* Posts by Michael Habel

2133 posts • joined 21 Aug 2007

Audi chief exec arrested over Dieselgate car emissions scandal

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Re: So lets see....

Destroying evidence is usually very much frowned upon.

Unless your name is Clinton.... That is...

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Seems like a more resonable comp to me. But, with the livelyhoods of so many employees on the line. It wasn't like they could just halt all production, until they managed a leagl way to compliance. Which was what casued them to cheat in the first place.

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So lets see....

Dieselgate first came to light on ~ca. 2013. Some five years latter, should there be anything left to be found. Should be used against this moronic simpleton, to the full effect possible. As anyone (Hopefully with a Brain), would have done the proper thing. al-la Hillery, and would have bitbleached everything, the exact moment their number got into the que.

And my my personal Residence would, likely have been the absolute last place I would care to store such Data in.

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Indiegogo lawyer asks ZX Spectrum reboot firm: Where's the cash?

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Re: What do they expect?

Perhaps in your neck of the woods, or in some Mom, and Pop Shop, where having a larger inventory in something as then seen as a fad, you could raise such an argument. But, then Mom & Pop were not wholesale buying a bunch of ruddy Vapour, with little to show for their investment. So while Mom, and Popsie woud eventully return every other Dollar to their "Shop", whith which to purchase more "Goods" to sell at Retail. I for One absoulty fail to see your analogy here. As buying phyiscally ready made goods =/= as buying into someone elses dream. With almost certain intent to bugger off with the Money, at a moments notice.

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Re: What do they expect?

i.e. Belkin Products, and or your level of disapoint.... Well face it you wern't promised a Rose Garden, and even if you were, you still had at least the Lot. With Crowdfonding you hardly even manage to get that far, as to ascertain if the final Product is such utter crap as all that.

And, I suspect this is the problem with Crowdfunding, after all in your words it's an "Investment". In which there in the problem remains. As is the case with say playing the Stocks. (A more respectable version, which grants its owner a nicley printed Cartificate of Shares in such a Company), upon which Dividands (e.g. Product), can be drawn upon. But, that has never prevented anyone from crashing said Stock, and their Companies, into the ground either.

I can't think of a single thing that has ever came from the Crowdfunded sector, and has since permeated itself into the engraned consciusness of the Public. Sans perhaps the niche Oculus Rift, (Before it got Zucck'ed), or the equally failworthy Ouya. (These last Two having actually making it to Retail).

But, perhaps you'd care to prove otherwise?

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Swiss cops will 'tolerate' World Cup rabble-rousers – for 60 minutes

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Re: Land of cuckoo clocks?

Yes but, will the ex Parrot still pine for the Fjords?

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Re: Japanese Rugby

Using Anime to cite historical records? gb2/Wikipedia

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Re: Or they could vacation in the US

Thats's because you lot follow American Football. A Sport I gather which you disreguard the National Anthem, while handling some Egg shaped Ball. You see that' the problem right there. Its called Football for a reasion, as its a foul to contact the Ball with your arms, or hands. e.g. Foot... Ball (A Sport that is played by kicking a Ball, with ones Feet.)

But, I forgive you lot, it is after all Baseball Season. And that's way more entertaing then a Football Match.

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Re: Being sensible

Most Swiss cantons as well as a lot of Austrian towns including Vienna itself operate a "horn only in emergency" policies with on the spot fines up to 500Euros

I approve of this... In fact they shouold probably doubble the fine, just for fun. in fact I would ask why isnt this the law in ALL European Counties?

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Shatner's solar-powered Bitcoin gambit wouldn't power a deflector shield

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Re: Too late...

It means the growth in demand for power is STILL outpacing the increase in the supply of power

Then I propose we stop wasting the time, and energy on Blue Sky Ideas such as Windwills, and Solar, and get back to what actually works? You know the production of Nuclear Electricity.

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Re: Too late...

I know right its like the Author is making it out like these Miners are just outright stealing the Electrity, instead of being handed off a Bill every Month, and or Year. Who gives a toss about how much these Cats burn up on their hobby? As they will eventually have to cough it up to their Provider(s).

Perhaps insted of building more, and more bird killing eyesores (e.g. Windmills), we could perhaps just do up One, or Two Nuclear Pants instead?

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Creepy software knows what you are about to do... to that poor salad

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Re: In the mean time on our planet

I've got NOT one, but two great reasons why your idea sucks....

1) Poor People you can't even find, as you pit it a "Single Blade of Grass", to eat are also probably also by proxy to be able to afford a nice new shiny AI to teach, them something, the rest of the World had already managed to do several thousands of years ago. (i.e. Moving on from a hunter, gatherer to an agracultual society)

2) Its the bunch of guilty white lib-u-tards, who spend their days dreaming of a Utopia to come. that the Earth is as stuffed up with plus seven BIIl-LION Soulsm, and counting. Where is this net surplus coming from, if most of the well establishd Nations of the Earth are all in birth rate decline (i.e. SE Aaia, Europe, and North America), then?

2A) And where your "Love", for your fellow homeless people littering the streets in any given City? Do they not warrent a thought from people like you, because some asshat like Geldof has desided not to give them as good a press?

Oh yes how nice it could all be....

I would utter something about how aweful such places are, but I'll skip it, and just add that theres no point trying to save everyone at the cost of your own expence. (i.e. See the current migrant crisis, that will everntly if left to its own devices. bring down the European Union as a whole*)

*Not that this is a bad thing. Just, not the way I would rather see it end!

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I'll be more impressed when we will be able to breed an animal that actually wants to be eaten, and is very capable of saying so with the utmost clarity, and distinction.

Meanwhile that poor head of Iceburg Salad final thought, before being torn apart leaf, for leaf, was. 'Oh no, not again!'

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June 2018, and Windows Server can be pwned with a DNS request

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Wouldn't this also not hold true of Google as well? I knew that Chrome used to also have its own custom version of Adobe Flash written into it.... What I'm less sure of is if it still has it. As I'm more of a Firefox / Pale Moon luser myself.

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Woman sues NASA for ownership of vial of space dust

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Re: Nobody Owns Anything

That's deep you should send that into the Readers Digest. They got a page for people like you.

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I hear...

A certin CEO over at Aperture Science would love to get his hands on the stuff.

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Re: Three Monoliths just down the hall,

Probably also explains why the rest of the Galaxy wants nothing to do with us. besides being located in the unfashionable western end of said Galaxy. oh yeah we also like to though the term of Belgium 'round a lot too.*

* Not much of a fan when it comes to censorship, but this was a case where the american version got it right.

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Re: The ongoing ruthless take backs.

Yeah they don't want anyone finding out about the hidden NAZI Bunker on the Moon, with the Three Monoliths just down the hall, and to the left.

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Brit drone biz Sensat notches up 29km remote-control flight

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Re: Love the sub title

@ Tom 38, and Sgt_Oddbal

You are both doing it wrong ya gotta respect the old skool tech.l

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Actual control of Windows 10 updates (with a catch)... and more from Microsoft

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Re: Money

Metro (UWP Adver-Tiles ex. Candy Cush Saga), Cortina, Edge, and the (Cr)AppStore to rule them all. Aren't the kind of "Features", that most People would welcome. The added Telemetry, (i.e. Spyware), is of course mearly a courtesy detail.

Yeah now tell me again how this is better then Windows 7? Please note I don't currently have any need of DirectX12+ as I'm not one to subscribe to the PC MASTERRACE culture.

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Meto (a.k.a. UWP's), Edge, Cortina, and the (Cr)AppStore?! - Will NOT be missed!

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Yahoo! Kills! The! Messenger!

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What if...

My Parents are themselves to old to know what a Pager was back in the 90's before we had the Nokia 5010? #NOTALL of us are such younglings who visit this Site.

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In defence of online ads: The 'net ain't free and you ain't paying

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Wheres the trust?

...And who's to say that the 'News', you are forced to pay for... (TV Licence, Newspaers, Non-Licenced TV etc..), is SOOOO much better than that "Prooganda BS" you claim to spot on Facebook, from time to time. Let us not forget how the MSM got woke over President Trumps victory over that wicked witch Hillery. After being assured of her compleat landslide victory. That thankfully slid itself into the next landfill.

Surely news is what you make it. And content creators should be rewarded for their work. But, I think your just grasping for straws at this point. when the so-called Facebook BS News blurbs are more often enough as accurate, (ONLY MORE SO!) then say what the MSM would care to have you believe. Well you just have to back the Horse you want to win. and, Pal. That's not the BBC, Sky, or CNN, all of whom would just assume see Tommy Robinson, or Count Dankula firmly behind bars, and forgotten about. But, this is what happens when you don't have a Constitution guaranteeing both the freedom of the Press, and the freedom of Speach, and expression.

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You have suffered without red-headed emoji for too long. That changes Tuesday

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What, no quips about gingers?

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Dawn spacecraft to get up-close and personal with dwarf planet Ceres

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No Moon?

So is this Kathleen Kennedy's summer home?

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The ice must flow: Dunes of frozen gas spotted on alien dwarf

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I just hope...

That when we do eventualy find the Ninth Planet. We will name it Persephone and, more commony named Rupert after the discover's pet Parrort.

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If you have cash to burn, racks to fill, problems to brute-force, Nvidia has an HGX-2 for you

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They were last seen on the legendary planet of Magrathea, (somewhere in the Horese Head Nebua), on their way back home.

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Pointless US Congress net neutrality vote will take place tomorrow!

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Like the highest UN-emplyment records set by any recently elected President in history. By actually getting North Korea to talk to us, and hopefully end all the hostillity. (Instead of giving them candy, and kicking the can though the years till a guy like Trump comes along. Here's looking at you Bill.)

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How could the Facebook data slurping scandal get worse? Glad you asked

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If anyone ever thinks for a moment that Facebook won't stop collecting as much as it can and/or will stop selling that info, I have bridge for sale.

Well duh... a Zucck's gotta eat too you know. Or did you confuse Facebook with some Geocities Webpage from the 90s? and, just though well that's ok then?

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Isn't this a bit like rope, meet neck?

I mean I thought the whole point of Facebook (Commercially speaking of corse), was to harvest, and then sell on the harvested Data, of its users. In a not so distant fasion that Google probably does, and nobody has botherd to really go and, have a deep look at it. Since that was prety much Googles EXPLICIT mission statement since day one.

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Date engraved onto net neutrality tombstone: June 11, 2018

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Re: Senate Vote

Again... THANK GOD FOR THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE! That election is proof positve its working. I have no personal interest in being ruled by the wims of those from the Left Coast, and the North-East Corridor, on such a national level.

Perhaps what you ment to say was... Had HRC, not forsaken the Rust Belt, in such a way as it weren't in fact very much all to play for. She might have won...

If HRC was so much better... How come she lost to Obama back in 2008? Nobody but, the Fanboi/girlz would ever want her as the Dog Catcher, let alone President of the USA

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Re: Senate Vote

Forget it Bob, these Londoners, are lost. Probably goes a ways in explainging why they elected Sadiq Khan as their Mayor. Lord knows they got Teresa May over a barrel on maiking sure Brexit is as super soft for them as possible. Instead of taking any real initiative by actually telling that lot in Bruxells how its goona be. Which is what the Plebs voted for her to do. Alas May has never repesented the Plebs (e.g. Working class Fishermen), but, the Banksters just down the Road from here stately palace.

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Did Pai kick your Dog or something?

I'm starting to think this site a massive bais shift to the left. You do realize that all Pai has done was to return the Internet back to how it was when 'Ol Billy left it ca. ~2000. So whats the big deal?

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NASA will send tiny helicopter to Mars

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Re: Hold that Chopper!

At some point, once humans have made contact with intelligent extra-terrestrial life, no doubt big corp will be looking at offshoring offplaneting services.

So that'll be like the whole Austrailia thing over agin would it?

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Re: It's a tough one at 1/160 Earth sea level pressure.

The next problem you've got is that the rotors are now moving much closer to the speed of sound which is not ideal.

Ahhh yes but, what is the speed of sound on Mars. Surly its a different value than Earths or?

Weight, to make them spin quick enough to still take off they need to be strong and strength adds weight. Especially as larger blades would exert more force on the rotor head needing more strength and weight. It's a vicious cycle.

Again isn't Mars considerbly smaller (in Mass), to that of Earth, wouldn't the Gravity be a bit less over there then it is here?

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You have GNU sense of humor! Glibc abortion 'joke' diff tiff leaves Richard Stallman miffed

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Re: The "joke" makes a valid political point very much in line with the GNU political views

Whats next? break everyone existing code by renaming the function from abort() to terminate()?

I propose we use the term "EXTERMINATE!" (But, it seems we don't have a Dalek Icon here :( )

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Sueballs flying over Facebook's Android app data slurping

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Re:You do realize...

Well even if it came as a Pre-installed piece of Bloatware. You do ~realize~ that you still have to actually register yourself on Facebook, to actually use it right.

So go ahead, and pull the other one.

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Idiot Lawyers, and Money

Will soon be parted. Assuming the Judge will be impartial enough to understand Facebook's scheme. And, no it doesn't make it any less slimy. But, to feign ignorance about how Facebook, and co. Work post 2012, when everyone, and their Mutt were barking along the lines of "You were the Product that's being sold!" Were falling on deaf ears.

Well I have very little sympathy in this case. Unless you can say that a Representative of Facebook came to you, and Heald a Gun to your Head, and said spill your Guts. It was your own choice to do so, so live with it.

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GoDaddy exiles altright.com after civil rights group complaint

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Re: MiniTrue says

Are the Demorat created, KKK even still relevant? When was the last time we heard from them? David Duke back in the 90s? Perhaps more recently with his support of President Trump. But, AFAIK he's no longer affiliated with them.

Perhaps you ment to say AntiFa, or BLM? That lot are a nastier blight on society then the morons at the KKK ever were.

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Ughh I had to do a dubble take...

...Thursday, May 4th

I take it you wrote this on a Thursday, and you still can not get grips with them huh?

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High-Optane thrills for 3D XPoint wanna-haves: Intel fattens gaming SSDs

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Re: What's the use case for gamers?

Surly Intel have slightly bigger problems at the moment with having to redesigin all of their CPUs from the ground up then to worry about this as well? Or do they just plan to stick a Plaster on it till they get 'round to actually fixxing those issues in 5~10 years time?

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Ocado to stock cannabidiol-infused water

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Do you remember...

The good old days when the Product name, actually containded said "Product"? I'm looking at you Coke... Now bring back the original... Original flavor...

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The steaks have never been higher: Swiss Lidl is selling local cannabis

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Life is about balance, and restricting one side over another, generally ends up kicking us in the balls somewhere down the line.

Or or some wrinkely old ballsack looking dude will come along, and take over the entire known Galaxy, while sending his 'Agents' out to put down some Sect of Space Priests. Who will have all been, but forgotten about in around Twenty Years time. Before some millennial comes 'round and destroys your new shiny, shiny.

It makes me pine even more for the original '77 Cut now. T_T

May (the) 4th be with you.

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45-day drone flights? You are like a little baby. How about a full YEAR?

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Re: Looks pretty thin (wings, fuselage)

It'd be like a U2 but harder to see.

Also hopefully harder to hear too....

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It's World (Terrible) Password (Advice) Day!

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By some strange coincidence

Its also Star Wars Day.... Something that used to be celebrated the world over. Has henceforth become Mary Sue Day.

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Exclusive to all press: Atari launches world's best ever games console

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Re: ET

I was refering to some kind of remake / sequel type afare. I mean they already raped my childhood via Star Wars, and their Mary Sue of a character. Oddly the One time she manges to fork something up. By attacking a Fish/Frog? Rave Party. Cause Luke was trolling her into thinking they were being invaded by some other Tribe across the sea. Somehow managed to hit the cutting room floor.

How dare the Director cast Mary Sue Ray, as being imperfect! And, let us not get stared on Luke, or gasp Snoke. Perhaps the only thing more interseting than Reys Parents. Noope lets just kill him off ya know for teh lulz.

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DIY device tinkerer iFixit weighs in on 15-month jail term for PC recycler

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Dirty little secret

Windows OEM Keys are just One simple Google search away. And each One of them as valid as the last. In fact if you have a slient Recovery Disc, that can determine if you are licenced or not.. SLP checking. then the chances are better than good you are likely using one of those published Master OEM keys, already reguardless of whatever your COA says. So yeah I tend to smile a bit when I see People cover these Keys up like they were Retail Keys or something.

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Re: Prison is to harsh but...

How Microsoft helped imprison a man for ‘counterfeiting’ software it gives away for free

Ahhhh but, it doesn't give it away for free now does it? That would presuppose that MicroSoft actaully had OEM Copies on its Website. When in reality it just hosts the Retail Copy, that will never accept a Dell, Lenovo, etc.. Licence Key, as the OEM Discs have a few more *.dat, and .xmrl (IIRC)*, Files on them that are used to decide if the BIOS has the correct SLP version or not.

Having bought a used Dell I'm at a loss as to where to go on Dells Website to get so much as a download, much less be able to request a Recovery Disc of Win7 Prof, that came with it. Instead of the Windows X, I got it with. Drivers? Yeah those were simple enough to get a hold of. I had to go to Torrentbay and dig up some related Dell Recovery Disk just so as to pull those needed Files away, and deposit them into a "clean" MicroSoft Retail -> OEM Image.

So please tell me all about where I can get a Second-hand Dell Recovery OS again?

*Yes its a tad more complicated then just that, even if that IS about 90% of it.

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One wonders...

How hard would it have been to turm out a smallish hand-crafted Linux that would presumably have been preinstalled on sais Lappie, befor being turned out, with all the approprite Links to said Revovery Software being just about the first thing the Customer sees when they turn on their new'sed Devices, for the first time?

For all the good of selling these things to People who have never heard of the Internet, let alone Electricity, or Indoor Plumbing. You know to give that lot yet another voice to the din, of noises seems somewhat laughable to me. What would such People even need a MicroSoft OS for anyway?

For the real customers this cat is likely selling to, People to tight to drop the cash for a Macbook Pro, or somesuch Lenovo equivalent. And, don't care for what passes in these sub 500€ jobs. (Cheap creaking plastic). This guy proobably fills a gap. With hardware that is no longer serviceable, but is pleanty enough serviceable for what it is. Before the like of Spector, and Meltdown happend that is. Seems almost resonable. And such People almost certinly as placing the order to get One of these little dohickies from his Website. Will almost certinly also have some kind of access to the Web. and, by Proxy to the Windows 7 ISO. (If thats even still leagly avalible?), or the much more vaunted Windows X. as to why anyone would care to install the lattter is anyones guess?

Must be that DirectX XII you hear so much about lately. But, I think this too is a non-starter with most of these Lappies that this cat was flogging. And, yeah I can kinda see the argument about hidden malware . Sure he seems like the trusty sort... At first!

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