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Comment Re:Spyware (Score 3, Insightful) 982

A friend's Dell that uses bluetooth for everything was hosed beyond repair, because it killed the keyboard and mouse functionality even in the bios. He closed the popup for weeks and was caught by the latest "update" that made the red X mean "yes, please fubar my box."

Telemetry? Canonical, Redhat and others have been collecting telemetry on various issues for years. However, Microsoft is a closed box - so you really believe telemetry data from a corporation that is opaque and has already agreed to aid law enforcement by essentially fishing for untoward activities, is not a big deal? This is literally allowing LEA an open window into your home.

How's that for FUD? Facts, Uncertainty, and a Dubious product.

Comment Emotional Bandwidth (or strength) (Score 1) 496

To summarize the article, it comes down to 2 keys: Diet and Exercise. What is never talked about (sometimes hinted at or briefly touched on) is the 3rd Key:

Emotional Bandwidth (or perhaps, emotional strength or support.)

The author did say that at 1 or 2 points that weightloss certainly requires discipline, but that doesn't really explain it fully.

In order to be truly successful at achieving a healthy weight on a long term basis, one needs a good deal of emotional support/strength/will-power/whathaveyou. This is why when you're part of a Weight Watchers group or are part of a team that trains regularly or you have a personal trainer, things tend to go well.

When life is not going so well, many of us compensate by stopping the hard workouts and eating more (both of which make us feel better in the short term.) Then once we get used to the extra feeling of more food and sitting around, it becomes habit.

More needs to be said about how to bolster Emotional Bandwidth (strength, support, discipline, etc.)

Comment Acer Aspire V15 Nitro (Score 1) 325

I just got an Acer Aspire V15 Nitro and one of the things I like about it, is that it runs quite cool even after compiling software for half an hour. Then again, that doesn't require the NVIDIA card to do anything, and I don't know how that would affect the temperature. As I just got it, my experience with it is limited, but I like it so far. It's a very fast machine.

Comment Re:Weird article (Score 1) 14

The bizarre thing is that you're accusing me of "singling out one particular issue based purely on the person implementing it," when you have literally no example of me ever doing that, ever, least of all in this discussion, where if anything I was taking Gruber's side.

Comment Re:Weird article (Score 1) 14

... you did seem to lament the courts' inaction ...

Not in any way, no, I did not.

you ... always singl[e] out one particular issue based purely on the person implementing it

You're a liar.

When talking about transparency, it's yours that is the most obvious...

I agree. I am nearly completely transparent and obvious and clear. I lack pretense or disguise.

Comment Re:At first glance, I liked the first response... (Score 1) 24

... exactly the way your financiers want it ...

No. It's true that the framers and most people who understand politics want the people to be ignorant about most issues in government, because otherwise, the people would be spending too much time watching government and not enough time enjoying life and being productive. Everyone should want to be ignorant about most things, especially most things government does. Otherwise you'll be miserable.

But it's not true that they want people to be ignorant, but with a delusion of lack of ignorance. You're just making things up.

... with its present day monolithic two-face one party system. Not a single independent in the house. Smells very bad...

There's no objective reason why it's a bad thing.

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