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Comment Re:Whole thing, not "at all" (Score 1) 72

No I'm trying to explain an observed effect, far more thinking than you have ever done in your miserable life.

I don't care really care either way which of the two goober was the slightly less goobery one, I'm approaching this as a strategic issue.

I hope that increases you post count enough you get that bonus from the Hilary campaign! The money came from Wells Fargo bilking customers, but whatever. I'll not respond further since you are an even larger goober than the pair of the candidates combined.

Comment Re:To what purpose? (Score 1) 123

I'm kind of struggling for what this is good for besides giving switch vendors a reason to push needless IDF upgrades and technology vendors yet another upcharge option.

It's actually cost-saving since you can use the same cabling.

1 gig Ethernet is already overkill for just about every desktop purpose

Yes, but that's not what it's for. It's for feeding these fancy new wireless access points, without having to do wiring. Customers will already have to purchase APs, they're not going to balk at buying a switch to feed them. It's not really interesting to the home user unless they've got multiple users doing remote storage, or if it turns out to be close to the price of 1GbE... or at least, notably cheaper than 10GbE. Then most of the few niche home users who need more than 1GbE will probably use it.

Comment Re:Beautiful (Score 1) 123

I expect it will be the RARE company that will actually need 5Gbps per workstation. Most can probably get by on 100Mbps.

The faster the network is, the more you use it. That leads to more files stored on the network and actually getting backed up. Yeah, you can back up files from workstations, but how inconvenient... and often, how fragile.

Comment Re:old laser jet 4s? (Score 1) 188

You don't have to go that far into the past. You can get a HPLJ2300. $3 or so on eBay gets you a stick-on PCB which will bypass the toner DRM. Just transfer it to your next toner cart with some nice thin double-sided foam tape. It's a drastically better printer than a HPLJ4.

However, neither of these printers will print color, which is probably a requirement for his mom. She should just go to Kinko's.

Comment Re:Just don't buy HP (Score 1) 188

I'm coming at you from an HP laptop I bought this year and have been happy with. But I bought a printer this year and after hearing that they are acting like such bastards about it I am very glad I didn't buy HP.

I am still using a HPLJ2300DN with a jetdirect card in, and I love it. But I had an HP laptop with the G71 Quadro FX1500 which had a known wire bonding problem. It took over 24 hours of phone time to get the machine replaced. Fuck HP sideways. I won't buy anything new of theirs. I hear there's another printer made about the same time as the 2300 which is a little bigger and fancier and also good, but this fucker is multi-protocol and prints 17 PPM at 600 dpi which is really enough for anyone... who's just printing documentation.

Comment Whole thing, not "at all" (Score 1) 72

You're going to lose that wager. Early Neilson ratings are showing the debate broke the all-time record for viewers.

Yes, that's people who "tuned in" - that is watched it at all. I agree that was very high.

I'm saying a lot of people "tuned out" after the first half hour or so, I saw a ton of people on social media saying exactly that. They got tired after a while, both voices are irritating. Even if they didn't turn it off, they were not really watching with full attention after that point. The Neilson ratings say anything about that.

Hillary may technically have "won on points" but if you read the link I posted (not from a conservative source either) it shows Trump actually won massively among watchers. So the only way that happened is if people were not paying attention later in the debate.

Comment Re:Good-but Enterprise only (Score 1) 141

Thanks for your reply

So basically you can opt out of the defered updates of delaying 3 to 4 months of updates to 10 like in the pro to 10 years. That can be a plus for certain industries like hospitals that need to have a certified FDA approved image.

Anything else? Especially for home users or even medium sized businesses for renting computers. I kind of like the idea of different channels like the pro where you can be 1 version behind with security or go older for just security updates.

Comment Re:For limited values of 'you'. (Score 1) 141

Alright I want examples. If I am going to consult I can save customers money by using the pro version.

It seems slashdot as the last 5 years is turning into Stalins saying of repeat a lie enough and it will be truth. I see no reason why the enterprise version has more features.

From what I read here from slashdotters the pro version has no GPO support whatsoever, all commercials that take up full screen ads, all updates forced with no settings, etc. I have news? I own 10 pro! I see nothing of the sorts other than tinfoil hats getting +5s.

Yes the appstore puts on tiles that say try X and it yes I do not like the keystroke logger for telemetry. That bothers me! I have the ads off in settings in the pro and I defer updates for all but security by default and have a time set for when to install by default under 10 pro.

The only GPO out of 100 is a setting for a lock screen and disabling the telemetry. Big freaking deal.

I am open if I am wrong. I just hate the advice here that everyone needs to rent their own computers

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