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    On average I am on my computer several hours...

    On average I am on my computer several hours every day (I work at home) and often need admin privileges to do something. It is a royal PITA to wait for windows shutdown, reboot, windows start every...
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    Absolutely. And the customer has the right to...

    Absolutely. And the customer has the right to decide if that method of delivery is unacceptable.

    Years ago I wrote to Bethesda, "I have looked forward to the release of Skyrim. I will gladly...
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    Download an .iso which can be burned to disc (so...

    Download an .iso which can be burned to disc (so when/if you want to reinstall it is fifteen minutes, not another 3-4 hour download). On installation the installer makes a one time "phone home" to...
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    As I understand it, the exclude file tells the...

    As I understand it, the exclude file tells the sim to ignore everything in its boundaries loaded before the file, so only scenery loaded later will appear.
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    I recall reading about TV shows in the early...

    I recall reading about TV shows in the early years. A character's name would be changed from John Ford to John Smith, because Chevrolet sponsored the show. A scene would have to be reshot because...
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    "Unsafe"? No. "Intrusive", yes. "Invasive",...

    "Unsafe"? No. "Intrusive", yes. "Invasive", yes. "Exclusionary", yes - what if someone doesn't want internet at home, or only has dialup (negating a 6gig download); they cannot go to a neighbor...
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    There's an old saying, "Locks only keep out...

    There's an old saying, "Locks only keep out honest people".

    Twenty-five years ago we installed DOS games from floppies. And on starting them were presented with a question, you typed in an answer...
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    I think we have all been plagued by this to...

    I think we have all been plagued by this to varying degrees, and it seems there is no across-the-board solution because different situations can cause the anomaly. Two things recommended to me work...
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    A decision which obviously can alienate potential...

    A decision which obviously can alienate potential customers.

    The same argument I pose to game developers who choose to only release their games via Steam.
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    Has Micro$oft seen the light and relented on some...

    Has Micro$oft seen the light and relented on some of the draconian "features" of W10; specifically that it will automatically update any drivers on the system (video, audio, printer, etc.) as part of...
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    Which elicits articles such as this:...

    Which elicits articles such as this:
    https://www.reddit.com/r/Windows10/comments/3f38ed/guide_how_to_disable_data_logging_in_w10/
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    That's what I say about Steam, EA/Origin, and Ubi.

    That's what I say about Steam, EA/Origin, and Ubi.
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    Lol. Of course if you cannot activate what you...

    Lol. Of course if you cannot activate what you currently have, what use is credit for a future purchase.

    I had something similar with Origin, except relating to 400meg of datamining software...
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    "Well, EXXCUUUSE me!" You CAN run SOME...

    "Well, EXXCUUUSE me!"




    You CAN run SOME windows stuff on an Apple. You can also run some windows stuff on Linux. But in neither case is it merely install and play, and it often requires the...
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    Sticky: Just a few thoughts. I've been a member here a...

    Just a few thoughts.

    I've been a member here a long time, the comments option is fairly new; it doesn't impinge on my d/l process (I don't notice it).

    Whether I'm particularly impressed by a...
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    I've been using "Port Columbus International...

    I've been using "Port Columbus International Airport scenery for FS9
    by Sidney Schwartz", ca. 2013, about 80meg d/l. It works well with the Ohio04V1 scenery.

    BTW, it is now called John Glenn...
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    What time and energy? I just know my system; ...

    What time and energy? I just know my system; takes five seconds to scan processes in Task Manager (which starts with windows); other software monitors the C drive (which contains only the OS),...
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    Saitek has been undergoing massive reorganization lately; some products dropped entirely, others aimed at different markets, website completely redesigned. I was never sure of the relationship...
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    Ah, but I keep abreast of what is on my computer....

    Ah, but I keep abreast of what is on my computer. I may not know what each item does but I know whether it is "normal" to my system; I pay strict attention to startup processes, normally running...
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    Why?

    Why?
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    And users hate machines with UAC turned on. ...

    And users hate machines with UAC turned on. Security is fine, but UAC is like having a deadbolt lock on every door in your house, even closets.

    In twenty five years I've had hacker problems just...
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    If running setup there does nothing, double-click the .msi file (MicroSoft Installer; many programs are distributed in this format, it works with the default windows installer software to create all...
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    [QUOTE=BobSeaman;1985139].... I really didn't...

    [QUOTE=BobSeaman;1985139]....
    I really didn't like the attitude that I had to buy what MS dictated. It wasn't based on my needs -it was based on theirs....[QUOTE]

    That's been MS for at least...
  24. Not uncommon for a new account/location. I...

    Not uncommon for a new account/location. I swapped ISP from ATT to TW last November; it took five service calls over three months before everything worked reliably (I joked with the CSR that if...
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    Glad you're enjoying it. But its known issues...

    Glad you're enjoying it. But its known issues with privacy plus lack of user control over many facets, especially updating, will keep it from my home.
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