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IainB

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #900 on: November 11, 2016, 11:37:09 PM »
@Arizona Hot: Eh? What elections?
You being in New Zealand, I can see why you're in denial about Clinton losing in the elections here. What other reason could you have for denying knowledge about someone as loud and blatant as Donald Trump.
Hahaha, not quite. Obviously I was merely joking about your assumption that readers would know about the elections, in what I wrote above. I am (as usual) at a loss to comprehend American politics, but with the news feeds chokka with "US elections!" news items, and, though I have not been following the elections per se, how could one possibly not know that the elections were "on"?    :D

As it happens, I have in fact been rather well-informed about the progress and outcome of this particular US election process - not through the news media (which I pay little attention to anyway) but because my 15 y/o daughter is currently keenly interested in philosophy and political philosophy in particular - especially where the latter reflects democracy and freedom of thought and action (or the lack of those things) in a society. She has kept me regularly updated, whether I wanted to be or not!    :D

Actually, she was very concerned yesterday because there was reportedly a backlash of sometimes vitriolic hate from a vociferous section of the Clinton (I'm not sure whether that's Democrat or Republican) followers, after they had learned that they were in a minority as far as the election outcome went. Apparently some of them couldn't accept this and some biased news media outlets were in outright denial/rejection and a news video showed some supporters calling for Trump voters to be outed and killed, or something, and some Trump supporters had already been beaten up for their sins, with a black American mother even posting a video online where she psychologically torments her 9 y/o son for voting for Trump in his school's dummy election.

She had been discussing this situation with her classmates at school yesterday, and came home with two complex and interesting questions:
  • (a) If they were prepared to consider committing violence towards those who disagree with them, did I think the Clinton supporters might try to get/incite someone to assassinate Trump, thereby frustrating his being President?

  • (b) This minority - the Clinton supporters - are "liberal progressives". That is (so she informed me), people who proclaim the most loudly that there is no reality, no objective truth, and that we all must respect our different realities and perspectives. Yet they now apparently seem to have nothing left in place of argumentation, persuasion and reason except shouts, screams, insults, pouts, tears, threats and even death threats. Did they perhaps only accept the democratic process whilst it presented a means of imposing their will/ideology onto others and do they now reject the democratic process because it has failed them in this?

You can imagine we had an interesting discussion, and I was most impressed with - and learned something from - my daughter's rather penetrating questions. (Proud father.)

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #901 on: November 12, 2016, 05:46:51 AM »
eh, is that Windows 10 or was it without any Windows?

While I'm here: @ proud IainB, I agree with your daughter, and I have been very disappointed with all these democrats not behaving democratic. The guy has been democratic elected; Now go and support your president = now go and support your democracy = be a democrat!

Also: I am very pleased with Blackbird ("Windows 10 - Collection of Hacks, Tweaks, Improvements" http://www.donationc...opic=43183.msg403836 ); now updated for the newest 1607 Win 10, I am positive my Windows laptop now is starting faster and running smoother.

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #902 on: November 12, 2016, 07:28:52 AM »
...Also: I am very pleased with Blackbird ("Windows 10 - Collection of Hacks, Tweaks, Improvements" http://www.donationc...opic=43183.msg403836 ); now updated for the newest 1607 Win 10, I am positive my Windows laptop now is starting faster and running smoother.
I thought that Blackbird looked pretty good, but I when it came time to use it I decided it was a bit too risky a "black box", so in the end did not use it. I consider that it needs a reliable "Undo" feature for each thing that it does.

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #903 on: November 12, 2016, 11:10:59 AM »
While I'm here: @ proud IainB, I agree with your daughter, and I have been very disappointed with all these democrats not behaving democratic. The guy has been democratic elected; Now go and support your president = now go and support your democracy = be a democrat!

It's not that simplistic.  But this isn't the place for that discussion.

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #905 on: November 20, 2016, 04:17:07 PM »
it needs a reliable "Undo" feature for each thing that it does.

-yes, it only has for all of it in one go: CMD blackbird -r = Recovery Mode. Restores all values changed by Blackbird to default Microsoft values.
but as you said, not for each thing.

http://www.getblackbird.net/documentation/readme/

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #906 on: November 20, 2016, 10:23:00 PM »
@Curt: That's the trouble with any "black box" approach - one does not know what the heck it is up to nor have an easy way of testing it to verify whether it correctly does what it's supposed to do, or whether it does something else - e.g., they may have irreversible errors, or be used deliberately or unwittingly as a container for distributing (say) a trojan virus or PUP. Adobe Reader, the ASK and Yahoo! toolbars and various so-called "Registry Cleaners" are typical examples. Trustworthiness comes into this somewhere.


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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #907 on: November 21, 2016, 01:00:53 AM »
Blackbird is just a command file (~1MB), you can view and edit it if you want.