1932 posts • joined 9 Dec 2009
@Phil O'Sophical -- Re: Good for Charlemont!
Times change, and people have to be prepared to adapt, they cannot simply wait for "someone else" to hand out a solution.
Sorry, Phil. I'm not in that business, and those who would wait for me would have a long wait, indeed!
And if I were in that business, they probably wouldn't like my solution, anyway....
@NoneSuch -- Re: Easy Instructions
Downvoted only because I recently (successfully) upgraded my Win10 box to Linux mint. No reformatting of any existing NTFS disk or partition was required, and I can still see them in all their "glory" (or is that "gory"? In any case, they're still there....)
One could consider Step 3 fear-mongering.
Sounds like yet another instance of, "Just because you can do it, doesn't mean you should do it." MyffyW is right; what-the-fecking-fracking-feck is the point? Is the US military planning on launching a swarm of surveillance bees to oversee corn pollination in the Midwest? Or maybe a phalanx of suitably outfitted spy-bees will fly in (on command, of course) and work the spireas in front of a known drug lord's mansion. Or...
This is just another way of proving that these "researchers" have too much time...and too much money.
Re: To brew American beer.....
One of my favorite jokes from back in the day where Coors Banquet wasn't available nationwide.:
A gentleman in rural Colorado wanted to find out what it was about Coors beer that made it so popular in the American West. So he bought a can, and poured a small amount of it into a specimen container, and sent it off to a lab for analysis. One week later, he received a message from the lab that read: "Dear Sir, I am sorry to inform you that your horse has diabetes."
@Cynic_999 -- Re: @ toilet duk
So, you're angling to make Benedict Donald right when he (erroneously) states that you have to have an ID card to buy a loaf of bread. Seems to me, that that would be the prime mover to not have that happen; do you really think that even the likes of TMay would want to do anything to validate Herr Lügenführer Drumpf?
US Homeland Security installs AI cameras at the White House, Google tries to make translation less sexist
Wow, what a lovely early Christmas present for Australians: A crypto-busting super-snoop law passes just in time
Joe Belfiore, corporate veep of Windows, announced the plan, which was reported earlier this week. "Ultimately, we want to make the web experience better for many different audiences," he said.
The essence of manure is strong with this one. But OK, then...you really want to make the web "experience" (takes a quick breath, as a fresh waft of manure floats by in the presence of that phrase) better for may different audiences? Make Edge uninstallable!
And while you're at it, make Insecure Exposer uninstallable too!
[...] “will ensure there is better oversight and limitation of the powers in this bill, and better safeguards against potential unintended consequences”.
Well then, that should rightly scupper the whole thing, as the primary unintended consequence of this bill would be that everybody can (and will) have access to the backdoor.
Unless, of course, that is really an intended consequence of the bill....
Awkward... Revealed Facebook emails show plans for data slurping, selling access to addicts' info, crafty PR spinning
Re: If you start with the premise...
The comment about "let[ting] the updater loose" is interesting, in that I personally (and I suspect I am not alone) don't know how to contain the updater in the first place. How would one do it?
You know, this forum has a large number of really savvy posters (and a handful of ringers, too...but I digress). I would think that this group should be able to come up with a repeatable process to just shut the damn thing down. If it requires fiddling with a router or personal firewall, fine...just post the instructions (or a link to where such instructions exist). I have two new machines -- on with Win10 Pro and one w/ Win10 Home. The former will be converted to Linux as soon as I find that elusive round tuit. But the latter I need to be up and running, so I need it to be free of the malware that Windows Updates provide.
How can I do that? Please!!
Micros~1 -- take 2
Abrahams admitted that "it sounds very negative" but the new Microsoft likes to shovel
softbloatware into the hands of users as quickly as possible before adding too many bells and whistlesuseful features that may turn out to be unnecessaryactually work.
And yes, Mr. Abrahams, it actually does sound VERY negative...'cuz it is.
Claims about the secret filings first emerged in August, when the government wanted the backdoor to help their investigation into the MS-13 gang, one of
PresidentDonald Trump's favourite examples of crime gangsboogeymen.
Every fascist regime needs its boogeyman to distract the public, dontcha no?
And nobody gives a ...
America is going to fall drastically behind the rest of the world, particularly China, when it comes to high-speed broadband internet access, according to a new report.
And nobody gives a flying fuck.
The "providers"? Hell no, they'd have to spend money on infrastructure updates, and support equipment for users, and well...how's that gonna allow the head weenies to make their multi-million dollar bonuses each year? "We've got to protect our phony-baloney jobs, gentlemen!"
The gub'mint? Hell no, they will just trust in the magic power of "the market" to cause this wondrous thing called "broadband' to happen. (All the while conveniently ignoring that, in a monopoly environment like the one we have, there is no "market". And besides, upsetting the status quo might jeopardize the flow of corporate dollars into their campaign coffers, or perhaps endanger a post-gub'mint cushy do-nothing, phony-baloney job with the providers -- I'm looking at you Pai-boy!)
The consumer? Hell no, they don't even know that real broadband exists, most of them. And the ones that do (that 11%) either have too much money and are willing to pay the exploitive, monopolistic tariffs the "providers" demand.
So, situation normal...just a little cigar smoke...nothing to see here...move along, move along....
Re: Hey software, get the fuck out of the way!
If you are going to give software the ability to countermand the flight crew, then you need to have fault-tolerant redundant sensing systems in place to make sure that the systems on the plane have accurate information.
Or... you simply do not give the software the ability to irrevocably countermand the flight crew. Period.
@Iain 14 -- Re: Ignorance can be very powerful
You have to remember that, as POTUS, a lot of Trump's tweets are purely "administrative", e.g. today's "HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL!" tweet.
You're assuming that Agent Orange actually meant to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to all, including the residents of Orange County who just turned the county entirely blue, or anyone living in or near Chicago or New York City or Washington D.C., or anyone whose skin has a higher concentration of melanin than he has, or a woman who won't let a man arbitrarily "grab her pussy", or anyone of Hispanic descent, or anyone who worships something other than the Lutheran God of the Holy Trinity, or.... No, I would maintain that this, too, was a lie (or perhaps was sent by one of his staffers, who may actually believe the sentiment included therein).
Australia's 'snoop minister' wants crypto-busting law probe wound up, proposals back into parliament
Linux kernel Spectre V2 defense fingered for massively slowing down unlucky apps on Intel Hyper-Thread CPUs
Trump in Spaaaaaaace: Washington DC battles over who gets to decide the rules of trillion-dollar new industry
@StargateSg7 -- Re: StargateSg7?
I would NOT be surprised if Bombastic Bob and I were in fact related....OR....
I'd suggest more likely related to amanfromMars1, given your issues with English syntax.
Over the years, and with much practice and patience, I've managed to successfully parse most of amanfromMars1's posts. But I'm getting older, now, and life is too short to take the time to try and formulate a new parser for your posts. So sod off, and stop using old versions of Babelfish to translate whatever native language you purport to speak into English. I'd rather learn Python.
It's gotten SO BAD with Linux and C/C++ our company said screw this and went ahead and developed it's own Windows 10-like OS shell and remade the command line interface of Linux to PROPER ENGLISH! We remade LAMP into custom Windows 2016 server-like environment with a decent Active Directory WAN/ALN management system analogue!
We also REPROGRAMMED ALL OF LINUX using a customized version of EASY-TO-READ PASCAL SOURCE CODE that is FULLY COMMENTED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'll have some of what that guy is smokin'!
If at first or second you don't succeed, you may be Microsoft: Hold off installing re-released Windows Oct Update
Re: Say what you like about Teslas
e) A winter in Chicago.
For those of you from the Right side of the pond, consider a dry 20-25 mph wind which always seems to be blowing in your face, with an air temperature of roughly 20 degF, and full sun, not a cloud in the sky. Pretty, to be sure, but after a week of that, even the most strident CycleNazi will be clamoring for a trip to the store in a car.