Feeds

* Posts by Gis Bun

108 posts • joined 14 May 2008

Page:

Microsoft: We're making ONE TRUE WINDOWS to rule us all

Gis Bun

Re: One OS

"For an OS company..." Yup. SQL Service, Office, Office 365, SharePoint, ....

0
0
Gis Bun

Re: The Plan

Errr. And why? Results weren't incredible but they weren't bad. But from someone who is anti-Microsoft like you....

0
2

Apple fanbois SCREAM as update BRICKS their Macbook Airs

Gis Bun

Errr

Apple QC at its worse.

0
0

Manic malware Mayhem spreads through Linux, FreeBSD web servers

Gis Bun

Not a good year for Linux/Unix. This, OpenSSL and then a further bug in OpenSSL.

0
0

Chrome browser has been DRAINING PC batteries for YEARS

Gis Bun

More sloppy programming from Google. Makes Apple look like the second best programmers in the world. :-)

0
0
Gis Bun

Not really, unless you have a power failure.

0
1

Google shows off new Chrome OS look

Gis Bun

Why on earth did Google spend money on the Android OS and then WASTE money on the Chrome OS. Android used by hundred of millions. Chrome OS - 5 people. Many, many, may applications for the Android. What is there for Chrome OS.

If I was given one of these Chrome paperweights, I'd format it and install Linux or even Windows 7.

2
2
Gis Bun

Re: hmmm

Should of bought a tablet - any tablet - instead of the Chrome paperweight.

0
1
Gis Bun

Re: hmmm

In reverse, how do you know they DON'T sell our data? Show a link. Blocking "adverts" means nothing. They are still using your data - you are just not seeing it.

0
3

Accused! Yahoo! exec! SUES! her! accuser!, says! sex! harassment! never! happened!

Gis Bun

Hmmm. And I was sure one was Meyers....

0
0

Apple 5S still best-selling smartphone 8 months after launch

Gis Bun

These totals depend on where they companies dies their "research" and how they did it.

Worldwide, Samsung has double the amount of smartphones out there compared to apple [ http://www.idc.com/prodserv/smartphone-market-share.jsp ] but Apple sells more in the US [ http://www.comscore.com/Insights/Press-Releases/2014/6/comScore-Reports-April-2014-US-Smartphone-Subscriber-Market-Share ] . If you do the math you will find that while the iPhone 5S sells more than any individual phone it is primarily because Samsung has too many models. Was actually surprised to see the iPhone 5C market share quite high considering it didn't get a good reception.

2
2

July 14, 2015. Tuesday. No more support for Windows Server 2003. Good luck

Gis Bun

End of the world

Dell, HP, IBM/Lenovo, and others are rubbing there hands thinking about all the servers they will sell. Problem is than many larger places have Server 2003 in a VM. Where I work, I wouldn't be surprised if 75% of the servers are in VMs. Only thing maybe needed is a new host server or 2 to divide the extra horsepower needed.

3
0

Phab-u-less: Huge MONSTER iPhone 6 not due until 2015 – claim

Gis Bun

No more

Unlike the old days [by coincidence when Jobs was alive], there was so much hype about a new Apple gadget. Every day [it seems] someone would released what they thought was accurate information [a good chunk was actually false]. Those days are gone. Now it's more like "A 5.5" screen. OK. What's for lunch?"

0
1
Gis Bun

Re: To sum it up

No news for Apple. They've been hit with snags the last few models.

0
0

The Windows 8 dilemma: Win 8 or wait for 9?

Gis Bun

Errrrrr

Windows 8.1 "Update" [as named by Microsoft and not "Update 1" has been out for 3 months. Now you're showing off?

That said, in a month will be "Update 2" but only minor enhancements.

A possible "Update 3" may come out sometime early next year. Either that release or Windows 9 will feature a full Start menu - very similar to Window 7, but the right side of the menu ["Documents", "Pictures", etc.] will use Windows tiles.

0
0

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

Gis Bun

5 out of how many?

So they spied on 5 Muslim-Americans. That is a tiny percentage of the 7500+ who were spied on. Who are the rest? Priests? Garbage collectors? WWE officials?

2
4

Redmond's EMET defense tool disabled by exploit torpedo

Gis Bun

Re: EMET needs to be downloaded and activated for each application?

Nope. Separate from the OS.

By default it will "protect" various Microsoft applications, plus Adobe Acrobat/Reader, Java, and I think a few others. These are included because they are common to attacks.

If you want to apply it to heavy vulnerable applications like Google Chrome, you have to add it.

0
0

Amazon sues former employee who took Google cloud job

Gis Bun

Bunch of dummies. You're leaving the company. they can't enforce it. They're trying to do a quickie there.

I worked for a major multi-national [now broken into pieces] that normally gave a month severance for every full year of service. Unfortunately in my jurisdiction, severance isn't guaranteed. In addition a labor law did say that since it was a layoff they could hire anyone in a similar position for up to a year. So, they said sign the waiver to kill the labor law or you get no severance. I didn't give a crap. I signed. Took them 11 months to hire a "replacement".

0
0
Gis Bun

As long as the clause doesn't stop him from making a living and is not tough, I can't see the guy winning this case. He signed the clause when he started to work at Amazon and most companies have "exit interviews" where they generally discuss the clause.

It makes no difference what kind of agreement the guy has with Google. it is Amazon's clients and data that are the issue.

0
1

Lords try shoehorning law against REVENGE SMUT into justice bill

Gis Bun

Hmmmm

I think the law in some form should be in place.

Which reminds me. If not passed, will people go around with contracts that state something like:

"On July 2 at 17:31:12 on Fleet Street in London, I Lindsey Lohan, knowingly posed nude for Justin Bieber. He may not post any pictures [or modifications there of] on the Internet, in an email, in a text message, on TV, in a book, in a newspaper, in a magazine or similar media without my knowledge."

Bieber's version: "I promise to do nothing - at any time - because I'm good at it."

1
0

Google chair Eric Schmidt reportedly visits Cuba

Gis Bun

Hmmmmm

Always knew Schmidt was a commie.

Maybe he'll ditch the workforce in the US and move their HQ to Havana. Cheap labour.

0
0

Microsoft's Online Exchange fixed after going titsup for NINE HOURS

Gis Bun

Surprising....

.... No one commented that Gmail is always up and running. They have the same problems there.

1
0

Google pries open YOUR mailbox, invites developer partners

Gis Bun

Errrr

Now I know why I don't use anything from Google [where possible]. Add to the fact that Google electronically reads your mail so it can place ads in the Gmail pages that uses key words that came from your mail.

And now this.

Remember when Google cheated by creating a Google+ account automatically when you created a Gmail account? Few didn't even know their life was showing up in a Google+ page.

1
0

Patch looks like Microsoft FAIL, quacks like FAIL, is actually quite good

Gis Bun

Re: Probably just updating certificates or something

There was one exception to this. MS added the Juniper client in Win 8.1 and it uses OpenSLL. But that was already patched.

1
0
Gis Bun

Re: Vista?

Actually, as this update is related to security updates it would normally be included. There is the odd time that non-security updates are included after mainstream support ends. In this case unsure why it wasn't.

0
0

India throws switch on new 282.6 Tflop super

Gis Bun

Wait until they get the electrical bill. "Shut it down!"

0
0

Hey! Where! are! the! white! women! at!? It's! Yahoo!

Gis Bun

Hmmmm....

A "woman" running Yahoo - 85% male. Maybe she isn't so straight. :-)

0
3

Acer parachutes cofounder Huang in as new chairman

Gis Bun

Not surprised

Acer sells crap and their crap is finally getting the attention it deserves.

They've made enough blunders over the last 5-6 years as well as crappy components. I don't know how many people I know had to toss our their desktop, laptops and netbooks but it is number one on my list.

That coupled with the idiotic support [was told that they wouldn't support Vista's service pack 2 on a desktop that already had Vista with service pack 1] and [near] proprietary hardware [more than once RAM was specific to the model - more expensive] and hardware failures [between laptop/netbook screens and desktop power supplies]. Finally the mistake on getting into the Chromebook business which has little mark-up.

1
0

Apple settles ebook price-fixing damages lawsuit with US states

Gis Bun

Errr

Apple will continue to fight tooth and nail. It is their policy not to lose a court case. :-)

Ok. Question is will the consumer see anything.

1
0

Redmond is patching Windows 8 but NOT Windows 7, say security bods

Gis Bun

Well, if you are running Vista/Server 2008, they you're scr?wed. :-)

1
4

Antivirus firm Avast! takes down forums after breach

Gis Bun

Errrr

Never cared for Avast. Another reason....

0
0

Spanish village of 'Kill the Jews' votes for rebrand

Gis Bun

Hmmmmm

In the US you have people seeking changes to the names of sports teams - Chicago Blackhawks, Washington Redskins. They've been around for 50+ years [but not a thousand].

In this day and age, if it offends a group of people, people want the name changed.

It is one thing to use a name but another to be nasty.

I suspect *some* of those who said no were doing so not because of anti-Semitic reasons but more of tradition. That said, unlike the younger generation, the older generation doesn't like change. [And for example, more younger people tend to accept LGBT than the older generation.]

1
0

Windows XP fixes flaws for free if you turn PCs into CASH REGISTERS

Gis Bun

Re: Personally I think

Errrr. Windows will never be fixed.

Face it. you want Win XP to run forever.

1
0

Microsoft crows about 149k-seat Office 365 deal that costs it MILLIONS

Gis Bun

I would assume that some of those not getting a license are support staff like janitors, maintenance staff, etc.

0
0

Cheat Win XP DEATH: Little-known tool to save you from the XPocalypse

Gis Bun

A few thoughts. XP Mode only works with Win 7 Pro. The XP image assumes you have Win 7 pro installed on the host.

You can't use an OEM license legally in any VM.

You can't P2V your XP machine if it can with the OS that was installed by Dell, HP, IBM, Lenovo, etc. Must be retail.

I ran 64-bit Vista for a short while before switching to Win 7. Something as old as Adobe PageMaker 7 worked under 64-bit with just minor issues - and it came out before Win XP.

0
0

Team Cymru spots 300,000 compromised SOHO gateways

Gis Bun

You can also hardcode DNS settings on your computers... Over-rides the DHCP settings on the router. As an added bonus use OpenDNS....

1
0

COW a-BUNG HER, dude! 'Secret Santa' Bill Gates buys lass a HEIFER

Gis Bun

We know Gates, Buffet and some of the others out there are using their good fortunes to use, but you never hear of anything from Cook, Schmidt, Jobs' estate, etc.

Once you've hit a $100 million or so, anything over really is nothing but pure greed.

3
0

Rogue US-Israeli cyberwar weapon 'infected Russian nuclear plant'

Gis Bun

The same people who open phishing scam sites opened this one. :-)

1
0

Yet ANOTHER IE 0-day hole found: Malware-flingers already using it for drive-by badness

Gis Bun

Re: Optional

Let me guess? A Chrome fanboi? Did you know that when v30 of Chrome came out, it fixed 50 vulnerabilities that existed in v29 and before? Chrome should be in browser hell.

1
2

Apple scrubs old Leopards of Flashback Trojan infections

Gis Bun
Alien

Watch 10.8 have the same problem! [OK, unlikely... but you never know with Apple!]

0
0

Google unleashes Chrome 19, flattens 20 bugs

Gis Bun
Thumb Down

Yup. Here we go sagain. Google releases another version that fixes 19 vulnerabilities. Expect another update in about 2 weeks to fix the problems that this version caused. Chrome is the buggiest browser on the planet. I'd take any other browser over this piece of crap - even if it takes an extra second to display a page.

0
0

HP, Dell warn of price hikes after Foxconn wage rise

Gis Bun
Devil

Ooooooh.........

I guess Apple doesn't want to divulge its plans. After all, everything from Apple [in hardware] is from Foxconn. I'm sure Apple has a dilema. If they don't increase the price for their gadgets and stuff, their profits will drop. If they do, they may get one or two less fanoi or fangurl buyers around the would not buying their stuff.

Of note, a place I know bought 3 systems. Made in China - assembled in Mexico.

Unlike Apple where probably everything is made and assembled in China.

0
0

Halliburton latest biz to dump BlackBerry for iPhone

Gis Bun
Devil

Ya. Right.

Everybody's favorite security tyrants switching over to a less secure OS. Face it - some VP at that dump wanted to have that app that measures decibel sounds on his Blacberry but was unavailable. Or maybe they were sending their goons into some foreign land where that government made a deal to spy on anyone using Blackberries.

0
0

Parliament ponders £400,000 iPads-for-MPs plan

Gis Bun
Thumb Down

Jeez

Talking about wasting money. i can see it now. These old farts in parliament trying to figure out how to use an iPad or maybe opening some malware and then getting all the other 649 MPs infected. :-)

0
0

India threatens to block Google, Facebook and chums

Gis Bun

Crackpots

Another crackpot government. Do they actually think blocking what they call objectionable will make them holesome? THere are thousands of sites which have material that could even make High Heffner blush [or at least happy].

0
0

Ultrabooks are doomed unless prices tumble

Gis Bun

Errrr

The manufacturers are shooting themselves in the foot for trying to match Apple's Apple tax pricing. People take a look at a regular Apple laptop and see it's over-priced compared to a Windows laptop with the same hardware but then see the Windows based ultrabook and see it's the same as the Macs. Then they scratch their head.

0
0

Apple signals disk free notebooks way to go

Gis Bun
Thumb Down

So....

So Apple jacks up the price to fit a flash storage drives - which are still small and costly. On top of that, some say they have issues with an OS installed on it [too much "wear and tear"].

0
0

India claims access to BlackBerry comms

Gis Bun
Stop

Don't give in!

RIM has a major problem: give in to these crackpot governments who want to spy/evesdrop on not only their citizens but any visitor in the country or lose out to millions of subscribers that they will lose if the vans come in effect.

With a ban, any Blackberry within the country will be useless for most commincation. Without a ban [i.e. RIM caves in], those despot governments can check on business deals without your knowledge [you think they will actually need court approval? I doubt it].

Sure those governments say it's a security issue. So let's say BlackBerries get banned, what stops terrorists from using some other form of communication? Encrypted Emails from an iPad? Soime other smartphone?

The US [as far as we know] aren't asking RIM for access and yet terrorists have them in their bulls eye.

0
0

Microsoft issues stopgap fix for critical Windows flaw

Gis Bun
Boffin

errrr

Can you really call it an emergency patch or out-of-band patch when it was expecteded to be released on the 3rd but released a day early?

0
0

Cyber cops want stronger domain rules

Gis Bun
Grenade

It's about friggen time....

Someone needs to get after these registers. No more of these cybersquatting. Hopefully no more [or reduced] malware sites.

You can complain to a register who had registered [for example] the name www.theregister.us or www.tomshardware.co.uk that who ever is running those sites are cybersquatting but they don't care. They just want their money. ICANN should give a monetary penalty for every domain they improperly registered knowing that the domain is hinky.

It should be up to the registrar to verify that all domains they register are legal.

[Would be nice if the registrars were also force to check that there is no illegal activity or shut down a domain if malware is found on the site.]

0
0

Page: