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Comment Re:Is there a problem? (Score 5, Insightful) 67

Translation: GOT THE JOKE??? I am an FSF neckbeard and consider Windows malicious for not conforming with my personal definition of non-malicious, and for that reason I think Webroot flagging Windows files as malicious is funny!!111 Joking aside, this incident proves WebRoot doesn't run automated tests before farting out a definition update, which every AV vendor should do.

Comment Re:Okay, but... (Score 0) 177

Still, Tesla is pretty much the next Comcast. There is nothing patented about the coaxial wires that Comcast owns either, it is owning essential infrastructure in many places where nobody else does that gives them their power, because it would be very difficult for a competitor to replicate all that infrastructure. Remember, Comcast was cheap during their land-grab years.

Comment Again? (Score -1) 135

Yup, Microsoft pulled the same trick as they did to Original Xbox owners again. Aka, announce a console, then after a short period of time announce a second console, radically different and hence by definition incompatible. At least the PS4 is supposed to be compatible with the PS4 Pro, albeit with worse graphics. There is no way this "Scorpio" thing is compatible with the Xbox One, and probably not even with the Xbox One S which was launched very recently, not in any meaningful way. And we all know where AAA developer will steer towards. I almost expected the Xbox team to pull this trick again, glad I didn't fall for it again.

Comment Re: 2018 (Score 2) 386

But after that, the gpu drivers were excellent, the battery life was as good as win 7 (compared to the worse battery life of desktop linux) and if the laptop had switchable graphics, they worked seamlessly. This is what I tell to people who say "you just need to get used to desktop linux". Desktop Linux has worse gpu drivers and worse battery life (because it can't trigger the low power modes of the gpu) and no amount of getting used to will fix that. Pah... I will take Win10 and its spying anytime. I am not hurt by Win10's spying. Having worse gpu drivers and battery life does hurt me, because it is giving me less value for the laptop I paid for.

Comment Re:Good. (Score 1) 312

The "idea stagnation" in Hollywood is not caused as much by copyrights, but trademarks. When Hollywood makes Hellraiser 23 they don't use the copyrights of the first movie that much but the trademarks involved. And Trademarks are forever to prevent people from hijacking on other people's franchises. The real reason for Hollywood's stagnation was control of the distribution chain, which is what Netflix changed.

Comment Re:Good. (Score 1) 312

And if I may add, Hollywood should stop selling movies on "remakes" of old formats nobody wants, such as spinning optical discs. Aka, what Blu-Ray is. Most people nowadays watch movies on devices that don't even have an optical drive. But you see, if Hollywood embraces streaming as a first-class medium, they won't be able to charge upwards of 50 bucks for a movie and even more for "collector's editions". You see, Hollywood doesn't want to give up on the idea that some a fancy case and some plastic stuff bundled inside makes a movie worth up to 10 times more compared to the streaming price.

Comment Re: Private Offices (Score 1) 360

This. In this age of Slack, I can ask any question I want to any developer (for example which certificate to use for internal site X, because there is no documentation for that on the internal wiki) and he can answer at his own leisure and configure his notifications at any level he wants, and we are supposed to believe the open floor plan exists because cooperation? No sir, the open floor plan is so that your developer lead knows if you are wasting time on Reddit Facebook at work. Interruptions are collateral damage. Since the alternative is arbitrary performance goals (to prevent you from wasting time excessively), I will take the open floor plan. I use plugins and custom css to make Reddit and Facebook look like the company's internal wiki anyway ;-)

Comment Re:also in the news ... (Score 1) 476

The Gig Economy in a nutshell: Have workers engage in a race to the bottom with each other over who can work the most hours for the least pay. Sorry, but that's where piece-work leads to, and that's what Uber and similar services lead to. Motto: Your grand-dad didn't get paid minimum wage when driving his horse-drawn hackney carriage, nor did he have employee benefits, and you shouldn't either when driving your Uber car(tm) Uber should be forced to pay minimum wage and have their drivers work only 8 hours. PS: No need for guillotines. The last time that was tried, the revolution got stolen by Napolen. All people need is to wake up and demand any workaround against minumum wage and 8-hour work (aka what Uber is) to be forced to comply with minimum wage and 8 hours...

Comment Re: What a stupid name. (Score 1) 116

Nah, the worst is behind us, considering TV doesn't own the majority of people's free time anymore, but instead the internet does. Remember how TV tried to brand ISIS as "rebels" and "fighters" (ahh, so poetic) during the first years of the Syruan civil war and The Economist called for an airstrike on Assad so the job of ISIS would be made easier, while many independent news websites correctly identified ISIS as murderers and jihadists, which is exactly what they are? I want to see more of that happening in the future. It means we 've passed peak stupid, where "peak stupid" is basically a news cartel force-feeding doublethink on people according to what servers their interest at the given time, destroying critical and rational thought in the process.

Comment Re:Lubuntu perhaps? (Score 1) 119

Does Lubuntu rely on distro-specific repositories as the recommended way to install software? Answer: Yes, it does. If so, it cannot be used for this sort of refurbishing because this is not what people want. Repositories delay users from getting new apps at best and prevent them at all usually (for example,I can't have the latest VLC and LibreOffice on my Ubuntu 14.04 despite being a relatively new release, while my 6-year old Windows 7 netbook runs these apps perfectly). So, no, Lubuntu can't be used. When WinXP support gets completely dropped in the following months by most apps, I expect people to switch to pirate Win7 which gives them instant access to new apps just by downloading a generic exe without having to wait for the repository middlemen. Android is similar, aka one or two generic apks, and they work on all (non-completely-ancient) Androids from Nexus to Sansung TouchWiz Android to LG Android to ODROID. No need for specific repos. But Android doesn't have a mouse friendly UI (yet).

Comment Re:Lubuntu perhaps? (Score 1) 119

Does Lubuntu rely on distro-specific repositories as the recommended way to install software? Answer: Yes, it does. If so, it cannot be used for this sort of refurbishing because this is not what Does Lubuntu rely on distro-specific repositories as the recommended way to install software? Answer: Yes, it does. If so, it cannot be used for this sort of refurbishing because this is not what people want. Repositories delay users from getting new apps at best and preventing them at all usually (for example, I can't gave people want from their OS. Repositories delay users from getting new apps at best and preventing them at all in the most common scenario (for example, I can't have the latest VLC and LibreOffice on my Ubuntu 14.04 despite being a relatively release, while my 6-year old Windows 7 netbook runs these apps perfectly). So, no, Lubuntu can't be used. When WinXP support gets completely dropped in the following months from most apps, I expect people to switch to pirate Win7 which gives them instant access to new apps just by downloading a generic exe without having to wait for the repository middlemen. Android is similar, aka one or two generic apks, and they work on all (non-completely-ancient) Androids from Nexus to Sansung TouchWiz Android to LG Android to ODROID. No need for specific repos. But Android doesn't have a mouse friendly UI (yet).

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