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Comment Re: "if you have been looking for a new Chromebook (Score 1) 109

ok, that's your choice, but it just seems like all your 'issues' aren't actually valid - at least, not any more. Perhaps it's time to have another look, especially now some are coming out that have some actual horsepower - it's surprising how much you need for even a half reasonable number of tabs/windows.

Comment WSL? (Score 0) 288

Have you considered WSL?

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-...

I'm finding it has possibilities but I mostly work on the command line and do web development so only need chrome other than that.

It's good that Windows ensures everything works and I just leave it alone and work in bash and chrome.

It's still beta but I find it already largely works.

Comment factor in the importance of data being protected (Score 2) 114

I would be interested in seeing the results of an investigation into a similar study that also factors in the importance of what is *behind* the password.

I don't think I'm the only one who puts more effort into choosing a 'good' password for things that are of value. I choose really quite poor passwords for things I really don't care about - eg have no sensitive information behind the login. For things like cash point cards, and other things in front of my actual money, I attempt to use much better passwords.

I think there are many things of little or no value, while just a few of high value. I guess this might skew the numbers somewhat. It's probably quite difficult to factor in this aspect, but it makes me question the conclusions.

Comment Re:more guns needed (Score 1) 1134

doesn't that simply escalate the issue - ie the people who want to commit mass murder will simply use bombs instead...yeah, a bit like the nuclear arms race?

That also works for their primary purpose, ie against a tyrannical government, does it not? It seems to work that way anyway, judging from how militarised the police force are these days. They're really not much different to the army, as far as I can tell.

Comment Re:not all sets have a solution (Score 1) 208

Well, that's why I said 'perhaps' - not because it isn't important, but that spelling and dress sense indicate a lack of it to any significant degree. I would argue that it almost always matters too...well, that you have to be *perfect* at it.

If it were important to be perfect at 'attention to detail' then almost all recruiters should never have been hired. They are so incredibly picky about typos and wot-not on CVs/resumes, and yet the job specs they put out are usually riddled with them; and worse, they're often technically dubious too (IMO).

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