Re: nice to see a breakdown of how it persists
Would be nice if someone explained the meaning of "flashing" in this context. I've been programming since 1978 and never come across that process.
9 posts • joined 31 Jan 2017
The DVLA used to be a responsible organisation, until they started to use software to control road traffic on so called Smart Motorways. Their attempts to do so leave me with little if any confidence in their proposed self driving cars rules. How often do you drive along a motorway at night, where roadworks are in progress, and find the gantry signs directing one to use the nearside lane, while the road signs say use the outside lane. Complaints to the DOT are always refuted. About par for the course.
Besides removing apps, Redmond is installing them without asking. After a minor update 2 weeks ago, I found a Twitter app on my screen, plus an edge app, and in the spring update they installed an app called sport. I deleted them all, but Edge was re-installed within minutes. One of the penalties of a" free " O.S. is removal of your control of your computer. Why Sport I do not know. Twitter when I don't have an account? Is this in support of Trump or are Redmond about to buy Sky Sport or Twitter next.
I switched to LTE from a landline about three years ago. I have a three service with a router and an aerial. 48 Mbits is often available, but usually it's 36. Always on and totally reliable. Threw away my BT landline and never looked back. Great for editing my websites, and my old phone number ported to Voiptfone with no problems. LTE IS GREAT
It usually works for me. Does email. Writes articles. The odd spreadsheet. Runs all my programs from 2005 onwards. For anything else I use Android. Cortana speaks American, and always ignores me when I tell it to do something, unlike Google which I talk to all day. It has no problem understanding my thick north of England accent. Microsoft office on Win 10 dies if it gets a few emails to remember, and has to be restored. No problems on Android. Perhaps as Microsoft is now controlled from India, they have a different mind set from the rest of the world. Or have they just lost the pioneering spirit they had when they wrote Win 7?
They control the market, updating my machine when I am in the middle of using it and ruining my work. I always say that you get what you pay for. Why do you think that they gave it to most people for free? So that they can control your use of Windows.
I switched from BT to another supplier without telling BT until it was all completed. Had two suppliers into I knew it all worked. How?
Switch to Three. Get one of their LTE routers, sign up with Voiptfone, port your old number across. Takes about an hour, and the savings can be very good. No landline charges cover the cost, and I now have a fast broadband that works all the time, instead of 1.9 mb/s and a line that more often than not was out of service. Get off the Openreach network and experience internet proper.
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