Groundhog Day Shortbread

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  1. The Verge: Microsoft is now aggressively pushing Windows 10 upgrades
  2. WCCFtech: Intel might be forcing ban on non-K OC feature

    on Skylake motherboards—updated BIOS rolling out soon

  3. techPowerUp!: Roccat announces the Ryos

    MK FX mechanical gaming keyboard

  4. Engadget: Google wants more control over Nexus smartphones
  5. Better downloads and quieter tabs in Opera 35 for computers
  6. GSMArena: Nexus devices are now getting Android’s February security update
  7. Redmond Pie has iOS 9.2.1 / 9.2 / 9.1 jailbreak status update


Groundhog Day

  1. DigiTimes: Tsinghua Unigroup to build own DRAM fab says report
  2. DigiTimes Research: Worldwide notebook shipments grow

    slightly on quarter in 4Q15, but will drop over 16% in 1Q16

  3. C|Net: Bill Gates says he was only ruthless when it came to low prices
  4. Softpedia: Canonical releases major Linux kernel updates for all supported OSes
  5. Ars Technica’s XCOM 2 review
  6. Newegg’s deals

Hardware

  1. PCPer: AMD refreshes Q1 2016 offerings: new APUs, CPUs, and coolers
  2. KitGuru’s MSI Nightblade MI2 review
  3. Neoseeker’s Asus ROG Maximus VIII Impact review
  4. Technic3D’s Biostar Hi-Fi A88ZN mini-ITX mainboard review (in German)
  5. LanOC Reviews on Input Club Infinity ErgoDox ergonomic keyboard kit
  6. NikKTech’s Ozone Argon Ocelote World mouse review
  7. techPowerUp’s Cooler Master Sentinel III mouse review
  8. Ocaholic’s BitFenix Pandora ATX case review
  9. Guru3D’s Fractal Design Define Nano S mini-ITX case review
  10. ThinkComputers reviews Reeven Okeanos CPU cooler
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    • jackbomb
    • 4 years ago

    I got you babe.
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      • chuckula
      • 4 years ago

      I’ve got flowers.
      In the Spring.

    • anotherengineer
    • 4 years ago

    [url<]http://www.pcworld.com/article/3029128/legal/thousands-of-hoverboards-seized-by-us-customs.html[/url<] going to need a bigger warehouse!! :O

      • Deanjo
      • 4 years ago

      Hopefully one with good fire supression

    • GrimDanfango
    • 4 years ago

    [quote<]The Verge: Microsoft is now aggressively pushing Windows 10 upgrades[/quote<] Now? What was it they were doing before? ...and how much more aggressive are they going to get? I've got 4 different machines running Win 7 - am I going to need to install defensive turrets?

      • willmore
      • 4 years ago

      Owww, Tower Defense Windows 10 version!!!

      • MarkG509
      • 4 years ago

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      • Srsly_Bro
      • 4 years ago

      I did the registry edit so gwx.exe wouldn’t popup. i think I left windows update on…and now it’s back asking me if i want to upgrade.

    • MarkG509
    • 4 years ago

    Up in the general NY area, it was bright and sunny today. Yet, they said neither Ground Hog saw his shadow. WTF was the little rat looking at? Oh, the lies! Once we decide the Ground Hog is nonsense, the Easter Bunny’s next, and before you know it, Santa will be big trouble.

      • DancinJack
      • 4 years ago

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        • MarkG509
        • 4 years ago

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          • DancinJack
          • 4 years ago

          o.O I guess it was very intermittent cloud cover over Staten Island this morning!

    • Deanjo
    • 4 years ago

    [quote<]The Verge: Microsoft is now [s<]aggressively pushing[/s<] installing nagware for Windows 10 upgrades [/quote<] FTFY

      • w76
      • 4 years ago

      MS clearly wishes Windows was more like a mobile OS; locked down, a black box with a walled garden app-store and telemetry galore. So the mobile-world meaning of “push” is a fitting interpretation of that headline.

    • willmore
    • 4 years ago

    Yay, more short bread! Thanks Ronald!

      • Redundant
      • 4 years ago

      (+3) please accept my poor man’s +3

        • willmore
        • 4 years ago

        LOL!

      • jihadjoe
      • 4 years ago

      It’s a bake sale! Yay!

        • Srsly_Bro
        • 4 years ago

        -suck-up sale….

          • Buzzard44
          • 4 years ago

          I, for one, am not ashamed to suck up to Ronald for more shortbread.

    • Ninjitsu
    • 4 years ago

    I’m waiting for MS to declare Win 10 a critical security update for 8.1 and 7.

    • The Egg
    • 4 years ago

    [quote<]The Verge: Microsoft is now aggressively pushing Windows 10 upgrades [/quote<] I hope it backfires as horribly as it possibly can.

      • Ninjitsu
      • 4 years ago

      They may succeed this time, unfortunately.

      • dragontamer5788
      • 4 years ago

      I don’t understand why a free upgrade can possibly be seen as a bad thing.

      Meanwhile, over in enterprise world, I have to deal with a Python 2.4 bug on Red Hat 5. I mean seriously, users don’t upgrade anything unless you force them.

        • Deanjo
        • 4 years ago

        The issue is not the price, it is the nagware and constant push to have people upgrade for which there are some very good reasons why people may not want to upgrade (especially to an OS that offers less control than their previous OS releases).

        • localhostrulez
        • 4 years ago

        Well, when the user doesn’t want it, for whatever reason, and they’re hellbent on not taking no for an answer…

        Let me put it this way, privacy concerns (whether they’re justified or not, they tarnish 10’s reputation a bit), control over updates/drivers, apps getting reinstalled (seems to tame itself after initially trying, then repeats with the next build upgrade), builds taking an hour to install and breaking stuff, I like how 7 is a stable platform that doesn’t change/break my config a bit every few months, etc. If I’m in the middle of a big project and I can’t risk things breaking, I flat out don’t want a new OS build being installed. No means no, don’t fight the user.

        I’m torn between installing 10 on others’ machines because it runs well, and installing 7 because I know it won’t break my config, it won’t fight the user (nearly as much), and it wasn’t advertised with unwanted, very difficult to get rid of popups. (KB3035583 getting reissued, for one.) Completely an artificial block on Microsoft’s part (I mean, they’ve fixed the major bugs I was hitting in 10 at this point, save for app reinstalls). Personally, I don’t want them screwing up my stuff when I’m trying to get work done, so I turn off auto updates in 7 and run them on my time, which isn’t often – partially because it takes so long to check for them, and they keep issuing garbage that isn’t a security update. (My Mac doesn’t pull this crap, so I run updates quite routinely and usually install the latest OS X within a few weeks.) You lose Microsoft, you lose.

        • The Egg
        • 4 years ago

        How about when my parents (seniors) or other family members get inadvertently “upgraded” to 10, and proceed to freak out because the entire UI is different? At minimum, it’s probably going to cost me several hours of time.

        • Goofus Maximus
        • 4 years ago

        Well, I’m all in favor of receiving free watermelons, but not if burly guys hold me down and shove it up my nostril…

      • DrCR
      • 4 years ago

      Like Vista era, the issue is that there is no true alternative for large swaths of the market. I don’t see how it can backfire per se, at least not in any significant way.

      And clearly there’s a solution: Just have everyone bring their personal computer into the office for a bit to join the domain. 😉

      • Deanjo
      • 4 years ago

      What really has to happen is a class action brought against MS for their reinstalling of nagware. Sure the lawyers will profit but it is probably the only way MS will back off.

      In my eyes, the constant re-installation of nagware is no different than spam emails and there is laws in place to address those.

        • Ninjitsu
        • 4 years ago

        I was wondering about this yesterday. Nagware can likely be classified malware.

      • Krogoth
      • 4 years ago

      Not really.

      Windows 7 is already EOL for mainstream and extended support. Microsoft wants to sweep the embarrassment of 8/8.1 under the rug

        • Ninjitsu
        • 4 years ago

        Win 7 extended support is till 2020. If they’ve figured out how to do Windows again by then, I’ll upgrade all the PCs I have on hand. Till then, nope.

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