* Posts by ITS Retired

75 posts • joined 16 Dec 2010

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An AI can replace what a world leader said in his video-taped speech. This will end well. Not

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I can hardly wait till their is an app for that

$1.99 with one year of free updates. You know it is coming.

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America throws down gauntlet: Accept extra security checks or don't carry laptops on flights

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How about if we stop making more terrorists in the first place?

"Kelly said. "Instead, we must put in place new measures across the board to keep the traveling public safe and make it harder for terrorists to succeed.""

It might take a generation or two, but if the United States gets out of all the counties we should not even be in in the first place, world peace might break out.

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Kaspersky files antitrust suit against Microsoft

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Re: Boo Hoo

You seem to be assuming the MS is competent in coding. If they can't get their OS secure, how can anyone assume their AV and security software is any better?

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7 NSA hack tool wielding follow-up worm oozes onto scene: Hello, no need for any phish!

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Facepalm

What's worse?

WannaCrypt/EternalRocks style malware? Or taking a chance on Microsoft not killing all their operating systems, except Windows 10, with their beta security updates?

I do not trust MS to do anything not in their own interests. They do think they own our computers and can tell us how they want us to be using them.

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It's 2017 – and your Mac, iPad, iPhone can all be pwned by an e-book

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I do.

I don't really like clouds for storing my stuff.

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Australia considers joining laptops-on-planes ban

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You hit on the problem

Politicians don't use computers. That is what their staff is for.

As far as most politicians are concerned computers are devils tool because leaks of their malfeasance are leaked and spread by computers.

Never mind the many business uses in flight. Or just keeping. The owner with games and movies sane during long flights.

If it boot up in the TSA line, it should be good to go. There isn't a whole lot of spare room inside a laptop for anything else.

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Linux Mint-using terror nerd awaits sentence for training Islamic State

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Re: And this what to do with Linux, again?

It's not MS Windows, so it must be be some scary operating system that actually works as advertised.

To say nothing about being able to use it without the OS tattling on you to the mother ship. Who, but never-do-wells would ever use such a system?

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Apache OpenOffice: Not dead yet, you'll just have to wait until mid-May for mystery security fixes

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I prefer OpenOffice

over LibreOffice. Why? Because it seems smother, easier to use than LibreOffice.

I have both on my computers and only use LibreOffice, when I need to, on certain, newer MS Word/Excel documents I receive from others.

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A very Canadian approach: How net neutrality rules reflect a country's true nature

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Re: Temperature?

It is the higher temperatures, the farther south you go that fries the brain. Even North Dakotan and Minnesotans are affected by the extra heat.

I find Canadians more laid back and friendlier all round than us USAns... And better educated on current events too.

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Boss swore by 'For Dummies' book about an OS his org didn't run

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Re: But the real issue is

"As a previous poster kindly pointed out, it is formally classed as "cheese" and only just escapes being labelled as "tile grout" on grounds of colour."

That is because of the gritty feeling of this "chocolate" in your mouth. Good chocolate is smooth, no grit at all. And it melts in your mouth and still tastes good, with a pleasant after taste.

I agree, most of the cheap stuff sold/labeled as chocolate isn't really.

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Microsoft raises pistol, pulls the trigger on Windows 7, 8 updates for new Intel, AMD chips

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This should help Apple and Linux

How can Microsoft do this legally? Or does anyone care anymore.

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Machine vs. machine battle has begun to de-fraud the internet of lies

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Facepalm

Re: Consider the source(s) of your beliefs about Syria and Assad

"Might" no longer be toxic??? Why take the chance?

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Microsoft IE11 update foxes Telerik dialogue boxes

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Childcatcher

Re: Yet more proof MS fails.

"It doesn't make that much difference. You should be testing the patch, and if it breaks something, you don't apply the "mega-patch" until it's fixed. If you have a real reason to need a separate hotfix for something in the patch, Microsoft PSS can usually assist..."

How is the run of the mill home computer user suppose to do that? Web mail is a stretch for many of them.

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US military drone goes AWOL, ends up crashing into tree 623 miles away

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The drone software was upgraded

to Windows 10. Its computer was rebooting after launching. After the reboot, it forgot where it was suppose to go.

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Congrats, PC slingers. That's now FIVE straight years of shrinking sales

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The "Free" Windows 10 wasn;t the problem.

Windows 10 itself is the problem. Maybe if more people could buy computers with Windows 7, or some flavor of Linux, things would not be so bad.

Slurp is not very popular with most people.

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FBI's Clinton email comedown confirms it could have killed the story in a canter

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That file was a .pst file backup from one of Hillary's e-mail severs. it was not generated on that laptop.

The limit for .pst file size is 2 gig. That is a lot of text.

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'Please label things so I can tell the difference between a mouse and a microphone'

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Re: Easily fixed...port? uh.. oh yeah- left

Usually just at the point of no return and sometime in the wrong lane even.

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Re: Easily fixed...

No I don't. I write with the left.

That is how I remember Port and starboard though.

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US govt straight up accuses Russia of hacking prez election

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Facepalm

Re: I can believe that the Russians are intentionally trying to influence/compromise things.

May I remind you that it was a conservative leaning Supreme Court that install George Walker Bush and we ended up with wars that are still ongoing. To say nothing about invading the wrong country.

A Liberal Supreme Court rightfully would have refuse do hear the case that installed Bush and Al Gore would have won.

Wala! No 9/11. Russia would be much friendlier;er to us, US, and we, the US, would not now be the worlds #1 terrorist nation, supplying both side in many cases.

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Internet handover is go-go-go! ICANN to take IANA from US govt

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Re: @Kurt Meyer Doom I tell you

"The US Government is not representative of anybody but its citizens."

The US Government does not even represent a good share of its own citizens.

The proof is in how and who we "elect" for our leaders

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Latest F-35 bang seat* mods will stop them breaking pilots' necks, beams US

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"The did tests with dummies..."

Were their families compensated?

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Breaking 350 million: What's next for Windows 10?

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Re: Deja Vu

Well, the 350 number is probably correct. But the million part may be overstated a bit.

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Smartphone sales stall at ~3.5 million per day

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Devil

Re: Don't forget the give away offers

"You can replace Devil with Trump if you are an American."

Or Hillary, depending on how your are bent.

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Microsoft wins landmark Irish data slurp warrant case against the US

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Flame

Re: It is not only over, it was always over

"The Irish company could just toss the subpoenas in the trash because the US would have no way to enforce them unless they want to stage a military invasion of Ireland."

Don't be giving our government any ideas. We're gearing up to install a female war monger.

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Microsoft: Enterprise Advantage will be 'a step in quite a long journey to modernize our licensing'

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Linux

This whole thing can be avoided by

going to Linux. Leave Microsoft to play with themselves, instead of you.

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No means no: Windows 10 nagware's red X will stop update – Microsoft

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Re: well

"at least we can safely turn updates back on on july 30th........ although no doubt that july 29th refers to Seattle time...... so lets wait until Aug 1st to be sure..."

No, not Seattle time, Hawaii time. Better wait till August 2, just to make sure... With MS, that is still a maybe.

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Net neutrality victory: DC court backs full rules

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Unhappy

Hillary is a big money, business friendly corporatist.

She will more than likely put in place a business friendly replacement, so net neutrality will probably be short lived..

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Microsoft shifts Windows 7 and 8.1 fixes to 'rollup' bundles

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Holmes

Re: Will the rollup silently include KB3035583 and (unwanted) telemetry?

That is my thought exactly. Microsoft has been proven to never have been trustworthy - Time and time again.

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Microsoft's done a terrible job with its Windows 10 nagware

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Re: Faulty nagware

I think it only give you three (3) days, at most.

No way are they going to let you opt out. Open W I D E , while we shove this sweet nectar down your throat, whether you want it of not.

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US chap sharpens paradigm-busting scissors

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Re: wow.

"And it has a pair of leather shears with the same feature."

But how well do they cut?

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Happy

Re: You can even cut COLORED things with it!

Now if only someone would invent some digital scissors.

Hey, don't laugh. I have table top camera tripod that is digital ready. These scissors could be used to say... crop pictures.

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You say I mustn’t write down my password? Let me make a note of that

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Happy

Have you thought of reusing those old passwords?

Some anyway still might work.

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Competition? No way! AT&T says it will sue to keep Google Fiber out of Louisville, Kentucky

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Happy

Re: I'm more surprised they still use poles...

When Google strung their fiber through my neighborhood, there was literately no way they could have buried their fiber in the right of way. You can't even walk through back there. Between lack of room between fences, garages, sheds and other outbuildings, there was no way to get any kind of trencher through there. Hand digging is out of the question as too expensive and too hands on.

So they strung it on the excising power poles, that already hat AT&T and cable hung on them. They were here and gone from the neighborhood in a couple of days, instead of several weeks.

Except for one burn-in equipment failure in the beginning, the Internet service has been up 100% for a couple of years now.

Oh, and the excising competition has up their speeds and lowered there prices. So every on is happy except for AT&T and the cable companies.

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Louisville says yes to Google Fiber. Funny story: AT&T, TWC didn't want that to happen

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Holmes

When Google Fiber came to Kansas City,

AT&T started offering higher speeds and lower prices, as did the other Internet providers around here. The same goes for the TV offerings too. Amazing what actual competition can do for the customer.

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Microsoft herds biz users to Windows 10 by denying support for Win 7 and 8 on new CPUs

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Holmes

Re: Shock Horror new CPUs won't support 7 year old OS

And the same people praising Microsoft for their over extended microcontrol, control that interferes with what people want to do with their own computers, and in private, would be up in arms if the government tried to do the exact same thing.

Why is that? Corporations good, government regulation bad? To most people the world is a little more complicated than that. Not enough regulations are at fault here.

What is happening here, is that Microsoft wants to be the ONLY operating system allowed to run on new hardware, regardless of purpose. Regardless of the sensitivity of the data on said computer.

Want to run Linux? Bribe someone in China for a proper CPU and chip set. Not rich enough? Too bad, you will comply.

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Windows 10 makes big gains at home, lags at work

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FAIL

Re: Same of rubbish people talk when a new OS comes out.

What was Microsoft thinking to even allow a download of Win10 over the Internet, without two or more absolute confirmations from the computer owner and what the download would entail? There should have been nothing automatic about it.

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IT manager jailed for 5 years for attempting dark web gun buy

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Devil

Re: Don't the bizzies have any real terrorists to arrest?

"(and after 10 years in jail, he made all sorts of criminal connections and embarked on a real crime career - well done !)"

If you have to do the time, might as well do the crime.

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How NSA continued to spy on American citizens' email traffic – from overseas

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Big Brother

The meta data is the outside packet, the one routers use to know where to sent that bit of information... And where it came from. Information needed at the receive end.

Meta data is quick and easy to read on the fly. To read the content takes a bit more time, plus part of the message might go a different route, making it even harder to read a complete message because you have to be monitoring that route as well and combine the various parts. That takes time and to do it for a lot of messages, would slow the Internet to a crawl.

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California cops pull over Google car for driving too SLOWLY

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Facepalm

Re: What's funny...

And genuine intelligence is in short supply also, even with many thousands of years of development.

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Colorado unshackles cities, lifts ban on govt-owned muni broadband

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Holmes

Re: Good news everyone?

Shortly after Google moved into Kansas City MO, the existing Internet providers lowered their prices and up their speeds. The delay in ISP's upgrading was because they had to upgrade their existing mid 1990's equipment for the increased speed. I can imagine that cut into their gravy train profits a bit.

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Food, water, batteries, medical supplies, ammo … and Windows 7 PCs

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Re: If you have the Win7 install disks

But you cannot get the service pacs from Microsoft, making XP useless.

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Microsoft offers to PAY YOU to trade in your old computer for a Windows 10 device

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Devil

This^^^

It is MY COMPUTER, set up the way I want it. Micro@@#%& has no right to override what I want and my settings.

Three time so far they have done just that by trying to get me to to install Win10. If I could get the service packs, I rather go back to XP first.

How long till the first Class Action law suit?

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Microsoft has developed its own Linux. Repeat. Microsoft has developed its own Linux

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Re: Finally hired someone who knows good software

I can't see Microsoft's version of Linux being any better than their own desktop software.

What I can see are patient and copyright lawsuits by MS against the established Linux world.

The DoJ needs to revisit the breakup of Microsoft into Office software and operating system software.

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Win8 inventory glut? Yep, it's all Microsoft's fault, says HP

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Big Brother

Obligatory Linux post.

Why not reload the excess computers with some flavor or other of Linux? The sellers and re-sellers might come out ahead a buck or two by being able to sell them in a timely manner.

There'd be less chance of big brother spying on you, if nothing else.

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Windows 10: A SYSADMIN speaks his brains – and says MEH

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Re: Why not?

Classic Shell is a fix for a real problem, a work around for another MS misstep. I was thinking of a complete separate GUI to replace the MS version. That way people can chose a 3rd market GUI that will have the look and feel, better suited for what they want and do.

Why do people spend hours trying to make the GUI usable from the MS default with every new OP? The XP version of the desktop, seems to have become a standard people want, whether it is a Linux mint desktop, or Win 7, or Win 8/8.1 or the new Windows 10. What's with MS trying to make a desktop look and feel like a phone or a fondle slab? With a touch screen yet? Desktops have mice and are used for serous work in one place, even for home users. If people want to be mobile, the still can, but why should that desktop that is 18X17X6.5 inchs, with a 24 to 30 something screen (or two) and a mouse, have the same look and feel as their mobile device? Why make the Desktop conform to a mobile standard?

Most people are smart enough to use their different computer devices effectively, even though the look and feel of each is different.

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FAIL

Why not?

When is Microsoft going to be forced to separate its GUI from the operation system?

Most of every complaint in every "up-grade" are the increasingly frustrating features bugs in the GUI. Desktops are not laptops and laptops are not slabs. Business machines are not home game machines. Stop already with trying to make them all the same.

Let 3rd parties in on the GUI.

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NASA: 'Closest thing yet to ANOTHER EARTH' - FOUND

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Boffin

We don't even understand all of what we need to know

as to how life was allowed to evolve here. For instance our magnetic field.

We know we would have lost a good portion of our atmosphere without it and it helps to protect living things on the ground, but what other effects does it have on the air we have, to allow us to live in the first place? Without that magnetic field, what would out atmosphere look like? Another Venus?

All this talk about finding another Earth is BS. The list needed to make another planet, an inhabitable earth, is long and we do not understand how long that list has to be.

So stop already trying to tell us we found another earth. No, we haven't. We found another rocky planet, in the Goldilocks zone. Normally it's within 50% larger that the size of our own planet. A real another Earth would have to be with in a few percent of everything of our own planet. Sunlight, gravity, magnetic field, water, minerals/metals required for life, etc.

And even if we did find one, there is no guarantee of any kind that there is any life more intelligent than say, goldfish there. No matter the age of that planet. "Intelligent life" may be a fluke of this planet alone. At least until Mother Earth finishes correcting her mistake.

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Jeep drivers can be HACKED to DEATH: All you need is the car's IP address

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Holmes

Re: "If there's a shiny new Jeep Cherokee sitting in your driveway..."

"If the air-con pump seizes there is no way to re-route the drive belt to bypass it."

Turn the A/C OFF! There is a magnetic clutch involved. Cut the wire to it, if necessary. Finger nail clippers? Knife? Yank the wire out. Just getter done and be back on your way, before you die of thirst because you probably did not bring any water with you.

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We tried using Windows 10 for real work and ... oh, the horror

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FAIL

Re: If only

Just like the lack of biodiversity in nature, a single OS for everything is vulnerable to one glitch, or one virus, or one flaw, bringing everything down.

There is no reason for not having OS designed for efficiency for each device and having the look and feel tuned for that device also. What works best for a desk top, makes for frustration on a smart phone or fondle slab. OS optimized for touch screens on a phone or slab are hardly workable on a desk top on a desk in a cube farm.

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