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Comment Re:How many of those... (Score 3, Insightful) 153

Microsoft is only counting machines that have been turned on (and I assume connected to the Internet) in the last 28 days as active devices. So the number of devices that have Windows 10 installed could be significantly higher than the number stated. If you haven't had your Windows 10 machine on the Internet in the last 28 days it wouldn't have been counted in the 400 million (so all those systems that had Windows 10 installed just to register the machine then returned to a previous version also wouldn't have been counted).

Comment Re:Die, IoT, die! (Score 1) 22

Actually just going to LED street lights eliminates a lot of light pollution. Before our town made the switch to LED street lights I could see the light pollution 10 miles out of town proper any night of the year. With the LED street lights I only see the light pollution produced if there is a low cloud cover or light fog.

Comment Re: Linux. (Score 1) 405

If your looking at games that need dosbox and/or ran fine on Windows XP most likely you are talking about 16bit games. Most Windows 10 machines are going to be running the 64bit version of the OS. Unfortunately, 64bit Windows doesn't run 16bit software anymore. I don't know if this is necessarily a bad thing. After all, how long do we really need to keep things backward compatible (ok, 15 years might not sound all that long but in the tech industry that is an eon)?

Comment Re:classy actions (Score 0) 122

I know cases where people buy new hardware of even take vacation time to play a game. If the game then is updated post-sale with a license that the person don't want to accept then he/she is still screwed.

I think this says more about how messed up peoples priorities are than how bad DRM labeling is. Guess I've just never been that committed to playing a game. 8-P

Comment Re:Ain't no governor like a republican governor (Score 1) 182

So we aren't supposed to believe the "liberal media" and trust the oh so fair and balanced reporting of the two websites you quoted? I could just as easily say that the articles quoted are "not journalism, it is storytelling designed to advance a (right)-wing agenda". Sorry but I won't go so far as to say that they are "packaged as facts" but will admit they are still "nothing but politics".

Comment Re:Bitcoin doesn't make sense as currency (Score 1) 121

Paper being currency really doesn't make sense either. The only reason paper (currency) has value is because it can be exchanged for goods that people want. If it were not for this exchange paper (currency) would be totally worthless.

I would actually argue that precious metals and stocks are currency (stocks maybe not as much but definitely precious metals). The only way this isn't money laundering is that using that currency to purchase stolen goods doesn't really clean the currency (the whole point of money laundering). You are actually using clean money to purchase dirty money in this case.

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