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  • Dumb phones

    Color me unsurprised.



  • WP IE execute spams.

    , magicalclick wrote

    I meant what use cases is to allow JavaScript to launch Store Search.

    Are you complaining about being redirected at all or being redirected to a store? Hell, I'd be happy if being redirected to some app store was all that ever happened if I visit some questionable site. I've seen everything from APKs automatically being downloaded from Android devices to being caught in an infinite JavaScript alert() loop that forces you to end task just to close the window when browsing from a Windows desktop.


  • Windows 8 is finally paying off for Microsoft!

    , Bass wrote

    If you are wondering why King is so adment of promoting this free game (even spamming commericials on TV, etc.), King designed Candy Crush Saga with significant help from psychologists to short circuit people's inherent reward response. Basically, Candy Crush is a PHYOPS tool designed for the explict purpose of fleeing people vulnernable to a certain kind of suggestion. Some freeminum games have resulted in people spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars (and in some cases, tens of thousands) on these so called "microtransactions".

    If someone assaults you on the street that's clearly a crime. I contend that human mind can also be assaulted, and the business model of freminum relies on this. But modern culture is based on the false theorem that the mind is a temple that acts unimpeded relative to its inputs.

    The worst of the lot is Game of War, which uses peer pressure as part of its psychological war against its players.

  • WP IE execute spams.

    , magicalclick wrote

    Head over to Gamespot forum and visits some posts using WP8.1 latest Lumia Firmware (one with HDR camera software).

    If you try long enough, you will get redirected to WP Store Search Function with some search term already filled in.

    Hmmmm.... Spam on my phone.

    Uh, it's called JavaScript running in your browser. This happens in both the AOSP and Chrome browsers on Android too. Except on Android, you don't get redirected to Google Play. The browser tries to get you to download APK files.

  • Stop the madness!

    , NoelCarboni wrote

    I never implied the Group Policy change I made was a back door or hack, but there IS enough vagueness and miswording that it might just not be done yet for Win 10.  While I'd like to hope it isn't a likelihood that it will change, the plain and simple fact is that Win 10 is changing a whole helluva lot of things that no one thought they could possibly change.

    As long as we don't see the final Windows Update in or after the RTM it will give us all time to plan and prepare.  Unlike many, I don't implicitly trust them to get it 100% right, and I'll believe it when I see it.


    You need to take off the tin foil hat and stop acting like Microsoft is out to get you. There's usually a business case for every decision, so put yourself in Microsoft's shoes and try to come up with any reason for what you are speculating is going to happen based on zero evidence. And if you can't come up with anything other than "Microsoft wants to * me over", then it's probably not going to happen. Sheesh.

  • SQL Server 2016

    Native JSON support. I hope it extends to Azure SQL Database.

  • Another day, another locked thread

    , NoelCarboni wrote

    It seems to me that very few folks here really seem to want to have a conversation about concepts and ideas, even though that's what's been stated.


    If the "concept and idea" is that Windows 8 is a "pig" compared to Windows 7, then, you're right. Nobody here besides WTWF or maybe magicalclick wants to have a "conversation about concepts and ideas". Why don't you guys go get a room?

  • Raspberry Pi and Windows 10 hands on

    , RamblingGeek​UK wrote

    Here's a video of me pushing out a hello world app to the pi... https://youtu.be/8cKlhGPkM2s

    I put my ISOs in a folder called "_ISOs" on my J: drive. :)

  • Another day, another locked thread

    , NoelCarboni wrote

    I'm amused at other people claiming my posts are "trolling".  Get over yourselves, kids, I've forgotten more about doing this stuff (including forum participation) than many of you will ever know.

    I graced your thread here to point out the reason why there's so much negativity.  Good, smart people are just seriously frustrated that we're headed for Idiocracy!

    We have seen better from Microsoft.  Even the young amongst us. Their current direction is, for lack of a better term, utterly childish.  They've turned abruptly off the straight and narrow, and are having trouble finding the road again.

    And hey, I never said any version of anything they've built in the past is the best it could be.  But a lot of it was unquestionably BETTER than what they're delivering today, and THAT's the frustrating part.

    Windows is a focus, but...  Have you actually used Office 365?  How is it better than, say Office 2003?  In 10 years there should have been advancements but I don't find it any more functional.  Stuff is just rearranged.  And what of the subscription plan delivering amazing improvements as time goes on?  What has been delivered in the past 2 years?  I can't think of one useful thing, ESPECIALLY not any improvements in the elegance of the UI, which is frankly heading rapidly in the other direction.  I'm not whining, I'm telling it like it is.  And I'm not alone.  There's a thread on the MSDN forum that's something like 500 posts long - the browser will barely render it - with people expressing their disbelief that Office has turned into such an eyesore, with no relief in sight.

    I've been a software engineer near 40 years.  In that time there have been amazing things done, and there have been some absolutely putrid things done.  We're in the putrid part of the cycle right now - I'm sure it'll get better again.  But it WON'T happen by cheering as lazy programmers do less than what's needed at the same time as throwing away what's good from the past.


    Be a man, and address me directly.

    Win 10 (maybe, depending on point of view) is a little better than Win 8, which was a pig compared to Win 7.

    That qualifies as a trolling, if I've ever seen it.

    BTW, if you want to be taken seriously try using the words "I think" a little more than you do. Presenting your opinions as though they're statements of fact is the very definition of being "utterly childish". Sorry, bub, but the Windows world doesn't revolved around you. YOU get over yourself. I don't care how many years you've been a software engineer. Perhaps software engineering has left you behind. Keep using Windows 7 to your heart's content, and step aside.

  • Bloat,​versioning and Containers

    , figuerres wrote


    what about the installing of apps on a desktop or laptop ?

    Aren't we talking about use cases for "containers"?

    while the current windows container talk is about the server

    Full stop.