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Comment Rich v poor (Score 1) 96

so the traffic light will cater to whats best for the person in the $100k luxury car but the kid in the beater has to be at a disadvantage on teh public right of way? seems like an equal access issue to me. Whats next? priority access to the side walk for those wearing $500 hand made Italian leather shoes while those in $50 sneakers wait??

Comment Problem is not liberal vs conservative (Score 1, Informative) 227

the real problem is crony "capitalism", and it happens on both sides, its not a republican or democrat exclusive. Its not a free market when the government picks winners and losers. Say what you will about the Libertarian party but they have been talking about this issue for as long as I can remember, I just hope next time we get an opportunity to shine with two deplorable major party candidates we don't nominate a total stoner!.

Comment Lots of companies want Win10 (Score 2) 170

There were large reservations around the frequent upgrade requirements of Current Branch for Business but those are getting worked out as the servicing model matures and the tools to support it, like SCCM, get more robust. That said, a lot of companies do want the new OS because there are a lot of speed improvments, as well as security improvements that include better support for strong (mil spec) encryption out of the box, better protection against malicious "rootkit" like software with tools like Secure Boot and better tech to protect credentials from pass the hash attacks. All this relies on native UEFI support, an area where Win10 is far and away above Win7.

Make all the jokes you want about ads and such in the consumer builds (i dont like it either btw) but as a windows deployment specialist who is fielding regular head hunter calls when they find me on Linkedin, I can tell you Win10 enterprise is very desirable for many companies.

Comment too much segmentation (Score 5, Insightful) 161

This ala carte thing is really backfiring - as much as I dislike Comcast, there is something to be said for getting everything in one bill. When you add up netflix, HBOgo, hulu, CBS, Amazon, and your choice of Directv NOW, Playstation TV, or that Dish/sling offering plus a decent internet connection, its already more than the tv+net package from the cable company and the content we want constantly disappears or has some goofy restriction placed on it. The media companies are making this WORSE...

Comment can we now get some throttling for netflix? (Score 3, Insightful) 105

Let the streamers stream and cache ahead in bursts! I would love to see some QoS on the ISP level to bump down Netflix caching downloads so that my cable internet doesnt degrade to useless crap durring the hours of 5 to 10 PM. If you are going to binge watch $Show, start it downloading, then go make your popcorn and come back and start EP1, then the rest of the neighborhood doesn't get its bandwidth nuked by high priority streaming traffic.

Comment there are many other distractions. (Score 5, Insightful) 291

Before smartphones there were handheld cell phones, radios to be fiddled with, newspapers to be read, makeup to be applied, food to be eaten, and children in the back seat to be yelled at...all activities being done by people who have come very close to kitting me at one time or another....lets make and enforce law against distracted driving without singling out particular distractions.

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