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1 Yeah, that isn't a feature update I'm eager for.

I don't like office staying resident, and there are elements of Windows Update I dislike running when I want to do something else on a weak machine.  MS may be inclined to whitelist stuff I dislike.

And I've installed maybe one program through the MS store, so I'm a little concerned what it might break for me.

Pentagon has a lot of factions, and they believe a lot of things.  The senior administrators in the military are not all going to be super informed about the limits of valid uses for computers.  The program funding decisions in congress are even less informed.  Public Affairs will talk up a failing program right up until it gets the axe. 

Posted by: PatBuckman at Tuesday, August 03 2021 08:44 PM (DHVaH)

2 As an aside, I hate that "X/X Pro" naming scheme, and prefer, if they have to, something like "X/X XL" because it feels like it's aimed at making you buy the "Pro" version to keep up with the neighbors.  Also, the rumors about a Switch Pro were always stupid just because Nintendo never uses a naming scheme like that.

Having said that, the back of the Pixel 6 is just fugly.  What I want is another phone like the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2:  flagship specs, non-crazy price, fairly lite skin (people can say whatever they want about bloatware, but the phone was fast), unlocked, and even had a dual sim tray (of course, since the phone was never sold in the US, I had to order it from India or wherever via banggood, but that's not a big deal.)

Posted by: Rick C at Tuesday, August 03 2021 11:35 PM (eqaFC)

3 Given all the junkware that ships with windows, I really don't have high confidence in their judgement of what might be "Potentially Unwanted".

Posted by: normal at Wednesday, August 04 2021 12:02 AM (LADmw)

4 I don't care if a phone is ugly, but that protrusion sure makes me want to run it through a power planer.

Posted by: normal at Wednesday, August 04 2021 12:05 AM (LADmw)

5 Sadly, it seems like you can't get a high-end phone without a stupid camera bump these days.  Thank idiot reporters like the one at Arse Technica (and other sites) who constantly pounded the "we want paper-thin phones" drum, until the phones became too thin to fit the camera.

Posted by: Rick C at Wednesday, August 04 2021 12:58 AM (eqaFC)

6 Dammit, I depend on uTorrent. I already had to content with MalwareBytes fucking up my install once. I have a key for 10, but I won't set it up if this is the case.

Just have to figure out how to make this 7 install more stable.... There is NO good help on the web. It's all "Install our untrusted shitware and post your result on the forum."

Posted by: Mauser at Thursday, August 05 2021 02:07 PM (Ix1l6)

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