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Comment Re: AV only helps if you are bad (Score 2) 213

I've been reading Slashdot and the like for more than twenty years now and the relative amount of vulnerabilities reported for MS products, especially IE and Outlook is so significantly higher that not using that already makes a huge difference. Of course other software is also not without its faults but I could say that your approach of treating all software as equally bad is paranoia.
Now that we've both insulted each other I think I can safely say that we agree that you have to find software that gives the best balance between risk and usability for the situation you use it in.

Comment Re:AV only helps if you are bad (Score 5, Insightful) 213

Same here. I hate AV software with a passion bcause it slows your computer to a crawl, gives a false sense of security and once it's on your computer it takes a complete reinstall of the OS to get it off again. The best AV practices are:
Never use MS software to browse the internet and read email
Use an ad blocker
Never even read email from unknown sources, let alone open attachments from there.
MAKE BACKUPS of your files.

Comment Standard protocol (Score 2) 103

I wish the EU would force makers of messaging software to standardize the protocols they use so that I can choose to use the program I want to use. As it is now you have to use what everybody uses to stay in touch with your friends, so now I have to give the datasuckers at Facebook all the information I so desparately don't want them to have because Whatsapp is a handy tool that everyone uses. I would gladly pay for a program that does what Whatsapp did before it was part of Facebook and nothing else, but I can't now because I can't force friends and relatives to use the same thing I do.

Comment Re:bad driving (Score 2) 277

You can't expect people to know more about autopilots. The person you replied to is marked as a troll bit she is just saying waht every non-nerd would say. Therefore I wonder how long Tesla will still get away with their 'but in the fine print it says...' rethoric.

Comment Re:Apple does what it wants (Score 1) 472

To help improve your replies I have the following suggestion: after you read or heard or saw something that upset you, count to 100 before you formulate a reply. During the time you count to 100 you will calm down a bit, and then you will be able to formulate a coherent response instead of the mindless drivel you posted above. It's better for all of us, you'll soon find.

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