better.

Maybe the people who forked out all that cash are just trying really hard to convince themselves they got something better than the cheaper options?

It's a coping mechanism to hold of the fits of depression when they accept that it's still just a phone with some annoying silly apps on it.

Comment Re:IoT is an unnecessary security risk. (Score 1) 116

I'm sure there must be a simple way to require an inexperienced new user to load up a phone app and initialize each new device before enabling its network connection. The app could even supply a GUID or something as the password, so said inexperienced new user doesn't even need to be bothered with thinking of one, and all of his IoT devices could share the same unique activation code.

The mythological they should have set a standard and enforced this from the beginning.

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