This is your willy. This is you willy on Viagra. Any questions?
1181 posts • joined 9 Dec 2009
@ ItsNotMe -- Re: She spied on HP...lets give her a national intelligence community to abuse too!
I know several people who think she was a fantastic CEO, and would make an even better President.
Not to brag, but I know several people who think Timothy McVeigh was an all-around good guy.
I wonder if these are the same people....
@dan1980 -- Re: You really want to "deliver a delightful and personalized Windows experience" to me?
Microsoft's products are no longer well-suited to power users because they don't see their customers as "users" at all; they see them as
BTW, Nice well thought-out post, Dan.
You really want to "deliver a delightful and personalized Windows experience" to me?
Then. Stop. Spying. On. Me!
No phoning home, no "telemetry", none of that bullshit. Simply deliver an Operating System, not a "User Experience", not anything "more delightful", and certainly nothing with that fuckin' "ribbon!" Just an Operating System...nothing more, nothing less.
(/me is not holding my breath...)
But 15 years later, the Cruz letter notes: "We understand that to perform this work, GAO will need to conduct both significant audit work and complex legal analysis."
But, later, when Cruz was informed that serious money would be required to do the complex legal analysis, he angrily retorted, "The United States Gub'mint will not spend one taxpayer dime to support the lavish lifestyles of a bunch of Gub'mint lawyers!" And so, as is so often the case in Washington these days, nothing was done, and ICANN went on to
ruin run the Internet.
This is China we're talking about here....
Searching for "Disable Gatekeeper" in the US turns up about 288,000 results on Google, and there are doubtless many thousands of results in regions where a $99 price tag for a "legitimate" developer credential is
a significant cost for student and hobbyist programmersconsidered to be extortion.
Happy birthday to you, the ruling was true, no charge for this headline, 'coz the copyright's screwed
More sanity from a US court. Whodathunkit?
And that's a problem?
If Court follows Bot’s opinion and finds the safe harbour agreement unfit for purpose, it would have huge implications for companies like Facebook, Apple, Google, Yahoo, Skype, Microsoft et al, who currently rely on the voluntary Safe Harbour code of conduct which is then legally enforced by the Federal Trade Commission.
Gee, Mama not being able to post a picture of today's pot roast, and Fuckerberg not being able to "monetize" it, is probably the best news the world could possibly get this week.
The funny think about this is that the item in question was described as "looking like a movie bomb". That's complete horseshit. Anybody who watches any movie or TV show made in the last 3 decades knows a "movie bomb" has a flashing red light (or LED, if the movie has sufficient budget) conspicuously placed on it. From the pictures I've seen, this gadget had nothing of the sort, which just goes to show you how much America's current crop of illerati pays attention to the "entertainment" they so willingly overpay for.
Gad, we are a stupid lot, aren't we?
@ Michael H.F. Wilkinson -- Re: Hysteria
Regarding the poor kid: Appalling behaviour by the police and the school principal, but alas not unexpected. The principal is rather unprincipled, methinks
The principal is a low-level, Tejano functionary whose main job is to make sure everyone is dressed according to some arbitrary rule, and with how to sneak "intelligent design" into the curriculum. Rational thought is not, nor apparently has ever been, a requirement for the job, and seems to be actively discouraged.
Look what you went and did to my keyboard! --->
Re: And so it begins.
And so it will end...with the greedy bastards killing the goose that laid the golden egg. Life imitates fairy-tales.
Isn't it nice, then, that there are other (also well known) German tabloid sites...
(...and what's an intelligent German guy like you doing reading tabloid sites in the first place?)
“Sorry ad-blockers, I assume you mean well and you have a point about page-load times and ads junked up with tracking tools and Trojan horses and the like,” wrote Advertising Age editor Ken Wheaton, recently. “But theft is still theft, even if it's dressed up as some sort of digital Robin Hood act. You're not just interfering with pixels, you're interfering with business.”
Fuck you, Ken, and the Advertising Age horse you rode in on. It is most assuredly not theft, it is self preservation. Only a fatass like yourself would consider we mere mortals protecting our machines from "tracking tools and Trojan horses and the like" as "interfering with business" (as if that's some sort of mortal sin or something). No, it's actually allowing us to survive on the 'net, and maybe even allows us to participate in the business you're blathering on about.
@ David132 -- Re: @David 132 - "Personal" computer no more
Oh well. I'm sure I'll learn to live with all of this.
Bullshit! "I'm sure we'll all (or at least the vast majority of us) succumb/give up/take the easy way out with all of this" is more like what (I hope) you meant to say.
Look, we're better than that! We're fuckin' smarter than them! (Especially Microsoft; I'm convinced that, over the last 15 years, the corporate IQ of that outfit is the same as the temperature of a warm room (in Fahrenheit)). It was folks who said, "Enough!" who invented all manner of things to fiddle, jiggle, hew and hack the status quo. And we're smarter than those guys. Those of us who came of age in the 60's and survived the 70's know it can happen..shit, we ran Dicky Fuckin' Nixon out of office...we ruined South Africa's apartheid1...you think that phreaking Microsoft is so much harder than that?!?
I don't love Big Brother. Fuck Big Brother, and the smarmy minions doing his dirty work! 99% is always more than 1%, and you get even half of 99% pissed off, you got you a problem.
1 Before any of you high-and-mighty types get on your high horse, no I didn't personally run Dicky Fuckin' Nixon out of office, nor did I personally ruin apartheid. But I was there, and whatever microscopically small part I may have played in any of those momentous occasions, or millions of other less momentous occasions, helped. Something about a butterfly flapping its wings in Japan...you know the rest.
@David 132 -- Re: "Personal" computer no more
Post. Of. The. Year.
On me! ---->
Re: Rocky Roccoco
There are more of us around than you think...(or dare imagine)
@AC -- Re: Free account monitoring service for the next year...
They even made us go bare metal with C# and Java for one class
Thanks AC...I needed a good guffaw for the middle of the week.
Re: How about...
In the past Amazon has waived the charges, I'd expect them to do the same here (especially since the charge is so trivial).
Must be nice up in that ivory tower you 1%'ers live in, but down here on earth, $6500 is real money and is hardly considered a "trivial" charge.
Like to fell off my chair laughing...
GitHub team member Phil Haack added, [...]
Seems appropriate, somehow....
Re: So, settings-win.data.microsoft.com is hard-coded, eh ?
Nuke it from (low) orbit....
It's the only way to be sure.
The Liberal Party is best understood as an analog to the UK Conservative Party or the moderate wing of the US Republican party.
My dear Simon, I get that you're from not around here, but still, please understand that there is no "moderate wing of the US Republican party", at least not since 1980.
@ Pascal Monett -- Re: Looking at the problem backwards
Of course it's not difficult. but it would cost money. And you have to know that Google, YAY-hoo, et al, are strictly in the business of collecting money, not paying it out....
Tell me again...
...why we're not all using AdBlock, NoScript, BetterPrivacy, etc. (No, that Insecure Exposer doesn't support them is not a good answer/excuse.)
@ Carlie J. Coats, Jr. -- Re: Legality?
Corporations are people, my friends, so we should soon see AT&T in the dock.
Oh,...wait a minute...
Apply back of hand to face here
"And it invites the tart retort that, were Wyndham a supermarket, leaving so many banana peels all over the place that 619,000 customers fall hardly suggests it should be immune from liability."
Nicely said, Third Circuit Court of Appeals...couldn't have said it better myself. And it seems to show a growing jurisprudential distaste for lawyer bullshit.
@ Trevor_Pott -- Re: Alternatives
Sadly, the Libertarian Party also seem to be strongly socially conservative.
Whazzat, Trevor? Canadian Libertarians being at least as hypocritical as their American namesakes?!? Whoodathunkit?
@DubyaG (again) Re: I hope that we're watching this in the States
I have been in many parts of the country where people did not know where New Hampshire (my home) was.
Now, don't get me started about my former home, New Mexico, where even some US senators thought it was a foreign country.
@DubyaG -- Re: I hope that we're watching this in the States
The person that did not know Canada was only 12 miles away was a transplant from Texas. I am surprised he found his way to Washington State as Texans are generally ignorant
of anything outside of Texas.
What? Test if first BEFORE we deploy?!? Shirley, you jest.
This testing shit costs money which comes right out of our bonuses! We're not doing that!! Say....let's do like Microsoft does, and let our customers test this stuff for us! What? We don't have any "customers"? Of course we do...they called "passengers", but why mince words. There... perfect!!. Time for a Scotch....
Dan, you are, of course, correct. The main thing is how in the fscking world would any part of the 0 page be mapped? Any reasonable OS that manages memory mapping (including OSes found on low-level embedded devices, like VxWorks, eCos, etc.) maps the address space around address 0 to cause a seg fault (or whatever Windows calls it; Lord knows it couldn't call it the same thing the rest of the world calls it...). I guess that may exclude OSX from the set of "reasonable OSes"?
@ Adrian 4
Perhaps if they just had a consistent numbering scheme .. ?
Perhaps if they could count....
@ J J Carter
What could possibly be wrong with "Au revoir" (except, perhaps, that it is Belgian)?
Re: Misread that
"How is Microsoft dying?"
Possibilities for rejoinder are almost limitless...but my response would be something along the lines of "not quickly enough".
In other news...
...Microsoft is hyping biometric security in Windows won? Ohhh... in their current most laughable series of promotional material. The mind boggles at the concept of <sarcasm>† that bastion of software security Microsoft </sarcasm> trying to manage biometric data.
† Tags added for clarity
@ Henry Wertz 1Re: I'm not subject to secret laws
Man, you are not from around here ("here" being the West side of the pond), are you? 'Cuz if you were, you'd inherently know that, just because it's going to make the fat-asses (fat-arses, for you Continentals) fatter, they absolutely need to make it secret; if it were to be exposed to the harsh white light of day, it'd shrivel up under the withering criticism of the real people faster than your favorite vampire.
Re: I like it
Personally I think its OK
Damning with faint praise.
@Khaptain -- Re: if only it would find my applications when I type , gggrrrrrrr
I hate the French for giving everything a gender, why is their no neutral like in German
The French are lazy, and can't be arsed with keeping track of a 3rd gender.
/me ducks and runs for cover
@Ian 7 -- Re: Windows 8 isn't a good comparison
Therefore I would assume that a LOT more people have jumped to Win10 in the same period than jumped to Win8 [...]
You know what happens when you assume, don't you?
@Joe User -- Re: No Control of Updating
In Windows 10 Home, the only setting is "
Open wideBend over, here come your updates."
What was old is new again.
@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.
@ 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).
@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!
@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.
@ djstardust -- Re: Ermmmmm
Another good idea is to defer upgrading to Windows 10
until this kind of annoyance is fixed
@ 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.
@AustinTX -- Re: Balance
Post of the week!
"Windows 10 in ... train wreck just 48 hours from big launch"
There, fixed the headline for ya, John.