Profile overview for skidmark-steve.
Submission statistics

This user has mostly submitted to the following subverses (showing top 5):

21 submissions to technology

1 submissions to AskVoat

This user has so far shared a total of 19 links, started a total of 3 discussions and submitted a total of 1012 comments.

Voting habits

Submissions: This user has upvoted 86 and downvoted 0 submissions.

Comments: This user has upvoted 185 and downvoted 11 comments.

Submission ratings

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)

Celebrating deception of the American people this 4th of July, AT&T promised lower prices after Time Warner merger. Its raising them instead, submitted: 7/2/2018 9:47:16 PM, 161 points (+163|-2)

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)

5 lowest rated submissions:

Technology: Microsoft Germany | BigBrotherAwards, submitted: 4/22/2018 1:25:20 AM, 1 points (+1|-0)

How to protect your privacy in Windows 10, submitted: 8/28/2018 10:26:23 PM, 2 points (+2|-0)

Which? calls for compensation for users hit by Windows 10 woes, submitted: 6/12/2018 2:58:57 PM, 3 points (+3|-0)

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)

Comment ratings

3 highest rated comments:

Five Months After It's Release, Windows 10 Still Has Less Than 10% Market Share submitted by DinoRider to technology

skidmark-steve 0 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.

32TB of Windows 10 internal builds, core source code leak online submitted by skidmark-steve to technology

skidmark-steve 2 points 76 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?

deleted by user submitted by icecream to technology

skidmark-steve 0 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:

Capcom's Street Fighter V installs hidden rootkit on PCs submitted by Northvvait to technology

skidmark-steve 10 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.

Dear Microsoft: Please stop breaking my perfectly good Windows 7 | ZDNet submitted by Mixplate to technology

skidmark-steve 4 points -3 points (+1|-4) ago

Ahh, but many of us do not want Linux in the mainstream.

Microsoft Will Sell Office, Windows as Subscription Bundle submitted by bitbomb to technology

skidmark-steve 5 points -2 points (+3|-5) ago

Valve expressly calls the TOS for Steam the "Steam Subscriber Agreement".