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  • Outlook replacement?

    @swheaties: Popups? That seems rather unlikely. I've always had ads on the very right, but never popups. Also, do you mean Office 365? If you're getting ads for Outlook 365, then they definitely aren't coming from Microsoft.

  • New Star Trek Movie

    I'm not really a fan of the new ship design in ST:Discovery. It's too harsh and angular. Starfleet vessels have always had a certain aesthetic, but this one reminds me of a saucer grafted onto the rear of D7.

  • New Star Trek Movie

    @Ian2: Wasn't it DS9: Trials and Tribble-ations? That was a great episode.

  • The Windows OOBE is horrible - worse than ever before!

    @figuerres: Thanks for doing the research. Is there an existing feedback item?

  • sling tv on xbox one sucks

    , figuerres wrote

    Tried sling on Xbox, wow is it bad! And checking comments it's bad on other devices as well.

    Sling is still around?

  • Android phone

    , figuerres wrote


    yeah it's a sad story how Microsoft really started a lot of the phone and tablet stuff but now is so much behind in the market.

    surface books are really good but so many folks have iPads .... 

    Sometimes it's fun to ask people what they use their iPads for. Our DBA is 100% Apple at home and has an iPad Pro (large). His biggest use case is remoting into his Mac to do development from his recliner. However, he scoffed when I told him I use my SP4 for development as well. I can sit on my couch and work on an application with VS, VS Code, SQL Server, Redis, and ElasticSearch all running happily.

  • what is the future of the "Cable Company" in the USA?

    , figuerres wrote

    personally I would like to see a local company that only provides the internet connection and has no interest in what services you get over that connection. 

    That's basically what I have now. I give them money, they give me a connection. The big companies have no interest in last-mile service in rural areas, so it tends to be smaller local companies who provide it. I have line of site wireless since it's the only thing that I can get where I'm at.


  • what is the future of the "Cable Company" in the USA?

    The one that still causes issues for us is sporting events. I don't watch sports, but let's say that not having pay TV was a bit stressful for my Portuguese wife during the UEFA Euro this year. Unless you can tap into one of the pirate feeds, you're screwed. Fortunately, we managed to find a Portuguese broadcaster that has replays on their site.

    ESPN allows you to stream all kinds of stuff if your TV provider has a deal with them, but we don't have a TV provider. I spent some time looking for somebody who would trade money for soccer, but apparently nobody is interested.

  • IT bricking IE

    , magicalclick wrote

    *snip*or I can just install FF and use FF without putting on my tinfoil hat instigate possible cause related to IT  GOP setup. Because hey, IE could be indeed crap like everyone thinks. Why should I be a sore loser unwilling to accept IE is crap?

    This is a bad way of doing things. Eventually something is going to go wrong with this setup, and everyone will have documented evidence of the developers deliberately working around IT security policies (stupid as they may be) and there will be firings all around for violating company policy.

    At this point, the most reasonable course of action is just to go talk to them and work something out.


  • IT bricking IE

    The real question, is why hasn't the development team met with IT and gotten exceptions made so that they can get some work done?

    In many cases, working around policies can do more harm than good.