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Why do you post on public forums about specific Department of Defense site vulnerabilities[^]? Even if it's a contractor site... it just seems wrong to post on a public forum about internal issues. You could be fired from a civillian job for revealing much less.
It's not a site vulnerability. It's an IT inability. Besides that, this was already in the news - the USAF has to replace over 11,000 computers for this "upgrade", and they are also constrained by the 31 March deadline.
They had until 2020 before Windows 7 was EOL'd, but no - somebody somewhere decided that a knee-jerk reaction was better than a planned upgrade schedule over the course of three years.
".45 ACP - because shooting twice is just silly" - JSOP, 2010 ----- You can never have too much ammo - unless you're swimming, or on fire. - JSOP, 2010 ----- When you pry the gun from my cold dead hands, be careful - the barrel will be very hot. - JSOP, 2013
Win10 has some issues but is more usuable than 8, however the changes that have been made to the Hardware Abstration Layer (HAL) mean it impossible to run some legacy software and hardware on Win 10.
I had to wait years for the HAL to become stable enough to run bits of hardware/software on. One thing is 10 based on a type of Linux as I have come across have had bash but not the MinGW compiler. Mind you these were using some very odd configs so it might have been 10 VM...
For all the new neat features of the site. I actually find it way more usable, intuitive and involving. The "Questions" block in the home page right after the latest posts is useful - I answered a question today after years I did not since QA section is the subtitle of Doom II and I avoid it like STDs;
The "Follow" button is so indispensable that it's hard to think CP without it - in fact I lost the last Maunder's interview on code parallelization and only saw it yesterday!
Overall the site is better than it used to be, so thanks @chris-maunder!
Why I can't understand is why the basic forum format/layout on CP - which I like in compact/normal mode - is not the norm for forums everywhere. It is so much easier and nicer to use and follow threads on than any other, yet CP is the only place that uses it, AFAIK.
Having said that... I've suggested this layout to a couple of clients, and they seem to prefer the usual flat format you see everywhere. Ugh. People are weird.
I have been using it for a while to keep up with articles from certain authors. We have some really talented and prolific authors and the follow system lets me track whenever they release new articles.
I used to be flooded by completely uninteresting (for me) articles so much that it was months since the last time I looked in the "Articles" division of the home page. The filters resetted randomly, most of them are too coarse, and when filtering QA the filter would stay in memory and apply to the articles.
Other than that there are authors - some authors regularly publish about things I'm interested to: internals, assembler, math, algorithms. Having them mixed together with all the bloat of TheNewFramework(tm) meant that I almost always lost their new content. Now CP home page is actually meaningful to me, a real center of navigation for the whole site.
Thanks for the feedback. @matthew-dennis did most of the heavy lifting on this one. We should write up the system one of these days. Maybe when it's finished
So if I invite Matthew out for a beer instead of you, will he turn up? Last past your schmiddy of shandy limit and maybe make it into double figures with me?
"I controlled my laughter and simple said "No,I am very busy,so I can't write any code for you". The moment they heard this all the smiling face turned into a sad looking face and one of them farted. So I had to leave the place as soon as possible." - Mr.Prakash One Fine Saturday. 24/04/2004
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