* Posts by Gis Bun

256 posts • joined 14 May 2008

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Israeli cybersecurity boom 'sustainable', argues industry’s father

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Why should Israel's tech companies teach Palestinians cybertech. They may end up just biting the country in the foot.

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Dell tempts hordes with MASSIVE DISCOUNTS on PCs

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Oh. Also seen Amazon give a discount of a few cents on an item that goes for $100+ quite a few times.

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Dell Canada, twice in 3 weeks, have goofed on pricing. First it was an Inspiron laptop for roughly $1,000,600 [CDN] and then a week or so later a desktop for a similar price!

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Admins in outcry as Microsoft fix borks Group Policy

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Oh. People don't read - they prefer to complain.

That said, the "fix" wasn't on the web site immediately.

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Bloke flogs $40 B&W printer on Craigslist, gets $12,000 legal bill

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USA. Land of the lawsuits.

Probably get sued for $100,000 just for walking on your neighbours grass.

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Duh. Both are Yanks!

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Samsung: Don't install Windows 10. REALLY

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Drivers are a Samsung issue. They need to get a hold of whomever they get their parts from and figure out why it isn't working.

If goes past July 29th, Samsung should pay for the upgrades for a period of time.

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VirusTotal invites Apple fans to play in updated Mac malware sandpit

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The days of OS X [and even Linux] being secured is now long gone....

The only secure OS now is DOS - nothing made for it.

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Ex-HP boss Carly Fiorina sacked one week into new job

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Jeez. If somehow Trump becomes president, the rest of the world will be looking to move to another world....

Fiorina is a loser anyways.

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Ding-dong, reality calling: iPhone slump is not Apple's doom

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Under Jobs, the company innovated. Under Cook, they copy. Why haven't shareholders booted him out?

It's bad that sales have dropped. The iPhone 6se [?] isn't selling. The latest iPad isn't selling. The iPad Minis took away sales that could of had people buy the higher revenue iPads [regular sizes].

Too many security issues of late.

El Capitan started as a dud with major upgrading issues. Took 2 further updates to correct [most?] the issues.

Dump Cook.

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US congresscritter's iPhone hacked (with, er, the cell networks' help)

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Maybe Ted should of used a Blackberry instead of a hackable insecure iPhone.

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Oof! Acer suffers 25 per cent hit to PC sales in turbulent Q1

Gis Bun

Oh not surprised with Acer. Their systems are junk and their support is crappy. If they can make a quick buck out of selling something like Chromebricks, they will.

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Ted Cruz slams DNS overseer ICANN a second time

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Wow. A Republican that knows [we think] what a DNS is!

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Lenovo's file-sharing app uses hardwired password '12345678' ... or no password at all

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Seems to me that there is non stop blunders by Lenovo. Have any of their stuff? Remove all but drivers. Even better, re-install the OS.

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Chrome trumps all comers in reported vulnerabilities

Gis Bun

New link:

http://resources.flexerasoftware.com/web/pdf/Research-SVM-Vulnerability-Review-2016.pdf

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Samsung Galaxy S7: Big brand Android flagship champ

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Re: I'll never buy another Sammy

Had no problems with my S4. Battery went almost 3 years [and still going] until I got the S7. Probably lacked RAM as soon as 5.0.1 was on it.

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Bought mine almost a week ago.

Like the fact that you can change the nano SIM card and microSD card without having to open the case.

If you want a screen protector note that the edge of the screen on the S7 [not Edge] has a slight curve. So some screen protectors won't cover it. iShieldZ is one of them.

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I would love to see the equivalent of 35pounds for a month in Canada. The decent rate in Canada is $70 with maybe 3GB of data.

This only happened as Canadian carriers ditched 3 year plans and went to 2. When this happened, new purchasers are paying more up front and more per month.

When I purchased my S4 on a 3 year plan, I paid $200 for the phone and $60 for the monthly plan.

Now for the S7, the current price is $400 and the minimum plan is $70.

A friend has the S6 and happy with it [he had the S3 before]. So I suspect I'll be happy with the S7....

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Re: no removable battery

Interesting. I have the S4 as well. Same original battery. Not a heavy user but can still get 2+ days out of my usage.

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Microsoft announces Windows 10 Anniversary Update coming this summer

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Re: Just Say No

Why bother with an app? Three registry keys and no upgrade on my system until I want to do it.

Gibson is known to be [at one point] a bit of a crackpot.

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Re: any word about when the "free" upgrade is going away

Wonder as well. The original plan said the next big update would be in May or June - in time for those who didn't upgrade to W10 to do so with the new release.

But if this is an "anniversary edition", wouldn't it fall on the anniversary of the W10 release [one day before W10 upgrade isn't free]?

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Re: Give'em credit

I think updates can be deferred.

Telemetry can for the most part be disabled.

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Gis Bun

Re: Give'em credit

There are plenty of tools that can do that [or most of it].

Try The Next Bug Thing or Spybot's Beacon.

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Official: Seagate notebook drive has shingles

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A drop in hard disk sales year over year but I think part because of SSD purchases.

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Re: Not a chance

Bad batch or something.

I have twin 1.5TB in my desktop. Now 26 months old. No issues

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Re: SSDs in cheap laptops

Less needs according to whom? I know people who can fill up 2+ TB on a desktop with movies and music. Should be the same on a laptop and no need for an external drive.

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Microsoft Office 365: You don't need 27 floppies, but there is desktop friction

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Re: 2013 / 2016 / 365 for small businesses

If I'm not mistaken, the portal version gets continuously updated.

If you have a share, after installing [and depending on how old] you may need to download a few hundred MB or more to update after. Early on, there was 1.2GB to download of Office 2013 updates for just a month.

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Five Eyes nations must purge terrorists from the web, says Theresa May

Gis Bun

Easier said than done.

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Oracle drops 248 – count 'em – 248 patches, to fix ... something

Gis Bun

I was expecting at least half the issues to involve Java.

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Trojan-filled Chrome extensions for Steam boil off gamers' assets

Gis Bun

I guess Google forgot to screen this one....

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Microsoft extends Internet Explorer 8 desktop lifeline to upgrade laggards

Gis Bun

If a company or government is stuck at a certain OS or IE level, then it is incompetence at their time. This especially true with the OS part as Microsoft standardizes on 10 years support [plus a bit of extra time but not much].

So if you have software that was specifically built for Win7 and you haven't started to prepare for Win7's demise in 4+ years then you are incompetent.

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Windows' authentication 'flaw' exposed in detail

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You wonder what needs to be done to actually have this work. Many of these "flaws" require the person to have certain access that most don't have.

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'Dear Daddy...' Max Zuckerberg’s Letter back to her Father

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Max forgot that while Zuckerberg's fortunate is currently at $45 billion, assuming she won't have any siblings, she may not inherit not much more that $450 million after per parent kick the [money] bucket as her old man plans to give away almost all to charity.

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BlackBerry axes BBM Meetings a year after launching it

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More R&D wasted from a company that can barely afford it.

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Google snoops on kids via Chromebooks, claims EFF in FTC filing

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Why I always say, if you get a Chromebrick, format and install a real Linux distro.

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Target settles with banks for $40m after data breach

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Bad year for Target. $40 million on this. They spent $100+ million starting in 2013 in Canada to open 125 stores only to close them earlier this year - losing probably $100+ million.

Pure incompetence. I guess the board and senior management will get huge Xmas bonuses!

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Kim Dotcom slams 'dirty ugly bully' Uncle Sam as extradition hearing ends

Gis Bun

Arrogant blimp.

Should change his name to arrogant.com so he can hide himself. Maybe claim it wasn't him but this kim.com guy.

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Why Microsoft yanked its latest Windows 10 update download: It hijacked privacy settings

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Read elsewhere that it was pulled because Bitlocker wouldn't start up on a fresh install.

Any way to know the difference in version if looking at the install files? Dating?

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Migraine in the mainframe: Unisys reports more losses

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Unisys is still around. I though they went belly under years ago.

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Support scammers target Mac fanbois

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Registrars and hosting sites should immediately ban whomever registered or requested server space. The registrars and hosting sites should also notify others.

That said, shouldn't GoDaddy notice something was suspicious just with the domain name? It's like registering the web site Microssoft.com

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Edward Snowden denies making a deal with the Russian secret service

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This coming from a traitor and a liar.

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All in all, it's just another hit in the stalls: Roger Waters The Wall

Gis Bun

Waters is living in the past. He hasn't had a decent solo career and lives off his Pink Floyd music

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Small wonder, little competition: Asus Chromebook Flip

Gis Bun

People buy Chromebricks?

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What Ashley Madison did and did NOT delete if you paid $19 – and why it may cost it $5m+

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One wonder why you have to pay to get your account removed. Facebook doesn't do it. Neither for Hotmail or Gmail. Wouldn't be surprised if Apple charged though.

That said there are many fake accounts or where contact information which aren't valid. [And of course is valid for the dummies who were dumb enough to give real information.]

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VMware refreshes its Fusion and Workstation desktop hypervisors

Gis Bun

They're releasing versions too fast. Wasn't even 10 months ago when Workstation 11 was released.

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Oh no Wikiwon't: Russians plan own version of 'distorted' Wikiland

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Communism is officially back.

soon they will be like Checkov in Star Trek - rewriting history. Oh basketball was created by a Russian in St. Petersburg [not Florida] and baseball was created by a Russian in Leningrad.

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Windows 10 now on 75 million devices, says Microsoft

Gis Bun

OK. you can stick with your Windows 2000.

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Re: pushing a free upgrade

I guess it depends on the people you know. 1 in 25 isn't much of a statistical sample. 1 in 2500 is different.

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Apple: Samsung ripped off our phone patent! USPTO: What patent?

Gis Bun

So then I can patent a cube [1" each side] and call it a media device. Maybe it will be a TV or a mp3 player.

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Microsoft turns on Windows 10 file backup to Azure

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Well, at least Azure backup is better than the hodge podge of backup software used previously. In versions going back to Windows XP and probably before, they deem to change the backup software with every new version of Windows. Quite annoying if you had to restore some data in Win7 with data backed up in Win Vista.

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