Re: The World Athletics men's 100m final
Try Oxford's Equality & Diversity Unit, but you have to look them in the eye when you make the claim!
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Try Oxford's Equality & Diversity Unit, but you have to look them in the eye when you make the claim!
I don't see how is diversity supposed to be good. Sure, there are situations when that statement is true, but it is very much case-by-case basis and I'm quite sure the cases where general diversity is a benefit is in the minority.
But terrorism won't change our ways of life!
Moxie and others who keep yapping about how Telegram is insecure must be fuming. Or at least peddling back saying "I meant potentially".
With net neutrality creeping away, continually increasing governmental and corporate surveillance (including directly from this fine government), and this ongoing culling of free speech (as melodramatic as it sounds), I do wonder how the internet is going to look like in 2020, the year that feels like when the new cycle is going to start.
Is it going to fix random resetting of various settings? Is it possible to disable driver updates now? Is it possible to handpick updates?
"Local media outlet iDNES.cz reported the breach ahead of T-Mobile's statement."
That outlet's parent company is owned by the Czech minister of finances, who also happens to be one of the richest people in the country (I guess this is what you call an oligarch). He probably just needed some data for his tax collection reform.
I use Telegram, but not for security - it's because of the featureset. If I was deeply concerned about security, I don't think I would trust their homegrown "unproven" crypto, or their yet-to-be-opensourced server. The code that's available is just for the clients.
On the other hand, Moxie said is "confident" in WhatsApp's encryption since he was involved in developing and implementing it.
The update policies, which include driver updates through Windows Update, alone deserve that kind of a rant. As does the amount of work one has to do to make the OS not "pretty good to use" as you claim, but "about as good as Windows 7 to use".
I'm not sure which "nice phones" you mean, but the newest ones (640, 950, etc) are very medicore in all aspects but the OS, which is... well, unready.
I'd just like to point out that HERE is not responsible for that "Maps" rubbish that Microsoft came up with.
While I've been using a Symbian smartphone as my primary phone for years now (808), I don't think they would be able to fix Symbian in time without some form of "burning platform (MeeGo)"... and as much as I like Symbian, I don't think it would be, at the time, the better choice of the two.
Of course, Microsoon came and made third, the worst choice, but that's another story.
I'm running W10M on 1020, it's not lightning speed, but perfectly usable (albeit only through the Insider Programme thanks to Microsoft being a bunch of lying scumbags). The hardware itself feels incomparably better than the 950(XL).
Diagnosing != curing
For me there still are plenty of reasons to continue using O12.
Dragonfly, the neat :config, :cpu and :plugins windows, M2, tab stacking works better, deletes new cookies on exit, etc...
It's Google. They have all the information.
Thanks for the offer, but I don't know why should I downgrade my hardware to get the newest OS.
And yes, MS did promise to update *every* WP8 device to W10M. At least twice. I understand they didn't update weak devices, like the 520, but not updating fully capable phones like the 1020 or 925 is just pure scumbaggery.
Edit: Looks like you copied the message weirdly from the shill central, it's really a pain to read.
The promise of arrival of W10M upon my device was the only reason why I hadn't thrown it away long time ago. I'm incredibly furious now. If this isn't planned obsolescence, I don't know what is.
How long will it take until the wankers in EU stop with that nonsensical favouritism of diesel? There's less tax on it in most places, for god's sake...
"there is no practical difference in exhaust between a modern Euro 5 or higher diesel and petrol in particulates."
Firstly, particulates are only one aspect. Secondly, there is "no practical difference" only according to the same tests that were fooled by VAG's software, right? Right.
"They can't tell if tighter limits will have a social benefit. It doesn't seem to be case in the German cities that've banned "filthy cars"."
You really don't know what you're talking about and you should stop embarrassing yourself. Ask people who live in Berlin what they think about the subject.
Why is every WP fan insisting on calling every single bloody thing "app"? Settings app? Do you call control panel on PC "control app"? Or do you call Explorer "Explorer App"? "Command console app"? "Run app"?
This has "Windows 10" written all over it with its tiny "learn more to see the advanced options to customise your settings to opt out of data slurping".
The original Windows Mobile was pretty good. I've used WM5.5 for years almost daily.
My mother was crushed when she learned WP8 can't have Pou.
"And it doesn’t appeal to business customers because it doesn’t have a keyboard, which makes it not a very good email machine."
I agree with that. Screw touch-only devices.
Actually, WP8 is much worse than W10. Then again, the cut-down version called W10M or whatever will probably be the same.
Wait, you expect added productivity from Microsoft, not just shiny toys? Where have you been for the last 5-6 years?
No, Microsoft created a platform with an astonishing potential, which was BRUTALLY MURDERED by INSANE limitations.
Sure, but first you need to know what the update actually does, and that's not something MS likes to tell.
Our goal is to provide experiences that work really well on all Windows devices.
Well, screw you and your stupid streamlining ideas. Why should something like Nokia 1020 have the same experience as Lumia 435? As Surface Pro?
FFS, this trend of lowest common denominators and protecting the idiots (we don't want to confuse our customers with options that might change something or God forbid with some settings that might limit the functions of the device) is so infuriating!
With that kind of argumentation, it's amazing Android is so popular, isn't it.
Not to mention, again, Flash is very easily blockable in a click-to-play fashion. Unlike HTML5.
As I said elsewhere:
Yes, it'll be great when all Flash advertisements with loud music become HTML5 ones and you'll need a 3rd party tool to block them. Absolutely the best thing along with killing off one of the most powerful and yet relatively easy to develop with tools on the web.
But hey, at least I was reminded of this site http://flashvhtml.com/
Can we cure them? Please?
I just don't get it. Smart fridge? Smart TV? Smart clock? What the bloody hell for? Why do people keep buying this rubbish?
> Did they really think no-one would notice?
It's not that people don't notice, most people either don't care are say something along the lines of "you can turn it off so it's not a problem".
As for the "killer-app", I think they believe it's Cortana and Universal.
OS used to be primarily an interface between you and the hardware. That improvement is in DX12, which probably isn't even an actual OS feature despite what MS claims.
So the rest is the UI, "apps", customization, data slurping.
In other words, OS is becoming (or has become) an interface between your data and the cloud.
You guys, how much do you think things like Linux driver quality and compatibility with obscure displays sells?
They don't have to be faster and cheaper
I've read many discussions and conclusions of reviewers saying something along the lines of "Why would I want AMD if Nvidia is just as good for the same price?"
AMD drivers are outrageously buggy
Yeah, people keep saying that while any bugs in nVidia's drivers are just some weird bug not worth mentioning or remembering. Confirmation bias, some say. I have yet to see some broad analysis of driver quality of both.
Note the similarity with the above.
After the Fury X reveal I don't think AMD will survive if Zen turns out to be not revolutionary with visible results on day 1. Most of the reviews and the majority of people I talked to were disappointed with it. How can a company survive when it needs to have products that are both stronger and cheaper so that consumers even consider it?
SatNad's motto is "Cloud first, mobile first", so the cure for flu is plague.
I feel pretty much the same, data harvesting should be opt-in, not hidden opt-out.
Additionally, I believe this is against some (?) EU regulations on data protection and I still believe someone whose self-expressive skills aren't sub-turnip should write a petition since I haven't seen any sign of any EU organs noticing what's going on, as usual.
However, I find the number of people ignoring, accepting, or even defending these practices rather disturbing. Has the 'civilized' society completely given up its demands for privacy and not being datamined for no benefit to it? Most of the apologists would respond to this something along the lines of "If you want privacy, don't upgrade" or even "Don't use the internet"... Oh well.
Not exactly on topic, but do you guys and gals think it would be worth it to send a petition to the EU regarding Microsoft's blatant scummery?
I asked a "European Parliament Data Protection Service Data Protection Officer" about it, and the response was "Our functions do not allow to provide you with a complete and satisfactory answer." and I was suggested to check out the petitions...
You can try asking them yourself, if you ever get a reply.
Yes, unreadable fine print hidden at the end of the (unlawful) agreement which is stowed in a locked filing cabinet in a disused toilet with a sign on the door saying "Beware of the leopard" is totally an agreement. How magical.
This things should come with explicit and informed agreement.
But hey, at least it isn't like WP8 where they upload all your primary contacts and calendar entries without telling you and without an option to opt out.
So what's worse, (mega)corporations slurping every bit of data they can get their hands on to use it for profit and providing it to unknown third parties (which includes state bodies), or (multi)national associations doing unknown level of surveillance in the name of "security" with the potential for political abuse?
I'm asking because I see a very notable imbalance in interest between the two.
As someone who uses both HERE and Ovi maps on my smartphones, I wonder what is the actual future of those. More specifically, what does it mean when the German 3 says "open, independent and value creating platform".
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