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Microsoft kept artificially alive must cost tax payers a fortune

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posted on Jan, 2 2017 @ 10:54 AM
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originally posted by: UMayBRite!
Their MS10 is horrible.

Far better than 8.1 or Vista.


Its made by a bunch of $$sholes with Asberger's.

Really? Is that factual or just your emotional, intellectually-devoid opinion?


I have it on my wife's computer. It stinks. When I tried to install it over MS7(after months of harassment) on mine, it blew up.

Sounds like you don't understand computers. Perhaps you should take it to someone who understand how to install software. I have it installed on my game machine, the family machine and 2 virtual images of it for work. All went in without a hiccup. Clearly you are incapable.

I don't *love* MS. I am not a fanboy. And many of their products have not been great, Vista for a start. But, Win7 served me well and to date, win10 has been working very well for me. Their Office products also work very well. Do they have intrusive marketing or were their guilty of sending back personal data when not required? Yes. But there is nothing on my machine that is publicly accessible or even viewable that is not encrypted, if required.

Besides, I have nothing to hide - my interests in amputee dwarf unicorn porn are pretty average these days.




posted on Jan, 2 2017 @ 03:07 PM
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a reply to: Indigent

In one of my classes last year we went over the FAT issue, in theory everyone pays but in practice only a fraction pay in the interest of making open source possible. That particular patent also expired recently or expires soon I don't remember which



posted on Jan, 2 2017 @ 04:12 PM
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originally posted by: AtomicKangaroo
I agree.
This is true of a great deal of software, Java and Flash to name a couple should of died out a long time ago, considering better alternatives but we're still stuck with them.

Not the consumers fault, we're sadly forced to use them by companies. Game developers still use Java for their games despite it being terrible for "3D" gaming, mostly due to the memory leaks and poor optimisation that have plagued it forever. If you want to use Netflix you need Silverlight.
"We cannot say those suck, let me use HTML 5 or C++" because there is no option to do so.

At least if people have an issue with Microsoft they can always switch over to Linux or Apple OS etc.

If people do have other options and don't use them they can hardly complain. (But will anyway.)


It depends on the platform, I'm actually studying game engineering right now (basically CS with a gaming focus). What languages/tools are used to build something are based on a few factors. If something is built to be cross platform it will often times use Java, this most often happens these days for mobile games. The downsides to Java are that it's as verbose as C++ which makes it slow to write, and it's only medium speed to run.

Most non mobile games these days (pc, console) have their engines written in C++ and have their content scripted in C#, Python, or Lua. I'm not positive, but I think consoles lean towards Lua because it's very lightweight so you don't have to worry as much about the reduced specs. Python is still very popular for PC, and C# is the preferred language when using Unity (which isn't limited to only games).

Browser games don't use Flash much these days, Apple pretty much killed Flash by refusing to support it. And it's just not very efficient in general. Flash is very CPU intensive, which means it kills the battery on your mobile devices, and the latest craze has been in power savings. Instead most of the browser stuff uses Javascript. There's even some back end Javascript packages these days which are replacing PHP.



posted on Jan, 2 2017 @ 04:13 PM
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originally posted by: yuppa
a reply to: fossilera

tell you how to stop the wifi disconnect. Power management console. and manually configuring your networking and your hardware you use to connect to the internet. power saving mode might be a issue too.


To expand on this, in your device manager check the wireless adapter. One of the check boxes is to allow Windows to shut off power to the device in order to preserve battery life. Sometimes this is flipped to the on position, which results in Windows periodically shutting off your wireless. Every now and then Microsoft pushes an update which resets this setting.



posted on Jan, 2 2017 @ 06:07 PM
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When World War One occurred all transmission's by radio waves were made illegal in the United States.



The introduction of vacuum-tube equipment promised to revolutionize radio. However, all amateur and commercial use of radio came to an abrupt halt on April 7, 1917 when, with the entrance of the United States into World War One, most private U.S. radio stations were ordered by the President to either shut down or be taken over by the government, and for the duration of the war it became illegal for private U.S. citizens to even have an operational radio transmitter or receiver -- in fact, it was Treason to Possess Wireless Stations according to one zealous city manager, reported on the front page of the April 23, 1917 San Jose Evening News. (In contrast, seven years later the Springfield Republican would declare: "It is the patriotic duty of all our citizens to have a radio." according to Voice May Alter Destiny of Nation). Radio in the U.S. had become a government monopoly, reserved for the war effort. Amateur radio operators were particularly hard hit by the restrictions. Before the ban, amateurs read the monthly issues of The Electrical Experimenter in order to find out about the latest improvements in equipment design, but now that magazine was featuring articles like How the Government Seals Radio Apparatus, which appeared in July, 1917. The American Radio Relay League's July, 1917 QST magazine brought Arthur C. Young's report of What Happened at Buffalo When Closing Orders Were Received. QST also began carrying monthly reports from former amateurs who were now enlisted in the U.S. Navy, and in September, 1917, in its final issue before suspending publication for the duration of the war, mused about the uncertain future of amateur radio in Another Season Opens, But---, while Guglielmo Marconi, in the September, 1917 Wireless Age, asked that the United States "Send the Wireless Men Abroad Immediately". The war was an opportunity for some to advance beyond standard peacetime restrictions. In this heavily segregated era there were a limited number of jobs open to African-Americans, however in the May, 1918 issue of the same magazine, Negroes for Army Signalmen announced that radio operator training was being established in Richmond, Virginia.


earlyradiohistory.us...

I am trying to understand.

It really makes no sense to suggest that anything equivalent to MS is not subject to the same situation.

It really does not make any sense to imply otherwise.

Except that you cannot access data on that today?

Seriously what would happen in countries outside the US if its President was accused of not being a citizen of that country?

Drops microphone, turns his back from audience and walks away ....


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posted on Jan, 2 2017 @ 07:32 PM
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a reply to: Kashai

What are you trying to say? What has anything to do with NAM?



posted on Jan, 2 2017 @ 07:44 PM
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There is a level of insignificance which is applicable to individuals like you and this happens to one of those situations where that is evident and to be clear obvious.

More than prepared to elaborate.


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posted on Jan, 2 2017 @ 08:31 PM
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a reply to: AtomicKangaroo

Sadly, on my end we're in the boat where we fully adopted a technology and only now, after Microsoft made it official that they were killing off said product years before, did we realize it was a horrible idea.

Flash has slowly been dying off though, in the same sense that Silverlight now is. Mostly, it's because the newer groups coming in are adapting to HTML5 (and usually whatever flavor of _javascript is popular - AngularJS 2 is showing promise). Can't really speak for Java, as while it's not suited to gaming, it can be quite useful if you plan on working with Oracle databases (in the same sense that if you use Microsoft SQL Server, you'd probably pick a Microsoft-Based language for better compatibility).

-foss

PS: I'm not ignoring everyone else - Stars are from me.



posted on Jan, 2 2017 @ 09:36 PM
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posted on Jan, 2 2017 @ 10:11 PM
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I am a man who does not only stand up for his kin.

Maybe you are just "freaking out" over the issue of the legality of private information.



Internet[edit]
Main article: Internet privacy
The ability to control the information one reveals about oneself over the Internet, and who can access that information, has become a growing concern. These concerns include whether email can be stored or read by third parties without consent, or whether third parties can continue to track the web sites someone has visited. Another concern is web sites which are visited collect, store, and possibly share personally identifiable information about users.

The advent of various search engines and the use of data mining created a capability for data about individuals to be collected and combined from a wide variety of sources very easily.[2][3][4] The FTC has provided a set of guidelines that represent widely accepted concepts concerning fair information practices in an electronic marketplace called the Fair Information Practice Principles.

In order not to give away too much personal information, e-mails should be encrypted and browsing of webpages as well as other online activities should be done trace-less via anonymizers, or, in cases those are not trusted, by open source distributed anonymizers, so called mix nets, such as I2P or Tor - The Onion Router.

Email isn't the only internet use with concern of privacy. Everything is accessible over the internet nowadays. However a major issue with privacy relates back to social networking. For example, there are millions of users on Facebook and regulations have changed. People may be tagged in photos or have valuable information exposed about themselves either by choice or most of the time unexpectedly by others. It is important to be cautious of what is being said over the internet and what information is being displayed as well as photos because this all can searched across the web and used to access private databases making it easy for anyone to quickly go online and profile a person.


en.wikipedia.org...

Other countries citizens pay taxes for the same process it is just that they do not explain that part to their population.











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posted on Jan, 2 2017 @ 10:38 PM
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posted on Jan, 2 2017 @ 11:02 PM
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posted on Jan, 2 2017 @ 11:21 PM
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We have concealed the fact that you should be on at least 10mg of Haldol as well as Cogentin for Extra Pyramidal Symptoms.

Literally.

Though probably in your case 25mg of Haldol with 10mg of Cogentin would be appropriate.

I mean you seriously started a thread about MS program issues and are bringing up a quote in the Bible????

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posted on Jan, 2 2017 @ 11:40 PM
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originally posted by: Kashai
a reply to: galien8


We have concealed the fact that you should be on at least 10mg of Haldol as well as Cogentin for Extra Pyramidal Symptoms.

Literally.

Though probably in your case 25mg of Haldol with 10mg of Cogentin would be appropriate.

I mean you seriously started a thread about MS program issues and are bringing up a quote in the Bible????

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I'm a Christian, you wanna have all people that are trying to save souls from eternal damnation, go on haldol? Because of their religious beliefs? I'm afraid your soul is beyond saving
This will be a difficult talk for you and your family on last judgment day with THE ARCHITECT read EXODUS 20:5 for worshiping the beast THE WHOLE LOT OF U




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