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So I'm one of three people on the dA forums who has Windows 10, and while nobody cared about Windows 8, I've got a bit of a question on the matter of that Microsoft Account requirement that is preventing me from using the Store. 

Waaaay back in 2009 (or so) I got a Google Account after abandoning the rathole that Yahoo had become. As Google evolved and branched, I found it became the key to so many useful services that to be honest, Microsoft has shamelessly copied. 

So here's the breakdown of the services offered by the account (as far as I can tell) and why I'm not using them. 

Hotmail/Outlook: Hotmail was a dead fish by the time I heard of it, and outlook was nothing more than terrible software with insane limitations back in the day. Also, I've already got this perfectly nice and more to the point spam free Gmail here. The closest thing to Outlook I've actually used was Thunderbird. 

OneDrive: Turns out that Google Drive gives me more than the space I need because I'm not an obsessive shutterbug. And even then pictures up to a certain size are free. 

Office: I abandoned office back in the days of the Ribbon UI. I went from OpenOffice to LibreOffice and haven't really looked back since. Seeing as I'm not exchanging documents or such, this isn't really a problem. Also, Google Slides, Docs, and Sheets. So I'm covered two for two. 

Skype: Desktop Skype works just fine. And I made an account for it back before it was bought out. But lately, I've been thinking of jumping ship. 

Xbox Live: I've never owned any of the Xbox Systems, and GOG does me quite fine. 

Bing: Bribing users to use your service with flashy rewards raised several flags. Not to mention, I've got it set so I leave no tracks on Google, and if I was really tinfoil, I could use DuckDuckGo. 

MSN: I didn't understand what this did back when it launched, and I still have no clue what MSN is today. 

Stores: I dunno. My plan was to either wait and see if Microsoft goes lenient as W10 app adoption picks up, or to sideload the apps. 

Multiple Devices: Don't have em. Don't plan to.

Whew...is there anything else I'm missing or some kind of benefit? Otherwise, in the next feedback, I'll tell the feedback box rather bludgeonly that I see no real benefit to the account system.
So here I am, peering over at my mother's laptop because I noticed something a little sluggish about her PC.

I noticed McAfee Security Scan, the twat to twat all software. So I give it the boot, and look at her Firefox tabs while contemplating suggesting Chromium because Firefox was leaking 400 MBs of ram (as normal).

I terminate the Flash instance and then notice that one of the tabs is from 'FaithWatch' or some terrible site like that, and features an article with the name of 'Atheist dies, comes back to life after meeting Jesus in heaven'. 

...I don't even. :stare:

Without even looking at the article, several questions arise, including the definition of 'death' used by the article. I mean this could be something like that-- pardon the seven hills of Rome, dumbass Colton Burpo story where the crotch spawn didn't even technically die, and the parents are so gullible and desperate for a sign that they take the word of a four year old at face value.

Stories like this upset several parts of me. Including the snooty bureaucrat, my inner scientist, the skeptic, the Wiki editor, and more. 

TL;DR: Atheist upset by feelgood factless Christian story!
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1a. Six years, if that box on my profile is anything to go by.
2a. It is not that hard to figure out, it is a simple abstract expression of my alternate mindset.
3a. Odd, Strange, different.
4a. Despite my leftist leanings, I am primarily right handed.
5a. Probably Free flowing imagination, I threw together in an old version of paint.net. 
6a. Abstract.
7a. I'd love to master at least one digital program.
8a. The Megaman 9 Bunch. Prolly that.
9a. The Kim-SukLey type.
10a. Kim-SukLey 
11a. Hmm, I don't know.
12a. I'm sure my thoughts have been reshaped by interactions in chat and forum
13a. A mouse.
14a. Sitting before my monitor.
15a. Managing to actually get deviantArt to change policies is a personal victory of mine. :8Bcoolwink: 
Just kidding. But I am tempted to make a suggestion stating a 1 hour ban from the forums for making a repeat thread.

What would you ban for one hour for?
Let me do a quick recount of the four last ground actions of the US war machine.

Vietnam: Everyone loses, Vietnam reunites on its own schedule without direct intervention.

Korea: The nation is split in two, and half the nation now terrorizes its people with starvation and soviet era technology. Thanks to how much we 'helped', neither side wants the world to help them reunite.

Afghanistan: We put a dictator into power! There's no way this could backfire at all!

Iraq: It backfired spectacularly and we demolished several nations. It has taken several years for the scorched earth to recover into a state resembling a state. And even to this day, there are people trying to antagonize them into another war.

It just confused me how people like my dad want 'war heros' when this nation has done nothing heroic in over 40 years, especially when he's complaining that some olympiad has become a female.

Bonus to prevent this thread from going in the cess of Politics:
It isn't double price. Use a bloody calculator.

Anti Complaint: My sunburn is finally over! My skin has stopped peeling for the most part!
  1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?
  2. What does your username mean?

  3. Describe yourself in three words.

  4. Are you left or right handed?

  5. What was your first deviation?

  6. What is your favourite type of art to create?

  7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?

  8. What was your first favourite?

  9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?

  10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?

  11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?

  12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?

  13. What are your preferred tools to create art?

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1a. Six years, if that box on my profile is anything to go by.
2a. It is not that hard to figure out, it is a simple abstract expression of my alternate mindset.
3a. Odd, Strange, different.
4a. Despite my leftist leanings, I am primarily right handed.
5a. Probably Free flowing imagination, I threw together in an old version of paint.net. 
6a. Abstract.
7a. I'd love to master at least one digital program.
8a. The Megaman 9 Bunch. Prolly that.
9a. The Kim-SukLey type.
10a. Kim-SukLey 
11a. Hmm, I don't know.
12a. I'm sure my thoughts have been reshaped by interactions in chat and forum
13a. A mouse.
14a. Sitting before my monitor.
15a. Managing to actually get deviantArt to change policies is a personal victory of mine. :8Bcoolwink: 

Whoops! The GOG sale when by and I bought a whole lot of games! 

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3 deviants said Okay, and?
25%
2 deviants said Oh, there he goes again going on about how great GOG is.
25%
2 deviants said Hello, Gamestop? Do you have Battletoads?
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1 deviant said What's your haul?
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No deviants said Why is his profile picture a shot of Retroarch in an Android Tablet?

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David
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I'll think of something about myself later. >:U

Current Residence: A small blue planet, where Sol is located. Some call it...Terra.
Favourite genre of music: If it lacks Lyrics, it passes. (Unless....)
Favourite style of art: Look in my favorites and you tell me.
Operating System: 7 Professional 32-bit
MP3 player of choice: Foobar2000.
Shell of choice: Classic. Or red.
Wallpaper of choice: It changes on a random basis.
Skin of choice: Classic.


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I DESPISE YOU GO SUCK SOME DILDOS
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YOU'RE A FUCKING PENIS
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I LOVE ALL OF MY HATERS & LOVERS & EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! & David :blush:
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WHOOOOOO-HOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I LOVE DAVID!!!!!!!! & IM A COMPLETE ROCKSTAR!!! *flexes his muscles* YEAH BABAYYYYY!!!
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I LOVE EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I RESPECT EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM----!!! tired....
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DINKLEBERG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I hate you. Go fuck yourself and stop trolling. >:c
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Abstract-Mindser:iconabstract-mindser:
They unbanned you? What a gyp!
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KABOOM!
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WEEEEEEEE, I'M SHOUTING :D
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*burps loudly*
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Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaacon!
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Y u get so much haters? They just jelly.
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I Fucking hate you soo much!
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Nintendo-Dreamer Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Happy celebration of mortality day!  :lol:
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Abstract-Mindser Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015
Huzzah!
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Nintendo-Dreamer Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Only person on your page so far to send you birthday wishes, has been a loyal Nintendo Wii fan.  Ironic, no?  :lol:
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Abstract-Mindser Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015
ChipCheezum and Ironicus. :nod:
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IchigoKurosakiReal Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Professional Writer
David, if i ever caused any trouble to you i never meant to. :love: I still love you David :blush:
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