With any luck it makes the money back in savings by firing the incompetent pratt in charge of the backups.
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Ohhh, I came across this thread while trying to find out why I have a little bronze badge by my name, but if the info is still correct I may soon be progressing to silver.
(My first instinct was to hover or click the badge to find out what it meant. Had to google it in the end.)
Oh I'm sure they're gutted at having to change this. The damage is already done. Everyone who was going to get upgraded despite x-ing out already has been. What an utter pack of slimy filthy buttnuggets.
High fives all-round at Redmond I'm sure.
Well if facebook suggests "You may know Jane Doe as you visit the same places frequently" then you've already got the most important piece of info, her name.
I really can't fathom the communal brainfarts that make it to production these days. In this thread alone people have listed a dozen scenarios where this is a horrible, horrible idea. Surely one level-headed middle manager somewhere could have said "Hold up a sec guys..."?
If these are the kinds of jobs we stand to lose to AI/robots, then I'm all for it. Can you imagine if your full-time job consisted of asking people the same 5 questions, then putting through a request on their behalf?
Now if the city would just automate the other end... But no, I bet there's a team of dozens set up purely to handle parking infringement disputes.
Windows 10 is a continuous beta program though. Just because the changes are made in a production environment (IE everyone's live PC) doesn't make it any less of a beta.
I've drilled a hole in my EFTPOS card to disable the paywave shite already. Do I now have to do the same to my phone?
Re: Billions of data points of aggregated telemetry
I'd recommend a slight clarification on their wording.
"Based on carefully massaged numbers selectively filtered out of billions of data points which our customers didn't actually want to provide to us."
Not hacked, probably just the Telia issue..
The second Golden Age of space exploration is about to begin in earnest
And it's long overdue.
So hot on the heels of that
will be spammers sending mails pretending to be from GoToMyPC with fake password reset links.
War, war never changes.
Re: You don't have much of a choice.
I have entrusted my bank with a lot of details. I don't trust them with those details, but there's really no way around it. Can't even collect a paycheck without a bank account anymore.
Re: Aliens playing marbles...
"I've been to a parallel universe, I've seen time running backwards, I've played pool with planets, and I've given birth to twins, but I never thought in my entire life I'd taste an edible pot noodle."
Now can we apply the same rules to Facebook and everyone else? I have adblocked the hell out of all their like/share buttons embedded all over the web but since you can quite reliably fingerprint a browser by version/OS/plugins/screen res I'm sure they've still got a pretty damn good idea of who I am and where I visit.
Re: One wonders
Probably pretty tricky since they'd have to account for the different position of the nozzle. From the sounds of it it wasn't a dead engine, just not producing full thrust. They're talking about making it so they can increase the thrust if this recurs.
But it's just speculation on my part, I'm not even an armchair rocket scientist, let alone a real one.
Why did it take this long?
He's a resident in a country where this stuff is illegal. If it takes them this long to deal with a known spammer on their own soil, what hope is there of dealing with any of the foreign ones?
Ah yes, the Internet of Things. Now you don't just have to worry about the manufacturer building something poorly, they can break it after the fact without even physically going near it.
Reputations for horrible service don't just coagulate out of thin air. It takes years or decades of persistantly poor service for a company name to become as synonymous with mediocrity as TWC has. The fact that it's even trying to defend itself is laughable. Admit fault, take it on the chin, and above all, do something to fix these issues. Maybe then, in a few years, people can give you another chance.
And for god's sake, stop using your area monopolies to fuck people over.
Re: W10 testing regimen
Pffft, every PC I deal with has 100Mbit if not a gigabit.
To the switch.
After that, 8 MBit is common.
You're no longer a customer, you're a product.
And product has to shut up and sit on the shelf for the actual customer, namely advertisers.
It's small to the police force in question. That it can destroy a person's whole life doesn't matter to them.
"And don't let us catch you again. We're not saying don't do it again, we're just wanting you not to be so blatant about it. OK?"
There are other benefits though...
IE average productivity may improve.
Why does an Android keyboard need to see your camera and log files – and why does it phone home to China?
Almost every app I consider for installation
demands access rights far exceeding what I consider reasonable for the job it's doing.
I sometimes think that only a small fraction of users even review the permissions, and fewer even decide against installing based on that.
I have no idea why Google yanked the Permission Manager functionality. Is it to suck up to developers who'd otherwise have to structure reasonable requests for access? Not like they're endangering their entire ecosystem by alienating a few devs who just request full access to phone/text/location for a simple flashlight app. They are however endangering their user base by allowing that bullshit to continue.
This website contains content
known to cause cancer in the state of California.
Of course we know exactly what happens next.
Feature Films for Families, Inc, Corporations for Character, LC and Family Films of Utah will have been rolled up, and Forrest S Baker III will mysteriously be running a few entirely unrelated limited liability companies called "Family Feature Films", "Character Corporations" and "Utah Family Films".
Forrest will be quoted as saying "A few bad actors in a previous business venture have caused me significant personal distress and I will hasten to add that they are no longer with us. If anyone tries to impugn my character I shall be seeing them in court for defamation and libel/slander."
If they're going to send what they find on my LinkedIn profile to my contacts, go right ahead. There's nowhere online or off that I look better than on LinkedIn. It's my most curated presence anywhere. You'd be doing me a favour.
So is this rollup intended to resolve
the issue with Windows Update on Win7 workstations permanently chewing up a whole core and several gigs of RAM on Windows Update? This is something that's causing me more and more issues and while stopping Windows Update is an easy temporary workaround, it's hardly a permanent fix. :/
"with Apple named because it's using Broadcom chips"
Probably means: "with Apple named because it has far deeper pockets"
Knox was never designed to secure your device for you against outside actors. It's to secure Samsung's device against you the lease-holder.
Understandable, sure, but it really shouldn't be necessary. It's like buying a new car and having to paint over it to get rid of the scratches and full-panel car yard logos.
I'd much rather my credit card details get pinched
than my personal details. At least the credit card is changed within a day.
Just popped in to say
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.
Re: 5 Stars
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.
Re: 5 Stars
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.
Re: Isn't it time to start thinking in terms of Human Mission Support?
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!
Re: .COM is old hat
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.
Re: Uhm.. What year is this?
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!
Re: Telemetry Stays
Did they ever state it was temporary? I doubt they'd ever imply they'd give up the juicy marketing DB that it provides.
Re: Removed How?
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.
A peer-reviewed study with citations and sources.
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.
Re: Thumbs up
They wanted to use goatse but that didn't make it past the editors.
I've come to the conclusion
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.