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Old 11-10-2018, 07:02 PM   #1
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Default Win 10 dot on task bar with circle around it.

A dot with a circle around it appears on my task bar. When I mouse over it the message says "Your location is currently in use." Well, of course it is. I'm sitting in my location using my computer. So this is an odd thing to say. So I looked it up. And what it really means is "we know where you are, sucker."

So, what can a poor Windows user do. Well, of course there are a bunch of articles on the Internet telling me what I can do. Like this one, which also tells you how to stop the Microsoft apps from tracking you. I'd shut all of my trackers down, but frankly I'm afraid Cortana will get mad at me. She wants to know where I am at all times in case I ask here for a weather forecast. But, maybe I should check this out anyway. Maybe a program other than Cortana is getting friskier than it should be.

   
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Old 11-11-2018, 06:51 AM   #2
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Thanks for that, Andrew.

My favorite Win10 message lately is the the one that appears in the message notifier at bottom right; you open the message pane because hey, Windows thinks it's important enough that it needs my attention. And the message says ....

Essentially ....

Nothing to see here, people. Keep moving. Keep moving. I scanned and didn't find any viruses.

God, I'd love to track down the maroons who think this stuff up, stand behind them and every so often, interrupt their work by tapping them on the shoulder and saying "Nothing new here. As you were."

   
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Old 11-11-2018, 12:21 PM   #3
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andrew: And what it really means is "we know where you are, sucker."
LOL!!! Indeed...Microsoft is another name for "Big Brother"...


UGH!!!


I'd turn off every damned location option...



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steve: stand behind them and every so often, interrupt their work by tapping them on the shoulder and saying "Nothing new here. As you were."
I think you should tap them (hard) with something prickly and sharp...'-}}



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Old 11-11-2018, 05:27 PM   #5
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I think you should tap them (hard) with something prickly and sharp...'-}}



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Or dull but massive and hard?

Like a shil...schiell...shalei... louisville slugger.

   
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That would work too...'-}}



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