Woody Leonhard of Infoworld summarizes the current state of Microsoft KB 2919355, the ambiguously-titled 'Windows 8.1 Update' (not to be confused with the update _to_ Windows 8.1).
In short: Microsoft has frozen two discussion threads on KB2919355 issues (after 103 and 116 pages of comments), and updated the Knowledge Base article with workarounds for seven major errors... some of which don't work.
In last week's Patch Tuesday, Microsoft changed their deadline for this Update until June (formerly they were requiring all Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 systems worldwide to have installed the Update in order to receive new patches).
Meanwhile, if you run a WSUS server, you may notice that the package for KB291355 (last reissued for the third time on 6 May) was apparently silently reissued over the weekend with a new release date of '15 May 2014', but there's no indication of any software updates in the KB article. The article revision number, however, now stands at '21.0'. Yes, twenty-one revisions. With no changelog.
Anyone else with interesting stories about your deployment issues with this Update?
(Score: 3, Funny) by Thexalon on Monday May 19 2014, @02:00PM
Of course we know how to do subtraction:
# echo "2014 1999 - p" | dc
The only thing that stops a bad guy with a compiler is a good guy with a compiler.
(Score: 3, Informative) by zocalo on Monday May 19 2014, @03:29PM
# expr 2014 - 1999
UNIX? They're not even circumcised! Savages!
(Score: 1) by http on Monday May 19 2014, @05:43PM
...and a root shell was the closest thing you had handy?
I browse at -1 when I have mod points. It's unsettling.
(Score: 2) by jimshatt on Monday May 19 2014, @08:42PM
(Score: 1) by GmanTerry on Tuesday May 20 2014, @07:12PM
Works on my Mac too:
Last login: Wed Apr 23 21:56:55 on console
major-lap-tops-macbook-pro-3:~ MajorLapTop1$ echo "2014 1999 - p" | dc
Since when is "public safety" the root password to the Constitution?