Excellent article! Well done!
He was a great man, not just the funniest man of his time, perhaps of all time.
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Excellent article! Well done!
He was a great man, not just the funniest man of his time, perhaps of all time.
allegedly it is to fix Windows Store and TIFKAM AP issues. However afaik those sort of magically disappeared earlier on August 14th...just saying. http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsofts-third-windows-10-cumulative-update-said-to-fix-store-issues/?tag=nl.e539&s_cid=e539&ttag=e539&ftag=TRE17cfd61
The Bleeding Edge shall remain in BioSafeLevel-4 containment, like Ebola or Plague or Smallpox, lol
That's what rapid release does, buggy software. True the concept that more disease is the cure sounds terribly un-Vulcan, but as in medicine, in some cases, its true.
A wise bleeding edger ought to enable shadow copies aka restore points, and do frequent off-system full partition images with independent, boot at higher priority than the system boot drive, rescue media. Windows provides the first, and Macrium the second, at NO CHARGE.
As is usual with most folks, when people get screwed, it's mostly because they either asked for it, or might as well have, considering their thoughts words actions etc.
Further, there's tools, and not just for win 10 pro or for win 10 Enterprise, to screen and block particular updates, or entire categories, such as security or drivers.
As to the wisdom of the whole rapid release thing, I have both doubts and suspicions. The doubt is mostly the trade-off between less cost to modify, and a much greater risk of backfire. The suspicion has to do with lock-in, cloud dependence, and subscription fees.
But as long as I can still control what actually occurs, that I allow to keep on occurring, I am fine with it.
Yet, win 10 is not getting within range of any of my production systems until I'm pretty sure I have a stabile-when-used-as-I-use-the-system version, and that one is going to have it's legs sewn shut.
Eliminating jobs is progress and ought to be encouraged!
Government interference in the economy ought to be prohibited. I think it's unconstitutional, as it DAMAGES the "general welfare".
Since when does the United States Constitution empower the Federal Government to intentionally harm the entire American people, for the benefit of elites who have corrupted the political system - not just some firms or wealthy people, but ALL the damn pressure groups plus the activists in both political parties?
We ought to execute those corruptors for Treason, not screw the public for their benefit!
Ambivalent about belief.
On the one hand, Belief - as in mostly shared belief - has an important evolutionary function: builds social trust allowing large societies of irrational beings to function.
On the other hand, ALL Belief by definition is completely irrational and tends to drive differences in circumstances and views to hostility and onwards towards war - a dangerous destination, given the proliferation both of weapons of mass destruction from thermonuclear to chemical to biological to software terrorism and the devolution of who can obtain and employ such weapons from Super Powers to States to Groups towards Individuals.
I'm hostile to all believers, regardless of what they allegedly believe in (usually as noted it’s just part of their self-image, the group identification part). I am moving however towards hating them all.
Perhaps impugning the alleged efficacy of ALL groups might be a useful substitute, as exterminating the believers without exterminating is all would be challenging.
yesterday it was the disappearance of windows defender from my win 8.1 (6.3.9600) partition. last week it was two failed win 10 build 10166 updates followed by a failed iso install, which at least gave an error message...some genius had posted the answer, which was that .net 3.5 needed to be uninstalled. grrr.
All the fookin craptraptions seem to belong to the same Union...
Windows 10 10162
The UI doesn't concern me all that much. IMHO the whole idea of a GUI sucks, all of em, from first principle (images have value, which they do not) to the last implication (as stated, which dots hide what WTF could guess!).
Win 10 10162 does however run all my old aps just fine, and a few of the TIKFAM (The Interface Formerly Known As Modern) aps show promise. The concept of one general platform for multiple form factors appeals, a lot. The idea of cannibalizing aps and features from other platforms, android, iCraptraption, DumbPhone, that's a good move.
I think those new to pc's would have no problem with this. That could be important.
I think the BYOD thing might be more manageable with win 10 on them and in the enterprise as well.
I have noted that win 10 has seemed all along to be more robust and generally crash-resistant than anything from MS since 3.11
And yes most of the joint-concept features bells whistles and stupid UI tricks ARE either weird, buggy, inconsistent, or two or all three of those.
But I can now imagine this appealing, as a toolkit of sorts to make it more likely that the majority of applications for any particular environment will be in most respects available and more or less fully functional on all the others.
IF MS hardware side can demo devices that show this thing of, then I think it's established as an option.
AND MS clearly are paying more attention to user/potential purchaser/developer concerns than at any time since MS was in the early days of wine-and-dine with folks like me, in hopes we'd pitch their pc-based stuff to our bosses for use in enterprise settings.
Smith properly understood is about the philosophy of political economy. One attempts to observe the world and the human condition, so as to learn facts upon which an understanding of what is, and of what is good, might result. That’s philosophy. Political economy is how do we most effectively and efficiently promote the betterment of human life, without attempting to violate what appear to be unchangeable facts about how things actually work.
So, we can appreciate personal desire for status, and for an improvement in life conditions, and for justice. We can see that there are many cases where compulsory collective action may be warranted: defense, transportation, education, standards of measures, methods for the safeguarding of one’s personal life, safety, freedom, and property, including contractual property. We can see where some sorts of similar actions, such as mercantilism or arbitrary manipulation of currency values, may in fact produce the opposite of the intended goals: less wealth, a greater likelihood of spectacular economic collapse.
We can also see that while rational thoughts and words are quite valuable when we wish to get a bunch of us on the same page, and when we are describing what is objectively and reproducibly measured by physical means (weights, or accelerations, for example), rational thought is only a part of how human beings individually and/or in groups actually make decisions. For example, people fear what they do not understand and have not experienced, but not what they do understand and are accustomed to. As in fearing a nuclear power plant but not the three packs of tobacco cigarettes one might be smoking each day.
We have not yet made those cigarettes unlawful, probably because many just do not fear them in that fashion, while others feel such a law might accomplish only the creation of a new criminal industry whilst lessening public revenues. So laws are an example also of what is not entirely designed using rational thinking. We do however regulate the power plants, thus giving some expression to the fear, and to the potential utility, of such things, and a place to sort out particular disputes.
very nice; so far, so good.
Competition benefits all, among other things simply by providing choice. The competitors benefit also - they get better. Investors do also, there is a way to tell what worked lately and might do so some more.
I think others such as Amazon tend to be better ground-breakers into new fields. Microsoft however are the undisputed champs at making offerings for differing customer targets, form factors, and objectives work together, and also at providing an ecosystem as an infrastructure for third parties, essentially as the Roman Empire did, let others profit from securing the Empire, but largely at the risk and expense of those others.
I was also glad to see Microsoft humbled under Balmer - I've dealt with him directly and was not impressed. Microsoft are not quite as good at their core shtick as they usually imagine (witness Windows Phone, Windows 8, etc.). But they have theirs ups and downs, its not just one up, now one down. Today I think they are on one of their ups.
Voting should be limited to replacing the dastards in charge, not allowed to decide anything that matters Who cares if the checks are late or too big. Did not these fools know that both would happen, when the insisted on cost sharing and control sharing, rather than rational competition-to-the-death that historically works so well to produce progress? Idealists out to be strangled at birth, so should believers, regardless of belief.
ITER was set up in the first place not because it made sense, but because it could be sold, sort of, to the publics in the few places capable of getting this done. The Europeans, not one of those few, ought to sit down and shut the fook up.
Only 61 Members lol
A ay for every human and non-human pest on Earth to hound me 24 x 7 x 365, on my %^%%$& own WRIST? Forget it!
THAT is replicable: look for something wildly profitable, not currently being done on a wide scale, and capable of being taken to the big time league. Do it first do it fast do it with all you've got. The world will beat a path to your door, carrying money to give to you!
I can't stand firefox, chrome, or safari style interface defaults, and there seems to be a limit to the tweaks I am able/willing to do to make the interfaces function more as IE's does, which is the one that matches what I do...which eschews images whether still or moving as much as possible.
Hawking hits the nail on the head. Survival depends on progress which includes expansion to places beyond the reach of all Earth.
That is the problem alright with sharing the wealth - there is not enough of it to share!
High time myths like democracy, limited resources, and the planet were buried. The purpose of a government is to provide external security, internal order including the protection of property, and a sound currency. None of that requires popularity, let alone elections.
Elections are part of providing security FROM THE GOVERNMENT that's all they are. NOW they make government MORE dangerous, not less. Not the economists' fault; blame the voters instead. They have forgotten why they are allowed to vote in the first place. It's not so they can gain out of it
The sun and the solar system have as compared to Earth unlimited resources of energy and of material, including the ability to create environments supporting biology. All it takes is property rights, profit, and will. It is happening. Then there are the multipliers of inter-connection, communication, education, and technology both physical and organizational. The surface here has only been scratched.
As to the ideology, the general good of the human population and the safety and freedom of the individuals are the purposes of the planet. If the polar bears or the whales are in the way, too bad for them. Likewise for Islam.
Well what would that make his Boss, President Obummer? Ebola?
Free is worth the p[rice paid. Nada.
For actual issue and cures, see here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2982791
Then there is the same chit run through Google Translate and back out again. THAT is really Yoda talkin, then lol
Fire at will unless a union contract says otherwise. To heck with laws in general, that law in particular.
The message they out up for me excused this odd time for an outage"Scheduled Maintenance" lol
Yes the questions are, are the likely changes worth bothering with? How much bother? With thar much bother, is the change or the bother better?
Yes, politicians represent the ignorant opinions and irrelevant but deeply held belief of their constituents.
Leadership is ignoring people's beliefs and opinions and focusing on what they are willing to sacrifice to accomplish, and making deals so the most generally important things get taken care of well enough tat the society services and the lives, liberty, and living circumstances of as many members as possible might be safer or even improved.
What I did for decades as pretty much the principle leader in my neighborhoods city and on some issues, state and rather large national organization. Not hard when you know how.
Free software from commercial teams tends to be worth the price charged. This is particularly true when the whole idea is an attempt at monopoly, as is the case with flash/reader and quite a few others. Ubiquity being the driving goal, all else is basically shoddy.
How can it be argued that any person, group of people, or the entire human race unanimously less one, has any right to regulate or prohibit ANY information or image whatsoever, true or false, defamatory o9r not, insulting or not, racist or not, moral or not?
The problem is that there is no way to prevent folks, and them assembling as a sovereign or world state makes no difference, trying to DO whatever they please also, such as punish people uttering, broadcasting, or obtaining disapproved information/images.
The solution is that technology will enable one person to publish whatever they please, and any other to obtain it, without it being physically possible for any or ALL others to even find out, much less interfere. THIS is the GOAL!
So this Emergency Team has discovered (1) Grisoft once was a fair AV package plus free (2) itself is now quite a nuisance (3) is infested with obnoxious tagalongs (4) most particularly an insecure "secure search tool bar" ?? And apparently (5) think this is NEWS?
My brother in law had a trash 80 and a 300 baud modem and am impact printer. Can't recall the board but it had to do with hobby kits
No real people are in reality affected, except in their fantasy of placing some value on who appears to resemble whom. Feminists are racists on this issue - seeing folks as representatives of themselves or of a group and not as individuals.
There are plenty of people richly deserving whatever epithet comes to mind whether or not including references to such things as skin tone, gender, language, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual preference, dis- or special-ability, or any of the categories we ALL recognize as valid but that the more rational of us refrain from using as if they were valid for OTHER things be they skills or morals or behavior.
I have an absolute right to offend insult and enrage however many folks I please.
Part of political economy is who is in charge and/or well off and who is not. There is no good reason to much care about those.
The guts of it are three simple things: (1) Does the system often intentionally do horrid stuff to people and there is no remedy? Any State-centered regime tends in that direction...(2) Is the system internationally secure and competitive? (3) Do all sorts of folks and the majority of families see (a) opportunity and (b) on the whole increasing prosperity - more ability to choose and obtain desired goods, services, and circumstances?
When the answers are "NO", "YES", and "YES", one has found an exemplary system. Constitutional republican capitalism IS such a system, and so far anyway, the ONLY such system.
Wealth can not concentrate indefinitely...from whom would profits be obtained? Also, for the most part, unusual fortunes may proliferate but they do not tend to stay intact over time. Firms and family fortunes go up and down the relative ladder. Indeed, that is the key to why the constitutional republican capitalist regime is relatively fee, secure, competitive, and prosperous: what currently is valued tends to attract attention and investment, displacing that which has been surpassed in utility.
Suggest where the sun don't shine.
I suppose I shall burn an Alternate DVD and restore grub on the Linux partition, redo the multiboot stuff after if needed.
Snazzy mass market distro should not do such things. With dual boot in mbr and not with grup but with windows, none of the easier ways of addressing this type of thing apply. Takes too much fussing rebooting each time to verify which of Linux, grub, windows mbr bootloader, or that bootloader's multi-boot bcd entries or the config snippet from the Linux partition is a fault; to fix the offending component; and to verify everything works, not just the same or a different selection of some things.
I despise Chrome. And so-called modern UI concepts. Prefer text and menu bars.
Escapes me how there IS any such thing as protection of anyone as regards information. Information wants to be free. Who cares who knows what...if everyone could know anything anyone knew, the world would be far more peaceful and far more prosperous. Humans evolved where ALL community members directly or at most second had observed ALL activities.
Privacy is just a Mickey Mouse attempt to deny totalitarian power to an organized community, be it a business or a State. Such communities HAVE no legitimate power in the first place.
Go Grinder Girl Go! Grind away!
New definition of the old bump - n - grind huh.
USA got mobs and interests now, not voters...most anything to do with the public's support is corrupt, by the public unfortunately. So we have an allegedly peaceful and egalitarian and rights-respecting government spreading poveryy, was, assassination, and espioage. Oh yea the tax system is ass-backwards as well.
besides flaws and exploits waiting to happen?
Microsoft has always done well at several things. The third party developer environment. The packaging of software for diverse but actually quite related purposes. The proliferation of ways of doing one thing and the backward compatibility, as well as the semi-consistency of user presentation. Productivity tools for individuals, for firms, and for developers.
They've never been great at design per se. Nor have they been innovators, any more than Apple has been.
The thought that diverse platforms and form factors might present a unified experience is a good one, although I suspect unrealizable as long as physical screens and keyboards and pointing devices remain the main interfaces. But nobody likes any of those things anyway. Humans on their own don't communicate that way!
Perhaps our contraptions ought not to either.
Typical of my former community!
Arrogant, stupid, and stoned.
Did not know what an Andrex or a bog roll was. Now I do, ty.
This is funny. Like folks with no larynx due to tobacco, smoking through the hole in their neck. The whole concept is funny. And would be if the guy had been engaged in sex, or any number of notoriously engrossing activities. Not because there's anything funny about injury, but just because.
Ruining those who do it? WTF does that mean? It's voluntary, so doing it can't ruin anything. Ruin is when you want a house, but it burns down. Ruin is not when you set fire to the house intentionally to roast marsh mellows.
No one's business how people spend their time or their money. If someone would rather finish their chapter and burn alive, instead of losing the book and getting out, it's their choice. Where do these tyrants get off claiming a right to restrict smoking drinking gaming etc.?
There's no virtue in anonymity...people evolved to be the opposite of anonymous, in a fishbowl of gossip. Get used to it.
ANY regulation presents numerous problems. Whoever regulates monopolizes. (Voluntarily accepted standards are a different matter). Regulation also assumes that there is such a thing as legitimate government. There is not.
People forget that the idea of legitimacy whether of the voters or of the King has to do with avoiding the evil of civil strife, not with some sort of moral standing. Regulation which facilitates commerce, progress, etc. has its place...it's like a public road or a Defense Department. Those which secure rights, equality, and all manner of public protection for privately enjoyed things (caribou and snail darters come to mind) are just spoils of the system.
Anonymity is a tool to fight illegitimate (i.e. most) governmental activity.
CURRENCY ought to be about supporting trade. That means the value of it is not readily manipulated. Period. Governmental currencies by definition fail the test. Add ludicrous pension obligations to those governments, and we get a progress-stifling economy. An UNCONTROLED currency could take down ½ of this, and the loss of the ability to steal the pension funds from out of everyone’s pockets through inflation might curb the pensions. Who knows, with progress again enabled, robust pensions might again become affordable.
Gold tended to come and go as the balance between mined supplies and economic growth changed, but not all that much most of the time. The dollar or the pound were like that, once upon a time, but no more.
A bitcoin somewhere in the value range of $50.00usd to $250.00 USD would be in the ballpark for the actual value traditionally represented by dollars or pounds. The difficulty I believe lies in supporting a transition from an esoteric techie thing and speculative bubble and potential pay pal alternative, for which the total currency supply need not be large at all, to a currency base capable (as augmented by circulation velocity and the lenders’ magic of lending the same reserves more than once) of supporting the majority of the planet’s economic activity.
It’s hard to imagine how that transition could occur, without an intermediate step of coordination and control: back to the original central bank problem.
Second intelligent comment I've seen on the subject (after my own, which isn't as relevant: touch as a unified interface for devices of all types).
Cheapness - mass market powering mass production with a steep downwards cost curve - that's what the PC was and the smart pocket device is. Personally I think the iPad size is either far too small or far too big, but the portable device is getting truly cheap and truly robust.
Use case - I've tended to approach tech since I got in to it in the early 60's as a question of toolkits, for which I would later find purposes. Most people do not look at ANYTHING that way - they already know what they want to do, and it will involve such things as people, entertainment, earning money, spending money, education. The only one of those that interests me in the LEAST is people, and that, not much for most of them.
But then, I am odd. So are PC's. A famous industrial design consultant with 7 figure earnings once spoke and answered questions afterwards. Asked about the design quality of PCs in general, he pointed to doorknobs. Doorknobs he said are designed so that any human being once observing a doorknob in operation knows all they ever need to know about how to make use of a doorknob: GOOD DESIGN. Then he said, if the Doorknob defines design excellence, then the PC is at the opposite extreme of the design spectrum. He's right.
Ubiquitous pocket wireless connected devices lend themselves to what people are likely to want to do, with these “APS” for every imaginable purpose. Maybe a PC is like a toolshed supporting a garden, but these BYODs are cornucopias full of grown vegetables, no experience required.
The Court actually is upholding most of Amazon's contention...the tax upheld has to do with the activities of NY businesses, using Amazon in part as agent for collection, marketing, and/or shipping. Not with such Amazon sales as have no connection with a NY presence - if Amazon's 'own' sales were Amazon's ONLY sales into NY, the tax would not apply.
As to the principle, Congress probably ought to require sales taxes on interstate commerce to be collected uniformly at a State or Metro level at one rate, and then apportioned, but so far, Congress has not done this.
As to taxes in general, they are not the right of the Government to collect nor the obligation of the citizen to pay nor deserving in some fashion to support whatever the government supports. They are fees paid through the consent of the governed for services rendered. No in-state presence, no services received and no citizen representation either, so no tax. If it meant the total end of all non-voluntary payments, why that would be a darn good thing on its own.
The yuppies/hippies would starve an impoverish billions in order to validate their class stealing all they can gran from everyone else. I say, shoot them all dead!