Daily Archives: 2019-09-30

Microsoft is making it difficult to create local accounts in Windows 10

Source: OSNews

Article note: Dark pattern is dark. Microsoft, like every other neo-feudal tech landholder, really wants you in their roach motel.

Windows admins have options to create local or Microsoft Accounts when it comes to the operating system. The initial setup after installation pushes the Microsoft Account option but it was possible up until now to create to a local account instead. Microsoft has made it more and more difficult to create local accounts during initial setup and discouraged users to do so. A report on Reddit suggests that Microsoft has made it more difficult to create local accounts during first run. The user reported that no option to create a local user account was presented during first run on the system Windows 10 was set up on. While there’s nebulous ways to make the local account option reappear, this is clearly designed to push people to online Microsoft account. I personally use an online Microsoft account since I find it easier to manage my various machines, but removing or hiding the option to use a local account is just a user-hostile dick move.

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A student at Karen Pence’s school alleged students cut her dreadlocks. She just took it back.

Source: The Week: Most Recent Home Page Posts

Article note: Didn't we _just_ finish with an episode of "bias-confirming but improbable sounding hate crime creates national outcry, only to turn out to be fictional?"

The Virginia private school student who claimed three classmates pinned her down and forcibly cut off her dreadlocks has now retracted the story.

Reports emerged last week about an allegation from 12-year-old Amari Allen, who is black, that three white sixth-grade boys pinned her down during recess at Immanuel Christian School and cut her dreadlocks while saying "my hair was nappy and I was ugly and I shouldn't have been born," as she told The Washington Post. The story quickly went viral online in part because second lady Karen Pence teaches art part time at the school.

But the Post now reports Allen has told the school that this incident, which was being investigated by the Fairfax County Police Department, did not happen, with her family apologizing in a statement.

"To the administrators and families of Immanuel Christian School, we are sorry for the damage this incident has done to trust within the school family and the undue scorn it has brought to the school," Allen's grandparents said in a statement. "To the broader community, who rallied in such passionate support for our daughter, we apologize for betraying your trust."

The principal of the school, Stephen Danish, confirmed that Allen now says the allegations are false, saying, "We recognize that we now enter what will be a long season of healing."

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CA Governor Signs Bill Allowing College Athletes to Profit from Endorsements

Source: Hacker News

Article note: My desire to eat popcorn and watch this legal battle is still up like D1 pregame hype. The NCAA's position that they are an amateur league is so obviously contradicted by the vast sums of money circulating among everyone but the actual athletes it's funny watching them try to defend it.
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