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Comment Re:Can't disable? Then I will break it (Score 3, Informative) 369

or install Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB, which got none of this nonsense.

Easier said than done, Microsoft doesn't sell Windows Enterprise off the shelf. You have to negotiate a licensing plan with them.

You can't just buy a copy of the Enterprise version of Windows. Running (legally) the Enterprise version of Windows 10 requires you to purchase at least 250 Windows licenses (public sector customers) or 500 licenses (commercial customers).

Comment Re:How to disable BITS (Score 1) 369

Here's somethingI discovered. Since Windows Firewall is useless crap, i always use a third party firewall that lets me actually block things I want to block (good for blocking "telemetry"). However, Windows 10 will not update if you disable Windows Firewall. Updates will simply fail. After some digging I traced an error number back to a Microsoft document confirming this.

At least that's how it was in all previous versions. I have no interest in this current version.

Comment Re:How much to do this legally? (Score 1) 35

US Premium numbers are no longer available.

I was wondering why there was no mention of US numbers and as I was reading the article it occurred to me that I hadn't seen any ads for services using a premium number in quite some time. I have to say, I'm quite surprised that all those "pro-business" politicians out there allowed premium numbers to be banned.

Comment Re:How much to do this legally? (Score 1) 35

As in, I would love to get a phone number that is 'premium' and then give it out to every website that keeps asking for a phone number.

Other than Google, which keeps nagging me to connect a mobile phone number to my account, I can't remember any websites asking for a phone number.

Comment Re:Yahoo is dead (Score 1) 144

No one should be stupid enough to buy Yahoo under conditions like that.

No one should be stupid enough to buy Yahoo under any circumstances 9unless Yahoo has assets that can be liquidated for more than the purchase price).

Yahoo is company that no longer has any reason to exist. They are the Radio Shack of the Internet.

Comment Re:Anniversary update.... (Score 2) 156

And then I have to re-turnoff Cortana,

Even if you "turn off" Cortana, it's still running in the background. Try to kill it with Task Manager and it comes right back. There is a way to kill it permanently, but my experience has been that Cortana is the new Internet Explorer -- kill it and you hose your entire system.

Comment Re:Plenty of research on this, no need to spend on (Score 1) 207

Paper I read stated . . . . . . .

One of the problems in this area is that people are writing papers based on information that was true 20 years ago but is no longer valid today, due to the massive increase in bit density of modern hard drives. A single wipe renders data unrecoverable, even with super-secret NSA government magic.

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