* Posts by ClanArmstrong

5 posts • joined 26 Jul 2013

Microsoft patch batch pre-alerts now for paying customers ONLY

ClanArmstrong

Re: Typical slick MBA stunt.

I agree 100%. Statistics can be massaged and massaged until you get an answer that makes you look good. Similar to putting on makeup or a politician in the "Good Old Boy" seat. Take this "Cloud" and shove it.

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Patches hose PC

3 Times now I have had to rescue my machine from updates that caused hard drive issues and slowed down 8.1 in a big way. I think some of these updates that they put out corrupt files. With so much geared toward tablets etc. I notice many updates are for tablets but are destined for a PC. MSFT is probably more concerned with getting the update to work on tablets that they do not test hard enough for the PC. In addition the Windows Update program fails to load an update and crashes the app and sometimes the PC. Then you have to research and find out which update needs to go and which needs installed before the other.

Bottom Line: Do not set Update to auto install updates of any kind. Especially Drivers. If we follow this guidance then we do not need to know in advance about updates on the home front. No Auto-Installs.

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Symantec snaps up PasswordBank, touts SSO logins to biz

ClanArmstrong

Paranoid

This single sign-on business makes me nervous. Microsoft is being a little forceful with its single sign-on. I would not doubt that they enforce SSO a little more with Microsoft Blue. Why do you'all think the giants are moving us toward SSO and free storage. "Free Cheese in a Mousetrap", they will mine and massage your web travels and even the use of your computer and sell the statistical data. Otherwise, why so anxious to buy out a 20 person firm and pull a Microsoft. The giants want to control the SSO market; next step, only the giant's Servers will handle the SSO to the Cloud. There has to be big dollars in guarding the cloud gates. But, maybe I am just guessing. I do not really know enough to get ahead of them on the chessboard. What do you'all think ?

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Burger-rage horse dumps on McDonald's: Rider saddled with fat fine

ClanArmstrong

Really !!

What possible trouble could they get into by serving a customer on a bicycle, a horse or a Great Dane? Stupid Rule. They should have had the lady wait off to the side and brought her food outside to her. Issue resolved. I am not the sharpest tack in the box, but is the world suffering from a lack of common sense?

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ACLU warns of mass tracking of US drivers by government spycams

ClanArmstrong

When are we going to start looking at the character and smarts of Public Officials. Something needs to be done PDQ or lots of DATA will fall into a black hole. Even if they do put proper restrictions in like delete any no hits; there will be all of the DATA before the fix that has already been sold to God knows who. I live in a "Homeowners Association" and in my opinion all the state and federal agencies are just as stupid and ego centric as a HOA, but larger. We need to have Public Officials take some kind of test or meet a not an idiot standard before electing them. The public needs straight no-spin information on politicians from a trusted un-biased third party untouchable by any lobbies or special interests. One dead give away is officials that cheat on their wives. "Cheat on your wife, Cheat on me" if they will cheat on someone they love then what kind of honesty can we expect. We can not discount a lie because of the way the story is worded, "White Lies" being unacceptable of course. It is so sad to think that we are losing freedoms due to our own ignorance and that of our elected officials. I wonder who is in line for all the "Camera Contracts". In the end money is driver that gets anything done in this country. We are as bad as Mexican Jailers.

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