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Comment They're ALREADY getting paid (Score 1) 67

I already pay my provider for my internet service. They are entitled to nothing more than that.

Facebook and other services like it require no monetary compensation on the part of the consumer, and the service collects data in exchange for using it.

Both services are paid, one with money, one with data. Why do you think you should get both?

Comment Re:Not Surprising (Score 1) 333

They know exactly why people are still using Win 7. Especially when you consider that the update from 7 to 10 was AUTOMATIC for most lay people. The rest of us still on 7 are here because we blocked the update to 10. In most cases, because we didn't want the damn spyware, or the horrible UI, or the lack of control over updates.

The reason they are trying to push telemetry to 7 now is not to find out why we're still using it, but to gather as much sellable data as they can.

Comment Re:Sorry - whose car is this? (Score 1) 305

They specifically state that it is only permissible on their upcoming "Tesla Network", which is presumably their own version of Uber or Lyft, so it seems likely that this probably is about both liability AND profits. You can't use it on any other ride sharing network, and I'll bet the terms of use for their network specifically waives liability for them.

Comment Re: None of this matters, it has no headphone jack (Score 1) 324

You can charge the iphone 6 and listen to music through wired headphones at the same time. This isn't possible on the iphone 7 without additional hardware that does not come with the phone.

I don't think this type of use is edge case. In fact, I think it's probably one of the most common use cases. Sit at your desk listening to music on your phone while charging it. In order to do this with the iphone 7, you either need to buy a lightning splitter or buy some wireless headphones (Preferably apple's new airpods, of course).

Comment Re: Linux. (Score 1) 405

Yeah, most of the people I interact with are designers that work exclusively in Adobe products, so I need to be able to use their output (PSD files and the like) without having to worry if the app I'm using is going to not support some feature or another. So while I could possibly get along with Gimp and Inkscape if I was working by myself, this, sadly, isn't the case.

I also understand why Adobe hasn't made a Linux version of their software: There probably wouldn't be any NEW money in it. Those of us that require their tools are already subscribed on Windows or Mac, and them creating a Linux version would just mean some of us would switch, so they'd spend money and resources developing new software with virtually no new income, and that's not a good business decision. Would be a great show of goodwill, though.

Comment Re: Linux. (Score 1) 405

I'm a web developer and designer, and I NEED windows. If Adobe would produce a Linux version of Photoshop and Illustrator, I could switch, but they won't because they already have all the customers. I suspect there are a LOT of people in a similar situation. One single vendor holding us back from switching.

Comment Re:Suicide by politician (Score 1) 1010

Sure, there's a lot going on in this situation, but I prefer to vet sources rather than tilting at windmills. I think she committed a crime and should be tried. I also think there are people trying to prevent that, and there may even be even a conspiracy (shudder). But posting and spreading provably incorrect information does nothing to help and only serves to make legitimate concerns seem a bit more "tin-foil hat-ish"

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