* Posts by Kev99

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In the Navy, we want to share data with some ease. In the Navy, can someone help us with this please?

Kev99

Shoot. If the Limeys want to share data, just store it "in the cloud". Everyone and his sister will have access within a day or two.

LibreOffice 7.2 release candidate reveals effort to be Microsoft-compatible

Kev99

For the most part, I prefer Libre over MSO although neither are as good as QuattroPro 4. Little to no garbage, had tabbed spreadsheets under DOS and didn't need several gig of storage or memory.

Dedicated (Local) Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service to grow almost 1000 per cent in five years

Kev99

Is this just a revised, not as secure, version of the old "dedicated lines" used by industry for decades before DARPA released DARPAnet into the wild?

Go to L: A man of the cloth faces keyboard conundrum

Kev99

Many years ago, before many if not most of your readers' parents were even born, many keyboards did not even have a "1" key. You had to use the lower case "L" to type a "1".

Microsoft wasn't joking about the Dev Channel not enforcing hardware checks: Windows 11 pops up on Pi, mobile phone

Kev99

The TPM malarky? microsoft's poor attempt to force people to ditch perfectly good hardware to help its sycophant pc makers.

Windows 11: Meet the new OS, same as the old OS (or close enough)

Kev99

Win 11 is better than Win 7? I think not, Roscoe. The user interface stinks, It has more bloat and garbage than any OS before it. The only reason it's taken off is microsoft bribed, cajoled and otherwise threatened all the software and hardware companies to install it or else. I only "upgraded" because so many softwares I had would no long run on win 7. I NEVER had any problems with Win7, not functional, not viruses, not malware. But then I always used common sense and didn't click on every url link that came my way and ALWAYS had Norton or the like running.

USA's efforts to stop relying on Russian-built rocket engines derailed by issues with Blue Origin's BE-4

Kev99

Not to mention the lazy, you owe me attitude of so many American workers.

Kev99

What's wrong with just starting the production lines of the Rocketdyne F-1A or J-2 engines? They did a good job getting us to the moon once before.

US Navy starts an earthquake to see how its newest carrier withstands combat conditions

Kev99

What's really sad is the Navy came to King's Island in 1997 or 1998 to look at one of their rides that used electromagnetic propulsion to launch the ride cars. Sure took them long enough to figure out how it works.

NCSC chief: Ransomware is more of a threat to Britain than hostile nations' spies

Kev99

So, quit putting all you secret, proprietary, confidential, operational data out on the bunch of holes held together with string. Either that or require, mandate and otherwise at-the-point-a-gun demand that all data has 512 bit or higher security with air breaks. The world did well using dedicate lines for decades.

What Microsoft's Windows 11 will probably look like

Kev99

Talk about putting lipstick on a pig. And the start up sound? I turn OFF all system sounds as they're royal pain in arse and add nothing. Looks like microsoft is just trying to keep its coders busy and trying to hit three double blue-ray discs of gar-baj for installation. Oh, to be able to get rid of all the bloat and crap after install, let alone during install.

Debian's Cinnamon desktop maintainer quits because he thinks KDE is better now

Kev99

I've used Cinnamon, Gnome, Mate, and Openbox (Puppy Linux default). I can't tell the difference except for Puppy which has too much garbage on the desktop. What's the big woo-hoo? To me, the difference amount to choosing this theme or that in windows.

Price-capped broadband on hold for New York State after judge rules telcos would 'suffer unrecoverable losses'

Kev99

"suffer unrecoverable losses increasing with time" and that the "bulk of these losses will stem from lost income." BOVINE EXCREMENT! The internet is the closest thing to a perpetual motion machine in existence. Most of those supposed "losses" would be in the form of fictitious book entries and not real cash gone. Once a line is laid, it doesn't cost any more in cash or manpower to squirt a signal down the pipe. Slow internet speed are less the result of equipment limitation than they are of the ISPs purposely throttling the speeds. And since most of the signals sent and received are still over copper that can't be used as an excuse.

Ohio Attorney General asks courts to declare Google a public utility

Kev99

Dave Yost started out as the county prosecutor and then count auditor of Delaware County. The latter is the premier consumer protection agency in counties through its Weights & Measures division. Mr Yost has his moments where politics come to the fore but overall he is a consumer advocate first.

Fastly 'fesses up to breaking the internet with an 'an undiscovered software bug' triggered by a customer

Kev99

eh-yup. Posting everything you own on the internet is perfectly safe and secure. Nothing to see here, folks. Please move along.

Report commissioned by Google says Google isn't to blame for the death of print news

Kev99

The study apparently ignored a couple other reasons. The "electronic" generation doesn't want to have anything to do with anything they can't get on their cellphones. They claim to be "too busy" to sit back and actually read something on paper. And frankly, I think they're too damned lazy and cheap to buy a paper or magazine.

Big Tech has a big problem with Florida passing a law that protects politicians from web moderation

Kev99

It has been litigated innumerable times. A business is under NO obligation to allow everyone into its premises, except when such refusal amounts to to any discriminatory act prohibited by federal law. Which means a bigoted baker can deny a gay person but the jerk cannot deny a black, hispanic, asian etc.

Europe gives SK Hynix the nod to gobble up Intel's NAND flash and solid-state drive biz

Kev99

I know of several areas in Ohio that high unemployment, beaucoup water resources, near major transportation hubs, and LOW wage requirements.

Lessons have not been learned: Microsoft's Modern Comments leave users reaching for the rollback button

Kev99

Once more some half-wit pimple popper coder decided to show off to his/her boss by writing some wobble code that serves absolutely no purpose. Sound like most MSOffice upgrades, actually.

Frontier sued by FTC, six states for allegedly over-promising, under-delivering broadband

Kev99

Too bad Ohio is one of the states. And good for FCC to finally be doing its job.

Microsoft unveils Rust for Windows v0.9, with 'full consumption support' for the Windows API

Kev99

Microsoft creates Rust for Windows. I thought it was a Mozilla product. Another attempt by redmond to scarf up the computer market with little to know benefit for the end user.

As another vendor promises 3 years of Android updates, we ask: How long should mobile devices receive support?

Kev99

Let's see. My neighbor has a 1962 Corvette and it's still supported. He also has 1965 Bronco and it's still supported. I have a 2008 Sky and it's still supported. 90% of the updates have little to nothing to do with functionality. They're created because new department head likes gee-gaws better the frim-fram or to fix crappy coding that should have been caught before it went out the door. You know, like mircorosft products.

US declares emergency after ransomware shuts oil pipeline that pumps 100 million gallons a day

Kev99

Re: Internet links

Even if it was an email link that link would have needed to connect to bunch of holes to send the trash beck to the central controller.

What's this about a muon experiment potentially upending Standard Model of physics? We speak to one of the scientists involved

Kev99

One question I've had since I got my Life Science Library book "Matter". It included pictures of the tracks made by particles in a particle accelerator. To me, most of the tracks looked identical even though the editors said they represented newly discovered elements or elements with fractional half-lifes. So my question is, "Are they really finding new particles or are they just making chips off the old block? Chips lick you'd get from crushing an ice cube or rock. Funny thing, I've posed this question to MIT, Stanford, Science magazine, Scientific American, and who knows how many other publications. I even queried Dr. Hawkins and he was the only one who even acknowledged my query, let alone answer. And his answer was the experiments indicated the existence of new particles. Not that new particles were being created or discovered. Just indicated. Hmmm...Makes one wonder.

Sitting idle while global chips fry: US car industry asks Biden to earmark cash for automotive semiconductors

Kev99

Browser tracking protections won't stop tracking, warns DuckDuckGo

Kev99

I agree about "NO CHROME". You start that POS hog and you have umpteen processes running gobbling a half gig or more of your memory.

Kev99

This article makes it sound like CTRL-SHIFT-DEL has no effect. I guess hitting that combo before & after visiting Google sites or Facebook is a wasted effort.

OVH reveals it's scrubbing servers – to get smoke residue off before rebooting

Kev99

Once more, everyone.

A cloud is just a bunch of holes held together with vapor.

A net is just a bunch of holes held together with string.

Anyone who is stupid enough t5o store anything more valuable than the recipe for peanut and butter sandwich deserves the pain caused by the failure or theft of a cloud or net.

'Agile' F-35 fighter software dev techniques failed to speed up supersonic jet deliveries

Kev99

Hey, let's reinvent the wheel using untested code and stick Uncle Sam with the costs. And be sure to put so much bloat in the code it will take years to find the buggy bits. Our training at the microsoft school of programming has really paid off.

I haven't bought new pants for years, why do I have to keep buying new PCs?

Kev99

When I a job in 1990 with a certain county that was just moving off green terminals to desktop pcs, I was the only person in the office who had any experience with pcs. I began with an Amstrad 8086 in 1984 and the moved up to a 80286 box in 1986. My Amstrad had more RAM and storage than the file cabinet sized Burroughs mini. Most of the IT staff refused to believe what I already knew including Novell, Quattro Pro, pfs:Professional Write, Ask Sam, Paradox, etc. The also didn't like it when I solved pc problems for others in the office instead their going through our tiny IT department (4 people serving 150 people from pcs to minis).I even got dressed down once for helping from my immediate boss who was barely able to turn his pc on. At each succeeding job, I've been in the same boat. I actually got perverse please out of proving the IT head of a state agency was wrong on several occasions. Ah, the thrill of actually knowing shit about what you're doing.

The wastepaper basket is on the other side of the office – that must be why they put all these slots in the computer

Kev99

Never underestimate the stupidity of the human animal.

Someone tried to poison a Florida city by hijacking its water treatment plant via TeamViewer, says sheriff

Kev99

Re: For the love of the wee man

That and the fact "the internet is free and everyone is doing it". When will those in charge admit that a 'net is just a bunch of holes held together with string.

Kev99

Idiots! When will entities with critical, do-or-die data or equipment realise that the internet is NOT safe. If they need remote access they should spring the dime and set up dedicated lines. You know. Those things that ran the whole country for decades before DARPANet was realsed into the wild. At least until they either incorporate at least 1024 bit security or completely remove the biggest threat to their computers - humans.

NASA offers foodies, boffins $500,000 to find ways for astronauts to make their own dinners on the Moon, Mars

Kev99

How about a three wall chest with the fourth wall against an exterior wall of the spacecraft. No power chest freezer. Fill it with the complete menu of Stouffers Lean Cuisine frozen foods. Throw the empty packages into the engine exhaust for incineration.

What happens when the internet realizes the stock market is basically a casino? They go shopping at the Mall

Kev99

The stock market benefits only the gamblers. Other than IPOs companies derive no benefit from it.

The Ultimate Collection of Winsock Software goes offline for good

Kev99

"Maintenance challenge"? Is that a polite way of saying the coders have absolutely no idea how to code from the command line and can only do it from the fancy-dancy web gui?

AnyVan confirms digital break-in, says customer names, emails and hashed passwords exposed

Kev99

Another business that would rather save a few quid by publishing its proprietary, confidential, and personal data on the internet. And anyone with an ounce of brains knows a net is just a bunch of holes held together with string. The net won't even become remotely secure until two things are done. Minimum encryption goes to 513 bit and human are prohibited from using it.

Atlantic City auctions off chance to hit Big Red Button and make grotesque Trump Plaza casino go boom

Kev99

How about timing it for 11:59 AM on January 20, 2021? So appropriate.

US nuke agency hacked by suspected Russian SolarWinds spies, Microsoft also installed backdoor

Kev99

Yup. Let's put all of our proprietary, confidential, essential, and otherwise can't exists without information out on the internet. Everyone know how safe and secure a bunch of holes being held together with bits of string is. The government and industry survived for decades using dedicated lines. Blithering idiots.

US Treasury, Dept of Commerce hacks linked to SolarWinds IT monitoring software supply-chain attack

Kev99

Yup, let's put our confidential, proprietary and sensitive data out on the bunch of holes held togethes with string. It's perfectly safe. Besides, it's free.

Patch Tuesday brings bug fixes for OpenSSL, IBM, SAP, Kubernetes, Adobe, and Red Hat. And Microsoft, of course

Kev99

A hundred bugs a month for microsoft. You'd think by now microsoft would know how to code safe and secure applications. Yugos had better quality control.

Let's check in now with the new California monolith... And it's gone, torn down by a bunch of MAGA muppets

Kev99

Never underestimate the stupidity of the human animal. Especially reactionary twits.

75% of databases to be cloud-hosted by 2022, says Gartner while dishing on the weak points of each provider

Kev99

Note to security people. A cloud, as everyone with any brains knows, is a bunch of holes held together with vapor.

When even a power-cycle fandango cannot save your Windows desktop

Kev99

Never underestimate the stupidity of the human animal, especially where technology is concerned. We had a lady who was in charge of running the backups for her office. She dutifully put the tape cartridge into our MicroVAX 3600 and start the backup. She'd then sit around waiting for the backup to finish. Unfortunately, to her the backup was done when she no long heard the tape drive. With no noise she pushed the eject button and out would pop one ruined backup. Our operators got to the point they'd distract her or even sit directly in front of the drive to keep her from destroying the cartridge and MicroVAX.

New lawsuit: Why do Android phones mysteriously exchange 260MB a month with Google via cellular data when they're not even in use?

Kev99

Huh...And all this time I thought "mobile data" was what I used when I used on of the apps on my phone do anything.Like weather updates, maps, etc.

Kev99

Re: How

Outside work hours I turn mine off completely. That saves data, power, and bothersome nitwits.

Banking software firm tiptoes off to the cloud with MariaDB after $2m Oracle licence shocker

Kev99

Oh boy. Millions more records soon to be available on the "dark web".

Ransomware crims read our bank balance and demanded the lot, reveals Scotland's Dundee and Angus College

Kev99

Hopefully you'll learn to NOT put sensitive, proprietary or confidential information on the web.

Google's home security package flies the Nest, Chocolate Factory pledges software support – for now

Kev99

Oh, boy! More fools getting duped by thinking the internet is safe & secure. Since a net is just a bunch of holes held together with string, I really can't get too obset that any business that uses the 'net to store data has been bit.

Beware, drone fliers, of Scotland's black-headed gulls. For they will tear your craft from Mother Nature's skies

Kev99

Gotta love wildlife. Smarter than humans, most of them.

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