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Microsoft Ends Mainstream Support For Windows 7

mrbcs Re:64bit (633 comments)

The best example I have of my frustrations with Windows 7: set up a static ip or check network settings.

Windows XP, right click on network icon-> properties.

Window 7, Right click network icon ->Open Network and Sharing Center -> Click change adapter Settings ->Right Click Local Area Connection-> Properties.

Why Microsoft Why? You have only made things more difficult? What were you thinking? Or smoking? There are more examples of this stupidity, but this one angers me the most.

Can anyone give me a valid reason why they added 3 more steps for no apparent reason?

about two weeks ago

New Canadian Copyright Laws Require ISPs To Retain, Share Illegal Download Info

mrbcs Re:Up to $5k... (161 comments)

The big thing that people miss is: They can only sue for the value of goods downloaded. AND they must prove that. No fishing.

This is not Canada bending over for Amerika, It's Harper saying "Screw you" you're not going to threaten Canadians.

If, for example, I go buy a movie, then download a version for my media centre, I have not committed a crime. I have paid for it. If I download it, and have not bought a copy, and they catch me, they can only sue me for $20 for the copy, not millions like the states.

There will not be any 6 million lawsuits here.

If the media companies weren't so stupid, they would price it properly and no-one would pirate. Who needs to pirate any songs anymore? I can just fire up Spotify and listen to whatever I want. If the movie industry ever pulls their heads out of their asses, we'll have the same for movies.


about three weeks ago

Sony Leaks Reveal Hollywood Is Trying To Break DNS

mrbcs Re:This needs to stop ... (388 comments)

One word: Rootkit... I hate Sony.

about a month ago

Microsoft Files a Copyright Infringement Lawsuit For Activating Pirated Software

mrbcs Re:Creators wishing to control their creations... (268 comments)

I have hundreds of dvd's in my house. Each one is either ripped or a torrent downloaded from Piratebay before I watch it.

The Canadian laws say that a content provider (copyright holder) is only allowed to sue me for the value of the lost products (lost sales).

Since I can show a legally purchased dvd, there is no loss. No charges will ever stand up in court. We also have the right to own dvd copyright protection removal software.

This is my way of using what I bought the way I want to. I totally agree with the parent, if i BUY something, I have every right to use it as I see fit. Remember when these assholes wanted you to buy a song for your stereo, then another copy for your computer, then another one for your car? Sony rootkit? This industry seriously needs an enema.

Netflix and Spotify will be the norm soon. No-one will buy anything.

about a month and a half ago

Website Peeps Into 73,000 Unsecured Security Cameras Via Default Passwords

mrbcs Computer License (321 comments)

Enough of the Word Perfect Users already!

"Take it back to the store, You're too dumb to own a computer" Are these threats now as dangerous or potentially dangerous as operating a motor vehicle?

Training and License? Why not? It couldn't be any worse than it is now. I've literally had a client complaining that he couldn't get his email using Wordpad...

How dumb and negligent do we need people to be before we do something serious about this?

Spam, drive by downloads, malware. Isn't it about time we told the users to smarten up? How much productivity and electricity is wasted because of users dumb mistakes?

about 3 months ago

Are the World's Religions Ready For ET?

mrbcs Re:Yawn... (534 comments)

I would suggest that these people are not Christians at all. The criteria is significantly higher than what main stream America thinks or even preaches.

Just because you say a prayer and call yourself a Christian.... doesn't mean you are one.

Matthew 7:21-23 21 "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?' 23 And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'

about 4 months ago

What To Expect With Windows 9

mrbcs Re:The Year of Windows on the Desktop (545 comments)

To me, modern Windows has been a breath of fresh air compared to the brokenness of Linux desktops.

AMEN to this.

I gave up on Linux years ago. Too many choices. Too many problems.

Android seems to have it together. One OS, make it consistent and make it work.

The irony is Linux on the desktop has failed where Linux (Android) on a tablet seems to be doing fine.

about 4 months ago

Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

mrbcs Whiners (610 comments)

It downloaded over wi-fi on my phone.

I had to actually start my download because I turn OFF THE ABILITY TO AUTOMATICALLY DOWNLOAD!!!

I swear, the more technology we get the dumber people become. Stop yer damn whining and delete the FREE ALBUM.

about 4 months ago

CBC Warns Canadians of "US Law Enforcement Money Extortion Program"

mrbcs Re:The hosers are right (462 comments)

I live 40 miles from the American border. I have not crossed it in ten years thanks to Patriot and related activites.

I'll pay the pittance for shipping online purchases and the extortion to Canada for "import fees" (wtf happend to free trade?), I'm not setting foot in American if I can help it.

about 4 months ago

It's Dumb To Tell Kids They're Smart

mrbcs Re:It's hard to be rich (243 comments)

The problem is, common sense is so rare now that it's considered a super power!

about 5 months ago

South Carolina Student Arrested For "Killing Pet Dinosaur"

mrbcs Just like Happy days.. (421 comments)

America has jumped the shark..

This is like watching a train wreck in slow motion. Will it ever stop?

about 5 months ago

Study: Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone $230-a-Year

mrbcs Re:$230 (611 comments)

Host file. What's wrong with all you geeks?

No ads, no hijacks, no problems, no exceptions. I can't believe this adblock is so popular with all the problems people bring up.

about 5 months ago

Swedish Dad Takes Gamer Kids To Warzone

mrbcs I couldn't go to a war zone... (419 comments)

So I showed my kids the multi part color documentary on world war two.
We discussed all kinds of issues:
Bombings, genocide, gas chambers, blockades, dictators.

They get it. They know war is horrible and they know what a game is.

It's called parenting. I applaud this guy's efforts.

about 5 months ago

Slashdot Asks: Should Schooling Be Year-Round?

mrbcs Re:Whether it be scooing or schooling, it is dead (421 comments)

That's why we homeschool.
Our 5 kids are very curious all the time. Always reading. Always learning.
They have no exposure to the "system" that drives curiosity out of them.

about 5 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?

mrbcs Re:They used to call me paranoid... (427 comments)

I have my router connected through my ISP "Router/Modem"
I have a Linksys BEFSR81 that I've run for about 7 years. I also had reboot issues until I hooked it up to a better power source. Now it's very stable. On an older circuit in the house, I had to reboot it every week.

I can play World of Tanks and get about 150 ping. I'm happy.

about 6 months ago

Why Morgan Stanley Is Betting That Tesla Will Kill Your Power Company

mrbcs Re:Small-scale, real-time. (502 comments)

Educate yourself asshole. I RAN a fucking control center controlling over 700 windmills. I logged all the production from these windmills.

I'm pretty sure I know more about this that you unless you're a fucking engineer that specializes in this field.

I'm pretty fucking sure I know exactly when the wind blows, and had the logs to prove it. If you're not over 70, you have no business calling me son, asshole.

about 6 months ago

Why Morgan Stanley Is Betting That Tesla Will Kill Your Power Company

mrbcs Re:Small-scale, real-time. (502 comments)

Perhaps you should do the math. 5 million dollar windmill @ $10 / mega watt.

How long to pay that off?

Generator or gearbox costs over a million dollars.

The wind here btw is available 90% of the time and they STILL LOSE MONEY.

The only reason they built them was for the green credits that they have since been screwed out of. The whole industry is bullshit. But if you knew anything about it, you'd also know that.

about 6 months ago

Why Morgan Stanley Is Betting That Tesla Will Kill Your Power Company

mrbcs Re:Small-scale, real-time. (502 comments)

Wind is not a viable option.

It's not green by any stretch of the imagination. It's not valueable. When it's very hot, no wind, when it's very cold, no wind. So basically useless when you need it the most.

I was an operator at the largest windmill company in Canada. There's lots of lying going around. It doesn't make any money, it destroys the health of the operators and technicians. I'm not even mentioning that the company has to pay another company to remove the dead bats at one farm. Truckloads every year.

Wind energy is the biggest bullshit story ever pulled on the public.

Most rural municipalities also have bylaws that prevent the deployment of turbines.

There was one setup here. The guys had a small turbine and a basement full of batteries. Always down for repairs. Finally broke down and had power poles run to his house so he could go on the grid. Wasted thousands of dollars.

about 6 months ago



Canadian Net Neutrality

mrbcs mrbcs writes  |  more than 6 years ago

mrbcs (737902) writes "NDP, trying to score some points with angry Bell users today introduced a net-neutrality bill.

"The NDP has followed through with its promise to introduce legislation to the House of Commons that seeks to keep the internet open and free from control by service providers."

Now if we could only get these guys to work on a new copyright law instead of those apparent sell out Tories."

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