* Posts by Ellier

9 posts • joined 27 Oct 2012

Heaps of Windows 10 internal builds, private source code leak online

Ellier

Re: "Technically, it's the best news we will get all year"

You completely miss the reason why I say this. I'm for linux, more and more as time wears on. Microsoft has made some really horrible moves of late - did you even see Windows 8? I did, and it was complete garbage. What I am hoping this does is bring us closer to linux getting the driver support it deserves. I could tell you a story about a laptop upgrade to Windows 10 that failed miserably due to a graphics driver, but I digress. The point is, linux needs to unify, not segment, and this event could be the catalyst. I'm just hoping to get the application and driver support in linux that I get in Windows. By far, it is the best news I've gotten this year - one step closer to an unfragmented linux culture.

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Ellier

Re: In the news today...

Technically, it's the best news we will get all year - if you are a Windows user.

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I was authorized to trash my employer's network, sysadmin tells court

Ellier

Re: This will impact others as well

It is certainly unethical, but whether or not it is illegal is what is questioned here. Companies spend a lot of money on lawyers for a variety of reasons, why not spend the money to ensure there is a clause prohibiting malicious activity.

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Ellier

This will impact others as well

I've worked a variety of different jobs, some IT, as well as other job titles and every time I've needed to do something that would have far reaching implications, I have always asked someone higher up. Those questions have had a mix of reactions ranging from "Glad you asked first" to "I thought you were a self starter". The lack of clear policy is the issue here and it varies from company to company.

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Yahoo! Japan says 22 MEELLION User IDs may have been nabbed

Ellier

its harvesting

This type of effort is usually done to harvest email accounts to spam or for other nefarious purposes. One of these types bothered to admit what s/he was doing openly to me in 2006 via yahoos instant messaging client. Offering the information to the authorities is pointless. I sometimes seriously consider this really is an oligarchy and all of the people in positions of power are hell-bent on screwing every last one of the little guys - without gel if possible.

Exceptions would be our fearless reporters at El Reg, and the honest, clean commenters such as the ones above and below me, here.

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Lawyer sues Microsoft rather than slot an SD card into his Surface

Ellier
Holmes

SamSung Galay Tab 2.0 7" model suffers from this same type of issue - the 8GB model has around 4.3 GB free out of the box.

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Industry in 'denial' as demand for pricey PCs plunges

Ellier
Pint

MMX

In 1997 someone insisted I was such a "loser" because the computer I was using for basic web browsing, email, and typing up my college papers lacked MMX. I have made it a bit of a habit to get one of the lower end machines. I feel happier because of it, knowing that I was ahead of the curve.

TY El Reg, for showing me that I lead, not follow.

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Yahoo! will! ignore! 'Do! Not! Track!' from! IE10!

Ellier
IT Angle

Re: In related news,

I went looking just this past week for some mobile sites to add to my droid tablet as shortcuts. It looks like Yahoo lost its first love - being a web directory. I expected better, although there are some sites out there that have bothered to collect the links for users like myself.

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