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Comment Re:Ok? (Score 1) 560

So, there's a downside to marijuana? OMG alert the press! Tell everyone! Don't talk about cigarettes or alcohol, though. Big companies need that money.

I love how they say, "...the media". The media tries to tell us all the time that marijuana is just horrible and that, "it's illegal for a reason!". How about you let us, as the free people of the US, decide whether we want to smoke it or not? We do the same fucking thing for nicotine and alcohol.

Hypocrites.

I call BS. There are endless studies on the effects of alcohol and cigarettes. You are only upset because it posits there might be a downside to something you enjoy doing

Where I live there is now a 10 Meter rule where you can't smoke or vape within 10 meters of an entryway or bus stop. They also tax alcohol a lot to keep us from drinking too much of it. Meanwhile they are planning to decriminalize marijuana (which I'm ok with as long as it gets the same 10 M rule)

Really, we should be allowed to do what we want provided no one else has to have our choice but we should also be kept fully informed of the potential consequences of our life choices.

Comment Re:So sad that SJWs were the reason (Score 3, Informative) 154

There problem is there is little evidence of wide spread cheating. Most of the accusations come down to and audit that found dead people being registered to vote and people registered to vote in 2 (or more) districts. Both are true statements but the people making the accusations are leaving out that both of those scenarios were happening by accident thanks to antiquated registration systems. People who moved weren't being removed from their old district when they registered at the new one and people who died weren't being properly flagged and removed. Trump was right when he said the 1.8 million dead people weren't voting for him, but they weren't voting for anyone else either.

That's not to say that it doesn't happen. There have been arrests, but people have blown the problem out of proportion and as a result, it became a law enforcement issue rather than a bureaucratic one

Comment Re:Pretty Lame (Score 1) 100

The article itself says that Defender was included with Windows 8, which internally isn't all that different from Windows 10. Getting their software approved for the Windows Store in a short time frame sounds more likely.

You would think so but you would be wrong. The place I work uses Kaspersky and I can tell you that it Worked on 8 and failed to install on 10 and that was not the only software we had trouble with.

All of our software works on Windows 7, some works on Windows 8, some works on only certain Windows 8 installs(we can't find the pattern), and some fails on Windows 10 even though it worked on Windows 8

Comment Re:It's not surprising... (Score 4, Informative) 176

RTFA! They had used a custom version of Ubuntu so they were likely doing the support themselves with a custom setup tuned to their environment and on that level (15 000 desktops) it was likely cheaper. The larger problem is: What happens when someone sends you a document that your version of OpenOffice doesn't like or you need software that doesn't run on Linux? Libre Office file compatibility still isn't 100% (mostly there compared to word, chokes on PowerPoint sides and doesn't do VBA ever)

And that is where it comes down to use cases. Linux has a lower total cost on the desktop when it does everything you need it to. But if you need something that Linux doesn't have software for, the lower cost just doesn't matter.

Comment Re:Hillary is a queen (Score 1) 436

Although it's rarely about that when the Bible says God judged a nation. I've come to the conclusion that the story of Sodom and Gomorrah is one of the most misunderstood scripture references. People get caught up in the fact that it was men the town wanted to have sex with, and somehow overlook the fact that they weren't willing to take no for an answer. It was less about them all being gay rather than the entire town wanting to gang rape a couple of strangers.

And then we have verses like this that suggest that the tea partying Christian Right would be more at fault than the entire gay community if God himself were to come down today and start smiting:

Ezekiel 16:49 English Standard Version (ESV)

49 Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy.

Comment Re:BuzzFeed? (Score 3, Informative) 436

So far in the last month of this election this is the "news" I've seen:
  • *Obama is planning to declare Sharia law.
  • *Obama is planning to declare martial law and be president for life.
  • *Obama is the Anti-Christ
  • *Hillary is planning to declare Sharia law
  • *The UN is going to invade the US and take away people's guns
  • *Obama has invited the Chinese to invade Texas in the event that Trump wins
  • *NBC already has the fake election results ready.

And that's just the blatant stuff and excludes Breitbart.

Comment Re:More like... (Score 1) 275

Some of it was indeed crappy and a lot of that was agreed to buy people who haven't worked here in years, and some of it is being replaced but that's a multi year project. Life is complicated when you work for a multinational that is a spinoff from another multinational. That's on top of the hardware(IP KVM, network equipment, EMC SAN) using Java clients that don't run at all under the updated Java security settings and we have had to keep Windows 2003 in a VM to deal with some of it.

Also, one of our problems was the Cisco VPN client (we had to upgrade and buy new licenses) and no one ever got fired for buying Cisco.

Comment Re:More like... (Score 4, Insightful) 275

Doubtful, The parent company of the place I work demands all PCs worldwide to be Windows 7 only and they aren't the only corporation that has this policy. We still have software that doesn't run on windows 8/10 so this news is a shafting for us. More likely MS is embarrassed by the consumer dislike of windows 10. MS is famous for putting internal politics ahead of business logic.

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