Re: WANTED - URGENT : Vampire hunter with gatling holy-water crossbow to end useless sucking
A bullet to the head is usually sufficient for a zombie.
464 posts • joined 30 Jul 2007
A bullet to the head is usually sufficient for a zombie.
More like "FuckwIT"....
A thumb's down for gaining the right to say "No thank you, I don't want it"? Must be a Microsoft fanboi....
It's called "GWX Control Panel". Check it out:
The Force is slow with this one....
GWX Control Panel
I've used it on several Windows 7 machines, and it works great. Has options to block downloading the Windows 10 files and to block automatic upgrades. Also has a monitor mode to warn you if any of the settings are changed without your knowledge.
David Pollard: A decade or so ago desktop fans used to be 5", now the trend has been to 3.5" or smaller, less efficient, faster running and generally more noisy.
You have that backwards. Years ago, desktop machines were equipped with 80mm chassis fans. Nowadays, they usually have 120mm, 140mm, or even 200mm fans.
jimbo60: "You call it CrapCast. I call it a decent deal. Comcast recently doubled my speed (again) for the same price, so now I get 150Mb advertised downlink speeds."
That's so you can slam into their data cap sooner, and then open your wallet wider....
c) We, in the States, have an over abundance of self-important idiots.
"Let me guess: you buy the cheapest?"
Talk to Dell and Lenovo. It's their respective OptiPlex and ThinkCentre machines that I have to clean up before use.
At least they don't employ some ass-hat like Phuzz who rips capacitors off circuit boards....
@phuzz: You are the kind of asshole that I swear at when I have to fix a brand-new computer because it was assembled by a brain-dead monkey.
In other words, I'd rather eat the cow than eat like a cow....
The only "strides" that my private-sector broadband provider has made are to come up with any excuse to increase my rates while providing as little service as possible (I'm looking at YOU, Time Warner Cable).
Adobe Air also uses a proprietary document format. Anyone know how to port these to pdf format, because I'd like to have access to those magazines again.
How to convert a AIR file to a PDF file
phuzz: "Given that the procedure that Joe User followed probably took about five hours"
Actually, it was under an hour-and-a-half. The full-disk malware scans took the most time.
One of my co-workers was afflicted with similar malware a few years ago. It checked the hard drive, found a few megs of unallocated space, and created a partition of an unknown type to hold the code. The malware set its partition to "bootable" and loaded before Windows. To remove it, I had to:
- Boot from a GParted Live disc
- Delete the rogue partition
- Expand the Windows partition to occupy that space (you won't pull that trick twice)
- Boot from a Windows installation disc
- Run Windows repair and fix the boot configuration
- Boot into Windows
- Run several anti-malware programs to "delouse" the PC
Never a dull moment around here....
"Safe space travel" is a relative expression.
Yet another reason to avoid Yahoo! entirely....
C-3PO put it best: "I can't abide these Jawas. Disgusting creatures."
There appears to be a way to block a Windows 10 forced upgrade:
1. Open gpedit.msc (Group Policy Editor)
2. Go to "Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update".
3. In the list of settings, find "Turn off the upgrade to the latest version of Windows through Windows Update".
4. Double-click this one and set it to "Enabled".
This setting was originally meant for use by administrators in business environments, where random upgrades to Windows 10 could wreak havoc. Microsoft is unlikely to remove this option, and this setting will probably remain the most effective way to block uninvited upgrades.
Note -- The Group Policy Editor normally isn't available in Windows 7 Home editions, but there's a way around that, too:
How to Enable "Group Policy Editor" (gpedit.msc) in Windows 7 Home Premium, Home Basic, and Starter Editions
And if you aren't careful, Microsoft will sneak GWX back on your PC by classifying it as "Important". Watch out for KB3035583 and be sure to unselect it.
There's never a Sopwith Camel around when you need one....
"Even if you were to put up an antenna mast tall enough to clear the trees around the house, you should still expect it not to work for much of the rainy season and work poorly when it's just humid."
Not to mention that you just created a great lightning rod....
I'll give you my bacon when you pry it from my cold, dead hands.
Or just point the bleedin' thing at the wall or floor when not in use....
jake: "It totally pisses me off when a bridal reception orders skirt-steak, or worse chain meat, for 300 folks. The first kills 75 1800 pound steers for 300 people ... the second kills 150 steers."
What, do you think the butchers took just those few cuts from the steers and threw the rest of the meat away?
"Then what do you have a navy for ?"
In the past, it came in handy to rescue the Brits from the Germans....
The US government is "deeply disappointed" by the European Court of Justice's decision to effectively kill the long-standing "safe harbor" agreement covering the flow of people's personal data across the Atlantic.
Here's a novel idea: How about abiding by the laws of the countries that you do business in?
Until the advertisers pay Eyeo GmbH enough money to remove the "Allow some non-intrusive advertising" checkbox and make it mandatory....
From virtual reality to actual reality, after stepping in dog poo....
No thanks! Way too much manure to scoop up....
"If you had that person register from their phone, then you've got some proof that the account and phone number are linked, even if the details they enter whilst registering are completely bogus."
Ever heard of caller ID spoofing? Scammers and disreputable telemarketers do it all the time.
"You want a phone in the room assuming tbe PBX is there too and you might want a way to power if assuming the POE switch isn't in the UPS."
Speaking from experience, a phone in the server room may not be useful with all the background noise created by the cooling fans.
Missing Novell server discovered after four years
12 Apr 2001
A uni near me walled up a NetWare server and then tracked it down via a cable that disappeared into the wall.
When my father was posted to Vietnam during the late 1960's, his computer room contained a cabinet full of thermite grenades. If the base was likely to be overrun by the enemy, the computing staff was instructed put grenades on top of the computers and disk drive packs, pull the pins, and run like hell.
Given a choice, I'd rather have RDX for backup. It uses disk-based cartridges, which make backing up and restoring much faster. The RDX cartridges are more expensive than LTO-5 tapes, but the drives are much cheaper.
"The Post described it as 'a short test' to gauge what users who use blocked blockers will do next. 'Often, we run tests like this not in reaction to a problem, but to learn,' said the paper in a statement."
- "What users who use blocked blockers will do next": Go somewhere else (i.e., you still won't get our eyes on your ads).
- "We run tests like this . . . to learn": You learn that some people truly despise web ads (which is why they blocked the ads in the first place).
Is it just me, or does that look like a dildo rocketing off the launch pad?
"is that Microsoft is simply actively developing Windows 10. The long list of files and not indication of changes in them, because they simply do not consider the OS to be finished."
Irrelevant. Microsoft is asking me to patch the o.s. without telling me what the patch does. Considering the shit that they've snuck on my Windows 7 setup lately (which I have since pried back off), I am not inclined to accept their "Just trust me!" attitude at this time.
"Microsoft is a guest and may be asked to leave. EULA has nothing to do with it."
They charged the chicken with jaywalking.
Moron. He could have gone on an excursion to Ukraine instead. You can buy anything around those parts, up to a howitzer if you pay cash.
Yeah, but getting it through Customs might be a bit problematic: "Sir, is that a howitzer in your pants, or are you just happy to see me?"
Making the drive is one thing; being able to afford it is a different story....
There's something to be said about having the right tool for the job. If you want to flay tanks, that would be the Warthog, not the Lightning II.
You can turn them off, but whether Windows 10 will actually abide by your wishes is a different issue entirely....
If this interface is user-friendly, then I'm a monkey's uncle!
"Take your stinkin' paws off me, you damn dirty ape!"
Siri, was that a nice thing to say?
Let's see, how do I change my ringtone to the Tarzan yell....
Asking users to just swallow Windows 10 updates is very hard to consider as best practice.
But Microsoft's motto is "We know what's best for you." </sarcasm>
Pity there is no prostate exam icon....
StudeJeff: "The scare videos out there of tap water catching on fire have nothing to do with fracking, it has to do with the geology of the area where that water comes from... in other words it's natural."
You mean that same geology that previously contained the methane but now lets it seep into the groundwater after fracking has occurred? The same geology that contains the groundwater, which is now mixing with the fracking fluids due to the new cracks in the rocks? That geology? I just want to make sure that we're talking about the same thing here and not some fantasy geology concocted by the fracking companies.