Will Windows 10 Finally Address OS Decay?
Not really. It's just bad design.
Your server isn't getting games installed on it, which put all kinds of settings in the registry, then removed later when the game is old and tired, leaving behind cruft (including DRM bullsit) in the registry.
When a program is UNinstalled, all traces of it should be gone. Apple took a different approach, which arguably works far better. Even if stuff is left behind, it just takes up a bit of disk space, and doesn't affect the system at all.
Yes it is bad design. It is bad design by the people who create applications. The level of incompetence is staggering and this includes all the big name vendors.
Funny you should mention Apple. The Windows version of iTunes (the shittiest piece of software ever written) installs support files for 34 different languages. There is no option to only select the language you want at install time and the user is completely unaware that iTunes has just dropped approximately 4,400 un-needed files onto his hard drive.
But wait! It gets better! iTunes also creates a registry entry FOR EVERY SINGLE FUCKING FILE!! I am not making this up. ~4,400 files AND registry entries that can be deleted with absolutely no effect on the functioning of iTunes.
Microsoft's Asimov System To Monitor Users' Machines In Real Time
Prior to Windows 8, what exactly where people using to start applications if they were not using the start menu?
Or did they just notice the start menu was being used less often because people were keeping applications open?
90% of the people I see using windows have the desktop covered with icons to launch everything.
This is probably true, but it also illustrates the problem with Microsoft removing the Start Menu.
Removing the Start Menu provides zero benefit to the people who don't use it (they don't use it so they don't care if it's gone and removing it has no effect on how they do things) and makes things more difficult for the people who do use it.
Netropolitan Is a Facebook For the Affluent, and It's Only $9000 To Join
According to their website:
"The entire service is inaccessible from the public Internet, including search engines. "
Say Goodbye To That Unwanted U2 Album
a) false. You had to have your device set to allow automatic pushes.
2) Hardly new.
III) That's irrelevant to what happened. You putting this here tells me the only reason you are upset is because it's a group you don't like.
I know, I now, it's quite fashionable to hate a guy who spends a shit load of money helping people.
Please listen .... what's that sound?
Say Goodbye To That Unwanted U2 Album
The most troubling aspects of this are:
(a) Apple can push material onto your device without your knowledge or consent
(2) It can be done in a way that is difficult to remove
Google Serves Old Search Page To Old Browsers
Google says: "We encourage everyone to make the free upgrade to modern browsers -- they’re more secure and provide a better web experience overall."
First, this simply is not true. Beginning with version 29 (which is now 3 or 4 versions out of date already), Firefox completely fucked up their browser and turned it into unusable garbage. Newer is not better. Newer is demonstrably worse. If I wanted a shitty browser with extremely limited configurability, I'd use Internet Explorer.
Second, you should be able to view any web page using any browser released in the last 5 years. If something doesn't work properly it means you are putting too much fucked up bullshit into your webpage.
Hidden Obstacles For Delivery Drones
Driverless cars and drone deliveries are good examples of the old saying, "just because you CAN do something doesn't mean you SHOULD."
How the Internet of Things Could Aid Disaster Response
How the Internet of Things Could Aid Disaster
By not having updates (of kernel or any other software, kinda like android does today for many "old" phones) and/or being closed source, we will have TONS of compromised systems, each and every single IoT device will become a bot.
Just imagine the future: your entire network compromised from your fridge, the digital thermometer or who knows what else. The consequences of such a disaster are already known...
And there lies the real problem.
An "Internet of things" could be very useful in many situations. But the companies who produce these things are so criminally incompetent (and greedy) that they don't give two shits about security. They don't even give one shit about security. And so now we already have a few billion devices that are easily exploited. And it's only going to get worse.
Sony Forgets To Pay For Domain, Hilarity Ensues
you try ringing one of these corporations and see how far you get.
Exactly. Unless you know someone or have some inside connections, it is virtually impossible to contact someone, who actually knows something, using publicly available information. And I'm sure that NetworkSolutions really doesn't want to spend time calling everyone who lets their registration lapse.
The real problem is that Sony couldn't be arsed to register the domain names using a working e-mail address that actually goes to the person at Sony who is responsible for such a thing.
Interviews: Ask Lawrence Lessig About His Mayday PAC
This would be taken seriously if Cantor hadn't just lost after outspending the other guy 5,000,000 to 200,000.
. The Eric Cantor case was an exception, not the rule. In most cases, the politician who greatly outspends his opponent usually wins
But the bigger issue that Lessig doesn't seem to understand is that he's not the only person trying to buy politicians. No matter how much money he raises, there are people out there spending a whole lot more money, a LOT more money, to buy politicians who oppose the political agenda supported by Lessig, the EFF and others.
After 47 Years, Computerworld Ceases Print Publication
I think I bought my last computer magazine in about 2000. The web killed the market for such things long ago.
Although the Internet has certainly put a big dent in all magazine sales, I've been noticing that most magazine publishers are their own worst enemy -- less content, lower quality content, more ads and higher prices.
Washington Redskins Stripped of Trademarks
Chief Wahoo is pretty insulting.
That's your opinion.
In my opinion there is nothing wrong with Chief Wahoo and the name Redskins. So what make you right and me wrong? And that's the problem here. There is no such thing as a wrong opinion. With all the problems we have in this society, it is absurd that THIS is what people are upset about.
Unisys Phasing Out Decades-Old Mainframe Processor For x86
Oct 19, 2010
" This week the company updated its Libra and Dorado mainframe lines, touting a new all-Intel architecture,"
Comcast Converting 50,000 Houston Home Routers Into Public WiFi Hotspots
Yes, this is a shitty thing to do, but, Comcast is a shitty company, so no surprise there. But there is a simple answer. Turn it off. If you don't know how, do a little research and figure out how. If you can't be bothered to expend a little mental energy, then it must not be much of a problem.
Was Turing Test Legitimately Beaten, Or Just Cleverly Tricked?
It has nothing to do with actual artificial intelligence and everything to do with writing deceptive scripts. It's not just this incident, it's a problem with the goal of the Turing test itself. I always found the Turing test a kind of stupid exercise due to this.
Was Turing Test Legitimately Beaten, Or Just Cleverly Tricked? I see no difference between the two. Beaten is beaten, no matter how it is accomplished.
If the Turing Test can be "cleverly tricked" then it simply demonstrates that the Turing Test is flawed and meaningless.
Bill Watterson (briefly) Returns To Comics
To stop cartooning. Beatle Baily, Hagar the Horrible, Garfield and yes... I'll even go far as Dilbert (I'm sure blasphemy to geeks around here) are worn out strips that are recycling the same dumb gags and phone-it-in art over and over. I actually respect Waterson for quitting in his prime.
Sadly I have to agree. All the strips that have been around for a while are on auto-pilot, coasting along on their fame. The creators are putting zero effort into them.
Bill Watterson (briefly) Returns To Comics
With online distribution, he could draw whatever he wanted without as many limits, and while limitations do breed creativity, they can also put you in a box.
But I suspect he's too bitter to try.
Or is he?
Calvin and Hobbes is still syndicated all over the world and according to sales figure I saw a couple of years ago, he is conservatively pulling in a couple hundred thousand dollars a year from the sales of Calvin and Hobbes books (there are 18 of them).
Not bad for a guy who hasn't worked since 1995.
GM Names and Fires Engineers Involved In Faulty Ignition Switch
It's always the little people that do the real damage! Not anybody at the top!
According to the article, 15 people were fired and this includes some "senior leaders and executives"
Bill Blunden's Rejected DEF CON Presentation Posted Online
This is a conjecture talk, I can see why they rejected it. Bill, if you happen to read this comment, I think your talk was refused because it uses a lot of "could" and "might" to build a global picture of corruption, landed back in the banking system and corrupt government, failed to point out any non-obvious outcomes or opportunities, and didn't suggest any ways an attendee could constructively effect or participate in the problem. .
He starts off good and makes quite a few good points, nothing terribly new or exciting but valid points still. But then about 3/4 of the way through he goes off the rails and starts ranting about corrupt banks and ends up sounding like just another crackpot.
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Buys the LA Clippers For $2 Billion
Will he rename the teams to the Los Angeles Clippys?
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