Re: Does anyone remember ...
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> including ancillary stuff like Active Directory
Browser, AD, browser, AD, hm, what do you mean ? SSO/WIA ? Very easy to set up in Chrome and Firefox, good that it is disabled by default, though ... imho. For Chrome, you can even control it through GPO, yes, yes ... templates ?
Why are Zune, Surface RT, Windows Phone, BB10 NOT on that list ?
Besides, apart from Google glass, the rest is just a rehash of other el'reg articles. There have been more failures over the past 5 years than these ... most recent I can think of, Sinclair ZX Spectrum Reborn or whatever it was called...
Why not write something up about all the failures since 2010, now THAT would be something worth my time!
"Mastercard launches credit card with PIN written on card"
All you need is flour, some wax and anyone can use the card!
No, it is not April 1st, what is wrong with people ?
>pwn machines at the HARDWARE level
The thing is, you want tools that work "everywhere", not every target runs the same hw, most, if not all, have slurp boxen, though.
Since slurp software is a security sieve, much easier and thus cheaper to write a few OS exploits! Best of all, slurpOS has tons of unused services running by default, is administered by Window Cleaner and Surface Experts, AND, is closed-source! So chances are high, nobody else will discover the flaw for a while!
Once your toolbox is outdated, you start distributing it more freely within the NSA, since the new toolbox has much better tools ... until it reaches some insecure system, is exfitrated into the wild and this story appears in the press.
You need to be a highly trained professional to lock-down Windows to make it "sort of safe" on the open internet. Who do you think you are ? I am sure, these same corps have open mongoDB databases lying around ...
SMB (v1, 2, and 3) is so totally obsolete tech and so vulnerable that I wonder why even schools use it in air-tight computer labs. Does not even have educational value, if you ask me.
BTW, I think I just came along the WORST wikipedia article ever, the one on sshfs. Half the bloody content is plain incorrect, needs some serious fixing. ETA 20:00 Europe/Paris for the English version, German, and French versions will follow over the weekend.
It would be greatly appreciated, if the marketing types that wet their pants at the idea of renaming a product or feature in the IT sector would simply leave the IT sector, now.
Name changes only ever attract stupid customers, when they have an effect at all, and confuse your loyal customer base. You do not want STUPID customers, because they become SUPPORT PAIN IN THE BACKSIDES, you want technically savvy customers who know what they are doing, have prod, test, and and dev environments ... those you can milk freely, they hardly ever call support (are thus CHEAPER) and represent far bigger deals, in general, because they tend to use your product to the full extent!
STOP RENAMING STUFF, YOU LOSE THE BEST BUSINESS WHEN YOU DO, in 99% of cases, anyway!
> Is it really wrong to call people stupid or fat if they are indeed stupid or fat?
Is it really wrong to call people stupid, fat, skinny, blond, red-haired, arrogant, humble, male if they are indeed just that ?
TFTFY, and no, not necessarily, I think it all depends on HOW you say it.
Oy, fatty, get that stupid blond prima donna from next door into my office, NOW! is not really the best way to start a meeting.
Man, you made a stupid comment during that meeting! I think you should read this book, it covers most of the stuff you did not understand on the matter. Is, imho, perfectly acceptable!
Well, I think you should eat less and exercise more, you have become fatter recently, is everything Ok with you ? I hate to see what is happening to you these days! Imho, perfectly acceptable.
If no patient data was used, only "internal IT info", then why the comments and regret that it could have been anonymised better than it was?
Hostnames, possibly IP addresses and server roles, the name of the hospital on a wallpaper, certainly ... stuff like that, what is so hard to understand ... it was a silly mistake as happens sometimes, some sales droids thought they had the green light to do it with that network when in effect they did not.
Please, I beg you, none of this "objects in the mirror appear closer than they are" nonsense, or cruise control ... don't make me go atomic, I'm havin' a pint to celebrate Windows' demise!
If you buy a product which sports a feature you want, you look up the specs in the manual BEFORE YOU BUY IT to make sure it is WHAT YOU THINK IT IS.
Each Windows 10 feature release will be serviced and supported for 18 months
DEARLY BELOVED, we are gathered here to say goodbye to Microsoft Windows...
Me? I'm having a pint as the Champagne in the fridge is not cool, yet!
If it's locked up in a safe, it is of no bloody use!
>If Adobe would port [...]
I stopped right there, Adobe have a bunch of useless programmers so why in Bohr's name would you want to use their software?
No, Adobe, you MUST stay on that Titanic with slurp, farewell!
Almost there ... no deal means the EU countries get you banking sector, your manufacturing sector that uses parts from the EU ... like Airbus, Ford, Vauxhaul, Honda ...thanks, close the door as you leave.
So, no deal is indeed better than a bad deal, but certainly NOT for the UK.
Linux has enough problems of its own and often relies on good knowledge of how it works and how the individual components can be tied down.
Of course you have to know what you are doing, that is how it should be regardless of platform.
Given the securtiy holes that keep cropping up in GNU/Linux and its tools
Mostly issues in obscure drivers, remember, Linux is NOT monolithic but modular.
short support timescales
In Linux, they do not change the whole system as massively as on Windows with every new release - you get small incremental changes. Support lifecycles are usually 5 years, agreed, but upgrading is less of a pain (sic) than on Windows Server, massively so. Besides, you can have your ENTIRE config in version control software, nothing beats that. IIS 6 still had the metabase abomination, in 7, they switched to XML files, better, yet, can you control XML files via GPO ? Thought not ...
As usual, thanks for the laugh, big_D!
>their software was compiled for that kernel
Why do I sense bullshit, here ? I had Suse 7, which you are referring to ... it had a 2.2 Linux kernel which was patched until 2004. Software that ran on 2.2 was easily compiled for 2.4, many changes in 2.6 meant that you had to patch minor thingies in your code for that, but hey, that came much later ...
Either they hired a temp to write code and run gcc as a one-timer, or were n00bs?
>A number of customers I work for have a policy of not patching"
Is that a policy or a habit? Or, more likely, a lack of a habit of patching?
Policy, in the IT world, is the excuse for stupid behavior, often resulting from complete lack of common sense, it is the excuse they throw into a conversation ... in which other industry would you get these ?
We have a policy of not wearing protective outfits when we remove asbestos from buildings. Our F1 team has a policy of not wearing seat-belts in Silverstone Grand Prix. Nooooo, never hear that, do you ? Well, in IT, you hear this BS all the bloody time....
Paris because I think she has a policy of bending over for anyone who can count to 5, without using fingers.
Bloody hell ... I gave my blood yesterday and thought the fading text was a consequence of it, thought about going back to bed once I had finished reading.
As for mining, fair enough, just go for it! I guess I have not been clicking enough ads, sorry, el'Reg, I tried my best ;-).
Yes, I am a freeTard so I give my blood because of the remote chance it might save a life or two, you never know... feel knackered for two or three days, well worth it.
EDIT: Thinks about this for some more, checks date, ok, well done, got me!
>So, uhm, unavoidable how?
Go tell Joe Punter, he dunno how to create a usb stick with Linux/FreeBSD and install it onto his computer ... Joe Punter has the choice between Windows, ChromeOS, and macOS ... chromeOS needs internet access, Apple's are premium and come with soldered RAM and SSD and Windows sucks, so PC sales plummet, simples.
Windows fandom ? I really need to head over to Redmond and unplug that reality distortion field generator they cloned from Apple .... it ain't working. I am pretty sure I am counted as a Windows Insider, as well ...
>That infographic is silly, I can't really believe that the _average_ user restarts their computer twice a day and opens apps 77 times.
Windows users do that every hour!
Now, I have to become French or German, thank you very much
note, "patriotism is an infantile disease" (Albert Einstein) it is not so much becoming French or German or whatever that bothers me ... it is the bloody paperwork for no good reason ... and the bloody oath, I think, regardless of citizenship, I will have to withhold my laughter! With the silly patriots watching our every move, I understand it is quite difficult .... I have to go through that because YOU LOT decided to flush your economy down the drain ... I do feel bitter, very miffed
... again, Nigerian, Algerian, Thai, French, Belgian, German, I could not care less ... It is the straight face I am worried about, I am not a good actor ... :-\
I am a Brit, I warned you all BEFORE THE REFERENDUM that you did not have a leg to stand on, I studied economics, FFS. The World Won't Listen ? Tough! I was not even allowed to vote!!!!!!!!! I will need to give up my British citizenship because of RACIST fsck'ing B@ST@RDS and other idiots who voted leave ... I am sorry, but, the British people just voted the collapse of the United Kingdom, sorry, not my fault, not my call ... I tried as hard as I could to stop this, you would not listen .... Now, I have to become French or German, thank you very much but .... you know Karma ? B@ST@RDS get what they deserve!
May may try to play poker, but with 28 players, it could become a Russian roulette...
May may try to play poker, but with 28 players, it IS Russian roulette... with two guns, one for the UK, charged, and one empty, for the others ...
If, at the end of negotiations, there is no deal a vote can be cast whereby the EU member states can agree to extend the time for negotiations.
They can, but it would be against their interests, plus, one veto and it's fucked. They are dumb, in Brussels, agreed, but not that dumb!
EEF is today warning that loss of access to both the single market and the customs union would "condemn the manufacturing sector to a painful and costly Brexit" saying the notion of a "no deal is better than a bad deal" is "unacceptable".
Single market is ALL-fsck'ING-READY out of the question (dixit May) ... as for customs union, well, doesn't look good, does it ... customs union (free movement of goods) comes with the single market, doesn't it ? They have repeated several times, already: "We will not grant you any of the four freedoms separately!"
So access to any of these two, which are actually one and the same, named "common market", means you will have to let foreigners in, don't want to, fair enough ... we are very happy to take what remains of the British industry and, of course, your nice banking sector, you see, we have stock exchanges here, too ... thank you very much, bye bye, don't forget to close the door when you leave!
Can't somebody tell these overpaid taxmoney suckers that they have ABSOLUTELY NO clue what they are talking about. Feynman, the UK is in deeper shit than I thought, hiring these nutters for the job!
Popcorn & Champagne ready ;-)
it's all Microsoft's fault.
It is, they upgrade your PC without crystal clear instructions how to avoid the upgrade ... whatever happens next due to the upgrade process is MS' fault - equivalent to unauthorized changes to a computer.
They are liable, and they will pay ... this is gonna be dear, expect license & Azure prices to increase
>BTW, we need a new conversion table. I'd say 20" should be called alpha, 10" beta, 5" finished product and 0" service pack 1.
Ubuntu 5.10 to 10.4 were production ready!
Version numbers mean nothing ...
Look, even Mozilla f'ed up with Firefox 52, it just stalls regularly ... several times an hour ... happens, nothing to do with version numbers ... more like silly bugs.
Anyway, I should probably have a look at Unity ...maybe it works, now ?
For the record, my Dev rules:
1. Don't change what DOESN'T need changing
2. cf 1.
3. cf 1.
999999999999999999999999999999999999999999. cf 1.
1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000. Adhere to principle of least surprise
1000000000000000000000000000000000000000001. Do your dev on the dev branch
1000000000000000000000000000000000000000002. Do your testing on the testing branch, IT MUST BE feature complete before it reaches mainstream.
1000000000000000000000000000000000000000003. :mainstream Release ;-)
Gnome 3 reached 8% marketshare, down from ... 44% (Gnome 2 in 2010), it is March 2017 and Gnome 3 should ONLY JUST HAVE REACHED TESTING BRANCH, imho, when the extension API stabilized some months ago! It probably needs another 4 or 5 years dev work before it is considered production-worthy and deemed good for the masses. That is Ok, it is massive work to re-write a de, more so when the competition (Gnome 2/Mate) is perfectly functional. BTW, the most used de should be made distribution default.
It is VERY HARD, in my experience, to convert some Windows luser to Linux with Gnome 3, exceptionally hard. Mate ? No problem ... I have tried multiple times, thought it was me ...
What are these project managers smoking ? Why do we get 3 or 4 desktop distributions ... desktop, Gnome, Xubuntu & MATE ? You get this with Debian and Mint as well and it confuses people. What are you smoking, whatever it is stop now, it is not good for you.
What kind of CPU was that tested on, a celeron or an atom?
A fresh open sees only 3% here.
I dunno, but if you suspect it's an atom, here, you must have a crap CPU, too!
>For those of you willing to to run the gauntlet, the code “FLA726” saves you the fiver. Don't go abusing it, the rest of you! ®
Thanks but no, I do not use their "printing" services ... how many customers do they have using this ? Would it not have been cheaper to fix the problem a decade ago ? I know, hindsight ... but Feynman, the writing has been on the wall for flash for over a decade, why does it take so long ? Oh, true, Windows users with their silly incapable ie ... forgot about those, but still, ie 10 has been around for a while now, the first version, iirc, to offer decent support for HTML5 and XP was terminated a while ago.
FedEx got caught with their underpants down, how many more are out there with flash ? You would not want that to happen to your business, so move your backside and dump Flash now, FFS!
Moderate drinking is good for you
4 pints/day is moderate drinking for me, so I am all set, then ...
>Scrolling an album art collection is pathetic. As if programmed by some work experience kid.
Don't blame lack of performance on the software package installed on Windows, that is just unfair. If you do not have privileged access to hidden functions, your software sucks on Windows ... their way of saying: we are better coders ... never heard of private* TCP/IP networks, but better coders.
*See my other comment
PS: El reg, signatures, please ;-) I <3 el reg!
The problem is, the 12000 other issues are not, and that is the problem. MS creates metastases, don't go anywhere near it, don't give them any money, I have not since 1997, and that was a one time purchase of an intellimouse, my biggest mistake ever.
I think MS blew their last chance in 1985. They have been BASTARDS since day 1 and ever since.
I even told my company that they did not need to get a Windows/Office license for me, yes, it went that far ... years later, well, we got Office 332, so now I am automagically included in this crap ... and I have not had the time, yet, to flash my Windows 10 laptop, but I have vacation planned in 3 weeks ... I gave it a fair 12 months, or so (18 ????), trial, and it is the lowest form of experience I have around here, yes, my Raspberry Pi B (model 1B, I have 2B and 3 as well), is quicker at sorting my Downloads folder with exactly 550 items by date ... admittedly, it takes W10 between 70 and 130 seconds, on Windows 10, SSD, i5, 16Gb 1600Mhz RAM (I copied the EXACT SAME DATA over to my pi!) ... no, I will not bother track the issue down, I have workarounds in place in cygwin bash, because Ubuntu/W10 breaks our dev env (dev env works fine on Windows/cygwin, Linux, Darwin, FreeBSD).
NB: it is second-hand laptop from my company that was lying about in the sysadmin office because they could not get me an Apple in time ... I would have put Linux on the Macbook anyway, but that is another issue entirely ...
MS are the lowest form of bug purveyors on this planet.
PS: El'Reg, signatures please, pleaaaaaaaaaaaaaaase!
It is not a new product. Onedrive/Skydrive was integrated in Windows 8, but it predates Windows 8 for several years.
But Joe Punter did not know or use OneDrive, that is why it was integrated in to Windows 8 - they thought they could use their monopoly. LOL
BTW, have you noticed how the average Joe Sixpacks also keep clear of Linux?
Well, having Linux on your box requires you to download a file, get appropriate software to flash it onto a USB stick, configure your computer to boot from USB ... anybody who can get this far can install Linux ... it does not beat "shipped with" ... and the mere mention of Windows 8, 8.1, or 10 frightens Joe Punter, so much so that PC sales have plummeted.
It is possible to set an HTTP header to force ie11 to NOT USE CRAPPY TRIDENT, but it has to be the first header, otherwise, "ie is allowed to ignore it" (EXACT words from MS dev).
Sick, it is sick
> I'm wondering whether they didn't just try and cut costs by giving all the dev work on it to interns...
Come on, all the bright Microsofties left a decade ago, all that's left is a bunch of n00bs I would not even consider for internships where I work .... shit, would not even let them near a calculator ...
One prime example of MS ingenuity:
How does IE11 detect intranet sites ? You know, all the MS shops have these ie6 only intranets hanging around and ie 11 must support them ... so, guess how ie detects INTRANET sites ?
if (hostNamePartOfTheURL.indexOf(".") == -1)
//Yay! we have an intranet site!
Never heard of private IP address ranges or MS shops that have the intranet server in their DNS and use something like intranet.company.local.
Seriously, IT IS THAT BAD!
>In the end, I believe it wasn't malicious... I've seen MS devs go out of their way to help projects that only even connect to their stuff.
Sometimes you have to look beyond idealistic fanboism and understand that businesses tend to gravitate to what they are used to and what works (to some measure of "works").
Sometimes you have to look beyond "common sense" and understand that businesses tend to have corporate fallacies in place, for no good reason.
Actually, OneDrive is a new product, NOBODY was used to it before ... since average Joe punter is keeping clear of Windows 8+, onedrive etc, they use their corporate monopoly to force feed it to users.... and, according to Accenture, Office 332, Azure, OneDrive are the best tools for the task .... and apparently, many companies are buying that crap!
BTW, I should really add "Accenture MHP" to my signature.
El'Reg, could we have a signature on these forums, please ?
Crucially, when they change their browser's user-agent string – a snippet of text the browser sends to websites describing itself – to Internet Explorer or Edge, magically their OneDrive access speeds up to normal on their non-Windows PCs.
I witnessed that with all MS services, even technet, FFS ... at some point, when you were using Firefox or Chrome, you could not copy paste code snippets without whitespaces being trimmed, until you switched your user agent ... since then, I use IE/Edge user agents on MS products.
OWA 2010 or 2013 on Chrome would not display the "unread" folder unless you switched user agent strings.
Once more, Microsoft cannot be trusted, never, ever ...
How many more examples do you need ?
Keep you doped with religion, booze, sex and TV ...
> 44 reboots per server on patch Tuesdays
For 44 read 1.
I actually meant 4, that's how many my Windows Server 2012 R2 needed last time ...
Despite my objections, we migrated to Office365 from on-prem Exchange last week.
It's obvious that Microsoft's infrastructure just can't cope now, we broke it...
You have to admit, Office 332 is cheap, really cheap ... at some point, when you wanna scale, you need enterprise OS' (so no Windows), then, you need more than under-grads with a Minesweeper MCP .... MS only have to survive until the competition is chapter 11, then they can raise prices 100 fold ... and the IDIOTS are migrating in droves, we migrated months ago ... I told them, The World Won't Listen! At least we keep on premise Exchange, you know, in case; AS THE MS SALES GUY TOLD US ... no downtime for us ... you poor sods!
What is the bloody point of migrating to Office 332 when we have to keep Exchange in-house in case MS f*cks up ??????????
As Mr Smith £ family would put it, The World Won't Listen!
So what does this make it now? Office 359?
No, Office 350, and we're still in March ... February already saw a week of TITSUP ....
Even MS waits for the Windows users to test patches ... then they realize the 44 reboots per server on patch Tuesdays really has consequences on availability of essentially services ...it's March, they cannot blame certificates this time ...
Poor sods ...
"I would like people to know more that there are limitations. Algorithms and data should support the human decision, not replace it." ®
>Meanwhile, it's the council tax payers who'll eventually foot the bill.
And I am sure they will remember that one, comes election day!
I upvoted, nobody can be that crazy? Surely?
tr1ck5t3r's comment clearly reads like a schizophrenic! They often get extreme paranoia outbreaks where they even question the loyalty of close friends or family, been there, witnessed that ...no, one should not take the piss, this is simply the result of inadequate levels of neuroleptics in the blood.
>If they wanted to be taken seriously as a provider of stuff for business
Who said Google Drive was for business ? It is not, nor is OneDrive, share documents much ? MS has admitted to having MS employees crawl through the stuff one puts on it ... you would not want to put sensitive corporate stuff on there, right ?
>You simply have to trust the supplier of the software in question. This may or may not be a good idea.
You simply have to trust the supplier of the software in question. This never is a good idea.
>The fact is, not all open source software has that many eyes on it, because nobody is paying for them.
Well there are always enthusiasts and paid devs that are looking and that is the whole point, anybody can have a look - it will always be more eyes than closed software.
The very big advantage of Open Source, though, is not so much all the eyes, it is the patches ... when you discover a problem, you fix it and send the patch (hacker-centered ecosystem), the god-likes (Linus, Greg etc) validate it and include it, if it ticks all the boxes. The good thing is, you can get a diff and patch your kernel easily, if you need to ... without waiting on the vendor (Suse, RedHat, Ubuntu)!
Well, except when you have Linux on closed hardware (NAS, router), then you are reliant on the vendor ...
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