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Windows 9 To Win Over Windows 7 Users, Disables Start Screen For Desktop

silviuc Yo dawg (681 comments)

"I herd you like Windows, so we decided to put MORE windows in your Windows!" But seriously now, what those articles tell me is that Windows 9 will behave like Windows 7 does on my current HW...soooo why the hell would *I* want to upgrade?

about three weeks ago
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Netflix Ditches Silverlight For HTML5 On Macs

silviuc Re:Linux soon? (202 comments)

If they wanted to, they could've already done it already since Chrome has supported HTML5 DRM for quite a while...

about a month and a half ago
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Free Software Foundation Condemns Mozilla's Move To Support DRM In Firefox

silviuc Re:Corporate directed not volunteer direct ... (403 comments)

It's not the amount of money that makes them "big", it's user share. Most users will discard FF as a POS the moment X works in every other browser but not in FF.

about 2 months ago
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Free Software Foundation Condemns Mozilla's Move To Support DRM In Firefox

silviuc Re:Corporate directed not volunteer direct ... (403 comments)

The last time Mozilla stood their ground on the H.264 format do you remember what happened? Yeah, you'd find that most HTML5 videos did not work and one would have to resort to using flash. Their move was irrelevant since every other major browser had support for it (Safari, IE, Chrome)...

So yeah, tone down the "they are big enough" speech... past "experiments" prove they are not "big enough".

about 2 months ago
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Google Testing Gmail Redesign

silviuc Re:How about "no thanks" .... (218 comments)

I was going to ask "does it support IMAP?" and then I asked Thunderbird to create an account and there it was, IMAP for the damn thing. I guess it's now only a question of how much one trusts MS, Yahoo (they have IMAP access too) over Google

about 2 months ago
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Why Portland Should Have Kept Its Water, Urine and All

silviuc Don't tell them that... (332 comments)

Fish crap in their drink along with frogs, birds and who knows what else. They have water treatment plants to make it drinkable, how the fuck do these morons get into such high positions?

about 3 months ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

silviuc Re:Bu the wasn't fired (1116 comments)

Mod this guy up please. The man resigned and was visibly disgusted by the whole thing.

about 3 months ago
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OKCupid Warns Off Mozilla Firefox Users Over Gay Rights

silviuc PR stunt (1482 comments)

Meanwhile, that shitty site is getting a tonne of coverage on various sites. Yay for the champions of diversity.

They have good PR people, I'll give them that.

about 4 months ago
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Controversial Torrent Streaming App 'Popcorn Time' Shuts Down, Then Gets Reborn

silviuc Re:Entitled Asshole Mentality (199 comments)

I can't complain about access to textbooks because *any* digital store would sell them to me with no problem. I'm a citizen of a country that is both a member of the EU and NATO and everybody else wants my money except the scumbags in Hollywood. I don't want to look "hard". I don't want to jump through hoops and use VPNs. They refuse to allow me access to content based on my location. I'm disciminated against. It infuriates me and I don't give a shit if you think that my problem is laughable.

Even more aggravating is having those same scumbags call me a thief if I "dared" to copy some of their content to watch it. Nevermind that they never wanted to do business with me in the first place, so I would be stealing what exactly? Certainly not the money that they *refused* to take from me.

They have no right to discriminate against me and forbid me access because I happen to live in some "other" country. What you call "entertainment" I call culture, no matter the quality. There's no reason to forbid access to it based on geographical location.

about 4 months ago
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Controversial Torrent Streaming App 'Popcorn Time' Shuts Down, Then Gets Reborn

silviuc Re:Entitled Asshole Mentality (199 comments)

No asshole, I'm willing to pay for for the experience. The people you shill for don't allow me to do that because I do not live in a country that they deem worthy of their "blessing". I'll bet my ass that it's not the artists that chose not to take my money but the assholes that you and they work for.

Fuck them and fuck you too... I don't want you to feel discriminated or something.

about 4 months ago
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Google Blocking Asus's Android-Windows "Duet"?

silviuc Re:Google more restrictive than Microsoft (194 comments)

Please tell RedHat that they are evil for not giving CentOS users free access to the RHN. This is ridiculous. You can always use other maps, mail, whatever services. No need to stick with Google's but if you do, since it's their stuff, you abide by their rules. In Rome you do as romans do. It's not evil. It's common sense. Look it up, it's what a lot of people seem to be missing these days. It got replaced by entitlement.

Access to Google(Microsoft, Yahoo, insert whatever other company here) services is not a right, it's a privilege.

about 4 months ago
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Google Blocking Asus's Android-Windows "Duet"?

silviuc Re:Google more restrictive than Microsoft (194 comments)

The one that wrote the article either has no clue what he was writing about or he's getting paid to be dumb. Basically, you want to use Google's services? You gotta do it the way *they* want you to do it. It's their services and their terms.

Android is not free and open-source? Take a look at the shit tonne of Chinese made tablets of brands that we almost never heard of which come with Android but not with Google services. You have to use 3-rd party applications to get stuff onto those such as Mobogenie.

about 4 months ago
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Steve Ballmer Blew Up At the Microsoft Board Before Retiring

silviuc Please think of... (248 comments)

the chairs! Whatever you do, DO NOT give that man chairs. If he has to sit on one, make sure it's bolted down. It's for your own protection.

about 5 months ago
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"Microsoft Killed My Pappy"

silviuc Re:Change (742 comments)

Just because others do the same things does not absolve Microsoft. They are today's topic, their man chose it to be. So there you go.

about 5 months ago
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Linksys Routers Exploited By "TheMoon"

silviuc Re:That's impossible (134 comments)

Those mentioned in the posting run vxworks not linux. Troll better next time.

about 5 months ago
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US Cord Cutters Getting Snubbed From NBC's Olympic Coverage Online

silviuc Re:Why? (578 comments)

They have the same content OTA. Read the other replies.

about 6 months ago
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US Cord Cutters Getting Snubbed From NBC's Olympic Coverage Online

silviuc Re:Why? (578 comments)

Now, this may be news to some people but... not everybody who comments on /. lives in 'murica bud.

about 6 months ago
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US Cord Cutters Getting Snubbed From NBC's Olympic Coverage Online

silviuc Re:Why? (578 comments)

Do they still display/run ads? If they do, then content is paid for and they get even more eyeballs to watch the ads.

about 6 months ago
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Hard Drive Reliability Study Flawed?

silviuc Study is fine, the conclusions are wrong (237 comments)

The data from the Blackblaze study is fine, it's not flawed, it's real. The issue is how it's being interpreted and the conclusions drawn from it and also with the lack of more data such as how old were the drives that failed vs. the one that were being "very reliable" etc...

about 6 months ago

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