Just don't enter too much or it'll crash (32-bit Notepad ;-)
Most exploits from the construction kits call either Notepad or the calculator as proof.
Welcome to The Register's Twelve Borks of Christmas (12BoC), a final festive hurrah for digital signage silage and, behind today's window, a reminder that wherever Windows might turn up, Notepad has always got your back. Snapped by a keen-eyed Register reader, this ATM outside a branch of UK grocery shop Sainsbury's does not …
Sainsburys / Argos have got no idea about IT.
Sainsburys Bank for car insurance. Password must be entered twice but cannot copy and paste. MORONS
Argos - ordered item of furniture. Only one date option for delivery. Would not accept . Eventually crashed out but order was placed. Attempt to contact them to confirm date. No way to do this, but pleasantly surprised to receive phone call confirming date so they are obviously aware of problem.
Received email - Please review your item. Was pleased with product so thought will do review. Fill in positive review. Receive banner screen - "You have ad blocker switched on. Please turn off to submit review". Why are thy tracking me for a review - MORONS.
Find a link to contact them. "You have ad blocker. Turn off to continue" - TRIPLE MORONS
"Meanwhile I shall shop elsewhere with someone smarter than you. Have fun!"
Dozens if not hundreds if not thousands of sites get a bit shirty when you have:-
- An adblocker
Some are downright offensive if it detects an adblocker. Those get blocked entirely and I go somewhere else.
Little Snitch is a wonderful tool for sorting out what you can block and what you can't.
Even sites that were working suddenly throw up a load more ad slinging and data slurping domains.
The only reason- as far as I'm aware- they ask you to enter a password twice is to ensure that you didn't inadvertently make a typo. (*) So allowing the user to cut and paste from the first one would defeat the whole point.
(*) This isn't a big deal when simply logging on- as you can try again- but if you're changing your password and set it to something other than what you intended, you could lock yourself out. On the other hand, that's the only time I can recall *having* to enter it twice anyway. Unless Sainsbury's require it for a regular login?
Windows is not a good system for unattended devices but its the management's choice because its "good for graphics". You find this mindset all over -- its one of the reasons why Windows is the backbone of industrial machinery, you find it literally everywhere.
Its Christmas. I prefer not to think about the implications.
> I believe developers are just more used to Windows.
Basically all CS programs teach in Linux and the vast majority of development on most platforms (including the currently dominant cloud dev) is done in Linux. Devs are plenty familiar with the OS, for the vast majority of us moreso than Windows because we also run Linux or an Apple device for our dev environment itself. I've worked in this embedded device area and while both OSes were used Windows Embedded was more popular overall for this kind of stuff because all tradeoffs considered it was usually the better choice. (edit: and to be abundantly clear, the choice in my experience was never "cuz graphics")
I know MiCroShaF$T BaD WinDOZZZZZE etc is the required attitude among the lay Linux users, but devs see two pieces of software which each have merits. Sorry we live in a nuanced world.
Acting as on-site smart hands, my laptop (Via a docking station - Serial port), console cable plugged into a switch.
He initially contacted me via IM & remoted in fine, but instead of continuing to use Skype/Lync, would issue his requirements to me via Notepad.
Not that he would leave it opened off course, when no action was undertaken at our end by him (Now into the early evening & hes been doing this since 12pm, said genius clearly didn't know what he was doing with the set up (As I witnessed many of the remote default resets & restarts), one of us capitulated & called the other about what was not happening!
Have you done what I requested?
Am I supposed to do something?
I left a note on Notepad!
Did it occur for you to think you could leave it open for me to read, as you kept telling me hands off my laptop at this end!
Left site at 10:45pm, he was still dicking around with my laptop that I left on-site overnight, for pickup next day, having rung my local bar & told them to put some beer's (Icon) in for me (Getting close to Last Call\Time).