* Posts by Rick Giles

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Windows 10 now on 75 million devices, says Microsoft

Rick Giles
Linux

It's full of stars...

dear lord in heaven I did it. Several weeks ago. And it's not bad. A few weird quirks like when it goes to shut down, the display turns off but you can tell the system is still thrashing away because the HDD like is solid on for about 2 minutes.

But, it's only a games rig. I'll do all the real computing on my Linux system.

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BOFH: My diary is MINE and mine alone, you petty HR gimps

Rick Giles
Linux

I love this line...

"Back in the day - when IT required more skills than it took to use crayons - everything was done in command lines or terminal windows. Or CRT terminals."

So true. These damn kids don't know how spoon fed they are..

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Rick Giles
Pirate

Lunch time meetings

We have folks scattered in different time zones and it always seems like they ones that are an hour ahead of me want to schedule meetings right after their lunch time and the ones and hour behind me want to schedule just before their lunch time.

I got sick of telling them that the reason I rejected their meeting time proposal was because you are fucking up my lunch time. I put a perpetual appointment in my calendars call Linux Users Networking / Computer Help and that stopped all but some of the diehards from trying to schedule that time.

Now I just need to find that Auto Decline feature in Outlook 2010...

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BYOD? More like CYOD as companies still set the parameters

Rick Giles
FAIL

Re: Xora app user and iPhone owner

From the linked article: was fired after uninstalling an app that her employer required her to run constantly on her company issued iPhone

If the app stopped tracking at clock out, no problem. But on my own time, big problem. I can see her point.

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Even 'super hackers' leave entries in logs, so prepare to drown in data

Rick Giles
Joke

Two words...

Air Gap.

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High-heeled hacker builds pen-test kit into her skyscraper shoes

Rick Giles
Facepalm

So...

can someone tell me what the article was about? I can't seem to read past the photos...

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Microsoft: Stop using Microsoft Silverlight. (Everyone else has)

Rick Giles
FAIL

Silverblight

McAfee had been using Silverlight in the console for their Enterprise Mobility Management product prior to version 11. Once they switched to ePO it is only really called upon when you need to get to a few of the server functions that they haven't embedded in to the ePO console yet.

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Rick Giles
Trollface

Re: Try telling LightBox (Spark NZ) this!

I use Chrome, Chrome hates Silverlight..... something needs to change!

Stop giving Google your life and don't use Chrome.

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Rick Giles
FAIL

Re: Tell that to Amazon

Netflix is actually officially supporting Linux with Chrome now

And they still suck because they don't support MY browser of choice on that magnificent OS, Lynx Firefox...

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Another root hole in OS X. We know it, you know it, the bad people know it – and no patch exists

Rick Giles
Linux

Huh?

Apple makes an OS for computers, TOO?!?

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Microsoft replaces Windows 10 patch update, isn't saying why

Rick Giles
Trollface

Re: What I want to know ..

"If you swear in French, what is that called?"

Romantic?

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Rick Giles
Childcatcher

Re: Me too

"Trevor , I thought you made your living by providing maintenance for windows users, does this mean that you are moving full time to Linux systems and completely giving up on windows ?"

I for one would love to find something where if they brought a Windoze system near me I could act like I'm having a seizure and then file a harassment charge with HR... Simon, are you listening?

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Rick Giles
Trollface

RE: Language!

English

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Linux 4.2 release 'possible' for next week, if Linus feels good

Rick Giles
Linux

Re: Wow @AC

"And the *nix crowd actually think this is a better leadership/management than MSFT? Really, 1 person controls your destiny.

A basic tenet of fixing sw defects is being able to reproduce them, and then knowing the defect is fixed in code. Wondering or hoping is not the way...

Laughing....... Ego centric control freaks who when things don't go their way fork the code and split the limited resources some more. Sticking with MSFT thank you very much."

Okay, you've said your piece. Buh bye now. Go back to the Tech Republic - Windows fanboys where you belong. We know who you are.

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Cisco network kit warning: Watch out for malware in the firmware

Rick Giles
Childcatcher

Re: "Sophisticated actor"???

Little Billy RE'd it in his dads tool shed because he thought it was neat and wanted to make it dance.

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BLADE-WIELDING BOTS conquer humans in RADIO DEATHMATCH

Rick Giles

Re: Arrghhh

you beat me to it AC...

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CAUGHT: Lenovo crams unremovable crapware into Windows laptops – by hiding it in the BIOS

Rick Giles
Linux

And Microsoft had such (naively) high hopes...

...for Secure Boot.

They need to quit fucking around and just make their own GUI for Linux.

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Apple, Google should give FBI every last drop of user information, says ex-HP CEO and wannabe US prez Carly Fiorina

Rick Giles

Re: At the risk of souunding like a nut...

" Hundreds of people party to mass murder and nobody says a word at all?"

Did you forget the "Vietnam Conflict"? That was all a ruse for the MIC.

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Rick Giles
Black Helicopters

At the risk of souunding like a nut...

I'm still not convinced that the Government didn't a) know well in advance what was about to go down and/or b) actually make it happen so that they could further advance us to a surveillance state for the NWO.

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W is for WTF: Google CEO quits, new biz Alphabet takes over

Rick Giles
Pirate

Re: Wonder why they waited this long @Alistair Dabbs

"I wonder how international data protection legislation might deal with other Alphabet companies making use of Google's data farm."

That right there might be the end run no one saw...

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Rick Giles
Joke

Re: Bad boys @Annihilator

Or, "Does this rag smell funny?"

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Universal Pictures finds pirated Jurassic World on own localhost, fires off a DMCA takedown

Rick Giles
Joke

Are they

just looking at titles or are they doing bit checks?

If they're just looking at titles then everyone needs a public share that has files named after Universal's catalog of shite.

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Rick Giles
Pirate

Maybe it's a clever tactic...

To get access to everyone's PC's?

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Flash HOLED AGAIN TWICE below waterline in fresh Hacking Team reveals

Rick Giles
Joke

Hurry up!

Someone make Altimit OS. The world needs it.

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Surviving Hurricane Katrina: A sysadmin's epic DR (as in Didn't Realise) odyssey

Rick Giles

Don't forget

The Interdictor. He stayed and rode that bad girl out.

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Decision time: Uninstall Adobe Flash or install yet another critical patch

Rick Giles
Linux

Uh...

Adobe only provides security backports for Flash on Linux. I believe this one to be 11.2.202.468

But that's okay. Adobe is dead to me anyway as I don't use their crap after that stopped major development on Flash anyway.

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We tried using Windows 10 for real work and ... oh, the horror

Rick Giles
Linux

Aaannnndddd......

I'll stick with Linux.

The only time I have ever bought Windows is when I bought my daughter a laptop for graduation and the $10 fee HP charges to get the recovery disks for one of there laptops. Work has always provided and I buy used hardware to put Linux on.

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BOFH: Don't go changing on Friday evenings, I don't wanna work that hard

Rick Giles

Re: Its a small change!

Thats how it starts... and then comes the "well that is odd"

Several years ago, we needed to replace the battery for the RAID cache in one of our ProLiant servers. No big deal. Done it many times and I said I would do it on a Saturday evening.

My wife and kids had come with me as we were going to go out to eat after the 30 minute job.

The problem was, this server had another server resting on on top of it with wooden slides from an old wooden desk as spacers for ventilation.

Since I was going to have to shutdown the one server to move it, I was going to use this opportunity to install rails (not the exact ones, but they will do the job) so we wouldn't have to do this again.

Severs down. Battery replaced. Rails mounted and server put back in rack.

The server with the new rails doesn't respond to the power button.

HP says the service contract has expired and there is nothing they can do.

Ended up having to meet one of the Wintel guys from the data center (that is about 3 hours away in another state) in the middle of the night as he brought a replacement server.

I told them never again and ever time they want me to touch a server I ask them to verify the maintenance contract.

My family had to settle for cheap take out that night...

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BOFH: Getting to the brown, nutty heart of the water cooler matter

Rick Giles
Coat

Re: Genius!

At least it didn't drop a Fifth Element...

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WHY can't Silicon Valley create breakable non-breakable encryption, cry US politicians

Rick Giles
FAIL

Re: The Republican half.

"50% of Americans are incapable of learning.

They don't need to.

Their Conservative political ideology tells them exactly how the world works."

And the other half doesn't need to either.

They believe the Government we take care of everything that it feels they might need to know.

And if you aren't in the States, you are probably basing your opinion off of your state run media.

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Rick Giles
Black Helicopters

Ummm, say what now?

"The head of the FBI issued dire warnings of children dying if the crypto trend was allowed to continue."

So... kids weren't dying before we had encryption?

Fecking government.

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Comcast flees $45bn monster-merger with Time Warner Cable

Rick Giles
Mushroom

And yet, I'm stuck with the Bastards

Comcast that is.

We did have TWC in Memphis until about 2007(?) and Comcast cam in and screwed it all up.

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Ubuntu 15.04 to bring 'Vivid' updates for cloud, devices this week

Rick Giles
Linux

Re: Say no to crack

systemd is a fad and they will drop it in Linux kernel 5.0

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Struggling through the Crystal Maze in our hunt for a spare CAT5

Rick Giles
Coat

Office moves have an ulterior motive

They do office moves at the company we maintain the IT infrastructure for so that the cubicle surfaces get cleaned at least once a year.

That's my theory anyway. Can't really see a productivity increase after the move.

Mines the one with the doctors note excusing me from manual labor due to a "bad back"...

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Microsoft RE-BORKS Windows 7 patch after reboot loop horror

Rick Giles
Linux

Re: No issues here...

No, I don't dual boot. Why would I want to torture myself like that?

IF I need Windows, I use the work laptop and then, I swap out the HDD with a plain Jane install of 'dows on it because of all the restrictions those tw@'s put on tier implementation.

Otherwise, it's ran virtual.

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Rick Giles
Linux

No issues here...

Oh, wait... This isn't Windohs...

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GitHub jammed by injected JavaScript, servers whacked by DDoS

Rick Giles
Alert

Can I?

Charge China for my bandwidth usage since Comcrap has me under a cap?

That is, providing that I've been hit?

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Rick Giles
Pirate

What are they going to do?

When the Freedom Box lands?

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Rick Giles
Linux

No Script

TH\his is another reason to use no script. And maybe uninstall Java...

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Bye bye, booth babes. IT security catwalk RSA nixes sexy outfits

Rick Giles
Joke

There are some things...

that happen in the CEO's office that shouldn't be allowed on the showroom floor either...

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BBC gives naked computers to kids (hmm, code for something?)

Rick Giles
Childcatcher

I welcome...

Our (pre)pubescent coding overloards.

Now I think about it, that sounds creepy...

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And the buggiest OS provider award goes to ... APPLE?

Rick Giles
FAIL

Re: I don't understand reporting these stats...

"but those flaws then often go on to compromise the underlying OS."

That's like blaming Ford or Chevy when your crown air freshener stops working or flies out of the back window and hits you in the head during a sudden stop.

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Now with Grunt and Gulp: Cross-platform ASP.NET in new Visual Studio 2015 preview

Rick Giles
Mushroom

Re: Crap in - Crap out

Yes they are stupid. Stupid for paying MS for their license bullying.

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Rick Giles
Mushroom

Re: Crap in - Crap out

"I know - and there was me thinking the entire business and gaming world ran on it. Whatever was I thinking."

Only because the Great Unwashed are to fecking stupid to demand better.

Games? Those are for consoles.

Besides, Linux has games and getting more by the day.

The tide is turning.

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Rick Giles
Linux

Crap in - Crap out

MS's shit is still shit.

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Brit Sci-Fi author Alastair Reynolds says MS Word 'drives me to distraction'

Rick Giles
Linux

What's wrong with .TXT?

Seriosly, as long as you can read it, why the hell do you need all of the MS bullshit?

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Now Samsung's spying smart TVs insert ADS in YOUR OWN movies

Rick Giles
Linux

Fucking ads...

Between ABP, NoScript, Ghostery and running my on private DNS at home with a blackhole list a mile long for everything either ad related or googley-tracking I hate like hell to be off my network, or worse yet, on someone else PC and have to close a thousand pop-ups and see annoying ads on youtube and the like.

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SPITTLE SPATTER as America weighs into FCC net neut shoutgasm

Rick Giles
Joke

They provid health care now

So why doesn't Obummer just make the Gov and ISP?

It could be managed by the Communications and Information Alliance along with the Network and Systems Administrators.

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Who's come to fix your broadband? It may be a Fed in disguise. Without a search warrant

Rick Giles
Pirate

Simple solution

Any one that you don't know must sign an affidavit to the effect that they are who they say they are and if it turns out they are not, bring them up on criminal charges. Starting with trespassing, but this would only apply to your personal property (house/business).

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