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Comment Petition - Stop Pushing Windows 10 Uninvited (Score 1) 195

Sign the Change.Org Petition:

Bad Microsoft! Stop Pushing Windows 10 On Consumers Uninvited!

There is a new Change.Org petition to protest Microsoft's unilateral push of Windows 10 onto consumers whether they want it or not. The petition specifically addresses the issue of Bandwidth and Disk Space consumed, the various Privacy Concerns, the fact that Personal Data is sent out to Microsoft and other "unnamed" third-party entities with little way to Opt Out-- yes, it is possible, but not straight-foward, and it isn't entirely clear whether additional monitoring occurs anyway. This issue is not about whether the Windows 10 Operating System is "good" or "bad" particularly, but specifically protests the manner in which it is forced upon consumers with very little regard for their systems which can be broken by the install, or the problems which can occur afterwards such as with device drivers and whatnot, of the changes in the EULA which make it harder to hold Microsoft accountable for these kinds of actions in the future. This petition is about Microsoft unilaterally taking away consumer choice and forcing their choice onto our computers.

BAD MICROSOFT. YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES.

You can sign the petition here:

https://www.change.org/p/bill-...

Comment Re:Beware HP monitor owners (Score 1) 195

Sign the Change.Org Petition:

Bad Microsoft! Stop Pushing Windows 10 On Consumers Uninvited!

There is a new Change.Org petition to protest Microsoft's unilateral push of Windows 10 onto consumers whether they want it or not. The petition specifically addresses the issue of Bandwidth and Disk Space consumed, the various Privacy Concerns, the fact that Personal Data is sent out to Microsoft and other "unnamed" third-party entities with little way to Opt Out-- yes, it is possible, but not straight-foward, and it isn't entirely clear whether additional monitoring occurs anyway. This issue is not about whether the Windows 10 Operating System is "good" or "bad" particularly, but specifically protests the manner in which it is forced upon consumers with very little regard for their systems which can be broken by the install, or the problems which can occur afterwards such as with device drivers and whatnot, of the changes in the EULA which make it harder to hold Microsoft accountable for these kinds of actions in the future. This petition is about Microsoft unilaterally taking away consumer choice and forcing their choice onto our computers.

BAD MICROSOFT. YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES.

You can sign the petition here:

https://www.change.org/p/bill-...

Comment Re:Windows 7 (Score 1) 360

Sign the Change.Org Petition:

Bad Microsoft! Stop Pushing Windows 10 On Consumers Uninvited!

There is a new Change.Org petition to protest Microsoft's unilateral push of Windows 10 onto consumers whether they want it or not. The petition specifically addresses the issue of Bandwidth and Disk Space consumed, the various Privacy Concerns, the fact that Personal Data is sent out to Microsoft and other "unnamed" third-party entities with little way to Opt Out-- yes, it is possible, but not straight-foward, and it isn't entirely clear whether additional monitoring occurs anyway. This issue is not about whether the Windows 10 Operating System is "good" or "bad" particularly, but specifically protests the manner in which it is forced upon consumers with very little regard for their systems which can be broken by the install, or the problems which can occur afterwards such as with device drivers and whatnot, of the changes in the EULA which make it harder to hold Microsoft accountable for these kinds of actions in the future. This petition is about Microsoft unilaterally taking away consumer choice and forcing their choice onto our computers.

BAD MICROSOFT. YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES.

You can sign the petition here:

http://slashdot.org/submission...

Comment Petition - Stop Pushing Windows 10 Uninvited (Score 1) 360

Sign the Change.Org Petition:

Bad Microsoft! Stop Pushing Windows 10 On Consumers Uninvited!

There is a new Change.Org petition to protest Microsoft's unilateral push of Windows 10 onto consumers whether they want it or not. The petition specifically addresses the issue of Bandwidth and Disk Space consumed, the various Privacy Concerns, the fact that Personal Data is sent out to Microsoft and other "unnamed" third-party entities with little way to Opt Out-- yes, it is possible, but not straight-foward, and it isn't entirely clear whether additional monitoring occurs anyway. This issue is not about whether the Windows 10 Operating System is "good" or "bad" particularly, but specifically protests the manner in which it is forced upon consumers with very little regard for their systems which can be broken by the install, or the problems which can occur afterwards such as with device drivers and whatnot, of the changes in the EULA which make it harder to hold Microsoft accountable for these kinds of actions in the future. This petition is about Microsoft unilaterally taking away consumer choice and forcing their choice onto our computers.

BAD MICROSOFT. YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES.

You can sign the petition here:

https://www.change.org/p/bill-...

Submission + - Bad Microsoft! Stop Pushing Windows 10 On Consumers Uninvited! (change.org)

bratwiz writes: There is a new Change.Org petition to protest Microsoft's unilateral push of Windows 10 onto consumers whether they want it or not. The petition specifically addresses the issue of Bandwidth and Disk Space consumed, the various Privacy Concerns, the fact that Personal Data is sent out to Microsoft and other "unnamed" third-party entities with little way to Opt Out-- yes, it is possible, but not straight-foward, and it isn't entirely clear whether additional monitoring occurs anyway. This issue is not about whether the Windows 10 Operating System is "good" or "bad" particularly, but specifically protests the manner in which it is forced upon consumers with very little regard for their systems which can be broken by the install, or the problems which can occur afterwards such as with device drivers and whatnot, of the changes in the EULA which make it harder to hold Microsoft accountable for these kinds of actions in the future. This petition is about Microsoft unilaterally taking away consumer choice and forcing their choice onto our computers.

BAD MICROSOFT. YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES.

You can sign the petition here:

https://www.change.org/p/bill-...

Comment Re:Awesome (Score 1) 582

In fact, upon reflection, one might even be able to argue that people DO choose pen/screen names / online aliases to represent themselves precisely for the purpose of providing them a new-but-consistent handle in order to stand out, to be the person (stream of consciousness) they really want to be rather than their ordinary old selves. Why would I choose "Bratwiz", a shortened version of "Bratwizard", my handle for decades now. Its original significance is now boring ancient history, and at this point, its just a name which represents me online generally. But its not my only one, I have a few others, depending upon the venue.

One other thing to point out-- many people choose screen names because they have employers who may not always (or ever) agree with their opinions and attitudes. And we've all seen many examples of employer-retribution for posting under a more personally identifiable handle.

Comment Re:Awesome (Score 1) 582

>> So many AC's post in a manner that you know they wouldn't if they were in a face to face with another person.

Well, I don't doubt that. But let me ask you (and anybody else)-- which is the true self, the one with the name or the one with the AC? Maybe we're all really Trolls inside. Sorta like Road-Rage on the Information Super Highway.. (Sorry, couldn't resist :-) When we talk to each other face-to-face we adopt "Public Personas" which are moderated in large part by what we expect other people want to see and hear and discuss. When people have the opportunity to distance themselves from their public persona, a different-- rawer, and likely more "real" persona takes over.

However, my original observation is that your name online doesn't really matter much. So what if you post as "Chester the Wonder Beaver" or "Arthur Smidley"-- does anybody really know who either of those monikers represent? Maybe a small handful-- and a handful who might not even interact in the same circles at that.

The one thing though that is CHILLING, IMO, is that removing the ability to elect your own pen/screen name, removes the ability to criticize without fear of reprisal. Sometimes what needs to be said is so damning or inflammatory, that the messenger gets tarred and feathered for the act of delivering the message.

One last point-- if our "Democracy" is so strong, why can't it withstand a few trolls?

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