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  • Microsoft Rep Threatens To ‘Slide Knife Between Ribs’ Of ‘Asshole’ Conservatives

    10/25/2020 7:52:25 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 86 replies
    The National Pulse (via Whatfinger.com) ^ | 10/25/20 | Natalie Winters
    Freeman’s full tweet reads: Exactly how much money do I need to give the Democratic Party for them to pull their shit together? Get angry. Get mean. Get low. We care about people. Awesome. That doesn’t mean we can’t occasionally slide a knife between some asshole’s ribs. Fellow Microsoft employees, including Program Manager Alex Dupler, appeared to endorse Freeman’s tweet, asking “where do I sign up?”
  • Microsoft will forcibly open some websites in Edge instead of Internet Explorer

    10/25/2020 6:17:02 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 120 replies
    ZDNet ^ | October 26, 2020 | Catalin Cimpanu
    Starting next month, users trying to access certain websites will see IE refuse to load the URL and automatically open the site in Edge instead. This forced IE-to-Edge behavior is part of Microsoft's Internet Explorer deprecation plans. Microsoft has been gradually rolling out the feature for testing purposes for some Windows users since the release of Edge 84 this summer. However, with the release of Edge 87, scheduled for next month, Microsoft plans to enable the forced IE-to-Edge action for all IE users. At the core of this new feature is a new DLL file that Microsoft has been silently...
  • Microsoft created a portable data center the size of a shipping container connected by SpaceX satellites that can be placed anywhere — take a look

    10/22/2020 4:14:42 PM PDT · by srmanuel · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/22/20 | Business Insider
    Microsoft Azure just announced a new design for modular, portable data centers. Azure is the company's cloud computing service, used by big names including Boeing, eBay, and Samsung. The Azure Modular Datacenter (MDC) is designed to work just about anywhere, including nontraditional areas where cloud computing previously wouldn't have been possible. Data centers are the "backbone of the Internet," where data and photos from the cloud are physically stored
  • Another Chromium browser for Linux? Microsoft Edge arrives in preview form, no love for Arm yet

    10/22/2020 7:25:57 AM PDT · by dayglored · 13 replies
    The Register ^ | Oct 21, 2020 | Richard Speed
    One question: Why Redmond, why? Ah, you need to meet developers wherever they are... Microsoft has delivered on its threat to inflict Chromium Edge on Linux. Completist tendencies aside, one would be forgiven for wondering, "Why?"Click to enlarge Edge on Linux had been lurking behind the bushes before its announcement at September's Build event. Indeed, Microsoft insiders had whispered to us that it had been running for a while, but booting it out of the door was not a top priority for the team. A good few months later and here we are: a Dev Channel version of Edge can...
  • Windows 10 October 2020 Update arrives: Nothing that will drop your jaw, but we've had enough of 2020's fun surprises anyway

    10/22/2020 7:15:58 AM PDT · by dayglored · 30 replies
    The Register ^ | Oct 21, 2020 | Richard Speed
    Steady as she goes for Microsoft as Edge turns up and Start gets a buffing Good news for Windows fans, the October 2020 Update is here, for some people at least, and the known issues list isn't as bad as the last one.After lurking in the beta and release preview channel of the Windows Insider program for what seemed like an age, the Windows 10 October 2020 (aka 20H2) has arrived, bringing with it Microsoft's new Chromium-based Edge browser and, frankly, precious little else.The glorified update follows the pattern established in 2019, where a major update hit during the spring,...
  • Microsoft board is looking for women and minorities for pool of candidates who could someday replace CEO Satya Nadella

    10/20/2020 9:53:42 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 37 replies
    Microsoft has stated repeatedly said it’s committed to boosting diversity. Now the company has strengthened that commitment by pledging it will seek minority candidates who could one day take the place of CEO Satya Nadella. “The board is committed to actively seeking highly qualified women and individuals from minority groups to include in the pool of potential CEO candidates,” Microsoft said in its annual proxy statement on Monday. The board handles CEO succession planning, including identifying both internal and external candidates and coming up with plans to develop internal candidates, according to the filing.
  • Think Tank Funded by U.S. And Foreign Governments Calls for Suppression of Breitbart, Fox, Conservative Media

    10/18/2020 11:59:50 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 18 2020 | ALLUM BOKHARI
    The German Marshall Fund (GMF), an influential globalist think tank founded by the state of Germany to promote deeper ties between America and Europe — and funded in part by the U.S. government — has branded Breitbart News, Fox News, the Blaze, and the Federalist as “deceptive” news outlets, urging social media platforms to suppress their engagement. The GMF, which claims to be a “non-partisan” organization, relies on the opinions of NewsGuard, an unaccountable Microsoft-linked establishment project that purports to “rate” the validity of news sites. The report divides so-called “deceptive” news outlets into two tiers. “Manipulators,” that the GMF...
  • It's 2020 and a rogue ICMPv6 network packet can pwn your Microsoft Windows machine (Patch Tuesday alert)

    10/13/2020 6:41:18 PM PDT · by dayglored · 39 replies
    The Register ^ | Oct 13, 2020 | Thomas Claburn
    Redmond urges folks to apply update ASAP – plus more fixes for Outlook and software from Adobe, Intel, SAP, Red Hat Patch Tuesday Microsoft's Update Tuesday patch dump for October 2020 has delivered security patches that attempt to address 87 CVEs for a dozen Redmond products.Nadella's security crew has identified 22 remote code execution (RCE) CVEs though the most worrisome looks like CVE-2020-16898, Windows TCP/IP RCE, which is rated 9.8 out 10 in severity. It affects Windows desktop and server systems.According to Microsoft, the Windows TCP/IP stack doesn't properly handle ICMPv6 Router Advertisement packets. Thus someone could send a vulnerable...
  • Microsoft Is Letting Employees Work From Home Permanently

    10/09/2020 5:40:32 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    Microsoft ^ | 10/09/20 | Tom Warren
    Microsoft is allowing its employees to work from home permanently. While the vast majority of Microsoft employees are still working from home during the ongoing pandemic, the software maker has unveiled “hybrid workplace” guidance internally to allow for far greater flexibility once US offices eventually reopen. The Verge has received Microsoft’s internal guidance, and it outlines the company’s flexible working plans for the future. Microsoft will now allow employees to work from home freely for less than 50 percent of their working week, or for managers to approve permanent remote work. While most employees will be able to easily take...
  • 'Everybody dies': Elon Musk says he won't take Coronavirus vaccine and lockdowns have 'diminished' faith in humanity; Calls Bill Gates a "knucklehead"

    09/30/2020 8:29:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    MSN ^ | 09/30/2020 | Spencer Neale
    Speaking on the New York Times opinion podcast Sway, Musk told host Kara Swisher that he and his family would not be taking a coronavirus vaccine because he doesn't believe the virus poses a serious enough risk to their health. “I’m not at risk, neither are my kids,” Musk said. Musk said sweeping restrictions on movement and business enacted due to the coronavirus had “diminished" his "faith in humanity." The entrepreneur said that instead of sweeping lockdowns, governments should focus on isolating those most at risk while allowing the rest of society to continue with normal life. Musk told Fisher...
  • Nationwide Reports of Brief 911 System Outages, Cause Not Immediately Clear; Law enforcement in multiple cities and counties in at least four states tweeted their emergency number was down for about an hour

    09/28/2020 8:40:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 09/28/2020
    Law enforcement agencies across the country reported brief outages of their 911 systems Monday night, and it was not immediately clear if there was a connection with a major Microsoft system outage. Law enforcement agencies around the country, from Nevada to Pennsylvania and Arizona to Minnesota, tweeted that their 911 systems were down beginning sometime after 7 p.m. ET. Multiple reports indicated outages throughout Delaware and Ohio as well. By 8:15 p.m., many of those departments reported that their services had come back online. Others were still recommending that people call local department numbers instead of the emergency line. The...
  • Radical Leftist Group 'One Planet One Child' Pushing Anti-Family Population Control Agenda to get you to stop having Children

    09/27/2020 5:46:07 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 42 replies
    nteb ^ | 9/26/20 | G. Grider
    So now billboards are going up in Canada and in places like Colorado and Minnesota in the United States from a group called ‘One Planet One Child’, a radical Leftist group if there ever was one. Interesting thing, when you go to their About Us section on the web site, the first link you see is for something called ‘You Had Me At Childfree’. Their real agenda comes flooding to the forefront, these people are anti-child not simply one child, as all dictators are. The Liberal Left is always crying about ‘human rights’ and ‘reproductive freedom’, but nothing could be...
  • Big Tech’s praise for Biden will strike most people as a reason to prefer Trump

    09/26/2020 9:06:14 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 26, 2020 | 8:32pm | Post Editorial Board
    The two dozen tech geniuses who endorsed Joe Biden in a recent New York Times letter showed an obliviousness all too typical of the industry. Biden and running mate Kamala Harris “listen to experts before setting public policy,” they claim — which evidently means they’ll favor the tech industry’s preferences when it comes to immigration policy. The 24 winners of the Turing Award, aka the Nobel Prize of programming, don’t run the Big Tech companies. But they clearly join in the industry’s upset over H-1B visas, which normally allow for the recruitment of immigrants with specialized skills — until President...
  • Soros/Gates-Funded Org ($6.5M): World May Need ‘Climate Lockdown'

    09/25/2020 9:20:50 AM PDT · by JV3MRC · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 9/25/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    Liberal billionaire George Soros had said the pandemic was providing a “revolutionary moment.” Now Project Syndicate (PS), a group both Soros and fellow liberal billionaire Bill Gates fund, is peddling a tyrannical proposal. Specifically, the group is pushing an eco-extremist idea that the world may need a “climate lockdown” to preempt climate change unless we have a “green economic transformation.”
  • Microsoft to Buy Game Company ZeniMax Media, Parent of Bethesda Softworks, for $7.5 Billion

    09/21/2020 10:31:35 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 8 replies
    variety.com ^ | Sept 21, 2020 | Todd Spangler
    Microsoft is massively expanding Xbox’s original games portfolio: The software giant announced plans to acquire ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda Softworks — one of the biggest privately held game developers and publishers in the world — for $7.5 billion in cash. The deal will give Microsoft’s Xbox games division ownership of top-selling games including “Fallout,” “The Elder Scrolls,” “Doom,” “Quake,” “Wolfenstein,” “Prey” and “Dishonored.” Microsoft plans to add Bethesda’s franchises to its Xbox Game Pass cloud-based service, which has over 15 million subscribers, including future titles like the buzzy space RPG “Starfield.” With the addition of Bethesda, Microsoft...
  • Chinese Social Networking Company TikTok reaches deal to sell U.S. operations to Oracle, rejects Microsoft's plan

    09/13/2020 7:54:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    NBC News ^ | 09/13/2020 | By Jo Ling Kent and Ahiza García-Hodges
    TikTok has reached an agreement to partner with software giant Oracle, a landmark deal that could redefine how the U.S. and China square off over the reach of their homegrown technology companies. The deal, which was confirmed Sunday by a source with direct knowledge, comes after the Trump administration pressured TikTok to sell its U.S. business over concerns about the threat to national security. The administration alleged that the company's ties to China through its parent company, ByteDance, meant it would have to hand over data about Americans if asked by China's government. TikTok has denied that it would hand...
  • New cyberattacks targeting U.S. elections (Microsoft on Russia, China, Iran)

    09/10/2020 12:41:07 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 3 replies
    Microsoft ^ | 09 10 2020 | Tom Burt
    In recent weeks, Microsoft has detected cyberattacks targeting people and organizations involved in the upcoming presidential election, including unsuccessful attacks on people associated with both the Trump and Biden campaigns, as detailed below. We have and will continue to defend our democracy against these attacks through notifications of such activity to impacted customers, security features in our products and services, and legal and technical disruptions. The activity we are announcing today makes clear that foreign activity groups have stepped up their efforts targeting the 2020 election as had been anticipated, and is consistent with what the U.S. government and others...
  • Once approved, should people be required to get a COVID-19 vaccine as a matter of public health?

    09/07/2020 7:34:22 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 176 replies
    The Denver Channel ^ | August 31, 2020 | Meghan Lopez
    DENVER — In research laboratories around the world, the race to find a COVID-19 vaccine is on. Already, more than 30,000 volunteers have agreed to participate in Phase 3 vaccine trials in the U.S., according to officials from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.China, meanwhile, has been giving an experimental vaccine to medical professionals, border inspectors and other workers in high-risk professions, according to CNN.President Trump has committed the U.S. to approving a vaccine by the end of the year.Once a vaccine is approved, however, should cities, states or businesses mandate it? Denver7 heard multiple perspectives on...
  • Windows 10 Update Is Causing An Old Problem To Return!

    09/07/2020 2:36:36 PM PDT · by justme4now · 81 replies
    9/7/20 | self
    The other night I was forced to take the latest windows 10 update .. again! I keep having to 'rollback' to the 'previous' version because of what happens to my graphics! (I know what causes the graphics problem but not why there is this this new problem!) Let me explain ... A few years ago I went through a similar mess that took me almost a year to solve! Below is a screenshot of what that (and this) cumalative update does to my colors/graphics! DESKTOP SCREENSHOT It took a while but I found that on these updates ... Microsoft would...
  • BLM protester arrested for recklessly driving his spray-painted van in DC was also at Portland and Kenosha riots - as police say they're investigating if groups are being 'funded' to travel to hot-spots

    09/01/2020 7:13:55 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 63 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | September 1, 2020 | Jennifer Smith
    A BLM protester who was arrested in Washington DC on Saturday night has also been at riots in Portland and Kenosha, police said on Monday, as they revealed they were looking into whether groups were being funded to travel to protest hot-spots. Jeremy Vajko, 27, a Microsoft engineer, was arrested on Saturday night during violent clashes between police and protesters in the nation's capital. The Metropolitan Police Department incident report into his arrest claims he was driving recklessly near the Hay Adams hotel and drove 'into a crowd of over one hundred individuals'. He spent the night in jail and...