Re: RE: It's April 1st somewhere.
Nuke it form orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
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Nuke it form orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
While it does feel like smartphones have moved into the "late Pentium" stage...
How does :
>Even Apple’s much-anticipated iPhone 6 exhibited the dreaded “flagship fatigue”: although sales >were up, the uptick was nothing like as great as in previous years.
Square with having hoovered up more money in a quarter than any company before?
I'm happy to believe it's going to be a different story next quarter, but right now it seems to be at odds.
No invading foreign countries and 5 hours of good television?!
- where do I signup?
ps. Please put no snooping on the todo list, get that done and you're golden.
How did one of my clients find El Reg?!?!
^ This ^
Microsoft may have decided that they need a short term give away to make more money long term.
However, they have such a history of squeezing every last penny out our budgets that it's hard not to ask what the catch is. If people are suspicious of a Microsoft give away, it's only because they have conditioned us to be.
That said, I'm hoping this is as good a deal as it is presented.
1. I think you are correct.
B. Microsoft worked very long and hard to earn my dislike. One hand on the wallet until both shoes have dropped.
> Ireland is NOT a US state
You may find that's at odds with American World View™
Have you tried 1Password? Would it fit your needs?
It has a lot of features and OSs covered - though it's not cheap (but is frequently on sale)
I would've thought Microsoft could understand having a product that's the victim malware abuse.
The rate of reading comprehension on this article amazes me, and provoked you to the above post.
However, for me it was all worthwhile for that last line.
So much laughter here.
If that's the treatment Windows 7 gets, I wonder how the unloved Windows Vista fares.
We still have machines to support that are running Vista.
I will counter your anecdotal findings with my own.
In the last 3 months of WinXP replacements we had to OK to put in just 2 (two!) Win8 machines, and that was because they wanted lightweight ThinkPad Yogas. They also requested to have them boot to desktop - not the most ringing endorsement of Tiles.
Win8 may not be as bad people believe, from where I sit however, people are avoiding it.
This is exactly right.
I've seen CryptoLocker; it's network aware. It got all of the user's files, plus all the files on shares the user had rights to.
let me say how great the headline is :)
Spooks vs Boffins
+1 El Reg
Wouldn't some sort of RC camera/instrument drone be the thing to build today?
It could still be controlled from the Tornadomaster 9000 van for maximum social badassness, and emergency "oh, crap, it's headed straight for us" use.
FWIW company I work for ordered one in late December, it arrived last week.
It looks like a small, though roundish, monolith from 2001. The setup instructions even have a step for opening it to look at the insides before hooking up the cables. +1 geek. Pretty cool, but then I'm not the one out of pocket for it. Love it or hate it; either way it's not boring.
About two weeks ago I was called in to consult* on a cryptolocker infection.
It was ugly, like Trevor describes, users with local and network share files. All encrypted because it's network aware. They were running two daily backups, but just overwriting and no off-site media. Both backups had run and only had the encrypted versions. We turned up a 14 month old copy of the data from when a new server was put it. It was hard to tell the owner that was the best that could be done, and he took it pretty well - probably already knew.
*confirm their existing/former IT vendor's verdict.
Hey Swiper! No swiping!!
You lose 60 to that darn Apple tax...
...if approved by the Executive Officer of the Week.
Would that be .mp?
Yes! This is a more coherent version of my thoughts while reading the article.
DougS' comment is on target.
With PC shipments falling off a cliff, why jump to blame iPads and iPhones?
When you do something stupid, then make a transparently bogus claim you were trying to do something different yet stupid -
you go from looking stupid to looking an arse.
The price of the product seems to be of the "if you have to ask..." level.
If there is any justice in the world; I so hope you are right!
Given the general thrust of their marketing, I'm surprised GoDaddy doesn't go down more often!
for adding so much to my world
I hadn't heard of either one, but IOzone looks very interesting.
Thanks for the link.
I work with small businesses, and the upgrade to Win7 is just under way with 64bit snags. A lot of small shops run their business on some little db app.
If it's QuickBooks, the pain is reduced as Inuit wants you to buy a new version each year anyway.
But if it is a application targeted toward managing something like a law office, veterinary practice, etc. I can tell you it's very common for the application hasn't been ported to 64-bit yet or the owner hasn't ponied up for the new major point upgrade. With the economy in neutral, expenditures are conservative in small businesses.
Beyond that, the end users really, really dislike change. Even the minor changes to Office '7-10 or Win7 get push back. Mostly these people don't want to screw something up because they're unsure of proper new way to do an old task. Some of it is also frustration at just wanting to get their work done. Once they get it sorted, it's OK - but, when picking the replacement I am usually told to get the old familiar not the new hotness.
I don't have strong opinions on Win8. However, I am paid to make people productive. Neither me nor my bosses get paid to push new because it's new. If there isn't major advantage to the new version is will ramp up slowly. cf. WinXP. The consumer market may go crazy, but if I had to guess most of those people just want a tablet that's priced entry ipad or less right now.
It'll be interesting to see what comes from all of this.
Often by trying to eradicate something you end up with a new harder to kill variant.
... that pesky law of unintended consequences and evolution can be a PITA.
Some have data caps on more than just mobile.
> Default is to upload over wifi.
NASA faked the moon landings so completely they sent men to the moon to plant evidence the missions happened!
The first time I rolled the score in Space Invaders the pain in my hand was getting pretty intense.
Robust, indeed, those joysticks logged a lot of time without fail. And while not the best ergonomically, I liked them much better than the Nintendo controllers that came later.
Look what happened to dslreports. Bad luck can strike anyone.
Actually, the LRO imagery of the Apollo sites is available and really interesting.
Get your conspiracy theory squashed here:
OK this is about business and the opinions of those signing the checks. I don't know how important it will be in the tablet wars where the consumer market is more important, but I would think some of this think would carry over and makes me suspect IDC's predictions.
I was just part of customer facing tablet (iPad) deployment. Android was a non-starter. One of the reasons - The perception (or reality) is that accessory market is iPad. Not that there aren't accessories for Android tablets, but the breadth of options for the iPad is so much larger.
Additionally there is a belief that there is long term plan for where the iPad (software and hardware) is going. If we went with iPads there would support and upgrades. Replacing tablets in months down the road would be as easy as buy more iPads. Rightly or wrongly, Android tablets are viewed as the flavor of the month. Here today, gone tomorrow for any particular model. This could be a reflection of the Android mobile phone market.
Plus, the three letter Cxx executives admire what Apple has achieved as a business, and would like that successful themselves.
If your anti-virus isn't giving a informational warning about this (at the very least), then what use is it?
Regardless of the software's ultimate intent - It is HIDING itself.
I have a problem with that.
Apple will announce a new iPhone where Apple gets all the NFC transaction revenue, leaving banks and telcos only their existing fees.
(You may not like Apple, but wouldn't it be worth it to see bankers and telco execs cry?)
Kaspersky doesn't mention if TDSS is making the rogue outbound DNS connection on port 53.
If so then firewall rules whitelisting DNS servers will interrupt the dropper mechanism.
Though I wouldn't be surprised if this has been anticipated and they are using 80 like everything else that doesn't want to be filtered.
I had the director of one of my clients refuse the change (so far) because she thought the name LibreOffice sounded awful. If OpenOffice dies then it may be another story, but for now she feels that it easier to convince the general public (this is a public facing institution) that the replacement for Micrsoft is Open not Libre.
a) What compensation?
«Acidgen also provided suggestions for fixing the flaw»
b) What deadline?
«He also told the representatives he planned to disclose vulnerability details publicly once a patch was released.»
Zvezdochka survived! Fasicating history of dogs in the Soviet space program here:
(standard wikipedia accuracy disclaimers apply)
I had to laugh at Bolik who ran away just before her flight.
If the FastMail.FM servers* were located in Europe, or at least Not in the U.S., that would offer an incentive to use the service.
*(they are at NYI in New York City)
Could we move the clocks half an hour and then just leave them alone
... to be sure
... in the new job and putting to together a stupendous hangover!!