Hmm, so you're suggesting they dropped it because no one used it? I think the paranoid ravings at the top of the thread are more entertaining, but you may be right. It's not like they don't have data to show them who's using what now. And Google regularly pull the plug on lightly used services with no obvious tech backlash so MS are probably thinking they should be able to do the same...
2304 posts • joined 11 May 2007
Dog food her
Make her use the nhs. Make all mps use the nhs. We'll see how big a priority it is when it's their families needing treatment.
Re: Has to be within range
If the two possibilities are every machine in the world and every machine in wifi range then it's worth mentioning that the second is virtually 0 compared to the first.
re: *walks away laughing*
back to the 20th century?
Re: I dont care if you do or dont delete dilbert from your RSS feed
In fact I so don't care I'm going to write a little essay explaining how stupid you are...
Re: virtue signalling.
That's how I read your post Charlie. You think your opinion is just as righteous, don't you?
Re: Sense of proportion
It was supposedly a picture containing a phone number. Not trivial to regex that.
Dumb bug of the week: Outlook staples your encrypted emails to, er, plaintext copies when sending messages
Re: because they don't think anyone sends mail in plain text, nowadays
I expect they checked with their snooping powers and saw that no one sends mail in plain text...
Re: How long before Redmond sends in the shills
I wouldn't hold your breath. Like they give a fuck about the chatter on here.....
Re: Explicit sharing
So they defeat android's location permission dialogue? The only way to be safe if the permission dialog is lying is to not have a phone...
Re: because there was a better way.
That's just straight up wrong. Windows 10 still has the list of applications, grouped in folders if you like, that older Windows have. It's just the location of things in those lists that have changed. If you don't want to learn the new places (not new way, just new location) then you can search by name.
Windows 10 has been out long enough for you to have learned where stuff is. If you have to work on Windows you need to know this. If you don't need to know this, why are you moaning about it?
re: I paid a visit to a client using Windows 10. Couldn't find a bloody thing
Click start and type the name of the thing you want to run. This has worked since 8.
Re: it's well-engineered an unencumbered.
An unencumbered what? Terrible comment.....
Re: the Beeb don't do anything that is or requires a natural monopoly
Agreed. However, the BBC is required by law to be impartial. Commercial stations just have to make a profit and keep their owners happy. That's a pretty big difference and one that I think is worth paying for.
Re: Please someone tell me why I should pay the license fee?
Same reason that some of your taxes fund the roads even if you don't drive, the health service even when you're not poor and education though you're not a child.
This isn't a subscription service, it's a tax to fund a public broadcaster.
Re: Are you sure?
I blame the muslims!!!
Re: I can't fantasise about what I would do with the money if I don't buy a ticket.
You can. If you restrict your fantasies to the possible you're kind of missing the point....
Re: Oh yeah .....
DougS, you always do it the same way but you don't think what the OP says is possible. How would you know what's possible if you've never varied your approach?
Who are you talking to?
Re: How can releasing a free os 8 years after the machines shipped be called greed?
Because they spent effort locking it down rather than just giving a warning, and in doing so they introduced a reason for non-malware writers to try and crack the lock. Plenty of people know the "risks" of running on older hardware, some of them have the nous to be able to break Apple's lock. Once broken the lock then introduces potential vulnerabilities for all users.
Apple's only motivation in introducing the Lock is to stop older machines being upgraded. It's a greedy attempt to force users to buy new machines.
It's not tricky.
Because the wording is totally misleading.
Re: Already happened....
Someone got out of the wrong side of bed this morning!!
Cheer up grumpy, might never happen!!
Re: Time matters
People are using the web in ways I do not approve of! Down with this sort of thing!!
Re: one small segment of the political spectrum.
Are those opposed to fascism a small segment of the political spectrum?
Re: I haven't trusted Symantec since 2007
Fuck's sake! Do i have to start putting sarcasm tags round my posts now?
Re: Old certs surely?
If you think something's expired when it has a year to go then yeah.....
(That is some degree level thinking!!!)
Re: I haven't trusted Symantec since 2007
I don't know who Symantec are!
Re: Seriously. What are you running on your phone?
Yeah, leave it switched off, the battery lasts ages.....
Re: I think we agree updates are a good idea.
We agree security patches are a good idea. Using an update to remove functionality is not something most of us would agree with. If i buy a product i like to know what it can do, i don't expect it's capabilities to be restricted later by the manufacturer, certainly not without my consent...
Re: Since we're just talking consumer applications
Also, Node runs on the server.
Re: First they came for the nazis ...
Just sayin' you don't understand.
That poem in full:
First they came for the nazis
Once they'd gone the rest of us just got along with each other
Re: corporations are being intimidated into denying free speech
Nazis don't want free speech, they want to kill people who are different from them. So does the right to free speech override the right to life?
Re: Naming your release after a mess of coloured sugar and fat of dubious origin.
But all Android releases have sweet based names!
Oh, yeah, I get your point....
Re: I was identifying them as the source of needless tinkering with UI.
I think Apple are more likely to be the source of this change. How many designers want to copy ms? Google and Apple are seen as a lot more relevant, surely, and both have changed to flat designs.
Re: Shiny pretty
Obviously ms are to blame. Bastards!
Wait, what? In an article about all the different ububtu desktops you managed to decide ms are at fault?
Re: never learnt from the directX times
Someone doesn't know their activex from their directx. Who cares? MS bad!! Bad MS!!!
Oracle 'systematically denies' its sales reps their commissions, forces them to work to pay off 'debts', court told
Well i thought it was a little light hearted humour, certainly not worth this amount of angry responses.
Bunch of snowflakes.
Re: Any chance
Re: Almost inclined to believe him
Wanna buy a bridge?
Re: , it's natural to want to crush your opponents into dust
No. It isn't. It's natural to want to survive. Humans do that a lot better in groups than they do on their own.
Re: Why not?
Um, because you're tied to one supplier? Seems like an OS that runs on more than one manufacturer's devices would be sensible.
Re: The same if you get your information from Greenpeace!
You missed the "all" out. You're replying to a post about getting ALL your information from the anti-greenpeace side.
Re: Our whole carnivorous lifestyle could be at risk!
You're a carnivore? Really? You don't eat any plant matter and manage to survive purely off the flesh of animals? No Chilli? No Chocolate? Sounds fun......
An article about a new botnet
that's been up all day and only has 9 comments on it?
Normally you wouldn't be able to move in here for experts explaining how the problem was rooted in bad OS design.
That's just when the bot runs on Windows, obviously.
Re: Well, I don't know who's done what to whoever
It's just a language. You tell it what to do. The risk is in the code written, not the language itself. I'm sure node has a rigourous build process and plenty of testing.
Re: I make it a point not to contribute to projects with these sorts of guidelines
See, that's how you respond to codes of conduct you don't like. I'm sure the people working on those projects appreciate your absence.
Re: The guy rejects the SJW straight-jacket
Presumably he wants to dismiss people's opinions by just calling them names rather than engaging with them?
Honestly, listening to the white boys whine is getting so tedious.
See, it doesn't help the argument, it just pushes people apart.
From the comments it's obvious which side of the call you identify with, the hero Craig or his evil boss....