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William Kempf wkempf
  • Lets talk about USB3 TypeC

    @figuerres: I have no problems finding USB 3 ports/cables/hubs. There's still lots of USB 2 stuff out there, but that doesn't mean USB 3 is scarce. USB 3 Type C is still a little scarce, but surprisingly it's not in the realm of "where do I find it".

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=usb+3+type+c

    I've been buying USB 3 exclusively for about a year now.

  • Malware in GTA5 mod made with C# (maybe) & workstation ​virtualizat​ion

     Decompiling and recompiling before execution would not be acceptable by end users, as it would be just too slow. In any event, being able to decompile and recompile in no way provides any assurances against malware. Besides, I would think such round trips would always be possible, even when binaries are obfuscated. The resultant decompiled source may be totally impossible to understand by a human... in fact it may be nothing but a bit of bootstrapping code and a gigantic byte array, but the decompile/recompile round trip would still work.

    Full blown VMs aren't necessary. Sandboxes and jails are generally good enough. Either approach only works, however, for standalone applications that need no/minimal access to other applications or OS resources. Doesn't mean it's a bad idea, it's just not a universal solution.

  • Stop the madness mark 2.

    @figuerres:Eh... no. It was just last year I believe that an update caused crashes because the OS expected fonts to be installed in a very specific manner that wasn't always the case. There was nothing actually wrong with user's machines, and there wasn't really a need for an IT pro to fix anything. The patch just needed to be patched.

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/2465631/microsoft-pulls-august-windows-update-after-crashes.html

    Updates can and do break things from time to time. Software isn't perfect. In general it's best to stay up to date, which means auto-update, but there are legitimate reasons to want or even need to control when updates are applied. I'm with wtwf this time.

  • No 3rd party payments through MS Store on Windows 10

    @PerfectPhase: Yeah, I was just asking a speculative question... didn't expect you to have a definitive answer.

    @kettch: Ensuring there's no phishing would be a valid reason to change the policy here, I guess. Charging a small fee for this would even be reasonable. 30% wouldn't be, though. They'd be back in Apple territory. Funny enough, Apple's response is they can make purchases through the vendors website (but no link to said web site can be provided by the app). There goes anti-phishing as a reason for such a policy.

  • No 3rd party payments through MS Store on Windows 10

    @PerfectPhase: I'm not sure why they'd make such a change?

  • Windows 10 SKUs

    http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-goes-public-with-its-list-of-planned-windows-10-editions/#ftag=RSSbaffb68

    The various SKUs have always been confusing. With "OS as a service" it's worse, IMHO. There should be a single SKU, and if necessary features can be added through the store.

  • No 3rd party payments through MS Store on Windows 10

    "3rd party payments" could mean a few different things. What do you mean here?

  • Windows 10 (metro?) is butt-ugly

    @NoelCarboni: OK, I'm just pissed off now.

    , NoelCarboni wrote

    @Jim Young:

    *snip*

    Admission is a good way to introduce yourself at a "Metro Anon" meeting.

    -Noel

    OK, this has gone too far. In case people are too thick to get it, the reaction to the OP and other posters here has nothing at all to do with people being Microsoft apologizers, fanbois, or idiots. It has to do with the complete and utter lack of respect. There's valid complaints about the style in the OP, but it's couched with so much vitriol that it's obvious trolling (that combined with the repetitive nature of the complaints). But the OP is not the only culprit here. It was offensive when you called general people idiots, Noel, but now you've called someone specific an idiot. Shut the F up. Go away. The community doesn't need this behavior.

    Thread will be locked in 1, 2, 3...

  • Windows 10 (metro?) is butt-ugly

    , wastingtime​withforums wrote

    *snip*

    W10 is a new version, isn't ìt?

    The complaints only appear repeatedly, because the same failures are getting made repeatedly, even in the "we have listened this time, honest!" version.

    And I call BS. Your assertion would be true if you'd said the same thing only once for each time Microsoft released something new, thus making it "repeatedly". This isn't true. The number of times you've posted the same drivel on here for Win10 alone is shameful, but you've been repeating this nonsense for years. We get it. You don't like it. Nothing more needs to be said. Continue to say it, and I will rightfully label you a troll.

  • Windows 10 (metro?) is butt-ugly

    , BitFlipper wrote

    @wkempf:

    I guess complaining about something you used to love that is now degrading into a cringeworthy pile of bile qualifies as trolling these days.

    Nope. Repeated postings of the same drivel, with the same inappropriate language and tone, is trolling. Complaining about the *appearance* and equating that to some sort of decrease in the quality/usability/productivity... that's just dumb. Yes, I know @waistingtimewithforums will now repeat his many other complaints about W10 that "prove" the OS is a pile of excrement because I just said the appearance doesn't, but that will just further prove he's trolling.

    Don't like the appearance? Constructively let Microsoft know in the appropriate forum. Don't come on here and rant incessantly, because THAT IS trolling. Oh, and realize one person's opinion is just that. Many people actually like the appearance. Show them some respect, even if you're unable to show any to Microsoft.