232 posts • joined 24 Nov 2009
running the workarounds you've implemented when you found out you were vulnerable
History suggests that many still don't know, and probably won't realize even when they get the patch (which they will ignore). There are too many underskilled/overworked/alienated to the point of not caring sysadmins out there to ensure that this issue will not be fixed quickly.
Re: "As of now, if a new vulnerability is written"
It's all there in the EULA:
Since when did a contract trump the law? I didn't think you could sign away your consumer rights, let alone wave them away by opening a CD, or clicking on a dialog box.
(However I suspect Microsoft's lawyers are bigger and better paid than "IANAL" me.)
Bit torrent is your friend.
I'm sure the patches that MS are providing to their corporate paying customers will soon start appearing on TPB!! So nothing to worry about, eh??
(Yes, this is a joke, but I bet something purporting to be these will appear, and I further bet large numbers of numpties will download them too).
Re: Theft of windows 8 code
"And nothing of value was lost."
Re: Leading with Windows tablets again
And HP, like MS, seem to have installed the distortion field the wrong way round too.
"Sangria-drinking donkey-tossers" is the accepted UKIP designation for our Iberian chums I believe.
Just shows it could happen to anyone
Thanks for sharing that, I think - I will now spend all weekend thinking about our security & backup procedures ;-)
...For some reason the quotation from Full Metal Jacket comes to mind:
Animal Mother: Better you than me.
So HP's defense is they didn't know Autonomy were selling HP kit?
I wouldn't be surprised if some of HP's executives didn't know that HP sold HP kit!
Re: Administrators fees?
Their fees come out of the "£4.8m ... coughed to secured creditors" AIUI. Insolvency is a nasty business, but some people make money out of it.
The Oxygene of publicity...
JMJ - another struggling musician who's living in poverty due to music piracy.
Re: Save billions on marketing
Trey Parker as the new CEO perhaps? About the only way they can get any more laughs....
(Note lack of "Joke Alert" icon.)
A very accurate sales figure there!
Re: 3% is all you need to swing a bunch of marginal seats and win an election....
Yes, if they all vote the same way. Which they won't.
Re: Too little, too late?
Frankly if they even charged a modest fee for support of XP until 2015 many people would be happy to pay.
Re: Microsofties at their *best*
IBM in the 60s used to call them "unexpected features" IIRC.
That's got a ring to it!
Re: Well, that has never been said before
Freudian slip - I read that as "niffy".
"Why don't they just disconnect the data cables to the dark internet?"
Can we the MLP saddos involved in a three way fight? If so, the popcorn industry would benefit!
"...multi-trillion dollar liabilities at the hands of the Indian government"?
If it's anything like the action taken against Union Carbide after the Bhopal disaster, MS won't be worried in the slightest.
"...infrastructure that scales"
...the bugs scale too, apparently.
Re: 30% seems high to me
FWIW I have 5 DAB radios at home (mostly rechargeable, which gets round much of the battery issues) and one in the car (a second-hand Focus, to preempt the conclusion-jumping). Admittedly I do live in a very good signal area, but overall I wouldn't want to go back to FM.
Has various examples of this, for example https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0e9fZ0242Y
@JDX "Where do you get that number from, did you just make it up to look cool?"
Latest number in Wikipedia, since you asked so nicely.
3 years after going on sale a share of about 3% is a pretty poor success in my book.
Re: Hershey's chocolate
"or 5.1 Snickers-but-when-I-was-young-it-was-called-Marathon"
If you really want an "S" that gets the old fart brigade going, how about "Spangels"?
"Maybe the new guy will start listening to the customer..."
Don't hold your breath. Ballmer has surrounded himself with yes--men and they will decide (in most part) who his successor is. The best days of Microsoft are behind them.
You get downvoted for mentioning Radio 4 now?? The R2 fanbois are out in force I see ;-)
Upvoted for the last line!
Re: PC World...
...where they can add beans for extra security!
Bloatware (@spiny norman)
One of the advantages Apple have in being the monopoly hardware supplier is no bloatware and hence consistency. I often think this is underrated as one of the factors that make their users loyal.
Re: Spotting a clone
Or buy a *decent* smaller USB charger, like this - https://www.themu.co.uk/
At least one case seems to be down to a fake charger:
"The iPad will be marginalised..."
"...by Android devices. Meanwhile, Win8 devices are hoping to compete with Blackberry tablets."
Or is making hilarious claims the only way MS can think of to get publicity these days?
Re: It's a fashion statement
HTML5 may provide convergence between the app and the web site you refer to.
The new "Nintendo Effect"....
Admirals wanting the weapons they played with on their games consoles. I guess it's one way to use up the bloated budget.
Re: Rather than consult one expert,
A classic "truthiness" post (sounds clever, but is just plain wrong). The question is one of the use of two words, particularly in popular culture, so the "experts" are indeed, the masses, statistically analysed as here. IMO.
Re: I see more and more tourists around London capturing the sights with tablets
You "accidentally walk into them" and complain that they are inconsiderate?? Pot/kettle mate.
@Ole Juul - if so, your comment should get as many, if nor more, downvotes I think.
I wonder if Eadon realises that his predictable mentalist ramblings are probably having the opposite effect in terms of promoting Linux, rather like the creepy fanatics who stop you in the street promoting their religious views.
So you're saying Eadon is some king of "hooker for Linux"?
Re: Windows 8 not helping
Funnily though a lot of people who say their friends or parents didnt like it never actually took the time to let the people try it they just told them it was bad and moved on.
So it's not Microsoft's fault, it's down to their customers not trying hard enough??
Re: "popular app Notepad"
It was popular because all we had was edlin before that, if for no other reason.
Where's the IT angle...
...in a phone only "used for TALKING to people"?
Bet I'm an older fart than you too! ;-)
Phone OS wars is now even more stupid than OS wars ever was. Up and down-votes for any sort of opinion (regardless of any argument) are the Pavlovian response of the adherents of each camp.
Still, it goes a long way to paying for this site!
Re: ISS has over 140 laptops on board, around 80 of which are working at any one time,
No, that's your tax-dollars at work!
TISWAS. Was the dog's danglies.
@mmeier - plus the kids won't want to use a Win8 slab anyway!
Re: Call me paranoid
And there was me thinking this was too obvious clickbait to generate much from the fan_whatevers.