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I can't find the article I had originally read anymore, just the Slashdot post itself (here). If you read through some of the discussion, plenty of people are saying that's exactly what happened. Not quite sure at this point what their source is.
Regardless--if such a nasty bug actually existed, I'd have to think that by now it would've been long found and fixed. So I have to believe the problem exists between the keyboard and the chair.
“Why you have three months of work not under source control is the bigger question.”
I'd bet the developer worked at microsoft next to the dumba$$ director who was receiving explicit feedback on Window 10s auto reboot policy.
Should he have had a backup? Sure. He clearly is not sufficiently paranoid. He is now. But to delete files, data, etc without any mechanism of retrieval? That's just kindergarten code. When my code deletes things, it just renames stuff and moves it elsewhere, because I don't trust users.
<italic>Stuck in a dysfunctional matrix from which I must escape...
"Where liberty dwells, there is my country." B. Franklin, 1783
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” BF, 1759
"seeing how it wanted to stage five thousand files I clicked discard…"
Since I don't fully trust me doing the right thing with source control, especially git or anything that says "discard", I 7-zip my stuff before doing any merge, rebase or large commit. And then copy the file to OneDrive or, if at work, an engineering drive that's backed up daily.
That said, I found Visual Studio Code very clunky and had it do enough truly weird things to test (note "test") projects that I uninstalled it.
Incidentally, I once deleted a backup by confusing which side of Beyond Compare was the source and which was the destination.
You know in World of Warcraft and other MMORPGs when some kids want to name their character after some special hero and the name is taken and he is too stupid to think of another name, and just puts some xx around the name?
Well, today I have read the new Microsoft console name is Xbox One X.
Now is it bad enough that you let somebody else kick your butts without you trying to do it to each other? Now if we're all talking about the same man, and I think we are... it appears he's got a rather growing collection of our bikes.
I got myself a Chapman ML1 Rob Scallon signature guitar (6-string, ebony fretboard)
I love it. It's not lacquered like your usual guitar and therefore you feel the grain in the wood. The coil tap makes it very versatile and I'm not sure if it's the strings or the guitar setup, but it plays more "difficult" (aka it works against), which is good, because it forces me to play better. (not sure if I'm making sense here). I find it measures up to my Gibson and Fender. It's not so ideal for "shredding", but I have my ltd for that.
I choose the Rob Scallon because of the neck through design and I liked it a bit better than the normal ML1 series. Especially the head stock.
I'm addicted to guitars .
(next that caught my eye is probably a PRS, but first I need to refill that savings account)