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Comment Re:No, ABMers. No. For the last time. NO. (Score 1) 119

I would not be wanting to give my details either, but if others want to do so willingly, that is up to them, not to me.
There are people who give their details to stores they shop at in real life all the time, just so they can get a reduction or whatever. I don't have that and I don't want that.

Comment Re:No, ABMers. No. For the last time. NO. (Score 1) 119

I use OpenDNS and have removed access to the latest list of MS telemetry servers. I use Windows 10 (sparingly) for games, and the odd application that actually does require windows. Yet I'm still able to update. Yes, it has managed to piss me off a couple times... but nowhere near the point of overhauling the box with Linux. Partially because the last time I tried to use Linux with this hardware it was even more of a pain to get to work, so I went with the path of least resistance.

Isn't it odd that people go through gyrations in order to get W10 useable, yet any issue at all with Linux makes it a non-starter?

If you have trouble with Linux, it isn't Linux's fault. Millions of us install and use and update all the time, yet you hve conclusively proven by your singular experience that





So what are the rest of us doing wrong that makes our Linux installs so easy?

Comment Re:Happy ending, but (Score 1) 188

Good for the guy who got his car back, and good that they put the would be thief away, but still, can't say I much like the idea that our corporate overlords can track your car (and therefore movements) and remotely lock down your vehicle.

And when autonomous vehicles become common, they'll drive the perp to the precinct station.

Comment Re:No, ABMers. No. For the last time. NO. (Score 1) 119

MS: "Gosh we feel awful about it, but this is gonna hurt you a lot worse than it hurts us."


Except it doesn't hurt a bit.

There is only one program that I used that I need Windows for, and that has been replaced recently by an OSX version, so I ditched 10, keeping a dual boot OSX/W7 setup in case I something came up I needed Windows for. But that's just me. If someone has to have Windows, they have my sympathy. My present "Windows experience" consists almost totally of repairing other people's update damage.

Since windows doesn't have many of the programs I need like Final Cut, and it's integrated studio solutions, I have installed AO across the board on my OSX, Linux, and remaining W7, and now enjoy 100 percent compatibility on all of my computers for office applications.

Life without Microsoft products is pretty damn nice.

Comment Re:Warning (Score 1) 104

Not half as bummed as I'd be if I failed at reading comprehension half as badly as you do.

There was a time, years ago, when installing Linux on a computer was a bit of a chore. The search for drivers could be frustrating. But the last time I had that problem was around 8 years ago, and even then, it was because I was installing on a fresh just released out of the gate laptop, and turns out, a driver was available the next day.

The last time I had a problem with a Windows driver? Last month.

The touch screen on my wife's laptop works perfectly. All the functions of the laptop work. And updates do not cause the computer or it's components to stop working. She's very happy with it, and hated W8.X to the point where she refused to use the computer, so AC needs to chillaxe and face the truth, not repeat ancient memes.

Next up for AC? A 15 minute rant on the Apple one button mouse!

Comment Re:Unclear (Score 1) 141

As a white male with a disability that makes it difficult to keep a job (companies don't follow anti-discrimination laws despite being able to do the work), I consider anyone saying white males have innate privileges for being white and male to be illegal hate speech against me. Please remove all content referencing male privileges and ban the related accounts.

Saying "You are privileged because you are white and male" isn't hate speech, no matter what you pretend.

Saying, "Cripples like you shouldn't be allowed to hold jobs that would be better off with able-bodied people and you shouldn't be allowed to procreate and should just be shoved into ovens which would save society a lot of money, plus you all smell bad and are whiny parasites on the rest of us." is probably hate speech.

Do you see the difference, or does your disability preclude you from having any discernment whatsoever?

Comment Re:Warning (Score 1) 104

Are you bummed that you bought a "touch screen laptop," installed Linux, and suddently it worked for shit?

Why do you think it "worked for shit"? Linux Mint works perfectly on a touchscreen.

Then again, you are the sort of person who makes Simpson references by the second word of a post.

Stupid sexy Flanders.

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