Please create an account to participate in the Slashdot moderation system

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Compare cell phone plans using Wirefly's innovative plan comparison tool ×

Submission + - Class action lawsuit against Microsoft for force upgrades to Windows 10

Sun writes: According to story in Calcalist (in Hebrew, horrible horrible Google translation), a lawsuit seeking class action status has been filed against Microsoft for its forced upgrade policy to Windows 10.

The plaintiffs allege that Microsoft treated their computer as its own, and replaced the operating system installed on many computers with the one it wanted to promote, in direct contradiction to the users' wish. The plaintiffs seek 3 million NIS, to be contributed to a public cause.

Microsoft, in response, said that "the upgrade to Windows 10 is a choice. People get several approval notices, and can reschedule or outright cancel the upgrade, if they so wish. We continue to be responsive to customer feedback and are developing the upgrade experience accordingly. If a customer requires assistance with the upgrade experience, we provide several alternatives, including a free of charge support.

Submission + - Student sues police for fine after refusing Breathalyzer

schwit1 writes: A Michigan high school student who was fined when she refused to take a Breathalyzer test — even though she was only a passenger in the vehicle — has filed a federal lawsuit claiming her constitutional right to be free from unreasonable searches was violated.

The law violates Guthrie’s Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable searches, her Detroit lawyer told NBC News. “Her rights were violated when she was forced to submit to Breathalyzer to prove her innocence,” attorney Mike Rataj said. “That is not how the criminal justice system works. This is a girl who has never been in trouble before and has no criminal history.”

It can be argued that a driver has made a deal with the state, which provides roads and regulates their safe use, and must submit. She however was merely a passenger, and thus any search of her body really does require a warrant, as per the Bill of Rights.

Submission + - ~20k Homes in Connecticut are worthless (nytimes.com)

schwit1 writes: This is being told to homeowners across nearly 20 towns in northeastern Connecticut. The problem has been traced back to foundations which used materials from a specific quarry and related concrete maker since the 1980's.

From the NYT

The scope of the problem is so vast that state officials have begun an investigation, and they recently announced that the crumbling foundations had been traced to a quarry business and a related concrete maker, which have agreed to stop selling their products for residential use. The stone aggregate used in the concrete mixture has high levels of pyrrhotite, an iron sulfide mineral that can react with oxygen and water to cause swelling and cracking. Over the past 30 years, the quarry has provided concrete for as many as 20,000 houses.


Comment The bigger question is who is the OP? (Score 5, Insightful) 74

And how do his summaries keep getting through?

This is the second incomprehensible summary accepted from this user this week about Microsoft and Code.org. The first was "Well-Played: Microsoft Parlayed NSF Video 'Remake' into National CS K-12 Crisis" ( http://developers.slashdot.org... ) and now this.

Apparently he's been at this for a while, too. Here's a Gawker article about the mystery of TheoDP from 2006: http://gawker.com/178280/the-m...

Does he have dirt on the Slashdot editors?

Comment Two years too late (Score 5, Insightful) 99

A few years ago when there weren't many choices in the market there was a lot of demand for them to release one of their devices as an inexpensive, low power computing device. That time has passed. Now days the market is flooded with cheap alternatives. They've waited too long, they're way too late. Unfortunately they don't stand a chance.

Slashdot Top Deals

ASCII a stupid question, you get an EBCDIC answer.

Working...