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Comment Re:Windows 10, Windows 10, Windows 10! (Score 1) 434

An AC mentioned this not being the case for them, and it's because of a setting that had its default changed at some point.

To find it, right click on the desktop and choose "Personalize." (Or open Settings, which is not the Control Panel, and choose "Personalization." Do not search for "Personalization" in the Start menu because that will find you the Control Panel's version of "Personalization" and not the Settings version which what you want. Windows 10, everyone.)

Anyway, choose Colors. If you opened the Control Panel version anyway, then click on Color and it will open the Settings app to Personalization, Colors for you. Because Windows 10.

In that screen, scroll down below all the accent colors, and find "Show color on Start, taskbar, action center, and title bar." Turn it on.

From now on, focused windows will use your "accent color" and unfocused windows will remain gray.

Except for Firefox, because Firefox ignores this setting. Also the Settings app itself, because I guess Metro - er, ... whatever they're calling it now apps ignore it as well.

But it will make the majority of windows more noticeably focused.

Comment Re:Dont care (Score 5, Interesting) 434

In short, yes.

If you read through their privacy stuff you'll notice they talk mostly about how they encrypt all the data they collect on you and how they try and keep it "secure" - but they still collect a ton of data on you. iOS was known to gather your location, OS X has been sending all the wifi passwords you connect to back to iCloud for several versions (yet no one cared until Windows 10 did the same thing then everyone got mad), iTunes sends back information about what music is on your Mac, and who knows what else since I'm not about to dig through their excessively long privacy policy to find what they gather on you.

In short: yes, OS X collects a shit load of info about what you're doing and then sends it back to Cupertino. But they "encrypt" it so I guess it's OK.

Comment Re:Timing (Score 0) 174

There seems to be an effort by the media to paint the DNC as being "a success" and the RNC as "a disaster" - despite all reports indicating that they were the exact opposite: the RNC was (with the exception of Cruz) a party coming together to support their candidate, while the DNC was two warring factions failing to come to any sort of agreement - primarily because it's come out that the "losing" side only lost because of massive fraud and cheating on the "winning" side. (But, hey, if the FBI gives a pass to criminal behavior with regards to handling our nation's biggest secrets, why be surprised when they do nothing about criminal behavior altering our elections.)

If you read any reports outside the MSM, the DNC has been a complete disaster. In addition to the walkout you mentioned there has been constant protests from the floor, off-script outbursts from invited celebrities, a "fart-in" where silenced delegates decided that if they couldn't speak they'd make do with farting (really! they had a bean cook-off), creative altering of the signs the DNC handed out to delegates (turning "Stronger Together" signs in "Stop Her", for example), which was followed by DNC goons literally stealing Bernie supporters' signs, and who knows what else that didn't get reported on.

By any objective measure the DNC has been a complete disaster. The party is more fractured now than ever before. Hillary has managed to turn 538's "80% chance" of victory into a 52% chance - WITH the "post-nomination bounce!"

But if you limit yourself to the New York Times or the Huffington Post or the like, everything is going just fine...

Comment Re: Why not? (Score 1) 1004

And nobody has yet explained how the recipient of a classified email could have prevented it from being sent.

When you have a clearance, you (at least contractors do, I suppose government types might be different) have to undergo "training" on how to handle classified information. One of the things that you're taught is how to deal with receiving classified material on an unapproved computer.

Bottom line (for contractors at least) is that basically you immediately disconnect from the Internet, immediately stop using the computer (but do not close any running programs or turn it off), and immediately contact security who will start making arrangements to deal with it. Failure to do so is essentially a crime. (Or at least I sure thought it was. Apparently it isn't, if you're a Clinton.)

Receiving classified information isn't itself a crime, but receiving it and then not doing anything about it is. Or, at least, that's what I've been taught every time I'm forced to retake the Security Clearance Refresher Training.

Comment Re:Trump Trolling (Score 1) 1004

ie the DNC generating good speeches and endorsements

They are? Everything I've heard about the DNC is that it's been an absolute disaster, with Bernie supporters constantly interrupting speakers who are spending most of their time castigating Bernie supporters for not falling into line after the DNC rigged the nomination for Hillary Clinton, to the point where something like half the delegates walked out after her coronation. Er, nomination. Sure, we'll pretend it was a fair nomination.

All the while Clinton is swinging rapidly back to her pre-Bernie positions, proving that she'll say anything for votes but her real priorities are supporting her Wall Street backers.

I'm not sure why Trump bothered to comment since the DNC convention so far is proving to be a complete disaster compared to the RNC convention.

Comment Re:The basest, vilest (Score 4, Informative) 1004

Wrong. They recovered some of her emails, but not all of them. Some of the emails they were able to recover from the official state.gov servers, but an unknown quantity of emails were never recovered. To quote from Comey himself:

It is also likely that there are other work-related e-mails that they did not produce to State and that we did not find elsewhere, and that are now gone because they deleted all e-mails they did not return to State, and the lawyers cleaned their devices in such a way as to preclude complete forensic recovery.

The bottom line is that we'll never know just how bad Clinton's handling of email was, unless someone (like Russia) comes forward with the emails they copied off her insecure server during the time it was running.

Comment Re:Oh boy (Score 1) 383

Almost certainly, but it has to piss Bernie Sanders supporters off. This is a guy who supports deregulating banks, who's anti-abortion, who didn't support LGBT rights until 2011.

The choice makes it clear that any Sanders supporter hoping that at the very least he'd help pull Clinton further left: he failed to do so.

It's unlikely it'll make any difference in the election, but it'll be interesting to see if this helps Hillary's recent collapse in the polls. (My guess is no - 538 says they expect it to make an 0.7% difference in her chances overall. Sanders supporters were never in swing states so for the most part they simply don't matter.)

Comment Re:Why? (Score 5, Insightful) 460

They haven't nominated Hillary yet. Her coronation is next week at the Democratic National Convention. Which means it's still conceptually possible that they could nominate someone else.

They won't, of course. But it's still theoretically possible. In some other universe where criminals get charged for their crimes.

Comment Re:They misread Sony's comment (Score 1) 57

I don't buy that explanation because they already stopped updating the game last year. If they're keeping the servers running (they are) and they're no longer doing any development (they aren't) there's no reason to arbitrarily kill cross platform support. Unless they're being forced to by some outside party.

It's not like they updated the PC client in such a way that the PS2 client stopped working. They actively removed support for a previously functional PS2 client, for no explained reason.

Comment Re:Someone Please Explain The Glitch (Score 2) 82

Some of the Pokestops are apparently paid ads from businesses. (I know that Ingress portals could be paid ads for businesses as well, so this isn't surprising.)

If we're going to talk about this stupid game, might as well mention that apparently their method of monetizing is making it impossible to catch Pokemon after you break a certain level, requiring you to buy "better" Pokeballs for real money or something along those lines.

Comment Re: Just what the world needs (Score 1) 268

Why? Destroying Gawker is probably the single most noble thing he's ever done. It almost makes up for founding PayPal.

Gawker is a shitty, entirely morally bankrupt "news" website and needed to be destroyed. If every one of Gawker's website vanished tomorrow, the world would be a better place. No one will miss Gawker.

Comment Re:Try polling people with security clearances (Score 1) 482

Yep. Every year I'm forced to go through a "refresher course" that includes reminders not to send classified material through email, you morons. Complete with the world's simplest multiple choice quiz to prove that I did, in fact, understand that "don't send classified material through email" means "don't send classified material through email." (Along with a whole bunch of other silly things, like "do you give that hot lady at the bar classified information so she'll sleep with you? A) Yes, I'm David Petraeus, B) No, I understand that classified material can only be given to others in a very specific set of circumstances.")

I thought everyone with a clearance was supposed to take some form of training class but I'm betting Hillary Clinton somehow, for some reason, managed to skip it and that's why they can't show "intent."

I'm also betting that the real reason that "no reasonable prosecutor" would indict is because they don't want to risk the chance of losing the case or it going all the way to the Supreme Court. Because you know that, Hillary Clinton being a lawyer, such a case would drag out for years. Would you want to the prosecutor that derailed the campaign of the who might have been the first woman president, only to end up with an acquittal? Or, worse, with the case going to the Supreme Court and a precedent being set that, yes, you in fact do need clear criminal intent to prosecute? Your career would be over.

That's the major issue - apparently the statutes are vague enough that it's possible Clinton could successfully argue that as there was no clear criminal intent, she can't be charged. And nobody really wants to test it - so she skates instead.

And we're already moving on to the inevitable Phase Two of this whole thing, where her aides that set up the server and were forced to use it as the only way to reach her get their careers ended as the State Department punishes them for Hillary Clinton's misdeeds.

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