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"I don't even use . . ."
In keeping with the traditions of The Reg Luddite Brigade(TM), I don't even use Wi-Fi (presumably some sort of modern iteration of a sound system) or even Ethernet, as that is a far more modern and therefore inferior technology than what I'm used to. Rather, I prefer the "pigeon and a piece of string" network, wherein my pigeon receives a tiny electric shock when I press a key, causing it to tug a piece of string, which then pulls a wire on the far end of the house, closing a contact and illuminating a light, thus alerting my batsman that I would like him to perform a task such as write a letter or smoke me a kipper. There is clearly something wrong with anyone who would bother with a more modern, or indeed different, approach (see also: Facebook, smartphones, versions of Windows later than 2000). I'll stick with my "ancient" technology, thank you very much!
Whereas . . .
. . .you are clearly from the land of NeedlessPedantryLandia. Many people refer to the USA as "America" and to its residents as (wait for it) "Americans." Thank you for playing, now back to your cave.
There's no need to Godwin the comments this early.
Once more, for the record ...
If this comment is the present of commentardism (yes, it's a real word--due to a series of ubiquitous misprints, you can find it in the dictionary right after "gullible"), then *I* feel very sad.
Allow me to mock you roundly
That's it, really.
I was going to do a comparison of such relevant search terms as "shitmantec," "lotus notes sucks," and "opera fanboy scat porn," but it turns out that Bing is not currently returning search results at all.
Give in to the hate, embrace the Dark Side
"[I]ts market share is in decline thanks to strong competition from Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and others."
Wow, relegating Opera to the "and others" category should earn you some blazing hatred. Hope you're wearing your asbestos underwear!
As usual, the Opera users have no idea what AdBlock and NoScript actually *do*. They're not built in.
Christ, not this shit again
As has been pointed out repeatedly here and elsewhere, Vista and 7 do not use IE to perform updates. Moran.
Caveats notwithstanding . . .
. . . I await the stampede of froth-mouthed penguinistas stumbling over one another to deride Microsoft and Windows.
If it weren't for the inverse-square law, you'd have some kind of valid point.
Darn those technical terms
Perhaps you should check the dictionary before commenting. No, no, I'll do it. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/fuze
Actually . . .
Given Opera's ~1% desktop market share, I'd say Microsoft's decision to develop IE 7 and 8 can be squarely attributed to the success of Firefox, with Chrome adding some Johnny-come-lately pressure these days.
I'm sure you have one, but I'm just not grasping it.
"[T]he Chief of the Defence Staff - Air Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup" -- I think I see part of your problem. There's no way this person can be real, therefore it's clear that the British High Command has been infiltrated by Anonymous or some other group of pranksters determined to throw the military into disarray. Sounds like it's working, too!
Let me be the first . . .
. . . in the inevitable flood of comments which say, "Who even cares? I don't use MyFaceTwitJournal because of a) privacy b) being far too cool c) my massive, engorged, throbbing penis. Ladies, I'm talking to *you*!"
I know, right?
Goddamn critics with their "standards" of "quality." They should be content to sit back with a six-pack of good old American lager and take a break from ESPN with a good old American explosion-fest. Plot? Story? Dialogue? These are for effete, cheese-eating (with the exception of good old American Kraft singles), wine-drinking, arugula-buying, socialistic, probable-homosexual, Obama-electing, limp-wristed, namby-pamby intellectuals. The day will come when we vote from the rooftops, and the movie critics will be the first against the wall!
Some of us who work in the real world have to do things like send backup data offsite (it's a good idea even if it's not a requirement, but I guess you wouldn't know that). Tape is actually quite fast for backup (less so for recovery), especially with compression, and it retains the data for longer than an unpowered hard drive.
Other than those objections, your point is valid.
In any case, nothing will stop a true commentard from spewing ignorant bile into the Intertubes. Nothing.
Hardly a surprising opinion . . .
. . . coming from someone who can't be bothered to use capitalization, punctuation, spelling, or grammar.
Not that I agree with the AC, mind you, I just think your opinion is a bit rich coming from, you know, *you*.
I await the many comments blaming "Micro$oft" for this shocking revelation.