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Here's the March videochat with fans with the usual rambling.  I genuinely thought this was going to be a shorter session, but had too many questions to go through.  I think in the future I'll have a cutoff point for how many I accept just to cut down some on the time.  I also think I may have screwed up and started it too early, but it went on so long I'm not sure that changed much.  Things happening with other videos in the meantime!


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That's easy, just lobotomize the writing permissions to the updates folder. Updates be gone forever.

 

C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution

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I wish I could be joking. I even checked the Windows update logs.

It keeps trying to update, but it can't save the update data, so the update fails forever, and forever.

 

Here's proof that I'm NOT supposed to be on this version, yet here I am.

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I've never seen anyone posting this solution, I feel like I'm the only one who truly figured out how to actually turn off updates, anything else is hogwash and does nothing at all, Windows can just override it.

 

Oh I'm sorry, I took away your system write permissions?

 

(works as a bonus joke for Linux users I guess)

 

Fuck you Microsoft. YOU CAN'T TELL ME WHAT TO DO.

 

"You could just use linux, durr."

I ALREADY AM SHUT UP, but I need Windows... for things.

 

You know those parasites, who have a "live with me or die alone" thing to everything? That's what using Windows feels like.

 

If you are wondering, "Why would you ever disable Windows updates, THEY ARE PERFECTLY WELL MADE UPDATES, THEY CLEARLY ALWAYS TEST THEM, SO STOP BEING A NON CONFORMIST AND GET IN LINE"

 

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Yep.

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I'm sure that won't happen ever again.

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Here, Ross, this ought to help you so you can learn how to stop living like a desperate miser. It's from /biz/'s /smg/ general on 4chan. In addition to stocks, I'd also recommend the Rich Dad, Poor Dad series for learning about making passive income (that is, money you generate rather than work for) from real estate, commodities, and businesses. Here's the first book in audiobook format: www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9avyLscJTA

 

>I'm new to the stock market, what stocks should I buy?
Before you buy anything, make a brokerage account and read investopedia articles and/or the books in the OP list. If you don't have a broker, you can't buy stocks and if you blindly buy things without understanding how the stock market works or doing any research on the individual stocks you're buying, you will lose money and it will be entirely your fault.

List of popular brokers:
https://pastebin.com/mrSchZPg

List of basic stock market terminology for newfags:
https://pastebin.com/VtnpN5iJ

Real-time market news:
https://thefly.com/index.php

Educational sites:
https://www.investopedia.com/
https://www.khanacademy.org/economics-finance-domain

Free in depth technical analysis charts:
http://www.tradingview.com

Premarket Data:
https://pastebin.com/y9PRQLR3

Earnings Report Calendars:
https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=moonmissioncontrol2.0%40gmail.com
https://biz.yahoo.com/research/earncal/today.html
https://www.earningswhispers.com/calendar

Pump and Dump Advertising:
https://stocktwits.com

Boomer Investing 101
https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Getting_started

Suggested books:
https://pastebin.com/jgA5zTuC

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Always love when a multi-hour chat gets cranked out. Gives me something to listen to while driving or exercising.

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Hi, lurker here. Watched the latest chat and wanted to comment on Windows 10 updates.

 

I'm using WUMT (Windows Update Minitool) and have been using it for last 1,5 years.

 

Take a look at

 

https://win10.guru/toolkit-item-windows-update-minitool-wumt/

 

Download at https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/windows_update_minitool.html

 

The only thing is that it has not been updated since 2016, but it still works. Essentially: Disable the automatic updates (using GPOs or just disable the Windows update service). Then you can use the WUMT to select and install whatever updates you like - just like in the older days.

 

However: Microsoft these days just bundles everything together in "Cumulative update for January 2019" and similar packages. So you cannot really pick and choose some specific KB. Still, the control is there.

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16 hours ago, Vainglory 2KW8Ω said:

Here, Ross, this ought to help you so you can learn how to stop living like a desperate miser. It's from /biz/'s /smg/ general on 4chan. In addition to stocks, I'd also recommend the Rich Dad, Poor Dad series for learning about making passive income (that is, money you generate rather than work for) from real estate, commodities, and businesses. Here's the first book in audiobook format: www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9avyLscJTA

 

>I'm new to the stock market, what stocks should I buy?
Before you buy anything, make a brokerage account and read investopedia articles and/or the books in the OP list. If you don't have a broker, you can't buy stocks and if you blindly buy things without understanding how the stock market works or doing any research on the individual stocks you're buying, you will lose money and it will be entirely your fault.

List of popular brokers:
https://pastebin.com/mrSchZPg

List of basic stock market terminology for newfags:
https://pastebin.com/VtnpN5iJ

Real-time market news:
https://thefly.com/index.php

Educational sites:
https://www.investopedia.com/
https://www.khanacademy.org/economics-finance-domain

Free in depth technical analysis charts:
http://www.tradingview.com

Premarket Data:
https://pastebin.com/y9PRQLR3

Earnings Report Calendars:
https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=moonmissioncontrol2.0%40gmail.com
https://biz.yahoo.com/research/earncal/today.html
https://www.earningswhispers.com/calendar

Pump and Dump Advertising:
https://stocktwits.com

Boomer Investing 101
https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Getting_started

Suggested books:
https://pastebin.com/jgA5zTuC

 

Stock monkey is making a move. This here is /tv/ country, boy.

 

 

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Addendum: It seems that WUMT has been superseded by Windows Update Manager

 

https://win10.guru/introducing-windows-update-manager-replacement-for-wumt/

 

Sources: https://github.com/DavidXanatos/wumgr

Binary: https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/wumgr.html

 

Gives even more capabilities and is updated.

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@RaTcHeT302 

Thank you for sharing that information about Windows updates.  I have not watched the video yet, however, I anticipate hearing Ross complain about the recent October 2018 build of Windows 10.  I had installed this wretched update a few weeks ago and had my user settings wiped and some data loss, along with Windows doubling my RAM usage at idle (2.5gb-ish to 5gb-ish).  I also saw the anti-malware process and system idle process start over-using my CPU, so the system turned into a complete slog.  As if it wasn't bad enough already, as long as you were booted into the O/S, the system would start using more RAM as the day progressed... Completely idle: no-tasking whatsoever.  I reverted back to build 1803 which worked flawlessly for me before the update.

 

I am unsure why this occurred on my desktop as several other systems I manage were updated to build 1809 (the October 2018 build) with no problems whatsoever.  At any rate, I hate this all-or-nothing mentality Micro$oft perpetuates with its update system.  I understand security is important and forcing updates promotes cyber-security resilience, but taking away an easily accessed inhibit function for updating is infuriating.  Not everyone with a personal computer is an irresponsible dolt.  Removing inhibit options is just them treating every PC owner as children. 

 

Oh yeah by-the-way: there is an inhibit function in the advanced windows updates settings that allows you to disable updates for a certain number of days, and an option to furlough feature updates for as long as 90 days.  Yeah...  Those settings don't work.  I tried to use both of them and was given a confirmation window that my settings were applied.  On reboot Windows was downloading away and scheduling an installation restart.  Even those running the professional edition are not exempt from oversight by almighty Microsoft.  

 

Spyware, bloatware, and restriction-ware.  No personal freedom at all in Windows-- though I guess it never existed to begin with.  I wish it was as simple as just switching to Linux, but that is a whole different discussion.

 

 

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New Windows 10 updates are no longer tested in house. The entire QA department is pretty much gone.

I'm lying actually, but it doesn't feel too far off from the truth. I can't come up with a reason as to why they would do these updates so hastily.

 

I like to immagine that it's just management being a pain in the ass. Nobody is that incompetent, god I hope so. People do have a natural tedency to try their best, and to at least try to do well, when working on something as complicated as a whole operating system. You'd think these people would have higher quality standards by default either way.

 

If the Linux kernel released updates like these, they would become the laughing stock of all open source communities.

Earlier versions of Windows 10 might ironically be more stable than newer releases.

 

Even the LTSB release might be better in some cases. Anything closer to the Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 versions should be stable enough. New Windows 10 releases are downright scary to update to.

 

Yeah, that's where it got to. Windows 10 is SCARY. I should be scared of Linux, not of Windows. High School should be scary, not Windows.

 

What are you doing Microsoft? It almost feels like you want to fail. Doesn't even feel like anybody is even trying anymore. Is Windows that much of a tangled mess by now? What the hell is going on. I would expect better from a trillion dollar company.

 

Sorry guys, Microsoft is a struggling indie start up, they still didn't figure it out.

THEY NEED MORE TIME GUYS, THEY ARE STILL FIGURING IT OUT

 

Also RIP BeechCraft118's data. I'm not an expert, but what the fuck are they doing? This is downright appalling.

I don't know, maybe I'm stupid, maybe I'm just crazy.

 

Spoiler

LA DE LA DE LA DA DA, IT'S MY CRAZY SONG, COME JOIN ME, WAIT NO DON'T

1 hour ago, BeechCraft118 said:

Spyware, bloatware, and restriction-ware.  No personal freedom at all in Windows-- though I guess it never existed to begin with.  I wish it was as simple as just switching to Linux, but that is a whole different discussion.

It's not that I don't want to switch, but I'd have to give up a ton of good stuff, which only literally exists on Windows.

I would glady jump ship if someone made a Windows 10 clone.

 

I mean I actually like Windows, I want Windows to do well, so their behaviour makes this whole thing even worse to me at least.

This is just beyond me either way, this is such a clusterfuck of stupid. I don't know, I just don't get it.

 

I'm not even angry or anything, just... mildly annoyed. But man it really feels like they don't want to do anything well at all.

 

Man I would give everything, if they could just, stop making updates for even ten years. Just remake the whole operating system, if things are THAT BAD, I don't care. JUST STOP UPDATING WINDOWS, WE HAVE A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF UPDATES, I'M STUFFEd, I DON'T NEED MORE, I DON'T WANT MORE, FOR THE LOVE OF GO-

 

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aaAAAAAAAAA

 

(don't worry, it's just a joke, my pc didn't update, THANK GOD - but still, my stress level would explode if I ever saw that ever again)

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Remember the days when the current Windows had nothing but vulnerability patches, and all other resources were devoted to making the next version of Windows the best it could be? If only they hadn't gotten greedy...

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2 hours ago, BTGBullseye said:

Remember the days when the current Windows had nothing but vulnerability patches, and all other resources were devoted to making the next version of Windows the best it could be? If only they hadn't gotten greedy...

I don't think it's about greed. To me it feels like there's no real focus at the moment, people are just sorta getting bored of doing any serious work, so they just start slapping on some new features to keep things more exciting. Biggest downside is, that the user is the one who suffers the most from all the "excitement".

 

I just think Windows is trying too hard to be cool, it needs to focus more on being boring, and usable, and to not fucking delete my data when I update the system. I mean, you know they reached a new low, when that's the main feature I want them to work on.

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https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-officially-designates-windows-10-1809-as-ready-for-broad-deployment/ 

 

For anyone interesting, Microsoft has officially okay'd build 1809 for Windows 10 for public updating.  Allegedly, it will not delete user files anymore, and it won't double your idle resource usage.  I will update tonight and see if it still gives me the same errors.  (read above comments for more elaboration on the problems I, and others, had with the build last month).  

 

I will report on the effects of the update after installation.  If the same problems still occur, I guess I will just have to stick with build 1803.

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Hi,

 

So, 1809 no longer has the infamous CPU resource utilization problems as it did previously; however, my wallpaper and default application settings were altered in the update.  While these personal settings being changed is annoying, I can detect no data loss within my user folder as I did before.

 

My PC was still using double the RAM it did on 1803 and in previous builds, so I decided to do a little investigating since something felt out of place.  I performed a clean boot on my system, so that only Windows services and processes would be running at start up.  The resource usage at idle returned to normal, indicating Microsoft, and 1809, were not the direct cause of this sudden jump in resource usage. 

 

After re-enabling processes one-at-a-time, I discovered “Killer Network Service” was experiencing a memory leak in this new build, and was the culprit from the high RAM usage.  Because I have never used wireless cards in a desktop PC before buying this new one, I thought this software was necessary to run the card.  It turns out this software suite is completely unnecessary and only sits atop Windows’ own networking software. 

 

So, Windows 1809 seems usable now and does not seem to be deleting data or wasting system resources.  The high RAM usage I experience was a memory leak from a supplemental software suite that came pre-packaged with my PC.

 

Moral of the story: clean-boot before you fully blame Microsoft so you confirm non-Microsoft services are not causing the errors you experience; however, remember that Microsoft is still an evil company that doesn’t QA before feature updates because, in the end, they still pushed out a broken upgrade last Fall.

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27 minutes ago, RaTcHeT302 said:

I'm too scared to switch, so I'll probably be sticking with 1709 for as long as I can.

Honestly, even a pirated copy of W10 with as much of the bad stuff disabled/deleted as possible, isn't terribly bad on 1809... Of course there is still a bit of spyware in there even so.

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33 minutes ago, BTGBullseye said:

Honestly, even a pirated copy of W10 with as much of the bad stuff disabled/deleted as possible, isn't terribly bad on 1809... Of course there is still a bit of spyware in there even so.

I don't feel like they made any real changes to warrant switching yet, and reinstalling Windows would waste too much time for me, as I have everything setup in a specific way, and I'm still paranoid about Windows randomly deleting my data. I would rather stick to this version, until I know for sure that the new release is okay.

 

It can't really hurt to wait, I'm already on Windows 10, so I'm not missing out on much. I feel like I'm more productive by not switching every month to a whole new version of Windows, I really wish Microsoft could do yearly updates instead, maybe even every two years. I don't care how long it takes them to be honest, but so far the latest updates have been pretty dissapointing for me, and it just caused some unecessary stress if anything.

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Now you're just reminiscing about previous versions of Windows and Service Packs... lol (don't worry, I am too)

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6 hours ago, BTGBullseye said:

Now you're just reminiscing about previous versions of Windows and Service Packs... lol (don't worry, I am too)

No, I had no issues with switching to Windows Vista and to Windows 8.1. I would update if it wasn't literally for the risk of me losing my files. They are getting too careless and I don't see the point in risking right now, but no previous version of Windows deleted my files, and I'm one of those few people who hated Windows XP and actually liked Windows Vista.

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Vista was great if you had at least 4GB of RAM, or was the "Ultimate" version. Anything else, and it had issues.

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WIndows Vista was an interesting time for Windows.  I would not ever call it a favourite, but it was a great stepping stone toward the development of Windows 7 which, in my opinion, was the last good Windows.  Vista always gave me problems, and far-taxxed my system's resources back in the day. 

 

I was only ever on the Home version.  What did Ultimate do differently?  

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