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  • Outlook replacement?

    Worth checking carefully the next time this happens to see if the popup is really a browser window - it's quite likely adware because Microsoft has strict rules against popups on any of its sites. It could be a rogue ad network, but adware is more likely.

  • Is anyone considering voting for Donald Trump?

    , davewill wrote



    Lots of this at the top:

    "C O N F I D E N T I A L " [other codes or section references]

    A lot of those are artifacts of the FOIA reclassification stamps being OCRed when Wikileaks injested them from the State Department FOIA page (https://foia.state.gov/Search/Results.aspx?collection=Clinton_Email)">https://foia.state.gov/Search/Results.aspx?collection=Clinton_Email).

    There are, of course, a bunch of documents that say CONFIDENTIAL, but none from actual people in the State Department (i.e. a bunch of external people confusingly putting a sensitivity rather than a national security marking on the docs). The docs are all here: https://foia.state.gov/Search/Results.aspx?collection=Clinton_Email

  • Is anyone considering voting for Donald Trump?

    , davewill wrote


    Supposedly these are all marked C. 32,000+/-


    3 emails were affirmatively marked (C) on some paragraphs. Several thousand *should* have been marked CONFIDENTIAL, a tiny number should have been marked SECRET, and IIRC, one should have been marked TS//SAP

  • SpamSpamSpam

    I came in to C9 yesterday. Forums were full of spam, so I left without participating in the forums.

    Day before? Full of spam, so I left without participating in the forums.

    Today? Still full of spam.

    Maybe I'll try again next week, but with Windows Going Deep videos a rarity, and the forums all but a ghost-town after everyone's been driven out by spammers, it's getting harder to think of good reasons to come back.

  • SpamSpamSpam

    Yet another day visiting the Coffeehouse. Yet another day leaving without reading any threads because of Spam. Microsoft needs to escalate this. They wouldn't allow C9 to be DDoS'd. Why are they allowing this?

  • really ? again? why can't microsoft folks get this fixed ? spam bombing of the site

    , cheong wrote

    The spams seems stopped for 3 days up to now. Seems whatever implemented to block them works.

    No. They're back. Beyond farce. Every time I come here and it's spam-bombed - as several times over the past month - I now just leave. Microsoft's failure to take basic measures to stop this has all but killed the forums over the past few months.

  • SpamSpamSpam

    , Dr Herbie wrote

    26 Pages of spam -- I can only delete them one at a time, so I'm not even going to try (plus I am at work and they don't pay me to moderate a forum).  If only I had a ban-hammer, or a batch delete  ....


    Agree. Came here to find 20 or so pages of spam. There's been several times now where I've gone through several pages marking them, but this is now so frequent that I can't be bothered anymore.

    Without some kind of "bulk-delete" for spam threads, it doesn't scale.

  • UWP slow startup times

    , cheong wrote

    @wkempf: Actually, Android device before API level 22 (i.e.: v5.0 Lolipop) uses precompiled binaries. JIT only exist on Android on v5.0+. Therefore, those Apps on older Android phones starts without JIT cost, but cannot maximize the performance with JIT (when the code is compiled at runtime to suit the system)

    IIRC, even on recent builds of Android, the whole binary is pre-JITted at boot/install time; so the only really "just-in-time" JITting that happens is for dynamically generated code.

  • Beginner's Luck

    , cheong wrote


    Btw, "owning software" does happen when you "buy" software from freelancers / SI vendors, together with the source code and the ownership transfer agreement. :P

    Government agencies do this a lot.

    Right, but the price tag for software purchases isn't $10-$100. It's more like $10k+ for a tiny project that does one bespoke thing, coded by a single person.

  • Beginner's Luck

    , Dennis​RLevesque wrote

    ... and why I prefer to own my own programs instead of licensing them.

    You've never been able to buy Windows; at least, assuming you don't have several billion dollars in the bank. It's always been available under licence. And the same is true of all software; even GPL software, which is licenced (albeit for free and with permissive terms) under the GPL.

    "Owning" software might be a convenient short-hand for licensing software, but it's not a thing that end-users do, or ever have done in the history of computers.

    In terms of your success in this endeavor? Precisely Zero. Not gonna happen. Microsoft getting people to move off Windows XP is a central part of its business plan for Windows. So while you can, of course, continue to use Windows XP yourself subject to the terms of your original licence - and you can run third-party tools to patch system components (via, say, Detours) for your and your friends if you want to, don't expect Microsoft to help you, or give you their permission to bring it to a wider group of people.