* Posts by ToFab

32 publicly visible posts • joined 15 Oct 2015

Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia are top sources of online misinformation


Re: Saudi Arabia?

Also interesting that they choose not to include CNN, Fox News and all media owned by Robert Murdock

New Windows 11 build boasts inbox updates and UI tweaks


Re: Tabs are bullshit

There is nothing that prevents you from starting two explorer instances like today

Microsoft's do-it-all IDE Visual Studio 2022 came out late last year. How good is it really?


Re: Cloud Explorer

Yes, resharper is a resouce hog. If you go into Reharper > options > products and features > You can select which features from resharper you want to use. You will probably only need to tick "Resharper" and "navigation and search". If you untick everything else Visual Studio will respond much faster and you still will have access to the main resharper refactoring tools.

Microsoft unveils Android apps for Windows 11 (for US users only)


Re: is this new?

The want the initial testers to be in the same time zone as the developers so they get feedback faster. If testers was spread out world wide they would in many cases first get the feedback next working day.

Microsoft slices Windows 11 update size by 40% (no, not by cutting hardware support)


Re: I'm confused...

Since Windows 11 has like a 10 years worth of support, in 5 - 6 years from now, someone will install win 11 on and old laptop ... that would be a high-end laptop of today

Magic Leap rattles money tin, assigns patents to a megabank, sues another ex-staffer... But fear not, all's fine


re: military application

I doubt it. Microsoft already signed a contract to supply the US Military with 100.000 hololens headsets.

You rang? Windows 10 gets ever cosier with Android, unleashes Calls on Insiders


Re: Resizable windows

And the services windows, where you always must start to click the standard tab and the resize the name column in order to see the names of the services

Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Google told: If you could cough up a decade of your internal emails, that'd be great


Re: No Microsoft

Microsoft already has been through and been convicted. You cannot be convicted twice for the same crime so the are off the hug this time around

Microsoft Chrom... Edge hits beta as new browser prepped for biz testing


RE: Microsoft Chrom... Edge hits beta as new browser prepped for biz testing

> it will still be mainly used to download Chome.

Unless you are a heavy Google user, I see absolutely no reason why that that should happen. Why would you do download chrome and use that over EdgeChrome?

EdgeChrome is likely to provide a much better experience for Windows 10 users than Google Chrome.

Ouch. Reinstalling Windows 10 again? By 2020, a 'cloud download' may be all you need


I do not understand all the negativity in this thread. This cloud recovery option sounds very convenient and since all other recovery options are still there, what exactly is there to complain about? I you prefer one the current recovery options, there is nothing that prevents you from continuing using them.

Stop using that MacBook Pro RIGHT NOW, says Uncle Sam: Loyalists suffer burns, smoke inhalation and worse – those crappy keyboards


I could not imagine going back to Windows, but that is the direction this is pushing me in

says the guy that has just bought a new Mac

Google: We're not killing ad blockers. Translation: We made them too powerful, we'll cram this genie back in its bottle


Microsoft Edge Chromium

What a huge opportunity for Microsoft. The could easily? keep this APi in egde chrome and make their browser the most effective in blocking ads and trackers and get tons of people to move away from Google Chrome.

Hello, tech support? Yes, I've run out of desk... Yes, DESK... space


Medival helpdesk


Visual Studio gains some go-faster stripes for Android emulation


Re: IDEs, WTF?

Why buy a soft, comfortable bed. I have never encountered a concrete floor not flat enough for me to sleep on.

Microsoft's Chinese chatbot inspired by images to write poetry


Skynet will still kill you … but hey … now it might feel bad about it ... or ... maybe ... enjoy gutting you.

Windows is coming to Chromebooks… with Google’s blessing


Re: Quick Sand Windows

By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you cannot sink into quicksand.

This is the contract you've been looking for: Pentagon releases JEDI bids


Russia and China are going to love that the US military are creating a single point of failure for them self.

You can take off the shades, squinting Outlook.com users. It has gone dark. Very dark


The mosquito factor

I live in Thailand. I spend a lot of time outside. In a jungle. There is a significant difference in the number of insects depending on if you use something with a dark theme vs a white theme. Using white theme is like pointing a flash light towards your face and mosquitos love that

Devs: This is another fine Mesh you've got us into, Microsoft


Re: Not Highly Available?

Deployment of a fabric cluster involves deploying VMs. What prevents you from making them highly available?


Not Highly Available?

What you mean by that you cant make Azure Service Fabric Highly Available?

The NAKED truth: Why flashing us your nude pics is a good idea – by Facebook's safety boss


Microsoft PhotoDNA

They are using Microsoft PhotoDNA that also are being used by Gmail, twitter, google, facebook, Microsoft, others, to identify child pornography. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PhotoDNA

Google isn't saying Microsoft security sucks but Chrome for Windows has its own antivirus


Re: You win the prize

I am not that naive King Jack that I don't think they wouldn't hesitate for a second to hand over my details to law enforcement agencies that present to them the correct, legal paper work. That is not a secret that they all do that. Microsoft, Google, Facebook, all of them. There are no secret online. We all know about Snowden.

My world if fairly innocent in this regard. I doubt my data contain information that would be of interest to anyone besides myself .

The trust I have in Microsoft is that they will only hand over my data if presented with the required legal paper and if not, they will fight for my privacy, just like they currently are fighting the US government in the supreme court case where the data is placed outside US. I am fully aware that the US government could just had filed the legal paper work in Ireland instead of the US and they would have had that data they now are court battling about long time ago, because Microsoft would have handed it over ... like they have done thousands of times before.

But this is not me. i am not a drug dealer that has secret information I have to hide from law enforcement agencies. If I was I would stay far away from anything closed source (and stay away from computers in the first place, because computers cannot be trusted), but I am not. I am a regular person with nothing to hide, but the content of my emails, my document, my pictures, my stuff is no body's business what they contain.

I trust Microsoft to try to protect that information from leaking as best as they can and i have choosen Microsoft because it is not part of their business plan to profit from the content of my data.

I like the convenience that comes with storing my data on a cloud service and my options are Microsoft, Google or Apple and out of those three I have most faith that my personal information stay private if I place them on Microsoft Servers.

Then its up to me to live a life that doesn't cause the police to file the paper work and get access to it all.


I have sync'ed my digital life with Microsoft servers since ... well forever almost. Since my first hotmail account 15 - 20 years ago, and I have never felt that info has been used to other activities than what I expected and I trust them in that whatever I tell them stays between me and them.

I still trust them to do that but are aware that there is a pre and post Windows 10 Microsoft as you call it. I have limit Windows 10 in what it transmit to Microsoft. I run with lowest (basic) diagnostic settings, have disabled "the keylogger" (the setting that transmit what i type and say to Microsoft) because that it too creepy for me and adjusted a few other privacy settings.

Yes, i trust that I have an agreement with Microsoft in regards to respecting my privacy and that they will not disclose my information with third parties and / or departments inside Microsoft, that have no relevance to me.

Google, being an advertisement agency, can never gain that trust simply because their business model is what it is.


Re: I will not have anything from google scanning my personal files. period

The difference is that I have trust in that Microsoft doesn't abuse the information they have about me. I don't have that trust in Google.

I am fully aware that Microsoft know pretty much everything about me. I sign into my computer with a Microsoft Account, everything gets sync to OneDrive etc etc etc, and I have no problem with that. I trust Microsoft with my data.

I don't have the same trust in Google and i don't want them near my files and my personal information.


I will not have anything from google scanning my personal files. period

Exactly what are directories and files this functionality are scanning?

Microsoft's foray into phones was a bumbling, half-hearted fiasco, and Nadella always knew it


The only reason why Windows Phone failed was that apps written for Windows Phone 7 was not compatible with Windows Phone 8. This caused the entire app industry to leave Microsoft behind. There was a growing number of app on WP 7, all the major apps was there, the industry was happy with having a third ecosystem ... and then Microsoft made the all rewrite their apps ... and everybody said .. f*** you Microsoft ... and left without ever looking back. That is the reason

US government's $6bn super firewall doesn't even monitor web traffic


How is it even possible to spend 6 billion dollars on this?

Cost: USD

Years of development 2016 - 2003 = 13

Avg. annual wages of a developer: 100.000 USD

Has 4.600 people been working full time on this for 13 years?


Microsoft kicks VMware right in its weakest, cloudiest spot


Can you elaborate at bit more on this?

"For now, at least, Azure is unsuitable for running non clustered workloads (which is most of them!)."


Can you elaborate at bit more on this?

Quote: For now, at least, Azure is unsuitable for running non clustered workloads (which is most of them!).

Why is Azure unsuitable for this?

Caption this: WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg


Do you know what it is that speak French, has opposable thumbs and like blowjobs? C'moi

Fixing Windows 10: New build tweaks Edge, sucks in Skype


I once came to one of our office printers while it was in the middle of printing pages and pages of porn. We never checked to print queue to actually see who it was that had fun with the print key on his computer. We just assumed it was some guys sitting at home, connected to the office by VPN, not realizing that his computer was configured to use the office printer :-)

Of course it begs the question: Why print those pictures in the first place. It's not like we are 10 years old and would be running down to our buddies houses shouting "Look boobs"