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Comment Re:Hilarious (Score 5, Interesting) 187

My aunt went on a long rant about how much slower her ipad ran after Windows 10 updated. To be clear... she is actually talking about her Apple iPad. But everything wrong in the world, including her slow iPad is because of the windows 10 update.

I agree with your sentiment, it's almost certainly a wifi issue. Because Wifi sucks... a lot. I developed a wireless device that delivered wifi video to devices and it was a huge pain in the ass. You just had to accept that reliability and range would be shit, especially in a busy environment. How many times has Steve Jobs chastised the audience that they wouldn't get to see a demo if they didn't turn off their wifi?

Comment I legitimately want this (Score 1) 56

I want this at my office too. Sometimes we need to upload a 15GB file to the cloud for a client and we only have 20mbps up. If we could spend $2 to uncap to the full 100/100 symmetrical for $2 we would definitely do that. Even if we did it once a day for 30 minutes that would be $60/mo instead if the $200 extra a month symmetrical 100 up would cost.

Comment Re:Why unemployment rates look good (Score 1) 50

I always thought it ridiculous on sci-fi shows like Star Trek (yes, I know it's fiction), that such an advanced ship would require such a huge crew when the computer was so advanced and could probably fly the ship better by itself. Now I understand why they had such a big crew... busywork to keep more people employed and artificially deflate the unemployment figures.

And yet in most episodes almost none of the crew does anything useful. So I think it's more like the Marines/Navy. The Navy provides the ship and can run the ship with a small crew but it's all of the other jobs that are just there "for the ride". Whenever we're introduced to new crew members it's always like "Astrobiologist". Aka, they do nothing on the ship itself they just go to a planet and then start working.

Comment Re:Non-controversial (Score 2, Interesting) 756

Hillary also admitted she has a "public policy" and "private policy",

Yes and she's 100% right. It's impossible to find a diplomatic compromise if you can't sit down out of the public eye and hash out your differences without having to worry about your exact language. You can't negotiate any kind of deal in a public sphere. People will be looking over their shoulder unable to speak freely and nothing will get done. A lot of politics recently has been everybody covering their ass from their base and therefore unwilling to sit down and find real solutions. Read the actual quote everybody not just some headline which was literally written by a staffer in the context of "This is how our opponents would twist this."

You just have to sort of figure out how to -- getting back to that word, "balance" -- how to balance the public and the private efforts that are necessary to be successful, politically, and that's not just a comment about today. That, I think, has probably been true for all of our history, and if you saw the Spielberg movie, Lincoln, and how he was maneuvering and working to get the 13th Amendment passed, and he called one of my favorite predecessors, Secretary Seward, who had been the governor and senator from New York, ran against Lincoln for president, and he told Seward, I need your help to get this done. And Seward called some of his lobbyist friends who knew how to make a deal, and they just kept going at it. I mean, politics is like sausage being made. It is unsavory, and it always has been that way, but we usually end up where we need to be. But if everybody's watching, you know, all of the back room discussions and the deals, you know, then people get a little nervous, to say the least. So, you need both a public and a private position. And finally, I think -- I believe in evidence-based decision making. I want to know what the facts are. I mean, it's like when you guys go into some kind of a deal, you know, are you going to do that development or not, are you going to do that renovation or not, you know, you look at the numbers. You try to figure out what's going to work and what's not going to work.

She wants unfettered world trade with open borders

Yeah she has a dream of free trade in the western hemisphere. I do too. It sounds like a nice dream. It's a good goal to work towards where we have and sustainable energy. We don't need border regulation and everybody is happy and rich. Is that not a good dream for the future? You *WANT* the future to look like the present with a bunch of walled off states afraid of their own shadow?

âoeMy dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders, some time in the future with energy that is as green and sustainable as we can get it, powering growth and opportunity for every person in the hemisphere.â

Comment Shocking! (Score 3, Interesting) 756

Hillary admits that campaigns are expensive "I wish it weren't so but I don't know how to change it" and therefore she will need campaign contributions to win! What a calling admission.

And to also admit that maybe professionals who are experts in a field would be necessary to help regulate the industry! Next she is going to say that maybe a computer scientist or white hat hacker should help write cyber defense policy.

Comment Re:Still trying... (Score 1) 124

Still trying to figure out why my PC needs an alarm clock or camera app..

You need a camera app because other apps can call on the camera app. So it's almost a library as much as an app.

Similarly if you uninstall alarm and you use Cortana to "set an alarm" she would error out.

The apps that you can uninstall are generally now apps that aren't required by Cortana/Windows to perform an action.

Comment Re:"there is NO EXCUSE to knowingly kill the kerne (Score 1) 294

Actually Linus, there is a good excuse - when the failing of a logic assertion could silently lead to behavior that is worse than a kernel halt, specifically data corruption.

Which raises the obvious question: why are there still faults which can result in data corruption? What's the excuse for there being a scenario where recovery would require data to be corrupted instead of at worst lost--which is the alternative to a kernel suicide.

Comment Re:Ranting (Score 1, Interesting) 294

The Corporate Fascists want a stable and predictable economy in which the rules are well understood and consistent. They also of course want anything they can get for free and also want a pony. Most of the Corporate Fascist Interests perfectly overlap with most of the population.

Obviously we need to be diligent in ensuring that they don't get everything they want for free but it's completely wrong to say that they prefer the buffoon to the crook. The "crook" is accused of storing a few documents that shouldn't have been stored in email. That doesn't really affect the stability of world markets or the predictability of society. In fact like 99.9999999999999999999999999999999999999% of the world, the Crook's emails don't affect them in the slightest. On the other hand a trade war with China would affect everybody including the Corporate Fascists' interests negatively.

If my choice is supporting corporate fascists or supporting anarchists I'll pick the corporate fascists any day. Corporate fascists interest far more often overlap with most of the population's self-interest. Rarely to anarchists' interests overlap with anyone else's since by definition they're only looking out for themselves.

The Corporate Fascists are like an ox. If you don't mind them they'll trample the crops and eat your food reserves. If you watch them and regulate them you can use them to plow your fields.

Comment Re:recurring? (Score 1) 76

I really really really wish my credit card company addressed this problem specifically with unique number generation.

I'm tired of having to update my Netflix every time my card number gets hacked. Let me send out a new number and track it on the website for my card. Then when one number gets compromised through a hack or physically or cloned I just burn that number.

In this case let my physical card number have a rotating auth code/or use an authenticator app and then my subscriptions can all be on unique numbers.

Comment Re: Every minute is too much (Score 1) 87

Only every 4 hours ? Lol. What's the point of reading that kind of crap.

There were several news stories posted within an hour of the train crash this morning. 4 hours is plenty to write out the who-what-when-where. Not enough time to write a Rolling Stone expose but plenty of time to cover "news".

"A train crashed today into a crowded station. "It was awful," said Bob. At this time it's not believed to be a terrorist attack but investigators have only just begun piecing through the evidence. About 100 people were injured and as of writing there are no reports of fatalities although there were numerous seriously injured."

There, that's a reasonably insightful breaking news summary that took about 3 minutes to write. Give someone 80x as long and a couple hours to ask questions at a press conference and you've got a thorough reporting of the day's big news event.

Comment Re:Questions to Hillary's fans (Score 1) 375

Plus, McCain's and Cruz's birthplaces only became an issue because of the precedent set by the birthers about Obama.

Actually McCain and Cruz birther issue came up because neither was born in the Continental United States (Cruz: Canada, McCain in a military base in central America) and that's public knowledge and not denied by either candidate. The Birther question of McCain and Cruz is whether or not their being born outside of the Continental United States still means they're "natural born citizens". It's a real constitutional question not a witch hunt to prove something based on the color of their skin.

It's the difference between someone coming into a job interview and saying "I smoked pot yesterday, is that a problem?" And some random black guy getting drug tested presumably because he's black.

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