Re: Can't find it?
Thanks. I'd deleted that service when I first installed Windows 10, following the instructions of a tutorial on Youtube.
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Thanks. I'd deleted that service when I first installed Windows 10, following the instructions of a tutorial on Youtube.
The tutorial here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rczgCmoNSSE for Win10 gave the suggestion to enter this in the AdminCommandPrompt "C:\Windows\system32\ sc delete DiagTrack" - it worked for me in 10, would it be worth trying in 7?
I can't find any service in my Services with the exact name "Connected User Experiences and Telemetry", nor any with either "Connected User Experiences" or "Telemetry" in their name. I'm running 10 Pro 1511 build 10586.14, all updates installed. Is it perhaps not part of Pro?
Thank you all very much for taking the time to reply with suggestions. I apologise for my tardiness in checking the thread I started!
I did have the licence, for both the Win 7 and Win 8 PCs, and despite the assistance of an MS staffer on another forum, in the end I had to format both and do clean install of their original OSes to enable the Windows 10 upgrade.
I wanted to download Windows 10 directly, to give myself the option of doing a clean install. I went to this page
and downloaded the Media Creation tool, but when I try to run it, on either my Win 7 64Pro PC or my 8.1 Home laptop, nothing at all happenes. That is, the UAC dialog comes up, I click "Yes", and then, nada. Checking Task Manager shows now new applications or processes running after clicking "Yes" on the UAC dialog. I have tried turning it off then on again, that didn't help either. I'm assuming this is a pebkac issue, but what sort, exactly? Any suggestions will be received with profound gratitude.
"Final total was 2 failures from 135 launches (98.5%)
Falcon9 is currently 1 failure from 19 launches (95% success)"
THANK YOU for this clear comparison. Simple and straightforward, it makes me wonder why there is so much antagonistic hyperbole in this thread. Many posts read as if Space X's record were more like 1 success from 19 launches, so this counterpoint is appreciated. Sufficiently appreciated for me to sacrifice my high upvote ratio to the flood of down votes I know this post will generate.
Thanks for taking the time to reply. I asked because I was genuinely curious. The impression I have is that Space X's failure rate is low, but I'm very willing to have that impression corrected if the numbers show otherwise.
How many launch failures has Space X had? Obviously the attempted landings are irrelevant to a discussion of their launch safety record, but am I correct in thinking that the one catastrophic failure El Reg chose to dwell on at length, via the headline image and commentary, was a rare exception for Musk's company?
It wasn't in a heliocentric orbit - it could have been truly a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster
This fight looks like lasting long enough to keep all the lawyers involved happily on the gravy train for at least as many generations as it took Lunkwill and Fook to become Loonquawl and Phouchg, with billable hours exceeding the age of the Universe, by the application of legal mathematics (that highly specialised subdiscipline of irrational & imaginary numbers).
New Zealand was first in the world to get it, but despite having registered early, still no sign of it being available for either my Win 7 64 Pro PC or my wife's 8.1 laptop. Which fits with my plan to wait until the eager beavers (lemmings?) have done the worst of the bugfinding for me.
With his suggested name for the new super-Earth
And that's optimistic - New Horizons, the fastest ever launched, is at 50K kph and slowing.
Yes, my original comment was stuck in moderation. Made just minutes after the article went live, it would've been the first had it not received the special treatment. A comment I made in reply to Cristoph about that did not survive moderation, sadly, and will be honoured in a private service later today. :)
An oldie but a goodie, https://xkcd.com/806/
There is another way to parse that sentence. "the expansive globe of gas stretches about a million light-years from (Andromeda), the nearest significant galaxy to Earth." The galaxy was already mentioned by name earlier, so omitting its name from this sentence did not compromise clarity.
" does that mean the observed area of our sky compared to our moon" - this was the only way I could make sense of that "100 times the size of the moon" comment. I struggled with the phrase, but decided that it was unlikely to mean our moon is 10,000 light-years across, so plumped for the explanation you suggested here.
AWFUL puns aside, now that Samsung has ditched expandable storage and replaceable batteries, the 2 features I loved most about my former S3 and current S5, I'm REALLY hoping Xiaomi will expand online sales to Oceania. Specifically, Aotearoa, so that impecunious Upworlders can get phones with good spec.s at even better prices.
It is. It all is.
I like it, a lot. It fills a clear and useful purpose. Well done Twitter I say.
Small Gods is still my favourite. The least laugh out loud funny for me, but the most thoughtful and interesting.
There's a certain brutal aptness to the fact that smallcaps DEATH is one of my favourite characters ever. I'd love to raise a glass in his honour, but since I have hyper-intolerance to alcohol, I'll settle for re-reading the Death arc, again. And making sure to be extra nice to the neighbourhood cats, since I'm sure Blinky's rider will be in a FOUL mood after this particular hourglass ran out.
When I first read this, I flashed back to childhood memories of watching Steve Austin. Then I laughed and laughed and laughed - we may indeed "have the technology", perhaps now "we can rebuild him" , but $6 million dollars?! The poor guy would barely get a bionic fingernail for that! :D
Often imitated, never matched. If he has gone home, it may not be long before Curiosity commits suicide, like the cop's spaceship on Magrathea.
I heartily endorse your view, of the film, but one good thing did come out of Avatar: One of my favourite movie reviews ever
" it put out energy equivalent to the Sun's daily output in a few milliseconds" I can't even begin to pretend to grasp this sort of number. Perhaps if it were stated in El Reg standard units?
And I mean that literally - the design as shown does not seem very friendly to left-handers. I hope they will release one that can be used on either hand.
There is not now, nor ever has been, anything ungrammatical about the so-called "split infinitive" in English. Prescriptivist pedants in love with trying to impose Latin grammar on English invented the "rule" a couple of centuries ago, out of thin air and their own imagination. Ask any REAL linguist, or read up on the subject. You could start here:
http://www.grammar.com/split-infinitives-2/ or here http://www.lel.ed.ac.uk/grammar/splitinf.html
Of course, I may be rashly assuming you're interested in knowing how English ACTUALLY works.
IMO that very much depends on the language. I find Google Translate not bad for most Eurpoean languages, and it's Hindi isn't awful, but try it on Korean and the limits of machine translation are made painfully obvious - the results come out sounding like something the dawrf from Twin Peaks would say when he was trippier than usual.
So, the Babel fish reference means that it's actually MICROSOFT who "by effectively removing all barriers to communication between different races and cultures, has caused more and bloodier wars than anything else in the history of creation."? Actually, that sounds about right.
I tried clicking on the "send corrections" link, but absolutely nothing happened, so I'm assuming this is what he really DID say - very candid of him, I think:
"“custom-design chip that integrates mangy sub-systems into one remarkably compact module, which is then encapsulated to protect the electronics”."
Any replicator in space is honour-bound to produce only "something almost but not quite entirely unlike tea", surely?
I have decided to make duckduckgo both my homepage and default search engine in FF and Chrome to see how it goes. I know that many here have been fans for a while, and it was El Reg who introduced me to it a couple of years ago. Now that Google seems intent on becoming the N$A, I figured it can't hurt to try an alternative. I'm glad I'm not in the States though, because I'd hate to lumped with Yahoo! as my default, as a matter of principle, no matter how trivially easy changing it is (Penguin icon since it's an aquatic bird)
Have another "me too" Replaceable batteries and expandable storage are why I've stuck with Samsung. I'm looking forward to Cyanogen or Omega Lollipop soon, and then my S5 will definitely continue to be more attractive than this Nexus. Hopefully by the time I'm ready to upgrade, Xioami or Huawei will be offering those same must-have features in their top-end phones and phablets.
The article's about a comet, but you're a star for linking to the unit converter, thank you!
<someone had to say it> "they'll finally cross the streams" And then all Hell will REALLY break loose.
< /someone had to say it>
When Vulture South was established, its alleged purpose was to cover relevant news from Aus and NZ, but I don't remember any coverage when NZ Post started doing this a couple of years ago. Being left off infographics has become routine, now even El Reg has forgotten we exist? I would shuffle right off this mortal coil, except apparently we're not actually ON it to begin with.
They all got hired as consultants for the NSA.
And one I enjoyed reading - not something I say often about a Wired article:
Space Tourism Isn’t Worth Dying For
I remember posting here when Orbital won the contract bemused by their receiving quite a lot more money than Space X for significantly fewer missions and overall load capacity. Now it's all become clear - some Dilbert was very conscientiously following through on a directive to get more bang for the buck.
So, in 18 months or so, we can look forward to celebrating it breaking the one light-day mark? All that way down the road and still no chemist in sight!
MSM, Hokkien, Hakka, Cantonese or Wu, whatever he was speaking did at least give me the chance to confirm my theory that only certain types of pedantry are approved of here - I made the post in the expectation of getting at least one down vote, and that confidence has been fully vindicated. :)
Since El Reg is normally a pedant's paradise, I'm surprised that no one has yet asked this question: Why keep calling it Chinese? Presumably what he was speaking was MSM, Modern Standard Mandarin, aka Putonghua, etc. There is no one language called Chinese, and since Mandarin and Cantonese are mutually unintelligble yet use the same writing system (which CAN be called Chinese), calling Mandarin "Chinese" does a disservice to every other member of the Sinitic family of languages.
The REAL problem with the measurements given is that they are not in official El Reg units. All this talk of miles and Earths is far too confusing, give me double decker buses and swimming pools, please
the reaction of the reviewer I, to borrow Arthur's words, "actually quite liked it." I definitely agree that the author tried a bit too hard to write like Adams in the first few pages of the book, but "after a while the style settles down a bit and it begins to tell you things you really need to know". I wasn't looking for an in depth biography, it was the analysis and background to the work that interested me most.
I was somewhat horrified to learn for example, that the towel I bought from ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha on signing up as teen in 1983 (and paying a ridiculous amount for after conversion from sterling, and shipping all the way up here to NZ), was one of only a couple of thousand made. Now I sort of wish it didn't look quite so much like a 30 year old towel!
I think the book achieved what it set out to do, and the author made repeated references to the other biographies available, so that readers looking for a more familiar personal focus could find it elsewhere. I certainly don't regret buying it, and I think most fans would feel the same.
That's a given. I'm expecting 40% of the comments on this article to be in that vein, if past comment threads are any guide. Simple, unalloyed compliments for a noteworthy technical accomplishment seem to be as difficult for many commenters here as said achievement was for the ISRO.
More than a dozen comments, and no one asked if two of those twenty were Frankie and Benji? Are y'all actually waiting for the dolphins to do a double-backwards-somersault through a hoop whilst whistling the "Star Spangled Banner" before acknowledging what it means when MICE start fleeing the planet en masse?
I never could get the hang of Thursday's headlines. I really do love El Reg's deliberately tabloidesque headlines, they often provide a great deal of amusement. This one certainly had plenty of the hyped angst such headlines love, leading off with that "Look out!" then casually mentioning in the very last paragraph that said threat is five years away.
I'm sure that Musk's minions are hard at work already making sure they're ready to mount a viable challenge to Blue Origin's 2019 product line. Seeing how far Space X has come in the last five years makes me think they'll be more than up to the task of providing a competitive alternative in another five.