One of my favourites :)
146 posts • joined 27 Apr 2009
Toerags were on site breaking in in broad day light in full view of our caretaker. He phones the police and tells them that they are still onsite and that if they come now they will catch them.
20 mins later someone turns up. Caretaker tells them that the crooks are still on site and asks if they want him to show them around. "No thankyou sir, we've seen all we need to see."
Monday morning, I confirm on CCTV that they were indeed still on site...
I know there have been cutbacks and it's a hard job, but it'd be nice if they actually did the work occasionally...
"while software lock-in can be a problem, in some cases the lock-in is only force of habit"
Agreed, although again, the average person generally isn't going to be the one that breaks that habit.
"Don't belittle the "average person" though as they will often be the first to gripe when X has moved or Y doesn't work the way it used to."
The average person isn't to blame or belittle for this. MS are.
"Then they take measures to correct that, which is where we come in!"
First, they have to know it's a problem (most won't), then there's the fact that a lot of us don't *want* the extra work!
Microsofts' Facebook-like "arsing-about" with privacy shouldn't be something that we have to deal with!
There's enough to do with hunting down drivers (which the Win10 updates are terrible at finding btw - another gripe), general software/hardware errors/maintenance etc. Adding the joy of ensuring a customer/friend/family members' privacy isn't being violated too is something that just shouldn't need to be done.
They are causing all of this, why can't they fix it?
"Maybe, maybe not. See my note above about your note."
Hah! well if you'll refer to appendix A, you'll find something in sub-section B that will clearly disprove your argument. (Sorry, it's been a very long day.)
"nobody is forcing you to change to Windows 10 besides Microsoft"
They're only the company people whose products are used the most at work and home...
No real biggie there then.
"there are measures that you can implement to kill that nonsense off"
But you shouldn't need to, that's the whole point. Sure *I* can implement these measures, but the average person isn't going to know any better.
"Microsoft are still supposed to stick to their published extended support for Windows 7..."
A lot of people have had this "OS" practically force itself onto their systems. So even if they did try to stay with Windows 7, they would need to know what they were doing (see "average person" comment above) in order to avoid it installing automatically.
"If you have W7 or W8.1 and it does what you want it to do, then why change now?"
Oh I'm not, believe me :)
"we take steps to avoid gathering any information that directly identifies a company or user, such as name, email address, or account ID,"
"Take steps"!? So they can still work it out then?
I *really* don't like this; there's just too much leeway for them to be able to do/get whatever they want.
Linux all the way now I'm afraid...
I've been playing this off and on since I discovered the emulator - it is still such an awesome game, despite the graphics!
I discovered a bit back that all the monster stats and attributes were stored in a plain text file - so I tweaked things so that if I trained an imp upto level 10 he would morph into a level 10 Avatar... Much fun has ensued since :D
It *needs* a decent remake - not the recent piece of money-grabbing crap that EA came out with and should be dragged out into the street and shot for.
"Raptors can open doors, but they are slowed by them. Using the floor plan on the next page, plot a route through the building, assuming raptors take 5 minutes to open the first door and half the time for each subsequent door. Remember, raptors run at 10 m/s and they do not know fear."
This *forced* me to look up xkcd raptor cartoons ;)
"fundamentally what made it great has gone and can't be easily regained"
Jolly good! I just wish that in Facebook's case, it would happen a little faster (and bloodier).
I could hope that this would serve as a lesson to other big companies, but in the real world...
While I agree with the sentiment; it's not the "twats" fault for wanting their shiney new iPhone, it's Foxxcons fault for having such crappy working conditions (in China!? surely not...) and Apple's fault for continuing to employ Foxxcon when they KNOW this is still going on.
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