I suspect you don't understand what 'pending restart' means in the context of updates.
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So - my system has installed KB2982791 and is pending a restart.
How on earth do I remove it now, before restarting a system that may never restart ?
Can we visit their website?
Yes... but many of the security flaws patched in the past have been in that 'stuff' you mention.
As someone who works with POS Ready 2009 a lot (I write Point of Sale Software), the catch with this idea is that many (a great many) of the components in normal XP just don't exist in POSReady.
SO you may, or may not get updates for some parts of your OS - because Microsoft will not be writing updates for the rest.
I think self preservation has got us as a species a long way, it also is the best mechanism currently available for keeping the roads as safe as they are. I don't see any reason to change this just because the 'gizmo' that does it changes.
Once you start having 20 cars each trying to work out what combination of movements results in the least casualties - they will all probably just stop and turn their engines off.
.. I can't afford to retire, I'll be working until I'm dead.
Does dying count as retirement ?
because if we were made of anti-matter, we could have called it matter and we would be asking the same question of the newly named anti-matter (that used to be matter).
No more bizarre than naming something an atom, then dividing it.
I too am unfamiliar with this term.
From research, the term vacation and computing device seem incompatible.
.. just like the Christians renamed 'creation' to Intelligent Design, maybe it is time to rename 'evolution' to something else.
Note - that just like the Christians renamed their's to 'sound' more scientific, we have to rename Evolution to sound more 'religious'.
Maybe "God and Nature's Excellent Adventure" or something.
Suggestions anyone ?
Personal whinging seems to be out of place here on slashdot.
We could fill a whole site with what Telstra Australia gets wrong
Does CASA actually look after low altitude private airspace ?
People need to be careful putting pictures on their Linked In account and on their Facebook etc accounts.
Google image search will quickly identify you on all the sites you use the same picture on.
Are you sure all of these people have perfectly good reasons ?
Absolutely sure ?