Plus, what's the bet's that this gets stuck on a USB stick and lost on a train?
139 posts • joined 27 Apr 2009
Plus, what's the bet's that this gets stuck on a USB stick and lost on a train?
"while software lock-in can be a problem, in some cases the lock-in is only force of habit"
Agreed, although again, the average person generally isn't going to be the one that breaks that habit.
"Don't belittle the "average person" though as they will often be the first to gripe when X has moved or Y doesn't work the way it used to."
The average person isn't to blame or belittle for this. MS are.
"Then they take measures to correct that, which is where we come in!"
First, they have to know it's a problem (most won't), then there's the fact that a lot of us don't *want* the extra work!
Microsofts' Facebook-like "arsing-about" with privacy shouldn't be something that we have to deal with!
There's enough to do with hunting down drivers (which the Win10 updates are terrible at finding btw - another gripe), general software/hardware errors/maintenance etc. Adding the joy of ensuring a customer/friend/family members' privacy isn't being violated too is something that just shouldn't need to be done.
They are causing all of this, why can't they fix it?
"Maybe, maybe not. See my note above about your note."
Hah! well if you'll refer to appendix A, you'll find something in sub-section B that will clearly disprove your argument. (Sorry, it's been a very long day.)
"nobody is forcing you to change to Windows 10 besides Microsoft"
They're only the company people whose products are used the most at work and home...
No real biggie there then.
"there are measures that you can implement to kill that nonsense off"
But you shouldn't need to, that's the whole point. Sure *I* can implement these measures, but the average person isn't going to know any better.
"Microsoft are still supposed to stick to their published extended support for Windows 7..."
A lot of people have had this "OS" practically force itself onto their systems. So even if they did try to stay with Windows 7, they would need to know what they were doing (see "average person" comment above) in order to avoid it installing automatically.
"If you have W7 or W8.1 and it does what you want it to do, then why change now?"
Oh I'm not, believe me :)
"we take steps to avoid gathering any information that directly identifies a company or user, such as name, email address, or account ID,"
"Take steps"!? So they can still work it out then?
I *really* don't like this; there's just too much leeway for them to be able to do/get whatever they want.
Linux all the way now I'm afraid...
I agree with all of this, as funny as it is.
But then I remember that this is a successful businessman who has run his own business, worked on TV and has a huge income - he has got to have done something right, racist or not...
(Plus, he managed it all with THAT haircut!)
I can only echo what the previous people have said: it wasn't a dick move.
If it were me, I would have asked for the Director to phone you personally and beg... it would have made telling them where to go even more satisfying :)
I'm going to use this :)
Today I learned a load of French swear words and to never piss off a French washing machine salesman.
Important life tip - merci! :D
I thought the same!
I wonder if they have anyone down for promiscuity...
eww, I hope it's going to be water-proof... @_@
Moist towelette anyone? :)
Can't disagree though :)
Were I to have the ability to grant 100 upvotes, this comment would benefit from it...
It seems a shame that games seem to be more about screwing people out of extra cash with microtransactions and other sharp practices than actually being fun now...
I've been playing this off and on since I discovered the emulator - it is still such an awesome game, despite the graphics!
I discovered a bit back that all the monster stats and attributes were stored in a plain text file - so I tweaked things so that if I trained an imp upto level 10 he would morph into a level 10 Avatar... Much fun has ensued since :D
It *needs* a decent remake - not the recent piece of money-grabbing crap that EA came out with and should be dragged out into the street and shot for.
This is gold, thanks so much for brightening up my day =)
It's amazing how I STILL don't trust them.
I was paranoid before, but now the NSA thing has hit I'd consider burying it in concrete *just in case*.
It wasn't to make money, it was for our protection!
Come back Tim Cook, all is forgiven!
I dunno why, but the first two names that occurred to me were Jeffrey Archer and the Gocompare bloke...
At least it's a break from horse :)
"Raptors can open doors, but they are slowed by them. Using the floor plan on the next page, plot a route through the building, assuming raptors take 5 minutes to open the first door and half the time for each subsequent door. Remember, raptors run at 10 m/s and they do not know fear."
This *forced* me to look up xkcd raptor cartoons ;)
Excellent link, thanks for posting! :)
Kinda reminds me of the cynical-c "pirate-a-dvd-to-avoid-annoying-anti-piracy-warnings" diagram...
It's just that 2013 is the year of the twat :)
lol! Good find :)
I would rather use the puppy though ;)
One has to wonder...
"fundamentally what made it great has gone and can't be easily regained"
Jolly good! I just wish that in Facebook's case, it would happen a little faster (and bloodier).
I could hope that this would serve as a lesson to other big companies, but in the real world...
I agree, great post!
... whilst blacked up, sporting a slight limp and HALF A TAMPON up his nose is pretty bloody interesting to me!
I laughed so hard I had to wipe away the tears ;)
The rootkit of all evil? :)
...you might be waiting a while for his reply...
See icon :)
Certainly Google seem to be the lesser of the evils at present.
I for one won't be buying any Apple Rimjobs anytime soon :)
The trees are generating the atmosphere for the iCloud...
Spot on! I think they only have the single player campaign just so they can say they have one.
The multiplayer is what it is meant for, and it is the multiplayer I know and love... even though I die a lot... to twelve year olds... *sob* :(
"He also wants the Court to force Blizzard to drop Battle.net as a requirement to run the games."
He may be a moron, but this I happen to agree with.
My head hurts! @_@
If they could be turned, they would be a powerful ally... :)
Tasteless absolutely, but would Frankie be charged for it?
... he says "DING" :)
While I agree with the sentiment; it's not the "twats" fault for wanting their shiney new iPhone, it's Foxxcons fault for having such crappy working conditions (in China!? surely not...) and Apple's fault for continuing to employ Foxxcon when they KNOW this is still going on.
welcome our new robot overlords... and their pleasing array of wrist actions =D
I can still remember realplayer being first released, then gradually turning into a bloated piece of crap...
Then again, I can still remember Flash being released... oh and Firefox... :)
@jason 7: good point! but being able to do this does mean I'll be able to get rid of at least some of the old crap
I hope to god that old 360 games work on this...
That being said, I don't think god will be listening very much :P
Do not feed the trolls!
It's the first time I've ever heard of anything like this occuring. :)
BSc, MIT, BTEC, CCNA, DVLA, TLA and lord of the known universe
Good on you!
There's always Apple! They never impinge on anyone's priv... oh wait!
Still, there is Microsoft, THEY never imp.... oh wait!
Look on the bright side, at least when Google do it, it's mostly for free =)
Well said; one of the reasons (naive as they are) for getting a bloody Mac in the first place!
I agree with you Mr Spoon, alas when it came to voting not even Jar Jar Binks, the introduction of midichlorians (thereby dispelling the magic) or annoying Anakin shouting "yippieeeee" could tip the scales against the utter piece of shite that was Highlander 2.
At least Star Wars had a semi-decent plot which the original trilogy could follow on from... But it might come a close second :P
This guy has done slightly-well for himself :)