304 posts • joined 12 Jun 2009
Back in the day
I fondly remember participating in several DDOS attacks against a spammer back in the late 90's. there were no rules for such conduct back then and the T1 line at the office proved to be quite valuable. I never even got a slap on the wrist from an admin.
Ahhh, consequence free digital attacks, those were the days!
Re: Exchange admin's point of view
Thanks for putting things in perspective! Our lack of issues with Android could simply be due to a lack of exposure. Most of the devices used are Iphones and Ipads. Second is Android, but they're way behind with my customers and a distant third is still winphone. I do see there's a sharp rise in winphones being used in corp environments though, which from my perspective is a major plus.
Exchange admin's point of view
My comment might seem biased, as i'm known to be a fervent Apple hater, but my colleagues say the same thing. I'm an exchange admin and Iphones are the bane of my existence. Android devices don't cause anywhere near the issues we get from Iphone and Ipad's and Winphone devices are a breath of fresh air compared to both. Inexplicable errors resulting from Iphone connections. Meetings showing up on completely different dates and times on an Iphone, content not being sycnronized properly, the endless stream of errors generated in the eventlog are but a few of the long list of issues we have with I-devices.
Support for Android, which i believe Microsoft thinks is the real enemy, is fine, so i don't believe it's Microsoft making things hard, it's Apple playing refusenik.
came here for the obligatory "phone of the dark side" joke, was disappointed to see i have to make it myself.
so that was you?
I chatted with a couple of those bots on MSN chat. Some of them became more and more realistic and the triggers seemed to become more advanced. It was kinda funny to see those bots evolved.
They never made it past funny though, nobody in their right mind would believe it was a real person sitting on the other side.
Why does virtual currency confuse so many people? Have we gotten so used to our paper money, that we no longer realize that's virtual currency as well? Somehow people have gotten so confident that their 10 dollar/pound/euro note actually represents that monetary value, that we no longer see printed money for what it is? Do we really think that piece of paper with a 10 on it is actually worth 10 dollar/pound/euro?
All currencies are virtual, so why are bitcoins so hard to grasp?
Re: They should be forced to use
Excuse me? where have you been hiding for the past couple of years? We're not on windows95 anymore, which had crap security. Windows security has made massive strides and is now considered a secure platform. Go at each other's throats for all i care, but don't talk crap.
Re: Gone in 60 seconds
5 obviously, i'm a pro!
Re: So you need to have downloaded an app
Not the way i see it. the Ispy is on at all times, this app just utilizes it's functions. They can track you through the beacon anyway, the app just shouts deals at you.
Gone in 60 seconds
The moment my mobile starts annoying me, out of the blue, with messages about potential good deals in the store i'm in, i will throw it on the ground and repeatedly stomp my heel on it.
What the hell!
You sir, are now the object of my envy!
Original transformer comics? I still have the original cartoons hidden somewhere, right up till the golden age with Fortress Maximus, Scorponok, the head - and targetmasters and the beginning of the golden age!
Man i feel old now!
I'm not sure what i fear more, being with Microsoft and pretty much getting a guarantee your data is not safe and will be looked at by whoever, or going to China and pretty much getting a guarantee your data is not safe and will be looked at by whoever,
Fuck this, i'm leaving the internet.
You must be pretty fucking naive to think peado's go to Google or Bing to get their daily serving of kiddieporn.
Re: The PS3 was and still is a top-notch product
While i feel you are pretty much spot on with your comments, i have to say that not everybody goes for the absolute, end all of graphics and computing power in a console. As said in the article, your console will sell mostly based on content. This race for best performance has not done the gaming industry any good in general if you ask me, as the focus has shifted from gameplay, to getting the most gorgeous graphics available. That's not what most gamers want. Eyecandy is nice, but if the gameplay sucks, people aren't going to buy your games.
The PS4 and the Xbox one are superior to their predecessors, shouldn't that be enough?
Still upvoted, as i do agree with most of it.
Rights holders propaganda in the classroom? Commercial parties telling children what they can and cannot do? Really? I am taken aback!
Re: 'Last EVER REAL Nokia' phone
I still have an N9 and will keep it alongside my 6310i. I fail to see why the Microsoft with Lumia was a disaster, as it's gaining more and more ground. Winphone is getting close to Apple in Europe, because people are starting to find out they're actually pretty damn good devices.
I hate Apple and like to flame them, but i'm not so jaded as to think all their products are crap, so how about admitting to the fact that winphone and Nokia is a good combo and will probably grow a lot more.
Their whole government is retarded and seems bent on destroying the secular nature of Turkey. They can have it anyway they want to though, just don't expect to be granted access to the EU.
Having said that, i know the EU leaders only think about freedom when it suits them.
Of course there's no conflict of interest
America at it's finest, but what would you expect from them? Ban an American company? No bloody way we'll do that, but we'll ban their competitors over a similar issue no problem at all.
Well i've always had a "fuck apple" attitude and that's not going to change, so fuck Apple.
I thought pretty much all techies had some form of autism, i know i do. Having such a condition can be trialing at times, but in my professional life it's been more of a benefit then anything. My uncanny ability to remember all things technical is a prized asset for me.
Sure, being seen as anti social is a bit of a hassle sometimes. (just because i like to be alone, doesn't mean i'm anti social, or depressed), but i've learned to deal with that and my friends mostly accept me for who i am.
I can't change who i am, so i decided to stop trying to change myself. If i do try, i'll end up not being myself, which would ultimately result in me being unhappy.
I have that, it'd falling to pieces due to age though ;)
tried to buy one
But them seem to lack paypal support and for reasons of self-preservation, i don't have a credit card.
but what about
If you disconnect it completely? It's not going to be hard wired to the console, as that'd just be silly, so what happens if you don't connect it?
Wasn't it Obama himself who said whitleblowers should be protected and not procecuted? The US is a country of liars and backstabbers, who will only do the right thing, if it serves their purpose. The US like to point to other countries when it comes to human rights, but they themselves wipe their ass with human rights if they feel the need for it.
I'm finding myself cheering for Rusia, though i must admit that has a strange taste to it.
I love my Lumia 900, only gripe being it doesn't have windows phone 8, but 7.8 does the job quite well.
The lumia series are great phones, but i don't think it really apeals to the kids, which is the demo everyone is aiming for. Uptake of the Lumia in office environments is actually quite good, probably due to the rock solid reputation Nokia Earned in the office workplace.
I think there's a good future for Nokia and Winphone, but they need to work hard to make it happen.
right after "Apple invented all technology breaksthroughs and everyone else just copies".
Really can't do better then that? I'm an Apple hater, but at least i respect the good things they've done. You're an Apple evangelist and should really stick with your cultist buddies.
Aside from a frew trips to Samsung, i've always used Nokia phones and smartphones. It really doesn't matter what you do to a Nokia, it'll survive. I still have my 6310i, which works just fine. I have an N95, which has the back plate held in place by tape, that still works like a charm and i have my Lumia, which has seen the ground far too often as well, but is still in perfect nick.
Just use Nokia, their phones are virtually indestructable.
Sticking with Nokia
I've switched back to Nokia when i got my Lumia 900 and i'm not likely to go back to another brand. I don't even get why so many people are anti winphone, as the Lumia phones are on par with any other brand. I personally love my phone and can't wait to get my hands on the 1020.
We had a discussion recently about battery life and everyone seemed very impressed that i could go through nearly a full day, when my battery warning is on. I can make calls all day long, without it going down. I can't use WiFi, Bleutooth or GPS anymore, but basic functionality remains functional for many hours. I understand other phones cannot match that performance.
Linus is right
I'm surprised to see myself actually favoring mr Torvalds, but i am. Political correctness has shown just how damaging it can be throughout society and there's nothing wrong with being brutally honest.
Just call it like you see it and if someone is offended, then that's their problem. If you can't stand Linus' rants, then either make REALLY FUCKING SURE your shit is stable, or don't be a linux DEV.
Can't be simpler then that and i say Go Linus!
And for the record, i'm the opposite of Linus, i'm always watchign what i'm saying and try to be political correct. Oftentimes i find myself on the border of lying, just to be nice and that's not the way to go. I wish i was more like him tbqf
I've been one of the first users of hotmail/outlook and have always felt it was as insecure as it could be. I might work on Microsoft systems, play on a Microsoft console and walk around with a winphone, that doesn't mean i trust Microsoft, more the opposite in fact. my hotmail box is my spambox.
I've always expected at least someone to be reading along, it made sense to think that way.
We already have a system that's ready for both, it's on the 360 right now. You can buy most games digitally from the marketplace, all they need to do is implement a trading/reselling system in there and they're done.
Are these people insane? Nobody in their right mind is in favor of DRM and i am truely amazed to see people happily throwing away their right of ownership.
You know what, fuck this, If DRM is back, then i'm out. I'm already going to wait and see what happens and not get a new console early on.
I also can't stand their high and mighty attitude about people being misinformed. Just because they think it's the next best thing since sliced toast doesn't mean it's the best thing for everyone. These closed systems are only good for one thing, hiking prices for big gaming companies. The only games that might become cheaper are the indie games and those DEV's aren't making much money as it is.
Now who was it that said "the price of freedom is eternal vigilance"
My company laptop has an integrated webcam and even though it has a light that shows when it's on and i'm confident i can't be spied on, i still cover the lens when i set it up at home. A healthy dose of paranoia is a good thing when you're online.
Re: I Understand Why.. but am disappointed
I've heard people say this a million times, but i am yet to hear a compelling argument in favor of DRM. So here's your chance, go ahead and give me a good argument in favor of DRM. I promise i will be open minded about it.
Re: Downloads cheaper than Disc
Which is how things work on the 360 now. I can buy normal games from the marketplace, that are more expensive in retail. I'm still amazed at how Microsoft could make this mistake. As it stands now on the 360, you can either buy a physical product, or buy it from the marketplace at a reduced price. When bought from the marketplace, you can't resell. So effectively, you're paying extra for your physical product, which in turn allows you to share/loan/resell your game.
Re: They must've been shitting pellets
Sony shafted their customers with the PS3, but they too have regained a lot of my respect, so i see no reason to treat Microsoft any different.
Do i trust Microsoft? About as far as i can throw them, but being the bigger person and admitting your massive mistake is still a good move in my book. I don't really even fault companies for trying to shaft their customer, as that's par for the course in my book (at least, it feels like that nowadays), but when such a company makes an about face and actually says "we fucked up and we're realy worried about losing your support, so we're going to make things better", it's still a good thing.
They must've been shitting pellets
I'm pretty sure this was a panic move from Microsoft, they must've been REALLY scared to make an about face like this.
Having said that, kudos to Microsoft for listening, swallowing their pride and actually admitting they fucked up big time. I'm going to wait it out for a while when it comes out though, as i'm not yet 100% convinced, but if this is how it's going to be, i'll gladly return to Xbox.
It takes a big person to admit you made a bad choice, so they've regained some of my respect, but the proof of the pudding is still in the eating.
Re: Sony running themselves into the ground
take those covers from your eyes, mate! Who the hell lends out disks or puts them on ebay? have you looked on ebay? Are you actually a gamer and do you have actual gaming friends? For many many years this has been standard practice amongst gamers and i'm actually astounded about your casual attitude towards it.
Surely you're trolling? please, someone tell me he's trolling, nobody can be this blind.
Re: Same ol Same
And besides, what's so bad about having to pay a little extra if you want to play online? only seems fair to me. I understand you will get a free game every month for your subsription. I don't call that a restriction, i call that a good deal!
Re: Need 4 Speed : Handbreak Turn
I don't see that happening, as that would require a mayor overhaul of the system and it's too late to do that. Microsoft will have to suffer the consequence of their arrogance and will have to start from nearly scratch again.
Maybe the Xbox one.1 will have all we wanted, wasn't that the case for windows 8.1 as well? It'll be a good while before they've changed everything though.
Well done Sony, you did what i hoped you would do and have capatalized on Microsoft's fuckup. I know where my money will be going when the new consoles hit the shelves. I might even check to see if i can get a nice, second hand PS3, as i noticed there's some awesome games yet to come out for it.
Above video is hillarious, i received it from a friend yesterday. Massive win for Sony here, i'm sure they're still laughing.
Re: It's terrible
I'm sure you and the other three people buying it will have a blast.
Well i believe that's game, set and match, isn't it?
The PS4 is cheaper, has (slightly) better specs, has no online requirement and doesn't restrict 2ns hand games. Microsoft may have inadvertently ended the console war.
Re: Big. Deal.
Speak for yourself. I happen to be an email admin and i most certainly don't read my customer's email. None of my colleagues do either. I'm pretty sure this is just a sad trolling attempt, but if not i pitty your clients.
Re: Big. Deal.
You're missing the point. Yes, my 360 is wired to the internet 24/7 as well, but if i choose to do so, it'll fully function after i take the cable out. THAT'S the issue here. If i take out the cable of an Xbox one, it'll stop working after 24 hours and in my book, that's a big no no.
And yes, i'm paranoid, do you feel completely safe knowing companies like Microsoft are likely to share their data with the NSA? data gathered by your console? by your consoles camera and microphone?
Also, you attitidue is sorely lacking in common decency.
and another thing
Why should people even buy physical games in this model? surely there's no added benefit to it anymore? I might as well just buy my games from the online store. I guess i'm starting to see the even bigger picture, Microsoft and the game publsihers don't want a slice of the second hand market, they want a large slice of the entire retail business.
Well what can i say, other then they can go F..K themselves?
Re: I foresee a huge illegal profile-exchange market coming online ...
I was thinking of that. Just create a gamertag with each game and sell it along with it. Your gamertag has lost all it's value anyway. they're going to give you achievement points for watching TV, elliminating the small bit of value the achievements had. With that, there's no use for your gamertag anymore either, so just create one with each new game.
You already answered your own question with "unless i switch them off". With all my devices, i CHOOSE to have them online and i set that choice as a requirement.
I guess we could go on and on about this, but the truth is we obviously have a fundemental difference of opinion on what software is. I haven't heard any compelling arguments to explain why software is different from any other product. You say games last for a lifetime, but they don't. Their longevity is far outstreched by many other products. books supposedly last a lifetime too, as do movies, but neither are under the same scrutiny as software.
I suppose we're going to have to agree to disagree in this case. I strongly disagree with you, but i respect your opinion (begrudgingly, i admit)
That doesn't answer the question, i asked if you where ok with paying a fee to VW when you buy a new VW golf, before you can actually drive it. I fail to see why the two cannot be compared.
Your response to the Iphone doesn't answer the question either, but dances around the issue, is vague and offtopic. The question was simple, would you be ok with paying a fee to Apple if you bought a second hand Iphone, before you can actually use it.
Your response to books is really a bit silly, there's a million and one events where people go to to trade books, there's a vast number of stores that sell second hand books and i am yet to hear an author complain about it, quite the opposite in fact.
Why should software be any different from any other product? I buy code, written on disk and regardless of the content of the disk, i should be just as free to resell it, just as i would any other physical product. Why should software have a "status aparte"?
I buy music on disk, which is exactly the same, ones and zeros written on a disk and i am free te resell that, how's that different?
There's not a single argument that justifies this behavior. For many, many years companies making software have acted as if software is a product unlike any other, while in fact it's not. I outright refuse to be pushed into this way of thinking. If you're fine with their policies, then power to you mate, but i'll be damned if i let my views on this be changed by software vendors.
I made this analogy before and am curious to hear what you think.
If you buy a second hand car, would you be ok with you having to pay VW a fee, before you can drive it?
If you buy a second hand Iphone, would you be happy with paying a fee to Apple, before you can use it?
If you buy a second hand book, do you feel the author of the book should be paid for that same book again?
Fair enough if your answer to all three is yes, but i presume that wont be the case.
What's so weird about having ownership and thus full control of ANY product you buy?
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