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Windows 10 Upgrade Bug Disabled Cntrl-C In Bash (infoworld.com) 167

An anonymous reader quotes InfoWorld: A massive set of changes to the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) was rolled into Windows Insider build 15002... If this is any hint, Microsoft's goal is nothing short of making it a credible alternative to other Linux distributions... Some of the fixes also implement functionality that wasn't available before to Linux apps in WSL, such as support for kernel memory overcommit and previously omitted network stack options. Other changes enhance integration between WSL and the rest of Windows...

[O]ne major issue in build 15002 is that Ctrl-C in a Bash session no longer works. Microsoft provided an uncommon level of detail for how this bug crept in, saying it had to do with synchronization between the Windows and Bash development teams. The next Insider build should have a fix. But for people doing serious work with Linux command-line apps, not having Ctrl-C is a little like driving a car when only the front brakes work.

Comment Walled Garden under fire? (Score 2) 120

This appears to be an attack on the fundamental principle of the "walled garden". I don't think this is a good idea. You may not like it, but then fine don't buy it. Apple sells this as a feature, that benefits the users by improving quality control, a problem that non-walled appstores have to deal with more all the time. It's not bulletproof, nothing is, it just improves it quite a bit. I find it reassuring that I don't have to sweat it when browsing the app store, "I wonder if this app is legit?"

Comment Re:In this economy? (Score 2) 562

Well...let's see an uncompressed, unfiltered, band-unlimited, DRM-less analog audio stream from a cassette, or a compressed, filtered, band-limited CD or MP3?

I don't think any recording medium offers unlimited frequency bands, but CDs and MP3s do a pretty good job of covering the audible range. Most cassettes don't even come close.

I have a CD that way - no matter how good I rip it it sill has pops, etc b/c of the watermarks

Methinks the problem isn't with magic watermarks.

Comment Re: sucks but as of now someones gotta do it (Score 1) 297

The ideal solution is supposed to be "whitelisting" where every pornographic image/video produced has to be registered with the government along with proof of model age, but then you have issues with prior restraint and accurately measuring what is/isn't pornographic.

Those are the issues you see with this solution? You want to register every pornographic image on the Internet and distribute a whitelist of hashes? Checking each image is going to necessitate a rainbow table hunt. And that won't even cover Anthony Weiner's phone. I don't think you've thought this through.

Comment Re:Similarly (Score 1) 389

You are shitting us right? Nobody is that incompetent.

We were all at a loss for words. On a related note, we've had SEVERAL pc techs over the years that were ex-best buy techs. We hired the ones that honestly knew what they were doing, after they'd gotten sick of having their hands tied, wrapped in duct tape, and coated with epoxy when trying to actually work on a machine in the store.

The basic rule they have, and by "rule" I mean "do this and we will fire you on the spot", was "if the GeekSquad CD doesn't fix the problem, tell the customer we have to ship it to our service center for $$$ to fix the problem." Techs that went outside these bounds, or god forbid, used their own tool (like malwarebytes) would be fired. See, it's all about the money. Good techs can't tolerate being told to NOT fix something when they know how to fix it and have the tool on their flash drive to do it.

It frustrates them to no end, and they find work elsewhere. And that's why Best Buy has idiots for techs, they insist on it. There's a youtube video of a tv channel unplugging an IDE cable on a new computer and taking it to various repair shops to look at. Most of them told the undercover crew they needed a new hard drive or power supply and quoted big money to fix it. Just one hole-in-the-wall shop said "this cable was unplugged, here it's fixed now, no charge for something silly like that!" The tech at best buy may have even seen the unplugged cable, but wasn't allowed to report that as the problem nor fix it. Corporate policy.

I was proud to work at a popular repair shop in my town where we focused ourselves on customer loyalty rather than milking the illiterate. Honest service all the time lightly salted with free service like the cable above gets you loyal return customers and excellent word-of-mouth. (good thing too, they rarely advertised, we got new customers all the time saying they had no idea we existed before today) Many of our loyal and returning customers were ex-best-buy customers that had been burned a time or two before either looking elsewhere or getting a referral to try us instead. Though TBH, if we had advertised much more we would have had to turn people down, we were just a 7-person shop.

To witness the disgusting state of compute repair in many towns, google for: computer repair undercover

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