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makattak
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« on: April 11, 2019, 06:57:35 AM »

So our Sony Blu-Ray player detected a new update.

We dutifully started the update over the internet. After several failures, I start watching the download process and the download is larger than the available memory in the player.

What kind of moronic service is this? Further, the awareness of a new update being available shut down all functions except for playing discs.


Yes, I downloaded it to a USB and was able to effect the update that way, but how do you just not care and basically shut down all functionality of a product because you have an update that can't be downloaded by said product?

/rant off
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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2019, 06:59:44 AM »

Ah, you must have one of these:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBqvg1x6D8U
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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2019, 07:18:02 AM »

Ah, you must have one of these:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBqvg1x6D8U
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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2019, 07:24:18 AM »

Ah, you must have one of these:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBqvg1x6D8U

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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2019, 07:30:35 AM »

If it ain't broke, fix it 'til it is.
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« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2019, 07:39:22 AM »

If it ain't broke, fix it 'til it is.
Which software company do you work for?
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« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2019, 07:58:15 AM »

It's not a bug, it's an undocumented feature.
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« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2019, 03:05:58 PM »

Ah, you must have one of these:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBqvg1x6D8U

Hehhehe.  Teeth and nails. 

Amateurs. 

https://youtu.be/64f2I86FQa0?t=35



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« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2019, 05:33:54 PM »

Ah, you must have one of these:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBqvg1x6D8U

All true.
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« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2019, 08:59:33 PM »


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« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2019, 02:26:54 AM »

Why does a blu-ray player need a software update anyway?  Put in a DVD and play it.  How much software is required to do that?
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« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2019, 05:40:24 AM »

They're following the Microsoft Windows 7 update model.  They have two teams of programmers for updates.

One team will fix a, b, c, and d, in the process of which they screw up e, f, g, and h.  The other team will fix e, f, g, and h, but screw up i, j, k, and l. Then the first team goes and fixes up i, j, k, and l, but fouls up m, n, o, and p...

Repeat ad infinitum except to re-initiate the alphabet from time to time.

Windows 7 is purfect

Windows 7 are perfect

Winnows 7 is perfect

Windows 7 is prefect

indows 7 is perfect

Indows 7 is perfect

Windos 7 perfect

Windows 7 is perfick

Widows 7 is perfect

And Win 10 is perfect right out of the box... right?
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« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2019, 07:23:00 AM »

Our latest windows 7 update seized up my office computer.... angry

IT had to remove the update.
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« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2019, 07:38:42 AM »

Why does a blu-ray player need a software update anyway?  Put in a DVD and play it.  How much software is required to do that?

Having read the documentation (because I had to download it manually), it's because they want to turn off a bunch of features and services.

Oh, so you ended my use of ALL the product features and services because you wanted to shut off SOME of the features. Thanks, Sony.

(Ok, ok, they shut off 2 services. What the heck was "Gracenote" anyway? And they claimed that they improved stability and network connectivity.)
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« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2019, 08:15:31 AM »

My latest grump is that they screwed up the selection tool so that it tries to guess what I wanted to select.

Damn it, just select from exactly where I placed the cursor and left-clicked to exactly where I let go of the button.

No more.  No less.  If I don't want that period in my selection, then I don't want that period in my selection and don't help me out by putting it in there.

 angry

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« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2019, 04:54:53 AM »

My company helps software work "better" by adding on a bunch of security features. 
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« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2019, 10:28:45 AM »

My company helps software work "better" by adding on a bunch of security features.  

What? And your company didn't use the generic claim that they "improved stability and network connectivity?"
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« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2019, 10:46:08 AM »

They're following the Microsoft Windows 7 update model.  They have two teams of programmers for updates.

One team will fix a, b, c, and d, in the process of which they screw up e, f, g, and h.  The other team will fix e, f, g, and h, but screw up i, j, k, and l. Then the first team goes and fixes up i, j, k, and l, but fouls up m, n, o, and p...

Repeat ad infinitum except to re-initiate the alphabet from time to time.

Windows 7 is purfect

Windows 7 are perfect

Winnows 7 is perfect

Windows 7 is prefect

indows 7 is perfect

Indows 7 is perfect

Windos 7 perfect

Windows 7 is perfick

Widows 7 is perfect

And Win 10 is perfect right out of the box... right?


Sounds like Glock perfection.
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« Reply #18 on: April 17, 2019, 07:00:42 AM »

Sounds like Glock perfection.

I didn't have the stones to say that.  I'm in enough trouble awready.
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« Reply #19 on: April 17, 2019, 07:11:53 AM »

My latest grump is that they screwed up the selection tool so that it tries to guess what I wanted to select.

Damn it, just select from exactly where I placed the cursor and left-clicked to exactly where I let go of the button.

No more.  No less.  If I don't want that period in my selection, then I don't want that period in my selection and don't help me out by putting it in there.


Sounds a lot like when Firefox changed the address window to the so-called "awesome bar." Not only did they make that the default, they made it the only choice, so those of us who don't find the "awesome bar" to ab awesome have to use an add-on to kill it off. Then they changed the underlying structure of the code so the old add-ons don't work. As a result, I've had to turn off updates so I can stay at version 52.9.0, which is the last version using the old code base.
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