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Goodbye to the Users’ Ability to Control Patching on All Versions of Windows

Just saw the bad news yesterday and read a little more about it now and… I don’t even know what to say. Hardly unexpected, of course, but I’m in no state to make much sense and I’m not sure what else would there be to say about this. Now that the “upgrade” to Windows 10 […]

No More Separate Non-Security Windows Updates…

After installing an update to Windows Update released around the time of the start of the push to make everyone “upgrade” to Windows 10 made it no longer alert me that important updates are available, I have to glance at the available updates at least once every few days myself in order to catch any […]

Current SETI@home Issues and The Clean Energy Project – Phase 2

With SETI@home currently running out of work units and, according to the following technical news posts, no hope for the situation to be solved this week, I had to look for another project to fill the gap and keep my computer busy. That meant I once again went through the list to see if any […]

Internet Slowdown

As you may already be aware, perhaps after noticing what appeared on the screen when you first visited various sites, including this one, today is the Internet Slowdown, which marks another step in the battle for network neutrality. Or the battle against cable company fuckery, as John Oliver puts it in his explanation of the […]

Stop Focusing on Facebook to Broadcast Your Content

For years now, sites seem to increasingly focus mainly or even exclusively on Facebook to broadcast new content, giving any and all other methods significantly less importance or even ignoring them completely, to the point of even removing options that users had in the past. In addition, Facebook elements are not only integrated into pages […]