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OEM Windows 7 License Sales End This Friday

Luckyo Re:An obvious mistake... (231 comments)

This doesn't remove the fact that you defrauded Microsoft by not informing them that you were using OEM disk on a new machine when asking for reactivation which is explicitly forbidden by the license. You paid for a specific cheaper limited license known as OEM licence and then defrauded them by asking for activation on a new machine without telling them this is for a new machine.

This is directly comparable to getting more expensive fruit or vegetable in supermarket, weighing it on a weighing machine as a cheaper version and taking it to the cashier claiming that this is the cheaper version so you can pay less. You do indeed pay, but you are defrauding the shop.

Notably, this is considered a more serious offence than theft by most legal systems in the world. The ease of committing these criminal acts does not make it legal or acceptable.

3 hours ago
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OEM Windows 7 License Sales End This Friday

Luckyo Re:An obvious mistake... (231 comments)

So you went from copyright infringement to fraud.

Nice.

yesterday
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OEM Windows 7 License Sales End This Friday

Luckyo Re:An obvious mistake... (231 comments)

Then you specifically violated Microsoft's OEM license under which the OS was licensed to you.

Why bother going straight now? Just get whatever windows you need off piratebay.

yesterday
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Antares Rocket Explodes On Launch

Luckyo Re:That's the part that "counts" (groan) (432 comments)

You know, it's that same old regurgitated bullshit. And it smells like it.

Do you know WHY they use 40+ year old Russian engines? Because they are better than anything West has to offer.

Let me underscore that part for you
_anything_ that West has to offer.

They have closed circuit rocket engine technology. By definition, that is going to be at least about 15% more efficient than any open circuit that is the only technology west has in orbital lifting rocket engines. Thanks for private corporation known as Lockheed Martin, that didn't believe that closed circuit was possible to do until Russians literally put a working engine in their lab and test fired it for them in 2000s. Because it was too inefficient to research the technology in more detail. Russians had to blow up something like 30 rockets to get it right. Tolerance limits on closed circuit are apparently far more tight, and that's not just the engine but all the relevant systems.

Private sector is really good at developing off existing base level development to practical development, but it's utterly terrible at actual base level development that is needed for practical development, but doesn't result in practical applications on its own. That's why much if not most if that kind of development is done in universities and government labs. And rocket engines are in desperate need of base research right now because of long term lack of funding. This has nothing to do with "inefficiency, bureaucratic bloat, corrupt contractors" or anything of a sorts. It has everything to do with the fact that they were given no funding to develop baseline research for better rocket engine technology.

Private corporations will have to blow up their share of rockets to get it right. They're banking on better simulation software in existence, but that can't simulate everything due to sheer amount of unknowns or uncertainties when it comes to rocket science. That's why rocket science is HARD, even by modern standards.

yesterday
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We Are All Confident Idiots

Luckyo Re:Sounds like Slashdot (292 comments)

You appear to misunderstand the entire premise that is being discussed. This is about SELF delusion.

Being able to present your point in a way that would delude others is an entirely different skill.

2 days ago
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OEM Windows 7 License Sales End This Friday

Luckyo Re:An obvious mistake... (231 comments)

Your terminology is equally strange to your initial claim which has clearly resulted in a misunderstanding
You're not talking about upgrading here. You're talking about building a new computer with a few old hard drives.

Upgrading means keeping most of the system hardware, such as CPU, RAM, mother board and peripherals intact.

I would also like to point out that even with this meaning, your initial statement still doesn't make a lick of sense. If you're basically refreshing the entire system and just keeping a few hard drives and maybe a sound card or similar peripheral, you're not going to count as an "upgrade" for MS. You're going to count as a new computer with a new OEM disk purchase. As a result, selling you a 7 OEM with your new/refreshed/"upgraded" system doesn't deny them "upgrade fees". 7 OEM license costs LESS than 8 OEM license. It will likely cost about as much as 10 OEM license. No loss of income is incurred.

The only loss here is the real reason why MS really, REALLY doesn't want you to use 7. It doesn't have MS's own store system, through which it hopes you'll buy software, paying a nice MS tax off each purchase.

2 days ago
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OEM Windows 7 License Sales End This Friday

Luckyo Re:An obvious mistake... (231 comments)

This statement is silly. They are talking about stopping sales of OEM copies. These aren't sold as upgrades. They're sold for new computers.

If anything, if next windows was worth upgrading to, selling 7 now would INCREASE upgrade revenue.

This simply tells us that MS knows that their next windows will still be shit. Not quite as shit as 8, but still worlds worse than 7. They just hoping that it will be only so much more terrible than 7 that people won't just avoid buying a PC when faced with "8 or nothing" OS options at retail, as happened when they stopped selling 7 OEM versions for a while when 8 came out.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do I Make a High-Spec PC Waterproof?

Luckyo Re: Water cooled! (199 comments)

Same way you water proof the outgoing pipes for cooling liquid.

I suspect that as a concept this will be best achieved as a "case in case" concept, where you do an ATX case on the inside, and pull the external wires (relevant connectors like display, audio, keyboard and mouse) through isolated water proofed holes that you will seal after the wires are through. Same with liquid cooling circuit lead out/lead in pipes.

3 days ago
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When Snowden Speaks, Future Lawyers (and Judges) Listen

Luckyo Re:Snowden (221 comments)

Are you suggesting that other countries have never benefited from another country's patriotism? That it's somehow unusual?

4 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do I Make a High-Spec PC Waterproof?

Luckyo Re:Water cooled! (199 comments)

With water cooling, you can lead the heat out without compromising integrity of the box, because the water can be taken in and out of the box in small pipes entry points of which can be water proofed. Radiator meant to cool water will be outside the box.

4 days ago
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Ballmer Says Amazon Isn't a "Real Business"

Luckyo Re:IBM no longer a tech company? (275 comments)

But amazon's entire point is to have small profits from tremendously huge turnover.

Because there are two way to make a lot of money. Sell a few products with huge profit on each, or sell a huge amount of products with little profit on each.

4 days ago
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Ballmer Says Amazon Isn't a "Real Business"

Luckyo Re:IBM no longer a tech company? (275 comments)

You're missing the point. Amazon is making a profit, but it's not distributing it to investors, which is what gets flagged as "profit" by finance. Instead they are re-investing profit into more and more expansion.

If they were to stop the aggressive expansion, they could likely post a decent profit. But they choose not to.

5 days ago
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PCGamingWiki Looks Into Linux Gaming With 'Port Reports'

Luckyo Re:The performance difference only matters... (74 comments)

I suspect this is because 8's install base is so tiny, they probably haven't properly tested it on 8.

It works fine on 7 for me.

5 days ago
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PCGamingWiki Looks Into Linux Gaming With 'Port Reports'

Luckyo Re:Gabe Newell is perhaps the biggest driver of th (74 comments)

As a gamer, I disagree with your last sentence. Windows is far more than OS that runs games for me. First and foremost, it's OS that runs everything I need, including games. Second, it runs it efficiently. And third, it requires minimal technical know-how, so when I don't want to be a system admin much of a time but just a user enjoying the game, I can do just that.

Linux has a long way to get anywhere near parity on these important issues. As a result, gamers aren't looking to "dump windows" any time soon. Even Vista didn't get us to dump it, nor did 8. Microsoft will have to stumble all over itself a few more times in a row before most gamers will even consider switching to something they don't know.

And that gets me to my last point. Overwhelming majority of gamers never used linux. At all. And I'm not talking in the "oh, all gamers including social gamers" nor even "all hardcore gamers". I'm full on PC master race here. Vast majority of them have never touched linux in their lives, and have zero interest in doing so. Windows is great for them.

There are simply no benefits from switching to linux for a gamer, and a massive amount of disadvantages. This has been a fact for a long time, and it's not going to change any time soon unless Microsoft does something really stupid with windows, like move to apple's store-style closed ecosystem with windows software.

5 days ago
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Samsung Acknowledges and Fixes Bug On 840 EVO SSDs

Luckyo Re:Wonder what brand is best now... Intel? (101 comments)

It's completely fair to single out OCZ as related to JMicron controller and sandforce controller issues. All of these controllers had a large set of options which could be tuned by manufacturer. OCZ was known for tuning for pure performance, disabling all reliability related functions in controllers whenever it could give them even a little bit of more performance on benchmarks.

As a result they typically crushed others on benchmarks but drives had absolutely atrocious reliability. Business model was apparently to sell as much as possible so that massive warranty claims could be accounted for through growth. This business model failed and they went bankrupt.

about a week ago
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More Eye Candy Coming To Windows 10

Luckyo Re:Fucking hell (209 comments)

I think the default animation time in windows 7 menus is 200ms. Or at least that's what ClassicShell claims it to be in advanced mode that lets you adjust the timing.

If they actually push animation time as far as you suggest, I think that would just become another reason why people will stick to 7. OS needs to be functional first and foremost. That's why 8 failed, vastly impaired desktop desktop functionality. Too pronounced/delayed animations would likely fall in the same category.

about two weeks ago
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Manga Images Depicting Children Lead to Conviction in UK

Luckyo Re:Moral Imperialism (474 comments)

Excellent. I think we should also throw the same book at all those women in possession of smutty image-featuring faux-rape novels. While at it, we should also prosecute every single store selling them.

Because you know, just because it's faux rape and just because so many women find it enjoyable, it's still clearly a way to satiate those urges to rape. Which is clearly something society finds unacceptable. So jail them all, the filthy criminals.

In real world on the other hand, definition of crime is usually something that has a victim. Of course, in puritan Anglo states, and especially that with for profit prison system of US, that doesn't apply. In there, crime is something that is used against weak people to extract profits from large tax pool. We've seen it with ridiculous child rape cases of two teens going to jail for "raping each other", and we're seeing it with people using drawings to satisfy sexual urges.

Frankly, I find the very notion of labelling this kind of activity a crime to be far more obscene than actual pornography, real or drawn.

UK deserves an honourable mention in this particular insanity, mostly because of its hysterical for-profit printed media that has been trumping up the pedo-scare all while the child rape numbers have been in free fall. https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

about two weeks ago
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"Double Irish" Tax Loophole Used By US Companies To Be Closed

Luckyo Re:Bit slow today are you? (259 comments)

Only if your end goal is to ignore the entire argument and just ram in your strawman so you can defeat it.

The entire fact that you openly claim that erecting a strawman argument is a "reasonable assumption" shows very clearly just how much of a troll you really are.

about two weeks ago
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Direct3D 9.0 Support On Track For Linux's Gallium3D Drivers

Luckyo Re:Great, just in time for DX12... (55 comments)

DX12 is highly unlikely to become popular any time soon because of the whole 7 uber alles situation. At best, it'll be where DX10 was.

DX11 while popular is not mandatory for most games that come out. A lot of games still have separate DX9 and DX11 rendering paths. As a result, while you'll have to give up some bells and whistles you will be able to run the game just fine as long as you have DX9 rendering path available.

There are some games that require DX11. Those are usually latest and greatest that require decent hardware as well. But these are far from the most played games out there. Making a quick list of the few games I played during last month, several have both rendering paths (and in one, I actually use DX9 instead of DX11 because DX11 path is much more buggy), several don't have DX11 path at all, and one doesn't have DX9 at all.

about two weeks ago
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Michigan About To Ban Tesla Sales

Luckyo Re:Let me FTFY (294 comments)

So in other words, the perfect society is the one where people have no power due to being individually too weak, and where only those with power get to call how much anyone can earn.

I think US actually moved away from that for a long while. You know, Eisenhower and his "freedom is about freedom from want" angle. It's only recently that pro-business propaganda succeeded in running the narrative in the direction you are angling it at.

about two weeks ago

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