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Comment Good.jpg (Score 2) 149

Get rid of the ridiculous cable boxes. The TV's we have now are a bajillion times more powerful than the ridiculous set top boxes. Why in the world would we need a DVR with the ability to stream shows. If the networks were smart they would just flag shows that people want to watch and when they finally want to view them start the stream.

That would require some engineering and know how to do. This would cost money, which of course, the cable companies don't want to spend.

Comment Was there Last week... (Score 1) 222

and the windmills are wayyyy off the coast near the lighthouse. They are not block anyone's view of anything. Gorgeous looking structures. Massive things. they will certainly save Block Island a metric fuckton of money on power as BI is the most expensive power consumer in the US. The damn island imports mountains of diesel fuel to power generators FFS. That style went out in the 60s.

Now if the cranky bastards who mandate that every house looks like Amnity out of Jaws and would let people put Solar Panels up on their houses this wouldn't be so bad, but the fuckers who say "OH THIS MUST BE HISTORIC LOOKING!" refuse to let any innovation come to the island. People can't have Sat dishes on their roof, has to be on the side of the house buried. Want internet? EL OH EL DSL 5/1 at a staggering amount of cash.

Block Island is pretty but it's technologically backwards. If only they'd have more cell towers as Cell phone service is GREAT and you can get 4G/LTE everywhere, now let me use 4G/LTE as full blown internet there phone carriers. It's make the curmudgeon town council happy that no more wires would have to be run to their drab and dull looking houses. /would buy a house there //rent it for the summer ///live in the winter ////Blue Pottery Coffee cups are the bomb.

Comment Yahoo bought to bolster AOL (Score 1) 206

Read that again. read it good. That is insane to purchase the mammoth company that is yahoo to increase the activity of AMERICAN ONLINE. Jesus Tap Dancing christ M. Myers should never get into a management position ever again if the best hope for your company is to be a feeder into AOL...

Comment Docker: Windows or Linux images? (Score 2) 135

Does this docker image allow for micro instances of both linux and windows or strictly windows?

This matters to me as I have a ridiculously overpowered workstation (Thank you MS/FB for selling all your 2011 v2s for pennies) that would be able to run Docker machines without breaking a sweat. I wouldn't bother with Windows Images, but Linux images would be awesome.

Comment Yes (Score -1) 982

Upgrading from Windows 7/8/XP/Vista to 10 is a no brainer. More features, better security, greater cloud integration to save all those files online instead of on some USB you'll end up losing.

Yes the HARDCORE FOLKS will cry "SECURITY! MALWARE! INVASION OF PRIVACY!!11!" and more nonsense. The average person who asks me if they should upgrade I say yes.


For the gamer person the addition of integrated video recording of games, nice slick update process, and Xbox syncronization are a win/win. If you are a die hard Playstation person who loves Windows 7, no reason to switch.

Comment End of Life systems prone to New Attacks= (Score 4, Insightful) 85

No Shit sherlock.

Windows XP and Windows 2003 systems are prone to all sorts of horrible security flaws. Reading the Fucking Article I see that the newer, non EOL, equipment isn't prone to any of these problems.

I wonder how many vulnerabilities are in older Cisco routers that haven't been patched since 2007?

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