...makes the Stoned virus looks tame...
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Fools rushing in where angels fear to tread.
Thanks goes to Gibson with his never10 utility.
Anyway, I digress.
I think the real reason for M$ getting this desperate is their precouses Windows Mobile platform took a heavy knock recently due to the dearth of apps in the App Store....
...and Win10 have an app store.
Putting these two together gives me the result of that M$ want to infect as many purdy compootahs as possible with Win10 in order to drive app development for the Win10 app store, and by extension, for WinMobile too.
Purdy Compootahs ftw.
Nah, I'll stick to Win7/Win8.1 for a long, long time. Works for me, and no silly poofting around in the background either.
A bit late as commentard, but better late than never, eh?
As sysadmin I hate running timed delete jobs, I prefer to do deletes manually.
Because boo-boos can happen.
Rather let the script do backups etc, and so on, that is needed, but when it comes to deleting (or dropping databases), rather do it manually.
Because Mr Murphy loves to do on-the-fly coding as well.
Expect some nasty cryptolocking ransomware written in Python sooner or later... ne'er-do-wells just seems to keep themselves busy these days...
Solution would be to code a default-deny OS - where nothing will run without authorization from the user. Granted, it will be a major PITA (especially after application upgrades)...
Re: Worth it for:
Also had CryptoLocker on my network.
Luckily permissions to files and folders was heavily enforced, so the damage was constrained to only that user's departmental folders.
It was a simple procedure to rm -rf said department's data, copy fresh data from a backup, apply network permissions where needed, and everybody was back to work.
Laptop hard drive? Got binned as I could not get rid of cryptolocker - seems user's son "played" with it and it got installed so good and proper that I preferred to bin that hard drive rather than take the risk of a resurrection. It even start to encrypt USB drives inserted... nah, not good to mess with that. Bin it, get new HDD, reinstall windows, and all is well and good.
We hateses those virtual keyboards, my presiouses, we hateses it.
Too easy to bang out your massage... err... message, then hit >Send< only to notice a glaring speling ore grammarr misteak somewhere in the message you've spent a painstackingl y 30 minutes to craft with passion.
Which deflates your passion as you're not willing to go back and correct your mistakes. Who knows what mistakes you will induce the second time round?
If they can bring out a phone like the LG Chatterbox http://www.gsmarena.com/lg_ks360-2467.php with slide-out QWERTY in landscape mode, then that will be the deal of the century. Let's face it, a phablet in landscape mode will have half the screen obscured by the dang virtual keyboard, making it not easy for you to craft that message you so desperately want to send out to world+dog... With a physical, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, you can have full screen real estate without resorting to underhanded tricks like a USB or Bluetooth keyboard.
Maybe that's just me, I hate virtual keyboards with a passion. Having the device vibrate with each keypress does not always help as you will hit the wrong key once in a while.
I had a look at the Crackberry Priv... looks good, but I want a landscape keyboard as it will be larger and easier to bang out on than a portrait keyboard where you have to peck like a hen at the keyboard....
This from Schlock Mercenary http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2000-10-02
Historical Note: 21st-century readers may be confused by what appears to be an IBM logo on what appears to be a conventional toilet. This depiction is neither an attempt to slight the fine business machines made by IBM, nor to malign toilets.
In the late 28th century, the old Earth corporation, International Business Machines lost its trademark to a much larger, more powerful, intragalactic corporation. After all, by that time Earth's "IBM" was making outmoded processors that were still huge by galactic standards (nearly the size of an eyelash!), while the mighty galactic IBM, "Intragalactic Bowel Movements," was making top-of-the-line toilets for spacecraft.
Intragalactic BM put up with Earth's little computer manufacturer for centuries before initiating the suit. They tried for over 130 years to resolve the trademark dispute out of court, but finally the Bowel Movement company decided not to take any more of IBM's crap.
The tide of public opinion was in favor of Intragalactic Bowel Movements. After all, Earth's "IBM" made cold, impersonal machines, but IBM had form-fitting, self-sterilizing, heated toilet seats going for it. With successful media blitzes ("Gotta B.M.? Think IBM!" and "Where do you want to go today?") and the help of a few hundred Partnership Collective attorneys, Intragalactic Bowel Movements sued the relatively tiny Earth company, and took the trademark.
Two things :
1. Got a call from a shebeen in Soshanguve - the PC in the damager's office was not connecting to the network. Took a shufty at it, and found rats have gnawed the network cable going to the damager's office. Replaced said patch cable, and all was well - but advised the client to get the terminator in to get rid of said pests.
2. Whilst doing contract work at Tsitsikamma toll plaza, a huge baboon wandered around outside the toll plaza offices, and overturned the trash cans outside in search of something edible. I decided that somebody else can go and bother said baboon since I was not in the mood.
What's this supposed to mean?
From the article :
News of the layoffs made it onto Twitter, of course, and has also reached a blog by former VMware team member Christian Hammond. a target="_blank" href="https://www.thelayoff.com/t/FDYpcKY">Thelayoff.com also features where former and current employees lamenting the decision on the grounds of having been fired or feeling VMware has made a silly decision.
Silly formatting got borked by the chef.
This attitude from Samsung forced me to try and upgrade my two Samsung phones to something better.
My original S-GTi9000 is now running Cyanogenmod 11, which is way better than the stock Android, and also does not have the **** applications Samsung pushes off on its customers, whether they want it or not.
My S3 mini (S-GTi8200) took a while to upgrade as ROM's are very scarce, but I managed to pull it off. It also runs much better without all the bloat Samsung pushes out on their phones.
I also have a Nexus 2012 (wifi) which also is running CM11 ~ tried upgrading to CM12, but it was a disaster. CM11 works quite nice too.
And also a Huawei MediaPad T1-701u, still waiting for upgrades... at least the urge to upgrade it is not so strong as Huawei installed a lean stock Android on it, which works fine. If they can push out a CM12 ROM then I'll be happy...
Wife's upgraded to a Galaxy Neo (against my wishes, but it was her choice) and there's one or two niggling issues with it... but what the hey, that's her problem and not mine...
I will never purchase any Samsung phones.
Robots must have some sort of clearance underneath them?
A balloon sandwiched between two thin aluminum slabs, slipped underneath the offending robot, and then air is pumped into the balloon, thus lifting said robot off from the floor for leisurely demolition/wrecking/inspection/disablement, and as soon as that is done, the air is let out from the balloon, the robot is let down on the floor in a disabled state, and the process is repeated on the next robot.
Not sure about that pussycat robot though... it have a high floor clearance though, if tipped the wrong way...