Cisco WebRTC plugins?
So no more support for teleconferencing?
What are they thinking getting rid of everything BUT the worst offender?
PS: Bring back my ability to have the tabs below the location bar, jerks.
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So no more support for teleconferencing?
What are they thinking getting rid of everything BUT the worst offender?
PS: Bring back my ability to have the tabs below the location bar, jerks.
Factory erase all your data (reset), then take enough HD pictures of the desk to FILL the rest of the storage area. Delete the pictures. Done. (a 3gb video of your pocket would work the same)
The easiest way to clean a flash storage device is to overwrite the location where the data was held with new data.
What would that be? "So you click here.... and now it's someone else's job to worry about the data."
Leaving the technician later on sounding like Jimmy Stuart in a digital-age It's A Wonderful Life remake, "Well your data isn't here Mr. Murphy it's in this country over here, and your data is in this country Ms. Smith."
How do you certify someone to be able to hand the keys over to someone else? Is it a class in paying the bill on time? Or calculating how long it takes to retrieve 25 Terabytes back from the cloud provider when they go out of business and you have only 2 days before their servers are auctioned off? A class on how long various disasters will keep you from your data? Drunk hits your DSLAM: 2 days. Lighting hits your telephone connection, 6 hours. Government agency seizes the server that also happens to hold your data, 5 years. Hurricane hits the cloud servers in Bangladesh, a lifetime.
Cloud computing is for cheap-ass companies that don't want to hire proper IT staff
Smitty, didn't you know? Comptia says you're "certified for life". (Too bad they told all their partners to require CE)
I don't think they're wrong, and technology changes so often that you need CE, but they need to be sued for the hard push they made about getting "certified for life" just before phasing out all of the non-CE certifications. I can only image how many people went without one of the food groups for a month so they could buy into the "opportunity" to be "certified for life" before time ran out, only to be told 2 months later that it was worthless.
"Around the time Gnome 3 was released?"
That was the last time I used Ubuntu. They lost me when they jumped on the OS-as-a-bunch-of-duplo-icons bandwagon. I have been a Mint-MATE user ever since.
Thanks, but no thanks Ubuntu.
Aren't those the regular effects of meth just turned up to 11. Seems like a case of it doing its job too well.
Maybe now someone can use it to root my Samsung without tripping the Knox fuse. </sarcasm>
There is a BIG difference between a pallet of LIon cells, and Johnny's new Iphone.
Flip the problem around, it's not really the battery with the problem, it's all the air around it. Just make vacuum sealed containers for shipping scary items. Or pressurize the cargo holds with some inert gas. Lithium can't react violently with oxygen when there is no oxygen. The alternative is shipping the electronic items that make the modern world work via ship and that's nuts.
Does it support H.264 or H.265? It seems important to know whether or not a 4k player has a hardware decoder built-in that can use a codec that cuts the entire stream size in half.
I have DTelecom and they (tired) to impose a 75gb monthly bandwidth cap (with speed reduced to 384k /sec after going over), a singular 1080p movie can be 10gb in size, a 4k 2.5 hour movie could push 40gb. Being able to cut that size in half seems relevant.
Sounds like the first thing that he said happened "the app store opened up", that was probably fake and the exit button was really the "setup SMS message" button.
On a web browser I never click anywhere on a window that a browser has launched, no close, no "x" no nothing. I just close the process, on a phone we don't really have the option to have the browser close the window as easily available, sounds like the advertiser has figured this out.
I hate to tell you this but non-LVL XP and newer OSes have been phoning home this entire time. XP was the first Microsoft OS that required an internet connection, and it has only gotten worse. Some versions simply stop working if no contact with the mothership is made within 90 days.
Anytime a piece of software or media has DRM, it is not yours.
Stage 1: Free Windows 10 upgrade for all (free for a year anyway)
Stage 2: Yearly subscriptions. (say $120 a year)
Stage 3: Act now for a new lower priced monthly subscription rate. ($6 x 12 = $72 a year, what a great deal!)
Stage 4: $7 a month
Stage 5: $8 a month
Stage 6: $10 a month
Stage 7: $12, then $15, then $20.
Stage 8: New option available now, only 50 cent a day, the price of a cup of coffee. That's a $60 savings over the monthly rate.
Stage 9: $1 a day, then $5 (you do want to open that resume today right?)
Stage 10: Pay per use. Price to go up at a rate calculated by our accounting office to be just where you'll pay, but not so much that you'll move to a different OS.
The only way to win is to switch to opensource software until the big players remember their place.
Did you know that if you get too many cockroaches in a power-supply they can short it out? I couldn't figure out what the user had done to it to make it die so I opened it up and there they were.
How many is too many? I would say one, but this one had about 20.
"To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries." -Article I, Section 8, Clause 8 of the United States Constitution
'limited Times to Authors and Inventors', funny, how is forever "limited", Mickey Mouse is almost 100 years old, when does "limited" kick in?
I'm sure the shareholders would love to make money off of every little thing they collectively own forever, however, there are signed documents that seem to think that would not be in the best interest of "we the people" collectively. So I ask again, when did limited become forever?
"On the plus side, I believe at least one of these allows owners to change their MAC address. "
I'm betting that the password is dynamic based on the current MAC and not the original.
This is why all source code should be available for review upon demand. It's hard to hide in the open.
My argument would be "Says who?"
I mean really, what's their evidence, a screenshot of some IPs or an Excel doc with IP's and time-stamps? That's swell, I can make all those up with Notepad and Paint.exe, where can I send my extortion list to? I mean were these IPs documented by some sort of bonded official agency or Larry the tech guy in their basement? Why does their allegation have any more weight than the denial? "Describe how the non-password protected write-enabled xls document was emailed from person to person again."
Look ma, I made a list too:
192.168.0.x - 15:30:04.5 - downloaded Avengers VII (2023).mp4
Now who do I send it to? This "suing for things based on documents originating from my organization" sounds like a money making dream.
@ Graham Marsden +1
I'm getting pretty sick of not being able to do something with "my" device because someone else somewhere decided I shouldn't. Either it's my phone or it's not, and if it's not, why did I have to pay for it?
Void my warranty, deny me support, fine whatever, but I shouldn't have to use a buffer-overflow exploit to install a superuser program because I want to uninstall something a manufacture has locked down. Maybe I wanted to record my screen, why? Because fcuk you Google, that's why.
That was most likely the very first type of physical lock, so what they said was that Apple couldn't patent a 10,000 year old concept. Go figure.
"Did that button actually do anything?"
Yep, it turned the Turbo LED on.
Thank you, I'll be back by yesterday to pick it up.
Sounds great, but how long would it take to build a 3" inch high battery one atomic layer at a time?
If we were in the future we would just engineer an organism to "assemble" them for us.
Hopefully that wasn't the only copy Martha and Stanley's wedding pictures.
Just 0.00001 of a Petabyte is a still someone's data, well, was someone's data.
They'll most likely use hashes of known "bad" files to deny you access to them. Files such as the ones you are going to need to use when Windows 10 won't let you run your older software that has DRM that won't work under Windows 10 anymore. Normally you would just strip off that DRM, and run your software as you see fit, only now, you are going to have to hope they let you. You also better hope that there aren't any hash collisions between the doctoral thesis you just finished and something they have deemed a "naughty file", or else they will do with it as they see fit.
Their GUIs have been "wrong" since Vista, not the look but the way the elements interact. The timing is wrong or something. It's almost like File Explorer was re-written from scratch after XP to look like the one from XP, it looks similar but it just feels different.
The whole OS just feels like it's written in Java, things blink and flicker, random timing inconsistencies in the GUI. Under XP I used to be able to stream 3 videos at the same time from 3 different network mapped drives and they would all play no problem, now if I have an MP3 steaming from a share and try to view another, the MP3 is going to stutter and I won't see the new folder for up to 10 seconds. It's like the Windows 8-10 network connectivity was built off of a backup of Windows 3.11 source code. I can go to an old Windows XP computer and access the same exact network resources and have a 200% better experience.
I won't get into the poor design choices of white-on-white with light grey boundaries, and menus designed to be used with a sausage sized stylus, or 2 different settings systems.
Add up all the privacy issues and headaches plus their walled-garden philosophy and it isn't really such a big step to ditching Windows and just using Linux. I mean all the interface rough edges I never liked about Linux are now in Windows, so what's the point in paying to be underwhelmed.
I think we are about to see the other option, a lifetime Windows user that happens to be a programmer that finally gets fed up with Microsoft's sh!t and fixes all the rough edges of some Linux version so much that HE can use it as a Windows replacement and the rest of us all benefit from it.
I mean they did just make up their own time-zone. 30 > 5
"Instead of an annual support fee we get it paid monthly."
Until they go to charging hourly, then by each function.
"Looks like you are trying to work on this document, please purchase 500 credits to continue."
You must not ever get called upon to fix the relative's computers.
They usually have no Ad-blocking software, no cookie clearing, are using IE 7, have every swinging toolbar known to man installed. They also put their singular AOL email in everything that has ever asked for it.
I bet that's a lot of people. I'm betting that those users are like prize winning cattle to these marketer types. I also bet that they click on their milk-fed ads as often as they're shown to them.
Watch a mouth-breather use a computer for a bit and see what I mean. If you get bored, ask them to do a very specific search for something, like: "number of dollars spend on non-violent first-time offenders in prison". Now sit back as they click on the first search result Google gives them, then number two, then three, and so on.
The fact you know what an Ad-block program even is puts you in a different category, one that makes it hard for you to even imagine how they use a computer.
@Timmy B. (wanting worst case results)
Ok, I bite.
Let's say I work at Microsoft and I'm a psycho and I want to date a specific girl I saw at the store. I can find all her interests, her likes, her movements.
Let's say some foreign government wants to compromise you because you work at a powerplant. We'll all they need to do is get a job with some company that has access to your data. Now they can find out through your online habits that you've been giving it to an office co-worker. They won't tell your wife if you just install this USB stick for them.
Or, I can review all your data, figure out that you have a gambling problem, then bombard you with temptations, then send you lots of "cash for cars", "pay-day loans" and whatever to drain you as far as I can.
I see you have bought an Epinephrine injector, I can send you send all kinds of "Worst bee problem in decades" articles and then my links to those pens. Basically ramping up your fears to sell you something.
I can raise your health care price because you like windsurfing sites.
I can see you looking up cancer and target you with homeopathic "cures".
It gives people power over you, period. If there is a way for it to be used against you, someone will figure it out and it will be. We will need to be re-trained to understand how our lack of privacy puts anyone with access to our information in a position to manipulate us in ways we can not even begin to think of.
Worried your keys might get hacked? HA! Those keys are there so they can be handed over to whatever agency might ask for them, the end, no hacking required. (I'm guessing that if you "delete" said key from OneDrive, it will still exist as a backup on the server. Unless someone somewhere has read just how Microsoft "deletes" things from OneDrive and corrects me.)
Turning off Cortana? Easier said than done.
I had to turn off just about every Search related service to get Cortana to disappear. (not that I wasn't going to do that anyway, I've used Agent Ransack since they implemented search back in Vista anyway)
BTW, thanks for the host file URLs.
One man did all of this. Steven Sinofsky. He was the one pushing for this "style" of Windows interface and removed anyone that wouldn't drink the Koolaid. Now all they have left steering the boat are his followers. Office Ribbon bar, that was him, Vista, him, Windows 8, all him.
I'm guessing he sold the investors on a "it will be easier to direct all the sheep to the App Store once all the interfaces are the same" and then all their eyes lit up and filled with $ signs.
Microsoft needs to start trying to un-feck their GUI and soon.
Why the eye-searing white on white with a 1-pixel wide light-grey area separation line?
I had to hack a theme to be able to tell where one window stopped and the other started. I mean at least the suck-fest called Office 2013 gave us three theme choices (eye-searing white, eye-searing slightly darker white, and ultra-light grey). Why? Did they fire the guy that knew how to code different color schemes? How is less choice an improvement?
I'll bitch later about the endless privacy nightmares and the fact I can't uninstall/de-feature their One-Drive (or anything else "built-in" for that matter).
I will agree, however, I now simply have 4k of eye-searing white surrounding all those better scaled text areas.
Saw VII should have a scene where some poor bastard is forced to stare at a Windows 10 File Explorer window at full brightness.
I'd show up in a 3-peice polyester leisure suit everyday. I would get all the department employees to play along until the policy was changed.
"Why does your R&D department look like they are developing fondue pots?"
I guess it's a good thing that long ago the suit was decided upon as the "adult" clothing choice and not a full body leotard. There is no reason to wear a suit, none. A lab coat, overalls, tracksuit, and any other article can serve a purpose, but a suit serves no purpose other than to let higher paid personnel out buy lower paid personnel.
If you believe it is anything other then a man-sized peacock outfit please state your case.
You forgot that they have also replaced the normal two pedals with a single pedal.
They will also be replacing the steering wheel with a touchscreen.
And every year the cigarette lighter shape will be changed.
People don't understand that this is an attempt to protect ISP customers from the unregulated rules of the ISPs.
Without these rules the company down the street can buy 60% of the bandwidth leaving everyone in your small town to share the remaining %40 because the ISP doesn't want to cut into their profits to lay down more lines. (under these rules everyone's traffic is equal, and if they want to sell a quality of service they have to invest in expanding the bandwidth for everyone)
Without these rules there is nothing to keep every ISP between a small upstart and their customers from throttling their traffic unless they give them a cut. (or Facebook, imagine Facebook being charged for the bandwidth you are already paying for or else they get blocked from sending it to you)
Without these rules there is nothing that says they even have to give that small upstart a chance to pay, they could just block their competing services outright.
Without these rules there is nothing that would keep the ISPs from throttling or outright blocking any kind of traffic that they don't like. The ISP is not a government agency and can do what they like without rules. (and if there is only one ISP in your area then I guess you don't really have a choice)
Without rules the ISPs will continue to merge until we have only one choice, and then your internet will be in whatever shape they choose for you. (They only merely collude to give you one choice now by not "expanding" into areas controlled by each other)
Without rules there will be no reason to ever expand bandwidth (aka cutting into profits), because whatever the bandwidth is now can simply be cut up into smaller and smaller packages, and once bandwidth is scarce they can charge whatever they want)
People are fighting against their own best interests because they are scared of "the gubberment", but they don't realize that at least in FCC government control they have a chance to have decisions made in their best interests, but in private hands, the choice legally will have to be whatever makes the ISP more money. (it is the legal requirement for a company to make decisions in the best interest of shareholders over customers in all cases)
Why can't people understand this?
Yeah, because it was the lack of their users simply not requesting a "convert lease to reservation" function in their DHCP server snap-in during the 15 years it took them to implement. //sarcasm
I can think of multiple things that have given me grief for years that Microsoft clearly hasn't cared about fixing.
I agree with the original poster, they want to create a whitepaper for their sales division.
I don't write firmware-virus-hiding-malware so I just assumed it read out the target devices original firmware, inserted itself into the same memory area as the original, and then loaded the original firmware after (and this was possible because the firmware wasn't using the whole memory area in the first place, so there was room for both files in the same space). It seems hard to believe that someone has the time and ability to recreate the factory firmware for so many different devices without access to the original firmware's sourcecode.
Why not have vendors use all the available flash space so that there is no "extra space" to hide anything. Something simple when they write it like "what is the XOR of these two huge numbers (the numbers being the space-taking elements), if the answer is 1, goto next function". Or fill the space with compiled code that doesn't do anything, but looks like the real functions of the firmware. Obviously the bad guys could still just use the harddisk to store their malware like they always have done, but then it could be searched for in the traditional way, and a low-level could clean it off easily.
Like putting your bag down in the empty seat next to you on the bus to stop the crack-head from sitting there.
I just can't stomach their attitude on aftermarket OSes and rooting.
I'm all for my warranty becoming void, and even certain "trusted" apps uninstalling, but to brick or prevent the original OS that came on my phone from running ever again is a deal breaker. (Knox fuse)
I'd settle for even a "Click here to send an SU unlock code email that will forever void your warranty", and then entering said code giving me a factory installed SU app. All of this dependent on whether or not I have paid for my phone outright or if I am just leasing it of course.
They actively attempt to stop me from using my property the way I want, and if I wanted to be treated like that I'd have just bought an Apple device in the first place.
I get it, only a non-1337 admin needs a GUI, but in the real world GUIs add value. Yes you can script this and that, yes you can install server with no GUI, but why? A GUI displays information to the user in a more useful way (and makes that information interactive). There is a reason most OSes have them (other than it not being 1983 anymore). I will agree that no GUI could have less of an attack surface, but that is not going to keep it from needing to be patched 12 times a week anyway, so let's just tell the truth, that console-only servers will intimidate some, and those that is doesn't can get off on that. The end. There is nothing a non-GUI version can do, that a GUI version can't do too, in that any script you run a GUI-less system can also be run in a PowerShell window on a GUI system.
If I wanted a pure non-GUI environment why would I pay Microsoft for it? They need to watch who they piss off. Why would I want to use a flawed Policy-Server from Microsoft, when I could build from source something comparable on Linux, and either write or find someone's code that will let me do exactly what I want with it?
So people hate Windows 8, now will hate Server 2016, and hate Windows Mobile. What's next making the Xbox ONE controller shock people with each button press.
Is there a bet going on inside Microsoft as to who can disenfranchise the most customers?
"Siri, please turn on the lights, but this time don't tell Apple about it please."
"We noticed that you go to bed at around 23:30 every night, here is an ad about melatonin."
You know the adage, but I often wonder why the people that spout it still buy curtains. I mean if they have nothing to hide, then why use curtains to block the police from looking inside? I'm guessing it's because normal people could then see in too. If I develop a curtain that lets only the police see through the curtains I could make a lot of money, right? Come to think of, we could do away with the whole "selectable curtain" problem by just hooking a camera up inside of the house, and have it only display to the police. So, I wonder how many of the "no encryption" advocators we can get on-board the camera-in-the-house idea? I mean, if they are doing nothing wrong, then they have nothing to hide, right?
Imagine a walled-garden car, because that's what Apple will be selling.
Only works with Apple phones (Android phones will work for calls only, but the car'sscreen will be blank).
Only works with Apple's special square charger.
Only air from an approved Apple air-compressor with an approved Apple nozzle will work on the tires
Quick charge units that work only at 55hz (additional adapter from 50 or 60 to 55hz coming end of year).
Only one door on the drivers side (for design reasons) and no trunk.
Only available in gray or white for the first 5 years.
Made with slave labor from China.
All body panels made from glass (including the bumpers).
No firmware updates for last year's models.
Available in 8gb and 16gb music storage models (sorry no upgrade vector from model to model).
Thanks, but no thanks.
When you are born in Korea (as most East Asian countries), you are a 1 year old. So a 19 year old in Korea is actually really 18 (or even 17) mostly everywhere else (or on some official documents).
Had to go check that my ROMs were still in my cabinet with all these ROM thieves running about as you say. It's OK, they are.
Funny thing is that if someone really did steal my ROM chips, I could use the ones the MAME users have to re-program some real ones for me. I'm curious, how much does Nintendo charge for a new set of Donkey Kong replacement ROMs? Oh, wait, that's right they don't sell them anymore.
If it wasn't for a lot of those MAME programmers (and their ROMs), a lot of old games would just be gone.
"I wish I was clever enough to put a nice GUI on it"
Google MAMEUI, then simply add the source of it to the source of MAME, and compile with MAME 64 compiler and 45 minutes later out pops MAME with a shiny new interface. Modify the mame.lst in the source folders to remove any of the 30,000 unwanted games if you are feeling froggy.
Seriously, what did he do, add an extra line to the engine-thrust.ini file under "c:\windows\system32"? I'm no electrical engineer, but I'm pretty certain that the engine does not have a cat-5 jack that you can send URL-based thrust instructions to, nor do I think the they send control data across the same VLANs as the in-flight entertainment (if they are even using IP for that data at all and not some manufacture specific control language).
Do I think he looked up on-line how to enter "diagnostic mode" on the in-flight entertainment, probably, do I think it got him anything other then free pay-per-view, no.
I'm open to a real engineer telling me how wrong I am, but I would hope that a multimillion dollar plane has better security safeguarding the lives of 200+ people than an 1999 Xbox has at blocking copied DVDs.
Then it doesn't enter the country. Take a hardline and watch the number of obstructions drop to zero shortly thereafter. It's not like Apple is bringing them in due to the kindness in their hearts, they want to make money of the country's citizens.
As far as the manufacturing cost differing due to location, well it seems like this would solve the problem of "outsourcing" as well. Pay a lower cost to make something, then pay higher import taxes, pay a higher cost to make, then you pay lower import taxes. Looks like it would level the playing field and make locally made goods a more viable choice over slave-labor.