Re: Petition for EFF to investigate Microsoft for malicious practices regarding Windows 10
Just signed the petition and I am spreading it to everyone I know. Thanks for posting this!
39 posts • joined 5 Jan 2011
Just signed the petition and I am spreading it to everyone I know. Thanks for posting this!
I have no idea why so many downvotes on your post. It is VERY true that even the news deliberately edits out parts to make sensational news headlines. Just look at what they cut out of the Rodney King videos! I actually consider the news more criminal than any other organization.
4 TB SSD drive model you suggested is us $2K for the cheapest. I can almost get 20 4 tb Seagate drives for a total of 80 GB with PLENTY of backup. SSD's will NEVER take over spinning rust UNTIL the price is truly MAYBE a 10% differential. I would buy them if they were say $150 - not $2K.
So I looked at it based on this review, and the core I-7 is only 2 core, and the Nvidia is a paltry 940m equivalent. Not really a desktop replacement, especially for $3000 US Dollars! Certainly not worth it. Still like my Dell XPS 12 that has a real keyboard and screen flips for a tablet.
Except look at reviews and SSD drives still have high failure rates. Also, a 4 TB SSD will run 3K, and even a 2 TB is $550. I can pick up 4 TB drives for under $140 all day long. That is 20 hard drives vs 1 SSD so 4 TB vs 80 TB.
Until SSD's can match the storage and price of spinning metal, they are still out of reach.
Ummm....you SHOULD be worried. Ever see a credit check? It contains YOUR credit card numbers EXCEPT for the last 4. Now the if the hacker gets the credit report (which is super easy to do), it won't take them long to figure out the whole number, Since a lot of places to not verify the CV code, or someone makes a credit card up, then this will affect you!
You should change the card. I deleted mine after the first time mine was stolen - I do not recall checking to save the data but apparently, Valve still had it,
I also recently discovered that Facebook keeps ALL of your old passwords. Try logging in with an old password and they let you know it is an old one and to please enter the current password.
I used to be one of those people on the constant upgrade cycle. However, most of my systems are 2-5 years old. All have SATA 3/USB3/other advanced technology. What do I need with incremental speeds, new motherboards, DDR4, and new USB? The only thing worth upgrading is possibly the video card, and I am quite satisfied with their performance. All of the CPU's are already low wattage - in fact, some of their newer chips consume more power with no discernible benefits than my existing CPUs. Unless they come out with cheap 32 core chips at 3 GHz, maybe then we will talk.
We have time for at least 10 more pints - bartender, give me a pint every 15 minutes for the next 4 hours of your best while we wait for Windows 10 to install and corrupt our machines...
How can a college delete records (unless maybe you are Harvard)
I USED to be pro-Microsoft - not any more. The fact they are going to the cloud and forcing people to use this model and basically abandoning their on-premise customers is stupid. Once they are fully in the cloud, why is there any need to choose them over Amazon, Google, etc?
Furthermore, the number of bugs just keeps increasing as their crappy software gets patched to fix prior bugs. These supposed CU patches do not even fix the items they claim to fix. I have just had it with the hours wasted troubleshooting problems that are bugs.
While they have SOME good products, it is not enough to justify MS anymore. With Amazon desktop
coming out, those office users can used virtual desktops for Office, so there will be very little need soon to use Windows. Even those apps the require IE6 are doomed as the browser is no longer supported.
With Linux and Unix, things just work. Especially with Linux, if I find a bug, I can typically fix it. Now with Steam OS, and Office on the iPad, I expect one day we will see Office on Linux. This security item is just one more nail in the coffin.
Sorry for the rant…
What difference does it make?
Will be curious to see how many get the movie reference :)
Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 7 64 bit, Windows 8.1, Fedora, Ubuntu - ALL crash since about version 35 and it is getting much worse. All my machines have at least 16 to 64 GB ram and NVIDIA 760 or higher cards.
It crashes when I try to grade on eCollege
It crashes on plenty of other websites
I suspect major coding changes under the hood are causing this. I am using the default 32 bit versions. I also see Chrome sucking up plenty of CPU and RAM as well. In the process of going back to Firefox. I do see them update all the time - now on version 39 and it takes forever to apply updates.
One upvote from me as I feel the SAME way!
it multiplied like rabbits :)
The warranty expired only one day before it died?
No one sees the obvious here? Android tablets will outsell everything as you can pick them up for around $50 USD. These are throwaway devices as they perform poorly but are given to kids to use instead of an expensive iPad, laptop, etc. All I see is more stupid junk devices going to the landfill.
No one has mentioned what I am using right now - the Dell XPS 12 with 4th core I7 CPU. This thing is a full blown netbook AND tablet. Much better than the surface pro I used at work. I can be very productive, and then fold the screen and do my consumption with the netbook in tablet mode all for around 3 pounds. No need for an extra keyboard, just a mouse or touch. Mouse for productivity and touch for consuming. iPad no longer gets used here except by the kids for some games. This blows the kindle away as I can have more reading area or view two pages like a real book. Backlit keyboard, instant on, etc all works fantastic. Can even boot up faster than the iPad from complete shutdown.
For US people, Costco has the FULLY decked out version for $1199 with all options and max memory. Only thing it lacks is good video as it uses the Intel 4400 for video. PC's will also never die as they make great game machines with more flexibility than the XBOX/PS4/whatever. Will be interesting to see how well the steam machines fair this Christmas. Let us be honest: with the exception of the Dell XPS 12, laptops/PC's for productivity and tablets for consuming.
Windows was identified as a virus and squashed!
Missed one. Sony no longer permitting Linux to run on the PS/3 :(
Sure you didn't mean "Whales?"
Maybe you were on the Japanese section of eBay :)
Just like Acer's Wang!
So Kaspersky eliminated a well known virus :)
Don't forget PCI 3 express standards so upgrade the video card AND the motherboard - and then it continues from there! New CPU, new RAM, etc.
Funny - the BIOS I have on the new ASUS z77 Premium allows you to disable secure boot. Ironically, the original BIOS did not even support secure boot, but when I upgraded with the latest 0 low and behold it was now on the menu. However, it was quickly disable! I suspect other manufacturers will do similar things...
You are the only one seems to get it! Stored procedures STILL can be vulnerable to SQL Injection. It is ALL about checking the input!!!!
"Will it have enough power to play Crysis?"
NSFW? But then again, maybe their software IS NSFW!!!!!
What appears to be a Unix stereotypical geek in the top left of the picture?
Get handbrake to create your MP4's - best yet, it is FREE!
Quite honestly, I loved the original - in multi-player only. It is way more fun to play against people (or with people) so I never played the single player version.
I cannot find a GOOD review on the multi-player version - it LOOKS like it is a blast (pun intended) but it could also be garbage. Can ANYONE please advise me if the multi-player option is as fun as the original? My point for buying games is multi-player and not stand alone...
I would think if 70% of these are being returned, then they are doing a poor job of educating the users - unless they are being returned for other reasons and Motorola is blaming the apps and not their engineering design....
Either way, IF you identify the cause, then you should fix the root cause through education, have an app verification system, make it easier to see all apps consuming the phone, etc - or you really should not be in business. Well, with a 70% return rate, that may not be too far off!
I have had two new SSD drives fail on me from Crucial and another brand in under two months and on one of them - NOTHING was recoverable.
While I do use SSD drive in all the laptops, and have had good luck with Kingston, they are still VERY unreliable so you had BETTER have good backups.
Back in those days, most systems were accessed through terminals and telnet with very little security. You could use a TI1000 or TRS80 compute or Apple II or Atari 400 and still be able to hack into most computers. However, back then, most had very little security (if any at all). With call packs, you could easily war-dial with a 300 baud modem. Think about it - how much processing power do you need for TEXT???
"copyright law suites coming down the pike".
I'll get me coat.....
There are known issues with small files and multimedia files stored on the SSD with the sandforce controller.
1) Performance degrades over time - some recommendations are to low level format the device and reload the O/S to get your speed back
2) To achieve 275 mb/s, the files must be uncompressed
3) Based upon #2, video, picture, zip, etc files will be read at 150 mb/s It also contributes to issue #1 with SSD performance degradation
4) Using a SWAP file with these will clearly shorten the life of any SSD
5) There are also issues with small files, etc.
Your best bet is the O/S on a small SSD and your data files, temp files, SWAP files location on a regular hard drive. This is currently the optimal solution. Would have liked to see Seagate to this type of comparison...
Anchorage is 1961 square miles for a city
The state is TWICE the size of Texas at 591,004 sq mi
"And one way it wants to make money is to give Android away for free. What's wrong with that?"
Wow - didn't someone say the same about MS and Internet Explorer?