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Comment Re:MS Hates Linux (Score 1) 478

The excuse is BS. Microsoft is the cause, by allowing crapware to be bundled in the first place

MS doesn't control what H/W manufacturers package with the OS. For be signature compliant they need to follow rules MS put in place.

Also, other OSes manage to get better hardware compatibility out of the box without Microsoft's massive labour force or playing around with drivers suddenly not working

That statement isn't clear to me. I don't know if your saying other OSes come with better h/w support than MS or the other way around. I'd like to know which other OSes you speak of because last I checked MAC OS didn't have any driver support beyond their own h/w. As for Linux, they have barebone hardware support which MS pretty much matches.

At first, Linux distributions just weren't easy to install for everyday end users. Today, that isn't true. However, most of the Linux support is still handled by the community and there is no accountability by any given entity. Dell, HP and company would love to put a free OS on their H/W but they don't want to handle OS issues because it now becomes their responsibility.

Comment Re:News Flash! (Score 1) 428

After reading the summary for that movie, can't say I have any desire to see it. And not just because of spoilers.

I'm a big sap for time travel stories, but when you set up the plot as hard sci fi and then as the movie putters along you start invoking wormholes and time travel and at the end, the big message is TEH FEEEEELS...dammit guys...

It ends up being one step away from "a wizard did it."

Comment Captain Pedant (Score 1) 181

The computer in question here is a Commodore C64 that has been balancing driveshafts non-stop for a quarter of a century.

It's been running this program 24/7 for the last 25 years? Wow, this must be a really busy repair shop.

"Non-stop" in a computing context like this to mean "daily" is rather misleading, and a large factor on the reliability of the machine is whether they're shutting it down and starting it up every day. So it's a relevant complaint.

Comment Re: dust (Score 1) 181

Also, European Nationalism gave rise to the bloodiest conflict the world has ever seen, so tone it down.

Thanks for mixing Poland into the European (?) nationalism. Let's put it straight: it was German nationalism which started the war (NSDAP = NATZIONALSozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei). Ever heard about Fall Weiss? Not really a Polish code name, is it.

So basically you're agreeing with him...

Comment BAU (Score 1) 98

It's interesting to see so many messages defending Russian meddling on ./ early in the morning before the US wakes up.

It seems to the MO these days on the Internet. China, Russia, etc. are doing overt and covert campaigns while the US and the West are doing SIGINT. Both are just as bad for the average man or woman.

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