And given that most of the people I know who have a machine still stuck on XP are using them for things that the POS version was built for (but before it was made available), this hits the exact audience Microsoft intended for POS. Not all vendors are willing to update to POS, and not all businesses can realistically rebuild their own systems and reinstall everything (or even have license to). This is the lesser of the two evils (use updates for a different version of Windows or have your embedded/POS/industrial PC vulnerable to attack). I strongly doubt Microsoft will go after anyone for this except possibly -vendors- who do the hack commercially. They may find a way around it and stop it from working, but they're not going to go after consumers if the consumer has a valid XP license. If they don't have a valid XP license, they're already breaking bigger laws, and MS would have gone after them if they could anyway.
Thanks for a good thread to the OP and reply from you
I'm recently on disability and plan to use what time I can sit at a desk to be the back-end programmer for my wife's web site (she has a brick and mortar art gallery, so online presence is important but not a full time or even regular part time job). I spent a few years hacking Perl scripts up for web sites in the 90s but since then let what little I have self-taught rot in my brain. This subject is one I was ready to post, but in the vein of purely unpaid hobby work. It will be useful
Minor counterpoint: I've had a couple of OCZ SSDs. Both are 2 years old and still running smoothly. However I -did- have issues with them reformatting themselves randomly when they first came out until I found a firmware patch for them. Since then no worries.
However, there are plenty of manufacturers out there. One disappearing isn't really going to affect anyone but their stock holders and employees.
Pretty sure I can pull up some prior art dating back from before the patent system.
If it doesn't come with a fully functional Facebook, Twitter, Evernote, Angry Birds etc then it is virtually dead. Not barely working apps but fully working apps that are equal to their iOS / Android counterparts. BB already has great email support but they will need to have good Google Calendar sync, etc as well.
If the apps work
One of the things people don't realize is that while BB has a smaller share
Will -I- buy one? No. I want an open platform for my own purposes. But my exec bosses? They couldn't care less about rooting/jailbreaking/shell sessions/etc. And most of them don't care about fringe apps, they just want their core apps to work excellently and their phone to be secure.
Actually I think a few of these cases getting out and being better known -would- prevent many cases. Face it, this didn't start proliferating as a problem on it's own. People saw the news where a few of these cases happened and though "oh that's funny, I could do that too, no one can catch me". Cases skyrocketed over the last couple of years since the news got posted.
That same approach can be made to curtail the problem. It just requires an equal amount of energy being put into it.
The only problem I see with this particular article was that it was very clear just how much of a dumbshit the guy with the laser was. If he had been inside a building or car going from place to place to change where he used the laser from he probably wouldn't have been caught. Likewise had he discarded the laser the second he saw a police car coming, while out of site of the helicopter, chances are fair they wouldn't have found the evidence either.
What "technical solution" do you see to visible light being shown through a window? And how could you make it commercially viable to every aircraft in the sky? Brainstorm it. If you find something, great, but that's a pretty damned huge problem.
Whenever I look up my maps location on a non-GPS device using Google maps
Not rocket science. Not foolproof either, but good enough for a project like this.
Well duh, the iPhone 5s won't be released this year.
They were combining the population of those countries. Poorly written but not that hard to figure out.
The question misses my key factor: Reliability.
Yes, SSDs have a limited lifespan, but it is relatively predictable.
HDs on the other hand, especially with as much of a commodity (meaning nearly non-existent quality controls) as they have become, are completely UNpredictable on reliability.
The same HD from a different batch might fail nearly immediately whereas the very next production run might produce a drive that will last for many years.
I got VERY tired of it.
I run SSD for the majority of my apps. My data I stick on a separate large mirrored array.
The hybrid drives may be fairly cheap, but they are inherently as unpredictable as HDs (they use the HD less, which is a bonus, but they add a second layer of complexity, which is a detractor, so I end up considering them equivalent).
I had some problem with my first SSD due to firmware issues
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And yet, from a UI perspective, Win7 and Vista were very nearly identical. A few tweaks here and there but really not MUCH different and definitely sharing all the major paradigms. And those paradigms were gradual evolutions based on prior Windows interfaces.
That's exactly the point that Cowboy Neal is trying to make
Perhaps she wanted to, I dunno, watch TV?
Then again, since I never see the Facebook ad that they are worried about, maybe not.
I'll admit the MySpace to Facebook comparison was closer. However
I suppose the reason I find the concept of this article sad is that we're moving to a place where instead of an expectation of privacy
While I do use Facebook, I have a number of friends, neighbors and co-workers who do not. And I don't consider them suspect. Why would I? I don't go "oh, my neighbor is always frequenting that gaming site but refuses to use Facebook, he must have something to hide".
I also have a number of friends who either maintain multiple accounts (because they hate dealing with permissions) OR keep their account obscured so that you have to know that it is their account (different name, odd profile photo, different email account, etc). Purely because we ALL have people in our lives we don't want to know EVERYTHING. Is that the next step for being suspected?
Glass walls. You don't want them. At least not until everyone in power can give up their judgements about peoples' personal lives.