It's just a sub genre of dom.
I see what you did there.
It's just a sub genre of dom.
I see what you did there.
Sorry but bullshit. I had half a dozen boxes at the shop I had to do a wipe and reinstall on because they had Nvidia NForce boards and Windows 10 Upgrade Advisor happily claims it is compatible...if you consider no video drivers, no sound, and no networking "compatible"? Then I have some swampland in FLA you might be interested in.
Oh BTW, if you try to do a rollback on a system with Nvidia NForce board? Welcome to endless reboot, it totally trashes the original OS. Luckily they were just boxes for sale and had nothing I gave a shit about on them but wasn't really thrilled about having to do OS reinstalls on what was perfectly working Win 7 boxes before MSFT got a hold of 'em.
And yes software can damage hardware, or did you not hear that both AMD and Nvidia have had bad drivers come out within the past year and Windows 10 has the nasty habit of forcing driver updates? In case you missed it here is a report on the Nvidia driver and here is the one for AMD. Nvidia is claiming theirs doesn't do actual hardware damage but that isn't what the users are reporting and after Bumpgate we all know how well we can trust Nvidia to be honest about hardware issues.
You've obviously never dealt with a Windows 10 reboot loop, I can tell you it makes ANY drive get seriously HOT.
I of course couldn't tell you exactly what was going on (since the OS is boned its not like you are gonna get any logs) but from the way it was grinding I'd say Windows 10 seriously shotguns its files all over the place during the upgrade so when it goes to access it the drive has to do a shitload of seeking.
So if she went to bed and Windows decided to do the upgrade in the middle of the night and got caught in the reboot loop, especially if its one of those thin laptops without great cooling or even worse was in its carrying bag because she wasn't expecting MSFT to upgrade her system? Yeah I could easily see her getting up to find a fried HDD no matter the age or quality of the drive.
1.- Wow...I can tell you haven't had much experience with NTFS, have you? Protip...it really isn't hard to corrupt the MFT and index on NTFS, especially if you don't do a SFC before doing major operations...wanna guess what Windows 10 did NOT do before upgrading?
2.- Damaged their computers? I can assure you that is a YES because if you computer is rendered unusable, as were many PCs that were caught in the endless reboot bug? Then it might as well be bricked for all Joe and Sally Average are gonna be able to do about it. Oh and lets not forget MSFT forced driver upgrades and both AMD and Nvidia have had driver releases in the past year that could damage hardware, if MSFT forced those drivers on to her system? yeah it could cook hardware.
3.- Damaged her hard drive? See #1. MSFT frankly made the most piss poor upgrade compatibility checker I have EVAR seen with Win 10, in fact I had several systems at the shop where their upgrade checker said "Oh sure its totally compatible!" only to find MSFT's idea of "compatible" meant no graphics, no sound, and no networking. If she had damaged sectors on her drive Windows 10 wouldn't bother to even run SFC or even check SMART before slamming the drive so yeah it could easily kill it.
4.- Having to replace her PC? Well there is the fact MSFT hasn't forced OEMs to provide discs since WinXP which means she had no media to install from even if she had the skill to do a HDD replacement (most wouldn't have a clue how to) and if the only repair shop in her area was something like Geek Squad? Well the cost of a HDD replacement and OS install would probably cost her more than the system was worth, if hers is anything like the local GS she'd be looking at over $200.
So I'm sorry but everything listed checks, and moreover I can back up her claims as I too had several systems lose files because of Win 10 not bothering to do any checks before upgrading (oh and in the case of 2 boxes never even asking me before they started upgrading as they were 2 of them affected by MSFT changing the red X from meaning no to meaning yes) and lucky for me they were just shop boxes and didn't have any files I gave a shit about but with their shitty upgrade installer? I could have easily lost crucial documents or pictures so I really do not doubt she got screwed by Win 10, its Vista levels of bad.
Except a huge chunk of consumers simply throw the printer in the garbage and buy a new one creating a truly INSANE amount of e-waste, which is why this business model needs to be destroyed.
I used to live in a large apartment complex and every month when the time for putting out electronics came around? There would be a fricking mountain of cheap printers piled up every single month. The reason why is obvious, the printer costs $30 new and the ink costs $50 so why buy new ink carts when you can just get another printer? If your city has an ewaste center you should go there and see the gigantic mounds of printers, just mountains of practically new printers everywhere.
If you care about the environment? Its not solder you need to be bitching to your legislators about, its business models that encourage massive amounts of waste like this fucked up shit.
You DO realize that Steam games are easier to crack than any other DRM, yes? That there are websites that have cracks for damned near every game Steam has ever hosted, including cracks for Steam itself so it will just be locked into offline mode forever? That the majority of cracks out there for triple a titles are based on the Steam version because the Steam version is the easiest to crack...you do know this, right? And that Steam has a built in backup tool so you wouldn't even need Steam to reinstall your games at any time?
Worrying about Steam going away is like worrying about CD checks, its technology that has been broken for ages, everyone knows this, but it stops casual copies and helps cut down on cheaters (you can even tell which games have used Steam to crack down on cheaters as you'll see screams of "FORCED UPDATES ZOMFG!" because cheaters had broken the MP on the old version) but keep you from playing your games? Only if you cannot use Google.
Digital rights is an ugly theft of words implying the rights of people, rather than the rights of greed ie digital wrongs.
It's not theft, it's just digital words management.
And normal Joe's call it "bullshit that pisses ya off and sends you straight to TPB" ala the classic oatmeal strip.
AAMOF the ONLY DRM I've seen that doesn't piss people off and actually gets shit right? Steam. It has offline mode so you can still play your games if your connection goes tits up, and the platform actually does things FOR the consumer instead of simply being a tool for big corps to use against the user. It keeps all your games updated, gives creators of games an easy way to support modders and an easy way for players to use mods with Steam workshop, gives you chat,hassle free matchmaking, its convenient as hell which is what the media companies never seem to grasp, people want CONVENIENCE.
But instead the big corps will shit all over it in their endless greed and fuck it up, they always do. Hell we have a perfect example with MSFT and PlaysForSure. They had a great ecosystem with tons of shops you could buy and rent from, devices at every price point from sub $10 to over $400 that worked with it, both major and minor players supporting it....then MSFT got fucking greedy and killed it for their shitty iPod clone and in less than 2 years completely wiped out every inch they had gained in the market and had nothing to show for it besides a warehouse full of shit brown Zunes.
So don't worry fellow geeks, they will shit all over this thing as they always do. they will have the content split among a dozen different places, half of which won't play nice with the other half and ALL charging too much, it won't work worth a piss with any mobile that is older than 5 minutes ago, and it'll go the way of SecuROM and RMA files because if its one thing we've seen is true of big media? Its owned by a bunch of old farts that have ZERO clue what the consumers want.
Slashdot is... going down the toilet?
No, because Betteridge.
Only because Fortran stores multidimensional arrays in column-major order, while every other language in the known universe uses row-major order.
Julia is another that I know of, not surprisingly because it continues the scientific computing traditions of Fortran in many ways. From TFM:
Multidimensional arrays in Julia are stored in column-major order
I'm not worried so much about Joe Q. Public, but you obviously have not been through many internet flamewars. Nothing will turn off most of the audience faster than a site permitting their forums to be used for political or hyperbolic trash talking.
Um... how can this be true:
"Most American teenagers who abuse opioid drugs first received the drugs from a doctor,... and the majority of them had been prescribed opioids previously, the researchers found"
and later the pediatric report said:
"of all 188,468 prescription opioid exposures reported for youth under 20, [most] occurred among children under 5, [who got] the medication because it was improperly stored or was in a purse".
Has anyone else noticed the increase in bogus new releases, that don't jive with established facts. The above says most teen abusers got them for medical reasons from a doctor -- AND the 2nd part says most (60%) were under 5 and *took* (stole) them from someone else who was taking the medicine.
You can't claim most abusers are getting them for medical reasons and then claim that 60% are stealing them.
Who said it did? However, giving extremists a worldwide platform in which to spread their alternate news is not the responsibility of a social media platform.
It seems, that if you are a social media platform, you might want not want to be a battle ground for extreme points of view. If you were, it might make many users uncomfortable and harm your ability to be an inviting social platform.
Most users don't want to be in the middle of a flamefest. Besides that, governments might have cause to restrict access to the social platform on the basis that it gives a ready platform to idiots blowing their trumpet just to bully others irresponsibly.
Now if they only had the temerity to shut down all those using the platform as a means to trumpet "jibes" without taking official responsibility for, or positions on what is said.
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