* Posts by rmullen0

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Kubernetes caretaker auditions for Hoarders; takes in another open source project

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Why would anyone want to use any of this?

Speaking of normal people being baffled, I have no idea why anyone would want to use microservices, Docker, or Kubernetes. As far as I'm concerned doing software development like that is just insanity. I'm starting to think that people are just lemmings all too willing to follow fellow idiots off a cliff doing things that make absolutely no sense. It is group think and brainwashing if you ask me. It is all designed to make corporations like Microsoft and Amazon more money.

It's official. Microsoft pushes Google over the Edge, shifts browser to Chromium engine

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Does this mean you will be able to do simple things like backup your favorites?

I thought it was pathetically lame that Edge changed how Favorites are stored and basically obfuscated and hid them so that you can't back them up. I liked IE better where they were just files in the file system. Apparently something so simple is no longer fashionable.

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Edge reset Adblock Plus settings

Does anyone else have he problem where Edge keeps resetting Adblock Plus settings? I have this on several computers. It's been going on for awhile now and is very annoying. I'm wondering if it's just me. I'm wondering if something got corrupted in my profile. However, as I mentioned, it's a problem on several computers. My suspicion has been that Microsoft is intentionally trying to make it not work.

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Re: "What's next? Windows 11 will be based on 7 UI?"

Sounds like your problem is that you are viewing, CNN, fake news's website.

Microsoft to staff: We remain locked and loaded with US military – and will keep adding voice to AI ethics debate

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Re: We can’t expect these new developments to be addressed wisely...

Good point. Microsoft and the government are a match made in heaven. Both INCOMPETENT. Though, I would argue that the whole way of developing software with languages with no array bounds checking is gross incompetence in general. The fact is that companies like Microsoft don't care about security. They care more about jamming garbage like Cortana and random other garbage down your throat than making their software secure. Besides that, they worked with the NSA when designing Windows Vista and admitted it. No doubt they have continued that relationship and you can pretty much guarantee that they put back doors in. Just like when people from the NSA were on that encryption committee trying to bully other nations into accepting their back doored algorithm. Never mind that fact that the push into forcing you to put everything in the cloud is also completely insecure and untrustworthy.

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The military has nothing to do with defending the country

The military is not used for defending the country, it is used to steal resources from and control other countries. The Department of Defense should be renamed to the Department of War. The military budget needs to be drastically cut. 51% of the overall budget is ridiculously out of hand. Especially when you consider that we spend more on our military than the next 9 countries combined. The corrupt incompetents running our country can't even run out country in a competent manner, yet they have to meddle with every other country and topple governments left and right. The United States is a rogue nation and has been for a long time since before Trump. Furthermore, the war criminals running this country need to be held to account. Until that happens, things will continue to get worse.

Memo to Microsoft: Windows 10 is broken, and the fixes can't wait

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Remote Desktop problems

Is anyone else having problems with Remote Desktop after upgrading? I use the Windows 10 legacy Remote Desktop Connection application, not the Window Store one because historically I have found it to work better. After upgrading, I now have to try at least a couple times usually to connect from home to work. This is over a 80 Mbps Comcast connection. The problem is that it hangs on connection and I have to close the app and try again. I am hoping that Microsoft fixes this as I rely on this to work remotely. Luckily it has never completely got stuck like I have seen in Windows 7. Until this update, Remote Desktop has worked great on Windows 10. The other issue I've ran into is the Task Manager CPU usage being wrong.

Microsoft points to a golden future where you can make Windows 10 your own

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Pathetic

With all due respect, that small number of apps that can be uninstalled is pathetic. This isn't revolutionary at all. What they should do is make it more like Linux where you can even install it without the GUI. And how about being able to uninstall Cortana? The truth is, if you really want to be able to customize your system, Windows doesn't cut it. I'm a Windows user primarily, so, I am not partisan and just trying to pick on Microsoft. I am just pointing out FACT. This lack of configurability is a long standing issue and I don't see why it is even worth mentioning that you can uninstall the apps listed in the article if that is all it is.

Intel rips up microcode security fix license that banned benchmarking

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When will it be safe to by a new system?

My question is when will it be safe to by a new system and not have it have a huge performance hit due to these vulnerabilities? Do the latest CPUs have the vulnerabilities? I want to get a new computer, but, I want to wait until this has been resolved. I have a feeling that may not happen anytime soon.

You won't believe this but... everyone hates their cable company: Bombshell study lands

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Re: What is 'Rent-Seeking'?

"Rent seeking" is pretty much all of Wall Street. All they do is blood suck off people who actually do something useful. Nothing more than leeches.

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Let me explain why cable is as bad as it is

Because our government has been completely BRIBED and BOUGHT by these corporations, no thanks to the Supreme Court in their infinite wisdom deciding that money is free speech. Not to mention the revolving door between government and the corporations. Just wait and see, Ajit Pai will be cashing in once he is out of the FCC Just like Obama did once he got out of office, giving speeches for $400K a piece.. Ajit Pai is one of the most rotten and corrupt people in the United States. Right up there with Mick Mulvaney and Scott Priutt. Anti-government fascist criminals. 100% of Republicans and about 95% of Democrats in Congress are literally bought CRIMINALS who do not represent the people. They represent corporations like Comcast who value nothing but transferring wealth from the bottom to the top. The best way to deal with the cable companies is get Internet only and nothing else. Then use over the air TV. TV in general is a total waste. Nothing by constant commercials. I pretty much never watch TV anymore. I get all my information off the Internet where I can block the ads. Additionally, corporate media is for all practical purposes, nothing more than propaganda. This country should be ashamed.

Game over for Google: Fortnite snubs Play Store, keeps its 30%, sparks security fears

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All the power to them

A 30% cut to Google to do basically nothing is extortion. Screw Google and Apple for creating walled gardens.

Only a day late and a dollar short, Google: Now its cloud cozies up to Microsoft's GitHub

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Please explain how any of this is better

Personally, I feel that DevOps, microservices, and this whole new way of doing things is a complete scam. I don't see how any of this is better than the old way of doing things. Maybe it makes sense for large corporations, but, for something like intranet apps, it is total overkill and a complete waste of time. On top of that, it is also a complete wasted of money. I am sick and tired of this stuff being water boarded down my neck. Managers are all too eager to lap this stuff up. There should be a requirement that anyone who manages developers has to have actually been a developer. Too often they are not. All they do push whatever the latest buzzword is on you whether it makes sense for a project or not. Docker is a complete scam as well. It is a total joke to think that it and microservices in any way improve things, make things simpler or more reliable. It does not. Not by a long shot. All it does is complicate things and make a complete waste of time. If any of these managers had a clue, if they had actually written an application before, then, maybe they wouldn't be constantly pushing this garbage. The state of web development is a complete joke also. Nothing but JavaScript hell. If you aren't doing single page web applications, you aren't cool. Well, there is more to constantly trying to keep up with the trendy cool kids. It's called getting meaningful work done. As for me, I will be doing my best to stick to doing things following KISS as much as possible. And that means doing my best to avoid using any of this garbage. I just hope I can fend off the morons for another 10 to 15 years when I hope to retire, assuming Trump doesn't completely devalue my retirement savings in the process of blowing up the economy.

You can take off the shades, squinting Outlook.com users. It has gone dark. Very dark

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Re: My middle aged eyes prefer the dark background

Also, I would like to add, that I wish the PC makers would stop using gloss screens for monitors on laptops. They are absolutely horrible. The matte ones from a decade ago are much better. Much less glare and reflection. Apple's gloss screens in particular are terrible. Try reading something with a light behind you. You are blinded be the reflection of the light. I have a cheap HP laptop with a matte screen from a decade plus ago which is vastly superior to the monitor on my MacBook Air. Also, the MacBook Air, while running Windows, doesn't let you turn the brightness down far enough. The HP doesn't have that problem. Lose the gloss monitors please.

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My middle aged eyes prefer the dark background

I'm glad they are adding dark theme support. I hope they do it to all their apps. Also, I'm glad they added Nightlight mode to Windows 10. A lot of the LED monitors are too bright, even when set to the lowest brightness settings. I would switch everything to dark mode if I could. 25 years of black on white is enough for me. I'm ready for something different. Also, I am happen with the new flat UI now. It looks a lot better than all previous versions of Windows. Windows 7 looked cheesy and lame. Also, I'm glad that they finally have some halfway decent pictures that they display on the desktop now. Much better than XP grass hill picture.

Microsoft Visual Studio Code replumbed for better Python taming

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Visual Studio Code != Visual Studio 2017

Visual Studio Code is not the same thing as Visual Studio 2017. Some of you seem to be confused about that.

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If you want proper Intellisense, use a statically typed language

like C#, a superior language.

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Re: explaining Jedi

Microsoft "rolled their own thing" because it is not just for Python. It started out with C# and Visual Basic.

Open plan offices flop – you talk less, IM more, if forced to flee a cubicle

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Re: What about disturbing others?

If you like being interrupted, it sounds like you don't care about doing a good job or being productive. Constantly being interrupted is not conducive to being productive. I am a lot more productive when I work from home for the simple fact that I can concentrate on what I am doing without being constantly interrupted. When I am in the office, my productivity plummets.

Microsoft tries cutting the Ribbon in Office UI upgrade

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LOL 53 down votes! You hit that one out of the park! I wonder if anyone every got triple digit down votes... The ribbon looks like Microsoft blew chunks all over the screen to me. Can't stand that thing. I will complain for another 10 years. Maybe by then, the world will end, Microsoft will go under, or finally come to their senses and put the ribbon out of its misery like they should have before committing crimes against humanity by releasing it in the first place.

Cisco cancels all YouTube ads, then conceals cancellation

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Re: CNN started this, they want to defund independent media

Because he was singled out in the "investigation" that CNN did trying to get all the advertisers to pull their adds from YouTube. Fear mongering them, making an issue out of nothing, claiming that YouTube is full of white supremacist and pedophile channels. The truth of the matter is that YouTube is a competitor of CNN. Jimmy Dore has been critical of CNN and that's why he was singled out. He doesn't blindly accept everything that the government say like CNN does. An example, is the Syrian gas attack which looks like a total fraud and a false flag. CNN doesn't do journalism. All they do is push propaganda for the establishment. Keep in mind that when you watch the establishment media, the people you see are not actual journalists. They are more like actors. They are paid to not tell you the truth. They are paid to tell you what the corporations want you to think. It is funny that you should mention "uncritically believing" something. Because that is exactly what the mainstream media does. They do nothing bug propagate lies from the CIA to drum up fear so that the military industrial complex can keep making money.

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CNN started this, they want to defund independent media

Do not trust mainstream media such as CNN, MSNBC, or Fox News. All they do is spew propaganda and promote war. Now they are coming after YouTube trying to attack a competitor and get independent media such as Jimmy Dore defunded. They labelled him as a conspiracy theorist and lumped him in with pedophiles and white supremacists. Boycott CNN.

Microsoft's latest Windows 10 update downs Chrome, Cortana

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They need to make it more modular, trim features, and reduce the Windows updates

I have felt this way for a long time. Microsoft needs to trim Windows down so that it is more minimal. The worst thing about it are the Windows updates. I have several computers and a couple of them are low end NUCs. It is a huge chore keeping them up to date. I probably spend at least an 8 hour day updating them every month. There's patch Tuesday, but, they also throw in at least 1 or 2 other unscheduled updates every month as well. The stinking AV software is a huge tax on the system as well. It probably adds a good 40% slowdown overall. Also, OneDrive, Office updates, and .NET updates slow things down a lot.

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I agree that both telemetry and Cortana both suck. I didn't realize that you could now turn of Cortana because I was using the registry key to do it before. There aren't really a whole lot of new features though. There are a few nice ones like having SSH bundled, curl, and a more polished UI. Windows 7 was a steaming pile. As far as I'm concerned 10 is a lot better, other than Cortana and giving away all privacy. Though if one truly cared about those things, they wouldn't be using Microsoft software to begin with. They worked with the NSA on Vista. I have no reason to believe anything has changed in that regard since then. Therefore it is safe to assume the software is completely untrustworthy.

if dev == woman then dont_be(asshole): Stack Overflow tries again to be more friendly to non-male non-pasty coders

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As if men aren't condescended to as well

I almost never see women post on any technical sites. Men are condescending to other men all the time. I swear people are just bored an need something to do to make issues out of this.

Amazon: For every dollar of op. profit going into Bezos' pockets, 73 cents came from AWS

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Everyone get out your wallets

And pick your favorite monopolist to give all your money like a bunch of lemmings. The cloud is just a way for billionaires to bilk you. And all the know-it-all IT managers are all too willing to do it. Even when it makes no sense. Why be an owner, when you can be a renter.

ISO blocks NSA's latest IoT encryption systems amid murky tales of backdoors and bullying

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NSA helped Microsoft "secure" Windows Vista

Never forget that Microsoft worked with the NSA when designing Windows Vista. I vaguely remember Mark Russinovich saying something about fighting the "bad guys" or something like that. Yeah, right. Then, when Snowden leaked information about the NSA in 2013, he acted surprised. Nice act. With the cloud, things have only gotten worse.

Apple unleashes FoundationDB as an open source project

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Re: Can someone explain in simple terms what this is and why I'd want to use it?

And BTW, for the others that don't support "multi-row transactions." How is a single row transaction even considered a transaction? It sounds more like a joke to me.

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Re: Can someone explain in simple terms what this is and why I'd want to use it?

Multi-row transactions are a big deal? SQL has only had this for what, 40 years? Personally, I am sick of having this NoSQL crap forced into projects that have no business using it by people who don't know what they are doing and who apparently only care about padding their resume or putting on a show.

Modern life is rubbish – so why not take a trip down memory lane with Windows File Manager?

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Bring back DOSEDIT

Personally, I with Microsoft would bring back or create a text based editor similar to DOSEDIT. Then, get it working on Linux so that you don't have to use a Linux's horrible editors like vi or emacs. Nano is a piece of garbage also.

Microsoft Office 365 and Azure Active Directory go TITSUP*

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Re: FIVE NINES!!!!!

At my work, they just switched to Office 365 from running local Exchange servers. And guess what, now, local mail delivery is slower now. Who could have every foreseen that. By all means people, lap up everything the corporations tell you and help fatten their wallets being a slave to them.

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Re: FIVE NINES!!!!!

Yeah, funny how all the added complexity being employed that is supposed to make things more reliable ends up making it less reliable. I think a lot of people in IT are just bored, so, they come up with overly complicated systems to try to puff themselves up and pad their resumes. Cloud and micro-services is the current trendy thing to do. Never mind if it has any benefits. You have to do it or you're not cool. Sorry, but, I'm not buying into a total load of BS.

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Re: Outlook.com email was screwed up on Sunday night/Monday for me

I'm not talking about work email. I'm talking about my personal email. OK, so, I could setup dynamic DNS and get my own domain and setup my own email server. That is a lot to do for just one person and not something that 99.999% of people do. And yes, the cloud and these corporations cannot be trusted. What do you do for email? Run your own server?

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Outlook.com email was screwed up on Sunday night/Monday for me

Microsoft had problems with Outlook.com earlier in the week. It said it couldn't access my mail box starting Sunday night. Then it said that my account was terminated. Luckily, that wasn't the case, but, it was a pretty alarming message to receive. I'm thinking they must have deleted and recreated my account when they did a restore or something. Pretty scary though. I'm not even sure who I would contact if they somehow deleted my account. All my important email goes there. I would be screwed if I lost that account. Issues like this are precisely why I don't trust the cloud. I found a status page that can be checked at https://portal.office.com/servicestatus. I need to figure out the best way to start backing up my email.

Intel admits a load of its CPUs have Spectre v2 flaw that can't be fixed

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Re: So since Intel have now confirmed that are unwilling to fix...

"Sure, Intel can put a lot of resources into fixing 8+ year old chips, which are probably used by less than 3% of the market... but doing so will likely stop Intel from providing good raises or other benefits for its employees"

Yeah, right, this is just like how all the companies immediately gave their employees raises and created new jobs when the Trump tax cuts for the rich and corporations went through. It didn't happen. They did stock buy back instead.

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"So how many holes and hack points do you create per hour on that lovable hunk-o-junk o'yours ?"

What makes you think this person doesn't have their software up to date? I have a HP xw4600 which works great. All my software is completely up to date. And Windows 10 runs better now than the versions of Windows that were released at the time I bought the computer.

Not everyone is into throwing their money away on unnecessary upgrades and filling landfills with e-waste.

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A 2011 or older CPU may otherwise work just fine

The author of the article made it seem like CPUs older than 2011 weren't in use that much. So, it isn't that big of a deal if they aren't patched. I have an Intel Core Duo 3+ GHz that may be that old. I have had it for years, and it has continued to work fine. Performance hasn't been an issue at all. In fact, I think Windows 10 runs better on it, than the older Microsoft garbage. I'm not looking forward to being forced into upgrading a system that has been totally solid and problem free. Some of us don't feel the need to throw out perfectly good hardware for upgrades we don't need or want every couple years. I hope that there continues to be at least a software patch for it.

Here's the list of Chinese kit facing extra US import tariffs: Hard disk drives, optic fiber, PCB making equipment, etc

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Except that both the corrupt political parties in the US are for these "free" trade deals. You act as if the Republicans are against this. Not by a long shot. Just wait and watch. If Trump keeps this up, he will be treading on thin ice. The 1% puppet masters aren't going to like it. Then get ready for the deep state to step in even more than they are now.

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Re: I'm with Mr. T on this one

Goldman Sachs are a bunch of scumbags. Good for China for not letting them in. Goldman Sachs is the worst of the worst. Massive tax cuts/theft for the billionaire 1% anyone? Never mind their privatization of roads.

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Should have happened decades ago

I don't think Trump knows what he's doing, but, this is something that should have happened decades ago. Complete industries shouldn't be outsourced and moved in order to use slave labor. But, that is the epic fail of a capitalist system that we live in. A completely unsustainable system that is destroying the planet.

Watchdog growls at Tesla for spilling death crash details: 'Autopilot on, hands off wheel'

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Re: Don't be naive

I don't have a problem with the companies trying to get this to work. However, I do have a problem that they are already deploying it to the public when it is not ready for prime time. They aren't just putting the driver of the vehicles at risk. They are putting everyone else at risk as well. Like the lady walking her bike across the street that got ran over.

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Don't be naive

Is anyone naive enough to think that these car companies are going to be able to create self driving cars that work reliably? They run on software and hardware that is programmed. Programs have bugs in them. That is a fact. Look how many times you have to patch your computer. It is nothing but a constant stream of bug fixes. I don't trust these self driving cars at all. And the IDIOTS in the government and at these corporations are perfectly fine using unsuspecting bystanders as guinea pigs. How about the morons at the car companies first focus on building efficient vehicles and improve battery technology. Maybe they could take time away from lobbying the government to weaken environmental laws and the emissions standards and spend that making vehicles that are less damaging to the planet. Also, said IDIOTS are making these vehicles internet enabled. I'm sure no one will hack them. Like what happened to Michael Hastings when he went up against the deep state.

Shaking up the Nad Men: Microsoft splits up into 'cloud' and 'edge'

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Re: Hmm "the Nad men"

True. Does the word "devices" really belong at the top level? They already gave up on that. And the word "experiences" has just always been annoying. They come up with these stupid names and try to throw a bunch of marketing hype at you and then never really make meaningful changes. Like creating a product that doesn't have to be constantly patched for security holes. One of the things that sticks in my craw is the fact that the Store apps constantly open tons of firewall rules. You can delete them, and the next time the apps are patched, the rules get put right back in again. They need to fix the fundamentals instead of constantly larding things up with whatever the latest fad is. Like Cortana. A bunch of useless hype if you ask me. And no thanks to cloud too. All it is is a way for Microsoft to line their pockets.

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Re: How to further alienate your customers

My thoughts exactly. Will this what finally pushes me to give up on Microsoft and switch to Linux? The bottom line is closed source software cannot be trusted in this age of massive privacy violation. These corporations think they can do whatever they want. Sorry Microsoft, you can only push us so far. You need to either open up and give customers more control over how they use your software, or, you will continue losing market share. I predict they do continue to lose market share. And it will be because they deserve it.

Nest reveals the first truly connected home

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What's the compressed air for?

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Except when you turn it off, it is not actually off.

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Speaking of bricking devices, this is exactly what Acurite is doing with their cloud based service that reads temperature sensors. etc. A product that they only released in September of 2016 is already being killed off and customers are being forced to upgrade. That is the beauty of cloud services. The corporation has the power to do whatever it wants, and you have no say whatsoever.

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Anyone that buys these products deserves to be spied on and have their privacy violated

The subject line pretty much says it all. Yeah, I want a thermostat that has a camera in it and a mic so I can be surveiled 24 x 7. That sounds like a great idea given how out of control and corrupt our government is. I'm sure the oligarchs a Google would never conspire and work with the NSA and other government agencies who violate the citizens 4th amendment rights on a massive scale already. Then again, anyone with a smart phone has already given away all their rights.

The Java release train is moving faster, but will developers be derailed?

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Sounds like a total train wreck

Oracle is completely incompetent. As far as I know, NetBeans doesn't even support Java 9 yet, and they are already moving to Java 10? And dropping support for SOAP? Oracle is a complete joke. Java deserves to die with a company like Oracle ruining it.

Java EE renamed 'Jakarta EE' after Big Red brand spat

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Re: Do-over?

Microservices is an even bigger fail than Java EE.

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