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When I updated to Win10 Anniversary edition my Toshiba S55t laptop (i7, 8GB with touchscreen) started flashing and flickering. It's really quite terrible at times.
I found the following link where 826 other people have reported the problem on various manufacturer's computers.
You need to move house - you have been living in that one way too long. We are moving out of our Singapore apartment and the junk we have hoarded is just ridiculous and that is only after 6 years, and not a floppy anywhere to be seen.
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity
I had similar on my Lenovo Z50, but it was much worse with the RTM release 10240 in Summer 2015. (It used to occur maybe once every 1-2 hours) Upgrading the NVIDIA and Intel (dual graphics card) drivers have almost completely cured the problem both on the RTM release and then when it re-appeared with AE.
Look, you've got baby blocks, you've got the ribbon, you've got persistent transmissions of your personal information being sent to "help improve your experience", and you've got unstoppable destructive updates of a thousand things you don't want!
Why the Hell should you expect an operating system to allow you to use your computer hardware, when you've got all that?
If you can't use your monitor, if you can't use your mouse, if you can't see stuff in multi-byte fonts (and therefore can't copy it out for translation), if your network connections keep getting borked, if the programs you use to make your living keep hanging, if you're being slowly blinded by having to look at black text on a white background, if you can't tell where one window ends and the next one starts, if all your personal settings keep resetting to god-awful defaults, etc, etc, etc: STOP WHINING!
You've got the Best! Windows! Ever!
You should be grateful!
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!
"the debugger doesn't tell me anything because this code compiles just fine" - random QA comment
"Facebook is where you tell lies to your friends. Twitter is where you tell the truth to strangers." - chriselst
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Not necessarily a bad thing; also not de-facto good.
Up to Gulf I, the reporting of war generally relied on journalists being embedded within one or other force. During the Falklands, as a case in point, the BBC & ITV could only get their reports back to the UK via MOD satellite links and the Commander of the Task Force was not going to give up valuable bandwidth for anything showing them in a bad light.
Today anyone can be a frontline reporter; all you need is a mobile phone and a signal. This places a rather interesting pressure on Commanders in the Field as anything, and everything, can be reported without them having any control.
All things being equal, you'd think that Staff Command would understand and leverage this fact. Things are not equal and instead it is all poo-pooed as being propaganda from the other side.
New Dev Experience
After over 20 years of doing windows development and a couple years of Android, I have now jumped into iOS dev. It's interesting, because it's another new language (Swift) and OS and set of APIs and dev environment (XCode). Tenacity
With software dev I often find that the most valuable thing is tenacity (some people call it grit or determination). Just don't give up. I'm now reading a fantastic book on the subject and thought I would share.
From the introduction the book is really great. See why Tenacity is better than Genius.
So last night at about 8pm I went over to the local Co-op to get some bits and bobs. Outside I bumped into the young barmaid from my local and her friend. I got invited back to a Party at hers which was full of Teenagers. I was given coke, MDMA and speed, although I did have to buy my own beer. I spent the whole night in the kitchen chatting sh*t to a 27 year-old lesbian (who I had seen in the pub earlier that day and on a few other occasions). We got on like a house on fire and was talking to 4.30 in the morning. I even spoke to her girlfriend in Twickenham, who had finished with her earlier in the day and got them back together. She is now my best friend and has been texting me all day. we are meeting up tonight. Arranging the technicalities of me being surrogate father to their kid (when I agreed last night it wasn't just drunk talk on her part, apparently). It does sound like I need to sleep with her, but unfortunately the other girl doesn't need to be there.
It's not just me though right?? Please tell me you get yourself in these situations when you nip out to the shops too?