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  2. By now, millions of people have read about 'Anna Delvey', an alias used by Russian-born con artist Anna Sorokin, who became infamous after a New York Magazine story about her exploits - including scamming hotels and restaurants out of thousands of dollars, conning a friend into unwittingly paying for a $60,000 Moroccan vacation - went insanely viral last spring. Publishers rushed to secure book rights for her story, and Netflix has reportedly commissioned a series producer by "Grey's Anatomy"'s Shonda Rhimes. But Sorokin's blossoming fame wasn't enough to avert a guilty plea: On Thursday, she was found guilty on a charge of second degree grand larceny - a charge carrying a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison. However, she was acquitted of the most serious charge: Attempted grand larceny in the first degree over an attempt to swindle a hedge fund out of $22 million. Still, since she was reportedly living in the US illegally, once Sorokin has served her sentence, she will likely be deported. Here's more from The NYT: While Sorokin's defense attorneys portrayed her as a delusional liar whose behavior stopped short of criminality, prosecutors didn't mince words: Sorokin knowingly and intentionally conned people and businesses out of thousands of dollars during her multi-year crime spree. Not only did Sorokin swindle friends and the proprietors of some of New York's swankiest hotels and restaurants, she managed to convince a well-known attorney to represent her without needing to put up any 'proof' of the wealth she claimed back in Germany. Her lawyer helped her secure a $100,000 loan from City National, which she obtained by forging documents, then she turned around and tried to use that money to secure an even larger sum from a well-known hedge fund. Sorokin took the money she borrowed from City and tried to use it to swindle the hedge fund Fortress investment Group (a wholly owned subsidiary of Soft Bank) into handing over a $25 million loan. However, the firm eventually balked when Sorokin failed to provide proof of the money she said was held in an account in Germany. When the firm asked to see identification, she showed them a Russian passport, even though she claimed to have been born in Germany, which made the financiers uneasy, and they swiftly pulled out. https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-04-26/broke-28-year-old-who-conned-new-york-banks-hedge-funds-found-guilty
  3. To sign up, you need an Android device and a Gmail e-mail address on your Nintendo Account. Annoying.
  4. I like where they are taking this app. Specially since we know screen mirroring is on the way as well, so instead of having them try to add support for android apps into Windows and hope developers port them over etc. They'll just let you interact with your phone directly through this app while it sits on your desk, like it's part of the system with drag and drop options and so on.
  5. Good question, they might once they get more of the features they want added. Also by doing wifi for now it allows this to work with your desktops since you're on the same network in most cases.
  6. This level of integration might not be possible on iOS, it's way more locked down from Apple.
  7. In my company 1809 is now the current standard now we consider it stable. Prior to that it was 1709. So we just have to patch two versions for 75,000+ users. Not a big deal. And I figure over the next few months more of those 1709 systems will be made 1809 systems as well? Is there any point where they'll all be 1809 systems or will something newer be added into the mix?
  8. They've made it pretty easy for business to follow, any xxH2 update gets 30 months of support while all the xxH1 updates are 18 months. They make it so a business should update from H2 release to H2 release, skipping the H1s, those should just go to consumers etc. So at any given time you're only supporting for example, 1709 and 1809, just two. Or you go for the full 30 months and you wait till 19H2 is ready and go from 1709 right to 19H2, again, still just two versions. This makes it just like it's been in the past for business IT, a 2 year Windows release cycle. Those who don't need to update often just go with LTSC, which is 10 years and is again like it always has been with older versions. As far as MS having to support so many versions, well, the way they've made Windows 10, and managed to break it up and more modular compared to older versions. I'd say most fixes they add in the newest version, 1809, apply to the older versions as well, from a servicing standpoint. Also by the time 19H2 is ready, v1709 is going to be out of support for Home and Pro users, so you'll be prompted to update to something newer.
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  10. I could be wrong but most of these fixes are top down in the sense that they're fixed in the newest version 1809 and then added downstream unless it's a bug that's just in an older version and doesn't effect the newer version. I'd say anything fixed in 1809 is fixed in 1803 and so on.
  11. Take this information, plus the stuff that's been leaked previously, I'd say it's confirmed.
  12. So, you still have some 32GB hard drives you're looking to use or something? Because otherwise I don't see what the problem is. This is 32GB min for total storage, which should've been the minimum from the start unless you like buying devices with just 16GB of storage today? Storage is definitely not an issue. In my opinion, the newer versions of Windows, especially Windows 10, have too much baked into it, just bloated as hell from the start. I'd prefer a core version Windows, just the basics to get things going, and then I add what I need from there. Exactly. I think what you said really goes without saying as having some programs pre-installed on Win10 is fine but after a certain point it's just bloat etc. I would definitely dump all of that Microsoft Store BS if it were up to me as it would not be installed by default. p.s. this is one thing Linux does better. Even if you dump all the Microsoft Store 'BS' - do you know how much space this would save your installation? It is rather tiny, and going forward, it also locks you out of an entire ecosystem of products. The 'bloat' as less informed people talk about, is not in the areas people seem to think they exist, and they aren't bloat. Take a minimal Linux Distro, and load in 50% of the core functionality in Windows, and notice it runs slower now, and takes up more HD space. The reason adding 'more' to the Minimal Distro is how Linux handles dependencies that Windows can deal with 99% dynamically, not requiring the OS to load or be doing things if the feature is not being actively used. Seriously, you can do a 'minimal' Windows 10 installation, that is just as tight and virtually worthless as a minimal Linux Distro - but why? In the Windows world, the additional features and functionally cost ZERO RAM/CPU when not actively used, the only cost is HDD space, and Windows can even compress that down in ways the 'traditional' FSes used in a minimal Linux install cannot. Linux also DOES NOT DO this well. It is technically less modular than NT, and by nature consumes more resources to support features and software that depend on those dependencies that are often left running consuming RAM/CPU. (Windows 10 Embedded type configurations exist if you want barebones, and it STILL has more features than a minimal Linux Distro.) I am no expert of the details as you apparently know more than I do. but seeing the basic ISO of say Linux Mint v19.1 vs Win10 1809... 1.9-2GB for Mint vs about 4.0-4.1GB for Win10. some of that has to be bloat, correct? The point he was trying to make is that while your Mint 2GB size is less, which is fine, once you start to add things, apps and other features and functionality to match even half the stuff Windows supports, the sizes start to match and even go over. While you can, if you take the time, make a more custom Windows install if you feel the default is too much. Besides I was always of the opinion that one mans bloat is another mans useful feature. MS tries to cover as many users as it can.
  13. Since this week I keep on Windows Update that KB2538242 is not installed. Windows is downloading and installing it... but it keeps coming back. I tried to run the Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package MFC Security Update: vcredist_x64 (however this comes up: Error 1935 An error occurred during the installation of assembly 'Microsoft VC80 CRT.type="win32".version="8.0.50727.4053".public Key Token="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b".processorArchitecture="amd64") What can I do to make this message go away?
  14. Well, I see no reason why the OP 7 won't get a camera upgrade.
  15. dipsylalapo

    Do Facepalms count towards likes?

    I think the question has been answered and I don't want this thread to be de-railed further. Locked
  16. Word I'm a OnePlus 3T owner (now rocking Pie) and I see very little reason to upgrade. With every subsequent release, they've slipped further away from the reason they started. I still get, when compared to the latest iPhone or Samsung etc, that they phones mostly represent good value for money and have some great features. There's just more competition now from the likes of Huawei and Xiaomi that make the OnePlus less attractive.
  17. I think "confirmed" is a bit of a stretch. All I see is three circles on a line drawn representation. Where is the flash in all of this?
  18. soder

    LG gram 17 unboxing and first impressions

    "it's pretty amazing something this big is this light" There are no surprises in the real world: cheap plastic weighs less than proper solid (and durable!) metal. That's the answer to your question. Thats built only to last until the last day of the 1 year warranty, and the next day it can break or go crap, so you can go buy the new 1-year expiration date "successor". Disposable craps, all.
  19. DocM

    Michael Avenatti faces up to 330 years

    Singularity = the core of a black hole, infinite density. As you approach gravitational tidal forces stretch your atoms into a thin noodle - like spaghetti.
  20. Corinthian

    The Big Wrestling Thread!

    Sick of Cena, (The fans like me after watching him on FB2Mate don't know rather to love or hate him) Big Show is good to beat up little people.
  21. Corinthian

    HP - New monitor or graphics card?

    Did you try another cable? My old cable also caused me to bring the monitor to warranty, but when I arrived, it turned out that the screen didn't have any problems. It was such a shame.
  22. For our single file server at work, I just schedule a reboot at 5am, Monday morning.
  23. Only for newly built OEM systems, it's actually been a requirement pretty much since Windows 10 was released, it's nothing new. If you're building your own PC or doing your own OS install it's not required.
  24. In my company 1809 is now the current standard now we consider it stable. Prior to that it was 1709. So we just have to patch two versions for 75,000+ users. Not a big deal.
  25. Xahid

    Chrome vs. Firefox - Dark Mode

    Chrome have just Dark borders, not dark mode!
  26. RuuddieBoy

    Skype for Business - Quick Reference Card Free Download

    You get the watermarked version, which is also downloadable for free here: https://www.customguide.com/quick-reference So thanks, but no thanks. Can't use this...
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