sf2k's past comments

  • 6

    sf2k

    What law was broken? Japan becoming the new China.

    Posted in: Japan deports dolphin activist Ric O'Barry

  • 1

    sf2k

    @star-viking

    Although residential geothermal installations are less than 5m in non geothermal countries? You don't have to go down far for per building use. The extra geothermal in Japan is just a bonus for other uses. Also hydrothermal potential as well given the island and all the major cities on coasts.

    Posted in: Sakurajima volcano erupts explosively in southern Japan

  • 8

    sf2k

    No one will elect them out of office so the cashola will keep rolling

    Posted in: Abe: No need to ban ministers from holding fundraising parties

  • 2

    sf2k

    with over 200 such volcanoes across Japan, it's silly that they went with and continue to support nuclear.

    Posted in: Sakurajima volcano erupts explosively in southern Japan

  • 1

    sf2k

    "Even when told not to, Windows 10 just can't stop talking to Microsoft" : http://tinyurl.com/p6c76dc

    Posted in: Microsoft wants you using Windows 10, like it or not

  • 2

    sf2k

    taking over your computer against the customer's will isn't how to garner more customers.

    Give a Windows-like Linux a try called Linux Mint on a LiveDVD. You can even let it dual-boot your computer automatically with some extra harddrive space so you don't lose your Windows. But after a few days you'll wonder why you even need it. Boots and shutdown in mere seconds, all the software you could possibly need and loads more if you want. No need to pirate your way to computing. The difference in Linux is that you have access to all the programs you could every need, now it's up to you to actually do things.

    If you're just browsing and all your stuff is online anyway you really can't go wrong. You'll leave the Windows popup universe forever. Even if you need a few Windowze programs they may run under WINE. But I often just use the Linux equivalents just fine.

    The fact is most of people's dependency on Windows or OSX is by convention, not reason or experience. OSX is Linux under the hood btw. Go for security, reliability, and a non-corporate grubbing ethos.

    You don't have to bow down to corporations

    Posted in: Microsoft wants you using Windows 10, like it or not

  • 11

    sf2k

    heaven forbid people learn the truth about a co-opted symbol in history, and just enjoy the temples scattered around the country. Fear of history is not rational.

    Posted in: Japan may change temple map icon to avoid Nazi swastika confusion

  • 7

    sf2k

    Stop being sheep. Use Linux. It doesn't send back all your activity data, like W10 does. I use Linux Mint, no worries for me. Also liked minimal Lubuntu, (Ubuntu Light) version. Why be a sucker to corporate desires on all your search information, emails and files? You don't need them. They need you. You can show them the door.

    Posted in: Microsoft wants you using Windows 10, like it or not

  • 1

    sf2k

    ActiveX and Internet Explorer 4 come to mind

    Posted in: Japan gets serious about cybersecurity as Olympics approach

  • 10

    sf2k

    Criminal denial to protect Imperial history of atrocities, right after the Emperor visits. Unconscionable. Time to stop protecting the nazi past and confront it. There's no reason to keep it. Burying it or deleting it does not make it go away. Only no longer being an apologist can help Japan. The Emperor tries but the government doesn't listen and makes sure everyone knows that the right wing and apologists are still in charge

    Posted in: Japan tells U.N. it has found no evidence of forced WWII sex slavery

  • 1

    sf2k

    @JeffLee

    Linux Mint (and I believe Ubuntu as well) has a GUI controller for keyboard layouts, like a Windows Control Panel. I had Esperanto, Japanese, and English keyboards running in a few minutes bound to a shortcut key.

    Posted in: Microsoft's big Windows 10 push is part of broader strategy

  • 1

    sf2k

    Hilary won 6 out of 6 coin tosses for caucus ties, which is statistically impossible yet no recounts either. The fix was in early.

    Despite the 22-21 delegate win, (23-21 as the winner gets a +1 for the state), Sanders' fate rests on winning NH and the primaries afterwards. It'll be a question if his message has resonated with others or if their minds have been made up already.

    The remaining undecided superdelegates are 210. If they cannot commit to Clinton and go to Sanders it would still make it a race. But it's looking really tough for Sanders' supporters.

    Posted in: Clinton takes Iowa; campaign turns to New Hampshire

  • 0

    sf2k

    Nice. I'm also a Linux Mint user. ;) Much easier to use multiple language keyboards than Windows.

    Posted in: Microsoft's big Windows 10 push is part of broader strategy

  • 0

    sf2k

    So instead of donating 600,000 yen directly to an aid non-for-profit, she blew it on lottery tickets, at a major loss. The lottery corp made the most here

    Posted in: Woman who 'found' 2,000 lottery tickets turns out to be owner

  • 0

    sf2k

    @Strangerland

    There is no denying you can't beat the price of Linux. But it's a pain in the ass dealing with the hassles of it. If you have a problem, you're on your own. No Microsoft or Apple support. Just a lot of googling and confusion.

    As someone who did technical support for over a decade, I can say unequivocally that it's the Windows and Apple users who are the most confused versus Linux users. Linux keeps improving and the notion that it is difficult is just no longer the case and hasn't been true for a long time now.

    Posted in: Microsoft's big Windows 10 push is part of broader strategy

  • 1

    sf2k

    Silent Running

    Posted in: World's first 'robot run' farm to open in Japan

  • 7

    sf2k

    The arrests of the Japanese came after China in 2014 detained a Canadian missionary couple for alleged espionage.

    Some background on the Canadian missionary couple, their arrest was payback as Canada has caught China attacking National Research computers.

    Posted in: China arrests 4th Japanese over spying

  • 0

    sf2k

    No wonder it's failing. 600,000 yen for school expenses isn't enough to cover tuition and books. Two year programs have total expenses of $25,000 CAD roughly based on my recent experience here. Even a programming bootcamp is $11,000 CAD or more. What are they hoping they study?

    Posted in: Japan's efforts to increase numbers studying abroad hit snag

  • 1

    sf2k

    And if you don't want to deal with 10x the price, then Linux is the best

    Posted in: Microsoft's big Windows 10 push is part of broader strategy

  • 0

    sf2k

    I hope people will give Linux a try. Lots of flavours out there. I've been a Linux Mint user for a few years now. It's based on the Windows of Linux, Ubuntu, but with some local tweaks to keep it workable. All the GUIs you want but the hood is ajar if you want more.

    If all you do is run a browser and such it really doesn't matter what OS you're running. Linux would be a nice getaway from the Windows direction to pay-per-program. With Linux you don't have to pay anything because that's the design. Package management is easy as well. You get out of the torrent/software cracking mentality because you have everything you need.

    You then become a computer user, making and doing things.

    Posted in: Microsoft's big Windows 10 push is part of broader strategy

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