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Comment Re:Disable, then VM or Mac (Score 2) 400

You can do the same to windows 7/8, and with a little research even to windows X, though admittedly not as easily. My point was the updates, should you choose to accept them come pre-packaged in a large bundle not a per patch system like M$ KB's used to come. The question was, and still is how do you deal with them if a large rollout causes an interruption due to H/W or S/W failure ?

Comment Re: Disable, then VM or Mac (Score 1) 400

Nor does windows 7/8. My point was the updates, should you choose to accept them come pre-packaged in a large bundle not a per patch system like M$ KB's used to come. The question was, and still is how do you deal with them if a large rollout causes an interruption due to H/W or S/W failure ?

Comment Re: Will Internet Voting Endanger The Secret Ball (Score 2) 219

Use a gift card and mail to a PO box service that is engaged under a pseudonym and paid for in cash. Gift cards can be purchased at most grocery outlets, again for cash and anonymously. If you are REALLY paranoid use a VM'd OS that you subsequently wipe on your local library Wi-Fi, or at McDonald's or even Starbucks. For the extreme tinfoil helmet, you can buy for cash a very cheap used laptop that you can dispose of AFTER the transaction, preferably in pieces in several different trash bins behind local grocery stores.

Comment Re:Disable, then VM or Mac (Score 1) 400

Not to nit-pick but how is Apples update process any different from the model M$ is moving to ? You get what they give, when they want to give it to you and how they choose to dish it out.
I too like Apple's UI it is quick, slick and keeps several of my extended family members happy, while Windows 7 and 8 work for others that I haven't been able to pry from the platform. I have windows 10 working because I was curious and I know that eventually I am going to have to support it for someone. Other family members use Android and various flavors of *nix. Currently for the business customers I support I keep a pristine machine running their critical software that I load patches on and test run prior to updating the actual production hardware. The cumulative rollouts both eases this process and complicates it when a rare failure does occur.

Comment Re:The problem with these meters (Score 1) 147

written down is fine in many situations, I don't care if my wife or her best friend or my brother can find my bank password, as long as Nikolai from Bulgaria can't guess it.

the opposite can be true too, my intranet systems at work are firewalled off from the general internet so nobody cares how well a rainbow table in east asia can work on our passwords, but coworkers or customers seeing our passwords is a serious matter.

Comment Re:What doesn't it do ? (Score 1) 509

Anyone who assumes the change was for the good obviously doesn't understand big business.

The ability to control the border width and color was already present. There are reasons to make changes, when new functionality arises, whether it is behind the scenes for H/W processing changes or to facilitate some S/W updates, but much of the change we see today is to facilitate a change in profit and try to convince people to spend more to increase a companies bottom line.
I'm glad you feel free to provide your feedback but perhaps you should read and understand the statements you are replying to first. Everything is indeed a decision, some of them are for need, and some for desire, some are for functionality and some are purely profit driven.

Comment What doesn't it do ? (Score 4, Insightful) 509

Despite the industries' desire to convince us that change for change sake is a good thing, if it isn't broke don't fix it, and don't screw with things just to add a new paint job. That kind of thinking gets us a 'new' version of windows that is just a Botox job and contains no real functionality. That kind of thinking gets us an all 'new' car model or a brand 'new' iPhone model every year despite the fact that there is really nothing new to add, just a newer model with a minimally incremental H/W upgrade. I think you might be confusing stale with stable and dependable. Should you really care that your desktop manager isn't exciting ?
I could never understand the drive to upgrade to the latest and questionably greatest bleeding edge technology. Stay a year or two behind the bleeding edge and don't get cut, or pay the top dollar for something that really does very little more for you. You should only upgrade when there is a clear and definitive reason to do so, when you can't perform a task that you need to do. Does an extra second or two really justify the expenditure of so much resources ? Money, and time to learn a new interface, not to mention wasted resources and increased trash ?

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