* Posts by Gis Bun

308 posts • joined 14 May 2008

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Netflix and fill – our coffers: Canada mulls taxing vid streaming giant 5% of subs cash

Gis Bun

Netflix Canada get maybe a quarter of the [good] content that Netflix US gets. Takes a few months before it comes to Canada.

BTW, for a politician, Melanie Joly is quite hot. :-)

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Re: This could get ugly

Uh. Why? Already paying federal & provincial taxes on my monthly bill.

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Re: Fucking Politicians

Does anybody buy blank CDs?

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Lenovo: If you value your server, block Microsoft's November security update

Gis Bun

Why am I not surprised with Lenovo. So far I haven't seen any announcements from HPE, Dell or others with this issue. Always seems to be Lenovo [whether the server division or laptops/desktops] where they seem to scr?w something up.

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Re: Go ahead

Maybe they don't think a kernel vulnerability is critical?

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Re: Go ahead

"...Lync is so bad that they replaced it with Teams...." And where is the official news release from Microsoft saying this? Ya. There isn't any. Nice dreaming.

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Re: Go ahead

"....even Exchange is rare in some industries...." And where did you get that information from? Where are the facts?

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Obama awards honours to Grace Hopper, Margaret Hamilton for computing contributions

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I guess a few who were honored outside of the tech field were honored because they'd never be honored under a Trump administration: Bruce Springsteen, Robert Redford, Robert De Niro, and Michael Jordan - all left wing supporters.

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Mozilla launches 'privacy edition' Firefox... that phones home

Gis Bun

That's a bit like Google saying "we don't read your Email" but still do it....

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Seagate plans to bring down the 16TB HAMR... soon(er)

Gis Bun

Just think of all the porn that can store if in an array....

:-)

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After Microsoft joins Linux, Google Cloud joins .NET Foundation

Gis Bun

I know a guy [when young] where his great dane lived together with 4 cats. So sh?t happens.

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Antivirus tools are a useless box-ticking exercise says Google security chap

Gis Bun

AV may or may not be a scam. But maybe this guy should concentrate on cleaning up the Android OS before whining.

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise to outsource global IT team to CSC borg

Gis Bun

Hopefully the new company won’t have “HP” in it!

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Apple drops dongle prices to make USB-C upgrade affordable

Gis Bun

Errr. Dongle made in China and probably cost Apple nearly bupcus. Maybe it's all the R&D they are trying to recover.

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Apple grounds AirPods launch with shipping delay

Gis Bun

Dummies. Not too smart. You want this iGadget to be released at the same time as the iExpensive. Like selling a big screen TV but the remote isn't available yet.

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Amazon certifies third-party refurbishers: How good and new is good as new?

Gis Bun

If it wasn't for the year warranty, I wouldn't touch anything refurbished.

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Apple's car is driving nowhere

Gis Bun

What a waste of maybe hundreds of millions. Sounds like something Google would do.

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Lenovo be Nimble, Lenovo be quick, inks deal to take on Dell EMC kit

Gis Bun

Maybe Lenovo should fix things in their own house before they spread their useless tentacles elsewhere.

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Dell/Quest Software plans layoffs and relocations – source

Gis Bun

So they basically did a Symantec [with what became of Veritas].

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Windows 10 market share fell in September

Gis Bun

Generally an Os drops if on the way out [older MacOS, Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.x] but for a new OS to drop, something doesn't make sense.

No way you can have say 2 million people downgrade [before they can't] at the same time of all the new W10 purchases.

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Fujitsu in talks to bail from PC market, Lenovo one of the suitors

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Lenovo should fix their own systems before adding more problems.

Lenovo specific vulnerabilities.

Malware used in some kit included in the install bloatware.

You can even add 26 years ago when Lenovo Canada offered 70% off laptops [should of been 30%] and then didn't honor the 70% off.

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Is Apple's software getting worse or what?

Gis Bun

Quality control at Apple died when Jobs went to the big Mac in the sky...

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You heard right: Huawei's making phones in Chennai

Gis Bun

If India gets to expensive they'll outsource to the Martians but the Martians will have to pay for the shipping.

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I've seen one site uses beige keyboards from the 90s [or before] as their picture. Might as well throw some 8" floppies while at it.

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Heathrow airport and stock exchange throw mystery BSODs

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Win XP embedded support died in January. Many equate it with the consumer edition.

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Dell overtakes HPE in server shipments as worldwide sales shrink

Gis Bun

So HPE sold less but had more revenue? Over-priced cheaply made servers with less support?

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Gmail suffers worldwide wobbly Wednesday

Gis Bun

So an outage for 17 hours according to the dashboard. Good service! Not.

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Ted Cruz channels Senator McCarthy in wrongheaded internet power grab crusade

Gis Bun

Considering how Cruz started to campaign for the GOP leadership during the GOP convention a few months back [i.e. doesn't expect Trump to win], how can he say "...we will conduct a thorough review..."? A new government will be in place but don't expect it to be a GOP government led by Crooked Drumpf. If Drumpf isn't the President, Cruz may not lead any committee.

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Exploding public cloud just getting bigger, will be worth $200bn in 2016 – Gartner

Gis Bun

Don't have to do too much "research" to know it will go up higher than 2015.... Hopefully they didn't spend millions on their "research".

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Oracle: Delayed Java Enterprise Edition 8 to land 'within the year'

Gis Bun

Probably found a new bug.

Be forewarned system administrators: there won't be any Java client [if what Oracle said is true]. It will all be server based. Could be an issue with remote access cards for servers.

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Did you know iOS 10, macOS Sierra has a problem with crappy VPNs? You do now

Gis Bun

Errr. I think Apple should of notified users [and organisations] weeks ago. Another Apple failure.

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Trump website server config snafu left interns' CVs exposed

Gis Bun

Oh Trump will blame anyone but someone on his campaign team. Maybe Clinton, maybe the researcher [saying he is a Democrat even if he isn't], or IT in general.

He won't blame his friends in Russia.

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Some Windows 10 Anniversary Update: SSD freeze

Gis Bun

Re: Leaving Microsoft

So you have nothing from Apple then? No iPhone? No iPad?

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This isn't a "workaround" as it doesn't bring you to the AU but back to v1507 or v1511.

@PaulQ_602w - That's what happens when you buy something from Acer.

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Microsoft to overhaul Windows 10 UI – with a 3D Holographic Shell

Gis Bun

Considering you currently can't use the "Hello" feature unless you have a premium webcam, I can imagine what these VR things will cost. Judging by the overpriced Surface, I'm guessing $300+.

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Russia investigates downsizing space station crew from three to two

Gis Bun

Russia needs those Rubles badly it seems. Maybe after Trump's nomination gets wiped in November he will buy a permanent seat at the ISS - and then complain that some NASA officials are "corrupt" and the space vetting is "rigged" and ends up becoming [as we suspect] a Russian.

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Re: I wonder

I hear the Internet speed sucks big time. Too much bandwidth being used sending system information to and from Earth. Either that or a lot of porn watching.

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update crashing under Avast antivirus update

Gis Bun

Avast is crap. Worked at a place and had Avast Pro. Couldn't even detect those fake "Anti-Virus XP" junk around 2008-2009.

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Re: Ahh yess

Did you read the article? It wasn't the developers' faulty but the crappy web site that hosted the programs.

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Classic Shell, Audacity downloads infected with retro MBR nuke nasty

Gis Bun

Ya. Saw the tiny file for Audacity. Decided to get it directly from Audacity's web site.

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Cortana expelled from Windows 10's new school editions

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Re: K12?

Kindergarten to grade 12.

Novell did the same thing with NetWare when it was actually thriving.

So you expect K-12 schools [who probably don't have the money] to use Linux? Look at that miserable failure in Germany with the Windows to Linux partial migration. Not everyone moved to Linux and those who did used one of 5+ version of some unknown Linux distro.

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Pay very little or nothing for Office for Windows or Mac?

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Re: What about the rest of the telemetry?

Errr. Take courses at a college or university [and verify if a student, you met the requirements].

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Re: What about the rest of the telemetry?

If you know how to do some research then you know how to fix this.

[And unsure about education versions but telemetry is disable [most if not all] from the Enterprise edition.]

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Ex-Citibank IT bloke wiped bank's core routers, will now spend 21 months in the clink

Gis Bun

"They was firing me." Yup. That's Texas!

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BlackBerry's new best pals: Microsoft, Google, Samsung

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Unsure why the author thinks Microsoft buying LinkedIn is strange. I guess he doesn't know that Microsoft has software related to "resource management".

Blackberry is trying to reinvent itself. It should of done so 2-3 years ago before they went into this rut.

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Washed out summer? Fear ye not: DVDs for DevOps droogs

Gis Bun

No Mr. Robot?

Both H&CF and SV had to include above average looking females in the show [but only one of two are technical] to appeal to the geek community.

But why did the author start at season 1?

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Microsoft offers admins free Win 10 upgrade lube

Gis Bun

The US pricing for "Home" is $120. And $140 in Canada.

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Google's Android Pay hits Australia

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Poor Australia.

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Dell confirms price rise post Brexit vote as UK pound stumbles

Gis Bun

Probably all who voted for Brexit were smart enough to place their tech orders prior to the vote. :-)

Lenovo, HP, ASUS and others will follow [maybe quietly] with increases as well.

Just like anything else, once it goes up, it won't come back down.

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