* Posts by zen1

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Mark Zuckerberg and the $3bn cash fling: He's not your father's tech kingpin

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First of all, three billion won't make a dent. Secondly, he's an idiot with money.

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Official: Windows 10 has hit the 400 million device mark

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Re: "Windows 10 has hit the 400 million device mark"

the 400 million horsemen of the apocalypse

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it's not FUD. You may or may not remember a promise that MS made to us, as users, a long time ago, which was roughly to the effect of: We value your privacy and will work to ensure that is protected. Over the years they've done a complete 180 and they're forcing us to an OS that's nothing more than a user metrics gathering device. They force an OS on me then they make significant changes without full disclosure or my consent. Then if I have a question or attempt to contact them because one of their patches fouled up my machine, I have no recourse other than to pay for crap support that normally can't fix my problems to my satisfaction.

You may be comfortable with Microsoft's mediocrity and falling quality or be perfectly fine with them selling your info to whomever is willing to shell out the money for it, but I am not. And if it weren't for the fact that this one machine has to be fit with 10, so I can provide support to my customers, I'd kick it to the curb. It's not worth the aggravation and quite frankly I don't have the desire or the time to piss away on fixing something that THEY fucked up.

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Re: Windows 10? So What?

I've used just about every OS microsoft has deployed since DOS 2.1, except MS-BOB and ME and I have to say that this one sucks the most. Plus, I was even less pro windows 10 once I received kb3185614. Once that sucker was pushed to my machine, I lost the ability to map any shared drives. The only way for me to recover was to remove that "fix" and disable automatic updates, because every time I rebooted, it took me 30 minutes or so to undo the damage it caused.

So, while you are certainly entitled to your opinion, I can't say I agree with your glowing approval and would very much love to punch MS's CEO and the pinhead manager/director in charge of this piss poor excuse for an operating system.

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Google-funded group mad that US Copyright Office hasn't abolished copyright yet

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Google has a problem with copyrights because other people are making money from something and they aren't.

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Seagate sued by its own staff for leaking personal info to identity thieves

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Over my career, I've know of only one universal truth:

A company's security is only as good as it's most retarded user. And while the upper management & HR types target all security policies and procedures for the worker bees, in the trenches, fact is, some of the most prolific offenders are those in the upper echelon.

I don't know how many times I've been approached by an executive, demanding unrestricted access to the internet, and much to my boss's dismay, I will drag my feet and attempt to explain why this always isn't the best idea. When doesn't work, which for most of the higher grade folks doesn't, I explain how the corporate network isn't a democracy, especially in our line of business. They charged my department safeguarding the information, our equipment and our user community, which is a responsibility I take extremely seriously and very personally. And after getting caught up in the US government's OPM debacle, I've come to the conclusion that I would rather be fired by an executive for being a hard ass than being too lax and irresponsible.

So, when I hear about unfortunate situations like this, it makes me furious that the corporation attempts to shirk all responsibility and liability. At the very minimum they should pay for several years of credit record and identity fraud detection. Then they should help minimize the liability to any employees who've been victimized by identity fraud.

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Petulant Facebook claims it can't tell the difference between child abuse and war photography

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@ JeffyPoooh Re: "Policy is hard."

This has been my biggest complaint about cookie cutter rules and policies. The sad part about FB & Google's AI is that it struggles with context. We see a historical record of a terrible event, from the 60's. The social media filters see a black and white photo of a naked child. While I understand the why's I am still rather stunned that FB nailed a high profile individual and after it was brought to their attention, they didn't even bother to apologize.

This is one of the reasons I loath FB. It's basically gotten too big for its britches.

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Bungling Microsoft singlehandedly proves that golden backdoor keys are a terrible idea

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face palm..

Microsoft: The Hillary Clinton of the IT industry...

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Yahoo! She said yes. Verizon confirms $4.8bn acquisition

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Uhhh....

Isn't Yahoo also in bed with AT&T? Because I know they had a lot of integrated stuff with their DSL subscriptions...

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Free Windows 10 upgrade: Time is running out – should you do it?

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Re: am i the only one resisting this

Microsoft can go fornicate themselves.

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Windows 10 a failure by Microsoft's own metric – it won't hit one billion devices by mid-2018

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@ CompUser Re: Pulling dick moves has historically worked really well for Apple.

"Apple makes most of its money from its hardware sales."

Wrong. Apple makes most of their money from iTunes sales and fees.

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Re: Pulling dick moves has historically worked really well for Apple.

No user replaceable battery.

No user upgradable memory.

High probably of bricking iphones when new IOS comes out, yes, every upgrade since I've had either my ipad or my company iPhone has caused them to be bricked.

Obnoxiously expensive equipment.

Hiring suppliers who thoroughly abuse their employees.

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Re: Pulling dick moves has historically worked really well for Apple.

Back in the days of //e's, //c's, GS's and very early gen mac's, apple was charged a number of times, because they fought tooth and nail to keep all "clones" out of the US. Apricot comes to mind as they had some amazing apple compatible hardware, as well as complete systems capable of running DOS 3.3 and ProDOS. But then there was the huge power transfer at Apple and Jobs was out and Skulley was made head cheese.

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Behold the ROBOT RECTUM... medics' relief

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hmmm nobody has really jumped into the gutter yet, but with the right engineering, this could make one hell of a splash in the adult industry... iButtz (tm) (c) (sm)... I can see it now in giant neon lights.

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Re: A robot arsehole for only £10K?

But wouldn't that require a refit to this equipment to fit the average sized human cranium.

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Re: Truly dreadful

Genius... pure diabolical genius!

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Isis crisis: Facebook makes Bristol lass an unperson

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I just wanted to mention that Zuck is an idiot.

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Judge rules FBI can hack any time, any, place, anywhere

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ugh

Between this, the NSA garbage and all of the election travesties, the fools in Washington DC are simply out of control. This country needs a reality check and a complete reset.

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Thunder struck: Apple kills off display line

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Re: "Cupertino idiot tax racket"

Yeah, that one caught my eye, too. Stunning analogy!

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The Microsoft-LinkedIn hookup will be the END of DAYS, I tell you

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Re: Good, it was time for LinkedIn to die already

Hopefully Microsoft will take aim at facebook then?

Oh I know... not going to happen, but a kid, who would love to short both at the same time, can always dream

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Re: Next purchase?

I think we're fairly safe there... first update to a terminator would have it walking around in circles, before its head explodes.

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Re: I've worked out my way to quit IT and become a millionaire....

""you're all paranoid !!!!!!!1" said the poster AKA "people's poet"

Who told you?!?!?!

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fuck this... closing my li account now! stupid Microsoft... this is why we can't have anything nice anymore.

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Now Google backs everyone's favorite trade pact: The TPP

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An open apology to the rest of the world.

I know I don't speak for all of my countrymen & women, but, on behalf of those who may agree with me, I'd really like to apologize for the two presumptive candidates. If it were up to me, I'd call a do-over, because neither one has the skills or the temperament to be the leaders of the US.

Yes, I will concede that my country has its problems, and we are working on them, so I ask for your patience and understanding while we try to get our crap together.

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Time Warner Cable, you've 'earned your miserable reputation' – NY Attorney General

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face palm

not just limited to new york!

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Mark Zuckerberg's Twitter and Pinterest password was 'dadada'

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I'm sorry, but...

I wouldn't be able to forgive myself if I didn't respond with the following:

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Thank you for allowing me to get that off my chest. Carry on,

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'Windows 10 nagware: You can't click X. Make a date OR ELSE'

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Dear Microsoft...

While I don't presume toll m speak for others, with respect to my equipment, you can suck it. I'm not upgrading ANYTHING to Windows X. It sucks, it's horrid, it's not intuitive, it's noisy, it's clunky and its invasive. The only way I'd even remotely consider it is under the following conditions:

1) Implementation of the full Aero UI

2) Stop recording my shit, this includes mouse clicks, keyboard responses, search results, cookies, etc. Just stop!

3) Do NOT change anything to what you think is better than the way I have it configured. It may not be the most efficient way, but it works in a way that's predictable to me.

4) Do NOT assume that I want to participate in any cloud based or "as a service" offering. It's still my hardware and my data, you have to right to redirect it.

5) Revamp your entire support site! It sucks and I'm tired of having to dig to find some error code, only to get redirected to a page promoting windows 10.

Meet these 5 demands and I'll consider it. But I'll tell ya, the jackass who took the reins after Balmer has made my decision to ditch all things MS pretty easy.

On a side note: Tim Cook should really consider awarding Nadella salesman of the decade, for Apple...

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Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform? It's an uphill battle, warns key partner

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"Infragistics"? Are they just making this shit up as they go?

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Samsung: Don't install Windows 10. REALLY

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@ The Original Steve: Re: If proof is needed...

"Seriously? So the worlds most popular desktop operating system"

Winner by default shouldn't count. I know hundreds of people who would probably put any microsoft OS as their third choice, or only if by gunpoint.

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@ m0rt: Re: If proof is needed...

More like: Microsoft et. al - plaintiffs

1) Courts exhibit A, Windows 10 anything

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US computer-science classes churn out cut-n-paste slackers – and yes, that's a bad thing

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And this is supposed to surprise anybody?

They did the same damn thing with MSCE, Novell CNA/CNE's and Cisco CCNA/CCNE/CCIE's. If the educational system can make a buck pandering to someones dream of a life in computer science, they will all day long.

They crank out paper Certified (insert newest fad here) graduates every single day. And while a percentage might be able to do the job, the fact of the matter is, the majority prove only that they're capable of taking test well, rather than applying that knowledge in the real world.

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Airbus to build plane that's even uglier than the A380

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Re: "Oh, and F4 Phantom FTW for modern."

Thrust over aerodynamics prize has to go to the f-104...

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Re: I'm torn between..

Whenever I visit my relatives in Dayton, I ALWAYS stop by Wright-Patt, to see the xb-70. I'm torn between it and the SR-71, but I remember sitting on the front tire of the 70, when they still parked it outside. Man that was humbling! Not as big as the Antonov but still a large aircraft, and I struggle to imagine that thing flying at speed and can't imagine what it would be like to fly in such an amazing plane.

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CSC grabs pistol, plays employment paintball with P45s

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Re: Leaving CSC was the best thing I did

I agree, I was there for a few years, too. And with backward I would also recommend: abusive, unethical and criminal, in some cases. If someone asked me I would discourage anybody from ever working for or doing business with CSC, because they will screw anybody and everybody to make a quick buck.

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'Knucklehead' Kansas bloke shoots self in foot

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Re: Acts of God...

Maybe I'm a bit harsh for a gun owner, but that wasn't accidental, that was stupidity, pure and simple. I've paid a fortune for licenses, permits and classes on safety and properly handling a firearm, and it's jackweeds like him that give honest and responsible people, like me, a really bad name.

In short, I was taught a long time ago that there are no accidents with guns. Period. Either you respect them and treat them properly or you're simply choosing to act irresponsibly and are endangering innocent people. A sock doesn't securely contain a pistol safely, no matter how small. Even a child can figure that one out.

I have not one iota of sympathy for him or his foot! My heart goes out to the woman he injured and as far as I'm concerned, he should be completely financially responsible for any and all medical bills for her, related to this and he should have his ass locked away for several decades, for almost killing someone.

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Japanese artist fined for virtual vagina files

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Although I will give her props for making an interesting putting green design. Challenging, interesting and educational for the younger folks...

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Russia faces Ukraine and Georgia in Eurovision deathmatch

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Re: The stage technology

God I'm glad that show is finally being taken off the air. I lost shortly after they rejected William Hung...

She bang....

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It's a shame I can't up vote this more!

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Microsoft boots fake fix-it search ads

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Re: A classic case of Driving While Blonde

But doesn't Bing still get a lot of reference from Google?

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Is Facebook about to get a Virtual Reality check?

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uhhh

"“Facebook wants to build a device that allows you to be anywhere you want, with anyone, regardless of geographic boundaries,” he’d told the Dublin Web Summit." - has he never heard of a TV? Or maybe a computer? Both of them take me places I could never go now... I know I know... how 20th century of me...

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Motion Picture Ass. of America to guard online henhouse

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Wait... Did they actually call the MPAA trusted'? That is the funniest f-ing thing I've ever read in my 51 years...

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French duck-crushing device sells for €40k

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Re: Ahh the French

I don't know what the big deal is... Lord knows when someone blows their nose it turns into a delicacy somewhere in the world...

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Russia poised to unleash 'Son of Satan' ICBM

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for christs sake, just whip em out and measure them already and quit holding the innocent citizens of the US and Russia (as well as everywhere else) hostage!

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But what about the environment?

The propellant certainly isn't very green...

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Google-backed Yieldify has acquired IP from ‘world’s biggest patent troll’

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I wonder if they're disguised to look like system generated messages? Oh well, they can all rot for all I care.

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'Bitcoin creator' Craig Yeah Wright in meltdown

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Maybe I'm just dense...

But does this mean he's asexual and creates himself, over and over, through binary fission? Do his parent's know about this? God that would be such a boring existence if I couldn't chase women...

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Google: Trust us with NHS AI

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I'm sorry, but...

Am I the only one who found the whole second paragraph entirely laughable, insulting, as well as a complete and total lie.

Any government department head, minister, director or secretary that would suggest, let alone authorizes google access to that much deeply sensitive and incredibly private information, should be fired.

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Sneaky Lenovo patches hole

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I'm actually rather surprised these idiots are still in business, especially after some of the stunts they've pulled in the recent past.

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US Dept of Defense to shift 4 million devices onto Windows 10

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we're doomed.

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Monster Cloud and an angry customer wanting a refund: A Love Story

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Re: "Everyone's an Engineer"

I's a PC tecnican & custodial/sanitary engineer. hope I get to drive the train real fast some day!

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