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  • Did you read the fine print, last time you ticked that box to say you did?

    Posted on July 15th, 2017 at 14:30 Kirsty Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    It’s a rare occasion that the terms and conditions are fully read and understood, when doing things online or for EULA.

    This article, published by CNet.com, is about UK’s Purple experiment – they added a clause about community service in their wi-fi terms:

    22,000 agree to unblock sewers (they didn’t read Wi-Fi terms)
    by Chris Matyszczyk | July 13, 2017

    We’re too keen to get the app, get the Wi-Fi that we’re not going to read the legalistic screed. We just hope it will never be relevant to us.

    UK Wi-Fi provider Purple decided to experiment with people’s wholesale acceptance of terms and conditions. It inserted a community service clause into all the legal mumbo and jumbo attached to its hotspot terms.

    It read: “The user may be required, at Purple’s discretion, to carry out 1,000 hours of community service.”

    You can read the full article here

  • Microsoft yanks bad Outlook patches-of-patches KB 3191849, 3213654, 4011042

    Posted on July 15th, 2017 at 10:20 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    I just received word from Gunter Born that Microsoft has pulled three of its Outlook patches:

    KB 4011042 – July 5, 2017, update for Outlook 2010

    KB 3191849 – June 27, 2017, update for Outlook 2013

    KB 3213654 – June 30, 2017, update for Outlook 2016

    Computerworld Woody on Windows,

  • Driver fix for Surface Pro 2017 hibernation seems to work – now, about that backlight bleed

    Posted on July 15th, 2017 at 09:55 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    It looks like the July 14 patch for the Surface Pro 2017 unexpected hibernation problem works.

    But there’s a large problem looming with backlight bleed.

    You’ve got to ask yourself one question: “Do I feel lucky?” Well, do ya?

    Computerworld Woody on Windows