* Posts by Michael Habel

1902 posts • joined 21 Aug 2007

Equifax's disastrous Struts patching blunder: THOUSANDS of other orgs did it too

Michael Habel

So with this thought in mind... Tell us how you feel about MicroSoft force feeding their mostly untested, possibly unwanted 'Updates' on everyone.

So Your 'Ideal World' kinda took a misstep. Namely clued in end-users Capable of maintaining their own Machines. So I said before. I would wonder how compliant these Organizations would all become, had there actually been some rather painful discomfort to their bottom lines. And, not merely the gentle massage of the Pinkie their usually accustomed to. Case in point such idiot outfits out there that still think using Windows XP, Three, and a half plus Years is still somehow a good idea. Till they get hit upside the head with Wannacry.

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What happened to my Silver Badge

Michael Habel

Just another casualty of having just about given upmon the PC... For this Fondleslab here. Not that I haven't been lurking this hole time. It just that failing potshots at Windoes X gets boring after a while. And when I think should I give it a try.... Anther thread about it appears here, and reminds me why I should just remain on 7.

As to having given up 9n the PC... I thank Microsofts incessant push for Windows X, about Two Years ago now?! (Wow how time flies!), That cause me to just quit Windows cold turkey. Till I decided to pick up a cheap Dell Laptop, again last month. And, oddly enough... A lot of the problems I used to have with Win7.a As in being able to update it. Seems to have all been solved now. Sadly it doesn't make me want to use it more. But, that will likey change before my upcoming vacation to Jamaica latter this year. when I'll need something to edit my snaps.

Any way know I know what, what, and what I need to do now so I thank everyone who took time to respond back to me much for their time.

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Michael Habel

Re: You've dropped below 100 posts in the last year.

So that's what happens... Ok I wasn't aware of that... So does that mean my Bronze Badge is also gone too?

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Michael Habel

What happened to my Silver Badge

It seems to have gone walkies.

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Microsoft extends free Windows 10 S to Win 10 Pro upgrade offer

Michael Habel

Re: Is there a TARDIS in the room?

And much like the vaunted Time Machine you're completely lost as the incident in which you were referring to happened in the mid-ninties, and not in the eighties when the PC was the Ferrari in the room, of sundry 16, and 8-bit Microcomputers.

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Re: can't get much worse, really

Laugh all you want, but if you still don't believe that this is the end-game here... I'd advise you to seek help.

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Re: Personally I like Linux...

I don't like Linux I freaking LOVE IT!

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Smart meters: 'Dog's breakfast' that'll only save you 'a tenner' – report

Michael Habel

Re: Most of us said years ago

No you don't.

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It's happening! Official retro Thinkpad lappy spotted in the wild

Michael Habel

QWERTZ < QWERTY

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Samsung keeps the smartwatch alive. Just

Michael Habel

Re: Ugly

Quick someone contact Apples crack team of attack lawyers to shut it down now!

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Germans force Microsoft to scrap future pushy Windows 10 upgrades

Michael Habel

Auto updates have been off since they retired their QA / Testing dept.

That's 'cause you ARE part of the QA Testing Team now! Now be a good goy, and make sure by the time these Updates get to Win X Enterprise. That all them Bugs got quashed!

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Re: Don't F***ing talk to me about W10 upgrades

Forking Cinnamon Mint 4 teh win!

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Michael Habel

Re: Homegroup?

Can you do all that? - YES you could!

At some point will M$ reset these 'changes' disrespecting your 'decisions' and reappling their " We know what's best for you!" Settings? - Yes the will, and at the end of the Day that's the major problem with Win X.

They can leave the Default Settings as they will, and pray that the average Luzer is to ignorant to care. But, this huge F' YOU to those that do know what their doing is just to damned much!

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Which begs the question

How good can Win X be if your lucky enough to be running the more same Enterprise Edition?

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Why force choke a bitch when you can just shut them out?

The Consumer Center in Baden-Württemberg filed a cease-and-desist complaint against Redmond regarding the practice, and the software giant has unexpectedly caved and promised never to do it again.

Yeah since giving its cancer away for free worked out sooo well... They had to stoop as low to start blocking Users from installing older versions of Windows 7 on newer Chips.

Windows 10 NEVER!

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Official: Windows for Workstations returns in Fall Creators Update

Michael Habel

Telemetry, Thoughtful Auto Updating, and, Candy Crush Saga...

So will Win X 4 Workstations still contain a few of MocroSoft's favorite things, or will they allow this version to work more like the Enterprise Edition? Really the only winning move is One to Linux, or BSD. But, since there are times you just have to use Windows there is thankfully still 7. But, in about Three more Years, even that won't be much of an option anymore.

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Firefox doesn't need to be No 1 – and that's OK, 'cos it's falling off a cliff

Michael Habel

Golly geee

Do they still think that hijacking the Homepage, New Tab, and removing the old style Download list was a great idea? In any case I can deal with the new Download Tool. But, forcing their crap Homepage on Mobile with absolutely no PC Standard way to simply set this back to https://www.google.com. was more than enough reason to abandon that Browser.

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Microsoft hits new low: Threatens to axe classic Paint from Windows 10

Michael Habel

Re: The end

Don't remind them!

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Met Police laggards still have 18,000 Windows XP machines in use

Michael Habel

XP in >2017? Really?

It's slowly getting to a point where Insurance Companies should void any claims made by those who are too ignorant to understand why you don't run a Six-teen Year old in production. Also in the event of the lose, or outright theft of private User Data, due to such ignorance should be fined out of existence. If only to be made an example of.

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'OK, everyone. Stop typing, this software is DONE,' said no one ever

Michael Habel

Save those PHBs at (and, in no order), EA, Bethesda, Activision, Square-enix, MicroSoft. I could go on... And, on, and on....

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Insert coin: Atari retro console is coming back

Michael Habel

Re: Kodi

You should have opted for a dumb (Lee's Snoopy TV, and got the Android Media Player a.k.a, the nVIDIA Shield TV instead. I love this Device dear, though it is a bit pricey.

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Elon Musk reveals Mars colony rocket capable of bringing pizza joints to the red planet

Michael Habel

Re: So Musk wants to invent the ICBM, eh?

I bet Mr. Kim would buy that for a Won (i.e. a ‎₩)...

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Android apps punched out by Judy malware

Michael Habel

Just One more reason

Why everyone should be running AdAway.

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Windows XP crashed too much to spread WannaCrypt

Michael Habel
Pint

Re: NSA coders?

You can't beat FREE!

Just note the contents are probably spiked!

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Ransomware scum have already unleashed kill-switch-free WannaCry‬pt‪ variant

Michael Habel

Re: Experts all giving advice how how to stay secure

And, in you World everyone's a dolt that refuses to run Windows Update... (Assuming you can get it to work!,) Once a Month is just that great of a burden then? Well it wouldn't be if the damned thing would just work.... Looking at you Windows 7.

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Re: Inevitable

Implying that Windows (H)8, and Windows X are better than an unmaintained Windows XP SP3 Installation. Which can still do it's job. Probably better than those other Two numbskull OSs. Assuming Microsoft were kind enough to continue supporting it. But, alas that way only madness lay. As XP does not contain Tracker's, and (Cr)App Stores to take your Moneyz.

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America 'will ban carry-on laptops on flights from UK, Europe to US'

Michael Habel

I wonder...

If this Ban is less about Passenger Safety, and more about containing those with Camera Phones sniping up all the recent, and likely as damaging drama that has taken place over the recent history?

No Camera Phones, no Facebook Viral Facebook Videos

No more bad press for said Airlines.

Seems like win win for them, as inconvenienced Business Travelers will still have to travel in as far as their Employers will allow them to. So I doubt they would take such a massive hit 'cause of this.

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Windows 10 S forces Bing, Edge on your kids. If you don't like it, get Win10 Pro – Microsoft

Michael Habel
Linux

It's time to yell FORK IT!

And make off like a migrating Pinguin....

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European Court of Justice lays down the law on Kodipocalypse

Michael Habel

Tl;dr

So what's the gist of the judgement again?

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Microsoft cracks open patch mega-bundles for biz admins, will separate security, stability fixes

Michael Habel
Linux

Re: Hells bells Re: Games

Perhaps it's time to wrap up the Ones you are currently playing and just jump ship. If you are only 1/16ths as valuable to Epic, EA Bethesda etc... They will get the message And push for Valve or their own Linux Service. Or in turn just go outta business. If your just gonna wait for these Companies to make the hard choice for you. Then don't complain about being stuck on Windows

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Michael Habel

Probably second ONLY to Win2k.

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Michael Habel

Yes well without digging too deep into the things MicroSoft have deemed 'Critical' in the near past. (*cough* GWX *cough*). Would you still care trust them to have your best interests, instead of theirs? In their hearts.

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We're 'heartbroken' we got caught selling your email records to Uber, says Unroll.me boss

Michael Habel

Who are these people again?

Well I can't say I ever heard of them before, and I wouldn't be interested to learn more about them now.

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Uber sued by ex-Lyft driver tormented by app maker's 'Hell' spyware

Michael Habel

Re: "Unlike Lyft, Uber changes the tokens it uses..identify drivers, to prevent such tracking."

wait the US has bus service ? When did this happen?

Um since about 1914... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greyhound_Lines

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Apple's zippy silicon leaves Android rivals choking on dust

Michael Habel

What's the point?

When the new Jesus Bone is sooo great, that you're going g to need a USB-C Fingerprint-scanner Dongle. To use it?!

http://www.theverge.com/2017/4/19/15353730/apple-iphone-8-delay-touch-id

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

Michael Habel

Blowing their feet off?! Hardly after all wheres the money to be made from Windows 7. I mean they want you for their (Cr)AppStore! I can't wait for the Day when they [MicroSoft] decide to prevent you from installing any Drivers, and other sundry Software. For your protection! And, points you to their said (Crappy)AppStore instead.

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Michael Habel

Re: This should help Apple and Linux

You forgot about FreeBSD.

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Michael Habel

Re: Optional

And after 2020? FYI: That's only Three Years away!

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Troll it your way: Burger King ad tries to hijack Google Home gadgets

Michael Habel

SURPRISE !Google is an Advertising Company

So do you get the felling that this is how Google ment for Google Now... Home to actually work?

Brings a whole new meaning of Pop-up Ad's.

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Our Sun's been using facial scrub: No spots for two weeks

Michael Habel

Re: 2018 data

They hopped a trip on the TARDIS.

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Royal Navy's newest ship formally named in Glasgow yard

Michael Habel

Needs more McBoat Face...

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I can DB clearly now the clouds are gone: Oracle 12c on-premises for Linux, SPARC

Michael Habel
Alert

Dat BOfH (From the Pic)

Is shutting that --it down quickly!

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Tablets become feebleslabs as sales spiral down

Michael Habel

Re: How many tablets does a person need?

And how much is the Phone that you have to slot into this thing?

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Michael Habel

Does this trend count against Phablets too, or just useless homebound WiFi Tablets?

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Now that's a Blue Screen of Death: Windows 10 told me to jump off a cliff

Michael Habel

Re: Methinks MSFT (and some here) are taking this too seriously.

There is a flaw in your logic... Right minded People wouldn't think like that. Being reasonably adult minded persons.

The Progressive Left?! Not so much. Look how they rage over common sense things like Brexit, and Trump's Presidency. Nothing but Outrage, and Butthurt, from Sea to shining Sea.

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New Windows 10 privacy controls: Just a little snooping – or the max

Michael Habel

Re: Or... no snooping at all

Not sure about the eidos stuff besides would a Software Package from '99 & 2000 even work on Win X? As for Adobe... I was under some impression that they had moved to this place called the HTML5 Cloud. So why wouldn't it not work on *nix?

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Re: Or... no snooping at all

What a shame it is that (Cr)Apple, are seen to be just iPhoning it in with the latest renditions of the MacBook Pro. It's almost like they just want to only build iThingy's.

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BBC surrenders 'linear' exclusivity to compete with binge-watch Netflix

Michael Habel

Global lol! That's hilarious for a broadcaster as tight as the BBC. Well I suppose it could be Global if you can get yourself a decent VPN.

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Astroboffins glimpse sighting of ultra-rare circular galaxy

Michael Habel

Re: AIM HERE

In a Galaxy far away, they have these things called Deathstars. I suspect that someone was busy.

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