* Posts by LionelHutz

14 posts • joined 8 Apr 2017

Microsoft won't patch Edge browser content security bypass

LionelHutz

Re: never learnt from the directX times

We knew what you meant.

Google rushes to curb Oreo's massive appetite for your 4G mobile data

LionelHutz

Re: Meet the old boss, same as the new boss...

"In fact, this is almost classic, old school Microsoft behaviour."

You could say that for just about everything Google does these days.

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Re: You can see how they'd miss this

I'm sure you're right. In the same way that a Microsoft employee once told me they don't really worry about moving everything to the cloud, because they're always on 10 GigE connections at Microsoft, so it's all the same. This was in response to a question of whether he'd ever actually tried to deal with cloud everything over Comcast, which is sadly still better than many people get. So yeah, they're all completely out of touch with the reality most of us deal with, but what else is new.

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"Google released the new Android flavor to its Pixel and Nexus hardware lines,"

Well kind of. For some of them. On some carriers. Not really.

"other device makers are set to push the upgrade out to their devices over the remainder of the year."

That's awful presumptuous. Only some have even mentioned upgrading phones, and those only phones which were just released (after the supposed general availability). I doubt ANY non Google phone will see Oreo before the end of the year.

Web inventor Sir Tim sizes up handcuffs for his creation – and world has 2 weeks to appeal

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Re: I don't see a problem.

Nope. Those shops still get federally raided all the time, and our wonderful new attorney general is trying to make it even worse, as predicted. They're just profitable enough to make it worth the risk.

LionelHutz

Re: I don't see a problem.

They will never stop trying either, and one day they may win, if we don't constantly fight it.

Microsoft boasted it had rebuilt Skype 'from the ground up'. Instead, it should have buried it

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Re: Office

I thought 2010 was pretty good. That was the generation of Windows 7, and Server 2008 R2, all three of which I consider to be the last great products in those categories.

Google ships WannaCrypt for Android, disguised as Samba app

LionelHutz

As pointed out in the comments that inspired this article...

The problem is with Android itself. Android only supports SMBv1. Therefore all apps that support SMB on Android have this problem.

Wannacry: Everything you still need to know because there were so many unanswered Qs

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Re: Wasn't "But we had to have SMB for our internal shares on the network" the NHS problem?

We are, and the lunacy is widespread and getting worse. For some reason companies who provide their employees office space, desks, telephones, pens, paper, and everything else they need to do their job, somehow think the single device they use and depend on more than any other is somehow exempt from their responsibility.

Amazon's Alexa is worst receptionist ever: Crazy exes, stalkers' calls put through automatically

LionelHutz

Re: Why would anyone buy this junk?

This had nothing to do with Amazon. iOS and Android (recent versions) require permission to access contacts. I'll bet you anything you like that if this wasn't enforced at the system level they would have just taken them and turned the feature on at first run, like it or not. They deliberately launched this without call blocking and with automatic contact slurping, you can thank your OS vendor for giving you any semblance of control at all.

Scratch the Surface: Slabtop sales slump takes the shine off Microsoft's 2017 so far

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Re: Organizations are turning to Microsoft as a partner they can trust.

Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, Office 2010. The trifecta. I think that era was the climax of Microsoft. It's been rapidly downhill ever since, indeed.

Back to the Future 2: Gasp! America's trade watchdog discovers the risks of 'free' movies

LionelHutz

Don't forget that Ajit Pai has been on record multiple times as saying he wants these people to be in charge of all American regulation of the Internet.

Amazon touts Echo voice-recog tech to world's gizmo makers

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This is in line with American federal law and is also excellent policy.

Microsoft's new hardware: eight x86 cores, 40 GPU cores

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Re: Yeah, but where can you buy hammocks?

Oh, the hammock district!

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