Thought for the day…” We cannot control the wind but we can direct the sail”.
” If you want a happy ending, that depends of course, on where you stop the story” (Orson Welles)
I should have learned my lesson before. Having suffered the fiasco of Windows Vista, I ‘upgraded’ to Windows 8, only to be caught again by all the bugs and problems of that system. So you would think that an intelligent person would learn. Once bitten, twice shy, as the saying goes. But no, along comes an offer from Microsoft to ‘upgrade’ free to Windows 10, and I again fall into the same trap. Not only are there serious privacy concerns about the new operating system, but Microsoft seems to want to take control of YOUR computer and decide for you how things will run and which programs will run. Perhaps worst of all is that there is a clause in the user agreement which allows Microsoft to monitor in real time your activity and also which keys you are using (a keylogger). Even if you want to you YOUR choice of music player, the Microsoft own music player (called Groove) tries to take over instead. And Microsoft even made deleting its Groove player difficult, needing a user to go to a command line prompt just to delete a program. The more that you read about the loss of privacy with Windows 10, then the worse it becomes. Somehow I just cannot accept that they would be watching every key that I press on MY computer, every webpage that I look at, and every program/game/application that I use, all in real time.
Lakefront in the South Island, New Zealand town of Pembroke Wanaka for the photo today…..
and another photo from the archives…the Challenge Wanaka triathlon competition, held each year in Pembroke Wanaka, New Zealand.
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Thought for the day….” Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit”.
“Its not that I’m so smart, just that I stay with problems longer” (Albert Einstein).
Well I am wondering if there is any hope for the rest of us, if the experts cannot get it to work…..At a recent presentation of the features of the new Windows 10 operating system, the chairman of Microsoft, Satya Nadella could not get the Cortana (the ‘personal assistant’ contained in the new system) to work. After asking the ‘personal assistant’ Cortana to identify most at risk activities in business, the ‘intelligent’ system replied with details of where he could buy milk. Further attempts to get the system to work as promised also failed, which led to the Microsoft chairman uttering words such as ‘oh, come on”, and ‘no, this is not going to work’. He was finally helped by some behind the scenes experts, but it was hardly a good endorsement for the new system. And especially if you are the chairman of the company that makes the product and are supposed to be promoting it at a large event. So if the chairman of Microsoft cannot get it to work properly, then what can the rest of us expect???? Bring back Windows XP !!!!
and another photo from the archives….southern Oman….
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