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Submission + - Windows 10 Cloud leaked, confirming it's existence

duke_cheetah2003 writes: From Digital Trends:

Oh boy. Critics, developers, and customers who oppose Windows 10 and Microsoft’s Universal Windows Platform initiative are likely now gathering their pitchforks and torches, as a recent leak seemingly confirms that Windows 10 Cloud does indeed exist. Even more, the unannounced operating system is locked to the Windows Store, preventing users from installing traditional (Win32) desktop programs.

Original article here: http://www.digitaltrends.com/c... Pretty disturbing stuff, locks down Windows to only run Microsoft Store approved apps.

Comment Re:This is apalling (Score 2) 168

They could at least zip up the archives and post them to the torrents for posterity. On the basis of killing off the comments, in my estimation, they've cut out a huge reason for me to visit their site.

Agree with this 100%. Definitely should leave the forums intact, with write permission turned off, for at least a year or two, then possibly an archive after that, that users can download. It would definitely be a shame if much useful information was needlessly deleted.

Maybe someone can whip up a forum scraper and siphon off the entire forum into an archive before the 2 weeks are up.

Comment Re:The streaming model is fucking stupid (Score 1) 95

You're probably right and the additional capacity is a good thing, however that doesn't change that it is a stupid model. Advancement and adaptation is a good thing for business and these are businesses highly resistant to change. Their requirements for laws and constructs like the DMCA to sustain their business model instead of evolving to 21st century business conditions just shows that their business model is obsolete.

Can't say I agree with this either. I personally believe the streaming model is very good, it achieves a balance the MPAA wants, without hindering the customers needlessly. We can all agree DRM is usually an annoying obstacle to doing what we want to do, but the stream model's DRM is pretty much invisible to the customer. The content creators get their stuff 'protected', we get to watch what we want, when we want. So yeah, I don't see a problem with this arrangement.

Sorry you feel otherwise, but in all truth, other the saying 'its horrible" you really haven't pointed out real issues with this model other than to say it's horrible. You tried to make an argument for the excessive bandwidth usage, but backed down when I challenged your only actual point. I don't see how DMCA is even relevant here.

Comment Re:The streaming model is fucking stupid (Score 1) 95

Why, because media companies are too stupid to come up with a better model so they bog down the net with streams of moronic shows.

Not so sure spewing all the video streams over the 'net is a bad thing. It creates demand for capacity, which is naturally increased. More capacity is pretty much always a good thing IMHO.

Comment Re:Shouldn't need an actual stylus (Score 1) 54

If it's possible to do by a robot arm, it should be possible to do by faking the input from the stylus system. All you'd need is something like a finite element model of the physical system involving the robot and stylus (in the very worst case).

It was my thinking, the 'robot' could be as simple as a usb device that appears to the computer to be a mouse. I'd think one could easily enough program such a simulated mouse to jiggle and wiggle like a human using the mouse would.

Comment Re:Kudos to the St. Louis libraries! (Score 1) 163

not too far removed from negotiating with terrorists

There's an enormous gulf between locking someone's data and blowing them up. We tend to be a lot harder on people who murder innocents than those who just steal money (well, as long as its somebody else' money of course.)

Yes and no. Yes, it's a far worse crime to blow things and people up, than is it to ransom their data. However, the way we deal with these two types of crime really should be the same. No deals. The more times we cave in to ransomware the worse this type of attack will get. If criminals can make money off it, they are definitely going to try to infect more computers. If no one will pay, the crime will simply go away since it's not profitable.

Comment Re:Kudos to the St. Louis libraries! (Score 1) 163

Third - and this ties back to second - libraries in general don't have a budget for public IT. They can't afford the expertise to implement FOSS when the vast majority of the people who will maintain and use the provided services are not trained to use it. Even on their web presence, ease of implementation (which probably contributed to this problem) equals lower TCO for them.

I'm not so sure this is accurate. I would think the library system's computer needs would be handled by the City's IT department (and cities have these now.) But really depends on the locality, I suppose. But libraries are generally administered by the city government they reside in which would in turn mean they should be under the control of the city's IT department, which definitely has a budget.

Comment Re:So just ban bitcoin (Score 1) 163

It's mostly used for illegal stuff anyway, and we have plenty of ways to transfer money that are traceable. We don't need bitcoin, or any cryptocurrency.

Mostly illegal? How about almost entirely? Bitcoin has been a boom for criminal enterprises, which in my opinion is the only widespread use case they have presently.

I'm aware some people think having this semi-anonymous, decentralized, ungoverned currency around is somehow cool and/or beneficial, but is it really necessary? And given the fact it's main use is for criminal behavior, do we really need its perceived benefits when it's main use is for crime?

Sadly, the scarcity of Bitcoins which have a perceived value and their decentralized nature makes them very difficult to just 'ban.' Hell, by outlawing them, you probably increase their perceived value.

Like many of the genies we've let out of the bottle in the modern information age, this one is not so easy to put back in.

Comment Re:oh my what a weasel (Score 1) 564

PS: I might be incorrect about Sweden having extradition with US. I remember there being something about Mr. Assange trying to sneak to the airport and failing. Britain had (still has?) police stationed around the embassy to try to catch him attempting to sneak out. So the whole issue might be Britain wanting to arrest him on sight and extradite. That's why he can't even leave the embassy.

Comment Re:oh my what a weasel (Score 1) 564

BTW he is not wanted in the US, he is wanted in SWEDEN

Obviously you don't know all the particulars of Mr. Assange. He is wanted in Sweden for question regarding some rape accusations. He is also wanted in the US for publishing US Government secerts. Very bad. This is why he refuses to leave the embassy, because if he does, Britain will arrest him and extradite him to the USA. Sweden would probably also do the same thing after they were finished questioning him. That's the whole thing. Mr. Assange is TERRIFIED of the fact the USA has captial punishment and worries they may execute him.

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