* Posts by Gis Bun

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Apple Watch shipments: Pick a number, double it. Hey, it worked for them

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A recent poll of 700 teens said that only 11% will buy a watch. Poll didn't say if these were already iPhone owners. Considering that this is a huge market for Apple, it doesn't look too good. I don't know of any Apple owner who wants one.

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Dead Steve Jobs' wage-fixing pact in Silicon Valley was news to us, claim Apple directors

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How do you not know there is a deal on not to poach? An Apple sanitation engineer tells a friend in software development that he has an excellent developer at IBM looking to change jobs but the soion to be ex-IBM employee never gets called [and maybe even gets demoted or fired at IBM].

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Microsoft's Project Spartan browser is HERE (unless you build apps or run VMs, that is)

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Re: Poor compliance with web standards

So you are whining about IE. The article is about Spartan.

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Microsoft dumps ARM for Atom with cut-price Surface 3 fondleslab

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Errrr

You didn't know that MS dumped the RT? It was announced previously. Those with RT based tablets won't have a Windows 10 option. Just maybe some features ported over.

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Snowden dump details Canadian spies running false flag ops online

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You have to take anything Snowden the Traitor says with a grain of salt. Let him rot in Ruskieland.

Canada isn't a sub-set of the US but maybe sometimes guinea pigs. after all McDonald's pizza [remember that?] was first tested in Canada before entering the US [the pizza logo used was created by a Canadian].

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Make up your mind: Microsoft puts a bullet in Internet Explorer after all

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Re: Spartan won't support ActiveX controls or Browser Helper Objects

You could remove IE as far back as Windows 7, but certain parts of it shares code with the OS.

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Ransomware holds schools hostage: 'Now give us Bitcoin worth $129k, er, $124k, wait ...'

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Bitcoin is popular with the randsomware scums. But if the exchange continues to decline, they will ask for more.

Many randsomware gives you 72 or maybe 96 hours to pay up or the data is never recovered.

As well, I would not trust any system that was infected with malware [let alone randsonware] even if it got a clean bill of health. Once you are infected, that's it.

Remember when SP3 for Win XP came out? Many couldn't upgrade and they were cursing Microsoft for it. But people found out that a piece of malware was still lingering in their system even though malware scanners said the system was clean.

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Re: 1981?

First [real] computer I used was in 1981 [8086 CPU]. First time I used one in school was a year later.

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Taylor Swift snaps up EVEN MORE pr0n domain names

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Hmmmm

Rich but almost flat chested. To bad her ex-boyfriends don't write songs about her.

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Apple boots Windows 7 out of Boot Camp

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Saving money

Just another way for Apple to save money. Toss out support for Windows 7 - the most popular OS - and they are left to support Windows 8.1 [since I'm sure they won't actually support Windows 10 until the retail release (not the RTM date)].

Really dumb for Apple since some Apple buyers will hold off on buying a new model because they do need Boot Camp with Windows 7, unless they want to use a third party product.

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Redmond's Patch Tuesday to kill off the Windows FREAK show

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At least 8 addition updates if using Windows 8.1.

Office 2010 could required 7 updates for one bulletin + 6 non-security updates.

Office 2013 has 2 security updates + 1.2GB of non-security updates.

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Stuxnet Redux: Microsoft patches Windows vuln left open for FIVE YEARS

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Technically it is about 4.5 years. October 2010 when it was thought to be patch until now.

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Sysadmins: Step away from the Big Mac. No more Heartbleed-style 2am patch dashes

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Use to work at a small place. For workstations, I'd let WSUS do the work. Servers [about 8] were done manually with a batch file after downloading the updates manually. All the servers had the same OS. I would generally do the workstations late in the Patch Tuesday week [if light] or the Monday after but only after consulting with various forums and sites to see if any issues are cropping up.

Servers were done later in the month.

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Revealed: Facebook Boss Zuckerberg's One Weird Trick When Hiring

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Errr. The article is about who'd he hire. Why "ruin" things with some privacy issue.

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Samsung-Microsoft deal will bundle Office 365 with Android Knox

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Wonder if Samsung will continue their push by dumping anything from Google Apps and Google Drive. After all, most say Office 365 is far superior to Google Apps.

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Re: The note 4 is king of bloatware.

Meanwhile, Google invades your privacy, Microsoft [so far] hasn't. Remember when Google admitted [or maybe not in those words] that they were electronically reading your email to send keywords to their ad/spam services so they can show you on the same page as the Email about drug dealing an ad from a local drug dealer?

Or remember when you created a Gmail/Google account, it automatically created a Google+ account without telling you?

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'Hi, I'm from Microsoft and I am GOING TO KILL YOU'

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The guy from India must really be stupid. Can't he tell that the Canadian guy knows his stuff.

Scammer, thief, "bad person", uttering death threats, .....

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‪Obama criticises China's mandatory backdoor tech import rules

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Just give China the finger.

Of course if this was Dubya as President, he'd think a "backdoor" is the back door to some shack in the foot hills of Kentucky which leads to building where moonshine is made.

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Apple: We could expose our WHOPPING 12 INCH iPad - but it's not real

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Cost?

Considering what a 10" iPad costs now, I can imagine the cost of a 12"/13" iPad.

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Re: Is it bendy?

They'll need a bigger purse! I don't think fangurls will mind more shopping!

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NXP snaps up Freescale to form new chipzilla

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Freescale was part of Motorola up to about a dozen or so years ago, split off and then sold off.

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Windows XP's market share grows AGAIN!

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Now you know these site's methodology is full of doggy doo-doo.

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Sick of Chrome vs Firefox? Check out these 3 NEW browsers

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If I'm not mistaken, the 3 big browsers in the 90s [at least part of it] were IE, Firefox and Netscape.

Even with "Spartan" Microsoft said that IE will be kept alive [more for corporate sites]. A chance of a backport to Windows 7 is possible - I guess depends on how well it does and how much Windows 7 users are left.

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Google looks to scrape away scumware, as only it can

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Ha!

They can start by cleaning up their own ads in Google's search engine. If you search for "Hotmail support" you will find three scammer ads. They can't help you and yet one charges between $100 and $200 per incident. And what will they do? Who knows. I know a novice who almost got hit when she tried them.

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Ugly, incomplete, buggy: Windows 10 faces a sprint to the finish

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Errr

That's why it's called a technical preview. It's not even a beta. It's buggy.

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Spartan on Windows 7? Microsoft is 'watching demand'

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Not for Win 7

By Microsoft's own support policies, no Spartan for Windows 7. It is in extended support.

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Turn your head and cough (up your details), HealthCare.Gov has sprung a leak!

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Jeez

Accenture screwed up again.

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Snowden leaks latest: NSA, FBI g-men spied on Muslim-American chiefs

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Errrr

As if the FBI hasn't looked at other Americans. There are fanatics/extremist from the left and the right. I'm sure some of them are well known.

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Free Windows 10 could mean the END for Microsoft and the PC biz

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Free. Sort of....

A reminder that it is free for the life of a device. How many computers do you know last 10 years? Those with Windows XP or Vista [maybe 30% of the market share] will at one point upgrade their systems which require a new system. Windows 8.x only managed around 15% in it's 2 years of existence. A lot more Win XP users running older systems.

[Plus you will have dumb manufacturers such as Acer which won't support Win 10 on older hardware, so those may also buy a new system.]

And remember that this is just for an expected year.

Microsoft is telling about 65% of the market share that you can upgrade for free. That is huge. When Vista finally dies in 2 years there will be a decent rush to get away from it and grab a Windows 10 new system.

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LEAKED: Samsung's iPHONE 6 KILLER... the Samsung Galaxy S6

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Killer? Maybe not but....

The majority of the specs [if true] meet or exceed what the iPhone 6+ has.

If you look at recent Apple adds on the iPhone, they seem to be promoting the "health" features - something that was in the S5 already - and a bigger phone - something that the S4 and S5 had already. Yes they promoted a thinner phone but after you add a case/cover to protect it [from bending!] it isn't as thin as it was.

The iPhone 6 series also have been hit with numerous OS bugs and issues such as upgrades, warmth, Wi-Fi issues, etc. [Let's not forget the U2 album issue!]

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Apple WINS iPod antitrust fight, jury nixes BILLION-dollar payout bid

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So let me get this straight: Apple can remove music from someone's iTunes if it wasn't bought through iTunes? What's next? Apple will only allow software bought from apple to be installed on a Mac?

"I bought Office for the Mac for $500 and OS X removed it automatically."

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Screwball ruble closes Apple's Russia store, whole kit and caboodle

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Oh well. I'm still waiting for an uprising in Russia .... over Apple shutting its doors.

They could sell in a more stable currency like the Euro or [heaven forbid!] the Us dollar. But I guess not.

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LA schools math quiz: $500 Chromebooks or $700 iPads for students?

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Jeez. $500 for a crappy Chromebrick? Someone is making one heck of profit considering you can buy one of those under-powered piece of junk for $200 or less.

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Can't stop Home Depot-style card pwning, but suppliers will feel PCI regulation pain

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PCI DSS is a joke [maybe was]. Look at all the breaches and these companies were PCI approved.

I worked at a place. Though not involved, I would see credit card information lying around. It was ridiculous. I could of walked home and sold the information on the Internet. Problem was that version 2 said under a certain number of sales, PCI DSS wasn't a requirement.

There was so many holes in our security and the IT manager couldn't care less.

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APPLE set to Air PLUS-SIZED iPAD – claims mag

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Soon you will need one of those travel carts on wheels to haul the 25" iPad that would be rumored to be coming out as reported by a magazine in Antarctica....

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Kim Dotcom Dotcan remain on bail, despite Fed protests

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Oh poor guy. He's broke. Nice squandering away his money like some celebrities do - but he isn't one. Just a buffoon with a dumb name.

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IDC: iPad sales CRASH incoming ... Win 8 killing 2-in-1 typoslabs

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nonsense!

In April 2013, IDC said that tablet sales would be at 410 million by 2017.

In August 2013, Forrester research announce [or predicted] that tablets will become a mainstay of households in developed markets by 2017, with 60% of online consumers in North America and 42% in European owning one by 2017. Or by percentage, roughly a 25.6% increase compounded annually to maybe 381 million by 2017.

So who do you believe? These so-called research companies don't know their butt from their elbow. Not saying they are wrong this time but look what they said just over a year ago: huge sales in tablets!

These same companies predicted sales in netbooks at 130 million in 2013. Manufacturers stopped manufacturing them in January 2013.

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Frisky patent WAR: Samsung seeks to BLOCK Nvidia graphics chips from US market

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Ah. The law suit "wars" between Samsung and Apple seem to have died down a bit. So now Samsung is going after NVidia [not "Nvidia"].

Some really dislike patents. I don't. If you spent hundreds of millions on something, don't you deserve to go after someone who steals your technology for nothing? If you say no, try being in the R&D peoples' shoes. All that hard work stolen from you.

That said, you have some like Apple who try to block the sale of items that aren't even related to the lawsuit but are throwing a Hail Mary and maybe the judge would agree.

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Azure TITSUP caused by INFINITE LOOP

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Re: People really run windows as a *server*?

I guess a Windows server is better of late than the number of Linux issues [think if you can Heartbleed or the recent Bash problems - almost exclusively on *nix systems - and they aren't completely fixed].

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Download alert: Nearly ALL top 100 Android, iOS paid apps hacked

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Apple always stated to download from the AppStore(TM) because it is safe and tested. Bull droppings!

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Fake antivirus scams: It's a $120m business – and alleged ringleaders have just been frozen

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Re: Now let's clean up download sites.

Nothing [in Vista or later] adds itself to the Start Up unless you requested.

Better off with Microsoft/Sysinternals Autoruns which checks everything that is loaded on boot up.

I use it maybe once a month as part of regular maintenance.

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Re: Now let's clean up download sites.

I wish but good luck. It is shameful that CNet has to rely on some ad system that is showing these fake download links. Exactly why does CNet [owned by CBS] needs money from advertising?

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Microsoft warns of super-sized Patch Tuesday next week

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Give me a break. So exactly how many actual Linux updates are available in a month? You may not install all of them but they are there.

As for Apple, they wait for a major release half the time to release fixes. Just how many fixes were included in 10.10 to fix bugs in 10.9. Quite a few.

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Yup. The original comment coming from someone who compiles his Linux binaries all days.

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Re: XP expired

Technically one: that out of band update in early May.

That said, most .net Framework updates that work with Server 2003 will work with Win XP - just won't be supported.

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Re: With Microsoft you don't get situations like the BASH mess...

The same number of times the Chrome browser has been updated. As a matter of fact Chrome get updated in some case more than once a month.

Wasn't it the Chrome browser that set a browser [and probably an app record] for the most vulnerabilities fixed [something like 156] as well as non-security fixes [about 130] in a single update. You call that secure?

Not to be outdone, every time I open Firefox, there seems to be an update.

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Acer puts fundraising plan on ice as stocks struck by chilly winds

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Acer? Blah!

Wouldn't touch Acer with a 10 foot pole.

If it is cheap to make, they'll make it. Netbooks, chromeboxes, chromebooks, ...

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Bono apologises for iTunes album dump

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Errr

Nobody blaming Apple? They are the ones that have final approval. It was their scr?w up.

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Microsoft left red-faced after DMCAs dished out to Windows bloggers

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hmmmm

I don't think MS would take down a video because of criticism but if it was because of a serial number, they could of easily just banned the number - unless it takes more work. Even the too many have seen the videos.

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Chrome 38's new HTML tag support makes fatties FIT and SKINNIER

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Fynny

Funny how the author failed to mention that the update fixes 150+ vulnerabilities and has 120 other fixes. Both I think are browser records.

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