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  • Live in Hope[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/21/2019 9:48:21 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    My children I AM with you in the storms of life. My hand is eternally yours to hold onto. Pay no attention to the circumstances and do not look back , leave all distractions behind holding tightly onto My Hand of Hope for I AM with you even now and remember your life is in ME . Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” Colossians 1:27 For God wanted them to know that...
  • On the eve of Patch Tuesday, Microsoft confirms Windows 10 can automatically remove borked updates

    03/13/2019 8:06:09 PM PDT · by dayglored · 28 replies
    The Register ^ | Mar 12, 2019 | Richard Speed
    Install. Uninstall. Boot. Repeat Microsoft has quietly updated a support document to let us know that Windows 10 will have a crack at uninstalling borked updates – just in time for patch Tuesday.Windows 10 endures enjoys a near constant stream of updates and patches to, as Microsoft put it, "keep your device secure and running at peak efficiency". This is all well and good, but as a significant section of customers would agree, things sometimes go wrong and a hasty uninstall is required.Microsoft has therefore tweaked Windows 10 to spot a recovery from a failed startup (after all, a reboot...
  • Peace be still[charismatic caucus]

    03/13/2019 7:40:34 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    Be at peace for I have calmed the seas for you and I AM The waters you walk upon now of holiness for I have made you righteous as I AM for I have overcome the world and their lies hold no water before your Creator and GOD ! Mark 4:39 And He got up and [sternly] rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Hush, be still (muzzled)!” And the wind died down [as if it had grown weary] and there was [at once] a great calm [a perfect peacefulness].
  • Going for Broke [Will Apple and Intel merge?]

    06/09/2005 8:17:17 PM PDT · by ScuzzyTerminator · 37 replies · 773+ views
    PBS ^ | June 9, 2005 | By Robert X. Cringely
    Going for Broke Apple's Decision to Use Intel Processors Is Nothing Less Than an Attempt to Dethrone Microsoft. Really. By Robert X. CringelyThe crowd this week in San Francisco at Apple's World Wide Developers Conference seemed mildly excited by the prospect of its favorite computer company turning to Intel processors. The CEO of Adobe asked why it had taken Apple so long to make the switch? Analysts on Wall Street were generally positive, with a couple exceptions. WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON HERE!? Are these people drunk on Flav-r-Ade? Yes. It is the legendary Steve Jobs Reality Distortion Field...
  • Microsoft Issues Windows 10 Upgrade Warning

    03/11/2019 5:42:13 AM PDT · by upchuck · 62 replies
    Forbes ^ | March 9, 2019 | Gordon Kelly
    We all know all about Windows 10’s most controversial feature, and Microsoft has now confirmed it has struck again… Picked up by the ever-excellent AskWoody, the latest update for Windows 10 (patch KB4482887) has crippled gaming performance on the platform across both Nvidia and AMD GPUs. Microsoft has now confirmed the problem and issued an official warning about the update. “After installing KB4482887, users may notice graphics and mouse performance degradation with desktop gaming when playing certain games (eg: Destiny 2),” explained Microsoft, with the company saying it is working on a fix. Needless to say, users are furious. Woody...
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren pushes to break up big tech companies like Amazon and Facebook

    03/08/2019 8:21:12 AM PST · by Red Badger · 58 replies
    CNBC ^ | 03-08-2019 | Jacob Pramuk - Tucker Higgins
    <p>Sen. Elizabeth Warren unveils a plan to break up big technology companies like Amazon, Facebook and Google.</p> <p>Her proposal is the most specific one put forth in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary to limit Silicon Valley.</p> <p>Other candidates such as Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Bernie Sanders have been skeptical of large technology companies.</p>
  • Let Jesus be your guide[charismatic caucus]

    03/05/2019 10:46:17 AM PST · by Jedediah
    The bridges you are building are just that, but what lies on the other side ? For if I Am not there, the bridge is built in vain and soon shall crumble out of view but My Spirit builds bridges of Truth and My hand is on it of blessing and promise. Allow me to take your hand and speak softly to guide the rudder of your life for you are My vessel and I AM your God so let it be so . . . Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace,Whose mind is stayed on You,Because...
  • Microsoft 'welcomes dialog' over HoloLens use by the military, but doesn't have to listen

    02/27/2019 8:20:56 PM PST · by dayglored · 13 replies
    The Register ^ | Feb 26, 2019 | Richard Speed
    It looks like you want to increase your lethality. Do you want some help with that? Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has responded to employees' concerns over the company's decision to flog its HoloLens tech to the US military.The deal, worth nearly half a billion dollars, was signed off last November and will see the US military just as disappointed with its field of view as the rest of us, to the tune of 100,000 units.At the time, the goal of the project was to "increase lethality by enhancing the ability to detect, decide and engage before the enemy".Microsoft to staff:...
  • New browser attack lets hackers run bad code even after users leave a web page

    02/25/2019 1:35:50 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 87 replies
    ZDNet ^ | February 25, 2019 | By Catalin Campanu
    Academics from Greece have devised a new browser-based attack that can allow hackers to run malicious code inside users' browsers even after users have closed or navigated away from the web page on which they got infected This new attack, called MarioNet, opens the door for assembling giant botnets from users' browsers. These botnets can be used for in-browser crypto-mining (cryptojacking), DDoS attacks, malicious files hosting/sharing, distributed password cracking, creating proxy networks, advertising click-fraud, and traffic stats boosting, researchers said. . .
  • Microsoft's HoloLens 2 Will Cost $3,500 and Support Unreal

    02/26/2019 7:57:35 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    IGN ^ | 02/25/2019
    To improve upon HoloLens’ immersion, Microsoft purportedly doubled HoloLens' field of view while maintaining a holographic density of 47 pixels per degree of sight. It features a new display system that achieves this at low power, and includes a new time-of-flight depth sensor for direct manipulation of holograms. On top of this, HoloLens 2 features eye-tracking sensors and iris recognition for security. The device’s comfort has reportedly been improved by featuring a more balanced center of gravity, utilizing a light carbon-fiber material and a new mechanism that allows users to equip the device without having to readjust it. Vapor chamber...
  • Microsoft employees slam $480M HoloLens military contract, refuse to create tech for 'warfare and

    02/24/2019 12:37:14 PM PST · by lowbridge · 72 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 24, 2019 | Christopher Carbone
    More than 150 Microsoft employees signed a letter demanding the tech giant cancel a $480 million contract to build a HoloLens for the Pentagon, saying they "refuse to create technology for warfare and oppression." "We are alarmed that Microsoft is working to provide weapons technology to the U.S. military, helping one country's government 'increase lethality' using tools we built. We did not sign up to develop weapons, and we demand a say in how our work is used," the letter to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and President Brad Smith, which was posted to Twitter, states. The employees represent the latest big tech backlash, coming from...
  • It’s Tough Being the Center of the Universe These Days

    02/23/2019 7:09:22 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 11 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 2-23-19 | MOTUS
    Don’t get me wrong, I’ve probably cursed Microsoft more than most normally well-adjusted adults. And I think that Microsoft defines the situation antitrust laws were written to address. Still, there’s a reason Corporate Boards run public companies not employees. And this is it: Microsoft Workers' Letter Demands Company Drop $479 Million HoloLens Military Contract. The workers object to the company taking a $479 million contract last year to supply tech for the military’s Integrated Visual Augmentation System, or IVAS. Under the project, Microsoft, the maker of the HoloLens augmented reality headset, could eventually provide more than 100,000 headsets designed for...
  • Microsoft workers protest use of HoloLens headsets for war

    02/22/2019 11:39:42 PM PST · by blueplum · 62 replies
    AP ^ | 22 Feb 2019 | Matt O'Brien
    A group of Microsoft workers is demanding the company cancel a contract supplying the U.S. Army with HoloLens headsets that they say would turn real-world battlefields into a video game. Microsoft's head-mounted HoloLens displays use augmented reality, which means viewers can see virtual imagery superimposed over the scenery in front of them. A letter signed by more than 50 Microsoft employees Friday and circulated on an internal messaging board said the technology could help soldiers spot — and kill — adversaries on the battlefield....
  • Facial Recognition Software Regularly Misgenders Trans People

    02/22/2019 11:11:53 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 57 replies
    Vice News ^ | Feb 19, 2019 | Matthew Gault
    Facial recognition software is a billion dollar industry, with Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, and Facebook developing systems, some of which have been sold to governments and private companies. Those systems are a nightmare for various reasons—some systems have, for example, been shown to misidentify black people in criminal databases while others have been unable to see black faces at all. The problems can be severe for transgender and nonbinary people because most facial recognition software is programmed to sort people into two groups—male or female. Because these systems aren’t designed with transgender and gender nonconforming people in mind, something as common...
  • Congrats, Satya Nadella. In just five years, you've turned Microsoft from Neutral Evil to (tr)

    02/20/2019 9:09:45 PM PST · by dayglored · 24 replies
    The Register ^ | Feb 5, 2019 | Richard Speed
    [FULL TITLE: Congrats, Satya Nadella. In just five years, you've turned Microsoft from Neutral Evil to, er, merely True Neutral] The hits, misses, and axings by the newish CEO Stepping into the sweaty shoes of Steve Ballmer was never going to be an easy task. Satya Nadella’s first five years as third CEO of the software giant has brought pain to fans of Microsoft's consumer tech but delight to investors.For many, Nadella is seen as the axeman, ruthlessly cutting through Redmond's detritus amid the rise of Apple, Google, and others. We at El Reg love a list, so we present...
  • New app in Microsoft browser labels Drudge Report, Breitbart, LifeSite as ‘false news’ websites

    02/15/2019 2:45:58 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 71 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 1-25-19 | Calvin Freiburger
    Microsoft is the latest tech giant taking it upon itself to police so-called “fake news,” packaging an app with its mobile browser that warns users not to trust various news websites, including a number of conservative ones. NewsGuard is an extension available for most browsers that displays a green checkmark or red exclamation point next to users’ address bar, to denote whether websites satisfy criteria “such as whether the site regularly publishes false content, reveals conflicts of interest, discloses financing, or publicly corrects reporting errors.” This is achieved by a team of “trained journalists and experienced editors,” rather than algorithms....
  • Bill Gates slams Ocasio-Cortez, says her tax policy is 'missing the picture'

    02/12/2019 2:00:13 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb. 12, 2019 | Chris Ciaccia
    Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, who has a net worth approaching $100 billion, has slammed tax policies like the one put forth by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, saying they miss the larger picture and could create tax dodging.
  • Microsoft decides Internet Explorer 10 has had its fun: Termination set for January 2020

    01/29/2019 1:03:45 PM PST · by dayglored · 41 replies
    The Register ^ | Jan 29, 2019 | Richard Speed
    Windows Server 2012 admins should crank it up to 11 Microsoft has warned that it isn't only Windows 7 for the chop in 2020. Unloved Internet Explorer 10 will be joining it. Finally.Internet Explorer 10 first appeared back in 2012 and in 2016 Microsoft made a concerted effort to kill the thing by focusing its support efforts on Internet Explorer 11. Anything not Edge-related or without "11" after it would no longer be supported.However, not every operating system was capable of actually running Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft infamously restricted its Edge browser to Windows 10 (and later iOS and...
  • Zuckerberg’s Lobbyist: ‘100 Percent’ Trump’s Base Will Back Amnesty

    01/29/2019 9:23:07 AM PST · by Red Badger · 59 replies
    www.breitbart.com ^ | 29 Jan 2019 | Neil Munro
    Mark Zuckerberg’s immigration lobbyist says President Donald Trump’s 2016 voters will stick with him “100 percent” in 2020 if he signs amnesty legislation backed by the Koch business group. “Polling and common sense dictates this to be true,” said a tweet from Todd Schulte, director of the FWD.US lobbying group, which is trying to preserve the federal policy of importing more than 1 million new consumers and workers each year. He continued: People think the President is gonna see a bunch of people vote for a Dem or Howard Schultz if he signs a border and daca deal? This is...
  • Windows Update Troubleshooter

    01/27/2019 3:25:57 PM PST · by entropy12 · 27 replies
    Microsoft ^ | Last Updated: Jan 25, 2019 | Microsoft
    If you get an error code that starts with 0x8024, the Windows Update Troubleshooter can help resolve the problem. Make sure you have internet access, then download the Update Troubleshooter version that matches your version of Windows. Download Update Troubleshooter for Windows 10 Download Update Troubleshooter for Windows 7 and Windows 8