3296 posts • joined 11 Aug 2009
What use is a chat client that commits ritual suicide every 15 minutes or so ?
It's been, I dunno, 5 or 6 updates where teams tries to update itself and decides kill itself instead - the only solution ? Download the new teams and install it ... how hard can it be for Teams:
1. to not kill itself
9999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999. cf 1.
10000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000. to fetch the update and install it
10000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001. to tell the user if 10000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000. fails for some reason ?
alpha code released again ...
Wow, what a lovely early Christmas present for Australians: A crypto-busting super-snoop law passes just in time
Because I removed viri from computers in a hell desk, for a short period, I had complete n00bs on the line, who were offered to follow instructions on the web for free or would pay for hand-hold.
I start saying: Fomr now on, you do exactly as I request, after each step I will ask you what you see on screen.
1. Can you see the space bar on your keyboard, to the left of that is the Alt key, Ok, to the left of that is a key with a flag, hit that one please and tell me what you see.
I sometimes lose my temper ... especially after going through a procedure five times in a row and she still forgets halfway through ,.... she was supposed to have written it down ...
Re: The passing of an age
I don't think they can get rid of IE 11, firstly it's the only browser left that can run Java and secondly there's far too many enterprise websites (i.e. slapped-together crap that has never seen an update) that depend on it.
Who in their right mind wants to run Java in a browser ? No, that was not a joke of yours, or you forgot the joke icon .... bollocks, your opinion does not count! As for the proprietary web interfaces, well, congrats, you have learned a lesson today:
Buying proprietary software is bad, bad, bad!
When you go shopping for replacements, avoid proprietary software.
Re: This sh*t again?
Either the downvoters have seen the code and then, maybe, they are right, I doubt it, though ... no code, sending data, non-compliant until proven compliant, which mean opensource the code sending said data.
Dutch watchdog is already taking care of Office 365. Office 365 online is definitely NOT GDPR-compliant, or were you asked, if yes, why was I not asked ?
US told to quit sharing data with human rights-violating surveillance regime. Which one, you ask? That'd be the UK
Re: When someone bad mouths you--what do you think?
"one of the many good things he's done" ? Oh, I assume you have one example ? I know you used a plural there, but I cannot think of a single one.
As for the UK, you're too kind, not only have they not chosen to take over the world, they lied to the people about lorries stuffed with cash coming, got the vote they wanted, and are now digging a big hole to bury themselves into.
I read BBC and Guardian, for both it's heavily salted, with a bullet-proof-bullshit-detector. BTW, I also read USian, German, French, and Dutch press, using the same salt & detector. All I can say is they are all pretty hostile to Trump. I read UK tabloid press when I need a bad joke, no, I do not need my detector for that, I tried once, it fired for every third word.
Re: Also in this build...
Candy Crush is bringing in moneys to MS, you have to remove it, it should not come back - I did some years ago, have not seen it come back, yet!
Telemetry should be opt-out by default according to GDPR, small claims court ?
"disabling web search when you're just trying to launch VLC" -> Basically, disable Cortana in GPO and web search.
No, I have not tried those instructions, but after a quick look, it appears to be that.
One moment ... is that "Yearly" ... because ... we have exceeded 3 days of downtime over the last 30 days....
Office 365, Exchange, MFA and, what was the other, again ? For me, MFA outage lasted roughly 30 hours ... between 25 and 30 - not sure if my system was caching something, anyway ...
Yes, it is funny, not really for the poor sods who rely on it ... I am forced to use it and no, never will I rely on it ... service is too flaky and they're too nosy.
It was a lit CeBIT see, got teeny weeny, world's biggest tech show yearly party... closed its German fest's doors yesterday
I had that half a dozen updates ago (TBH, it might even have been Windows 7, I mean ....), I created the C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop folder in question, waited a few seconds, then HARD reboot, and all was good ... memory vanes, but I think I could access task manager (taskmgr.exe) and from there get to elevated cmd.exe to create it ... then again ... if they re-implemented this "feature" it might actually be by design ... nobody knows ... these cheeky buggars, making our life harder after each update. I am tempted to switch to Linux, but there is not fun in that, <sarcasm>"it just works!"</sarcasm>
It doesn't work with Docker, K8s right now, but everyone's going nuts anyway for AWS's Firecracker microVMs
Re: pleaded guilty to concealing and failing to report his family's fraud scheme
Upvoted for the laugh ...
But, you have to distinguish crimes from mere offences.
If you are a witness to a crime, and fraud is a crime, then you must report it.
You do not have to report offences, you may, in which case you will get laughed at at the police station, but you can at least.
Microsoft menaced with GDPR mega-fines in Europe for 'large scale and covert' gathering of people's info via Office
7 seconds ? Yeah, had that also, then after a few spring/fall interations, back to about 45 seconds ... yes, even with an SSD. I am talking "cold to desktop", time includes bootup to wallpaper (25-35 seconds), me clicking and waiting for windows to display the password field (there is only one user on here) this second tat alone takes longer than it takes Linux to boot, then once I have entered my password, I need to wait anywhere between 10 and 20 seconds for the "start menu" to be openable - showing an unusable desktop does not count as logging on ... I hit the magic key on the keyboard as soon as I see the "start menu button" and wait for the start menu to pop up - that is when I call Windows actually doing something and even then, windows is still busy doing shit Bohr knows what and the computer is barely usable.
I do have SQL Database, PostgreSQL, and Office installed (doubt Firefox and Chrome affect boot time). HP Elitebook 850, i5, 16Gb RAM, Dual SSD.
Linux, on the other hand, been through several updates as well, 3 seconds cold to desktop (WITHOUT systemD!), I type my password fast ... but that holds for both.
I do have db2, PostreSQL, MariaDB, Oracle database and LibreOffice installed on Linux ;-).
Dutch cops hope to cuff 'hundreds' of suspects after snatching server, snooping on 250,000+ encrypted chat texts
Re: A glitch in a Soyuz
It may have been identified, but it has not been corrected. For a start, it has already happened and is therefore beyond correction.
I obviously mean the manufacturing fault has been identified and procedures adhjusted, meaning any newly built soyuz will NOT have this manufacturing fault.
Soyuz capsules don't have "escape pods".
True, they landed in the crew capsule. Sorry!
As to Roscosmos security track record, read this:
Not saying accidents will not happen, just that their death toll is incredibly low, especially considering all the humans they put into orbit ...
A glitch in a Soyuz
Just to get this story straight: The fault that caused a soyuz to misbehave and crew to climb to the escape pod has been identified and corrected. No BS with people blaming others or withholding information (Challenger, anybody ?), or escape routes too long and pods too far away for the nauts to gets out.
Whatever you say, the Russians have a track record nowhere near anybody else when it comes to space missions, like, 4 deaths in almost 70 years ? [have not checked] Their kit is rudimentary, but it usually does the job nicely - shit sometimes happens AND gets fixed ...
I do not like the Russian President or his Administration, but Roscosmos definitely know what they are doing!
Gates had tried to buy Allen's shares at a low price in 1983.
Source for this ? Paraphrasing Allen: I came into the office one afternoon unexpectedly as I was undergoing cancer treatment and overheard Steve and Bill discuss diluting my shares. I burst in ... That was very unpleasant, possibly the worst day in my life.
Re: Mine is fine
Don't worry, you were left out due to a bug in the last update, next update will "upgrade" your models as well to the new experience!
You guyz are techies, I assume, do you seriously run Windows Update on those ? Better be sure your box is immune b4 you install ... you check model numbers or something ? Hat's off to your bravery!
Friendly territory to NSA/FBI means vassal state ... USian "low enforcement" have been abducting poor sods and killing them on military airports in Poland as well ...
The US low enforcement has more power abroad than that home, because, after all, us foreigners are Untermenschen ... according to them ...
Re: Expect more
How about Arial font ? To name but one ... This story is as if Al Capone were to grab a thief in the streets because he stole an orange ... double standards, not even funny anymore ... as for my UK fellow countrymen ... GHCQ is spying on Airbus as I type ;-) ... they all do it ... US is one of very few that gets away with trials, though ...
Microsoft has signed up to the Open Invention Network. We repeat. Microsoft has signed up to the OIN
Apache OpenOffice, the Schrodinger's app: No one knows if it's dead or alive, no one really wants to look inside
Re: Aw look a $ sign instead of the S
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Re: Counting is not so easy.
Then there are derivatives and rebranding, such as NeoOffice, which can also make difficult to get accurate user base figures for either LibreOffice or Apache OO.
NeoOffice is not a rebrand! NeoOffice has a different ui implementation and is much better integrated into OS X. Read https://www.neooffice.org/neojava/en/faq.php They were the first to port OpenOffice to OS X' Aqua ui.
OpenOffice only released a native OS X version in 2008 (version 3.0), NeoOffice had a working one, with a few bugs in 2003 ...
Re: Reminder for macos users
Sounds like a tiny handful of extensions piggy-backing on a massive piece of FOSS development that some arsehole thinks they can charge money for. Perhaps you have missed out 30 dollars' worth of other improvements.
It does, I totally agree, BUT, in this case, it is different.
IMPORTANT SIDE NOTE: This is GPL'd software, you buy once, share will all your mates ;-) https://www.neooffice.org/neojava/en/faq.php
NeoOffice was created back in the day when there simply was no OpenOffice version for OS X... well, there was, but it ran in an X server, thus had weird behaviour on Mac.
These NeoOffice guys basically rewrote the ui and integrated the package well with MacOS X !
So, in the old days, they brought you something you could not get elsewhere, a Mac version of OpenOffice. I gave them $50 roughly 15 years ago ... iirc
What a relief!
One moment, Google illegally scooped up localisation data from people over a period of six months and get away with it .... crime pays off nicely, then, and all is fine ... and google harassing you with ads of a disliked competitor of the local DIY store or clothes store you visited over the course of those 6 months is fine, right ?
"We at Google take the privacy of our users^H^H^H^H^Hproducts very seriously and would never do anything with the data we collected. We at Google do not even know why it was collected, we suspect it must have been a bug and we are very sorry."
Google laughing all the way to some Cayman Islands bank ...
PS: You can replace Google with Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, Twatter, Instagram, Amazon, you name it ...