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McAfee Kills SVCHost.exe, Sets Off Reboot Loops For Win XP, Win 2000

Feanturi Re:Wonder what microsoft paid for this? (472 comments)

Consider that the average person is not under the hood of their car every day randomly pulling on things. Consider that the average person is not attempting to perform surgery on themselves. Consider that the average person is not going around banging on all the pipes in their house and randomly turning valves. Consider that the average person doesn't go up to their breaker box with a big pair of scissors saying "What are all these wires doing? Do I need these?"

The average person should probably not even be touching a computer. Let computer people use them, the rest of the plebes can go back to paper where they could at least get work done without Facebook and YouTube.

more than 4 years ago
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What Free Antivirus Do You Install On Windows?

Feanturi Re:Microsoft (896 comments)

Yes, this is why I don't let AVG use heuristics - lots of scene demos look suspicious because of packers and whatnot. Turn off heuristics and they all pass. I leave that setting for the system drive only.

more than 4 years ago
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What Free Antivirus Do You Install On Windows?

Feanturi Re:Microsoft (896 comments)

My favorite "security threat" found on my PC once was in a keygen. I think it was AVG that "identified" it as "harmful" due to being a keygen. The extended details said that the "threat" to my PC was that it would allow unauthorized use of software. Oooh, scary! Also, VirusTotal is awesome.

more than 4 years ago
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Mentioning Android Is a No-No In iPhone App Store

Feanturi Re:We're all mind readers (441 comments)

You have to ask? Anybody who has used iTunes knows that it is the very worst example of the type of program it is. Bar none. The interface is the slowest and clunkiest I've ever seen. Did they write it in BASIC or something? That said, I like my iPod Touch, and I like apps, so I need iTunes around to deal with it. And I hate every second I am in that program. The multitude of background services it requires is also laughable, and those stay disabled on my system until I need to make changes. Then they get disabled again immediately afterward. A portion of the apps I use are on the jailbreak side fortunately, so I can use other means to deal with those at least.

more than 4 years ago
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PS3 Hacked?

Feanturi Re:Cheating (296 comments)

Someone should have told your parents that babies do not thrive when one repeatedly drops them on their head. Oh well.

more than 4 years ago
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Best Buy $39.95 "Optimization" At Best a Waste of Money

Feanturi Re:As someone who worked at Best Buy/Geek Squad... (504 comments)

Because you are incapable of dealing with support issues on your own? That's the only conceivable reason to ignore a potentially lower price. Best Buy doesn't make them, they just sell them. If you trust the brand, and the price is right, why would you pay more for the same piece of hardware somewhere else?

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft's Risky Tablet Announcement

Feanturi Re:Courier (338 comments)

I think the Courier looks awesome, and that enTourage thing looks like it's for a 5 year-old. Do I get to be branded as a shill too? Just curious is all. Let me guess, you're a shill for Apple aren't you? I can play this game too.

more than 4 years ago
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Best Buy $39.95 "Optimization" At Best a Waste of Money

Feanturi Re:As someone who worked at Best Buy/Geek Squad... (504 comments)

It was a laptop apparently. Like you're really going to build your own, AC, or can you simply not read? For the right price, if I needed a laptop, I wouldn't have a problem with getting it at Best Buy. I certainly wouldn't be looking to them for any kind of support, but I also can't remember the last time I needed any.

more than 4 years ago
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Avatar Soars Into $1-Billion Territory

Feanturi Re:Science Fiction? (782 comments)

It made me think more of Frank Herbert's "The Jesus Incident", "The Lazarus Effect", and "The Ascension Factor". The world is even called Pandora. It's very hostile and everything will kill you, and the kelp in the sea is sentient and interconnected around the whole planet. Alpha Centauri always reminded me of Pandora too. Actually some of it I am certain was directly ripped off from the books I mention.

more than 4 years ago
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DECAF Was Just a Stunt, Now Over

Feanturi Re:Open Sourced (206 comments)

If everything was open sourced, there would have been no need for it in the first place since the world would run on unicorn farts and love.

more than 4 years ago
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Dead Space 2 Announced

Feanturi Re:Fat chance, but... (56 comments)

I was initially quite put off by the way they had the character out in front and off to one side, it drove me crazy. I put the game away after about 15 minutes of running into doorways and went off to other things. Then Ghostbusters came out, and forced me to get used to that style because I just couldn't put that game down until it was done. After that, I returned to Dead Space eagerly, and found it was easy to control and that I now actually like it that way. Dead Space 2 will find its way into my computer very easily when the time comes.

more than 4 years ago
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Apple vs. Microsoft Multi-Touch Mouse Comparison

Feanturi Re:Touch screens and the like (255 comments)

The thing about your iPhone is that you are always looking right at it when you use it. When using an actual computer, you are looking at the screen, not your hands. Unless you can't touch-type, in which case, yeah I guess you won't notice any difference. Something that works well on the iPhone is not going to work well on a desktop computer because with a real computer you're not holding the screen in your hands.

The closest iPhone/Computer analog would be MS Surface, but I don't see that working well for day-to-day computing, way too much reaching with the arms.

For the arms to be without strain during long periods of computer use, they must be resting at the desk surface and not up in your field of view. So they need to be able to do things by feel. That's about it.

more than 4 years ago
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Court Orders the Pirate Bay To Delete Torrents

Feanturi What if you're only one quarter Dutch? (455 comments)

Does it still work, just really slow? What would be the ideal mix of the other 3/4 of your nationality to get the best connection under those circumstances?

more than 4 years ago
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French Deputies Moving Against Photoshopped Ads

Feanturi Re:Porn and hamburgers (512 comments)

Agreed that the reality definitely doesn't match the ideal in those pictures. But the reality of the Big Mac is that it is laced with crack or something, because even the non-idealized picture makes me want one. Or it's a Pavlovian response to seeing the name, or something. Big Macs rock.

more than 4 years ago
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The Orange Goo That Could Save Your Laptop

Feanturi Re:I don't get it.. (285 comments)

No, at different points *in time* the laptop is moving at different speeds. At the moment of impact, it won't be getting any faster after that, only slower.

about 5 years ago
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Dell Says Re-Imaging HDs a Burden If Word Banned

Feanturi This makes no sense (376 comments)

When Microsoft decides it's time to get more money and releases a new version of Office, as they have done several times in the past, does Dell charge them for having to change their image again? What about major OS service packs? They re-image for those too. It's part of their business. How is this any different from what would happen if MS released Office 2010?

about 5 years ago
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Initial Tests Fail To Find Gravitational Waves

Feanturi Re:Linearization (553 comments)

I think what Lumpy meant was, why would we do such experiments so close to a large source of interference? You say that gravity waves should follow the same path as light waves, and we do indeed get plenty of light here. But you can go inside a building and voila, no light unless you specifically choose to put some there. We don't have that same control over gravity. When we experiment with light, don't we do it under controlled conditions?

about 5 years ago
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Astronomer Photographs Meteor Through Telescope

Feanturi Re:"its basically almost impossible to do. especia (81 comments)

When you're looking through a telescope, particularly one that is portable, you are focusing on a very small part of the sky. Meteors fall wherever they fall. During a shower you don't know where the next one will show up, and through a telescope you have a very good chance of not pointing the right way at the right time to catch one, let alone get off a camera shot.

more than 5 years ago
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Who is your favorite fictional doctor?

Feanturi Re:Who was on First! (860 comments)

Where did the poll say they had to be on TV? Who failed at reading comprehension exactly?

more than 5 years ago

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