1 million? So what?
Iirc, close to a million Britons got off their arses to march against the Iraq war. They were ignored.
Why should a million names worth of neatly arranged electrons yield a different result?
28 posts • joined 15 Mar 2010
Who finds the often eye catching imagery on the Windows 10 lock screen ruined by the typically inane stupid a*se comment MS insist on overlaying on it?
Is there any way to turn off the captions?
What would be better is if one could click to find out more about the place featured in the image.
I've always wanted to deploy some strategically placed massive atmospheric dehumidifiers to clear up the almost constantly cloudy weather we get here in the UK.
Obviously they can be turned off every now & again for when we need some rain.
Mess with the weather? Really can't be any worse than what we're doing to the environment already with all the fossil fuels we've burnt/are burning still.
Microsoft (assumption Windows is biggest target) simply implement a default policy (via Windows Update) that denies scripts, batch files & executables etc permission to run from temp folders?
Or at least prompt the user with a suitable warning before allowing execution.
The typical attack vector for ransomware is vbs scripts masquerading as invoices or other official looking documents. Most users would at least have the sense to say no to a warning msg that pops up instead of the PDF or Word doc they thought they were opening.
& before anyone says implement that policy yourself, just try doing that yourself first and tell me how easy it is to ensure it works not just for the temp folder but also ANY randomly named subfolder under temp.
a prominent manufacturer's implementation only works with its own devices?
I'm recalling the frustrating experience of trying to Bluetooth a photo from an Android phone to an iPhone (admittedly before the days of popular cross platform chat apps) and failing miserably.
No prizes for guessing which side didn't want to play ball?
In fact, network shares becoming inaccessible upon switching from a local a/c to an MS one is a bug that's been around since Win8.
Despite battling with this for hours on various occasions, only today I happened upon a 'fix'.
Before I continue, I must add that this is for Windows 8 & later boxes with a network share accessible to all ie without a password that previously worked but stops working when the user a/c is changed from a local one to a Microsoft one.
Check the permissions for the share. I found 'Everyone' was missing. So I added it with the required r/w settings.
Next, I tried to browse to the share over the LAN from another machine. I still got the dreaded password prompt. On a hunch, I typed in 'Everyone' for the username and left the password blank. It worked and continues to work just fine.
But yes, some parts of Windows 10 suck. But I'm forcing myself to tame it. Not as bad as Win ME for flakiness, and the opposite of Vista for speed, but I've had to migrate to it for my main machine as the recently acquiree i7-6700K is definitely more responsive under 10 than 7.
Perhaps Microsoft should have rebranded themselves Nanosoft when microprocessor manufacturing processes moved from micrometers to nanometers.
Too late now though, I suspect we might reach picometers in the next few years. I suppose they could call themselves Picosoft. If they're still around.
Flash and Windows 10 have that same feel:
Buggy, inefficient and incomplete.
The results of putting the job in the hands of cheap, inexperienced and unlearned coders and project managers.
All led by middle management woefully inept at setting direction and without a clear strategic vision of what the finished product should look like
and how it needs to integrate into the environment in which it will be used.
"How on earth does ANYTHING with a USA mains plug (only, not interchangeable like some clever travel PSUs) get a CE mark, even if it internally can work on UK electricity?"
Probably because in this instance the manufacturer (Chinese no doubt) thinks CE stands for Chinese Export and has probably never heard of Conformité Européenne or chooses to ignore it?
Having never really programmed for Windows (unless you count a bit of VBA or a smallish ASP.net VB app), I thought most people used something like Visual Studio to write Windows programs?
And if so, does Intel submit compiler 'modules' or plug-ins optimised for their own chips that something like VS would use?
If so, you can hardly blame Intel for not optimising their plug-ins for AMD chips! That's something AMD should be doing by submitting their own 'plug-ins'.
A small local firm I do tech support for forwarded me an email from their ISP late on Fri 27 Nov instructing them to update their router with new DSL sign-in details by Mon the 30th Nov "or it'll stop working".
So I go in near closing time on Saturday to minimise disruption just in case anything goes wrong. Put in the new details just to find the new credentials don't work. Try ringing the ISP only to find their support desk is shut until Mon.
So I ring them up 1st thing on Mon to have a moan. Luckily the guy's more awake than he was when he first sent the details out checks the login attempt log at his end and noticed after pasting the password into Notepad that the two characters in the middle should be lI and not 1I...
I doubt anyone will bother targeting Edge. Especially if it remains as unstable as it is right now. I tried using it yesterday. It vanished just as I was checking out online. No error messages, no warning. Just disappeared.just like that. I completed my online purchase in Firefox without a hitch.
I tried hiding the Windows 10 update. It was only effective temporarily. After a reboot, it had unhidden itself.
Windows 10 is still an ugly mess. Shrinking the Windows 8 start screen down to give "the start menu back" doesn't hide the fact that half the OS is in Metro land (with all it's shortcut unfriendly mouse/touch only elements) and half are still under the traditional Windows UI.
And that's before we even get to the bugs still hanging around since Win8. I've lost count of the number of times I see a Win 8/10 machine bogged down for no good reason that only a reboot clears.
And no one's mentioned how many times oem's have had to make updated drivers available in the last 6 years. I count 5. Win7, Win8, Win8.1, Win8.1 Update & now Win10. Add on 32 & 64 bit variants and it's little wonder so many machines have so many devices that don't work post "upgrade" to Win10. Or worse - crash with Blue Screens.
Actually the "Sat" has already been cut out all together. Media Centre on Windows 7 already includes something called "Sky Player" which (for an extortionate) subscription (surprise surprise) lets you watch Sky content "On-Demand". http://skyplayer.sky.com/watch/windows-media-center/
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