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Comment Re:That far? (Score 1) 77

from the article,

The new view was obtained on July 10, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. PDT (1:30 p.m. EDT, 5:30 UTC), when the spacecraft was 2.7 million miles (4.3 million kilometers) from Jupiter on the outbound leg of its initial 53.5-day capture orbit. The color image shows atmospheric features on Jupiter, including the famous Great Red Spot, and three of the massive planet's four largest moons -- Io, Europa and Ganymede, from left to right in the image.

"JunoCam will continue to take images as we go around in this first orbit," said Candy Hansen, Juno co-investigator from the Planetary Science Institute, Tucson, Arizona. "The first high-resolution images of the planet will be taken on August 27 when Juno makes its next close pass to Jupiter."

Comment Re:Here is how to hold Microsoft accountable (Score 1) 312

- Back up your data files
- Wipe that abusive shit operating system off your machine
- Install Linux.

Don't look back.

Fantasy land...

You now can then stare at the computer and realize that none of the applications and tools use you are on your now almost completely useless workstation....

Your solution is simplistic and really not very realistic for most people even those with good technical knowlege.

A workstation is more than the OS that is loaded on it. Just replace Windows with Linux and you have a box that pretty much doesn't do anything, Just like if you loaded Windows on a new workstation.

It is the applications that you use on the OS where most of what you do takes place.

What many people find is that can't find replacements for the applications they use daily or only find limited numbers of apps which work completely different, don't offer the same options or features (even if it is a Linux version of the same application). Even after a long time of searching and trying various applications you are still nowhere close to where you were before you made that jump. And you have eaten up all that spare time you never had in the first place.

You use the right tool for the job. I have a primary workstation with Win7, it has hundreds of applications I use daily for my own business, personal use, and interacting with others. It is backed up via 3 different backup solutions to ensure I don't lose my info and is the central location for most of my info.

If you look at my servers, you won't find a winbox among them. All of them are either Linux (debian), AIX a smattering of Solaris and I still have some FreeBSD boxes for specific tasks. I don't use them for a workstation, most of them are non-gui based setup, command line.

Right tools for the right jobs.

Comment Malware protection didn't work (Score 1) 250

To protect user's systems from malware attacks, ASUS motherboards implement the Microsoft Secure Boot feature by default. This feature performs a legal loader check to boot into the OS. As Windows 7 does not support Secure Boot (, with the update of KB3133977, the system might detect inconsistent OS loader keys, resulting in boot failure.

Apparenltly the Secure Boot feature to protect from malware by ASUS didn't work.

Comment Re:updates, updates, ... (Score 3, Interesting) 126

If an app is built for just that phone then you have a point, but they aren't. They are built for many phones, different versions of Android and as such there is a constant update process to fix issues with the app working on one thing or the next. What phone are you using that makes it so you can barely use it when it is getting an update? Perhaps you have too many apps?

Comment Re:I'm not renewing prime this year... (Score 1) 79

- Items listed as having Prime often do not arrive for 5-6 business days. This is typical for larger items. It annoys me that Amazon lists tham as prime (to me this means item will arrive 2-3 business days), and their practice of having fine print about extra handling time for some prime items is abrasive. Just don't list it as Prime if it won't be shipped for 3-4 days!

You must living timbuktu... and order really off the wall stuff. Here in Phx, a major Amazon warehouse is so close this just doesn't happen. I get all Prime items in 2 business days or sometimes even the next day. It is rare for an item to miss the 2 day business delivery date.

- The streaming video options are weak and I don't like the picture quality

Don't really use Prime for this... so it is an extra for me. Gives me a second place to look if Netflix doesn't have something.

- "Prime day" is a joke

Yes it is a joke considering anyone can basically participate (even non-prime members with a free signup) this for me is a non-issue. Who has time to spend all day on a business day watching to see what is going on sale.

- They raised the annual price of Prime 3x since I signed up

Only the second annual price increase as long as I've been a member for many years.

- Items shipped prime from Amazon have shown up obivously used or broken multiple many times over the past year (much more often than before)
- Amazon's support people were really hard to deal with when things in the above bullet point happened

This has never been an issue. Contact with Amazon has normally been quick and to the point and I have never waited for a resolution to the issue.

- I have been finding better prices on many things from retailers like Costco and Walmart compared to what Amazon offers

Seriously? Non-savvy consumers get what they get when they don't research what they are buying before hitting the buy button. There are always trade offs to things you buy and where you buy them. For the most part Amazon is convenience of getting the item fast without having to go out and deal with the crowds, heat etc, but are not always the best price... Costco doesn't always have the best deals either and Walmart... many times doesn't have the quality items to even start with.

Comment Re:Good (Score 1) 628

I've never seen a Windows system that was broken by an update.

I have. I never do updates until the following weekend when I have time to deal with an issue. I also keep my workstation online for days on end with work which I can pick up remotely where ever I happen to be. A reboot is not a desired option in the middle of a work week when I have no time to deal with a mess up.

I can't afford to be a guinea pig.

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