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Comment Re:Would they believe (Score 1) 322

Same here pretty much. My internet presence started with MUSHes and MUCKs back in the early-mid 90s, and they're still the most reliable way to get in touch with some people.

(Kinda curious what counts as 'ancient' these days, though, since a lot of the originals that are still around continue to have pretty big populations today. SpinDizzy, SPR? God, I'm way too big a fan of MU* anthropology. It's a bad habit.)

Comment Re:But Backspace as Browser-Back really sucks. (Score 1) 140

Alt-left-arrow has issues with keyboard configurations and with accessibility for some users. I can't use it as anything resembling a shortcut, I need a one-key solution. Very glad to see it's configuratble (though why not allow remapping to some other button--like, I dunno, pause/break?)

Comment Re: call an ambulance (Score 1, Troll) 153

Pedantic: No, he was presented with a risk-reward trade off and he made a successful call. We don't know enough to properly judge if it was a correct call, it just worked in this instance.

Still. Let's say you're playing Blackjack and you're dealt a 19, while the dealer has an 8 showing. If you double down and wind up with 21, and the dealer ends up at 20, you may have made a winning decision--but that doesn't mean it was a smart decision, just lucky.

Not that someone suffering a pulmonary embolism is in a great situation to weigh their options very well. I think the ideal might be calling 911 to say "I'm going northbound on I-Whatever at exit 100, if an ambulance can catch up with me I'll have my hazard lights on and be laying on the horn; I'll pull over when I see the ambulance so you can save my ass. Either that or you can drag my unconscious body out when my car stops".

It's also a lot cheaper to drive yourself than call an ambulance, but someone with a Tesla is probably not very worried about that.

Comment All the stories I'm seen look horrifying (Score 4, Interesting) 503

They keep removing management features, they keep forcing weird searches on users, they are slowly crippling Steam in favor of their app store -- am I really just seeing the negative stuff when it's not so bad, or is there some major Stockholm Syndrome going on? I'm pretty happy with Windows 7 on my nine-year-old gaming laptop that's slowly flaking out and has finally stopped keeping up with new releases.

I've heard you can activate your old license key for Windows 10 without upgrading your machine...is that viable if you want to apply it to a new computer, or is it tied to the hardware like Win 7 licenses?

Comment Re:It's Simple Economics (Score 1) 180

When I worked for AMZN, parking was like $200/mo after company reimbursement, so there are definitely financial incentives to living somewhere within walking distance. (I lived somewhere where busing would turn a 40 minute commute to a 70 minute one, and I value an hour a day not on the road.) Hell, it would be a pretty tough call on how much less space I'm willing to live in to trade for a ten minute walking commute. Back when I was single at least--not so much now.

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