* Posts by Gis Bun

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We put Windows 10 on a small fondleslab: STILL not ready, 3 days to go

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Wasting our time on this useless article with a build 2 weeks old.

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Windows 10 in head-on crash with Nvidia drivers as world watches launch

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There is a tool released by Microsoft that allows you to pick and choose updates not to install. kb3073930

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BONK! BONK! Windows 10 whack-a-mole – Microsoft still fixing bugs

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So this article is based on a two week old build? Give us a break. Sensationalism at its worse.

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Chrome trumps all comers in reported vulnerabilities

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Everyone knows Google decided to sacrifice security in favor of "speed". That's all they tout Chrome for. Meanwhile I think v38 fixed 150 vulnerabilities plus another 130 non-security fixes. That's just one update.

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Ashley Madison invites red-faced cheats to bolt stable door for free

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On a funny note, a Canadian network calculated that one in five adults living in the Ottawa region {Canada's capital city] are on the site. Expect many politicians!

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US dominates net-security patents, China, Canada and Oz on the advance

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Re: And how many...

You can't patent something that has been already patented.

probably can't patent something that is already out there either.

That said, there are some patents which are around but will never be used and others that have the oddest patenting [at least maybe until there are in conjunction with another patent].

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Awoogah: Get ready to patch 'severe' bug in OpenSSL this Thursday

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Yes. Another severe non-Windows security issue. As if we didn't have enough of these SSL issues this past year or so.

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Why are there so many Windows Server 2003 stragglers?

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Many government or organizations require a currently supported OS. These include SOX and PCIDSS.

Part of the blame can be out on management of a company. They know the life of the OS is generally 10 years. By year 7 [or before] they should be planning a migration and by the time year 10 begins they should be on the way finishing the migration.

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Zionists stole my SHOE, claims Muslim campaigner

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Can you say crackpot.

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It's FREE WINDOWS 10 time: 29 July is D-Day, yells Microsoft

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Microsoft has not said when OEMs [Dell, HP, etc.] will get the RTM. I am guessing maybe even before July 29th. OEMs would want new systems to have it in store at or just before the end of August in time for the school season.

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Silicon Valley, episode 8: Larping, mogging and losing its way

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Re: Thank you ElReg!

So you are hiring a bunch of high school drop-outs? :-)

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Microsoft discontinues Media Center with Windows 10

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Although not just for TV, I found it very slow to load even on my 4th generation Core i7 running on a SSD.

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Windows and OS X are malware, claims Richard Stallman

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And exactly who is this id10t again? Looks like he belongs in the 60s.

And very unbiased...... Not.

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No wristjob, please, we're Apple fans: Just 10% would buy the Apple Watch

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I know 3 fanbois. Not one is buying this.

Only 11% of teens [presumably with an iPhone already] intend on buying a watch - this is probably Apple's biggest purchasing group.

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Windows 10 bombshell: Microsoft to KILL OFF Patch Tuesday

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Truly a misleading title for the article.

Patch Tuesday will still continue but more like Security Tuesday.

Except for 0-day crtitical updates, Microsoft will continue to release them probably on the second Tuesday of the month. I can't see a security update released for IE on May 27th but the enterprises won't see it until June 9th.

Or they could release all updates as available but enterpriseswill continue to follow some type of Patch Tuesday cycle because they've been doing this for years.

Microsoft originally released updates as available but Enterprises didn't like the issue of rebooting 10 times a month. Hence, Patch tuesday was born. Except for out of the ordinary updates, one day per month for updates.

Personally, like Win 7, I will leave it to notify me but not install.

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Ransomware scum find the sweet spot to coin it without copping it

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Those with portable drives who do on the fly backups get scr?wed as well since the backup will also be hit.

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Re: This one-off payment to decrypt data...

One time but once you get your data back, backup your data and wipe your hard disk clean. They can try again.

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ONE BEELLION Windows 10 devices?! OH REALLY

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Errrr. these research companies generally over estimate things. They said that netbooks would sell in 2013. By January 1, 2013, no netbooks were in production.

Although 1 billion sounds a bit high, I guess 750,000 would be more likely. Those with Win 8.x and Win 7 would upgrade in the first year for free. Others would come by dumping [finally] their XP and Vista systems]. Minimal amount from Surface and Win Phones. Big business would start in the second or this year.

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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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