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Indeed. Schools are letting out an hour later because they were worried about the kids and buses being on the road when it goes dark. News releases said to make sure if you are driving during it to put your headlights on. I was at 97% apparently and you didn't even need to turn on your lights. Very disappointing. But, I guess that goes to show how powerful the sun is if there is such a huge difference between 97% and 100%.
I also just spoke to my brother who lives in Idaho directly in the path and he said it was amazing. He loved it.
There are two kinds of people in the world: those who can extrapolate from incomplete data.
There are only 10 types of people in the world, those who understand binary and those who don't.
The idiot. If he has 5,000 files and doesn't back them up regularly, then I have little sympathy. Hard drives fail - it's not a case of "if" but "when". Backup, and regularly. Swearing blaming others for your stupidity doesn't make you right...
Mind you, I've had that sinking feeling. That "oh gawd, no ... I didn't. Yes, I did." moment. That's why I backup!
Bad command or file name. Bad, bad command! Sit! Stay! Staaaay...
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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.