I’m a tad under the weather so I hope my semi-coherent ramblings aren’t worse than usual.
Windows 10 S Mode
Years ago I advocated dual booting the same OS with a “daily driver” version and a game only version. Operating systems have changed quite a bit since then, especially memory management. Once you get an operating system system setup properly with a few performance tweaks here and there you are good to go. The old tweaks that had such a dramatic change in performance either make little change or don’t work at all. But this Windows 10 S Mode has me thinking about the possibilities…
That Name S*%#+
People are whining about the next Win10 version maybe being called “Spring Creators Update“.
In the words of my millennial friends, “DGAF.” My generation would say, “Get a life.”
Whatever it is called, I would not be in a hurry to update. The next version of a bloated OS isn’t gonna change your life. Let someone else beta test it.
On a personal level I would appreciate MS going to a once yearly update cycle. We all have enough to do without worrying about our PCs being hosed twice a year.
Speaking Of Millenials
They are beginning to understand social media sucks:
– > 50% are “seeking relief from social media”
– 34% say they have deleted social-media accounts entirely.
– The most popular apps to quit permanently are Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, as well as the dating app Tinder. Snapchat, on the other hand, escaped most teens’ wrath.(didn’t know 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 are teens)
(FYI – The survey looks at 18-24 year olds. The creators of the term define millennials as being born between 1982 and 2002 which would make them 16-36. The Pew Research center has recently defined them as “Anyone born between 1981 and 1996 (ages 22-37 in 2018)”)
Q – The motive from my contact is that lately I’m having a few troubles with Bit Defender 2018, I searched in TH about AV’s but I only found a 2013 article, which helped me a lot btw, but I was wondering if you can bring an fresh update about that matter. An AV recommendation, maybe what AV do you use, etc…
A – I don’t have an AV recommendation. I use Windows Defender + Virtual Machines + Common Sense + Backups.
I should have added: I have dabbled with Norton in the last couple of years. Dunno, I guess it is OK. I will not even consider AV from companies in countries that are openly hostile to my own.
ETC. Other stuff I’ve bookmarked this week.
Lawmakers Continue Fighting For Net Neutrality in the US Senate, Courts, and States
China’s Long Arm Reaches Into American Campuses
DC Veterans Affairs hit by scathing report citing ‘failed leadership at multiple levels’
Galveston teen receives sweet surprise after helping elderly customer at Waffle House
Harry Potter: A History of Magic – Explore the wonders of the British Library exhibition