cat videos. it's now cat videos, not porn.
everybody watches cat videos. especially grannies. (wink wink)
166 posts • joined 1 Dec 2010
everybody watches cat videos. especially grannies. (wink wink)
RA here, demerger here... pretty soon there's only one headcount and profit
even the simplest DSL router/modem allows you to see what devices are on the net. many can show the ports in use. more sophisticated commercial equipment has more sophisticated tracking.
if the security system/fridge/DongleFromHell is always using port 666, don't let that go outside.
if you always want to check remotely from your smartphone what is going on, that doesn't work. if the device you are thinking about does not have good user-managed security, don't buy it.
if the vendors don't make that information availiable, don't buy it.
if there are hardcoded factory access items you can't disable, don't buy it.
(short version) don't buy iotThingies. they are wide freaking open.
Bubba got a life sentence plus 40 for burning down a business that took his money........
maybe the Conifornians don't read the papers, but there are places where if you don't get heat in the car, you freeze. perhaps they should keep all the damn things in Lotus land.
or, you know, knobs, switches, and sliders. just saying. go full mechanical and promote its safety.
OK, $2.50, but I get my choice of large screens first. final offer.
last use in 2002, I think.
the first mantra was Microsoft on anything. S-80, Apple, 6800, whatever you got that doesn't have acolytes in a sterile room dropping your card deck.
now they're going back.
the slogans change faster in telco.. even years, push decision/access out, odd years, pull it in. took Microsoft 40 years.
and I suspect you have crappy wifi service.
what's the worst that could happen, Pinky and Brain rule the world? even that's not as bad as Trump.
so keep using strings of cuss words, and shift-right one letter every 30 days.
it is now widely known that Siemens is a money pot for any huckster who claims to be a branding specialist.
sorta sounds like a whole bottle of poison pills all of a sudden over there.
your beer may be too strong. certainly too warm. ditch Lucas and get better refrigeration.
imagine, star service in the data-centric west coast states, and Verizon sold it to Frontier (and Frontier can't run their new purchase until end of April.)
folks, that smells like "screw everybody, grab cash and run" to me.
if you would do a little research, you would find Verizon wants to make "temporary reassignments" last months, send more classes of jobs overseas to the lowest cost/usefulness places possible, and they are trying to let the copper side rot so badly they will be allowed to abandon it. as well as big takebacks on health, pension, and job security. so, yeah, it's a strike. VZ will be on emergency repair status only, and limited installs. there will be cut-off ties hanging from splice cases as desk jockeys who push spreadsheets try to fix things they have marginal backup training on.
"can you hear mq290--asfd4ra
-- modem disconnected
month after month, Microsoft has put me through spells of being unable to apply critical security packages, then relenting but trying to sneak their mal-OS into my Win 8.1 machine by another devious path.
I DO NOT WANT IT. I WILL NOT INSTALL IT. GET THAT THROUGH YOUR GODDAMNED FUCKING HEADS!!!
I barely got 8.1 tamed, and now you weasels want full time phone-home spyware unstable SAAS crap OS windows 10 on everything? I have a fire pit. if that slop gets on my machine, it goes in the fire pit, and I get an up to date Mac. the Power eMac doesn't cut it any more.
got it? quit it. QUIT IT !
because that's how it works.
now, if they would can the top two tiers of upper management at IBM, and bring in somebody whose sole purpose in life is not to read from the "Soviet Five Year Planning" resource workbook, but to whistle up and sell products and services, they might turn the ship onto the straight.
away from the circling the drain thing.
if this got used anywhere, else, all your net is pwned.
so many honored companies have just licensed their name, and while there may be winces as the occasional bomblet hits the market and blows a hole, they really don't freaking give a damn. as long as the quarterly checks don't bounce, hey, WonHungLo LLC PTY M-O-U-S-E whatever, let's go for an offsite.
Imation was created when 3M decided they wanted nothing more to do with floppy discs and tape, but wouldn't like seeing residual money from a spinoff. history will show that 3M cleared the warehouse just in the nick of time.
nobody has bothered to paint over the sign on the side of I-694 yet. actually, a bulldozer would be more like it, and could be finished and back on the hauler in an hour. just the kind of thing investment weasels would be pleased to do.
I have plinked around in a number of Office alternatives, Mac and WinSlows.
unless you are doing something like running a dangerous petrochemical synthesis plant from Excel 97 spreadsheets' macros, LibreOffice and the separate Mac suites (foregoing any discussion of Office for Mac, which is usually the Windows offering plus/minus a half major version) will do ya just fine. and there are minor changes, on the order of difference of Windows vs Xwindows.
a day of fumbling, and most users are adept at substitutions.
this will not crash any company.
batshit insane pricing models can.
search on BSOD screensaver
these weasels lock you out of other upgrades when they set the gorilla WNX back in your life. I have been muttering for a few years how Microsoft thinks they own MY machine, MY files, MY preferred setups. now they have proven it. bastards should send me the money I paid for the laptop before they do this crap. at the courthouse, I might very well win with a claim of class-B theft.
"Curious thing is, they were the poster boy on your equipment brochure. The stuff that can't be patched or secured any more. Looks like it caught up to them, and they're in forced liquidation.
"And you still have that equipment installed. About time to consider changing it, don't you think?"
"Uh, like, security means we can't divulge that, you know. You expected anything else?"
and you'd have to do that to really see if your liasons are saved and watched over and over
sneaky little weasels, I have had to pry the GetWinX gouge off my machine three times to get critical updates. and now I have to chase their spyware. hey, Redmond, call Sony and see how that kind of shit works for building reputations.
Noalucatellentaik, or Onalucatellentaik, depending on your preferences.
it really doesn't matter as long as they support the 20-year-old networks.
so, don't make the antennas removeable. folks who want a mesh network around the block will have to scrape a little plastic and use clip leads. BFD.
if you can't use shotguns, then have dancing lasers. CO2 lasers. drop the little buggers outside the fence and have the locals dust them for prints.
what, did the Softies hire a bunch of old Sony IT guys? Win10 is a rootkit
brown in the pot, yellow in the glass, you see
quite likely that means most of those outfits will shutter again. investment trashed.
you haven't heard about it yet because, well, security. and sneaky. once it gets hosted in Belize, the facts will be out.
((and other fairy tales, the likes of which McAfee is never out of))
hard, broke losers "suspend" their campaigns so they can fundraise to pay off the monstrous bills they ran up being losers. if they closed their campaigns with a trail of red ink behind them, the Federal Election Commission would sic the lawyers on their dessicated wisps, demanding payments and reports of why they didn't file reports, and all the truck that follows hiring losers to manage their losingness.
but Perry and Walker are still, in life, losers.
the folks who give money to dead-meat losers, that's a special kind of loser. and hey, guys, I can harness the sun and enrich your sex life for half that price with my special power of "meh," send some over here....
hey, you. the gatekeeper. we don't hate you. much. what we hate are the singing, dancing, sparking and screaming autoplay ads that go full screen when we mouse down to shut them off.
hate that crap like we never hated anything before.
so we don't get to see your news stories unless we allow that nonsense? hey, son, fixed it. deleted your URL from favorites. not subscribing. you are as dead to me as Pets.com.
in conclusion, with millions or billions of other netizens... die, bastard, die.
first test... can a F-35 take some 50-cal fire on an overhead pass? like about 3 nests worth?
the Hog can just ease over, latch down the firing button, and go back on course.
and there y'go
and one irritating day I whacked the carraige return of that Royal 400, and the unbreakable handle, guaranteed, skittered all the way over to the other end of the room. so jfjfjfjfjfjfjf yo'Momma.
it had white-out ribbon on it, and a special backspace key that went back, placed the white-out ribbon down, and let you type your one character correctly, blocking out the old oops.
I presume also never used a Mag Card Selectric, which was perhaps the earliest stored program typewriter that didn't require a supercooled machine room of computers.
and there is a reason they can't pull it out of the spiral. offline storage ain't cool.
which is why every barnacle on the shark drives them batshit insane.
it ain't NT 3.51, but it works. except occasionally you have to pop the battery out because it won't shut down. and occasionally won't really start after you log in, and you have to pop the battery out.
come to thing of it, it's cranky as hell and makes me want Windows 98 again.
the last beta release is always the first general release. which means the last of the beta bugs will the first of the public bugs.
and eventually when they run the first general patch, something they surprisingly don't do in beta, guess what? there be dragons here.
I have seen that so many times since I started dealing with these infernal machines in 1980 that it's no surprise at all.
I have a friend who is no nerd in any way, whose computer came up this morning on Windows 10. "I can't find anything!"
so, if you don't have things off the desktop and findable through standard Windows trickery, either do it or search on "remove gwx.exe" and do the conversion on your own time, after all the shrieks and eeks are over, and the upgrade path is well known. there's a year to update for free.
so they should take themselves off the net immediately if they're serious about this, they'll never get back on.
VZ is disseminating.. if a fiber cut took out their 911 wireless capability, they had both primary and redundant communications in the same fiber duct. even for 911, the cost and complexity of engineering full redundant alternate path communications, in which nothing in the stream at all is ever within a shovel cut of any other part of the primary path, means it isn't done.
911 centers connect to 911 routing services, which are connected to phone companies, which you connect to when you grab the phone. to cut costs, increasingly, the routing services are contracted out to whomever. whomevers are not required to be as robust as phone companies.
you know, the old finger-pointing exercise that has been endemic in IT forever. "oh, no, the issue is over there with BlatherCo." "well, actually, you need to talk to VitaHost."
how much of the crudware resident on corporate PCs ends up in Enterprise, and how many apps in Enterprise evolved over in PC, that is. "uhhh, it appears the core middleware in our disk hives came from PC, and they got the developers. we're in countdown to a fatal exception here."
I'm glad I'm miles away from a front row seat these days.