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  • Seahawks owner Paul Allen gives $100,000 to help Republicans keep control of U.S. House

    09/03/2018 3:53:18 AM PDT · by DFG · 61 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 09/02/2018 | Jim Brunner
    Billionaire Seahawks owner and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen this year has made his largest-ever foray into congressional politics, donating $100,000 to a group aiming to keep Republicans in control of the U.S. House of Representatives. The June 14 donation, disclosed in mid-July, went to Protect the House, a committee headed by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. It’s the biggest check Allen has ever sent to a federal political candidate or committee, according to a review of Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings.
  • Hello 'WOS': Windows on Arm now has a price (Windows runs on non-x86 processors at last)

    09/01/2018 9:24:32 PM PDT · by dayglored · 11 replies
    The Register ^ | Aug 31, 2018 | Andrew Orlowski
    Full Windows on new Qualcomm silicon at last IFA Microsoft's long journey away from Intel reached escape velocity this week, as the first traditional laptop machine with Qualcomm's Arm processor was revealed by Lenovo, in the shape of the Yoga C630 WOS."WOS" stands for "Windows on Snapdragon", how Qualcomm prefers to call "Windows on Arm", and since it's Qualcomm Inside, not Intel Inside, it gets to call the shots.This is the second "always connected" PC from Lenovo to run a Qualcomm chip, but the first to run the Snapdragon 850 processor. Officially announced last year, the Microsoft-Qualcomm alliance Always Connected...
  • People Are Boycotting In-N-Out Burger After Learning Of The Chain's GOP Donation

    08/30/2018 12:38:07 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 79 replies
    MSN Delish ^ | 8-30-2018 | Tess Koman
    A public filing shows In-N-Out Burger, California's famous burger chain, donated $25,000 to the Republican party this past week. After journalist Gabe Schneider broke the news, some people immediately called for a boycott of the restaurants. The Hill reports California Democratic Party chairman Eric Bauman was one of the first to voice his opinion. "Et tu In-N-Out?" he tweeted on Thursday. "Tens of thousands of dollars donated to the California Republican Party... it’s time to #BoycottInNOut - let Trump and his cronies support these creeps... perhaps animal style!" According to Fortune, this isn't the first time In-N-Out has supported the...
  • not forsaken but Esteemed[Charismatic Caucus]

    08/21/2018 9:38:05 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    I have not forsaken you, even now you stand in my courts beside me as I in all My majesty release my justice and blessings . You see you are on display in my courts as one wise and esteemed for you know IAM and in the precipise of this revelation all of creation stands before The living God awaiting My desire for I AM All in All and this is who you know to be True and Faithfull as Creator Lord and God . Yahweh is My name and there is nothing before I AM. Therfore fear not oh...
  • Microsoft uncovers more Russian attacks ahead of midterms (fake conservative website)

    08/21/2018 5:21:03 AM PDT · by dayglored · 29 replies
    AP News ^ | Aug 21, 2018 | Matt O'Brien
    Microsoft said Tuesday it has uncovered new Russian hacking attempts targeting U.S. political groups ahead of the midterm elections.The company said that a hacking group tied to the Russian government created fake internet domains that appeared to spoof two American conservative organizations: the Hudson Institute and the International Republican Institute. Three other fake domains were designed to look as if they belonged to the U.S. Senate.Microsoft didn’t offer any further description of the fake sites.The revelation came just weeks after a similar Microsoft discovery led Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat who is running for re-election, to reveal that Russian...
  • Why Silicon Valley is Killing Free Speech

    08/18/2018 8:32:09 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 34 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | August 17, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Why Silicon Valley is Killing Free Speech Control leads to censorship. August 17, 2018 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism In one survey, 75% of tech entrepreneurs voted for Hillary Clinton. 8.8% voted for Trump. 83% back higher taxes, 82% support gun control and another 82% are in favor of socialized medicine. Google, Microsoft, Apple and Amazon employees were 4 out of 5 of Bernie Sanders’ top donors. Cash from Google, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft poured into the Clinton campaign....
  • Windows 10 is pulling ahead from Windows 7, says StatCounter

    08/12/2018 5:07:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Windows Report ^ | 08/05/2018 | Matthew Adams
    StatCounter and NetMarketShare are the two primary OS market data sources. Both those sites paint a somewhat different picture regarding Windows 10’s and Windows 7’s market share for desktops and laptops. NetMarketShare highlights that Windows 7 still has the largest user base, but the latest StatCounter data shows that Windows 10 is pulling further ahead of Windows 7.StatCounter’s latest data for July 2018 shows that Windows 10 now has a 47.25% market share, which is just about its largest ever figure to date. Windows 7‘s percentage share has dropped from 39.63% to 39.06% on StatCounter’s graph. Thus, Win 10‘s...
  • Windows 10 turns three years old today: Here's how it's evolved

    08/01/2018 7:17:07 PM PDT · by dayglored · 90 replies
    NeoWin ^ | Jul 29, 2018 | Rich Woods
    On September 30, 2014, Microsoft announced Windows 10, thus changing the firm's operating system as we know it. Windows was going to be serviced, rather than being refreshed every few years. We've learned since then that this means biannual feature updates, along with monthly (sometimes more often) cumulative updates. Indeed, Microsoft was done competing with itself with new versions of Windows. On July 29, 2015, Windows 10 launched, and it was promised that there would never be a Windows 11. Here we are, exactly three years later, when we would normally see the next version of Microsoft's flagship OS. Since...
  • Alex Jones Threatens To Shoot Robert Mueller

    07/24/2018 10:22:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    MSN News ^ | July 24, 2018 | Benjamin Fearnow, Newsweek
    Infowars conspiracy theorist Alex Jones ramped up threats against special counsel Robert Mueller on Monday, calling him a "monster" and described shooting the former FBI Director. Jones' nearly 3-hour July 23 InfoWars broadcast ranged from rants about Hollywood pedophilia to social media "shadow bans" to outlandish allegations Mueller was personally involved in a child sex ring composed of left-leaning political figures. The InfoWars host went on to illustrate a "real world" threat against the former Marine Corps officer and Vietnam War veteran currently in charge of the Russian interference investigation of the 2016 presidential election. Jones took on a particularly...
  • Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Twitter partner for ambitious new data project

    07/21/2018 8:25:06 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    The Verge ^ | Jul 20, 2018, 6:00am EDT | Russell Brandom
    Google described the project as letting users “transfer data directly from one service to another, without needing to download and re-upload it.” ... Much of the codebase consists of “adapters” that can translate proprietary APIs into an interoperable transfer, making Instagram data workable for Flickr and vice versa. Between those adapters, engineers have also built a system to encrypt the data in transit, issuing forward-secret keys for each transaction. Notably, that system is focused on one-time transfers rather than the continuous interoperability enabled by many APIs. ... The bulk of the coding so far has been done by Google and...
  • Microsoft discloses first known hacking attempts in midterm elections

    07/19/2018 4:36:01 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 10 replies
    MSN/The Hill ^ | 7-19-2018 | Ali Breland
    Microsoft disclosed Thursday that it identified and helped thwart hacking attempts on three congressional candidates earlier this year, marking the first publicly known hacking efforts targeting candidates in the 2018 midterm elections. "Earlier this year, we did discover that a fake Microsoft domain had been established as the landing page for phishing attacks," Tom Burt, Microsoft's vice president for security and trust, said at the Aspen Security Forum. "And we saw metadata that suggested those phishing attacks were being directed at three candidates who are all standing for election in the midterm elections," he added. Burt said that Microsoft and...
  • Microsoft discloses first known hacking attempts in midterm elections

    07/19/2018 3:05:37 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/19/18 | Ali Breland
    Microsoft disclosed Thursday that it identified and helped thwart hacking attempts on three congressional candidates earlier this year, marking the first publicly known hacking efforts targeting candidates in the 2018 midterm elections. “Earlier this year, we did discover that a fake Microsoft domain had been established as the landing page for phishing attacks,” Tom Burt, Microsoft’s vice president for security and trust, said at the Aspen Security Forum. “And we saw metadata that suggested those phishing attacks were being directed at three candidates who are all standing for election in the midterm elections,” he added. Burt said that Microsoft and...
  • Bill Gates Gets Nasty: Unearthed Footage Shows Billionaire Gossiping, Trashing Trump at Gates (T)

    05/18/2018 9:10:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/18/2018 | Lucas Nolan
    Microsoft founder Bill Gates discussed a meeting with President Trump in a recently unearthed video clip, playing up for the audience his opinions on Trump’s knowledge about medical science, among other things. In a clip aired by Chris Hayes on his MSNBC show All In, Microsoft founder Bill Gates discussed a meeting he had with President Trump while talking to staff members of his charity organization, the Gates Foundation. Gates stated that he met President Trump both before and after he was elected but began first by discussing a meeting he had with President Trump before he was elected.
  • A diehard Mac user switches to PC

    07/11/2018 8:44:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 165 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/11/2018 | Steve Kovach and Clancy Morgan
    The Mac used to have numerous advantages over the PC, but with Windows 10 the PC has now closed the gap. These days buying a PC gives you many more options compared to the Mac, which continues to stagnate. Business Insider's senior tech correspondent, Steve Kovach, switched his Mac for a PC to see what Windows 10 really has to offer. Following is a transcript of the video. Steve Kovach: I've been a Mac user for over 15 years. I hated PCs. They came loaded with a bunch of software that slowed down my machine, and they caught viruses way...
  • The blood of Jesus[charismatic caucus]

    07/05/2018 8:24:51 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    Do you see my children even as the resistance builds against My Body and Bride, ( ( ((Truly My blood has already claimed victory)) ) ) for as you recognize the lies of the enemy and "declare" victory by My blood it is then My Holy Fire overtakes the enemies encampments and I turn their swords on the enemies of My Heart . So be at peace at you declare victory for I AM your Melchizedek and even now I bring to you the Bread and New Wine for The Battle is mine and not yours. Rejoice for it sends...
  • Microsoft Employees Demand Cancelation of $19.4M ICE Contract over Trump Border Policy

    06/22/2018 8:24:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/22/2018 | Paula Bolyard
    Nearly 100 Microsoft employees signed a letter that was posted on the company's internal messaging system demanding that their employer cancel a $19.4 million contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) over President Trump's immigration policies. The letter, addressed to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, called on the company to take an ethical stand, "putting children and families above profits," and to demonstrate that commitment by canceling a massive contract for the Azure cloud computing platform. According to a January blog post at Microsoft, the company received an Authority to Operate (ATO) designation for Azure Government to provide services for...
  • 'Tell Microsoft to drop ICE as a client or lose us as GitHub users,' say coders

    06/21/2018 9:08:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    CNET ^ | June 21, 2018 | Sean Hollister
    Some programmers were a little wary when Microsoft bought the company-agnostic programming platform GitHub for $7.5 billion in early June. Now, nearly 100 of them are threatening to leave unless Microsoft drops its contract with the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, following widespread condemnation of the agency's actions to split up immigrant families at the US-Mexico border, but before President Trump signed his executive order reversing the ICE policy. Microsoft was actually one of the tech companies that most strongly condemned ICE, in fact, and one of the first to take a stand, saying it was "dismayed" and...
  • 11,000 Signatures Wasn't Enough to Keep Eric Lundgen Out of Prison

    06/21/2018 7:59:33 AM PDT · by Flick Lives · 10 replies
    Today, Eric Lundgren turned himself in to the Sheridan Federal Correctional Institution, where he will spend the next fifteen months isolated from society, the internet, and his business. His crime? Helping recyclers restore Windows onto Dell laptops. Eric is an e-waste recycling pioneer—one man’s trash is literally his treasure. He was one of the first recyclers handling lithium car batteries at scale. By developing new, innovative testing processes, he was able to reuse over 50% of a car’s dead battery cells for new products. To prove the batteries still worked, he built a car out of other people’s trash and...
  • Microsoft says Windows 10 April update is fit for business rollout (ok now you're ALL getting it!)

    06/15/2018 2:52:40 PM PDT · by dayglored · 80 replies
    The Register ^ | Jun 15, 2018 | Simon Sharwood
    [Microsoft] Claims it’s the least complaint-generating Windows ever Microsoft’s decided that Windows 10 version 1803, aka the April Update, is now fit for consumption by business users or indeed anyone or anything capable of running Windows 10.The company’s declared the updated OS is now “fully available for all compatible devices running Windows 10 worldwide”, including business PCs. Redmond’s advice comes after over 250 million users installed the OS and gave it a thrashing. Those efforts produced data that Microsoft said shows a twenty per “reduction in system stability issues” and the same reduction “in operating system and driver stability issues.”The...
  • Microsoft reveals which Windows bugs it might decide not to fix

    06/13/2018 7:59:38 AM PDT · by dayglored · 16 replies
    The Register ^ | Jun 13 2018 | Simon Sharwood
    Draft document explains where Redmond thinks its responsibility ends Microsoft’s published a draft “Security Servicing Commitments for Windows” in which it explains the bugs it will and won’t fix.The document (PDF) was revealed on June 12th and is intended for security researchers, to offer “better clarity around the security features, boundaries and mitigations which exist in Windows and the servicing commitments which come with them.”“We are primarily interested in feedback around our servicing policies and whether our criteria makes sense to you, the researcher,” says Microsoft’s announcement of the draft.Microsoft explains that it asks two questions when it learns of...