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Comment Still use it to distribute photographs... (Score 1) 336

My wife is a part-time photographer and occasionally works a wedding or graduation taking photos. If people want to buy a copy of the photos to print at their leisure, I burn them to CD or DVD depending on the amount of photos.

I originally bought a BluRay drive for my PC to condense the DVD backups I had onto fewer discs, but now use it to make backups of any Blu Ray movies that I buy.

Also still burn the occasional music CD for the missus to use in her car.

Comment Re:I don't get it (Score 1) 130

Building big stuff in space doesn't make all that much sense yet. Building big on the Moon, makes a lot more sense and a lot of the raw materials are already there.

EXACTLY! We have built and launched metric shit-tons of equipment Earth orbit. Building on the Moon should be the next step. As mentioned, plenty of raw materials on the moon. There would be a one-time huge cost of delivering equipment up there for the first time. Eventually, a permanent infrastructure could be created and the equipment could be built there as well.

My .02 cents...

Comment Re:Big, fat, NO FREAKIN' DUH! (Score 2) 228

"GNU rootkit for Windows"

Has a nice ring to it.

No kidding! LOL. Anyhow, the Linux subsystem is not enabled by default (at least mine wasn't) after the Anniversary Update and you have to jump through a couple of hoops to get it going. Hopefully will be a non-issue and whomever DOES enable that will take the appropriate precautions.

Comment Re:Good thing you have a choice (Score 3, Interesting) 537

Back in the day you could expect at least 2 or 3 phone stalls in a public establishment such as a bar... often more, depending on its size and popularity.

If anyone RTFA, the bar actually DOES have landline phones at each table to call in another round of drinks or talk to folks at other tables. Doesn't mention if you can place calls to outside the bar...

Comment Re:Corporate VPNs too? (Score 3, Informative) 109

...and how does one define the use of VPNs fraudulently? Not very enlightened or informed.

According to the article (which I assume you read), use of a VPN fraudulently would be connecting to blocked services in the country in question, like Snapchat, WhatsApp, etc. that have VOIP capabilities.

The government is basically protecting the revenues of the state telecoms that are threatened by this technology...and oh yeah, 'security'.

Comment Re:BS "most popualar" (Score 0, Troll) 367

If they are counting all models of iPhone as one, they should count all Android phones as one too. In which case the iPhone is small fry - last year Android was estimated to have 1.4 billion active users.

All Android phones from different manufacturers? That's like saying if the most popular car is the Toyota Camry, then all American cars are more popular. Apple and oranges.

We found a fanboi....

Comment Re:A tax-exempt non-profit organization .... (Score -1, Flamebait) 704

that has sworn to be impartial between democratic candidates. All those people who donated money to DNC were fraudelently mislead. Who is going to jail for this? It is more than just not following their own rules when thousands of people donated money based on claims by the DNC they were impartial.

Another example of common sense and rules that apply to everyone else don't apply here & any violation is swept under the rug with some low lever person resigning and being handed another coveted spot.

Oooohhhh yesss and the Republitards are such angels and would NEVER do anything like those liberals would! /snark

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