Another set of idiots who think the web / cloud/ net is safe & secure. Dedicated lines worked fine for decades. Remember, fools, a net and a web are a bunch of holes held together by string and a cloud is a bunch of air held together by water.
177 posts • joined 23 Sep 2010
Gotta love Microsoft and its "security" specs.
And these are the goof the US expects to protect us frum dem dare furriners? They can't even find contraband during inspections. Unless it's a 16 ounce bottle of shampoo in your carry-on.
But it will create thousands of security service jobs because everyone know a cloud is just a bunch holes held together by water vapor.
Finally. A judge who agrees the US government is and has been actively violating the US Constitution with illegal search and seizure. I wonder if this ruling can be applied to the goofs at the TSA?
Wouldn't it be safer and cheaper to go back to dedicated networks? They got us to the moon and beyond. They're what IBM & AT&T were built on. Prudential and Met grew to megalithic insurers on them. And they aren't open for all the world to see.
Get ready to kiss all your sensitive, proprietary, confidential data goodbye. Remember, a cloud is just a bunch of holes held together by water vapor. Real secure, that.
Note: What are undersea cables made of? Copper wires surrounded by multiple layers of armor and waterproofing. So why does we get molasses speeds in the US when the data rushes along copper from Blighty and other countries?
Sounds like thesame deal Valentine Industries had in "Kingsman".
Not at all surprised. The only real reason speeds are what they are is because the ISP want to charge thru the nose for something that can be adjusted by turning a knob or pushing a button. Fiber isn't really faster than copper. Electricity flows at an appreciable fraction of the speed of light to begin with. And keep in mind that Google Fiber still gets its signals over copper.
Really, Cortana, this is my computer.
Okay, Microsoft, you have my electrocardiogram. Now will you let me activate Windows?
This new tablet camera is just a little to big to be mobile.
This is an example of two things. First, how paranoid the US government has become. Second, how the young folk of today don't give a damn about others. When I was growing up, the big thing was radio controlled model airplanes. And, yes, the could carry still and movie cameras. However, you seldom if ever heard of some snot nosed shit trying to buzz an airport. That just wasn't done.
Finally! I got Windows 10 to look decent.
I don't know what else to do to get my insider build to activate.
How is doing this supposed to help my internet speed?
How much longer before your Viagra refill gets here?
You do realize this is actually a trick picture from a carnival house.
Re: Patching tuesday - the new peril
Here are links that REALLY tell you exactly what this KBs do:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3083710 Still don't know this POS does, but it hits a TON of apps. Maybe someone at the windows community will know.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2952664 This one failed to install on my PC. YIPPEE!!
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3035583 NOT on my PC, mate.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2999226 This appears to be a Win10 update so Win8 and Win7 app will run.
To find other KBs, copy the URL and insert the KB number after the last /.
To get rid of these pests if already installed, go to control panel>programs and features> installed updates.
Be alert for KB3035583. This is the illegitimate offspring of an inebriated cocotte that will load the upgrade app onto your computer. If you find it, check updates history, immediately remove it.
I won't rant about the idiots who trust the internet on this one.
Gotta love software vendors. Unlike automobiles, motorcycles, televisions, appliances, etc, if you need service for a 1914 Baker, you can still get the parts. Not so with software or computers over three years old.
Gotta love software vendors. Unlike automobiles, motorcycles, televisions, appliances, etc, if you service for a 1914 Baker, you can still get the parts.
Leave it to the idiots to put critical apps out on the internet. It's not called the web or net for nothing. Both are just a bunch of holes held together with some string.
I was part of the Insider Preview. If you LOVE tablets, you'll love Win10. If you LOVE Lumia phones, you'll love Win10. If you want to get serious work done, don't won't your computer sending data to Redmond all the time, and want an easy to navigate OS, you'll hate Win10.
I have lost pass, I mean LastPass, at work. The only reason I do is because Chrome & Firefox won't play together nicely. I can't stand Chrome but that was the standard. I've switched to Firefox but I need LastPass to get my passwords from Chrome to Firefox. Once that's done, so is LastPass.
OH YEAH! Let's put everything on the cloud. It's safe. It's secure. It's always available. Bull puppies!
As I've said for quite a while, if the ISPs wanted to give true high speed access they could do it tomorrow without any new pipes. Why? How do you think all that data gets to Google et al's fibre? By magic? Nope. Plain old copper.
Another billion dollars wasted by Uncle Sam. With umpteen million employees you'd think Sam would have someone who was smart enough to install Norton or Avast or the like. Too bad they're not smart enough to take ALL private, confidential, secret, or personal data off the internet and distribute it over dedicate lines as they used to do. And anyone who's ever been around spiders or NatGeo knows just how holey a net and web are.
I've been saying since "the cloud" was first foisted onto the unsuspecting that any one who decided to put sensitive, critical, irreplaceable or proprietary data on the web was an idiot and deserved any losses suffered. Remember, it's called the "web" or"net" NOT the vault or safe.
If you read the numerous forums, especially the Insider Forum, you'll see there are 6 or 8 places where you have to manually set the option to no. And these places are no located in one section. They're scattered all over. Nope, MS isn't slurping. It's frickin' guzzling!
What I don't understand is why, other than greed, the speed the telcos deliver is so much less than cable or fibre. The main pipes in the 'net are copper, not fibre or cable. Bell Labs developed a GaAs based modem in mid 60s that was capable of 500 - 600 Mbps+ over copper but it was never put into the market. Curiouser and curiouser.
One moment...There's a problem with God chip in this device.
Is anyone really surprised by that title? Computing is controlled by the bean counters and Wall St. So what if the dta can be more secure, that costs money. The same reason they left dedicated lines and put EVERYTHING on the 'net. And everyone knows what a net looks like.
Now I know why I have opposable thumbs.
The internet is a ssecure as a screendoor
Yes, let's store confidential and proprietary information on the internet. It's perfectly safe. No one will ever get into our datastores. Yeah, and dehydrated water is great for survivalists. Idiots.
Hell, I can't even get the damnedable POS to let me access my computer's setup or BIOS screen. And NOW it won't let me revert to Win 7.
Just one more bit of proof that relying on the internet and / or wireless apps is something for chumps, dupes, and fools.
So, why don't we all download the file he needs and send it to him?
Re: Whilst I do not disagree with the criticisms of the privacy issues regarding Win 10............
You don't go to prison for disclosing sensitive data. Hells-bells, just read army-technology, naval-technology, air-technology, AP, Reuters or any other web site. The US trips over itself to make sure sensitive information about its weapons and disposition of forces is spread across every media outlet it can find.
It's really sad that a process in use for years in the Arabian peninsula isn't used because of dollars. One would think the fools in charge would look at what's being done over there and decide it's a piece of cake. FUD on a national scale, it seems.
Who was the idiot that decided it would be cute to use the internet in a car? If any one gets pinged by this, I hope they take Chrysler and especially the idiot who had this great idea, for all they got.
Who was the idiot who decided to even allow the vehicle systems to have outside access via radio? He/she/idiot should be held personally liable for any damages. I cannot believe the idiocy of engineers any more.
Norton Borking? Or is it PEBCAK?
I have NIS for Win 10 Beta and NU 16 running on my one pc. NIS is purring along. For NU, I had to load the most recent AMD chipset & video drivers. Not a problem there. Must be PEBCAK.
My heart bleeds, Linus. Why don't you have a dedicated email server? Oh, wait. That would cost money.
More idiocy courtesy the bean counters
Maybe these companies and organizations would learn how unsafe, insecure, and porous the internet is by now. Maybe a few super class action lawsuits against them would get them to go something more secure. Say, dedicated private networks that used to be the norm? Or telephones? Or yelling out a window?
It would help if Congress would return the SSN to its original intent in the original law - to identify beneficiaries social security benefits. Not for everything under the sun.
Win 10 10130 not that bad
I've been using build 10130 since it was released and it's a damned sight better than 10072. MS still has serious problems getting the updates/upgrade to download & install properly (as of July 6). My biggest complaints are 1) all the clutter and garbage on the desktop, 2) scroll bars disappear unless you repeatedly hover over them, and 3) the Start menu is a picture of confusion and where's Waldo? Once you get past that, I've had no problems. I'm not worried (yet) that the built in mail client doesn't work nor that the Windows Store won't download anything. But like every MS OP since Windows 1 there is still way too much crapware built into the OS with no way to determine if any of it is needed.
Computer needed to off the engine? Get Real
I agree with Jamesit. The only connection there should be between the ignition switch and a cars computer is a circuitbreaker or resister to keep the computer from being fried by a power surge. The ignition switch should simply be that, a switch. Nothing else. Turn the key to on and the power is turned on. Turn the key to off, all the power is turned off.
Re: My solution:
Shoulda bought a K-Whopper.
About the only cars not full of computers are from India and North Korea.
But the Tesla is bigger and probably more comfortable to boot. Give GM 2 - 3 years and they'll say 'leccy cars are a bust, just like their last one.
I don't believe it. An enterprise that's taken a realistic and sensible approach to using the "cloud". Any who can read should know the cloud is about as safe as a virgin in a whorehouse.
Let's go the cloud! Where the eastern wind will blow away your data
You'd think people would realize by now the internet (cloud) is about as secure as a screen door in Ferguson. I'd like someone to tell me when the old dedicated lines that were the norm before the bean counters got in the way were hacked? Hell's Bell, the US electric companies used to use their power lines for voice and data transfer.