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Comment Opt-In option... (Score -1) 340

This is simply a way to enhance the User Experience to Empower them by having them cooperate in their pwnage.
Obviously, Micro$loth is continuing its effort to encourage the masses, and Make the World a Better Place.

For myself, I've always considered the Auto-Run the tool of Satan.

Comment Re:Connection ? Dinosaurs? (Score 0) 154

There's a Level(3) fiber path that runs around the site. They had to reroute the path when it was under construction, and neglected to tell us. Then when I reported a fiber outage, they took 3-1/2 hours to realize that the maintenance was under way and tell me. I'd bet on that being the connection.

Comment I'm not sure I really understand... (Score 0) 470

about the assertion "... it isn't even clear if there is a long term future for office suites at all". Does this refer to the movement to the Cloud for office applications? There will long be those who are not willing/able to "Cloud" their operations for various religious, organizational, or practical reasons. Thus, there will be a "long term future". Or so my flavor of Kool-Aid tells me.

Comment It makes elegant sense... (Score 0) 557

When we had -20 degree (Fahrenheit) weather at my University, the main Ethernet switch in the (unheated) wiring closet had its FDDI interface pack up. I just stole a torchiere lamp from a grad student's office and put it under the problem box. No problems, except for the ice on the way home. Incandescence just works!

Comment As a Town & Country driver..... (Score -1, Offtopic) 367

I take offense to the submitter's implications. Mine has been a great vehicle for building our state's optical network. 172k in 5.5 years, and a lot more comfortable than a Ford Econoline! If Chrysler hadn't discontinued the trusty Cherokee, I'd have one of them, but it really didn't have the cargo capacity of the T&C.

Comment Re:Uncomfortable (Score 1) 120

I remember slot cars with great fondness... I think there might be a slot car track still in town.
I still have my Revell set in the garage, but the controllers are MIA.

That being said, how about using a Cadillac power antenna to move the neutron source in/out of a 5W teaching reactor? We had to do that when the safety office wouldn't let us use underclassmen to do it.

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