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Comment Inflammatory Headline (Score 1) 356

How can Microsoft claim that "Windows 7 doesn't meet the demands for modern Technology"? Technology hasn't changed enough since the release of Windows 7! We are still using computers that operate on transistor-based digital electronics. Public acceptance of Quantum computers is still at least a decade away.

Microsoft, I propose a new headline: "Windows 10 doesn't meet the demands for customer usability".

Comment Re:Simple (Score 1) 356

A customer of mine, whom I do PC support for, insists on using AOL Desktop for her web browser on Windows 10. The AOL Desktop just adds window dressing to IE, and uses IE for all page rendering. Not to mention that AOL Desktop has its own huge set of security flaws, makes Windows 10 with AOL the most insecure OS ever!

Comment Re:Well Trump has one thing right (Score 0) 524

Yet that madman and a wildcard managed to overcome the challenge from sixteen politically smart guys and the Republican party machine to become the candidate and then go on to defeat the Democratic candidate, who was supremely qualified and politically adept ; she was fully supported by her party, the media and Hollywood and yet she was beaten by Trump.

You obviously have no idea what you are talking about. Remember Obama, and Clooney telling us that Trump would never, ever, be elected President and they are very smart and full of political nous.

Remember all the political pundits and pollsters telling us Trump had got no chance against the eminently qualified and capable Clinton?

Well here we are with this "madman and wild card" as president who is now setting up to rearrange the relationship with China to America's advantage. He is doing the same with NAFTA, TPP and TTIP. He intends to make sure America becomes energy self sufficient. All this to bring jobs and wealth to AMerica for the national benefit.

You, and all of your ilk, can witter on about Trump as much as you like but the hard fact is that he has never been a politician yet he has rolled over the political class in America and he is about to do the same to China. You, your friends and the Chinese are making a big mistake to underestimate Trump. You think you understand him and make glib pseudo-psychiatric analyses of him but you actually have no understanding of him at all.

Comment Re:Unintentionally hilarious (Score 0) 172

Then what about robots depicted in video games or movies? Should they be "obviously" robots, or maybe have a big red label that says "This is a robot"?

There is a new video game called "Nier: Automata" where you control the actions of an android... But she looks like a teenage girl in a black dress. She uses a sword and projectiles to destroy other robots that look "obviously" like robots. She relates to other androids like a human would, as if they were human, and has emotional reactions like a human would. I'm not quite sure of the reason, but I think the game wouldn't have the same impact on the player if it were just Robotron.

Comment Re:Idiots (Score 1) 172

Also, the laws of science fiction do not apply to the real world in the first place. The AI's that we have today would be unable to be governed by any of the 3 laws, simply because AI's do not work that way, and are nowhere that robust. I think the power switch is the best alternative.

As for robots paying taxes, that just sounds like licensing fees, and I think we can do without those.

Comment Re:i always hated tape (Score 1) 562

So many different ways audio quality on cassette can suck:

Tape stretches - audio slows down
Tape creased - muffled audio or dropouts
Reels not turning smoothly - WOW and FLUTTER
Track mis-alignment - crosstalk from a song on other side of tape (played in reverse)
Broken tape - Sure, you can maybe splice it back together, but unlike film, you're going to notice the gap.

Don't leave it in your car on a hot day - will melt
Don't leave on top of your speaker - magnetic field will affect it.

And *NOBODY* ever properly cleaned the pinch roller and capstan on their player (especially in car radios - It's just too difficult to get into those), causing increased risk of your tape being eaten.
Also, so many tape problems will affect songs on BOTH sides of the tape.

Audio Cassettes: Good Riddance!

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