This is one of the many reasons why Hotmail sucks

They can’t even do HTTPS correctly. Domains like this won’t even work as the certificate is only valid for the following names:

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Block Windows Activation Technologies (KB971033) – Windows 7

You may have heard about the new (impending) Windows 7 update that will call back to Microsoft servers every 90 days, this doesn’t sound like something I want my PC doing to be perfectly honest.

If you don’t wish to install this update then be on the look out for update KB971033 (aka WAT) when your Windows pc does a windows update, then all you have to do is right click and select ignore update.

From Ewandoo:

Fortunately Microsoft has made it easy for the people who don’t want this update to uninstall it. If you haven’t downloaded and installed this update then you can disable it using the following method:

Block Windows 7 Activation Update KB971033
1-Go to Start Menu and write Windows Update in the Start Menu Search
2-Select Windows Update to go to Windows Update program
3-Select Optional Updates
4-Search for the update labeled “Update for Windows 7 (KB971033)”
5-Right click it and select Hide Update

If you have already installed this update. Don’t worry! Let me tell you how to uninstall this update the safer way.
1-Go to Control Panel –> Programs –> View installed Updates
2-Search for “Update for Windows 7 (KB971033)”
3-Right click it and select Uninstall.
4-This will uninstall this activation update and you’ll be able to use your Windows 7 without any overloads from Microsoft

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Google cheap dig at Microsoft?

“Google can process many types of content. However, while we can process HTML, PDF, and Flash files, we have a more difficult time understanding (e.g. crawling and indexing) other rich media formats, such as Silverlight.”

Seems a little odd to me to single out silverlight!