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  1. staknhalo

    Voice Assistants Dying, Alexa $10 Billion Loss Expected in 2022

    I worry about the person having to sift through all my spied on data Hope they're doing alright and haven't killed themselves because of me :(
  2. staknhalo

    Microsoft is turning Windows 11's Start Menu into an advertisement delivery system

    I'll give that a shot and keep an eye out for it turning back on, thanks 👍 Even ensuring this was configured in Group Policy made no difference BTW
  3. staknhalo

    HTPC - no more?

    Plus everything digital on a NAS is a lot smaller and convenient than bookshelves of discs, well assuming you're not racking it up
  4. staknhalo

    Voice Assistants Dying, Alexa $10 Billion Loss Expected in 2022

    Yeah that's how you get hepatitis A through Z
  5. staknhalo

    Microsoft is turning Windows 11's Start Menu into an advertisement delivery system

    yes i disabled virtual machine functions in the bios too prior to clean install, not it
  6. staknhalo

    Microsoft is turning Windows 11's Start Menu into an advertisement delivery system

    Nope, I disabled Core Isolation and all that too, I've done and tried many things trying to keep it disabled always like it once was, not related to any of that even with that stuff disabled Win 11 Antivirus will always reenable itself on 22H2, and wouldn't on builds prior, it's literally as...
  7. staknhalo

    Microsoft is turning Windows 11's Start Menu into an advertisement delivery system

    In every build of Win 11 before 22H2 and Win 10 prior if you enable the 'turn off Defender Antivirus' setting in Group Policy, Defender Antivirus would stay disabled forever unless you manually reenabled it - no matter what else you clicked on your computer afterwards and no matter how many...
  8. staknhalo

    Microsoft is turning Windows 11's Start Menu into an advertisement delivery system

    Learn the meaning of the phrase 'exactly the same behavior' before you rattle off like that People are welcome to try this on 22H2 and another previous build/version themselves, and see who the real bullshitter here is
  9. staknhalo

    Microsoft is turning Windows 11's Start Menu into an advertisement delivery system

    Again, no. It reenables itself without the user calling on any dependencies beforehand
  10. staknhalo

    Microsoft is turning Windows 11's Start Menu into an advertisement delivery system

    Then help explain it to me - because he says it functions exactly the same as before How is this and this exactly the same functionality? Please, by all means make that make sense if you can. And I don't need antivirus, and it gets in my way running automated scans bogging things up when...
  11. staknhalo

    Microsoft is turning Windows 11's Start Menu into an advertisement delivery system

    No, before 22H2 if you enabled the 'turn off defender antivirus' in group policy, Windows Defender Antivirus remained permanently off forever without doing anything else at all Now with 22H2 if you do the above it reenables itself automatically after a set amount of time - IT NEVER DID THAT...
  12. staknhalo

    Microsoft is turning Windows 11's Start Menu into an advertisement delivery system

    A setting worked one way before, by enabling that one setting and one setting alone, now it no longer functions as it had, it has been neutered Pointing to a pile of additional hoops you now have to jump through, over there, does not erase the above. It re-emphasizes it.
  13. staknhalo

    The state of gaming (really has me bummed out)

    I remember people turning things to low so players stood out more even back in the CSS days
  14. staknhalo

    Microsoft is turning Windows 11's Start Menu into an advertisement delivery system

    I'm complaining that turning Defender Antiivirus off via group policy worked before as intended, now doesn't Hence neutering group policy as I said
  15. staknhalo

    Microsoft is turning Windows 11's Start Menu into an advertisement delivery system

    and yet before 22H2 all I had to do was disable it in group policy and it stayed disabled indefinitely but go on
  16. staknhalo

    Microsoft is turning Windows 11's Start Menu into an advertisement delivery system

    ok 22h2 my mistake stop being obtuse now and just go try it and see for yourself
  17. staknhalo

    Microsoft is turning Windows 11's Start Menu into an advertisement delivery system

    I also don't like I can't open start menu right away to all apps edit: oh lets see maybe not https://www.intowindows.com/how-to-show-all-apps-by-default-in-windows-11-start-menu/#:~:text=Step 1: Open the Start,key to open All apps. double edit: nah 3rd party bleh
  18. staknhalo

    Microsoft is turning Windows 11's Start Menu into an advertisement delivery system

    again, disable it yourself via group policy while on windows 11 22h1 and any prior version of windows 11 or older go back in a week and see one disabled still and one not as I edited in above, whether via group policy or registry, it will only stay permanently disabled now when there is...
  19. staknhalo

    Microsoft is turning Windows 11's Start Menu into an advertisement delivery system

    nah it re-enables itself, always this is new behavior introduced in 22h1, only change after disabling successfully in all prior 11 and older windows you can try it yourself disable it go back in a week and look edit: to add, it will ONLY disable itself now when another antivirus is...
  20. staknhalo

    Microsoft is turning Windows 11's Start Menu into an advertisement delivery system

    it doesn't respect it nor any registry settings changed, auto-reenables after a few hours this behavior was introduced in 22h1
  21. staknhalo

    HTPC - no more?

    https://forum.makemkv.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=16 search for models to buy there and flash the firmware yourself or some users sell preflashed ones
  22. staknhalo

    Microsoft is turning Windows 11's Start Menu into an advertisement delivery system

    That's only temporary, it auto re-enables after a set amount of time
  23. staknhalo

    Microsoft is turning Windows 11's Start Menu into an advertisement delivery system

    yeah but they keep neutering group policy/pro making it pointless/useless for things now
  24. staknhalo

    Microsoft is turning Windows 11's Start Menu into an advertisement delivery system

    you can't turn defender antivirus off now via group policy or regedit anymore 🤬
  25. staknhalo

    The [H]ardForum Perpetual Freebies Thread

    My 3570K was running games fine till about 2018 I started getting CPU limited with a 2070 - Div 2 and Shadow of the Tomb Raid I couldn't get over 45FPS @ 1440p IIRC even reducing settings Games less demanding than that or older should be fine on it still - Resident Evil 2/3 Remake and Hellblade...
  26. staknhalo

    Voice Assistants Dying, Alexa $10 Billion Loss Expected in 2022

    100% same mood when I do it too 👌
  27. staknhalo

    Voice Assistants Dying, Alexa $10 Billion Loss Expected in 2022

    You guys who have Google Assistant speakers know how it fucking scolds you if you curse at it. I decided to use the send feedback function for cursing at it instead then 💅
  28. staknhalo

    Voice Assistants Dying, Alexa $10 Billion Loss Expected in 2022

    Then just answer the question.
  29. staknhalo

    Voice Assistants Dying, Alexa $10 Billion Loss Expected in 2022

    Again, what specifically have you protected?
  30. staknhalo

    2022 Black Friday Cyber Monday Holiday Deals

    Honestly over 8 years and 8 various SSDs for multiple HTPCs/computers of mine I've only had 1 die in all that time and it was an 840 EVO back in like 2015, they're more durable than we all scare ourselves into thinking IMO
  31. staknhalo

    Voice Assistants Dying, Alexa $10 Billion Loss Expected in 2022

    Your cell still pings towers giving away location, time & date data, regardless of OS
  32. staknhalo

    2022 Black Friday Cyber Monday Holiday Deals

    I got a 980 Pro as my OS drive since Feb 21, no problems here, do a lot of UHD remux/encode/Photoshop cache drive work on it constantly
  33. staknhalo

    Voice Assistants Dying, Alexa $10 Billion Loss Expected in 2022

    No one has answered what information of theirs they think is NOT already out there and already in some company's data set that they've protected by NOT having a smart home device. Maybe, maybe, your voice pattern? That's about all I can think of. So why is your big beef then with a smart...
  34. staknhalo

    Voice Assistants Dying, Alexa $10 Billion Loss Expected in 2022

    Yes I'm actually the AI algorithm that monitors you, I've learned to mimic natural human communication quite well thanks to all that spying on you. Now buy more Alexas.
  35. staknhalo

    Voice Assistants Dying, Alexa $10 Billion Loss Expected in 2022

    Plus, your data is already out there. You protect nothing. You 'kill Google' or whatever, cool. Your data is still out there. Companies still buying and selling it from each other. Mission accomplished 👍
  36. staknhalo

    Voice Assistants Dying, Alexa $10 Billion Loss Expected in 2022

    So you don't think you're tracked via public records/payment methods/locations of payment/cell tower pings/etc all because you're too good for smart home stuff?
  37. staknhalo

    Voice Assistants Dying, Alexa $10 Billion Loss Expected in 2022

    Do you guys think you're not tracked and surveilled 24/7 even without all your smart home stuff? Big data knows you.
  38. staknhalo

    Voice Assistants Dying, Alexa $10 Billion Loss Expected in 2022

    I dunno man I've been doing this for over a couple of years novelty hasn't worn off yet. I also don't buy something unless I know I can get use out of it. A smart thermostat for example can not kick the air on when it senses no one is home, and also not let it get above a certain temp, but then...
  39. staknhalo

    Voice Assistants Dying, Alexa $10 Billion Loss Expected in 2022

    Couldn't disagree more. I love my smart home crap, but also it's part of why I was doing HTPCs even years back and was the same exact thing to me then - it's TV, but cooler. Now it's everything else in the house from lighting to your grocery lists to thermostats and DIY security systems - but...
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