In the wake of Amazon’s and Google’s fiascos with their “smart” devices making permanent recordings of everything around them ignoring activation keywords and sending all that to their servers, people need to realize another thing…
You know how Google or Facebook give you all the settings to “control” your privacy? Well, what if I told you all those controls are literally buttons that don’t really lead anywhere or control anything?
When you delete all your searches from Google Search, do you think that data is really gone? Well, I think it’s not and it really only goes away from your view, not from Google’s view. As far as I know, no one audits Google’s operations, so you basically just have to trust them. There is no way proving that’s not the case if they lie about deletion of data either, since there is no auditing. And ultimately, everything that they collect, by the time you sort of actually delete it, they’ve already profiled you using that data. It doesn’t really matter if you delete it afterwards, for example Google has already used that data to create your personal fingerprint or a snapshot if you will.
Imagine the process of it as reading a book. You can burn the book afterwards, but you still know the exact content of it and you have a visualized image of its content. That’s how these companies profile you and then they “burn the book” when you request data deletion. It’s why they so willingly offer “privacy controls”, because they literally do nothing.
Another issue with all this are contractors these companies use. The moment they hand over data for processing out of their HQ, they are free of any responsibility because contractors aren’t them anymore. You can’t stop data that’s out of their direct control. Which further shows what a massive issue we have with privacy and how poorly it’s regulated. And how little people are aware of what’s happening with all their private data…
What the frigging hell is with Amazon recently? I was usually buying from Amazon Germany or Amazon UK since we don’t have any in local one Slovenia and never had problems. But recently, almost any item I pick, it shows like they deliver it on the initial product page, but when I click it through almost to the basket, it starts whining that they can’t deliver to my address. How about if you’d fucking tell me that 5 pages ago instead of me clicking through shit thinking I’m gonna buy something and then it shits on me. And what the fuck is with it bitching over almost anything? I’ve gone through like 15 products and they all couldn’t be delivered to my address. Are you fucking shitting me? You don’t like my money all of a sudden? Dafuck?
Is anyone else all of a sudden unable to buy anything from Amazon for some dumb reason?
Windows 10 has a neat security feature since version 1809 which isolates core system from the rest of things through virtualization which is called Core Isolation.
The thing is, on my PC with NVIDIA graphic card, everything works fine. Core Isolation enabled, no issues. However, on two laptops, one with AMD A9-9420 APU and another with AMD Ryzen 2500U APU and on both, as soon as you enable Core Isolation, graphics driver shits itself. On Ryzen even to a point it becomes unbootable and you need to boot it to Safe Mode and manually remove driver.
What’s going on AMD? Why can’t you bloody make Radeon drivers compatible with Core Isolation feature enabled? It’s quite annoying that you can’t use this feature at all if there is Radeon in the system…
Oh shit, here we go again. Ages ago I had stupid horrible image tearing in browser with NVIDIA Adaptive V-Sync enabled globally (you know, coz I hate image tearing in all games) and this is now yet again causing the tearing in videos on latest Firefox 67 with WebRender enabled. Mostly in videos where camera is panning left and right. WebRender is the new Firefox webpage rendering engine and it seems it’s not going well with NVIDIA’s Adaptive V-Sync feature. And they were initially testing it with NVIDIA. Heh. I guess no one uses Adaptive V-Sync to spot this in like 5 seconds of video watching… It’s again going to take months for NVIDIA to fix this shit… yay…
I frankly just don’t get it what’s going on through Microsoft’s mind. Or designers in it designated for this portion of Windows 10. I’ve just installed latest build 1903 RTM because I heard they made changes for easier language selection. And I’m “happy” to report they haven’t changed a single god damn thing.
I just don’t understand what’s so bloody hard to make it work right for NON-ENGLISH users who want interface in fucking English!?!?!?!?
Windows 10 has several language sections that affect how it looks and works:
- interface language (Windows interface and elements)
- apps language (Microsoft Store apps)
- region (time and date display etc)
- keyboard language
- language for non-unicode apps (Win32 apps)
Now, I want just ONE simple setup for my Windows 10:
- Interface in English US
- Microsoft Store apps in English US
- Region set to Slovenia
- Keyboard language set to Slovenian (just 1 keyboard setup)
- Non-unicode apps in Slovenian (because of special characters that are not found in English)
Sounds simple, right? Well, it isn’t because stupid Windows 10 keeps on fighting itself between these 5 settings for some dumb reason. Set interface to English US and apps to English US and it will also fuck up time and date formatting into American nonsense and when you change the region to Slovenia to fix that, it fucks up the apps language for some illogical stupid reason. And then you change apps language back to English and it changes the region settings again to English, fucking up time and date formatting YET AGAIN. And don’t get me started how it keeps on fucking up keyboard setups and bloody endlessly adding English US keyboard next to Slovenian and showing stupid keyboard language switching button in taskbar that I absolutely hate and don’t want to see.
I mean what the fuck Microsoft? You turned something that should be simple and straightforward to set into absolute nightmare for us users outside of America. Why? You know, there are people in this world who want Windows in English, but support for their own language at the same time because we have different (better) time and date formatting and use letters that don’t exist in English alphabet. And that’s it. Why is it just assumed that if I’m not English that I want or need whole fucking thing set to my native language? I don’t hate my language, but I certainly don’t like it for computers because terminology for computer stuff is just weird in my language and often words are WAY longer than in English which is super annoying and often breaks interfaces and makes communication harder since I mostly talk to people in English and I need Windows in same language if I need to guide them through it or even show screenshots of it. And what’s even more annoying is having entire Windows interface in English, but Microsoft Store apps are in Slovenian because of language/regional settings. It’s just pushing my OCD into a mental breakdown mode when it does that.
And I have to go through all this fuckery to set it and I bet I’ll get stupid ass keyboard language switch button in taskbar the next time I’ll run CS:GO or some other app because that game always spawns that shit by automatically adding English US keyboard for some reason and it drives me insane.
Just make this thing right so I can just simply set what I need without settings conflicting each other and adding things automatically. It’s annoying and makes no sense. Damn it, it’s been since Windows 8 and that was back in 2012! Come ooooooon Microsoft!
When I was deciding to go with iPhone I only checked if browsers I like are available on iOS. Not knowing the browsers that were available are just a faint shadow of themselves on other platforms like Android or Windows.
There are 3 massive and critical issues I have with state of web browsers on iOS.
No default browser option
You can have 10 browsers installed and dumb ass iOS will ALWAYS open all links in Safari with absolutely no way of having one browser as default that would handle everything. Android had this for so long I don’t even remember when it was first introduced. Hey Apple, year 1995 wants your stupid ass logic back. Not even Microsoft was this bad when shilling Internet Explorer and here we are in 2019 with you pulling shit like this. It makes even less sense given point 2 I’m about to make…
Web browsers are forced to use Safari rendering engine (Webkit)
Now, in a nutshell, that’s not a bad thing since Webkit is generally a good web rendering engine and is basically used by most browsers today except Firefox. Which is a problem. Firefox’s engine is also really good and the Firefox you use on iOS isn’t actually Firefox. It’s just few extra Firefox features bolted on top of what’s essentially a Safari browser. I know Apple wants to control everything on their platform, but this is just idiocy and is killing the progress and functionality. Same web browsers on Android are infinitely more advanced, with more features and just better browsing experience in general.
Next to useless web browsers on iOS
I learned that Apple has a “no 3rd party extensions” policy, fine, whatever. Rip that out of Firefox for Android and call it a day. Nope. Firefox on iOS is so damn limited and missing so many features and settings found on Android it’s not even funny. Opera didn’t even bother doing Opera for iOS the same way it is on Android. They just offer Opera Mini and that’s it. Thanks Apple for absolutely fucking up progress of browsers on your platform and dumb people are apparently just fine with it. Well, I’m not because browsing experience is absolute shit on iPhone and no one tells you about that when you’re deciding for iPhone. You have this expensive, the fastest hardware in the world and then you’re limited by garbage web browsers because of stupid Apple’s policies.
Come the fuck on Apple, it’s 2019 (yes, hashtag current year), you don’t need to resort to such dumb ass shit just because you’re “Apple” and that’s kinda synonym with your brand. Do better and for start to at least offer ability to set a desired browser of user choice as a default web browser so everything opens up in that. And then work from there to allow web browser makers to include more functionality, even if they can’t use addons/extensions like Firefox does on Android. Because the state browsers currently are on iOS is absolutely shitty.
I wanted to install AORUS Engine for my AORUS GTX 1080Ti and after installation, it just doesn’t run. At all.
So I checked event viewer and the damn thing is crashing because of itself. I thought my months old Windows install was getting dirty so I just installed it clean. Guess what, exact same result. It used to work fine, but now it’s just broken to a point it won’t even start anymore lmao. Get your shit together Gigabyte…
Faulting application name: AORUS.exe, version: 188.8.131.52, time stamp: 0x5c94a430
Faulting module name: GLedApi.DLL, version: 184.108.40.206, time stamp: 0x5b2215bf
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Faulting process id: 0xfe8
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\GIGABYTE\AORUS ENGINE\AORUS.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Program Files (x86)\GIGABYTE\AORUS ENGINE\GLedApi.DLL
Tried version 1.60 that was just released. Same thing. Wouldn’t even start. Lets play a game how long it’ll take for Gigabyte to fix this shit…