Re: Preparing for October 2025
You're going to want to get off that PoV once you've evolved....
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But that means the gap is there.
Often I find the update only by seeking, Apple’s idea of automatic must mean slowly staged as I’m often seeking. It doesn’t change that the patch is out for a couple of days or more before I see it.
Have three iThings, my phone is the seeker.
But aren't MP's supposed to be just people (HoC at least) elected to serve us?
AIUI they get expensed to provide their office, so I would think they would not be mandated to use Govt. owned devices? Or am I being too simplistic?
If MPs were handed official HM Govt phones that were vetted and controlled, I don't think a lot of comms traffic would necessarily go through them? Or am I being too cynical? Not cynical enough? Naive? FTFY :)
So it's a massive BYOD party?
£1500+ for a power hungry graphics card just continues to place tech as bad guys in this age of responsibility, as did BTC proof of work.
When you consider the computational power afforded assembling a system at equal monetary value, whilst it's clear said machine to run such a card is not a simple side show, it's a disproportionate amount of expenditure on one item.
Intel I'm not so sure (vis a vis power requirements for latest processors versus the competition) share the "correct" world view but it's difficult to see how they could otherwise achieve any market inroads; except in the 'forgotten' market segment (which is where I'm sure the majority of users would prefer to exist).
But yeah, (low) power to them. Plus a third way is always a nice 'to have'.
Is it me or is it just those chips that perhaps should have made the cut for W11 hardware requirements?
Skylake (refresh of a refresh) made it actually and Zen/Zen+ doesn't perform badly.
As usual, I guess we should infer that plenty of unsupported W10 hardware Intel Core to Core 5 and AMD (whatever it was, Dozer?) are also vulnerable?
Yeah, the cuffing is to protect the cost of the phone the network gives with the contract. So yeah, expect massive price rises on handsets. Or it'll just switch to you having a HP deal on the phone with the network that the SIM is just another part of the deal. I've always found unlocking to be simple, quick and automatic by some networks once the handset cost is absorbed (usually in the last 6 months of a 24 month contract).
Hopping the user into the Insider ring worked and the update to 18362.53 takes them back out if you check the 'opt me out of Insider builds when this version of Windows is public' (I'm paraphrasing).
The ISO I have was built using UUP (18362.30) and increasingly I am hitting this 'can't be upgraded' message. As someone pointed out earlier, since 1809 the image is too big for DVD5 I am using a Rufus USB (64GB).
The workaround has been to do a 'Keep personal files' only upgrade. It would be helpful if the setup would provide some detail of the issue but it's fairly graceless. At the coalface there's not enough time to analyse what the sticking point is, but this news is fairly useful.
Machines often come without opticals now so your upgrade stick would be D: by default in the absence of all other (pointless) data partitions, especially on smaller SSDs.
So, musing around this point what about the Explorer|View|Advanced 'Hide empty drives' option? Tends to be unchecked and if an SD slot is present (without SD card or on a connected / mapped photo printer) would this also fail the install?
All patchable machines can now be patched thanks to
version 2 which landed (without fanfare) on 5/2/19 as a standalone. KB4346084 (depending on 1803), KB4100347 (last updated 8/1/19, finally giving Spectre v2 patching to older CPUs). 19H1 will (does if you are an Insider) contain an updated mcupdateGenuineIntel.dll and the Retpoline kernel to deal with performance penalties on pre-Skylake CPUs
OEM responses have been varied between good, lamentable and non-existant.
Every device should have a hardware reset option. AFAIU the 'reset' option is similar to other iOS based devices but it would appear the only 'reload' connection is via BT? Clearing / resetting is only possible from a working device - oh dear.
Have they hired MS staff at Apple? Maybe the QA department can't have a series 4 Watch as it's outside operational budget....
Is this really any different from the key set you get when you buy a non-Smart motor?
For years, owners have legitimately been able to get a key cut, chipped and or retain / lose / forget to pass on master keys.
So when you buy used you potentially have those sets floating around or unavailable. Yes, it can cost you money.
If we're talking about the data exclusively, you're not going to convince people that don't give a hoot to ever give one.
It's the manufacturers grasp for the big data that is the problem and they really need to be custodian for their errant subjects, end of.