Paul Thurrott, is that you?
Paul Thurrott, is that you?
Except no one was 'selling' anything - it was a free service, offered as-is.
Have we heard anything from Google about this yet?
I wonder if all the stuff he claims to have lost ever really existed...
No, we must immediately lock down the internet, and/or monitor every word that passes on it. Think of the children!
Guns don't kill people. Bullets kill people.
I think in the last 13 years, I've purchased maybe 3 albums and half a dozen individual songs from the iTunes store. Most of my music library is stuff that I ripped from my own CD collection, or digitized from my large vinyl collection.
Ditto. I use 10.7 on Windows, and it works fine. It takes a long time to load up, but other than that, it works. On Linux, I like Audacious a lot, and it accesses the iTunes music library just fine.
I am very careful to save a copy of the 10.7 installer - newer versions are pretty grotesque...
I'm personally looking forward to some paper company, in collaboration with Google, coming out with smart toilet paper that automatically wipes your a**.
Do people really want to become brains in a vat and have everything, no matter how trivial, automated?
"People use "free market" to mean "unregulated", but in fact a free market that operates the way people assume a free market should requires regulation, particularly of information. "
I'm having one of those 'where are my mod points when I need them' moments - this is such an important principle that gets lost in so many discussions of 'free markets' and such. How can customers 'vote with their dollars' (or their attention/market share) f they don't know what they're voting for? Food labeling is a big victim of this kind of non-transparency. E.g., you can't label a product as containing GMO anything, because customers might not want it! How in the bloody hell is that 'free market'? The whole point is to enable customers to buy from and reward the firms they like, and not to buy from and reward the firms they find, for lack of a better word, evil.
But no - the only metric any customer (did I say customer? I meant 'consumer' - barf!) is supposed to use to evaluate any and all transactions is the bottom line in dollars and cents (euros, rubles, renminbi, what have you). Other information is being stripped away from the transaction, and the result is crap products, slave labor, grotesque pollution, etc., usw.
That's what I've done, and I haven't had a trace of GWX stuff since. I have Update set to ask me before downloading and installing updates, so I can vet them. Is it really that hard? No. Should I have to do this? No. Is it a pain in the ass? Yes. But my Windows 7 is uncontaminated...
If you think that a static test exposes an airframe to the same stress as an actual launch and bringing it back down, you know nothing about rocketry. In fact, you are delusional.
... until we see what kind of percentage of successful landings they get. Doing it once doesn't automatically 'change everything'. Let's see how robust this really turns out to be...
... Only shotguns can keep drones out of do not fly zones.
What this country needs is a good five cent microcomputer.