Re: SCIENCE and RELIGION AGREE! LIFE and mankind ARE from CLAY
So men are from Mars...
2939 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
The request would not be to ignore the spyware forever, but not to be the first to detect it.
Once some other company in a different country detects it, cover blown and everyone can add it to the detected list.
The only thing I can see that argues that this is not happening would be leaks. If this was going on I would have expected a leak or two to have happened.
"surely you are still stuffed in the UK even if the data is in Switzerland? Can they not compel you to turn over the keys,login etc....?"
Yes, but at least you know they are snooping, and can fight back if you want.
Different then a secret order to go vacuum up your data from Google/Microsoft/Amazon cloud without saying anything.
What's your point?
That's nothing new. There is a Bestbuy across the street from my office. There used to be lineups round the corner for new Apple stuff but not for the last few launches.
The last time up I saw was for GTA, and there could be a line for Call of Duty later on Today since they have a 12:01 opening for the game. But zip for the ipad air or iphone 5s/c.
If anything is diverting people from lining up at the Apple store* I expect it's online sales.
*other then deciding it's not worth lining up.
That's more or less how Canada ended up on their list.
Do what we say, or we will put you on the list!
Oh No, Not the List! Yawn, Zzzzzzzzzzzz
They said they would stop making movies in Canada, but it's still cheaper so they still make them here.
That's fine, but what if you want to use a different service.
Much better if they charged a fair price for going over your limit. No need to be limited to what your cell phone company has on offer (likely old crap that you could buy for less in the DVD bin at the super market), use Netflix or what ever you like. If you know watching a move will cost you $5-10 you can decide if that's worth it to pass the time. My old cell phone company charged 5 cents / KB with a max of $100 a month if you go over, (just one of the reasons they are my old company).
"purchase commercial use rights"
Other then pages saying you could buy it, I was never able to find out how / how much, or even if it actually exists.
Lots of smaller companies have not upgraded to 2013.
If they have Office 365 you could buy a laptop and get full office and get some real work done.
There is a LOT wrong with RT.
Anything desktop from it's big plus office to accessing anything in the control panel are crap without using the keyboard or at least a mouse.
They will not let anyone write any desktop software.
And the surface...
You need a desk as it's too top heavy and floppy with the keyboard to use on your lap.
It's too heavy to use for long as a tablet.
To do actual work, my netbook is better (and a laptop that cost the same as the surface would be better).
As a tablet, my Nexus 7 kicks its ass.
That's why the Nexus 7 is with me right now, and the surface is sitting at home.
(It's a tiny link in the lower left corner of the File History control panel)
in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying "Beware of The Leopard"
I think some manager said to make Windows 8 less complex, and another manager said to hide anything that looked complex. Problem solved.
Must not have been paying attention and missed the link.
I also did a fresh install of 8.1 enterprise on a laptop that will be joined to the domain. The "no I don't want a MS account" is hidden nicely. You have to click create new account before you get the link to skip it.
The new features seem to be much more useful on the laptop then they are on the surface.
"Maybe MS could use this as a tag line for Surface "Updating your Surface RT to windows 8.1 will be really quick as you'll be the only person downloading it"."
Wrong it took ages. Even after the download (2.11 GB) it still took bloody forever to install.
You think Google / Facebook is bad? Don't pick express settings (see the screen shot in the story!).
Oh, and it wanted me to verify my MS account. By emailing me a code that I had to enter, but I could not get to email to read the code... lucky I have a real computer to check my email.
It did finish downloading over night, sitting at the need to reboot screen in the morning when I checked.
Reboot yet again...
It's been about 20 minutes time for work.
Get home and it's gone to sleep just after I went to work. It's still setting up a few more things.
Chugging away for some time. "HI" oh piss off and boot already.
Oh it wants to confirm my account by sending me an email that I can't check without another device, good thing I have a real computer, or my phone to check.
Use express settings? Don't think so!
Send information to Microsoft... WTF! People complain about Google! NO, NO, NO,NO...
Ok it's done. Not counting the download the install took about 40 minutes.
So make sure your not in a rush when you start the update.
The store is different. Everything is bigger to make it look like there is more stuff. Not much organization, lots of scrolling.
Over all there is not much new for the Surface, most of the changes are more useful on a PC.
No need to rush the update, it's not a big deal at all unless I've missed some cool new feature.
So not going to change the name, it remains MrHanky.
I've been finding that the error message is most often along the lines of "something happened"
When you click the details button or check the event viewer you get "Error 0x80040A41:"
When you check online you get "No error description available"
When you google the error "0x80040A41" you find there are so many different things that cause that error code that you are back to Something happened.
Then it turns out that the error was caused by something stupid like windows installed some patches in the background but had not asked to reboot, so you could not install anything... until you rebooted.
Where are you getting 16 out of 30? 53% is how it's listed on the source website linked to in the story.
Not available is not as simple as you make out.
It might be available on DVD / BluRay in one country but not another, or only available on DVD here but available on BluRay some place else. Digital download/rental/streaming much more likely to be US and/or UK only and not available in places like Canada. And not just movies, a TV show might run months later in a different country, or even never.
And there are other things...
Bad experience with digital download, need to use different players, limited devices (I tried one of the "free" digital copies that come with some DVDs, took two days of emailing to get a working code, then the quality looked like youtube. Now the card goes in the trash with the shrink wrap).
Like music they need to drop the bogus DRM for download purchases, that would be a big step in competing with a torrent. What's that a standard MP4 would be uploaded to pirate bay? Why, there is already a BD rip available.
"The Walking Dead was pirated half a million times in the first day of its release despite it being available on a free streaming service in 125 countries worldwide."
It also broke viewing records for a cable show so it's not really hurting. Not that you can trust their 'pulled it out of my ass' numbers.
“This is the ONLY episode being made available without a log-in requirement,” the network notes. “Future episodes of The Walking Dead will be available on amc.com the day after broadcast and accessible via log-in for select cable providers.”
So only the first episode is available, you need to already have cable that caries the show to access later episodes so not a very good example of something being available. And it's a crappy SD stream too.
Checking amazon.com and .co.uk both the DVD and BluRay seem to have high ranks, so people do seem to be buying when available, of course they are region coded and likely not available everywhere . I expect quite a few of the people downloading now, will buy the box set when available.
P.S. It's not stealing / theft fool.
They are not competing with the broadcasters, they are competing with the cable companies.
The reason the broadcasters are upset is.
A- They don't get the kickback that they get from Cable companies (revenue to strengthen their local news programming - ha ha).
B- Being owned by maga corps they don't have the option of trying to force them to also take their bundle of crap pay TV stuff (see Time Warner vs CBS).
"whine that something bad happened that could have been prevented if only they had been doing the thing that they should not be doing."
That's the whole point. They ARE doing what they should not be doing, and still NOT preventing something bad. Only reacting after the fact even when warned in advance.
They only seem to be able to catch people with fake bombs that were supplied to them by the people "catching" them. Actions that could easily be considered entrapment.
All of the examples I know of where they caught a terrorist in the act have been dubious at best. Find someone spouting off, give them a fake bomb, tell them where to put it and talk them into pushing the button.
Where they make there own bomb, buy an AR15 and 10,000 rounds, get a bomb from a real terrorist, then the TLAs do an OK job of finding them after the fact. Even when they know about them in advance like the Boston marathon they stink at stopping them before they act. Then they spend fortunes on liquid bans, and perv scanners and continue to not catch anyone (100% effective just like my Elephant proof pyjamas).
They call it a start button, but it's not. It just dumps you back into not-metro from your new default desktop screen (or any desktop application you might be using to do actual work). It still requires 3rd party software to get what people really want, the start menu.
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