Luckily he won't have to. The latest diff patch slated for April 1 should fix over 72% of those. It weighs in at a mere 73GB and is considered essential by Microsoft because an exec's husband wrote portions of it for the Bob project. Awfully caring of Microsoft to help out users like that.
There is one real up side to this. Microsoft as you know only puts out small, efficient updates in the minimal needed package sizes. This should be great comfort to users on metered connections, they are only being lovingly graced with the minimum needed amount of bytes. Can you imagine if Microsoft was one of those companies that pushed out near-daily 100+MB behemoths to update a spelling error in notepad's FAQ? Luckily they don't do this, and we all win!
Note: Yes this is sarcasm. If you didn't get that by the 19th word, go play with some tiles.
I hope I'm not the only one who saw the driver name at the start and initially thought "Weapons of Privacy Destruction"
But in saying it this way, you're attempting to imply you can provide evidence. And I am simply pointing out that there is no reason to even consider that this is a possibility. Don't tell me you will do it later, because that's irrelevant. It's no different than saying nothing at all, or even saying "I have no evidence" or "I cannot provide evidence." They are all exactly equivalent in the end, except that the other methods do not have the implication that you might actually provide the evidence, despite you not giving us a reason to believe that, so it smacks of dishonesty.
Just say nothing at all, unless you have something to contribute. You'll be better off.
If not for you, then it's not difficult for anybody.
I make no claims about what is not hard for others. I do assert that most people do not do it, regardless of how hard it is.
In this case blaming the media is just doing the democrats' dirty work
Yawn. I am uninterested of your characterizations. Either actually make an argument against what I wrote, or do not. So far, you have not.
We all have the same power to turn our backs. You're not that special.
You are not, in any way, arguing against what I wrote.
In theory humans can make the choice.
Of course they can. So? Again: this, in no way whatsoever, implies that the media is not to blame. It just means that we have the power to ignore their bad behavior. But it's still their bad behavior. They are still to blame for it. Obviously.
Until you provide evidence, I won't believe it exists.
(See how this works?)
Incorrect. Page views and the like are cash money.
I meant -- obviously -- there is no journalistic or democratic reason to do it. Everything has a reason.
I don't know of any broadly reported unsourced attacks on Hillary Clinton.
Of course not, you don't read the NYT.
So you have no examples, then. Good to know.
I'm not talking about evidence, I'm talking about railgunner's assertion that it's "obvious".
I get that, but the main point is that there's no reason to report it in the first place, because there is no evidence
Besides, it worked so well on Clinton, can you blame anyone for adopting the tactic?
I don't know of any broadly reported unsourced attacks on Hillary Clinton. Can you give an example? The main attacks I know of on her were based on hacked documents that the DNC and others admitted were genuine; on a report by the FBI that no one called into question on the facts (though admittedly we couldn't verify some of those facts, such as that the information Clinton mishandled was actually classified); and so on.
The media has 'trained' us?
Is it really so hard to turn your back?
Not for me, no. I am one of the very few who actively dismisses any unsourced report.
Where is all this *personal responsibility* that you speak of?
Of course, it is our responsibility to ignore unsourced reports. But that doesn't mean the media isn't responsible for incessantly giving those unsourced reports to us
'Fake news' and the official narrative are frequently synonymous. Why is it the media's fault if people decide to believe them?
Did you not read my comment? I already answered this question: because it's the media that has trained us to believe assertions without evidence.
Even if you think it is in his character, unless there's SOME evidence it happened, then it's irresponsible to treat it as though it's possibly true.
"It's when they say 2 + 2 = 5 that I begin to argue." -- Eric Pepke