Insurance will suddenly drop to $5. Then how are the insurance companies supposed to pay out when someone uses a media player exploit to make all Google cars that were declared unsupported before they received Android Zebra crash into a bus full of nuns?
A trained rocket scientist couldn't open a word processor?
Have you ever watched people try to start Notepad on Window 8?
'WTF? I thought this was Windows? Where's the Start Menu?'
... to give away a free new version of Windows that forces users into their own browser and apps, again.
Yeah, but no-one can be forced to use Windows any more. There are far too many alternatives.
Google harvests your data to sell you ads. The data is one of the most valuable things they own. They'll begrudgingly hand it to the government on demand, but they won't sell it to anyone else, because then they lose the value of that data.
Neither are a good place to store data, but I certainly trust Google more than Microsoft.
Clearly my old XP machine never hibernated, because it went through the BIOS screen and POST when it started up. It must have just guessed what applications were running and what I was doing in them so it could start them up again each time.
Had this part been on the plane at the time of a "gentle" ditching, it likely would have been dragged to the bottom with the rest.
It's a flap (and high-speed aileron). In a 'gentle' ditching, it would have been one of the first things to hit the sea, at over 100mph. I'd be amazed if it wouldn't be one of the first things to be torn off the plane, after the engines.
Hopefully Boeing can work out whether the damage is consistent with ditching or an uncontrolled impact, but I wouldn't make any claims yet myself.
So, basically, it only sends all your stuff to Microsoft if you don't turn off that 'feature'?
Apparently this also applies to driver updates, which have a much greater chance to brick your system, or at least prevent games you played yesterday from running today.
I've been running Windows 10 on a couple of systems that are six years old. Boot and shutdown times markedly better than Windows 7.
As I understand it, that's because Window 8 and above don't actually shut down, they do some weird partial hibernate thing.
Besides, my Windows 7 box boots in under ten seconds anyway. Most of that is in the BIOS.
NOTE: The Daily Mail article I'm submitting has the best pictures of the debris that I've been able to find.
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Devices working perfectly in other OSes is no indicator that the device is no at fault. Witness the vast amount of crap laptop hardware, whose disastrous ACPI implementations only worked because their Windows drivers were chock-full of workarounds.
Back when I was writing Windows drivers for plugin cards, there were certain motherboards that we'd detect and switch the motherboard bus to the slowest possible speed, because the chipset was a heap of junk that didn't work properly at higher speeds. Anyone who said 'but it works on Windows!' clearly had no idea that it only worked because we'd intentionally turned off most of the features.
However, it appears that MS has significantly botched their deployment of Windows 10. I suppose we shouldn't be surprised, even though hope springs eternal.
Since there are so many issues involved, and MS is very aggressively pushing this upgrade, I'm going to run through key points here quickly, and reference other sites' pages that can give you more information right now.
But here's my executive summary: You may want to think twice, or three times, or many more times, about whether or not you wish to accept the Windows 10 free upgrade on your existing Windows 7 or 8/8.1 system.
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Amazingly enough it seems like the best way to reduce crime is to simply reclassify it.
Much simpler to not record it in the first place. Given how useless the British cops have become, many people I know there wouldn't even bother reporting a crime to them unless they needed a crime number to make an insurance claim.
Criminals, like everyone else, need light to see what they're doing.
Not when I'm wearing my night-vision goggles.
The UK has hundreds of thousands of surveillance cameras in use on public streets.
Actually, I was there a few months ago, and the local newspaper said they were turning off a lot of the CCTV in town, but, don't worry, because CCTV hadn't actually reduced crime rates anyway.