* Posts by shawnfromnh

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The Iceman cometh, his smartwatch told the cops: Hitman jailed after gizmo links him to Brit gangland slayings

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These guys, but they look sooo intelligent.. :P

Man drives 6,000 miles to prove Uncle Sam's cellphone coverage maps are wrong – and, boy, did he manage it

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Hell I live close to VT in NH like less than 20 miles and from my town to the next big town 10 miles away and in my town there is no signal and we all have to hook up to wireless routers to use phones in our homes or yard and no phones on the drive so if you break down at night and there is no one answering the door or no traffic you could die from the cold in the winter. Yeah it's all bullshit so the phone companies can maximize profits.

Three quarters of US Facebook users unaware their online behavior gets tracked

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From experience I find that most US facebook users I know are unaware of how computers work or don't care if their information is taken. Basically the normal Facebook user is an idiot that knows how to get to facebook. It's time we have in internet test to see if people are smart enough to be allowed online like the old idea of people should have to take a test to see if they are smart enough to reproduce because there would be a hell of a lot less children in this world if an IQ test passing grade was manditory for parenthood and it in exchange would raise the worlds IQ average since only people that possess a minimum of the intelligence genes would be having babies though we'd let them all have sex but babies would be off limits.

IBM insists it's not deliberately axing older staff. Internal secret docs state otherwise...

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Thing is the older men they are letting go are worth sometimes 5 younger guys in productivity or results. Hell younger guys without the experience will cost more because consultants and meetings to figure out what the older dudes already know by heart will cost time and money and release dates of products along with product quality. In the long run IBM is shooting itself in the foot. If they let go of older salespeople and older purchasers that were their friends might just say I'm not interested and they will lose sales to because many times tech workers in different companies will show resistance to the companies that get rid of great people by doing little stuff that basically makes the company doing the layoffs cost money in more expensive cost or lost sales or lower sale prices since they'll be putting the screws to IBM and it's like.

Careful with the 'virtual hugs' says new FreeBSD Code of Conduct

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typical feminist bullshit

I learned this a long time ago. The definition of actual harassment is if the feminist thinks the guy is fuckable, period. Harassment should go back to the 70's when harassment was straight out asking a woman to screw or threatening her job if she doesn't and that is it. But like the left the goal posts are constantly moving and they say this is all they want then we're adding this and this and this. Hell now the middle republicans politicians are the democrats of the 70's and the democrats are the nutty socialist trying to make the world communist so this is just them putting a nail in the coffin of linux. Problem is there are a lot of fine developers and programmers out there that will fork the linux kernel and say screw this PC bullshit which is going to destroy the community and then a new better community of the rejected people and they will have all the non SJW users as fans and users and the original linux will slowly lose users till the fork is now king. As George Carlin said in the 80's and he was right and on top of stuff as usual "PC is just Fascism pretending to be manners" and that is spot on and he was a strong liberal and hated PC so that says a lot.

Germany hacked: Angela Merkel's colleagues among mass data dump victims

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Re: Usual scapegoating article

They hate Russia because if Russia makes a great peace treaty with Trump then the arms dealers and political investors would not receive their cash/kickbacks or profits since you don't use a lot of ammo or need a ton of plane parts during peacetime since there are only maintenance flights not intense long or extreme flights. Hell so much money would be lost from peace it's a lot of politicians and arms dealers nightmare.

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Re: Be careful what you wish for

Heck with all the high tech that was being produced out of China she would have gotten that backdoor before she asked for it but they don't give you the codes just the shaft.

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Re: Guardian headline right now: May to begin fresh round of Brexit phone talks with EU leaders

I bet GCHQ's has blackmail material on many world politicians and there is blackmail on GCHQ leaders and it's one big blackmail scheme to keep the politicians in line because they all love young lovers on the side and sometimes get caught with someone much younger than they look. It would explain all the insane new laws and politicians insane opinions globally.

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Re: AfD data missing

My first thought was 4 chan and maybe /b/ is hinted at by bob with help from pol. It would be nice to have the old 4 chan hackers back. Hell now hack the DNC systems and release that it wasn't Russia but a certain man named Seth that copied the files and sent them to Assauge before being murdered.

Linux reaches the big five (point) oh

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It wouldn't be evil if nicknamed pentaquam. I know dumb and not flippers related.

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Re: If only...

The way it is now it'll take till next week to reboot fully back into the desktop with the super fast windows update installs. I love my Antergos 3 minute update and if I have to 4 minutes including the reboot time. I don't miss the Windows wait times.

SpaceX's Crew Dragon shows up at pad 39A, nearly 8 years after the last Shuttle left

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Re: Naming conventions

I loved Ringworld when I read it a few decades ago but I've never heard of that one. I think it's time to go to the bookstore soon and get me a copy.

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Re: Simon Harris Excellent stuff!

Correction, everyone at El Reg needs to get laid MORE. but don't we all.

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lets try something new.

We all know about the LHC. Well lets take that tech and shrink it down make it straight and have a plasma drive with a small nuclear plant to power the magnetic fields and to force the particle collisions. Then when they collide funnel the reaction with a magnetic field to the tail end. Then we don't go to mars but do an expedition out of the solar system and take a look around interstellar space and take a ton of reading because with a drive like this you could move a large mass at high speed and under constant thrust you'd be moving very fast while passing Jupiter and would be slowing down the rest of the way. Hell with the nuclear fuel and the tiny amount of fuel needed for plasma reactions you could do a lot of stuff on just one trip and go many places also and not just out and send back info but investigate a lot of stuff and with pilots you could maneuver better since you don't have minutes spent before a maneuver is received or have to preprogram everything before the mission. Hell give them some charts and goals and let them explore and just have a large earth side beacon so they can find their way home.

Microsoft's 2018, part 2: Azure data centres heat up and Windows 10? It burns! It burns!

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Re: ... and people ask me why I use Linux exclusively

I think the XP gui was much more intuitive than the win7.

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Re: ... and people ask me why I use Linux exclusively

Absolutely right about QA and I am on a linux distro rolling update and have not had a single problem. I think MS is arrogant and upper management is more worried about timelines and budgets and their bonuses nowadays. I think MS is like Blizzard, letting people go and Blizzard with their mobile Diablo that they gave a facelift to a Chinese mobile game they gave a face lift to and then dumped a bunch of employees. Well them and MS will soon be in the I destroyed my brand name for quarterly numbers group right before their stocks take a huge hit for not making quality and enjoyment for the customer the number one rule for everything they do.

Super Micro says audit found no trace of Chinese spy chips on its boards

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I so believe this

Because the security and integrity of our products is our highest priority

I thought money and not being jailed for not cooperating with the chinese government was the actual priority. Really doesn't matter because no matter where you build something in this politically charged world the chinese, russians, cia, nsa, or mi6 and a slew of others will force you to put spy shit in your boards or else. So this huge lie about your highest priority is shit since any boardmaker in China has plants in them that swap out parts occasionally so it's a hit or miss if you catch them and it's probably multiple parts so they can go to part B for a while then keep switching out as needed. Hell the parts are probably also switched along the chain so if one part of the chain goes down an existing one starts up.

Linux.org domain hacked, plastered with trolling, filth and anti-transgender vandalism

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Re: Hopefully

I agree and I think they hacking it because of the CoC and the push to get an exagerated % of trans/gays/ and other groups they believe deserve to be hired when in Actuality Linus is the kind of boss Linux needs and people should be hired for skills not because of sexual or gender preference. If your dumb or unskilled/inexperienced I ask you stay away from Linux till you've screwed up enough to get smarted without disabling entire distros like an MS update.

'Say hello to my little vacuum cleaner!' US drug squad puts spycams in cleaner's kit

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Well if I was going to do something illegal the first thing is not at home at a location you choose. The other thing would be if at home it'll be in a Faraday cage, cell phones at the front door or in a sound proof box so they can't be used to listen and nothing in the cage except for you and the person you're talking to and the exchange can take place at a place discussed in the cage. There are to many ways to spy electronically that a Faraday Cage is a must for anything including legal business nowadays.

Sudden Windows 10 licence downgrades to forced Xcode upgrades: The week at Microsoft

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MS like all of silicon valley doubles down on their mistakes and call it a feature.

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Re: Insanity

That's why I love Antergos so much and the updates take a couple of minutes vs 20 minutes+ for a small MS update. I do not miss windows in the least or viruses or long bootup times since mine now is like 10 seconds.

Microsoft liberates ancient MS-DOS source from the museum and sticks it in GitHub

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Re: To some MSDOS was an major leap forward.

I've never even heard of that OS before. It was like it was Linux being invented from the description but for back then that wasn't to bad looking and for people that have run win 3.11 will know that the stuff all looked similar and some of those images reminded me of Geocities webpages, they were so weirdly the same overdone themes to try to stand out but often I would hit a page that looked like a paint factory exploded and my mind would just take the info from my eyes and say "nope, fuck this shit I'm gonna have a migrain even if I happen to find out how to navigate this atrocity of a webpage design that someone thought was the best they had in them and their site was so much better from all the chaos of colors. Hell the flat design of many websites kind of gets on the nerves also like driving for hours in the mid west and realizing that the view hasn't changed for a few hundred miles and you're so bored.

I predict a riot: Amazon UK chief foresees 'civil unrest' for no-deal Brexit

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Re: eh?

Matters where you send them when shipping. To the US then they are inspected when they reach the US. If its the EU and they give you a hard time then fuck them and tell them to kiss your ass you can do better without the bullshit. You guys just need a real man in office that isn't a pussy and you can get your way and like Trump they will line up to kiss your asses instead when your leader tells them to fuck themselves we have other options.

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Re: eh?

Fuck the french. The US would make a fair deal with you for dairy and as much as you needed and at a fair price also.

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Re: Vogon

All the educated people in my country like the liberal college professors are basically retards and turning college millenials into the same retards they are with teaching them that feelings are appropriate tool to base a debate on instead of logic and facts. I am so glad I never went into college because I might have been brainwashed by some over drugged hippie now professor that thinks John Lennon and a bunch of Hippies from the 60's knew how the world should be. In reality anyone taking there life decisions from anyone that used a ton of drugs and is a musician is a moron since being an actor or musician does not make you an authority on anything other than music drugs and whores "groupies". Hell I take my politics seriously and voted for ROss Perot back in the 90's but people are to stupid to understand the man and financial systems so they voted clinton because of his saxiphone and using short catch phrases that stupid people like because of their short attention spans and low IQ's. His wife Hack em up Hillary would have been a disaster for the world or worse yet socialist Bernie Sanders would have run the entire world into a global recession that we wouldn't come back from but they don't want us to so everyone would be dependent on the government forever globally a 1984 in the making.

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Re: eh?

I don't know if anyone here has noticed but the EU has been grabbing more and more power from their nations to the Brussels officials and basically instead of making the EU the market powerhouse they were supposed to instead are running immigration and other crap that have nothing to do with business and in many cases are putting the native citizens out of work with non english speaking foreigners that work for a fraction of the wages because they are living on the public dole that the full wage earners and businesses are funding in taxes and driving budgets into the red. Hell that bitch in germany is pushing for as many immigrants as possible into the EU and her own government is about to give her the boot and your government is getting pointers from her which scares the shit out of me. Your government should not be taking orders from some fat german prime minister who seems to have no common sense when it comes to running a country.

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Re: eh?

You are absolutely right. Amazon "Bezos" is just a front for the CIA and the globalist that hate countries taking their own sovereignty back and again the NWO. You have the right idea by not listening to amazon, twitter, facebook, or google because they all want everyone under one government were they pay the leaders off to make the rules work for them and their associates.

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Re: eh?

With all the people out of work I can imagine if business had to they would plan early and get truck drivers and such trained in advance and there are tons of people that would probably work in many of the fields you mentioned if the pay was right. I don't see gloom and doom in your countries future because thats what everyone said with trump changing the trade treaties in the US and we're actually doing better than ever unless you watch CNN "Clinton new network" then you'll see that we are about to collapse when in reality we are doing great and I'm making $3/hr more than before trump at a more enjoyable job also and I only see it getting better. So I would ignor what the gloomers are saying and believe that you have a great country and it at least not france with all their problems and things only getting worse.

IBM fired me because I'm not a millennial, says axed cloud sales star in age discrim court row

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Problem with their cloud strategy is that one good DDOS or DNS attack and companies that are using the cloud will abandon it quickly for local storage when they can't do anything because all the documents they need are hundreds of miles away and inaccessible and they lose a big payoff or something that costs more than buying their own server and then the big boys decide it was stupid to move into the cloud in the first place.

AI is cool and all – but doctors and patients don't really need it

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I know

If it's so good then have it tried out first on politicians, government workers including MI6 and give it a full tryout first then to the general public. If there are no privacy concerns then the legislators will find no problem in implementing it this way till they are able to scale up.

Microsoft's latest Windows 10 update downs Chrome, Cortana

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Re: They need to make it more modular, trim features, and reduce the Windows updates

I prefer Manjaro with a 5 minute update and no reboot and no nasty surprises so far and it's blazing fast compared to windows so I don't miss WU or anything else windows like antivirus and shit that shouldn't be needed for a user with enough experience to know what no to click and where not to go.

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Because on May 8th MS has an entire new set of fuckups to present you on that windows update.

IBM turnover shrinks $28bn in 6 years but execs laugh all the way to the bank

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Should make it so everyone from manager up gets a 10% pay cut next year if they miss sales but a pay increase for as much as sales and profits are up. That way they just don't expect a bonus and just laying off people to cut costs has got to go because laying off smart technical staff that are fully trained just so managers can get a bonus is just retarded since you have to hire and train a new person that could do a lot of damage if they are not blessed with common sense.

Linus Torvalds 'sorry' for swearing, blames popularity of Linux itself

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Fuck apologizing, if he finds a fucked up way someone approaches their job then they should get used to profanity till they start thinking on how an end user is affected by their bullshit. He was so right in the way he put them in their place that they will rethink what they are doing next time. Sure if you are fixing a big security hole you might go a little over board if that is being actively exploited but if they are just changing something because and overdo it then they need to see it from a user perspective like Linus is doing.

Some 'security people are f*cking morons' says Linus Torvalds

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Re: Linus Torvalds is a f*cking moron?

The reason they want to do this is because they want the world to use Linux and say screw Microsoft and Apple and their crappy user environments. Hell I'm getting a girl at work to allow me to install Mint Cinnamon on her computer because her kids keep giving it viruses by installing crap they never should but linux would be much safer for her and with a 30 minutes reinstall vs 3 hrs with windows it a win/win situation and Linux is so much faster and more stable and she won't have her computer just die with an update since mint only allows safer updates to new users. Hell we should applaud the new users and realize that when businesses start using it more there will be more contributions for development and projects. Hell if they are even small contributions they add up quickly if there are millions of them coming in. We should all be happy that the world can now easily use Linux and maybe out of them millions of new users many might actually start to become programmers and developers after they start using Arch and Fedora and maybe even Gentoo and become the new people making Linux better and more secure and overall more accepted.

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Re: Linus Torvalds is a f*cking moron?

Exactly, unless you like producing crap and having people not realize how crappy they are at work you need to be able to communicate that in whatever language is necessary and it's not bullying if its words because words are just words and unless the person is a total snowflake "not a real adult mentally and emotionally but still a child" then the comments will be realized as constructive criticism and the next step is canning their ass and there are many in the work force that are just shit at their jobs and I used to be one till I decided to buckle down and be more proactive with myself and make sure I earned my pay and took responsibility for my screwups and learned from them instead of blaming the person for telling me I'm a fuckup and then I started being a great employee instead of someone taking money for doing crap work or screwing up all the time and wasting time on the company dime, basically at 40 I grew up.

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that's whats wrong today with work and business. PC should only be used for politics and fuck being in work because work is a place to make money for the company not push elitist agenda's of only hiring the people that are following some worldview narrative that is basically not allowing people to be chastised for being moron because of their race, gender, sexual preference, or political views. Morons are morons and lazy is lazy and they should not be given security blankets or safe spaces at work. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXrwjLahUdw

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Re: Google's Pixel security team

That is more like the Windows 10 philosophy at in we'll do the updates because they are due to the schedule and then force them onto the users whether they've been fully tested or not and you can't wait of choose not to do the update because they are mandatory and MS knows what is best for your computer even if it causes and endless boot cycle you will take the update again even if you rollback you system and take the update again with the same results because we know best.

Marissa! Mayer! pulled! out! of! retirement! to! explain! Yahoo! hack! to! Senators!

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Well when you do a diversity hire and the person in charge of security is a music major then your PC culture is probably going to bite you and your customers right in the ass. Hell anyone here on this comment section would be a better person for security director than who they hired, not me but the rest of you are definitely on your games when it comes to this stuff.

Oh dear, DXC: Outsourcer loses two UK.gov contracts

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Hasn't anyone learned that HP is crap and always go cheap, real cheap.

Brit moron tried buying a car bomb on dark web, posted it to his address. Now he's screwed

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He seems middle eastern and I'm shocked I say, just shocked.

BOFH: Do I smell burning toes, I mean burning toast?

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Re: Good on ya, PFY

"Is your cat plotting to kill you? We'll tell you why at 10." The foregone conclusion is in the headline and you should immediately suspect the opposite is true.

YEAH, you won't be alive at 10 to see why because.....

Windows Fall Creators Update is here: What do you want first – bad news or good news?

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upgrade

I'm waiting to boot into windows till they fix the bugs in the update then I'll let it update and remain on Linux till then. I've been hearing that the new update is screwing up grub2 on some multiboot systems making it so you have to either reinstall Linux or fix grub before your able to boot back into Linux which is probably done on purpose and if that happens then I'll reinstall but I'll also format over windows and then install a second type of Linux instead since I'm not into OS manufacturers playing games on MY computer.

No, the FCC can't shut down TV stations just because Donald Trump is mad at the news

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Re: Hyperbole

Exactly, the swamp and their minions hate him because he's killing their gravy train. Hell Chelsea Clintons best friends business got a DOD contract and they don't have a security clearance, kind of like the Pakistani Awan brothers being the house IT staff for the democrats, so stupid and the liberals just let the enemy walk right in the front door and then paid them to spy on them and transfer terabytes of house info right to Pakistan and some is sure to be top secret. Yeah the liberals are retarded and don't even realize it.

From George Carlin: Political Correctness is just Fascism pretending to be manners.

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Hell you want fake. Reddit not only has been adjusting the algorithms for post so The Donald doesn't make the front page or just resetting them altogether. They also made it appear that there is only just over 1/2 million subscribers, but someone went and read the source and found a developer faked that and there are actually over 26 million users. Might be because the head of Reddit is a big liberal cuck and does whatever it takes to make Trump look not as popular as he actually is and there are a lot of black, gay, and latino pedes and we love them all. If the queen knew what the hell was actually going on in her country she'd jail the entire government starting with the London Mayor and then the house of commons.

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Re: The film "Idiocracy"

it'll be Trump again, guaranteed.

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Re: Actually

It's not them reporting what he doing on twitter, it's them not saying he's done great things with the economy, is building the wall, and they will not even touch a story on Hillary like how she, the FBI, and Obama made it possible for the Russians to buy 20% of the countries uranium and the Clinton foundation received 145 million and I'm sure Obama received payment and is probably the reason he can afford that fancy mansion among other things. CNN and MSNBC and the NY Times, and Washington Post and Huffington and Shareblue and BBC are all pushing fake news. Hell the worst are the Colleges pushing the crap socialism, communism, feminism, and racism crap basically brainwashing kids that are not smart enough to figure out logical reasoning.

Facebook, Twitter slammed for deleting evidence of Russia's US election mischief

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My guess would be what I read is that the russian ads were almost totally for Hillary and Black Lives Matter and that would be a kink in the liberal narrative. I hope they don't put to much stock in those house reps since steve bannon is pushing to remove all rino's from the house and senate and give a big push to replace the democrats also. Now when the news gets around about the Awan brothers working for the house democrats and then transferring terabytes of information over to Pakistan and then Paul Ryan putting the hush on the incident there will be hell to pay on election time for the house democrats if DWS isn't already in jail for that found laptop that will surely have some evidence wikileaks would drool over having but the fact these guys were given access to top secret material and probably stole a lot if not everything they found. It's going to be an interesting 2018 for sure in the US.

Look! Over there! Intel's cooked a 17-qubit chip quantum package

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I hope I can find a heatsink and fan combo to run this baby.

Microsoft silently fixes security holes in Windows 10 – dumps Win 7, 8 out in the cold

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Hell MS is doing Linux's marketing for them with stunts like this.

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