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Offline Renegade Vile

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3425 on: June 28, 2016, 04:27:31 AM »
You should probably take Ms. Germanotta a lot more seriously than you apparently do - her stage persona and her real-life personality could not be further apart. She's an incredibly prolific philanthropist and social activist. While I think 'making the world a more compassionate place' is sort of a pointless (though well-intentioned) fluff topic in a lot of ways, she's a far better, or at least far more qualified, candidate to doing so than most celebrities would be. If nothing else, she puts a lot of her own money where her mouth is on the issues she champions.

It's not her stage persona that I compare her to, I just have a healthy doze of skepticism towards any celebrity who put their face out there. Not that I think they do it all for the publicity, but complex issues tend to be poorly commented on by celebrities of all walks of pop culture. Maybe she's better than most celebrities, but that's not exactly a high bar to reach.

Fun Fact: She's been declared persona non grata in China now again because of said conference and sharing the stage with the Dalai Lama.
(Apparently it's not the first time)

At this point, is there anyone left who China isn't angry with *chuckles*.

Some days I think we should just let Texas go back to being an independent republic. At least then we wouldn't have to put up with their nonsense all the time.

But your stocks in cowboy hats would plummet!



We're out of Europe. No no, not the Brexit stuff. The football. Lost 2-1 to Iceland and frankly we deserved it.

Good luck Wales

I'm genuinely surprised Belgium's still in it. Did we finally change to a coach who can teach good players to work as a team? I've always been told that was our single biggest flaw. We had good individual athletes, but they sucked at actually working together.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3427 on: June 28, 2016, 01:50:12 PM »
A woman sued Microsoft (and won) over Windows 10.

http://www.news.com.au/technology/home-entertainment/computers/woman-successfully-sued-microsoft-over-sneaky-tactics-used-for-windows-10-update/news-story/02a1fa55bec1f4ef9aecb64ce494e455

Wish I could get 10 000 euros for computer troubles!
Though it is odd that she let it install, because, like Windows said at the bottom of the post, and as I saw in the case of my wife and aunt, who both had this happen, the laptop downloads the update, but doesn't complete installation until you confirm. Unless that's a new thing since the cases I'm referring to happened about two weeks ago.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3428 on: June 28, 2016, 02:10:34 PM »
I'm not sure. I think if people have it set to automatically install recommended updates and it's now tagged as one, it might install it including initializing the installation? Maybe it just downloads it, but.. I don't know.

I've heard of other people saying it did a complete upgrade of Windows 10 without them doing anything, including another person who was using the computer for their business and it interfered with their setup when it decided to install itself without warning.

Offline Zakharra

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3429 on: June 28, 2016, 02:41:50 PM »
 I remember reading on a couple of forums where MS was being damned tricky in getting people to upgrade to Windows 10, via clicking the little x at the corner was taken as a 'Yes Download and install Windows 10' and it taking some effort to block the automatic updates or an update of your previous Windows juuuust had a little bit of code in it that changed your updater to 'update to Windows 10' automatically. Stealth upgrades and crap like that.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3430 on: June 28, 2016, 03:07:19 PM »
I think my upgrade was done during the 'recommended update' phase.  I can't remember what I had things set for, but I had been clicking the 'Not Now' button with every 'reminder', so I definitely didn't confirm.  Now, it didn't break anything terribly (except for Fraps, which I replaced with OBS quickly enough) but I can see it causing lots of issues if someone had work-related software that wouldn't work with Win 10.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3431 on: June 28, 2016, 03:15:10 PM »
  Hey, I remember this from a while ago I think, turns out he settled. The article mentions the case was dismissed though, so I'm unsure why he paid. Just to be safe?

https://www.yahoo.com/music/mike-huckabee-campaign-pays-25-000-unauthorized-eye-203129617.html

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3432 on: June 28, 2016, 03:27:33 PM »
Probably on the off-chance he ever wants to try using a Survivor song in a future campaign.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3433 on: June 28, 2016, 04:20:50 PM »
Acting according to the presidential decree #getnakedandwork (pictures generally safe for work)  ;)

Lukashenko may have felt he had to live up to the next-door macho man, Putin. The response of his citizens are on the fun-loving side though.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3434 on: June 28, 2016, 05:17:26 PM »
Multiple suicide bombings in Istanbul Turkey, airport seems to be the main target.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/livecoverage/breaking-news-now/lc-AAhJzB0

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3435 on: June 28, 2016, 08:07:05 PM »
Multiple suicide bombings in Istanbul Turkey, airport seems to be the main target.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/livecoverage/breaking-news-now/lc-AAhJzB0

It just never stops.   :'(

Offline Renegade Vile

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3436 on: June 29, 2016, 02:35:27 AM »
It just never stops.   :'(

Sadly, I don't think it ever will. Not necessarily the same culprits, but yeah...

Offline TaintedAndDelish

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3437 on: June 29, 2016, 04:03:47 AM »

For the curious, the linked article below touches on Turkey's gun laws.

According to a report by the Turkish Parliament Interior Commission in 2012, 85 per cent of guns in Turkey remain unregistered. Turkey does have some gun laws in place, like age restrictions and required medical documentation. The Turkish government requires that any person buying a gun must be 21 years of age and provide a report of physical and mental stability issued by a doctor. If the purchaser meets these requirements, they have to pay 1,600 dollars for two permits: one for owning a gun, and the other for carrying it on their person. A provincial governor has to sign their application and the two licenses can be held for five years.

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Re: What's in the news?
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Re: What's in the news?
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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3442 on: June 29, 2016, 08:57:37 AM »
Glastonbury and restoration of faith

When you just don't want to deal with the world: party hard.
I sit on a couch and play video games. Same thing though.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3446 on: June 29, 2016, 03:58:40 PM »
And tattoos make sure you don't get the job *rolls eyes*.

I'd say it depends on the job and where they are. :)

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Re: What's in the news?
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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3448 on: June 29, 2016, 04:49:10 PM »
Really?  That's in the news? 

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3449 on: June 29, 2016, 04:52:41 PM »
I'm not the one who started talking about tattoos. I just thought it was relevant. ;D