* Posts by Gis Bun

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Creators Update gives Windows 10 a bit of an Edge, but some old annoyances remain

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Microsoft probably lost many IE supporters when w10 came out because they used Edge as the default browser and didn't even tell novices that IE still existed. Some then flipped over to Chrome [the web browser version of Macs] and probably won't head back.

When I mentioned to some that IE was there - just hidden in the menus - I'd get "whaaaaat?" But most of them will stick with their current browser.

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That 'Trump lawyers threaten teen over kitten website' yarn is Fakey Fakey McFake Fakeface

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CNN reported that the Trump organizations and affiliates have gone after anyone with the word Trump in the domain - good or bad. Hundreds are registered to them. Most are just registrations. Some redirect to the main Trump web site. Sorry. donaldtrumpsucks.com is taken.

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As ad boycott picks up pace, Google knows it doesn't have to worry

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I've seen all kinds of videos for the far right, jihadists, ant-Semitism, Trump, conspiracy nuts, etc. and while I reported a few, none ever got pulled.

Makes no difference about freedom of speech crap, most of this stuff is illegal in many countries.

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Russian! spies! 'brains! behind!' Yahoo! mega-hack! – four! charged!

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Baratov is waiting to be extradited to the US.

The id10t - at 22 years old - was flaunting his new found wealth. An Austin Martin as well as 3 other expensive cars in a fairly new home. Unless you were given money [inherited], you don't get that much money at that age.

I'm sure the house and cars will be sold off to pay for his lawyer bills in addition to Canada's taxman.

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President Trump-themed escort services may soon open in China

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Trump with escort services? Nah.

Oh ya. Where do you think his [current] wife came from?

According to various sites, she came over to the US in a non-work Visa permit and what did she do? Get a job at Trump's escort service in New York. Since it was illegal for her to work in the US, she was paid "under the table" [hmmmm] which means she and the escort service didn't pay taxes there.

One story claimed she amassed $20,000 in 3 months. She must of done a good job escorting! :-)

Of course she learned from her [current] husband and is taking a British tabloid [I believe] to court for calling her an escort.

She wants $150 million !!!

Damages to her and her career including future earnings related to endorsements. Endorsements? Seriously? She's the First Lady.

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Samsung phones, Apple's iPhones are 'overpriced', says top Huawei exec

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Not really surprised an executive from a competing company would whine that the competitors are more expensive.

But at least Samsung phones will drop in price fast enough. With a promo, I paid nothing for my S7 a month after it came out [actually my provider owed me money].

Apple on the other hand doesn't drop prices much [excluding Xmas, etc.] and will only drop as a new model comes in.

That said, the iPhone 8 may hit $1000US.

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Dying for Windows 10 Creators Update? But wait, there's more!

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Originally nicknamed v1703, it was later changed to v1704. So expect it to be available to the public in April although many won't get it until May.

The fall release is already nicknamed v1711. So likely a November release with upgrades mostly happening in December.

Don't want to be forced? Upgrade to the pro edition. Gives you options to delay.

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US Homeland Security is so secure even its own staff can't log in

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Hmmm. Immigration department affected. I'm sure Drumpf will blame the left wing media for this.

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Microsoft posts death notices for Windows 7 sysadmin certifications

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I certified with the Desktop Support Technician certificate. 2 simple exams based on Win XP. Gives me a MCP to keep. Never certified in anything else.

Familiar [but not an expert] for all server OSs up to Server 2012 R2.

My ex-boss said he'd take someone with experience but not certified over someone newly certified but no experience any day.

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$150/exam [or less] every year doesn't sound like much if need to recertify one exam.

The scammers are those learning centers that charge you $2500 for a 5 day course. Everything crammed in.

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Update or shut up: Microsoft's choice for desktop Skypers

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Re: Skype:

Have 3 MS accounts. None of them have my phone number. All use one of the others for verifications.

Other stuff mentioned must be you....

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Re: Any practical FOSS Skype-alternatives?

Except who uses Google Hangouts? I have 70+ contacts between home & work. Nobody suggested it.

Seems Google continues to be the "poor man" 's version of everything. Inferior version of Skype. Inferior version of Facebook.

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Re: Any practical FOSS Skype-alternatives?

Errrr. Microsoft forcing you to upgrade to Win 10 [from Win XP/7] because of Skype? Sure if you have an outdated Win XP. Nobody supports Win XP.

Latest Skype still works on Win 7.

You can use the web based Skype on any OS.

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Re: Skype as a free alternative to H323

Which was Office Communicator before that. Skype for Business updates still shows "Lync" in the file name and "Lync" for the executable.

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Re: Another Cloud con

You don't think they did it before.

Don't like it, stop using it.

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'Hey, Homeland Security. Don't you dare demand Twitter, Facebook passwords at the border'

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They're already asking for passwords. Someone who was denied entry going from Canada to the US was forced to give up passwords.

Border officials are claiming something like "entering the US is a privilege" as an excuse.

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Apple nabs smartphone top spot from Samsung, but for how long?

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Re: Never is a long time

>> Samsung Galaxy S* range are priced in the same area as the iPhone.

You sure about that? Apple barely drops the price except when they want to dump stock. Samsung models tend to drop in price within a month.

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Only a temporary thing. Apple released the iPhone 7 - so all the fanbois and fangurls waited in line to get it. Plus it came out before the holidays. Samsung still had decent sales even with the Note 7 mess. Samsung will be back on top when the Galaxy S8 comes out very soon.

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Apple weans itself off Intel with 'more ARM chips' for future Macs

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Reduce the cost to make a Mac and not pass the saving to the consumer. Perfect!

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'Webroot made my PCs s*** the bed' – AV update borks biz machines hard

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Wow. Some corporates use Webroot?

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Apple goes global in Qualcomm license war: Patent spat hits China

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Re: @Steve Davies 3

They probably have in-house lawyers. Gives them something to do. Paid whether or not they are busy with lawsuits.

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Apple can do this but it doesn't mean Qualcomm will sell parts to Apple again. Qualcomm isn't forced to sell to Apple. on the other hand, it is a big purchase.

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Trump lieutenants 'use private email' for govt work... but who'd make a big deal out of that?

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Republicans are all hypocrites.

Oh. There is no way of knowing if the party's server is more secure than Clinton's server.

Meanwhile, according to hacker WauchulaGhost [who claimed to have hacked 500 pro-ISIS accounts], the Twitter accounts for Trump, Melania Trump and Mike Pence are more vulnerable to hackers because of a basic Twitter security setting they're not using. With a little bit of work "he" figured out that the Twitter account for Pence is a associated with a less secure Gmail account and both Trumps also use Gmail accounts.

Trump also using a non-government issued Android phone for his personal use still.

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President Trump tweets from insecure Android, security boffins roll eyes

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Meanwhile, according to WauchulaGhost [who claimed to have hacked 500 pro-ISIS accounts], the Twitter accounts for Trump, Melania Trump and Mike Pence are more vulnerable to hackers because of a basic Twitter security setting they're not using. With a little bit of work "he" figured out that the Twitter account for Pence is a associated with a less secure Gmail account and both Trumps also use Gmail accounts.

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Re: Sean Spicer too

He's a real dumb ?ss.

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Re: hang on...

Not made in the USA. More like designed. If it was made then add $150 to the price.

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Trump fan Peter Thiel 'considering' CA Terminator role*

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California is a Democrat state. Only reason why Arnie got in was that he's a Tinsletown celebrity [not saying he did a bad job as the Governator].

For Thiel, I wouldn't bother if [as expected] Trump makes a mess of the US.

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It's now 2017, and your Windows PC can still be pwned by a Word file

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Meanwhile 2 Linux OSs topped 2016 with the most CVEs reported. So is Windows that vulnerable?

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Anti-smut law dubs PCs, phones 'pornographic vendor machines', demands internet filters

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"...acknowledge the receipt of a written warning about the dangers of deactivating the filters..." Dangers? Like? Seeing someone showing a buttock or something? It's not like texting while driving.

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Oh Britain. Worried your routers will be hacked, but won't touch the admin settings

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ISPs should find a way to block out routers that have the default password enabled and block the user until they change it.

It's been quite a few years since router manufacturers forced you on first usage to change the default password. So any of these older ones are unsupported by now and probably don't even have the latest firmware.

I was happy to see my new TP-Link Archer C2600 force me to not only change my password but also the default name [from "admin"].

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Seagate laying off 2,217 employees

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Probably where my 4TB portable drive was made. It died horribly in October taking with it years of music, video, software, etc.

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New Windows 10 privacy controls: Just a little snooping – or the max

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Re: bah

"...but who protect us against Microsoft?" - The federal government. France is still trying to get them to reduce the amount of data grabbed.

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Re: Rule number 0

Oh I don't think Microsoft goes after individuals as much as the people who pirate their software en masse.

"But getting rid of Windows altogether would be much nicer...." Buy yourself a Mac! Ha. Ha. Ha.

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Face it. You will have those that will whine that even turning all this stuff off will still mean too much data for Microsoft.

One poster [elsewhere] claimed that Microsoft makes millions a year by selling your data - which would be illegal to do and the poster had nothing to back up the claim except his/her conspiracy theories.

A reminder that Windows 7 has telemetry features. I'm sure some didn't know that....

So instead of whining, grab some of the tools out there from Spybot and O&O and disable what you can and use a local account.

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IBM boss pledges to hire 25,000 Americans in next four years

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Surprised she didn't ask the government to pay for all the salaries of the new employees trained.

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MacBook Pro owners complain of short batt life – so Apple kills batt life clock in macOS

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Typical Apple. They think killing the percentage will make the problem go away.

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Are you listening, Mr Trump? World's largest tech distie is now owned by the Chinese

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Add Softbank who claims it will add 50,000 jobs in the US [at least not burger flippers] and Foxconn exploring to build gadgets in the US. We'll see if either follow through. Foxconn has a history of not doing what they say.

Meanwhile I wonder how many tax incentives it will cost the government.

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90 per cent of the UK's NHS is STILL relying on Windows XP

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How modern!

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HMS Illustrious sets sail for scrapyard after last-ditch bid fails

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Sell it to the Russians. Supposedly the Russian carrier they sent to bombard Syrian "rebels" is falling apart badly. Only 25 working toilets for 2000+ sailors [I would guess less toilets if the captain and senior staff have their own!]

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Firmware freakout sends Epson Wi-Fi printers into reboot loop

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Epson's reply will be: "This is a feature. It is done so by design."

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Netflix and fill – our coffers: Canada mulls taxing vid streaming giant 5% of subs cash

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Netflix Canada get maybe a quarter of the [good] content that Netflix US gets. Takes a few months before it comes to Canada.

BTW, for a politician, Melanie Joly is quite hot. :-)

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Re: This could get ugly

Uh. Why? Already paying federal & provincial taxes on my monthly bill.

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Re: Fucking Politicians

Does anybody buy blank CDs?

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Lenovo: If you value your server, block Microsoft's November security update

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Why am I not surprised with Lenovo. So far I haven't seen any announcements from HPE, Dell or others with this issue. Always seems to be Lenovo [whether the server division or laptops/desktops] where they seem to scr?w something up.

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Re: Go ahead

Maybe they don't think a kernel vulnerability is critical?

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Re: Go ahead

"...Lync is so bad that they replaced it with Teams...." And where is the official news release from Microsoft saying this? Ya. There isn't any. Nice dreaming.

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Re: Go ahead

"....even Exchange is rare in some industries...." And where did you get that information from? Where are the facts?

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Obama awards honours to Grace Hopper, Margaret Hamilton for computing contributions

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I guess a few who were honored outside of the tech field were honored because they'd never be honored under a Trump administration: Bruce Springsteen, Robert Redford, Robert De Niro, and Michael Jordan - all left wing supporters.

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Mozilla launches 'privacy edition' Firefox... that phones home

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That's a bit like Google saying "we don't read your Email" but still do it....

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Seagate plans to bring down the 16TB HAMR... soon(er)

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Just think of all the porn that can store if in an array....

:-)

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