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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1719956)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor


It is a new world where privacy is fast becoming a thing of the past.

Of course we don't like it, but I am not sure there is much we can do to stop it.

This is what bothers me the most.
Sure, most of us are very upset over this, and there are things we can do to minimize our web presence for now. The real problem is that every day, privacy is being eroded in one way or another from countless sources. Even where I live in central New Hampshire, cameras are going up everywhere. There are even some 20 of them throughout my work place, and I have one right over my head. They are in stores, at traffic intersections, toll booths, and just along the highways. Face recognition software is more and more wide spread. I can log into a huge number of webcams all over the state, country, and world. The gas stations I use track my debit card, and even they have cameras pointed right at me as I fill my tank with gas. Even without any computing device at all, should I somehow raise a flag, and attract attention, I could be found very easily. In many cases this has helped to find people who would do us harm, but none of us live in anonymity any more. The current generation is brought up with their data being gathered from day one, and they will never know what is it like to be unconnected. Every generation looks back to the good old days, and I fear that no longer will a child just be able to go out in the woods and play without that information being shared as a life path.

Steve
2) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Interesting Physics (Message 1719616)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
I found another interesting article on my smart phone that I thought was worth sharing. This new phone has been the source of a remarkable amount of information. This thread can be for anything interesting in physics that may not warrant a separate thread.

http://www.nature.com/news/quantum-spookiness-passes-toughest-test-yet-1.18255

Steve
3) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Speed of light question (Message 1719554)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
http://www.aljazeera.com/video/europe/2011/09/201192421516923404.html

I don't know if this is real.

Steve

Never mind. This was from 2011, and has since been proved false.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1719388)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
That is where we are heading as a society.


ABSOLUTE agreement 100%. Time to get off the grid......

I agree with you, but going off the grid, is much harder than you can imagine.
You have to give up your drivers license, credit cards, and even coming into society, because of face recognition cameras. You can't have any bills, and are forced to live totally off the land.

If we want a future of no data transferred, then the way of life we have become accustomed to is impossible.

Steve
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1719381)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
As I said, we can get around the data collection for a few years, but the future (present) is much more like the book 1984, than we realize.

Steve


Watch Terminator, Genysis. The Skynet, the evil being, is doing exactly what 10 is trying to do.........
Connect everything, monitor everything, overtake and control everything.

The movie was a bit ahead of it's time. But Skynet is here, in the form of Windows 10. It is is evil incarnate. And if you do not see that, I shall survive it longer than you shall.

Once 10 is downloaded, it takes control of some things that you CANNOT recover.
10 is not an OS, it is a VIRUS.

It is Windows 10, Google, Apple, Amazon, and every other leading company.
The real problem is much bigger than Windows 10. Add the NSA, and multiply it by the 100'th power. That is where we are heading as a society.

Steve
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1719378)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
I am not the one to worry about.
It is the generations past me that I really worry about.

Steve
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1719367)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor



To me, looks like Microsoft is very determined to have everything about you pawned for their profit and your loss.

Incredible.


IT is only what we allow it to be...
Martin

The same as Google, Amazon, and Apple.


And Google is using a customized version of Linux to do so.

That, I didn't know......

Steve
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1719364)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
The posts in this thread have convinced me to let sleeping dogs lay. My 7 and 8.1 boxes shall remain what they are. I can deal with 8.1 and 7 is really quite OK.

I agree. I have not found anything in Win 10 that Win 7 doesn't already do. I understand where things are going, but so far I can't see an advantage to Win 10 over Win 7.

Steve
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1719363)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor



To me, looks like Microsoft is very determined to have everything about you pawned for their profit and your loss.

Incredible.


IT is only what we allow it to be...
Martin

The same as Google, Amazon, and Apple.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1719358)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
Sorry, the kitties have advised me not to touch it.
Too much bloat, too much intrusiveness that has to be turned off just to make it safe to use.

Kitties are usually correct in their judging of such things.

I am not going near 10.

I have advised my own father not to touch it. Not because it collects information, but because he has used a computer for over 25 years, and barely knows how to turn one on. Things will change for him, and he is 80 years old, and doesn't react well to change. As I said, we can get around the data collection for a few years, but the future (present) is much more like the book 1984, than we realize.

Steve
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1719356)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
I guess, my previous thoughts still apply.
Most of us are very computer savvy, and know how to do things others don't.
What concerns me the most is that we may be the last generation to
fully understand what privacy means. We can delay the information collection for a few years at best. Then what. The children of today already carry smart phones, which collect much more information than Win 10 does. Microsoft is just getting on the band wagon with every other company. It had to in order to stay profitable for the long term. There are still OS's like Linux, which will remain under user control for the foreseeable future, but what happens in 5 years, 10 tears, 50 years?

I am using Win 10, and am slowly turning on functionality, knowing full well that my smart phone collects way more than Microsoft does now. I am really concerned about the future. Of course most of us have the skills to stop the data heading out, but the masses don't. Even we can only maintain it for a limited amount of time.

I do have a positive comment about Win 10. It is an easy learning curve, and works similar to Win 7. When they switched from XP to Vista, the whole directory tree changed. That was a pain, except for the most robust user. At least for the new Win 10, that is much the same as Win 7.

Steve
12) Message boards : Number crunching : CL file build failure (Message 1718231)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
The same thing happened to me, after the latest lunatics build. At first I reverted to the described driver, then as it wasn't designed for Win 10, I went through the .CL file, and changed the rest of the bool2 to bool_2, and it fixed the problem. I can now use newer drivers designed for Win 10.

Steve
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Corsair Graphite 600T (Message 1717970)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
Excellent news Mike!
I'm glad that was all it was.

Steve
14) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Crop Circles Arecibo (Message 1716876)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
http://www.theanomalieschannel.com/archive/cni-news/CNI.0768.html

Steve
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1716239)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
Sounds very much like VHS vs. Betamax, or Blu-ray vs. whatever the other one was - I've forgotten.


HD-DVD. ;-)

The funny thing here, is that even though Blu-Ray is a better technology, with greater storage, it was the name that won out, as Blu-Ray just sounded better than HD-DVD.

Steve
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1716229)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
There are some things that I like about Win 10.
It has a nice snappy interface, that is easy to learn.
The updates keep coming, so exploits that can let others in, are quickly plugged.
My upgrade went very well, and I am a clean install guy. This is the first time I haven't done a clean install, even though it was my intention, and everything works.

I altered the .CL file, replacing every instance of bool2 with bool_2, so I should have no more problems with newer Nvidia drivers. (I will post results when a new AP unit appears.)

This is certainly better than Win 8, and is a combination of 7 and 8.1.
I am far from the beginner computer user, and I have control over what I was afraid of in the beginning.

So far, other than the privacy, which I already gave up by carrying a smart phone, I think Microsoft might be onto something. Cortana is still turned off, as there is a huge fan noise in my bedroom where Piggy is located. (63 dB) Even with water cooling, it is like sleeping on the deck of an aircraft carrier. It is when the sound stops, that I wake up and see what happened......

Steve
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1716068)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
So... If the Win10 non-privacy does not get all your data, why not just give it away for free in the first place?...


Microsoft turns on Windows 10 file backup to Azure

... Windows has included basic backup utilities for many years. That Microsoft's now giving those tools the cloud treatment should come as no surprise...


Do you trust enough to have all your data on someone else's cloud 'for free'?

IT is what we allow it to be...
Martin

I have all of that shut off, so all 5 TB of my files will stay on my computer.

Steve
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1715842)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
Well, after I re-installed my tried and true GPU driver, I finally had an AP unit validate. Win 10 has not forced me to update the driver yet, after all the action I took to prevent it, so I am pleased about that. My available time to mess with things has been very limited lately, so I am glad I seem to have some control over driver installation. If things change, I will post about it.

Steve
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1714856)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
This is the link for the Microsoft tool.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3073930

And you can go to the Control Panel/System/Advanced Settings/Hardware, and choose not to install drivers.

I am not sure if it works yet, but it is what Microsoft recommends.

Steve
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1714855)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
damn Windows 10 cumulative updates. it decided to upgrade my NVidia driver overnight from 347.88 to 353.xx something causing all my AP's to error out...

Well that's the end of it : no more updating although I believe the Windows 10 NSA edition can turn updates back on by itself sadly.

That was my problem as well, but I think I may have stopped it from doing it again. I will need more AP units to be sure, as it did error out some 25 of them, after I had put the old driver back, and stopped all driver updates, and hid the offending one, only to see it return to the update que.

Steve


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