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Latest Windows 10 Preview Build Brings Slew of Enhancements

PRMan Re:Butt FUCKING UGLY (154 comments)

How is 10 ugly? Except for the live tiles in the Start Menu (which you can easily remove), it looks EXACTLY like Windows 7. (And believe me, I hated Windows 8's Fisher Price color scheme.)

10 hours ago
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Latest Windows 10 Preview Build Brings Slew of Enhancements

PRMan Re:Have some! (154 comments)

Thanks for this. I couldn't find any way to remove it. I never thought to look in the in-retrospect-obviously-named Search option.

10 hours ago
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Latest Windows 10 Preview Build Brings Slew of Enhancements

PRMan Re:Have some! (154 comments)

I upgraded from Windows 7 and I didn't put cloud info in at all and it's working just fine.

10 hours ago
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Latest Windows 10 Preview Build Brings Slew of Enhancements

PRMan Re:Change for change's sake (154 comments)

a new version of Windows significantly faster performing and more secure

Then you'll LOVE Windows 10. Because it's mostly just Windows 7 faster and with more battery life.

10 hours ago
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YouTube Ditches Flash For HTML5 Video By Default

PRMan Re:Finaly. (200 comments)

You should be able to write a converter that converts most of that stuff to canvas.

yesterday
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Windows 10 IE With Spartan Engine Performance Vs. Chrome and Firefox

PRMan Re:microsoft cash (146 comments)

What's up with the shit storm of pro Microsoft articles lately?

No one cares about shitty Microsoft tech these days...

They came out with a new Beta?

2 days ago
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Windows 10: Charms Bar Removed, No Start Screen For Desktops

PRMan Re:After a glimmer of sanity.. (367 comments)

Trust me. After only a weekend, I can tell you that if you liked Windows 7 and hated Windows 8, you are going to like Windows 10. All of the annoying stuff is gone and all that's left is better speed and battery life.

2 days ago
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Windows 10: Charms Bar Removed, No Start Screen For Desktops

PRMan Re:Microsoft would be onto a winner if... (367 comments)

This is EXACTLY what they did. My Windows 7 upgrade never even asked me for a Microsoft Account. And it's running just fine without one.

2 days ago
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Windows 10: Charms Bar Removed, No Start Screen For Desktops

PRMan Re:Terrible names (367 comments)

Well, then you'll be very happy. Because after upgrading my Windows 7 laptop to Windows 10, all I noticed is that it's faster and the battery lasts longer and it's harder for stupid people to run untrusted stuff from the internet. Other than that, it's pretty similar.

2 days ago
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UHD Spec Stomps on Current Blu-ray Spec, But Will Consumers Notice?

PRMan Re:Nope (331 comments)

In original uncompressed actual HD, I could do that too. Now it has all been compressed to where I can't anymore.

3 days ago
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Illinois Students Suspected of Cyberbullying Must Provide Social Media Passwords

PRMan Re:Oblig. (322 comments)

Cops subpoena IP address and it points to your house. Didn't think that one through, did you?

about a week ago
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Microsoft Reveals Windows 10 Will Be a Free Upgrade

PRMan Re:Hum.... (570 comments)

They established the "break it, fix it" pattern with ME and XP. You're probably just not old enough to remember.

about a week ago
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Interior of Burnt Herculaneum Scroll Read For First Time

PRMan Re:This is incredibly exciting (66 comments)

The New Testament is very common with 5,000 Greek copies (and all within 400 years of the events, some within 100 years). But after that it drops off quickly. There are 643 copies of Homer's Iliad, but the closest to his writing is over 500 years. There are only 20 copies of Tacitus, but the closest is 1,000 years later. We have only 7 copies of Plato and 5 of Aristotle.

All that to say we might find something incredibly significant in this library. Something we have never had before or something that is a much older copy of something that we already have against which we can check accuracy.

about a week ago
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The Current State of Linux Video Editing

PRMan Re:Attitudes (223 comments)

What developers care about:

  1. 1. Cool
  2. 2. Fast
  3. 3. Works
  4. 4. Maintainable
  5. 5. Reliable

What businesses care about:

  1. 1. Works
  2. 2. Reliable
  3. 3. Maintainable
  4. 4. Fast
  5. 5. Cool

This is why FOSS will always be buggy and crashy.

about a week ago
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FBI Seeks To Legally Hack You If You're Connected To TOR Or a VPN

PRMan Re:Bad idea (382 comments)

Welcome to the club. Most of us already would never work for the government.

about a week ago
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FCC May Permit Robocalls To Cell Phones -- If They Are Calling a Wrong Number

PRMan Re:Wrong direction (217 comments)

My daughters' school robocalls announcements as well. This is very useful.

about two weeks ago
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FCC May Permit Robocalls To Cell Phones -- If They Are Calling a Wrong Number

PRMan Re:Useless complaint center (217 comments)

They don't call you back. But I worked for a company that got $88,000 in fines in a single month. So I can assure you they are getting fined. You just need to make sure you get to their actual number instead of the spoofed caller ID.

about two weeks ago
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FCC May Permit Robocalls To Cell Phones -- If They Are Calling a Wrong Number

PRMan Re:Once (217 comments)

We have that too. It's at http://donotcall.gov./ And you can register your numbers and it has a simple form to submit complaints. Companies still call by spoofing the caller ID and when you report that number, nothing happens.

What you need to do is go along with them enough, pretend like you want their offer, but then say you heard about phishing so you need a real number where you can call them back. Then report THAT number. They get a fine for $11,000.

about two weeks ago
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There's a Problem In the Silk Road Trial: the Jury Doesn't Get the Internet

PRMan Re:A lot of circumstance and some suspicious exper (303 comments)

Well, the part where they caught Ulbricht responding to a live chat session as DPR with the undercover agent that was a moderator on Silk Road with the screen open and responding when they arrested him is pretty compelling evidence that he was DPR.

about two weeks ago

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PRMan PRMan writes  |  more than 7 years ago

PRMan writes "TGDaily reports that Sony is coming out with a new "unbreakable" security measure for CE devices called CLEFIA. One can only imagine what new horrors Sony has in store for trouncing the Fair Use rights of its customers, while protecting the interests of the MAFIAA.

Also, one can only speculate how little time before this expensive, unbreakable encryption method falls to enterprising young programmers..."

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