* Posts by David Bond

10 posts • joined 31 Jan 2008

Microsoft warns on support scams

David Bond

Happening in Norway

I had one of these calls last week, my wife answered and they told her they were from tech support for our computer, she said, you can talk to my husband, and passed it to me. Then the woman said Hello David (hadnt told her) and went on to say that she was from the support department for my PC, I asked so which PC is this, she just repeated it again. Then she changed to Microsoft and that there was a virus going around infecting computers and that they were calling everyone :) to check if your computer had it, I said, ok, wondering what the aim of the scam would be I let her carry on, so she asked if i was at my computer, I said I was and that it was on, I said yep, then she asked me to go to the event log, I asked her then, so what virus is this supposed to be? My wife then said, just tell her you work in IT, then, the woman hung up.

The whole call was also in english, and were also calling from Angola/Guatemala (+127). They called me around 10 times in 1 hour, I was out for the first lot of calls.

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VMware boss: we rise as Windows falls

David Bond

RE: All the food on the table is Microsoft's

"Saying that Hyper-V is cheaper isn't really so. The license terms include things like failover, but if you read carefully the terms you can't fail back in under 30 days"

I think you are confusing the licensing requirements for windows server with the windows server hyper v licensing requirements. You can only transfer a single windows license from one server to another once every 30 days. If you have datacenter like you suggested at the start (dont need datacenter for hyper-v, its free), and you have a license for each cpu in your servers, you can fail over as much as you like, as you have unlimited vm licenses per server. same with enterprise, but you only get 4 vm licenses per license. if you arent using all on each server, you have a free license for a fail over and fail back, as you arent moving you license from one server to another. Or if you have another hardware failure after the transfer it isnt breaking the license agreement.

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Ten free apps to install on every new PC

David Bond

@AlexV

You can turn off the adverts, open up a pdf, right click on the tool bar, and turn of the adverts.

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Exploit code for potent IE zero-day bug goes wild

David Bond

@Carcass - Firefox and group policies

There is a version of firefox out that supports group policies. It comes with the required .adm. Its from front motion, http://www.frontmotion.com/Firefox/ they are usually 1 or 2 versions behind the latest release.

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Office 2010 fights Google with SharePoint bloat

David Bond
FAIL

@SharePants

Not experienced any problems with sharepoint, a few annoyances that required me to write some features (plugins), which are to do with auto updating information in documents and lists (which took maybe 10 minutes to do). I set up SharePoint a few years ago at the place I work, not had a single stability problem with it, its not used by a large number of people, only around 300, but there hasnt been a single instance of it needing to be restarted.

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Historian slams 'absolutely crazy' UK time zone

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RE: But, but

You're not the only one :)

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iPhone rescue girl gets head stuck down bog

David Bond

RE:Mum is right #

"Anyway, it could have been worse - she could have fallen in..."

Makes me think of the scene in slumdog millionaire. ewww

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Windows 7 versus Snow Leopard — The poison taste test

David Bond

RE:Looking forward to Boot Camp'ing Windows 7

Go for 64 bit, if you have 3GB or more of RAM (or intend to at some point).

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Intel demos 'Nehalem' chips clocked to 3.2GHz

David Bond

RE:HT

I think you are a little confused, what you are talking about it superthreading, not hyperthreading. Superthreading requires all execution instructions be from the same thread, where as hyperthreading extends superthreading and allows it to execute instructions from 2 different threads.

You can read up about it at http://arstechnica.com/articles/paedia/cpu/hyperthreading.ars/3 if you like.

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Toshiba HD-EP30 HD DVD player

David Bond

HD DVD is dead due to the exclusivities??

You guys seem to forget that the exclusivities that were announced recently only apply to America, in Europe, these exclusivities are different, you get american blu-ray exclusives on HD-DVD and vice versa, In Europe, HD-DVD has many exclusive and non-exclusive publishers.

An example, HD-DVD exclusive in America, Bruce almighty, distributed by universal, is a blu-ray exclusive in Europe because it is distributed by Buena Vista.

Now because of this, and HD-DVDs lack or region coding, you are likely to be able to play most of the 'exclusive' blu-ray movies on your HD-DVD if you import.

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