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Israeli spies rebel over mass-snooping on innocent Palestinians

Gis Bun

Re: A joke, or some form of Israeli PR right?

I agree. Can you be occupied if you don't have the army [or police] in your land? The Gaza has its own [corrupt] version of a government. Everything from police [if you can call them that] to health to education. doesn't sound like occupied to me.

While at it, you can't blame just Israel for their problems. Egypt has also blocked Hamas/Palestinians from leaving Gaza on their border as well as goods going in and out.

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James Bond's metal-toothed nemesis Richard Kiel dies at 74

Gis Bun

Hmmm

RIP.

He wasn't really a nemesis by the end of Moonraker - unfortunately a real goofy ending of a film.

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Shareholders throw the book at Apple for ebook price-fix drama

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Oh.....

It must be fun being an Apple lawyer. Job for life [until apple breaks apart].

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Dodgy Norton update borks UNDEAD XP systems

Gis Bun

AV support

I think most AV software will cease to provide updates by around next July. I am assuming paid subscriptions won't let you go past that date [or barely].

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Re: equips tinfoil hat

MSE is crap. It missed a few malware critters on one computer I saw and couldn't even detect a root kit on another. How I knew? Installed AVG Free. Trend Micro rootkit utility confirmed the rootkit.

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Re: equips tinfoil hat

Just wondering if you are a conspiracy nut?

Seriously? Microsoft paying Symantec to screw up the OS?

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Alibaba swings a large one with STONKING IPO legal bills

Gis Bun

Errrr

Wouldn't trust a site that resorts to pop-up windows for them to advertise [after you click on an "agree" or other button].

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Are you a HOT CELEB? Think your SEXY PICS are safe? Maybe NOT

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Errr

Except for the fact that some of them are just plain dumb, why would any celebrity have nude pictures of themselves stored in the cloud? Want to back up critical/personal information, use a USB key and shove it in a safe at a bank.

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CryptoLocker victims offered free key to unlock ransomed files

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Format?

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Re: Maximum Penalties...

Need to put the fear in these thieves. How about 1 year in prison per $100,000 stolen....

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How many home users do you know back up their data?

How many home users do you know get a nice Email with an attachment from someone they don't know and open the attachment?

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Zero-day hits Symantec endpoint products

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Re: Symantec was always useless ...

So you haven't used it in about 15 years right? That's like saying Google+ sucks - without using it.

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Snowden latest: NSA targets Gaza, pumps intelligence to Israel

Gis Bun

Re: I am shocked!. Absolutely Shocked!

Errrr. Maybe because Israel doesn't have spy satellites....

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Gis Bun

Hmmmm

The fact that the Jordanians are supplying info to Israel [indirectly at least] shows how popular Hamas is at this time. The Arab monarchies such as Jordan and Saudi Arabia are nervous about these extremist groups as they tend not to like monarchs or secular governments.

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Microsoft hacks out new EMET, spits out Adobe Flash

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Dummies

Support for win XP dropped. Yes it goes against MS support policies but with around 25% of the computers out there using it...

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China: Our approved vendor list – Kaspersky, Symantec AREN'T on it

Gis Bun

Hmmmm. Maybe China is allowing any company that has weak network security. Obviously security companies like Symantec and Kaspersky is a problem for them.

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14 antivirus apps found to have security problems

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hmmm

Interesting how I don't think the report mentioned the big three [and I don't suggest the best]: Kaspersky, Symantec/Norton, and McAfee.

Just remember, there is no verification of the report.

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Israel's Iron Dome missile tech stolen by Chinese hackers

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Re: Playing with numbers

Where do you get these figures from? Al Jazeera?

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

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Re: One OS

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

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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....

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Apple fanbois SCREAM as update BRICKS their Macbook Airs

Gis Bun

Errr

Apple QC at its worse.

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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.

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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. :-)

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Gis Bun

Not really, unless you have a power failure.

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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.

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Gis Bun

Re: hmmm

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

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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.

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

Gis Bun

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

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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.

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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.

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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?"

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Gis Bun

Re: To sum it up

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

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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".

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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India throws switch on new 282.6 Tflop super

Gis Bun

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

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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. :-)

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Acer parachutes cofounder Huang in as new chairman

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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.

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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.

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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. :-)

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Antivirus firm Avast! takes down forums after breach

Gis Bun

Errrr

Never cared for Avast. Another reason....

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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.]

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