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Comment Re:People agree that Windows 10 has better tech (Score 1) 275

They just don't like being spied upon...

Also, anything you had to fight off for months does not leave a good long-term impression.

Between daily nags with continued NO answers, Windows 10 managed to install itself both on my mom's desktop and laptop at least once (fortunately declining the TOS successfully rolled it back).

Comment Re:How much bandwidth per plane and how meany AP's (Score 2) 69

They just sort by price in Expedia and book the cheapest option.

You are ignoring one crucial detail.
Problem is that I cannot sort tickets by leg room or by some weighted function of (price+legroom).
Nor can I factor in checked bag prices -- you have to research each individual airline webpage for hidden costs. Leg room info is not given there at all!

If all you are told is price, you naturally have to choose by price.

I fly Southwest when I can, btw.

Comment Re:Hahahahaha (Score 2) 296

So what?

Well, the article's goal is either to spike Bitcoin further or to try and delay the fall because they are not done dumping it.

I cannot tell which one because TFA thinks that they are important enough to make me turn off ad-blocker or convince me to get ad-light(??) access for less money. But nowdays even with ad blocker, some websites manage to play video with obnoxious sound or freeze the browser, so I am too afraid to turn it off and see the real web.

So lots of fascinating discussion topics.

Comment Re:Trump says "Let Bygones Be Bygones" (Score 1) 821

President-elect Trump says we should put this behind us.

Obama started it

Mr. Obama added that he also had âoea belief that we need to look forward as opposed to looking backwards.â

âoeA new president doesnâ(TM)t want to look vengeful,â said a former Bush White House lawyer ... âoeand the last thing a new administration wants to do is spend its time and energy rehashing the perceived sins of the old one.

Comment Re:Why notSimultaneous release toTheaters and iTun (Score 1) 51

"Price gouging" is just the free market at work.

Considering significant region-based restrictions, "free market" is not at work here.
If I have to pay a different price (or have no access at all) just because I am traveling to a different country, that is pretty much the opposite of a free market.

Comment Re:Good! (Score 1) 36

Every program that invades the privacy of anyone other than known or suspected criminals and their associates, should fail in a similarly spectacular fashion.

Until the responsible person is at least fired, it hasn't failed in the right way
For all we know, the solution will be to replace the $500K device by a $10M device (hey, it worked for TSA -- when 1st gen machines were deemed unsafe, they just bought a round of 2nd gen machines without as much as an apology).

Comment Re: 10x more job loss than coal (Score 1) 178

You imply "PhD" and "stupid" are mutually exclusive. Clearly you have never worked with PhDs.

mod up.

GGP clearly meant "stupid" as in "not able to" or "not having any desire to" get a PhD.

PhD degree is not even a salary-optimal path. A good MS degree with 5+ years experience is likely to lead to a much more lucrative salary.

Comment Re:I think he just got scammed . (Score 5, Informative) 236

he scanned his dl and credit card into a google site ??

No, it just looks like scam, but companies are that brazen nowdays.

Both eBay and PayPal have, at various points, requested a copy of credit card and driver license sent to them because of some verification they made up. My electricity provider and my dentist even wanted my SSN! Of course I told them off.
Someone I know had been locked out of the eBay account because eBay would not even accept a European DL instead of US one.

Comment Re:Gaming (Score 1) 191

You brag about your closed ecosystem, while I think "poor guy is stuck running Windows."

He is not "bragging" about the ecosystem. He is listing things that he needs for Linux to be considered a "replacement"

If you keep laughing at people who cannot move to Linux for reason X, Linux will remain at the current adoption levels.

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