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What they don't tell you is the salary compared to the cost of living, which is usually less in the south. If you backed off the cost of living, I bet you'd find things are pretty equal, maybe slightly better in the south.
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This guy wakes up one morning to find a gorilla in his tree. He looks in the phone book for a gorilla removal service until he finds one.
"Is it a boy or girl Gorilla?" the service guy asks. "Boy", is the mans' response. "Oh yeah, I can do it. I'll be right there".
An hour later the service guy shows up with a stick, Chihuahua, shotgun and a pair of hand cuffs. He then gives the man some instructions.
"Now, I'm going to climb this tree and poke the gorilla with the stick until he falls. When he does, the trained Chihuahua will bite the gorilla's balls off. The gorilla will then cross his hands to protect himself and allow you to put the handcuffs on".
The man asks "What do I do with the shotgun?"
"If I fall out of the tree before the gorilla, shoot the dog"
Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Computer Management, Storage, Disk Management, find the disk, right click, Delete Volume.
There's a UAC prompt when opening computer management, but the Win7 "tamed down" UAC suppresses that and just silently runs stuff with admin privileges if it's launched from the control panel.
This tamed-down UAC is useless, malicious applications can easily exploit these holes to elevate without any prompt[^]. Either turn UAC on completely ("always notify") or turn it off completely, the default setting in between is useless.