* Posts by ParasiteParty

15 posts • joined 12 Mar 2016

Microsoft still working to fix Outlook sync issues

ParasiteParty

Re: Has El Reg finally soured its relationship with Redmond

"Or you can say that we are at fault for choosing Microsoft."

Yes, that's it. When you go cloud hosted you are subcontracting your responsibility to a third party. We are cloud hosted on an Exchange platform but NOT one that is operated by Microsoft. To my mind the worst place you can have your Exchange mailboxes are Microsoft.

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Ofcom finds 'reasonable grounds' that KCOM failed to maintain 999 services

ParasiteParty

Piss up, brewery.

KCOM couldn't organise one.

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DNS devastation: Top websites whacked offline as Dyn dies again

ParasiteParty
Facepalm

I wish this was true...

Many ISP's - to name BT for one but probably most, simply do not respect published TTL's.

We've seen issues where we set low TTL's during a site migration but the ISP's simply don't go back for another lookup. You end up having to fanny about with DNS providers until enough time has passed for the providers DNS to re-do the lookup in its own time.

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Farewell Patch Tuesday fragmentation: from October, MS will roll just one monthly patch

ParasiteParty

Here we come Linux...

Fight back people. Ditch their increasingly awful operating system and lack of customer focus and talk with your feet.

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Cloud will NOT eat the tech industry, Michael Dell declares

ParasiteParty

Agree with Mr Dell.

Cloud is over-rated. There *are* real places for it, like cloud-hosted email, of course web sites and public facing web applications, but for privately hosted data, cloud does not make sense on any level that I can see other than *convenience*.

Addressing this benefit directly: since when was convenience the pinnacle of achievement? How about security, privacy, and so on?

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Microsoft offers admins free Win 10 upgrade lube

ParasiteParty
Big Brother

Already shafted....

Microsoft have been shafting us all for the best part of 20 years that I can recall, no surprise their wrinkled old dicks need a bit of lube to encourage their crud-stick of an O/S onto your hardware.

Oooouch.

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The case for ethical ad-blocking

ParasiteParty

Re: Use the hosts file as an ad blocker

I use 'HostsMan'. If you do too please make a donation:

http://www.abelhadigital.com/hostsman

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ParasiteParty

Are you serious?

"When is ad-blocking ethical?"

Er, that's easy. 100% of the time. I will decide - as far as is practical, when I do not wish to see an advert. If I can skip adverts on the PVR, then I will. Same principle for adverts on the web. If I am driving along and am advertised to on a billboard then there is not much I can do about that, but that's life.

To all marketing types out there: Suck it up and go get a proper job. Stop promoting consumerism, it is a fundamentally flawed proposition.

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Free Windows 10 upgrade: Time is running out – should you do it?

ParasiteParty

Shove it up yer bottom.

Microsoft should take Windows 10 and it's 13 PAGES of privacy settings and shove it where the sun doesn't shine. After 20 years supporting Wintel PC's I've gone Mac. I'm giving myself to Win7 EOL to ditch MS.

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Oh dear, Vodafone: Sales dip in UK

ParasiteParty
FAIL

Extortionate pricing...poor service.

A few months ago I ditched 2 x £20pcm contracts with Vodafone and got two new contracts with Virgin at £3 per month each. They were also unable to move contracts from one business to another because "their system will not allow it". If there is any justice in the world Vodafone should bleed customers until they realise what poor service they are giving.

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The 'new' Microsoft? I still wouldn't touch them with a barge pole

ParasiteParty

Re: The problem is there is nothing better.

jb99 I understand what you are saying however as a long time Windows user in the IT industry I am satisfied with my recent Apple experiences ion iMac and delighted with Apple's response to the FBI case.

On the face of it at least, Apple based technology is right for people, whereas Microsoft based technology is right for whatever the Microsoft Agenda is.

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ParasiteParty

100% Agree

Very eloquently put and sums up my feelings too. I have been in professional IT support for 20 years and I am tired of them fuc*ing us about.

I am giving myself until January 14, 2020 (Windows 7 EOS) to move as many people as I can away from Microsoft, probably will move to Linux / OSX where possible.

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Steve Ballmer: Get the Facts. I 'love' SQL Server on Linux

ParasiteParty
Big Brother

What a dumbass...

"Ballmer is also reported to have described the threat posed to Windows as having already passed. "

What an idiot. Windows 10 is the biggest single reason I am planning a switch to Apple and Linux based systems as soon as I possibly can.

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Ad-slinger Opera adds ad-blocking tech to its browser

ParasiteParty
Big Brother

Try HostsMan...

I'm running HostsMan alongside Opera... don't need that third party adblocking.

http://www.abelhadigital.com/hostsman

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Microsoft seeks Comcast subpoena to nab activation pirates

ParasiteParty

They could just Google it...

http://knights-and-dragons.wikia.com/wiki/Thread:36067

And then start playing Knights and Dragons :-)

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