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Why no one smells a RAT: Trojan uses YAHOO WEBMAIL to pick up instructions

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Sounds like you did not read the article ... how about grepping it for hotmail or gmail.

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Re: and in the real world

linked-in? If you block that, you are silly - do you not want a corporate presence on that platform?

The rest: fessbook, twatter even webmail, obviously ...

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Like condoms, data now comes in big and HUGE sizes

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FreeBSD & Solaris are the storage kings

FreeBSD and Solaris are the storage kings, with no one else in their league. LVM ? LOL, as for Microsoft, they are not even in the same league as Linux ... when it comes to storage, they are 20 years late.

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Joke

> If condoms were made in a range of different sizes, the old joke goes, the options would be “huge”, “gigantic” and “enormous”.

Are they not in the UK, then ? Ahh, I see, same size fits all ...

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Grabby baddie scours Paddy Power's towers: 650k punters leaked and it took 4 years to admit it

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Security breach can happen, when it does say so

I will always be amazed these business's are considered "legal".

I am very surprised it took them 4 years to disclose and I think they should be sentenced very, very severely. I think the bloke who made the decision not to disclose to the public should go to jail, you simply cannot allow anybody to get away with this. They put the lives of 600 000 people at risk, no less.

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'Stop dissing Google or quit': OK, I quit, says Code Club co-founder

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'Code Club' looks like a taxpayer's money laundering scheme, if you read the timeline.

Hmm, all very fishy ...

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Microsoft boots 1,500 dodgy apps from the Windows Store

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Re: From where I sit...

@ Charles Manning - Re:From where I sit...

> [...] WinCE 1.x.. It's been all downhill since 2007/8.

It's been all downhill since 2007/8 and under water since 2010.

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Brit Sci-Fi author Alastair Reynolds says MS Word 'drives me to distraction'

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Re: As hammarbtyp says: He could even...

Come on, it does not miss any important features ... maybe the treble underline, but who really needs that ???

And you forgot maybe the most important file type for publication ... docbook - yes, LibreOffice supports docbook.

Do not work with publishing houses that insist on using word, simple. If you are any good, you will find a house that does not hire window cleaners.

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I do not know, but when you work with text files in vi, diff is pretty neat change tracking system ... and svn diff is even better, if you make sure you svn commit regularly, that is.

Same goes for CVS and git, btw.

How do you diff two word documents ?

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Re: @BongoJoe: Word isn't the best tool for job

> Well Word Perfect was use to write the manuals for Boeing aircraft.

>But Microsoft managed to kill them pretty well.

That probably explains it all ... broken since inception. Even the name suggests bouncing .... and we all know aircraft do not bounce well ... ;-)

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WIN: Your passport to PuppetConf 2014

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Ohhh damn, two AciveD window cleaners beat me to the comments ... ;-)

"Chaos AD" or Puppet, your choice, your data center, your devices.

With excuses to Paulo Jr.

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RealVNC distances itself from factories, power plants, PCs hooked up to password-less VNC

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Re: To avoid this...

????? This is, of course, quite silly ... the software in question is not the problem, it's people in charge like YOU that are the problem. I write YOU because you apparently lack the intellect to understand what the actual problem is. Go, re-read that article, but only once you have finished with the windows in the boss' office, make them shiny, please.

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Re: VNC and RDP

@AC

>Ha! They wish!!! VNC is a horse and cart compared to MS Remote Desktop's Ford Focus.

Exactly, gimme horse and cart over any model from Ford or Fiat.

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Re: Meh

@Halfmad

>part time/outsourced IT person

You can have window cleaners in-house as well, you know ... easy to blame the outsourced party.

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Microsoft refuses to nip 'Windows 9' unzip lip slip

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@ SineWave242

>I think it's about time that Microsoft start copying all the Linux desktop environments like Xfce or maybe KDE 5 or Gnome 3. :) They are, after all, best at copying others' ideas and making people pay through their noses for that.

You know Cygwin ?

http://x.cygwin.com/screenshots/cygx-xtow-alphademo-20130805.png

or

http://x.cygwin.com/screenshots/cygx-rootless-openbox-20031224-0010.png

Ok, screenshots show crappy XP, but I am sure you could get that with 8 as well ...

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@IJC

>Just look at how Microsoft has beefed up Powershell over the last few years to give the Linux sysadmin types a command line to play with.

I like powershell, I hate the CMD.EXE shell app with a passion, though ... it sucks. No tabs, weird keyboard shortcuts for copy & paste, crap to resize..... I just need a handle to that crap to throw it out the window, or at the window cleaner who's in the way.

Powershell is great, connecting via ssh from *nix

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Microsoft: We plan to CLEAN UP this here Windows Store town

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Definition of Windows Apps

>bundle bloatware with their installers or attempt to charge money for software that was elsewhere offered for free

That is the very definition of software designed for Windows x (where x is a Windows version). I do not understand what the problem is .... Besides, if you fight these guyz, why should Oracle, Adobe, Microsoft etc get away with it?

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Microsoft Azure goes TITSUP (Total Inability To Support Usual Performance)

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office 360?

>possible other Azure Services

So, how about Office 360? Is that down?

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Re: Another day.....

Yeah, but as you move the VM, something MS has had trouble with since day 1, you have to reboot the VM at least three times ... the third time you choose "Last Known Good" and a penguin appears on the top right.

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The Return of BSOD: Does ANYONE trust Microsoft patches?

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Re: 20th century

That is why I moved my main workstation from Windows to Linux back in 2001 ... never looked back. I do get these systems infested with apps and shit in systray and whatever that do nothing for repairs.

Also, the crud you get on unboxed Windows systems is impressive ... how do you guyz accept that ? You spend more time removing the crap than installing something coool like Linux instead ...

A kid came in this morning, his laptop was failing under the load, PC Booster et al was on there, including the whole saga of OEM apps left, right and center ... he went back home with Ubuntu 14 LTS.

Yes, updates fail on Ubuntu as well, happens, sometimes this or that library has vanished, but it is often just an "apt-get install" fix.

As for BSOD's, I have seen more on Windows 7 than on any other windows version, arguably, my HP Elitebook 8540W had a very flakey Wifi driver that BSOD'd on me when I shut the system down. Note that I re-installed Windows onto a partition some time ago, the BSOD has now gone, however, the wifi device sometimes just vanishes and I need to go into device manager and disable it, wait a few secs before I enable it again for everything to go back to normal ... sometimes, that does not even work... yes, I have the latest drivers, the only drivers installed are the ones from the HP site for the computer ... I have two games installed, for the kids and an anti virus ... that is all.

Needless to say, the computer runs Debian 7 flawlessly ...

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BlackBerry slices off juiciest bits, bottles them in 'Tech Solutions'

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PGP BBM is available for businesses (chat, email).

Actually, they are no longer sinking ... they have stopped bleeding cash over the last few quarters ... and still have plenty in the bank. They have two new devices coming out soon, both with physical keyboard. They have a few all touch devices in the works for later this year.

Not sure why ppl on here still go on like it is Titanic ... I mean, with Snowden's revelations, any non-US company should switch to PGP BBM (even available with BES Express 5) if they do not want their communications to end up in NSA datanceters where US company techies come for lunch.

But that is just me, YMMV

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Munich considers dumping Linux for ... GULP ... Windows!

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Re: Can't say I blame them

You have not touched Linux in the past 8 years, or simply have not tried ... now listen ... I have a HP EliteBook 8540W, a 500Gb SSD (FirePro GPU) ... that SSD I installed in Macs (white Macbook late 2009 and Macbook pro late 2009, too - both nVidia GPU's) Now not only was X coming up and after a quick apt-get was 3d rendering working, even wifi was working. Try that with two different models of HP laptops, Windows will show you a BSOD if the motherboard differs slightly. Plus, you will have to activate Windows again ... LOL. Even Mac OS X gets that right. Linux and Mac OS X you can boot off a USB dongle, try that on Windows ... please, stop programming, shit, no, stop using computers and go clean some windows; do the world a favour.

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Re: Some more facts

Window cleaners don't like facts ... they are evangelists and facts simply get in their way, each and every time, time and time again ... danke fuer die Infos!

What this does mean, though, is that Munich is unbiased, they will be looking at all options. It is called emotional intelligence, which window cleaners around here seem to be lacking ;-).

Just my $0.02 for the tramps

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Hollywood star Robin Williams dies of 'suspected suicide' at 63

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Re: Very sad to hear

@ Sir Runcible Spoon

Shut up!

Ever heard of the girl in the pub who had some tablet put in her glass x years ago and has not come down since? I know one.

One of my band mates thought it would be a great idea to go on a special trip to Amsterdam, he came back with a severe mental condition, could barely play the guitar anymore. A cousin did the same in Africa ... now, that is three close relatives of mine. The band mate and cousin eventually took their lives ... yes, they realized they had fucked up their lives .... all for a week of fun with special stuff ... most of the time, you do not know what you are taking ...

That reminds of one my schoolmates, we would smoke grass in front of school back in the day during lunch break ... maths on Friday afternoon with your head on the moon was something, I tell ya. Anyway, this guy got hooked pretty soon on the shit ... he never managed a-levels and eventually took his life. He used to be a bright guy, 5 years of grass later and he was the shadow of that. Slow thinker, kept forgetting stuff, useless pile of flesh. I must say, his parents were smoking the shit at home as well ... so was he, with them.

I am against bans on drugs, black market drugs are really bad, and it is unbelievable that you are not allowed to grow your own stuff.

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We told you jailbreaking your iThing was dangerous

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Re: Hilarious

Now, I have seen ppl click on the "first results" of google, you know, the ads at the top of the search results ... never seen anybody click on the ads on the side, except myself ... I click on ads I do not like, that way I am sure the suckers have to pay ... ;-)

On el'reg, for example, I click on ads ... usually microsoft ads, tbh ... ;-)

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Password manager LastPass goes titsup: Users LOCKED OUT

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Re: I don't get it

Yeah, then you visit a German friend and you type 123qwertz, at the French mistress',you end up typing &é"azerty

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Oracle Database 12c's data redaction security smashed live on stage

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This is a load of PR, which why I think it is actually Microsoft PR stunt. This feature is documented as a weak hack to hide stuff in ui's. It is by far the easiest way to hide this stuff from the drones without too much trouble while the application is being re-written. As for the others executing queries ... you wanna execute queries? you first have to find an SQLinjection entry point before you can issue any ... Nobody lets the drones connect to the production database with a client (e.g. SQLPLUS) ... imagine, somebody could have done the following, before the obfuscation:

spo /tmp/ccdata.txt

select cardnr, expdt, chrnr from customers;

spo off

If you have this type of system (drone can access with other clients), you really need to sue the shit out of the system admin for fraud (this is beyond incompetence).

Note that this usually is an acceptable implementation for sysadmins with MCSE/MCSD cards, afaik/from what I've seen.

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Re: How much is Microsoft paying for all of this ?

@Joerg

>These researchers attacking Oracle and praising Microsoft.. it's clearly more than just fishy, it's obvious that Microsoft is paying them to do this public attack.

Exactly, especially when the "guru" then goes on and specifically quotes the sieves ...

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Microsoft throws old versions of Internet Explorer under the bus

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Re: I cannot upgrade

You run aero ???? Seriously? You are wasting resources. Turn that crap off and your computer will fly!

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Farmville maker Zynga delays new games after losing 57 MILLION users

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I was invited to play this shit once, and created a patch, iirc, then left, never to return ... not sure what is growing on my patch now, though.

When I was done with my patch, I thought, shit, this is the dullest I game I have seen.

Then they spam you to come back, so you silence them, then your friends spam you to come back ... some friends go as far as watering your shit or give you a cow or whatever .... and for the following year, I received an invitation to play from each and every new friend I added.

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BBC man Linwood 'was unfairly sacked' over £100 MILLION DMI omnifail

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@AC

>What I find hard to believe / amazing is that after blowing £100m they have absolutely nothing to show for it.

They do, however, it is unreliable, does not scale at all and all parts still do not fit together. Like in any project, start small, get the base right, and work from there. At the BBC/Siemens, they got dozens of script kiddies working on a dozen components, with no base to build upon and link them all up. They all attempted to build the "next big thing".

Then they had 15 different technical spec cheats, sometimes contradicting, specifying requirements ...

What I find hard to believe is you seriously believe people stare out the window/watch cat videos all day while in the office ... and then for 9 years??

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Intel forced to shoot down viral 'Israeli boycott' whopper

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Re: FFS

>pro-Palestine/anti-semitic

You, sir, have no clue ... those two are mutually exclusive.

You should say pro-Israel/zionist or pro-Palestinian/anti-zionist.

The people of Palestine are a Semitic tribe, just like the historical Jews that lived in the area back in the day were.

PS: You must be a sun/daily mirror reader IOW window cleaner

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And you forget the repeated bombing over the years of Gaza and the west banks, where they destroy infrastructure such as schools, hospitals, sanitation systems, bridges which were built with funds from around the world, most of which comes from the European Union.

The Israeli waste is dumped in the gigantic waste sites in the Gaza strip. The economic embargo, I could go on and on ...

The holocaust was a terrible thing, however, they use that to protect themselves, whenever anybody speaks up against Israel, he tagged antisemitic, nazi ... I make a clear distinction between the Israeli government, the Jewish religion, and followers.

Israel needs to go back to the borders of 1947, end of discussion. That is what my country initially took from the Palestinians and gave to the Israeli's, if they do not like that they get NOTHING. NOTHING= Israel is united with the west bank, Gaza, and named Palestine, control of the country given to the Palestinian authority.

Simple. Problem solved.

They are all proud and shit, joyful, think they are Rambo, while there's attacking a bunch of stone-throwing kids with tanks, highly trained ground troops, and aircraft. One day maybe, the EU will say: "Israel, listen, we happen to have enough weaponry to create a crater in Jerusalem all the way down to Australia. So, here are your two options ...". The US relies on Israel to maintain the embargo on Cuba, so we cannot really hope they will do anything.

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Who will kill power companies? TESLA, says Morgan Stanley

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Re: Net energy gaiin?

> At the moment here in the UK solar panels and wind turbines have to be subsidised quite a lot. That suggests that somewhere along the line they don't actually make any energy sense at all.

Those Chinese panels are crap; inefficient and unreliable. I would go for the French ones, they have the best watt/cm2 and efficiency will shortly go up another 40%. Now, how does price influence "energy sense" ? It does not. The reason big solar panels are so pricey is simply because we have not reached the demand where economy of scale kicks in, yet.

You probably read somewhere that solar panels made no sense, in energy terms ... that has been debunked, when you looked closely, they were talking about the small solar cells in calculators and kitchen appliances etc.

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Yes, we know Active Directory cloud sync is a MESS, says Microsoft

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> "integrating your on premises identities with Azure AD”

Ok, so, if I get this correctly, there are window cleaners who want to sync their corporate AD with a cloud ? Did I just get that ? Ouch, just ..... Ouch!

You will have crackers in your network before you know, and NSA will be in before the sync completes ...

Now, anybody who thinks that is a good idea REALLY needs to LEAVE the industry.

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Oracle cold bath shrinks Larry Ellison's pay package

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Re: why is his salary so high? just ASK him

The Windows Java JVM (JRE) meets every requirement I know to bare the name of "troyan horse", and I have worked in AV software houses.

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Re: "something doesn't add up"

@ Anonymice

Gates runs his foundation, so has control over the funds, stupid! Also, the great sums he has invested in projects further GMO's and patents in the third world ... call that philanthropy ? ROFL

Gates needs to go and see a therapist if he thinks he is doing any good.

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Samsung sticks with CHILD labor shame fab: Zero-tolerance means 30% less trade

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Underage workers in Asia is the norm. Manufactured in Asia = manufactured by adults and children

When will we understand that ?

The only option to avoid child labour is Western companies manage manufacturing plants directly in Asia, and even then ... child labour is cheaper.

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Google on Gmail child abuse trawl: We're NOT looking for other crimes

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If anyone here thinks any of the online email services (free or paid) guarantee any king of privacy, you are deluded.

Shit, the data is on their servers, they do as they please ... My mate used to work at a data center, he also could read into the data that was flowing through the data center ... in the pub, he would talk about it until I told him to shut up and stop peeking at the shit at work, that he would lose his job if caught ... They would add a drive and clone it in the SAN.

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Google pulls Gaza games from Play store

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Re: In other news

Spot on, more and more Western countries has issued boycott warnings, other even want economic sanctions. I think it will become very popular.

A few years back, they bombed EU sponsored schools, bridges and sanitation facilities ... this time, though, they hit a UN school, so it is a completely different story ... most likely in retaliation to what the general secretary said last week.

The only way you can have peace in the area is by kicking Israel in the nuts so hard it stops its constant humiliating attitude towards the gaza ghetto and west camps.

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Windows Registry-infecting malware has no files, survives reboots

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Re: Treacle OS

The Windows ecosystem is full of idiots up there in the 90% ... I think the knowledgeable windows guyz are the worst, they have no excuse ... the others ? They do not know any better.

Window cleaners and surface specialists allowed near computers!

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Re: No files ?

@Tom Welsh

>Would the two down-voters please explain what they object to, or disagree with, in my post? These comment threads are, after all, meant to be a vehicle for reasoned discussion. There's no point down-voting a comment if no one knows why, or understands why you didn't like it.

I did not bother down-voting you, but you think you're a smart ass, right ???? You moan cause you're getting down votes, oh, how sad ... I feel for you, really ... I am about to cry now .... Now, listen, it does not matter if the word document remains on the drive or not, that file is not executed each time the malware loads itself into memory so it does not count. IT IS NOT THE EXE WITH THE VIRUS, IT IS THE VECTOR.

The article claims no file is executed to load the virus into memory each time the system reboots.

So, you got it wrong, there happy ? You asked for it!

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Multifunction printer p0wnage just getting worse, researcher finds

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Print servers is the answer ... these firmwares crumble under heavy load, are very buggy, and, as noted here, insecure ...

<rant>

Printers stop working after x pages (somewhere between 10 000 & 100 000) and need to be reset ... I am sure many offices just throw them away and get new ones when all you need is google to find the kung fu that makes them happy again. B@$t@Ⓡds.

That and print cartridges containing ml's of ink cost as much as barrels of ink.

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BOFH: The Great Backup BACKDOWN

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Re: Stupid request for advice

I use three disks, a 1Tb, 2Tb, and a 3Tb disk. I plug them into my networked set top box and backup to that. Yes, media takes time, but I am not backing a movie every day.

I am a lucky Linux user, so I have an rsync script, setup in cron. Important files are in version control, I use git.

I set up a script to back the wfie's documents .... I use rsync to copy the lot over and then git to add new files, before I check the lot (new and modified files) in, again with git.

Honey, oh, you want your CV from yesterday, gimme a sec .... git .... there you are, honey.

Yes, I could teach her git, that way the repo would be on her system and backed up on the server AND she would be able to recover files from last checkin (like me), but she is not so much into computers ...

The data is then replicated over the three disks, again, with rsync. A year ago, a 1Tb disk failed, it was duly replaced by the 2Tb disk, now I have another 3Tb disk, as I will retire (from backups) the 1Tb disk.

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Re: Welcome to Urfscked. Population: you

>5TB for 700 people? wtf?

They have to compensate for the cost of the Microsoft licenses, ....

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Re: responsibility

> Even though we worked for the same company, he clearly was not aware of the purchasing and capex policy of for software that did such frivolous things as data recovery.

You need to look at testdisk.

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Microsoft says 'weird things' can happen during Windows Server 2003 migrations

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At least with Linux you have none of this shit, all protocols are open and published ... yes, you might want to change here and there a few things in a config file or two (whatever you found during testing and validation), the rest, well, apt-get takes care of that.

Not sure why you guyz go on enduring this shit. Hire a Unix guru and your troubles are over....

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NASA tests crazytech flying saucer thruster, could reach Mars in days

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Re: Forget about the solar panels!

fission plants, even small ones, are very heavy, that already rules them out. Besides, when will the guyz on el reg understand, nuclear is evil, nuclear is evil, nuclear is EVIL ?????

I had a chat with the blokes over at ITER the other day and, the only reason the ITER project exists is to extend life of current nuclear facilities.

Seriously, if you believe nuclear fission is an acceptable solution for anything but human extinction you are completely deluded.

#idiocracy

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Windows 8 market share stalls, XP at record low

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Re: Obvious answer to obvious stupidity is obvious

> volume buyers are the key and Microsoft has lost them. My office bought new computers this year and what did we buy...yep, Win7 machines, thank you very much. Just added on another graphics workstation last month - yep, Win 7.

ROFL!!!!!!!!!! Now remind me, who makes Win7? What have they lost ? Nothing ..

.... and, how long is support gonna last on that crap ? Security updates ? Patches ?

Now, I think you should stick to your natural talents ... windows, surfaces, sponges, brushes, and brooms !

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Six charged over StubHub e-ticket heist for Elton John gigs

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Re: Elton John?

You forgot the "sir" title, mouahahahahaha

They hacked to buy tickets with other people's cash then sold them, I guess on ebay .... JB and EJ fans, another group of fools who easily part with their cash. I mean, you can legally purchase the entire catalog of Elton John for the price of a seat - and do not say you see him ... from where you sit, he will be size of your fingernail.

I understand taste is a matter of ... taste, so I not start being subjective ...

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