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corneliusflake 326 posts  |  Last Activity: 58 minutes ago Member since: Oct 8, 2012
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  • corneliusflake@rocketmail.com corneliusflake 58 minutes ago Flag

    recently msft provided their source code to the governments of the european union. they plan to open other centers in asia and elsewhere to do the same thing in the near future.

    the goal of this was to counteract any negative effects on sales and services resulting from the backlash against spying by the u.s. government. supposedly by allowing them to look at the code msft could assure these governments that there were no back doors in windows that allowed it to used for spying by outside agencies. (-;

    and with w10 msft has very aggressively expanded the copying, analysis and re-sale of user data in order to make more money off of that trove of information instead of just pushing ads to users based on their location data. now you get ads pushed to you while you play solitaire or run other apps.

    the claims that msft has made that all of this data collection could be turned off have been shown to be inaccurate by various firms and individuals that have analyzed the data stream between w10 machines and msft.

    the hack on the italian company 'hacking team' has shown that there are lots of ways to use windows to spy on users which don't require back doors to be built in, you can just use the holes in it that happened automatically, and that many governments have been using it for that while not revealing it or actually denying it -- like the german police have been [caught] doing.

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    Linux Problems?

    by jeffbeck283 Jul 30, 2015 1:48 PM
    corneliusflake@rocketmail.com corneliusflake 6 hours ago Flag

    more computer is only better until it becomes a problem. then it's a problem and not a benefit.

    you have said before that making money with a computer requires 'doze. that was wrong then and it's wrong now. the correct way of saying it might be something along the lines of:

    If you need to run Windows you need a computer and that may cost you some money.

    you are the one saying you've never heard of people running linux on macs and running os x on non macs. that doesn't make me a beginner. calling me a beginner just a way to try to irritate me.

    guess what? you pointing out how little you know about computer hardware and operating systems and then claiming you are an authority on the subject is great entertainment!

    and your need to claim that is just a form of insecurity. when you have to resort to insults because you lack information and experience to make a point you lose.

    so keep it up. i'm not bothered by that at all.

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  • Reply to

    Linux Problems?

    by jeffbeck283 Jul 30, 2015 1:48 PM
    corneliusflake@rocketmail.com corneliusflake 7 hours ago Flag

    i don't really need to run it for more than 30 days. i don't depend on it and i don't have/use w7/8 so that's all irrelevant as well as unimportant.

    rah, rah, rah!

    i already don't have too much computer. that's your problem. you have too much computer.

    but you think that's a good thing.

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    commercial circumvention? does that have lion tamers and clowns dressed up a pigeons and paperclips?

    who cares?

  • Reply to

    Linux Problems?

    by jeffbeck283 Jul 30, 2015 1:48 PM
    corneliusflake@rocketmail.com corneliusflake 7 hours ago Flag

    you first p.u. (-;

    i already have an iso of w10 pro that i can install if i want to. so i just saved $200 for every possible install!

    so that's $0 saved because i'm not gonna install it anywhere but in the one virtual machine i am already running it on now.

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    and why would i care about running 'doze on a mac? waste of time and effort.

    and disk space.

    and electrons ...

  • Reply to

    Linux Problems?

    by jeffbeck283 Jul 30, 2015 1:48 PM
    corneliusflake@rocketmail.com corneliusflake 7 hours ago Flag

    not buying it costs nothing.

    and on top of that it saves you the time of looking up prices on a product you are never going to run because it has no use to you.

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  • Reply to

    Linux Problems?

    by jeffbeck283 Jul 30, 2015 1:48 PM
    corneliusflake@rocketmail.com corneliusflake 7 hours ago Flag

    if overpaying for features you can't use is your idea of clever then paying another $200 for an o.s. that you are never going to use would be your idea of being brilliant!

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    p.c. users ~do~ install mac o.s. on their machines. look up osx86. it's exactly that, a way to install os x on a non-mac or in a virtual machine.

    the fact that you don't know about it or haven't heard of it is just another example of how much you _don't_ know about computers and operating systems. (-;

    so your claim that a mac with suchandsuch features would cost more than a falcon is probably just as uninformed as the other nonsense you have been spouting.

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    you don't know moterey and you don't know jack on top of that!

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  • Reply to

    Linux Problems?

    by jeffbeck283 Jul 30, 2015 1:48 PM
    corneliusflake@rocketmail.com corneliusflake 8 hours ago Flag

    or he could have participated in the insider program and already have it for free.

    if he wanted it. (-;

    distros that support running linux on macs have been around since the 90s. the fact that you are just hearing of it doesn't mean anything about linux or mac. that's a comment about you.

    apple makes p.c.s that people like. like them enough to pay the premium to get them.

    he could still run mac software on it, but why would he? he's a software engineer and is primarily concerned with making sure that linux works correctly and has features that he thinks will add value.

    the mac software isn't going to help him do that even though it may have other features that might be useful for other situations, jobs, etc. but it won't help him with his primary use of the machine.

    from the context of your post this word 'tard' sounds like it must mean an informed and insightful person. so apparently you are not one. (-;

    or you are just lashing out because you have exposed your ignorance again and got caught doing it.

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    by the way, p.u., how come you can't just use one i.d.? doncha know how to use a 'puter?

  • corneliusflake@rocketmail.com corneliusflake 8 hours ago Flag

    how come msft can't sell toy r.t. tablets and toy phones if toys are popular?

    get a clue! X-D

  • corneliusflake@rocketmail.com corneliusflake 9 hours ago Flag

    nokia was a necessity. if they had started to make money on phones by selling android it would have been a p.r. black eye that msft would have never recovered from.

    iphones may be overpriced and android may not be free as in free beer but people are willing to buy them. not so with lumias and even worse with every other handset maker that offers winphones.. and don't confuse revenue with profit. lumias have 97% of sales and can't make a profit. that's why msft is downsizing so radically in phones

    yeah, phone market share will shoot way up when the first update to version 7 of the phone o.s. comes out. X-D

    it's been 5 years and market share was at 14% with wm 5/6. last quarter it went back down again to 2.4%.

    there aren't any backdoor deals. at least not the kind you are talking about. it's the carriers that pay apple $billions in advance to buy their phones because customers will buy them. it's not apple, etc. paying the carriers to offer their phones. (-;

    and since when is msft short on cash?

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    winphones have double the share in the u.s. that they do worldwide. the countries where they are selling well are the exceptions, not the norm. X-D

    msft and nokia tried paying a $15 per phone spiff to sales reps here in the u.s., like some other phone makers have done, and it didn't increase sales at all. so they stopped doing it.

    and you think others are confused ...

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    Linux Problems?

    by jeffbeck283 Jul 30, 2015 1:48 PM
    corneliusflake@rocketmail.com corneliusflake 9 hours ago Flag

    as usual you miss the point. (-;

    and it's your _lack_ of logic that is so repelling! X-D

    no concept of style or aesthetics? is your house painted with the cheapest stuff that will save the exterior from damage? did you buy an ugly suit because it cost half as much and was still business-like?

    if he has enough power to do the things he needs to do -- he is a software engineer -- why would spend money on something he likes less to get something he doesn't need?

    his mac didn't cost anywhere near what a [real] falcon p.c. would cost. you're the one wasting money. (-;

    the stupid thing would be to spend money on a gaming p.c. that has a bunch of features you can't use and don't need when your hand movements are what is slowing down your trades, not the speed of the hardware. you have never figured that out.

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    now THAT'S repelling!

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    Linux Windows

    by celtic70737 13 hours ago
    corneliusflake@rocketmail.com corneliusflake 9 hours ago Flag

    yours are pitiably laughable.

    try harder. (-;

  • Reply to

    Linux Problems?

    by jeffbeck283 Jul 30, 2015 1:48 PM
    corneliusflake@rocketmail.com corneliusflake 12 hours ago Flag

    as i already said --

    "but he runs linux on it. (-;"

  • corneliusflake@rocketmail.com corneliusflake Aug 1, 2015 9:36 PM Flag

    they might be able to send an image file to the stores and have them re-image the hard drives and then stick a new label on the case. (-;

  • corneliusflake@rocketmail.com corneliusflake Aug 1, 2015 5:04 PM Flag

    although numerically there may have been more w8 users than vista users, percentage-wise it was adopted by fewer than any other msft o.s. before the release of the follow-up version.

  • corneliusflake@rocketmail.com corneliusflake Aug 1, 2015 3:51 PM Flag

    that's not the complaint at all.

    do you understand any other languages better than you do english?

    if so you should go find a message board where that language is spoken and stop making such a fool of yourself here.

  • corneliusflake@rocketmail.com corneliusflake Aug 1, 2015 2:51 PM Flag

    but is should reaally bring down the number of w8 users quickly!!!

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  • corneliusflake@rocketmail.com corneliusflake Aug 1, 2015 2:51 PM Flag

    yup, those zeroes keep on doubting even though the truth is plain to anyone who isn't hiding their eyes behind their hands to keep from seeing it. (-;

  • corneliusflake@rocketmail.com corneliusflake Aug 1, 2015 2:46 PM Flag

    yeah, that used to happen to a friend of mine every time she updated flash.

    she didn't like chrome and didn't want it but couldn't figure out how to keep it off of her system.

    now she is using i.e. again. (her 'internet' settings got messed up and i.e. wouldn't start; had to restore defaults for her to make it work again; she also hates w8 and wants to move to w10 so she can get away from w8 but doesn't want to use anything but i.e., so i will have to set her up with that.)

  • corneliusflake@rocketmail.com corneliusflake Aug 1, 2015 2:40 PM Flag

    yeah, the edge browser was introduced in the preview releases as project spartan.

    it is much improved over i.e. in both speed and conformance to web standards.

    i tired it out -- no reason not to take a look at it and see what it has to offer -- and then switched to firefox. i use chrome for some things but chrome starts a new thread for every tab you open and while this is good for isolating problems like crashes of flash videos and pages that don't respond, etc., it tends to be a memory hog and has a memory leak that compounds that problem. but for a small number of tabs and a brief period of use it works well and has a lot of apps that you can install in it too.

  • corneliusflake@rocketmail.com corneliusflake Aug 1, 2015 2:32 PM Flag

    not a solution because most people don't want i.e. if they did it wouldn't have lost so much share on msft o.s. platforms already.

    the fact that you seem to think that this is what users want shows how out of touch you are. (-;

    now go change the paper in your cage, pigeon. it should be obvious to even you that no one else is going to do it.

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