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'Fix these Windows 10 Horrors': Readers turn their guns on Redmond

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@Joe User -- Re: No Control of Updating

In Windows 10 Home, the only setting is "Open wideBend over, here come your updates."

There, FTFY

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Firefox chief BLASTS Microsoft over Windows 10, Edge out browser rivals push

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What was old is new again.

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Bloke cuffed for blowing low-flying camera drone to bits with shotgun

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@d3vy -- Re: Yeah...

* It wasn't on his property it was over it (Interesting does my property extend into space vertically? How much of the ground under my house do I own?)

Good question. IIRC from my real estate class (for the state of Illinois, USA) that a property owner owns the plot of land, and the earth underneath the plot of land down to the core of the earth, and the airspace above the plot of land . The land owner may lease the rights (e.g. mineral rights, clearances, etc.) to 3rd parties. A drone that is hovering in the landowner's airspace can well be said to be trespassing.

Now, my class was about a decade ago, and things may have changed in IL. Laws may be different in other states, so YMMV. That said, good on Mr. Meredith for drawing a line in the sand (figuratively...I guess he drew it in the air) over which flight kiddies (and certain intrusive American Corporations) will cross at their own peril.

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MORE Windows 10 bugs! Too many Start menu apps BREAK it

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@ Anthony Hegedus -- Re: idiotic attitudes all round

That's not to say that it's a good idea for everyone to install it immediately, but what's the point in having it available if it's not a good idea to use it?

An earlier poster asked you (in response to your first post in this thread): "What planet are you from?" I'm still waiting for an answer, because your planet clearly doesn't have such things as "executive bonuses" and the "Myth of Shareholder Value", which are the basis for all Big Decisions™ made on this planet...including releasing a Major Corporation's flagship product before it is ready (or "Fit for Purpose", as you put it).

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@OliverJ -- Re: 512 apps ought to be enough for anybody...!

512 apps ought to be enough for anybody...!

What manner of moron are you? Probably the same manner of moron that smugly stated that 640K would be all the memory anybody would ever need.

Hint: Were that to be true, you would not be reading this post, nor would I be reading yours!

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@JP19 -- Re: I have 600

What kind of idiot coded a 512 limit, and coded an ugly fail when the limit is exceeded?

The kind that work for Microsoft.

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@ djstardust -- Re: Ermmmmm

Another good idea is to defer upgrading to Windows 10 until this kind of annoyance is fixed

There, FTFY

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Oh, Obama's responded to the petition to pardon Snowden. What'll it be?

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@ AC -- Re: Oh well

However, pardoning Snowden (and could he even do so, if Snowden has not yet been tried and convicted? IANAL)

Short answer: Yes, he can. Probably the only thing Gerald Ford did wrong as President was to pardon Nixon before he was even indicted for his high crimes and misdemeanors. But what he did was perfectly legal under the law.

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@AustinTX -- Re: Balance

Post of the week!

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Windows 10 in head-on crash with Nvidia drivers as world watches launch

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"Windows 10 in ... train wreck just 48 hours from big launch"

There, fixed the headline for ya, John.

Yer welcome.

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Ballmer's billion-dollar blunders: When he gambled Microsoft's money and lost

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Re: To paraphrase the person who **really** coined the phrase...

A million here, a million there, and soon enough you'll be talking real money...

...was originally coined by Sen. Everett Dirksen, a Republican from Illinois (back in the 50's and 60's...long before the Republicans had lost their collective minds). This was back when a million dollars was real money.

Remember, Ronald McDonald never had an original thought; the only thing he was any good at was reading scripts.

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Kin One and Kin Two

There's a Dr. Seuss story in there somewhere....

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Sod the law! We'll crack on with our metadata witchhunts, growl cops

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In other news...

Big light in sky slated to appear in East.1

This is the police we're talking about here...what did you expect?

(Whazzat? You expected the police to follow the same laws they expect us to follow? Shirley, you jest! What planet are you from, anyway?)

1 Ob Firesign Theater reference...

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Android's sun sets on Eclipse

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Warning: Marketspeak Alert!!

Android product manager Jamal Eason has blogged that in recent years “our team has focused on improving the development experience for building Android apps with Android Studio”, and it's now time to move on. [Emphasis added]

When you see phrases like the italicized one above, you should be afraid, very afraid.

No man's life, liberty or property (or, apparently, text editor) is safe when Marketing is in session. (Apologies to both Gideon Tucker and Mark Twain.)

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Abort, abort! Metal-on-metal VIOLENCE as Google's robo-car nearly CRASHES

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Re: Deadly incident?

2 milligrams Anthrax spores?

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Art imitates life

I see that the engineers at Google have advanced the state of the art to the point where they can emulate the most moronic traits of human drivers in their machines. Brilliant!

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As the US realises it's been PWNED, when will OPM heads roll?

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"Across the government, IT projects too frequently go over budget, fall behind schedule, and do not deliver value to taxpayers," declared Boozman. Unwilling to broach the issue without criticising the Democratic Party, Boozman suggested that the Obama administration "views the federal government as capable of tackling almost every problem the nation faces".

In prioritising the growth of the size and scope of the federal government, the administration fails to follow through on its existing projects, claimed Republican Boozman.

OK, Mr. Boozman <small>(snicker!)</small>. When the bill authorizing that $21million comes up for a vote in your august body, are you going to vote for it? No? Didn't think so. then go down to your Republicon cafeteria and order yourself up a nice, steaming bowl of STFU.

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Microsoft: Here's what you'll cough up for Windows 10 next year

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@dogged -- Re: Free Legal Torrent for all

Everything can now (in Win10) run windowed so snapping is no longer an issue.

Microsoft gets dragged, kicking and screaming, from the late 1980's into the glorious 1990's.

Meh.

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@ localzuk -- Re: @Stephen Leslie - Are you implying that

Convince me.

That would be a complete reversal of history, that strains even Microsoft's credulity.

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Here's what I'll cough up for Windows 10 next year:

$0.00 (which translates to £0.00, or €0.00 at today's exchange rates).

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'Snowden risked lives' fearfest story prompts sceptical sneers

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Re: Snowden is an arse clown

The only ass/arse clown here is you, for believing, much less regurgitating, the predigested pablum of the brain-dead.

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CYA Misdirection

Meejia: Massive (U.S.) Gov't security breach! Massive incompetence of U.S. Gov't exposed!!

U.S. Govt: Yeah, but lookee over here! Snowden!!

Expected World+Dog response: Gasp! Oooooh!!

Actual World+Dog response: Meh! Shut the Fuck Up about Snowden, and quit spying on me, dammit!!

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Ed Snowden should be pardoned, thunders Amnesty Int'l

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@fruitoftheloon -- Re: @ma2010: Sometimes it helps to be old

...including the two (at the time of this writing) chumps that downvoted you...

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Facebook to slather Instagram in ad goo as photo-sharing app OPENS WIDE

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Ob Facebook advice

Don't Just don't!

That is all.

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Dodgy colon bug is a total pain in the butt for Skype users today

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Re: So the app receives a colon...

The problem here is clear...it's not Microsoft's colon!

Icon, because...well...just because....

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Fanbois designing Windows 10 – where's it going to end?

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GIGO...Heard of it?

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Forget black helicopters, FBI flying surveillance Cessnas over US cities. Warrant? What's that?

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Spooks?

Most used the name Robert Lindley in the documentation, and the individual appears to have three different signature styles on documents.

Of course there isn't anyone on the payroll with that name, but he...I mean they... are on the payroll.

Perhaps they just spelled "Ludlum" incorrectly?

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Queen's Speech: Snoopers' Charter RETURNS amid 'modernisation' push

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@AC -- Re: Time to leave

[...] certainly looking like time to leave the UK and move to an actual democracy.

Please share with the class the name of such a place when (if) you find it....

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@Mark 65 -- Re: Well...

However, I had an interesting conversation just after the start of the Snowden revelations with a Gen Y who shall remain nameless. They were and are your stereotypical Facebook centric Twitterati.

Hell, Mark...name him or her (or them). IMHO, public ridicule on their oh-so-precious "social meeja" is quite likely the only lever that will get them off of top dead center and activate what passes for synapses in these people.

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Who knew the Queen played Buzzword Bingo?

Measures will also be brought forward to promote social cohesion and protect people by tackling extremism.

New legislation will modernise the law on communications data, improve the law on policing and criminal justice.

Et tu Yer Majesty? Geez, all I need is "Synergy", and I have Bingo on two cards!

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Skype hauled into court after refusing to hand call records to cops

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@ Yet Another Anonymous coward

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Oh...THAT ol' debbil again <sigh>

"It's indeed becoming a bigger problem for cyber crime units in bigger cases (e.g. terrorism)," he added.

What? Really?!? That old chestnut again? How original. But they're slipping...they forgot to mention pedophiles in their "be scared, be very scared" attempt to justify their large, sucking sound.

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Charter Comms to wed Time Warner Cable in monster merger

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Question:

How is this better than Comcast/TimeWarner? Is it just that Charter is smaller than Comcast, so it's now OK to have one less player in the cable "industry"?

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If IT isn’t careful, marketing will soon be telling us what to do

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Waddya mean, "SOON"?

I've been in this business for roughly 4 decades, and this has been SOP for all of that.

And we let it.

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What are cellphone networks blabbing about you to the Feds? A US senator wants to know

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@ Bucky 2 -- Re: Should be simple enough

Chances are, they are accompanied by a "court order"...from the Sooper-Sekrit (and extra-constitutional) FISA court. The orders probably go something like this:

Pursuant to action 14-666-WTF0, the Appellant (hereinafter referred to as "Snoop") is hereby directed to obtain from said Communications Companies delineated in Attachment B (hereinafter referred to as "Companies") to turn over to Snoop whatever the fuck Snoop requests, within 24 hours of Snoop's request to Companies".

See? Nice and "legal" and all....

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Feds: Bloke 'HACKED PLANE controls' – from his PASSENGER seat

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Jeb Bush: Repeal Obamacare and replace it with APPLE WATCHES

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@ Crazy Operations Guy -- Re: Aye

What you described operates under the moniker of "Single-payer". You must not be from this side of the Pond, because if you were, you'd know the answer to your question. But since you are from outta-town, suffice to say that proposing, and advocating for, Single-payer immediately marks you as a "librul", which will, in turn, subject you to interminable scorn and disrespect from Rush Limburger, and the rest of the illiterati that has overrun this country.

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@ David Webb -- Re: Aye

My friend is unable to pay for health insurance (Obamacare) so as she is unable to get insurance, she is going to be fined, what sort of country will fine people who can't afford medical care? Where do they think they will get the money from?

Your friend is clearly not a Republican, because if she were, all the other Republicans would naturally assume she would have the money....

(Alien, because, well, if you're not one of us, you must be...)

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HP wag has last laugh at US prez wannabe with carlyfiorina.org snatch

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@ Marketing Hack -- Re: why @Nate Amsden

Or...She might be gunning for a slot on Fox Noise...like the rest of the Republican candidate-wannabees. She may just be (marginally) qualified for that job, too; God knows she ain't qualified for anything else.

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@ Hud Dunlap -- Re: why @Nate Amsden

You pay attention to Breitbart? My GOD, Man! Sheesh!!

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Qualifications?

And this is the "person" who claims she should be President because she understands how economies work, and how bureaucracies work.

To quote the Sundance Kid (in that movie featuring ol' Blue Eyes and Robert Redford): "You just keep thinkin', Butch. That's what you're good at." (Or is that "Bitch"?)

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New EU security strategy: Sod cyber terrorism, BAN ENCRYPTION

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@Alistair

So - we're going to shut down Faux News et al, and ban them and theirs from ever using a computer?

What? You mean there is actually somebody at that fine propagandist establishment who actually knows how to use a computer (for other than downloading pr0n)?

Will wonders never cease?

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ESPN sues Verizon: People picking their own TV channels? NOOoo!

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Buffets

While subscribers have been clamoring for an à la carte system for years, the networks are dead against the idea: they fear they will lose viewers and revenue should their channels be offered on an individual basis rather than as part of a larger service package.

Who's running these networks, exiles from the RIAA or MPAA? Dudes, consider that if a subscriber doesn't want to watch your network, that subscriber isn't watching your network, dumbass!, regardless of whether it is in a bundle or à la carte. So any revenue you might be getting from advertisers (and remember, advertisers are the savior of any and all businesses in the 21st century) from said folks are nil. Now, I know that the cable/satellite carriers pay the networks for the "privilege" of carrying that network (which is stupid in and of itself, and is probably one of the drivers for companies like Comcast to create its own content), but carriers can (and do) remove networks from their service when the networks' demands become extortionate. (Dish Network, anyone?)

The concept that the networks will lose viewers is pure bullshit, and the concept that they will lose revenue is ever-so-slightly processed bullshit. So back to your marketing department, ESPN; you'll just have to do better than that.

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Today, the US govt must explain why its rules on shutting down whole cell networks are a secret

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Typical

The policy was approved in May 2006 but, presumably in order to speed up its adoption, it did not go through a public comment process and the details remain secret.

Typical of the brain-dead panic-mongering of the type (and administration). Ram something through without anything resembling oversight (becasue we have to protect the cheeeldrens, donchano), and then fight tooth-and-nail to resist shining any light on it after the fact.

Brillinat! (Except it isn't.)

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Microsoft points at Skype, Lync: You two, in my office – right now

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@ h4rm0ny -- Re: Yeah, it's great but...

What is not paranoid however (but slightly more on topic) is the idea that a really goodsad attempt at a knock-off product (Lync) will be screwed overhumanely euthanized by a forced merge with a pretty awful productthe product and service it vainly tried to emulate (Skype) for the sake of Marketing trying to monetizeby popular demand of the Skype user base.

There, FTFY. Now...like the guy above said...Shhh, adults are talking.

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Microsoft uses Windows Update to force Windows 10 ads onto older PCs

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@Martin Summers -- Re: Really?

But windows 7 doesn't have an app store and there will be plenty of win 7 users who won't even know about the 10 update let alone go look for it to download it. Hence I can understand the purpose of this 'update' but more so only for win 7.

So tell me,Martin, how the h-e-double hockey sticks did we ever survive before there was an "app store"? I mean, how did we ever know to update from Windows 286 or Windows 386 to Windows 3, then to 3.1, then to 3.1.1 then to... without the benevolent help of an "app store"?

Geez, Martin...Really?!?

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This will crack you up: US drug squad's phone call megaslurp dates back to 1990s

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@FrankAlphaXII -- Re: Unsurprising, to me anyway

[...] they even had a link to the Executive Order authorizing it that Reagan issued back when we thought the drug war was winnable.

Who's "we", Kimosabe?

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Bell Canada pulls U-turn on super-invasive web-stalking operation

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@ Gordon 10 -- Re: Customers

How come none of these fucktards can actually remember who their customers are?

Oh, the know full well who their customers are. It seems however, that you may not.

Their customers are the multimationals who subscribe to the "Relevant Advertising Program". The poor sods who use their phones and internet connections are not Bell's customers, they are Bell's product.

You really should know this by now...

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Non-American nerds jam immigration pleading for right to live in the US

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Hey Mark: Here's a hammer, there's the beach, bitch!

In 2013, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg demanded an H-1B overhaul, saying "to lead the world in this new economy, we need the most talented and hardest-working peoplepeople whom we can hold hostage and make work for peanuts."

There. Fixed it for ya, bitch! Now go and fuck off (because if you really wanted the most talented and hardest-working people, you need look no farther than the class of 2015's American C.S. or Computer Engineering graduates).

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Microsoft drops Do Not Track default from Internet Explorer

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It's a common misunderstanding...

If the customer (since that's what we are nowadays) wants, they can disable the TRACK notification globally or per site.

It's a common misunderstanding that many like you make, but so that you don't make the same mistake again, please note: From the point of view of the likes of Yahoo! and their ilk, we are most certainly not their customers, we are their product.

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