So they want to associate their brand with lying and cheating to get your way, while screwing as many people as possible then walking away pretending its not your fault.
Good brand management.
We're bottom feeders who don't have a single original idea of our own so we'll just glom onto any passing fad to make sure we can find a way to profit off of it until we see a cooler fad to grab and then dump the old one... but still keep holding onto it because its ours even if we aren't using it.
The guy with the trendy avatar tried to help him, and he ended up working on it himself & found a way to make it work.
I had linked him a webpage where someone reported a similar problem, a MS support person said do these things, they did those things and posted that they didn;t work... and then an MS support person suggested doing the exact same thing posted the first time then started ignoring him.
8 was a complete screw up and made people nervous about 10, yet MS keeps pushing features windows users don't really want. You can make it do all sorts of cool things, but if you make their experience worse because the cool thing they don't care about needs to update every 5 minutes...
Heh, you'd like to think its generally well received and MS is willing to help...
This morning I was trying to help Dan Bull (Yes THAT Dan Bull) get help with his borrowed Win10 Laptop that froze on the loading/welcome screen. He was having a less than helpful time with MS support, who wanted to sell him Advanced Help (to talk to someone who didn't just bang keywords into an internal database of fixes) or he should return it because it is still under warranty.
His mistake was even after describing that it wasn't a blue screen error, but mentioning the screen was blue where the error was.
After asking if he could still use the the locked up computer... and not selling him a support contract... they blamed the computer manufacturer... despite it being Win10 locking itself up after yanking him to desktop out of a game he was playing.
Why is Dan Bull using a borrowed laptop you ask? Because Win10 took a shit on his laptop right before he was due to travel to work...
I'm beginning to wonder if MS is following the printer business model... have the OS free but the support is going to cost you more than human blood...
They have what could redeem them after Win8, but they refuse to accept that users like to have control. That the silent Daddy knows best treatment, and ignoring them until everyone is pissed off isn't a great way to make people adopt to it. MS isn't Apple, they need to stop trying to emulate them. We don;t all want touch screens, locked gardens, and silence when there is a problem...
If the Judge ruled that way, the defendant would be the prevailing party and entitled to their costs according to the law.
The Judge would look at the "evidence" which is a millisecond of an alleged file transfer vs the fact there was open wifi, many users, & they can not tie the accused to the infringement in any real fashion beyond MM's imagination.
Even in cases where defendants have hired their own experts & proved beyond reasonable doubt that MM's claims were without merit, MM's standard action is to dismiss without prejudice (so they could TOTALLY bring the case again when they get more evidence) and trash the defendant, their counsel, & claim that because they couldn't find evidence is proof they hid the evidence to well... and stick the defendant with paying his own bills. So for a $400 filing fee, trolling all of the defendants devices & online accounts, while evading providing anything in discovery... running up bills hoping the defendant will hit a point where its cheaper to settle than prove they are innocent. And even when its clear that MM has failed to prove anything they alleged, the courts have often been loathe to award fees even as MM has released names, passwords, & other private details in violation of court orders.
Poor MM, they parted ways with the FL braintrust (with one of its lawyers jumping ship to the new firm) and they can't keep up with everything.
Far to often even after discovery makes it clear the defendant is clearly innocent, they make claims of super secret spoliation based on the 'hunches' of their former addict expert and keep pressing to get a settlement. They admitted in documents to defense counsel they didn't have access to the evidence the case was brought upon and couldn't/wouldn't produce it in discovery... and yet somehow after a case dragging on forever... they Judge let them cut and run sticking an innocent with huge bills.
It is nice to see that a Judge has finally caught up to the idea that the system is caught up in the illusion lawyers would never bring a bad faith case to just shake out a settlement, and allowing them to exit without having to make defendants they harassed for (in some cases) years whole is wrong. We've seen filings from MM where despite their expert finding nothing, reality disproving claims, still maintaining the defendant was guilty as they dismissed the case. Nothing like getting to make parting shots after turning someones life upside down.
I look forward to the day some agency finally raids their offices and finds out what happened with all of the data they copied & passwords they kept...
When are we going to learn that anything the industry and its mouth pieces issue dire warnings about will actually benefit that industry immensely & we should save time skipping the extra protectionist BS laws they demand and teach them to stand on their own 2 feet.
I sometimes feel bad for some of the alt-right guys because some of their "brethren" see my avatar or the I'm the gay one line and see them talking to me like I am a real person. Causes all sorts of confusion.
Not likely they know about me. A side effect of not being out & wanting to protect myself (when I was younger) meant learning to avoid these sorts of things. Just because I was paranoid didn't mean they weren't out to get me.
I must be doing something right I know I've turned up in at least 3 different acronym agencies background checks, and never a single blip in those people being vetted despite ties to me.
Hurm, either I'm that good or their process sucks that much...