Whew. I was worried about if I'd done anything to offend! (I'm Canadian, so that's big for us.)
If this had happened to a 'Murican, we would have stormed the data center housing the server and shot it to death and then sued Bunsenlabs for pain and suffering.
And the citizens are suing to stop it.
Two things I think after reading it:
1) This is going to start popping up everywhere, at least in the US now... regardless of how the lawsuit pans out.
2) This is going to push VPN tunneling out of the tin foil camp and make it much more mainstream. We all may want to buy stock in some VPN companies.
This means Windows 7 and Windows 8 users can choose not to download the updates or, if they have already been installed, they can be uninstalled and neither operating system will automatically reinstall them without user permission.
Taking this a step further, Windows 7 and Windows 8 users can right click on any updates shown by Windows Update and choose ‘Hide Update’. This will stop them being searched for and accidentally installed again.
I like to hate M$ as much as the next guy. Here's another point of view:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/no-microso … indows-10/
I don't think that belongs in this thread. It's not alarmist enough and has some facts behind it.
I wish social media and the people who use it would die so I can walk down the street without having to sidestep people walking while staring at their phones.
Here's your zombie apocalypse.
Triple H for pres!
I'm trying to set up my laptop to utilize my bt headphones and am not having much luck bending Google to my will.
First off, my bt dongle is a Panda BT 4.0 adapter, which reviews and comments led me to believe worked swimmingly in linux. From the incredibly optimistic instructs:
For Linux Users:
Plug the Panda BT 4.0 Adapter into your Linux computer and let linux install the drivers for the Panda Adapter. You should be able to pair any Bluetooth keyboard/mouse to your computer after that. You might need to install additional software if you want to use other Bluetooth devices with your Linux computer.
So dongle plugged in and nada, so I began doing some checks, with the assistance of the Goog:
schwim@schwim-lt-UbOb:~$ sudo /etc/init.d/bluetooth start
[ ok ] Starting bluetooth (via systemctl): bluetooth.service.
schwim@schwim-lt-UbOb:~$ sudo /etc/init.d/bluetooth status
● bluetooth.service - Bluetooth service
Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/bluetooth.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
Active: active (running) since Thu 2015-08-13 21:04:56 EDT; 1min 14s ago
Main PID: 1952 (bluetoothd)
└─1952 /usr/sbin/bluetoothd -n
Aug 13 21:04:56 schwim-lt-UbOb bluetoothd: bluetoothd: Failed to init alert plugin
Aug 13 21:04:56 schwim-lt-UbOb bluetoothd: bluetoothd: Failed to init thermometer plugin
Aug 13 21:04:56 schwim-lt-UbOb bluetoothd: Failed to init gatt_example plugin
Aug 13 21:04:56 schwim-lt-UbOb bluetoothd: Bluetooth Management interface initialized
Aug 13 21:04:56 schwim-lt-UbOb bluetoothd: bluetoothd: Failed to init gatt_example plugin
Aug 13 21:04:56 schwim-lt-UbOb bluetoothd: bluetoothd: Bluetooth Management interface initialized
Aug 13 21:04:56 schwim-lt-UbOb bluetoothd: Unknown command complete for opcode 19
Aug 13 21:04:56 schwim-lt-UbOb bluetoothd: bluetoothd: Unknown command complete for opcode 19
Aug 13 21:04:56 schwim-lt-UbOb bluetoothd: bluetoothd: Adapter /org/bluez/1952/hci0 has been enabled
Aug 13 21:04:56 schwim-lt-UbOb bluetoothd: Adapter /org/bluez/1952/hci0 has been enabled
schwim@schwim-lt-UbOb:~$ sudo lshw -class network
description: Ethernet interface
product: NetLink BCM57780 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
logical name: p4p1
width: 64 bits
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=tg3 driverversion=3.137 duplex=half firmware=sb latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=MII speed=10Mbit/s
resources: irq:27 memory:f1100000-f110ffff
description: Wireless interface
product: AR928X Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)
vendor: Qualcomm Atheros
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:08:00.0
logical name: wlan0
width: 64 bits
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ath9k driverversion=3.19.0-25-generic firmware=N/A ip=192.168.1.138 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn
resources: irq:17 memory:f1000000-f100ffff
schwim@schwim-lt-UbOb:~$ sudo hciconfig
hci0: Type: BR/EDR Bus: USB
BD Address: 00:1A:7D:DA:71:03 ACL MTU: 310:10 SCO MTU: 64:8
UP RUNNING PSCAN
RX bytes:612 acl:0 sco:0 events:37 errors:0
TX bytes:942 acl:0 sco:0 commands:37 errors:0
schwim@schwim-lt-UbOb:~$ hcitool dev
So these are all the commands I found to check status of bt devices and services but I can't get past that point to the point in which I actually resolve the issue.
Could someone school me on getting this set up? I use BT a lot on my phone but have never set it up on one of my PC's.
[EDIT]Got a little further:
schwim@schwim-lt-UbOb:~$ hcitool scan
CC:6D:A0:39:00:26 Roku Player
And to connect:
schwim@schwim-lt-UbOb:~$ bluez-simple-agent hci0 08:FD:0E:AA:43:60
RequestConfirmation (/org/bluez/1952/hci0/dev_08_FD_0E_AA_43_60, 888485)
Confirm passkey (yes/no): yes
New device (/org/bluez/1952/hci0/dev_08_FD_0E_AA_43_60)
Which should have connected to my phone. I got a confirmation on my phone and it looked like it showed a connection, but my BT icon shows disconnected on the phone and I don't see the file system anywhere on the laptop.
Your other comments-observations were spot on. Especially the following.
developed by Microsoft to be a surveillance machine wrapped around an operating system.
Yes that is exactly what it is.
Which is what Apple and Android have been doing all along with their OSes. It only makes sense that with MS'es attempt at making a one-size-fits-all OS for mobile and desktop, they would go in the same direction. The only thing that surprises me is that people are still surprised by something like this. If you're not purchasing a product, yada yada, you know the rest.
On a related note, I love my Windows installs and like all other new versions of the OS, will grab 10 as soon as the first major patch is released.