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How do you come to that conclusion? It's not as if MS have bought Docker. And if you have a linux container it simply won't work on a Windows VM so they'd be generating bad press and support-load if they were to create the wrong VM.
There's sensible paranoia and there's being a bloody idiot. Try to aim for the former.
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Re: If I have paid for the software, Microsoft should not collect any data at all
> You object to Google using your information in order to personalise your experience, but you don't mind Microsoft taking it... when they don't even have an excuse to take it.
au contraire I most certainly do mind. Which is why I run WSUS in a W2K12 server VM at home and do not allow windows boxes in the house to use Windows Update directly.
Don't presume to tell me what I do and don't mind.
Re: If I have paid for the software, Microsoft should not collect any data at all
> I don't tell Google what software I have installed
You do if you use their OS.
> I don't tell Amazon where else I shop or what I buy there
Tracking. It's a thing.
Re: Enforced career changes
Probably. Can you code? My inbox is always heaving with pimps offering contracts these days.
Re: What would happen if
> It's probably also SSL/TLS encrypted and uses the same channels as the update system, meaning breaking the spyware also breaks your update system, leaving you open to malware attack.
ONLY if it's intended for use in the long term. Otherwise there's no reason why it should be.
Re: Many of us are forced to use MS Software
The ribbon is fine. What are you, a secretary? You memorized every option in a bloody word processor? You count beans with your spreadsheet? You shit on humanity with your Powerpoints?
Then I don't know what you are but you are not an IT pro.
Note that there is no ribbon in Visual Studio and it only exists in applications used by people who don't do IT.
Personally, I quite like it. It means when I am forced to write a spec document I don't need a fucking map to find "indent".
Re: rant-like journalism
I have a short attention span (with periods of hyperfocus during which I will forget everything else (code marathons happen) but sadly amphetamine just makes me twitchy, inclined to talk bollocks at high speed and susceptible to dance music or mundane household chores. Not compatible with work, in other words.
Some people just have busy brains.
Heavily Snoped already.
I'd need something that hasn't been disproven by damn nearly every security researcher.
> I wonder if Windows 10 will include the universal back door (which exists in 8.x)
Re: Phoenix50 the Microsoft Troll
While we're talking posting histories, a quick glance at yours (it's only two pages, which is a relief) indicates that you have never posted anything on the Register except your eternal hate for Microsoft.
Never. Every single post has been about how Microsoft and one or more of its products is shit. Without exception.
That's unusual. Is it financially rewarding?
> Are you really that dense? Wow.
My potential density is not a reason.
What possible reason (other than that you don't like Microsoft) could there be for it to be a lie? Seriously, what possible reason?
> DevOps is a good model when your Devs also have some Ops skills
and vice versa. Otherwise I agree. Upvoted.
Re: Its that Tuesday time of the month again.
Looks like your Windows 7 update is not a Windows 7 update but an Office update.
These two things are not one thing.
I expect they could be but if they were then various people would complain.
Re: Just a drop?
> Actually, comparing U2 to religion is not that much of a stretch . . .
It's interesting that they chose to join up with the Apple cultists, then.
Re: L stands for ?
Re: That's weird.
That line is still there, I note.
Re: Good for windows, bad for programming
His rates do go some way toward explaining their insane prices.
"Windows Programming Foundation"
Re: A few points
I never wanted a camera on my phone.
"There is no internet — it's lots of networks talking."
That's what internetworking is.
it's marked "Promo" pretty clearly on the front-page and in the article.
I've heard good things about SignalR. Is this free?
" I was gagging for some button-flicking interaction"
Getting silence out of Beats headphones would be a major upgrade.
Re: I've been to Switzerland
Re: I think Murdoch would have to be a Microsoft guy
> No, he's gotta stick with Microsoft, closed source, pure capitalist, that's more his speed
Really? I'd have thought OSX+iOS's history of "stolen from open source and government funded exercise and now sold at a profit" would work perfectly for him.
If you're talking criminal convictions then those can't be given in evidence at a trial anyway.
> I bet the majority of requests are from felons
Even if they are, time served is time served. If time is served and the conviction "spent" then the debt to society is paid and it is illegal for you to discriminate based on it. Illegal, as in, you would be committing a crime if you did so.
So a) why do you want this on record? and b) are you happy for the crime you commit in discriminating based upon it to also be permanently on record?
Re: Other search engines?
> Does anybody knows if this "right to be forgotten" thing applies to all search engines even future ones?
It does because it's the law. Google are just the only ones crying about it.
> A spokeswoman at O2 told the paper, “All O2 responses are validated by the disclosure team to ensure that each request is lawful and the data provided is commensurate with the request”.
Well damn. So there IS a reason to stay with O2.
Re: Sponsored content
Oh, we know that. But seriously, this HAS led to what looks like (to the untutored eye) the Reg endorsing the fine, upstanding and glorious network capabilities of EE, a company who routinely lie on their coverage maps and overcharge for everything.
Cesare Borgia only failed at the very end.
> I don't know. I've been trying to get to 2500 global downvotes on El Reg for like 8 months.
Claim to own a Windows Phone. Job done.
Ah. I think we have a communication error here.
I suspect the OP referred to IS in the context of "Islamic State" given the references to psychopaths and sadists. Not an IT department with a confusing name.
Re: But how do the canvassers know
Can you imagine the responses you'd get if you posted their questionnaire on /b/?
who does that?
I mean, seriously, there's OS-advocacy trolls that we can all deal with but that's a bit out there, isn't it?
Good luck with that touchscreen.
Re: Windows 8
What part of this aren't you getting?
Re: Spot on
> In Victorian times, Britain was the world leader in innovation.
Wait, Alan Turing was a Victorian now?
Re: Windows Tax obfuscated again
If the screen size is even microns under 10" diagonal, there is no Windows tax.
Re: What did people expect?
> Do you have a patch submission that they rejected, based on the fact that you're not an employee of Google, that you could provide a link to? I'm curious.
You don't get reasons for patch refusals. Just refusals if you're lucky or, more usually, absolutely nothing.
Re: Antactica is melting too
Alternatively, the climate models are (as anyone with any kind of rational thought process could tell you) wrong because they are trying to model a system with approaching-infinite variables and only weak guesses at the internal processes.
Note that I make no judgements on what's going on - that's a matter for your own scientific-scepticism/credulity/belief-system (delete as appropriate). Only that somebody created a model which was designed to show that the icecaps would melt and it that it was wrong.
Re: Oracle are most definitely evil
I don't like Google any more than you (apparently) do because selling people is wrong whether or not the people in question are digital reconstructions of dubious accuracy.
However, if it is found that APIs are subject to copyright, the knock-on effects will be enormous. For example, remember that the API normally called XmlHttpRequest or XHR was created by (and would be presumably owned by and subject to license fees payable to) Microsoft.
And that's just one example. There are millions.
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