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"There are two ways of constructing a software design: One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult." - C.A.R. Hoare
I did deactivate them in August this year, after my Lenovo laptop lost his audio device driver subsequently to a MS automatic update. Responsability could be on MS, or on Lenovo, or on a combination of both of them ; I just don't have time to spend to investigate on this kind of problem at the moment (especially because the "Factory Restore" method on this laptop does not seem to work properly). So I decided to deactivate updates, being extra careful on which sites I visit and which executables I download. Anyway, I never use any downloaded executable before testing it in a sandbox virtual machine first.
selfishadj. Defines someone who does not think of me.
Actually I have a machine that's been refusing to install any updates for months - it's still on Win10 1607, has failed all attempts to upgrade to 1703 and all cumulative updates for 1607 since, except for this month's, which have finally succeeded.
I was getting ready to flatten it and clean install 1709 as soon as it comes out next week or so (Tuesday?), but this give me hope this won't be necessary.
No code or build problems, but there's another thing that bugs me:
I ordered a Dell 7577 notebook two weeks ago, and paid in advance using IDEAL, but the status on the Dutch Dell website now tells me that it has been cancelled !
After hanging on the phone for a long time I finally found out what the problem was, a problem on the Dell side with the coupling of the payments via IDEAL.
Never had problems paying this way before !
Looking on the internet it turns out Dell has had problems with this for years now
Why did you get a computer from Dell? They are likely the most incompetent at things. I had three of their computers fry themselves in the exact same way. The second two were replacements for the previous ones. I gave up on them after that.
Yes, I reported the issues and ended up getting money out of it.
What do you get when you cross a joke with a rhetorical question?
The metaphorical solid rear-end expulsions have impacted the metaphorical motorized bladed rotating air movement mechanism.
Do questions with multiple question marks annoy you???
Today appears to be Friday the 13th, in my family it was always taken to be a lucky day. My Grandad was rescued from the British Channel on Friday the 13th & the South Atlantic on another Friday the 13th, different years in WWI. The first due to a visit from a uboat the second due to a boiler explosion. Makes you think sitting at a desk is safer.