I'd much rather my credit card details get pinched
than my personal details. At least the credit card is changed within a day.
230 posts • joined 2 Apr 2012
than my personal details. At least the credit card is changed within a day.
I get the "Flash, AAAAAaaaaah" reference.
But I reused my MySpace password for both ICQ and Homestead! Now I have to change them as well!
One downvote from a Microsoft shill. I wish you could see who up- or down-voted anything just so you could work out whose pocket they're in easily.
There's a difference between "not having to like" something and putting a bounty on the users of it.
Hyperbole doesn't help in what's intended to be a reasonable discussion.
You do realise that making technology commercially viable will speed up improvements in it, right? If the only market for that kind of technology was wheelchairs it'd take a lot longer to evolve simply because the funds would be harder to get.
You may hate Segways and so-called "hoverboards" but they've allowed for this wheelchair to come back from the scrapheap.
I'm sure that's always in the back of people's minds. We're not going to be able to stay on this particular dirtball forever. Haven't you seen the documentary Wall-E?
the same way they combine two high-risk mortgages together to form one low-risk bond! Geniousness!
Old hats are the most comfortable.
If I'm looking for a business, I'll try a .com first, or the version applicable to my country. After that it's a search engine. There's no way I'm typing in whatever.xyz, or widgets.science, or companyname.newtld.
All these new TLDs are just a way of extorting money from organisations by trying to scare them into defensive registrations. Pretending they're useful for newer companies who can't get their desired .com address is pretty disingenous.
They clearly haven't developed anything new to crow about in four years.
Eh I dunno, Google at least develop their own stuff to kill. Microsoft buys and kills other people's product.
Isn't there a yearly penis parade fertility festival though? Can't verity that at the moment, I'm not running that through a search engine as I am at work.
Re-pivoted? I didn't even know they'd pivoted it in the first place!
Did they ever state it was temporary? I doubt they'd ever imply they'd give up the juicy marketing DB that it provides.
Nah, after July it'll be replaced with nagware that tells you your PC is at risk and tries to get you to *buy* windows 10.
I'm sure it won't make any difference to the "OMG cellphones cause CANCER! I get headaches whenever someone's on the phone near me!" crowd.
They wanted to use goatse but that didn't make it past the editors.
Blatantly lying to the public, falsifying research, general incompetence. Sounds like there should be some peoplepolishing up their resume. What's the bet there'll be some basic "oops, you caught us, we won't do it again. No harm done, right?" statement and everyone will stay right where they are (if they're not given a promotion).
that Microsoft isn't worried about pissing off those of us who don't want Windows 10. We can either upgrade, or sod right off. They're quite aware that the noisemakers won't ever play along, so the best for them is to ingore dissenters so they don't draw further attention to them.
A $0.12/hr payrise, a slightly better brand of instant coffee in the break room, and removing the single-ply tp from the toilets? (No, they're not replacing it with something better, there just won't be any tp).
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't believe it's stable without the computer systems. It cannot glide under manual control.
1) Imagine semi-useless device
2) Rush to market with minimal development and zero consideration for security.
3) Wait for researchers to poke holes in it everywhere.
4) Patch the most obvious flaws while no doubt leaving major issues behind.
So the normal users of the app have to suffer the power trip of some conceited judge? I doubt it'll have as much impact on WhatsApp as it does on the app's users in Brazil.
I'm kind of surprised that Firefox is so far behind. Could be attributed to their constant UI fiddling maybe?
But that's what I want from an OS. Sit on my hardware, making it useful for apps I actually want.
I don't want it to come with thirty pieces of mal- and spy-ware, I don't want it to make MY hardware a platform to project third party advertising into my space, and I don't want it to waste cycles doing anything I haven't specifically asked it to do.
after July it won't be free...
I only hope. That way the nagging may stop.
Wasn't the vulnerability that that exploits patched about a decade ago?
Probably habit more than anything.
The way I interpret it, is even after opting out your data is still shared, just not in a way that leaves you identifiable.
But not impossible...
That doesn't explain Singapore and Australia though.
Exactly what I was wondering.
We can probably assume similar uptake rates in most western countries. That would make the information request as a ratio to population:
Germany:0.14 per thousand people.
US:0.012 per thousand people.
Australia: 0.12 per thousand people.
Singapore: 0.34 per thousand people.
may laugh now, but you can bet your hide every government on the planet is doing similar things if they have the technical ability.
Which laptop manufacturer is going to say "Sure, we'll save a few cubic cm by using this drive and making sure we can never fit one from another manufacturer. Sounds like a great idea!"?
Actually, that's exactly what'll happen and the poor bastard who has to repair it out of warranty will have to phone the owner and say that instead of a cheapie replacement they have to stump up for one that's half the capacity and twice the price.
Bitter, me? Nah.
On the one hand we have Google, which to me (the untrained spectator) looks like it's bulk-stealing books from everyone and everything that has ever written anything. And the Supreme court says that's fine.
Then on the other hand if I download a single movie or MP3, I can be sued into financial oblivion for somehow destroying hundreds if not thousands of livelihoods.
What am I missing here 'cos there's obviously something I'm not seeing.
I used to use longurl.org to expand shortened URLs back to full so I could see referral codes or other bollocks before clicking them, but as of a few days ago that seems to have disappeared. :/
who did a double take at the company name; Retarus?
Since they're countil Xbox ones as an installed Windows 10, you can take whatever number they're claiming and deduct about 19-20m from that.
Then work out how many of the copies they're counting have been supplied to manufacturers as a license but never installed (downgrade rights, unsold equipment etc) and numbers will start to look more like actual rather than marketing hyperbole.
They don't make money off the player, but they make money with the bundled crapware it comes with. Two separate pieces of foistware today. Guess they're quite happy with frequent vulnerabilities. Makes people download their latest steaming pile more often. More chances to accidentally fail to deselect the shit they offer with it.
And tick the "I accept" box already. You can trust corporates to not misuse your data and of course safeguard it from people who might. Track records on these matters are exemplary, why would anything change?
Replacing a paid-for OS with freeware against my will sounds like something that'd get them a class action. I'm sure they'll just keep applying more artificial limitations to Windows 8.1 and earlier to "gently encourage" the move.
That said, any word about when the "free" upgrade is going away? Personally I expect they'll extend it indefinitely and cite "high demand" for it...
There are too many parties involved, and too little incentive for the manufacturers that are dragging their feet to move faster. Older handsets (by which I mean anything not current gen) are neglected as a way of encouraging end users to upgrade to the latest and greatest.
I'll still never buy an Apple device though. Wonder if my Nokia 3310 still works. Actually, why do I even ask, of course it does.
I'm tired of hearing about stuff like this and then not being able to figure out whether any of the apps I have are affected.
It might be innocent until proven guilty, but at the same time if someone's accused of rape you don't let 'em go back to their teaching job until the case is resolved.
Anything that's that persistant has to be doing something nefarious. They obviously don't trust Windows 10 to stand on its own merits, and this campaign of harassment is only making me determined to avoid it. I had originally figured I'd wait a few months before installing it but now... Hell no.
Do the bad guys know when they're being the bad guys? Does everyone think they're the good guys and the other guys are the bad guys?
You know someone's expecting to get a bollocking for something when they go full AC to post it.
But that's just my default state these days.
All I can imagine is that every flat surface of my environment would get plastered with inapplicable Bing ads.
AdBlock for Hololens would be the first thing on my shopping list.
Seems to work, but the full adblocking functionality isn't available on anything less than Android 5, so not great for older devices unfortunately.
five nines is just a recommended uptime level.
Nobody is using them.
There aren't any unlimited data plans here. "Casual" data rates run at up to NZ$90 (US$60, €53) per gigabyte. On-account data is a bit cheaper at roughly NZ$20 per gig (depending on bundles etc).
"Here, have some fast data. Don't you dare use it or we'll take your house."