Re: "I'm sure we'll lose the records of it in the fire, though...""
That would be similar to the great Aussie Navy 'Boat-Battleship' to 'Boat-gravy' misunderstanding/loss.
Cider on the house.
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Although I agree that it may be better to use a PC, not everybody has or wishes to chose that option.
I often teach adult IT and many of them only have a phone and seem to manage to do most stuff with varying degrees of success.
It's one of the reasons why, if somebody isn't running or doesn't know how to run a rooted phone, I at least recommend one of the adblocking browsers that are available for Android phones eg AdAway, Adblock Plus (my fave), AdGuard or simply any browser running ad-blockers.
I would guess most folk would want 'whatever works' although we 'pro users' may be more fussy re: our requirements.
Years ago son and I were heading to his place (seven hours away) in an even more remote place than I normally lived in at the time.
In the boot (trunk, I think some of you know it as) was packed a heap of toys for his three kids (my grandmunchkins) including a large battery-operated fire engine.
For more than half the journey all we could hear from the rear of the vehicle was the ever-slowing sound of 'WEEEEE WAAAAAAW WEEEEEE WAAAAW'.
It was pouring with rain and the boot was so full it wasn't worth the effort to stop and repack but, boy, what a long drive lol
Great father/son day nonetheless.
When I were a young'un I built one of those 'cricket' circuits.
You know the ones - it chirps loudly and annoyingly but stops as soon as everything goes quiet eg when someone says "Shhh. Listen. Can you hear it?"
Never got called back to that school again.
"In 2020 alone we released over 300 new capabilities"
Ah, yes. But how many new capabilities did the people ask for?
How many capabilities did you lose?
How many vulnerabilities did you introduce?
Only rhetorical questions, I suppose.
Too drunk to really care any more.
Stay safe and well, fellow commentards.
Of course, YMMV but for me with my business aimed at young mums with young kids who only use Facebook, then I DO need to use it.
For them, and thus for me, that IS the interwebtubes therefore I have to have an appropriate page because my 'normal' website simply doesn't exist in their world.
As I've posted in the past, though, I can still do it on my terms with FBP, uBlock Origin and the usual suspects installed.
Just because many on el reg don't use farcebook / faecesbook / fuckbook or whatever mature name du jour doesn't mean there aren't others who successfully use it.
Sure WE IT FOLK all know it's bad for <heaps of reasons here> but for many in the 'real world' they simply don't care about privacy issues, security and tracking and the like and as long as they want to give me money, then I'm happy to take it and put it in my coat pocket.
Slightly OT but when I were a young 'un and first 'diagnosed' as colourblind (aged about six or seven - father made the discovery whilst trying to teach me snooker!) the list of occupations not likely opened for me included airline pilot, train driver and, yep, bomb disposal person.
Even in the military in my later years I wasn't allowed to work in stores responsible for ammo distribution - apparently eg red is real, blue is blanks, white is tracer or some such scheme - don't really remember the colour scheme since I didn't have to!
Seriously, though, hope nobody gets hurt even after all this time.
Stay safe everyone.
Weird but when I've been drunk on a bender I've never had the urge to do or encourage others to be involved in sending live insects, the severed head of a fetal pig, funeral wreaths, a pig's head mask, or a book about coping with the loss of a spouse, to other people.
Maybe that's just me.
What a great excuse.
"Am I correct in assuming there are third party utilities for customising menus?"
You are correct.
"Ultimate Windows Tweaker" does exactly that (and more), is portable ie doesn't need to be 'installed' and seems quite harmless.
I've used it and it can do quite a bit, if you want it to.
Not affiliated just used it a few times.
I use (on my only Win 10 rig) OOShutup10 to disable all the telemetry at the moment.
It's a 'portable' piece of software not requiring installation.
I have no doubt that either it will be updated to continue that trend with Win 11 or another, similar piece of software will come along to take over the job.
As for part two of your question, it currently displays a list of options and you simply chose which you wish to run or not run.
Check it out here (no affiliation, simply a long time user):
"...multidimensional array positioning and cross-polar Mandelbrot-Fourier interpolation."
Thought it was a well known fact that this is absolutely why we need to update our work machines regularly.
That and the fact that the 'cloud' is getting much further away from us because, erm, climate change or something.
Have one on the house.
I was in the reverse position (ooer, guv) and 'caught out'.
Not many of my (IT Manager) coworkers knew much about my private/social life but had seen me being dropped of by a beautiful brunette on a regular basis, including kisses and hugs, etc. Well, actually, not so much of the 'etc' but you get the gist.
Nice flashy Ford LTD, back in the day, too, so I assume folks decided I was married.
Imagine my surprise reading various anonymous notes on my desk about infidelity and the like after folks had noticed me being picked up recently by a different beautiful but tall brunette wearing sunglasses and very well dressed.
And driving a small sports car, to boot even if it was a hire.
Also on the receiving end of hugs and kisses and obviously a movie star!!!
Yep, you guessed it.
Daughter is a lovely young lady and had come to stay with us for a surprise few days (we lived in different States and hadn't seen each other for a few years).
I'm sure they freaked out on her last day when wife AND daughter dropped me off before wife took daughter to airport.
Lots of hugs and kisses (and a few tears) that day, too.
Damn, I miss the simpler times some days.
Not sure where you are but here in Oz that's not the case.
Same with printer manufacturers saying you can only use their inks or void warranty.
Powers that be said "Nope. Unless you can prove this ink was directly the cause of the explosion or whatever, no affect on customer's warranty. Case closed."
Of course, your mileage may vary ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Must admit I think something changed 'recently' (ie within the last year or two) but when you are logged in and select 'not interested' in a video you used to be given the option to explain why.
IIRC (and that's a big 'if') something like:
-- In a foreign language
-- Not relevant to me
-- Seen before
-- Something something
Don't remember it being all that good but made you feel like they would do something about it in future. Seemed to cut down the chaff a bit.
Now it's basically 'not interested' 'don't recommend channel' or 'report'.
And all the chaff has returned.
At least I don't see ads.
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