Research In Motion
How poetic :-)
20 posts • joined 15 Mar 2010
How poetic :-)
Is it on, off or both at the same time?
Just imagine if men evolved to have four penises & women four vaginas...
In fact, network shares becoming inaccessible upon switching from a local a/c to an MS one is a bug that's been around since Win8.
Despite battling with this for hours on various occasions, only today I happened upon a 'fix'.
Before I continue, I must add that this is for Windows 8 & later boxes with a network share accessible to all ie without a password that previously worked but stops working when the user a/c is changed from a local one to a Microsoft one.
Check the permissions for the share. I found 'Everyone' was missing. So I added it with the required r/w settings.
Next, I tried to browse to the share over the LAN from another machine. I still got the dreaded password prompt. On a hunch, I typed in 'Everyone' for the username and left the password blank. It worked and continues to work just fine.
But yes, some parts of Windows 10 suck. But I'm forcing myself to tame it. Not as bad as Win ME for flakiness, and the opposite of Vista for speed, but I've had to migrate to it for my main machine as the recently acquiree i7-6700K is definitely more responsive under 10 than 7.
How can it possibly fit that bill with Windows 10?
Not unless HP have come up with a Windows Media Centre replacement and forgot to tell anyone
Perhaps Microsoft should have rebranded themselves Nanosoft when microprocessor manufacturing processes moved from micrometers to nanometers.
Too late now though, I suspect we might reach picometers in the next few years. I suppose they could call themselves Picosoft. If they're still around.
Automation usually means fewer people not no people.
Fewer people working still means more unemployment = civil unrest and other social ills. Not unless we come up with a way to feed and house the masses without them having to work.
"There is little preventing the self-deleting malware from being used in other countries, experts say"
Really? U guess we're all f*cked then!
I would have thought keeping the ATMs secure from physical tampering would perhaps help.
Flash and Windows 10 have that same feel:
Buggy, inefficient and incomplete.
The results of putting the job in the hands of cheap, inexperienced and unlearned coders and project managers.
All led by middle management woefully inept at setting direction and without a clear strategic vision of what the finished product should look like
and how it needs to integrate into the environment in which it will be used.
"How on earth does ANYTHING with a USA mains plug (only, not interchangeable like some clever travel PSUs) get a CE mark, even if it internally can work on UK electricity?"
Probably because in this instance the manufacturer (Chinese no doubt) thinks CE stands for Chinese Export and has probably never heard of Conformité Européenne or chooses to ignore it?
Why share hints/tips/pointers with your competitors and let them catch up/overtake you quicker?
Which multi $billion corporation wouldn't want to keep a sharp eye on the competition? Especially when it announces The Next Best Thing since sliced bread?
Having never really programmed for Windows (unless you count a bit of VBA or a smallish ASP.net VB app), I thought most people used something like Visual Studio to write Windows programs?
And if so, does Intel submit compiler 'modules' or plug-ins optimised for their own chips that something like VS would use?
If so, you can hardly blame Intel for not optimising their plug-ins for AMD chips! That's something AMD should be doing by submitting their own 'plug-ins'.
Personally I've never found the uninstall button for IE Add-Ons. Could someone be so kind as to point me in the right direction please?
A small local firm I do tech support for forwarded me an email from their ISP late on Fri 27 Nov instructing them to update their router with new DSL sign-in details by Mon the 30th Nov "or it'll stop working".
So I go in near closing time on Saturday to minimise disruption just in case anything goes wrong. Put in the new details just to find the new credentials don't work. Try ringing the ISP only to find their support desk is shut until Mon.
So I ring them up 1st thing on Mon to have a moan. Luckily the guy's more awake than he was when he first sent the details out checks the login attempt log at his end and noticed after pasting the password into Notepad that the two characters in the middle should be lI and not 1I...
I helped a poor witless individual get a 3 plan recently. It's unlimited data from her phone with a 4GB limit on tethered data.
I doubt anyone will bother targeting Edge. Especially if it remains as unstable as it is right now. I tried using it yesterday. It vanished just as I was checking out online. No error messages, no warning. Just disappeared.just like that. I completed my online purchase in Firefox without a hitch.
I tried hiding the Windows 10 update. It was only effective temporarily. After a reboot, it had unhidden itself.
Windows 10 is still an ugly mess. Shrinking the Windows 8 start screen down to give "the start menu back" doesn't hide the fact that half the OS is in Metro land (with all it's shortcut unfriendly mouse/touch only elements) and half are still under the traditional Windows UI.
And that's before we even get to the bugs still hanging around since Win8. I've lost count of the number of times I see a Win 8/10 machine bogged down for no good reason that only a reboot clears.
And no one's mentioned how many times oem's have had to make updated drivers available in the last 6 years. I count 5. Win7, Win8, Win8.1, Win8.1 Update & now Win10. Add on 32 & 64 bit variants and it's little wonder so many machines have so many devices that don't work post "upgrade" to Win10. Or worse - crash with Blue Screens.
Oh, there are all sorts of basic settings that don't carry over post upgrade.
I normally move Public folders off the SSD OS drive to a mechanical drive. Post "upgrade" to Win10, they're back on C:
Actually the "Sat" has already been cut out all together. Media Centre on Windows 7 already includes something called "Sky Player" which (for an extortionate) subscription (surprise surprise) lets you watch Sky content "On-Demand". http://skyplayer.sky.com/watch/windows-media-center/