* Posts by theodore

2684 posts • joined 18 Sep 2009

Microsoft: This Windows 10 build has 'NO significant known issues'

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WTF?

I must have been asleep...

What happened to Windows 9?

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Re: Hallelujah - File Explorer's file path limit is not 256 any more !

God! I've done that, and I'm a techie.

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Re: Jumping to an app starting with a specific letter.

Duh!

That's because the binary is named MSPAINT.EXE, so try looking under 'M'.

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UH OH: Windows 10 will share your Wi-Fi key with your friends' friends

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Oh, but it was.

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Re: Off

setting up a RADIUS server isn't too time consuming or difficult, but for me, the time consuming/difficult part has been integration with LDAP..

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With Hobbit and LoTR in the can, Trolls no longer welcome in New Zealand

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Re: What's the definition of serious emotional distress?

You're lucky, I get it just by seeing religious stations' call letters scroll by when I'm changing channels.

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World+dog will soon watch 'at least 200 pr0n vids a year'

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Re: Adverts

What adverts? All I get is 30 seconds of the status indicator moving from 00:00 to 00:30, and then the porn starts.

Also, I typically watch (more or less) porn all day long on my tablet, because I can, although I do have to mute it when I get a phonecall.

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Re: Only 200?

I most certainly am.

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Script-blocker NoScript lets in ANYTHING from googleapis.com

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Re: Ah, so I'm not paranoid after all

Same here. When I install it, the first thing I do is clear the whitelist.

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Samsung/Cheil merger goes on: Soz Elliot, not this time, says court

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Re: knobs

Or, "if you think you're going to lose money, you'd better sell now".

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Audit finds new flaw at US Office of Personnel Management

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Only 18 million?

I appreciate understatement, but that takes the cake.

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The Great Windows Server 2003 migration: How to plan your trip

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Re: Ok...

You missed the part about having to have active support.

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Ofcom: We need 5G spectrum planning for the future’s ultramobes

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we had 2g, then we had 3g

Now we have LTE, not 4g. Can someone remind me, again, why its called LTE.

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Smart meters set to cost Blighty as much as replacing Trident

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Re: Internet of Anything - Hackety Hack

I think you'll find that when the number of installations where this is true crosses a threshold, they'll stop paying you for electricity.

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VMware, Microsoft in virtualised Exchange blog battle

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Does Microsoft's scheduler still only trigger once per minute? This might have something to do with it.

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Q: What's black and white and read all over? A: E-reader displays

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I have a Nook HD, and l as a reader, my only complaint is its weight. I flashed it with Cyanogen, and am content.

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Google helps Brit crims polish their image – but what about the innocent

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Perhaps parents should teach their children to think. I know that mine tried.

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Layoff-happy Capita charges staff to use cutlery in canteens

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Re: Ah, health and safety

Or decapitatated her boss with a spoon

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GM's cheaper-than-Tesla 'leccy car tested at batt-powered data centre

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80% left?

Does this mean that GM charges 80% less for replacement batteries?

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That shot you heard? SSLv3 is now DEAD

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re: Meerkatjie

Sorry, I read that as 'passed a GCHQ equivalent'.

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Apple pulls Civil War games in Confederate flag takedown

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Oh God, no more Lynrd Skynrd? Or is that Lynrd Skinhead?

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FAIL

Apples offend me, Tim Cook.

Let's see you squirm your way out of this one.

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We need to know about the Internet of Things, say US Senators

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Re: Wide open

Don't think of it as health data, think of it as an indicator of excitement for your products.

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BT hit by data centre fire: Some ISPs just love watching the net BURN

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Data centers (in my experience) don't allow customer supplied UPSes. If you want UPS power, it is available and it costs extra.

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Whoops, there goes my data! Hold onto your privates in the Dropbox era

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It's easier than you think.

Unless your accounting group is using a similar service, they can simply not approve any payments on your corporate cards, and reject any reimbursements for payments made for these services on personal cards. If you do that, you'll never be more than 45 days into its existence when you find out about it.

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10 things you need to avoid SNAFUs in your data centre

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Probably 20MB...

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Copy Data Management: What it is and why you might need it

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Just remember that if you are governed by the PCI DSS (and probably HIPAA, SOX, etc.), you can't use production data for anything else, so no cloning your DB servers for use in staging, cert, dev, reporting, etc.

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Privacy advocates descend on proposed domain name change

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um...

I agree, but only if there is a unescapable, untimately-terminal penalty for not forwarding the messages to the registered owner of the domain, and only if there is a similar penalty for the owner ignoring the messages.

On the other hand, if your domain is a .com, ...

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Samsung caught disabling Windows Update to run its own bloatware

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Re: There is a problem though!

Did you already install the 'important' update to your non-domain windows 7 machines so that they can start nagging you to upgrade to windows 8.1/windows 10?

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Understanding the network energy efficiency challenge

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You don't trust the telcos

And I don't trust my neighbors. Hell, I don' trust the people in this house (when it comes to technology.)

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Guy puts 1990s MacOS 7 on an Apple Watch – without jailbreaking it

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Other than the IO challenge

Is the iWatch more powerful than a 20-year old Mac?

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GCHQ: Security software? We'll soon see about THAT

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Re: "spooks reverse-engineered software products in order to obtain intel"

Well played.

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Microsoft sez soz over Windows 10 'freebie' balls-up

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It's possible that...

Simple answers are usually wrong.

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Uber app will soon maybe track you 24/7, cry privacy warriors

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Is this part of their plan to protect passengers from drivers? As someone above wrote, this is an application that allows you to summon a driver, who will take you somewhere. I'm sure that Uber would really like to keep tabs on their customers' locations so they can know that they weren't killed on the way.

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So what are you doing about your legacy MS 16-bit applications?

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One thing that you hinted at, but did not come out and say is that the install, save, test, update, save test practice also works VERY WELL for current applications/OS updates as well.

When I update one-off servers, I do the same thing.

1) disable access

2) shut down

3) snapshot

4) power on

5) install/upgrade

6) restart

7) test

8) enable access

If it fails, I can revert to the snapshot and try again. If it doesn't work a 2nd time, I can clone the snapshot somewhere isolated before reverting and reenabling access. I now have a copy that I can work on or even allow the vendor into (but this requires a little more work) to resolve the issue.

Normally I'd suggest that this is the wrong way to do it, but some service contracts are from 8am-8pm and maintenance windows are never before 10pm...

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Tim Worstall dances to victory over resources scaremongerers

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Is he dancing a jig because some university somewhere has come up with a really, really cheap way to extract metals from waste byproducts?

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THIS TIME we really are ALL DOOMED, famous doomsayer prof says

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Majikthise and Vroomfondel

Is this where Mr. Adams got his idea?

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US is the world's botnet mothership, says Level 3

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Yes, but that would require actual knowledge.

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ITU: we'll have 5G standards ready by 2020

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WTF?

So, LTE was a lie?

see above.

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Why is it that women are consistently paid less than men?

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Just for a moment...

I wondered what Sara Bee would say about this article...

[edit] I guess I just have a masochistic streak in me.

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Stealing secret crypto-keys from PCs using leaked radio emissions

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Re: Note the *low* frequencies they are talking about.

I assumed that the clandestine acquisition of the key, from your memory via RF snooping, would allow attackers to decrypt the data that they already copied from your system.

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UK.gov loses crucial battle in home-taping war with musicians

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Re: What would they put a levy on?

That's the way it is in the U.S.

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OK, forget DNS for a sec. Why not shift IP addresses and protocols away from Uncle Sam?

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Re: ICANNT BELIEVE THEY PAY US FOR THIS

50% of the cost of using 8.8.8.8 with a fallback of 8.8.4.4

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California über alles? Is MEP Reda flushing Euro copyright tradition down the pan?

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Re: The Anglo-American tradition...focuses on a time-limited property

I think you mean 'time limited until the current time limit expires, at which point we extend it even more.'

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CISOs' newest fear? Criminals with a big data strategy

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Stop

comments like this...

"Even the idea that any decent sized firm has a plausible list of all the systems they rely upon was met with a mixture of laughter and scorn."

Bullshit. This just means that you aren't employing the right people, or if you are, they are overworked. Any network administrator worth their salt can tell you every device on the network, when they're used, where they connect, and what's running there. For example, if your developers start running production code in their lab, your network administrators should know about it, ...AND... have the power to get it relocated to a proper system and location.

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US FINNISHes Nokia-AlcaLu acquisition waiting period

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How do you say Bell Labs in Finnish?

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It's OK – this was an entirely NEW type of cockup, says RBS

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Re: Oh yes it is

Don't tell them that, they ALREADY have your money.

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All-flash array reports aren't all about all-flash arrays, rages Gartner

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Re: Easy

What? Running around in circles playing with their balls?

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Sprint: Net neutrality means we can't stamp out download hogs

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Bu****it!

"The FCC made the decision in a divided ruling with commissioner Ajit Pai filing an objection claiming the rulings are only being handed down retroactively and carriers could not take measures to avoid fines."

Wrong. The rules weren't there in the first place because Webster's Dictionary defines unlimited as:

adjective un·lim·it·ed \-ˈli-mə-təd\

: without any limits or restrictions

: not limited in number or amount

Full Definition of UNLIMITED

1: lacking any controls : unrestricted <unlimited access>

2: boundless, infinite <unlimited possibilities>

3: not bounded by exceptions : undefined <the unlimited and unconditional surrender of the enemy — Sir Winston Churchill>

— un·lim·it·ed·ly adverb

Examples of UNLIMITED

Membership gives you unlimited access to the facilities.

This ticket is good for unlimited travel on all trains.

This plan allows you to make an unlimited number of phone calls to anywhere in the U.S.

Her funds seem to be unlimited.

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Canadian government websites hosed, Anonymous takes credit

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Some blackberries?

Why are Anonymous attacking only some of the farmers?

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