Submissions: This user has upvoted 76 and downvoted 0 submissions.
Comments: This user has upvoted 183 and downvoted 10 comments.
5 highest rated submissions:
Hey Microsoft, Stop Installing Apps On My PC Without Asking, submitted: 2/15/2018 6:01:39 PM, 218 points (+222|-4)
32TB of Windows 10 internal builds, core source code leak online, submitted: 6/23/2017 9:20:40 PM, 154 points (+158|-4)
Microsoft's Windows 10 Has Caused Us Nothing But Trouble Say Users, submitted: 9/23/2016 11:50:09 PM, 98 points (+101|-3)
Windows 10 Now Has Built-In Adds Targeting FireFox... Seriously Microsoft???, submitted: 1/19/2017 5:25:20 PM, 56 points (+67|-11)
Face Palm: Windows 10 Bundled A Password Manager That Exposed Your Saved Passwords, submitted: 12/17/2017 5:35:16 PM, 33 points (+36|-3)
5 lowest rated submissions:
Can I get infected by watching ATSC (over-the-air digital television) on the computer?, submitted: 11/14/2015 9:58:28 PM, 4 points (+4|-0)
Am I being punished for not using US email?, submitted: 9/6/2015 8:06:29 PM, 5 points (+10|-5)
Base specs leak for Windows 10 Cloud Microsoft's wannabe ChromeOS assassin, submitted: 4/22/2017 5:44:47 PM, 6 points (+6|-0)
Microsoft raises pistol, pulls the trigger on Windows 7, 8 updates for new Intel, AMD chips. Some older chips get caught in the cross-fire too!, submitted: 4/14/2017 1:30:00 AM, 7 points (+7|-0)
Windows 10 S to become a 'mode', not a discrete product, submitted: 3/8/2018 4:09:42 PM, 8 points (+8|-0)
3 highest rated comments:
skidmark-steve 0 points 82 points 82 points (+82|-0) ago
What's insulting is how they expect people who build computers for themselves to pay for this product. At no point did I ask for Windows as a service, or forced updates, or the removal of media center, or an advertising ID, or out-of-the-box adware trying to get me to subscribe to Office, or seeing on-line search matches for mattresses when I type "sleep" into the start menu to change the PC suspend options or .......
I think you get the picture.
skidmark-steve 2 points 76 points 78 points (+78|-2) ago
The question is, if Microsoft can't even keep code (which is a treasured trade secret to them) private, why the hell would I want them collecting my web browsing history, passwords and the like?
skidmark-steve 0 points 67 points 67 points (+67|-0) ago
If there are problems with Windows 7, why not fix them? Windows 7 is still supported when it comes to security, after all.
And if there are indeed problems in Windows 7 and Microsoft is not willing to honour the support life cycle and fix them, why would I convert to a new Microsoft product, so that they can arbitrarily decide to stop fixing issues in it way before the official cut-off?
3 lowest rated comments:
skidmark-steve 10 points -5 points 5 points (+5|-10) ago
This is another reason to stick to console games. You don't need to worry about the game doing nasty things. The other big reason is to avoid being strong-armed into using online services like Steam or Origin. (How many PC games won't play without these services, or are exclusively sold on these services?)
All this forced online integration with PC gaming is probably because the intelligence community has a hard-on for tracking every move we make and fart we expel.
skidmark-steve 4 points -3 points 1 points (+1|-4) ago
Ahh, but many of us do not want Linux in the mainstream.
skidmark-steve 5 points -2 points 3 points (+3|-5) ago
Valve expressly calls the TOS for Steam the "Steam Subscriber Agreement".