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[–] Cthulu 1 points 58 points (+59|-1) ago 

I remember when our computers asked permission to do everything. Now I'm not sure who is in control of whom - the computer or the user.

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[–] ninjajunkie 0 points 32 points (+32|-0) ago 

I have a hammer and a couple strong magnets. I'm still in charge in the end.

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[–] Donbuster 1 points 13 points (+14|-1) ago 

But ssds are shock resistant and don't give a shit about magnets. The arms race has begun. Time to buy a flamethrower.... Or an AMD card...

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[–] lexsird 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

I will drop mine out the apartment window and let it shatter on the concrete below, sweep it up and dumpster it before I allow windows 10 on it. They've killed the PC industry as far as I'm concerned. I lived fine without computers and will go back to it.

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[–] HeavyBrain 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

Thats how you start skynet.

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[–] Frenchgeek 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

So all you need to defeat skynet is to run a windows update server?

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[–] ThisIsMyRealName 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Join Linux master race, have root, control everything.

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[–] 5135969? 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

The true owner is in control.

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[–] lexsird 0 points 25 points (+25|-0) ago 

This why my windows 7 machine has all updates turned off and never will again have them on. When it no longer works with stuff because they demand updates is when I put on linux and just live with the fact that gaming is now over for me. DIAFF Micro$oft.

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[–] lexsird 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

I'm fastly losing interest in the PC at this rate. I've dicked with it for decades and frankly with this Windows 10 spyware shit, I'm ready to go full luddite. I'm thinking my quality of life will change as soon as I dumpster the entire lot of them.

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[–] Xenomorphine 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Thought I was the only one still rolling with 7, works and looks great, fucking hate windows 8 and beyond, don't know what I'm gonna do when 7 gets too old, maybe hope they'll release a decent windows at some point.

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[–] Donbuster 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Simple. Deathgrip on win7 until 2020 when it sunsets. Then move over to linux. Only reason I haven't moved now is because i'm waiting for X.org to be fully deprecated.

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[–] Kal 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

TIL you can't play games on Linux.

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[–] Xenomorphine 0 points 17 points (+17|-0) ago 

Holy shit I thought they were all exaggerated jokes. It's real!

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[–] Tydude 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

BTW guys, you may be interested to know this about windows in general.

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[–] Mr_Wizard 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I'm in control of what comes in and what goes out of my small home network.

It was a bit of a pain in the ass but here's what I did. I use an old Pentium 4 computer as my firewall. It uses a pre-configured copy of FreeBSD called pfSense. It has worked really well for me for many many years. From traffic shaping to VLAN and VPN services, it's very easy to install, configure and it's free.

I was sick of Windows phoning home so I started searching around and found someone who was making a (regularly updated list) of IPs that MS was using for all it's intrusive behavior with Windows 10. I installed a package called pfBlocker, I then configured pfBlocker to check twice daily for updates to the anti spy M$ list i had found.

It has been working like a dream. I love this little computer. Not only does it block the MS bullshit, it can block anything and there are lots of lists available that updated at least once daily.

I'm not saying it's the only or best solution but it works well.

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[–] IdSay 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

how are microsoft not getting sued the shit out of.

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[–] Xanther 2 points 1 points (+3|-2) ago 

I think the guy scheduled the update but he forgot it so the update was triggered during that stream (which is probably near his scheduled update).

The funny thing is... Where's that confirmation dialog before proceeding to update?

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[–] 5136779? 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Might have not been properly coded to deal with the fullscreen/"borderless windowed" game screen, although "not properly coded" describes almost every aspect of the Windows 10 transition.

Alternatively, he might have had a second monitor connected to his tower that was turned off for this stream (since he turns to the webcam, which I would assume is in place above the monitor where he can read the stream chat), and the confirmation pop-up could have shown up there.

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[–] Xanther 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I vaguely remember when I'm trying (and failed via Windows Update) to upgrade my laptop to Windows 10 that a box appeared to notify me that the whole thing is ready for installation. It should at least pop out... But the rest of the transition is a bloody affair for me. The second one pretty makes sense to me...

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[–] revofire 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Nope. It usually schedules itself. Rarely do you ever set it yourself, I would know... I use Windows 10. RIP.

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[–] Xanther 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

But you can delay it. But once the installer hits your system, there's no way out. Except formatting your drive.

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[–] TAThatBoomerang 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Some of the Windows updates have a confirmation pop-up that appears in the bottom right corner of the screen, but they have a timer associated with them. So if you don't press "postpone" after 5isch minutes, Windows goes ahead and updates it automatically.

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[–] Keeok 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I don't know about windows 10 but with 8 if you put an update off long enough it'll just automatically restart.

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[–] HearMeRoar 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

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