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Comment Re:And so ... (Score 1) 599

I've been on Windows 10 for quite a while, I don't get ads, and it works just fine for me.
No I am not a MS employee, or even a big fan of MS. I have Apple products, and multiple Linux servers. Windows Server absolutely sucks but I'll take Windows 10 over 7, or 8 any day because:
Windows 8 just plain sucked
Windows 10 has a USABLE start menu with an EXCEPTIONAL way to setup shortcuts to the apps I use all the time.
Windows 10 makes it oh so easy to get to the control panel items you actually use
Windows 10 starts faster and shuts down quicker
Windows 10 plays nice with my Office 365
Windows 10 replicates the task bar on all monitors

I could care less that MS is watching. My company does web dev, so I am a bit of an expert on how your web activities are tracked, if you want privacy get a flip phone, disconnect the internet service, watch OTA HDTV, and use all cash...

Comment Re:Doubtful (Score 1) 904

You ignore that much of the cost of many products is marketing because people buy them for emotional egotistical reasons not practical ones. While many males people blather on about how they want to live in a homogenized society and how "efficient" it would all be if we all wore the same clothes every day, all personal items were "commoditized", etc. this fantasy only works in Hollywood movies. You need to ask a woman about this. She can explain it to you.

Comment Re:Kill the entire H1B program (Score 1) 636

While simultaneously supporting policies that...

Saying on thing - loudly, and with great flourish of righteous indignation - and doing the exact opposite - is the definition of the modern progressive. The real illness in society is how many people are so easily duped into believing the nonsense, as history tells us these are people who end up being enslaved.

I fully support the ideals of the progressives, 100%. But the current crop of so called "progressives" are anything but.

Comment Re:And the low tech (Score 1) 239

I'm inclined to agree with you. Being the owner of a small business, and dealing with a considerable number of people (clients, employees, prospects, other small business owners) I find about ten to fifteen percent are simply "not nice people". They lie without remorse, cheat, and steal without seeming to posses a conscience at all.

Interestingly enough, ideology and religious affiliation is equally distributed in this group, which dispels the notion of the evil Republican CEO .vs. the warm, giving progressive. I have found the same to be true when it comes to people who claim a strong religious affiliation. There is some correlation with culture - some cultures believe it's OK to cheat people to make a buck, whereas others do not.

I am not so confident that we can infallibly test for these conditions. With the criminally insane, we test with the MMPI, I don't believe there's a belief that a normal person will be tempted to commit a serious criminal act under just the right circumstances -- but a normal person, when exposed to the chance to become fabulously wealthy might suddenly turn crazy.

Of course we run the risk of being accused of supporting eugenics... But we're talking about pre-screening people, which we do a terrible job of today.

Comment Re:And the low tech (Score 1) 239

Get honest politician and the mass surveillance police state collapses as it loses the power to exert control via extortion.

Absolutely agreed, but if you cease to make being a politician so profitable... then dishonest greedy people won't get into politics, problem solved. As long as politicians can affect the flow of capital in society, setting up what are, in effect, money laundering machines where they skim the take into the party coffers, the current march towards a feudalistic police state will not stop. In the U.S. both parties do this using different sets of lies, but the results are exactly the same.

Personally I am not sure if this is possible.

Comment Re:Yes, because cosmic red shift is all in our hea (Score 1) 288

A shame you posted this as AC because you're the only person on the entire page who mentions the Higgs field, which was proven by the LHC this creating the current Standardized Theory. It seems to me that if you to invent a graviton, then like the Higgs boson it would have to appear simultaneously in the entire known universe 10 -12 seconds after the big bang, same as the Higgs field, so why haven't we found it yet?

Probably because the graviton doesn't exist. Gravity is a function of mass, that warps space, just as Einstein thought. Perhaps someone who does this sort of thing for a living could weigh in. I just find it extremely interesting.

Comment Re:Exactly! (Score 1) 224

Impressive. I'm thinking we might be neighbors, I am near the motor city, my company does work for the big 3, and it is only in those circles I encounter people who actually understand how engines work to this level.

I'm in Digital Interactive, not engineering, but you don't live around here and frequent the halls of the Big 3 without knowing a few things.

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