Re: Space Cadet pinball
I bet drive space 3 coming with plus 95 was his work too. That was ages ahead of drive space for DOS
1187 posts • joined 17 Jan 2009
No trillion dollar company can be peace loving, democratic hippie. When we talk about China, we talk about trillion dollar business interests including a gigantic government.
The issue is, there is no such thing as allowing third party sources to install software. It is just that. If you really expect Ms or Google to "stand up against China!!!" you are naive.
I have a strange Hp Laptop which can't boot to Linux no matter what I tried. Also even if it runs live (Fedora with mbr) there seems to be zero interest in Linux world about 2 in 1.
So, kind of stuck to Windows, there aren't any testers at MS, even if they exist they're template typing outsourced people who has no clue. If you don't want a update nightmare with your own, unique computer when next version is released, you have to test it yourself and hope your feedback & telemetry make a change. For example, idiot thing complain about not being able to downgrade all my drivers via Windows update right now.
If I could somehow install and run Debian fine, I'd willfully spare my time and data though.
The apk served from www site differ from the Google play store one. That is very alerting if you know the inner workings of Google play. Sometimes, white hat developers of advanced utilities ship a "xda version" and play store version for good purposes.
Forget everything, pushing ordinary users to enable browser apk sideloading is evil.
Unless the app have auto update function built in. Google play will never update a side loaded app, if it did, there would be chaos.
Apkmirror.com shouldn't confuse you, they offer the exact same apk files signed by Google play store on purpose, their purpose is different.
What would change if Facebook closed down today?
Even a ordinary user who runs some "privacy" tools knows that there are tens of trackers in every page they visit and some advertisers do amazing trickery to profile users. Hell they even used battery level profiling lately.
This is more like people switching to Instagram from Facebook.
I used it in that period, they didn't do any false claims and actually they did invent opt-in profiling in the hey day of spyware. They said that they don't profile users however users can provide their own so they can get relevant ads.
Qualcomm also used the same scheme in Eudora.
You won't find any non troll on Web to claim they were spying.
They love to spy on their users. A internet connected dishwasher can share 'anonymous" statistics about how and when it is used.
Things can be really interesting for washing machine, you can figure out the exact nature of clothing & profile of a rich household.
Obviously, a burglar or some other evil guy can use the data for his own purposes.
Miele devices could be updated via serial & USB since 90s and now this. I always wondered how secure is this process. A washing machine hitting 90 Celsius while it has $10.000 worth of delicate designer clothes wouldn't be cool. Or a dishwasher not doing porcelain program.
What really caused this scandal? Software or hardware? Really mysterious thing is the switch of battery factory and it seems battery isn't the issue.
IMHO the industry should have investigated it just like a jet crash. If it isn't truly solved, LG or Apple could face the same thing and it risks human life.
A friend's high end HP i7 laptop was taking 3 minutes to boot on a not so bad hybrid HD. Moved him to SSD just to see the freaking thing still takes 2 minutes to boot with a 549 MB/s read rate. Updated the graphics driver using windows update, it boots in 10 sec. Next time, black screen of death. Switched to archaic HP Win 8 driver, it boots fine and couple of minutes later, screen flickers and we have the latest, non working driver again thanks to windows update.
The issue is,MS dares to touch a highly customised, special setup hybrid graphics mix of Intel HD3000+ATI. Both chip vendors (ATI and Intel) say don't mess with drivers in your case, go to laptop manufacturer (HP) and yet MS overwrites the drivers.
They removed the "don't auto update drivers" option too so you have to run a special, official tool by MS to block installs of specific hardware drivers. I can't imagine any newbie, non technical user understand that concept. They will think that their system is broken. MS could at least code an auto rollback driver function, it is all about caring.
He could buy 3 high quality tablets for that price and damn things keep working like a charm even without updates, there are even android 3 tablets in use which never had updates.
In their internal documents they said Linux can be divided to very small parts fit for the purpose while Windows can't. That was in 1990s and they did almost nothing about it. Linux distributions can be updated so easy because even the updater has its own small package in a very simple container without 500 hex numbers filename.
There are some guys from third World in MS forums that provide some genius, crazy registry/shell hacks. I doubt they have seen a University building in real life.
The code which even MS builds on (Linux, BSD) could have been written by an 13 year old with ADHD and we would never know. Does it work? Was it goodly written? Does it conform to the quality of code standards in Linux? That is all Linus cares about. Just imagine the highly prestigious Debian stable, are all debs maintained by computer science guys?
MS does some cool things lately but their company culture didn't change. They never ask why such scandals didn't happen in Debian, a free OS. There is democracy and real free market there. A MIT professor's code could be fixed by an 15 year old and no offence taken.
I feel sorry for having to remind it on The Register, not a new hipster site that companies in real life run old code as long as it keeps running. MS keeps winning with their operating systems since they can give insane amount of backwards compatibility. Your bank may run 40 year old unmodified assembly code on their 64 bit IBM mainframe and it is expected, not even impressive.
That code hardcopy on paper? Scanner/feeder/high quality OCR.
Zenfone 2 was a great example for Intel phones can be good with unique characteristics such as huge amount of RAM (4GB) and yet, lack of software quality control added to massive draw of power in standby. I know since I own one as my main phone.
Asus shipped everything ARM based since Zenfone 2, using same brand. Zenfone Selfie, Zoom. It seems they were fed up with the bad feedback they get from users.
Apple switched over one CPU to other so smoothly that people weren't even aware they were emulating another CPU down to its endianness until they removed it's support at OS level.
If MS can't do the same, the issue is way more deeper. Industry guys say Symbian's real problem was not being able to run on newer ARM arch for instance.
Countries, governments are the usual suspects because of the massive money and computing power they have. It could be any other power, like a huge petrol company poisoning the climate data so couple of sold out scientists can "prove" or at least create suspicion that global warming isn't that bad for instance.
If you remember the first versions of these Eastern European miracles that changed the entire security software scene...
AVG and Avast started as extremely light, focused software which did one thing and did it perfectly. Once large funds and companies started to pour money, they added one bloat after another and became the very Symantec they fought with.
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