Re: Oh FFS
Win10 Enterprise does not have mandatory upgrades.
4855 posts • joined 16 Nov 2009
Win10 Enterprise does not have mandatory upgrades.
Corporates who aren't switching off all telemetry are not worthy of the name.
If you're an admin and you leave all that userland stuff running, you should be fired. If you don't know how because "ew Windows 10 oh noez I'm never installing it the Register said it would steal my bank account details" then you're incompetent and you should be fired and sued.
Not "supporting multiple OS's is expensive" then.
Okay. That makes absolute sense.
> Beats the shit that's beaten into Microsoft software people "Make money at all cost! Make money at all cost!"
Oh, do you work for them?
Nah, Enormo-Corps are fine. Naturally.
> I have my own server in a foreign country, so if they want to view my emails etc... They have to first get a judge in said country to agree and then go to the owner of the service to get my data and that would be me
I don't think you understand. If they want to read your emails they will arrest you, seize all your stuff, read any emails you have already downloaded. If those emails are encrypted, you will be waterboarded or beaten with a rubber hose until you divulge the passcode. You will divulge the passcode, and anything else they want too.
Don't think laws and technology make you safe. They don't. And torture works on everyone eventually.
I trust the massive corporations to want to make money.
In this case, that's all the trust that's required.
> It's 2015 and the closest we've got to a trustworthy software installation method on Windows is "install KDE for Windows and hope that the package you want is in a repository"
Not exactly. I know this won't be well-received around here but there is an alternative and it's "install from the Windows Store".
I'm pretty sure people don't buy them for the UI design either.
I bought a BlackPhone 2. The security software is excellent. Most android apps seem better than WP apps. The hardware is lovely. The "user experience" of Android itself should be taken outside and shot.
It could always "work" just like Android - i am currently using an Android phone - ie, be an absolute and total mess based on Windows 3.1 Program Manager.
"Android Designer". Yeah, and my 2 year old son is classical artist.
Ars Technica is often worth reading.
Agile - "we can't be bothered to document anything"
Scala - "we're too groovy to write anything anyone will ever actually use"
Java - "the consultants said it was good"
Lean - "we'll be offshoring next year"
DevOps - "why pay for separate ops when you can have devs do everything?"
Cynical you - not cynical enough. Yet.
> as soon as you want to work for an enterprise scale business, you will be using .NET or Java
At the level where things interact and other programmers have to get involved, yes. Down on the metal (drivers, control systems etc) it's still a C++ world, for obvious reasons.
> Watch out for the fun definition of 'journalist' too. Because they get special treatment.
Do you have a link to this definition?
And is that the usual special treatment with the length of rubber hose and the seized laptop?
The problem with CiF is that so many of the columnists are running out of things to have a feminist perspective about.
>There is also this:
Forbes is an absolute pain in the bollocks. It really doesn't get along with my privacy plugins. Something in the Adblock Edge, NoScript, Flashblock or Ghostery setups means that 90% of the time, links to Forbes simply don't open.
So I keep up with your articles the old-fashioned way. By looking at the homepage from time to time.
> I thought the physical presentation of Eye was part of the core proposition.
Indeed but I don't subscribe because I move around a lot (contracting) so it would be nice to be able to catch up on what I've missed online.
Anyway, the medium is a challenge for a designer. Not me, I don't do design. But a designer. A good one, preferably.
I think it was 30 million unique users per month. It's unlikely that users who pay for a subscription will only read a website one day per month.
> Many people do agree with the Sun's political stance (unless you really believe the public are so daft that they let newspapers tell them what to think) and voluntarily spend their hard-earned money on buying it. I find it difficult to object to that.
Many more want something they can gain all content from during a ten minute bog break - the Sun serves this purpose perfectly. It also has the sports pages. If it didn't, it wouldn't sell at all.
> the writing is terrible
Yes, it's the Grauniad.
All of which makes it disappointing that I still can't read Private Eye (with a subscription) online.
Encryption will be banned.
> Anonymous, because why not. Not that it matters on a http-only site.
Yeah. Seriously, el Reg, I'll pay up to a fiver a month for SSL and no ads. I bet I'm not alone, either.
you tell me, friend.
I like the way "growing public outcry" now means "the Register complaining".
The British company said that it had only come to know about the data breaches due to media enquiries, although they had occurred several years ago.
Jesus fucking christ.
Don't forget the abomination that is webkit-
I'm going to assume this is a Reg-ism like TIFKAM but it's really not helpful not to at least footnote what the fuck it actually means.
Apparently x7 has never heard of SAVAK.
> > he's as far from the left as you can get without invading Poland
>Owwww. Nice one. I must store that expression somewhere :).
To be fair, we don't know that he hasn't invaded Poland. We only know their leader is called something that isn't "Matt Bryant" and their policies differ markedly from his in almost exactly every respect.
He never does. I think he's fifteen.
> The Islamists hate us. Most Islamists are black/brown. Must of us aren't.
Please, please tell me you're trolling now. Please.
I actually can't believe I just read that. Wow.
Request double-facepalm icon, please.
Well, the Mail would almost certainly have published it.
> Sorry, why exactly would a journalist be storing private confidential informaiton like that on his laptop if its off the record?
Because Apple gave him a 25% discount and because that's what people do.
> Easily scared, aren't you.
Have an upvote.
That's what I can't abide. This country didn't freak out during the Blitz or when the IRA (who were actually competent terrorists) were murdering people. The worst the happened was they took the bins away at railway stations.
Our current politicians (and I mean since about 2000) are such utter cowards. And they expect us to be cowards too and give them powers tuck us in at night and keep us all safe and lovely from the Bad Men.
Fuck that. I'm not scared.
In this case, it's even worse. Suppose this journalist interviewed you in your capacity as a member of Liberty or Amnesty. But the police seized the laptop on the grounds that journalist had also interviewed an ISIS member (and remember, membership of a group is not illegal. Only taking illegal actions is illegal).
But the police got your details and your conversation too. They got the journalist's pre-copy. Suppose some of what you said was used along with some of what the ISIS guy said? Boom. You're now deep in with ISIS and so is every other member of Amnesty. Imagine what a quiet leak to the Daily Mail could do with that. Imagine the idiot public outcry, the campaigns to get your group - which only cares about human rights and civil liberties - banned as terrorists.
Imagine David Cameron rubbing his hands with delight. Or Paul Dacre. Or Rupert Murdoch.
Honestly, this is a travesty. It must stop.
> I don't like the way journalists think they're under some kind of professional oath not to discuss their sources as if they're doctors who arn't allowed to discuss patient details.
Let's take a hypothetical situation. Say you're a member of some essentially harmless but Government-hated group like the Pirate Party or Occupy or Liberty or Amnesty. Suppose you agree to an interview with a journalist, and they take notes and record your conversation as per normal. They agree to withhold your name from the published copy because that might make you (even more of) a target.
Then the police come along and seize that laptop. They now have everything. Your name, your contact details, which groups you advocate for, what you plan to do, everything on the record and everything you and the journalist agreed would be off the record.
You're in the shit.
The next thing that happens is that word gets around. Pretty soon, nobody will give interviews. What that means is that the only people giving interviews are those "in authority" and only their side of any story is reported.
If that looks a lot like the current state of affairs, it's not a coincidence.
You know it's bad when amanfromMars1 makes absolute sense.
It's quite rare to meet a Dubliner who can manage a Belfast accent, actually.
> bean-counters rejoice
And to some extent, admins. MDM tools are pretty mature for Windows.
Is the downvote for owning a WP8.1 device or for planning to get a Blackphone?
> How much user-monitoring telemetry is baked into Windows Phone? Anyone know?
Nobody knows with regard to WM10 because it's not released yet.
WP8.1 is actually pretty clean unless you go mad with Cortana. Considerably cleaner than a Nexus in terms of packets sent home. Switch on Google Now and the Cortana exception goes away, as you'd expect.
I expect WM10 will have more telemetry than WP8.1 because that's the way it seems to be going.
If it does, I'm buying a Blackphone.
which has established and capable customers such as Acer
Yeah, there's advice for you. Don't make premium devices, leave it to Acer with their gift for 99p Shop Chic.
How stupid of them to put the controls where your thumbs are.
> Microsoft - right at the cutting edge as usual !!?
If it did any more, you'd be screaming "SPYWARE" as you happily used Google's Android.
> Not really, no. Mass stabbings actually have similar body counts to mass shootings, believe it or not.
> Here in the UK it's easy to get a gun, many criminals have them.
Yeah, I don't know if you know anything about the black market but you don't just rock up in the East End yelling "WHO WANTS TO SELL ME A GUN!!?!" You could, of course. But you probably wouldn't get a gun. You'd get arrested or stabbed.
So yes, criminals have them. But socially inadequate school children, as a rule, do not.
I second this statement with regard to COM.
WCF is better but in no way is it transparent.