* Posts by solv

8 posts • joined 7 May 2018

Forget snowmageddon, it's dropageddon in Azure SQL world: Microsoft accidentally deletes customer DBs


Re: Little Bobby Tables...

Genius post...XKCD is like the Simpsons used to be....so suitable to quote in so many scenarios

Time to dump dual-stack networks and get on the IPv6 train – with LW4o6


If every CPE device still gets an IPv4 address, how does that solve the issue of running out of IPv4 addresses?

Not OK Google: Massive outage turns smart home kit utterly dumb


There's a very simple answer, just to unpuzzle you; Those people don't have the skills to do it themselves - but they want the service/convenience.

TSB meltdown latest: Facepalming reaches critical mass as Brits get strangers' bank letters


SMS is not a secure method of delivery for 2 Factor authentication....most people in IT have known this for at least 3 years now - SIM swapping is just too easy.

How in holy hell a bank is allowed to continue to use this method is beyond me...

It's really not that hard to implement either Google authenticator or something like symantec VIP

Cortana. Whatever happened to world domination?


How is KDE not good enough?

It has umpteen more features and a gazillion times more configurable options than gnome has....

Maybe if you tried it duing it's transition phase to KDE4 7 or 8 years ago then that could explain it.

Try the latest kdubuntu or KDE neon...it's known as Plasma Desktop now anyway

Cheap-ish. Not Intel. Nice graphics. Pick, er, 3: AMD touts Ryzen Pro processors for business


Re: It be on your GuardMI

How does one check for this? Are there malwares scanners that boot clean off a usb/optical drive that can specifically check for this.

For a long time I've been waiting for the day I re format and re install a customers OS to get rid of a virus and find it comes straight back on to the system

Microsoft to lock out Windows RDP clients if they are not patched against hijack bug


So I wasn't aware of this flaw until today where it seems the group policy mitigation was enforced by MS without our permission...and now we are scrambling to get business clients back onto their servers. So what about thin clients that don't/can't get updates...too bad for them? Seriously MS?? What the hell - they have no right to just change a group policy without asking...what a bunch of turds

Microsoft's latest Windows 10 update downs Chrome, Cortana


Re: Try Linux. - Or DON'T! (My love/hate Linux rant.)

You are either extremely unlucky or just not very smart.

I have been using linux for 14 years on home PC's, Work PC's, servers etc etc you name it.

I deployed a ubuntu 12.04 box 6 years ago for someones office. Just 3 days ago I upgraded it from 16.04 to 18.04....went smooth as silk. Time I touched it before that...upgrade to 16.04....time before that...you get the picture. The person I've set it up for can't believe how much more stable it is than Windows.

At work I made my technician switch his one year old laptop to running linux (elementary OS) after the Windows installation he said he wanted on it just stopped working and couldn't get it to start booting again. He wanted a day off to get Windows reinstalled and configured to his liking. I said we don't have time for that kind of crap. He now runs Windows in a VM and we haven't had a problem since.

I repair Windows for a living....it doesn't "just work"...it breaks itself all the time.

Sure linux has plenty of problems...but I'm sick to death of people trashing it....and I'm also tired of supporting people with Windows problems that shouldn't exist in mature O/S run by one of the biggest companies in the world - Windows should be bloody unbreakable, rock solid, secure as it comes and innovative....the funding that goes into it warrants it to have to live up to a MUCH higher standard than linux desktop IMO

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