If you lookup members with usernames that have embedded spaces (such as "provision l-3", "Salvador Romero", or "Peirre Masse") you go to a page that says "It doesn't appear that this user exists".
Stack has a new code of conduct that is supposed to make the site more kind, but the examples of bad behavior seem to suggest we should treat moderators with kids gloves even as they abuse their power:
Instead of saying: “If you bothered to read my question, you’d know it’s not a duplicate.”
you are supposed to say: “I don’t think this is a duplicate. My question is about cement board, while the question you linked is about drywall.”
Instead of saying: “I came to get help, not to get my question edited.”
You are supposed to say: “Thanks for trying to help, but your edit isn’t what I meant. I’ve removed your edit, and have updated my question so it’s clearer.”
What the powers that be at Stack fail to realize is that their aggressive and invasive moderation system is the root cause of most of the conflict there. Are they really concerned about the feelings of the moderators when they get pushback on their moderation, or is the site management itself defensive about it’s own rules?
I bought a Chromebook yesterday as a Amazon Prime Day special. A somewhat dangerous buy for a developer, but driven by a minimal budget.
Any advice on how best to achieve this goal would be appreciated, but I’d rather not make any substantial changes to the OS.
UPDATE: My Chromebook arrived today. Alas, the backlight doesn’t appear to work. Tried adjusting brightness and resetting but no effect. If I shine a light on the screen, I can see the Welcome message, but totally invisible without it. I bought it direct from Amazon, so I hope the return is easy. Not sure if I want to take a chance on another device of the same model. I’ve never had this kind of problem with a brand new computer.
UPDATE2: I decided to exchange it for the same model. If the next one doesn't work, I'll ask for a refund instead.
I'm considering buying a mid-range Huawei phone for my daughter, but I'm concerned that the US government might screw things up in the future. I'm not concerned about Huawei spying on us (I think the US could determine if there really were backdoors but I don't think they are motivated for a fact-based analysis) but I'd hate to see the phone effectively bricked down the road.
Haven't we heard this before?
I was wondering if anyone knows if ARM64 programs will be able to be downloaded from the Internet and installed on a WoA Windows PC in a traditional Windows fashion or whether they must be purchased from the Store. My question doesn't refer to any esoteric workarounds, just a straightforward capability to install non-store apps.