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Adding a registry setting, fiddling with settings via the GUI or downloading one of the many tools designed to disable telemetry that does it all for you (with one button press I might add) is not "hacker".And I've had to tinker with pretty much every version of Windows to disable or change various annoying crap, with the worst being Metro in Windows 8 that actually required third party apps to bring back the start menu.However you may feel about Windows 10 it's a decent...
There's also a 0.0001% chance of me being struck by lightning but I don't wander around in wellington boots.The chance of there being a bug (or bugs) like that that can't be reproduced is extremely small, not to mention the low chance of such a specific bug occurring regardless.I mean you'd need Windows Update to delete very specific registry entries, that it has no reason to even amend. I find it unlikely any updates would even have the code required to do this, let alone...
*Obviously intrusive anonymised telemetry that can be disabled, with unsubstantiated and irreplicable reports of updates restoring default telemetry group policy settings.Doesn't sound quite so doom-and-gloom when you put it like that, does it?I have auto-updates enabled, just checked and telemetry is still disabled btw.The justifications would be interface improvements, DX12, improved boot times and power management (for laptops).The interface improvements I understand is...
Could you link me to one of the updates you are concerned about?
I don't think MS are really going to do anything particularly interesting with the data they collect, that said I still disable telemetry.Just like every competent user on this site is capable of doing.It's basically a free OS, and not a half bad one, paid for with the data of less tech-adept people. What's not to like?
Because it's terrible writing, just look at this:"Though this is new news, the fact that Microsoft might eventually join the fight against piracy is not old news."I can't believe some clickbait rubbish like this has gone on to generate a 10 page thread on OCN, my 5 year old nephew could write a better article.Not to mention that half the posts are people jumping on the bandwagon with "boo hoo Microsoft are evil, I'm gonna install linux" and similar rubbish because they...
It's not often you hear of exercise exacerbating obesity If someone has an underlying medical condition that prevents proper exercise you'd hope that it would have been identified, especially if it's caused significant weight gain.That said, I doubt facebook is helping people advertise gym memberships.Gym memberships are usually local, and most facebook advertisers (at least in the UK) seem to be national or international companies. That means it's more likely they'll be...
Well I meant the method can be tweaked to target different bacteria, not that a single version would target all of them I wouldn't really say antibiotic resistance is a threat coming many, many years in the future. There are already strains resistant to all of the antibiotics available for use in the US.It's worth noting the patient in the above case was treated in India, then the drug resistant strain was identified when she fell ill in the US. I suspect there are...
The thing is though something like this is, in some respects, an all-cure elixir.The goal is not to develop new treatments for E. Coli, tuberculosis, cholera or their ilk but to develop an alternative to antibiotics which can be used against any bacteria.Imagine all of them gaining immunity, because currently this is where we are headed.If there aren't alternatives in place by the time this happens it wouldn't be a pendemic, it would be multiple pandemics of diseases that...
Well I mean level 4 is basically for level 3 agents that are untreatable, it would make sense that that currently contains viruses as relatively few bacteria are resistant to treatment.But how many bacteria are going to be re-prioritised once they gain antibiotic resistance?I mean you say above tuberculosis is classed as a level 3 agent, that's because it's difficult to treat with antibiotics. Now imagine a strain that's immune to them.Using biosafety classification as a...
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