Re: Deinstall parts of W10?
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The fact that this went on for SO LONG is an absolute joke. The fine should have been a lot more than that, yes, $100 per customer is hefty, but Telstra willfully engaged in this kind of behavior for many years, and $10M is a slap on the wrist for them. They provided the ways and means for a criminal enterprise. It's truly disgusting.
True, but I believe this can be largely attributed to the upcoming release of the new iPhone X or Edition or whatever.
I've got a feeling this new iPhone is going to set all time sales records, if not by volume, surely by revenue.
I anticipate this to be the biggest iPhone launch since iPhone 4. That was the last time I went out of my way to secure one on launch day. This year, you'll see me in the queue... Because you can be sure of one thing: if you don't preorder or queue, it will be a lengthy wait for you.
Add firewall. Whitelist owner IP address(es), or better, only allow connections secured by a VPN. Problem solved.
Having an unpatched web server accepting traffic from everywhere is bad karma, regardless of the underlying OS. I mean, a web server that's a control system that really only exists so a small subset of people can access it, really doesn't need to be open to the whole world. That's just lazy and asking for trouble.
Because, you just might be, if you buy that neutered already just about obsolescent device. Even more so, if they make you pay full price...
It's a shame (for Samsung), I was almost that Fucktard. It could have pulled me away from iOS, but I couldn't source one due to the recall. So now I have a 7 Plus and am happy with it. I wonder how many people like me there are...
I use Chrome on Windows, but only when I'm plugged into AC. If I'm on battery, (and I'm REALLY trying to conserve power) I will use Edge. It is undoubtedly the most 'lean' browser on Windows in terms of power consumption. Similarly I will use Safari on a MacBook in the same scenario. On my iPhone, I will almost exclusively use Safari. In fact, I don't even have Chrome installed. Never needed it, despite my reliance on Google services. On Android (Galaxy S7) I use the built in browser because it has smooth scrolling. I find Chrome's performance in that aspect lacklustre at best. I've tried Chrome on various Android phones and I've always found it unoptimised and terrible. Mind you, I've never owned a Nexus or Pixel and it did appear to run really well on my friends Pixel. Is it only optimised for pure Google phones? That's certainly been my observation anyway.
Overall, Chrome is probably my favourite of the bunch, but it is a power sucking whore and for me that limits me on when I can use it.
Do you have Fibre To The Node? Because the kind of behavior you describe is what I get with my standard 100Mbps HFC cable today. If NBN can't fix that problem, then what's the point? Mind you, when NBN arrives for me in 2019, it will be Fibre To The Curb. Which means fibre backbone all the way until the last 8 metres from the curb to my doorstep. I would imagine that will fix my current HFC woes. The Optus HFC back-haul is terrible, and the network itself highly congested. I've paid top dollar for a while, to get a sub-par service. It was great until they oversold their network (at least in my area) thanks to the NetFlix promotions..... Anyway, if I had your issues with NBN, I would be complaining VERY loudly...
We own several Synology DS1815+ devices each with about 24TB capacity and currently quite full of data. They use the Intel Atom 2538 which is listed as a SoC containing this fault. These are well over 12 months old and therefore approaching the 18 month danger zone.
This is obviously very concerning.
I hope Synology are ready to help us.
all the Telemetry via Group Policy. It ain't that hard. It's not compulsory nor mandatory. I get that people aren't pleased about this (count me as one of them), but let's try and also be clear on the options and facts. Also, DontSpy10 achieves this quickly on a standalone PC. As far as Windows 10 goes as an OS there are certainly some improvements but it's not as stable as 8.1 which has gotten pretty good these days.
We run our own training programs and always educate our users on each visit. That and a small peppering of 'you don't wanna be that guy/girl' has raised the level of awareness at our company.
I also quarantine ALL doc/x files and zip attachments with impunity, and encourage the use of secure file sharing applications. There's a small management overhead, yes, but it's a damn side better than dealing with an outbreak, which has not happened yet.
Rubbish. High bandwidth applications open up more possibilities. And it allows us to get stuff done faster. Which saves precious time. If that isn't reason enough, then I don't know what is. And it's not just TV's. What about streaming games? Streaming VR? Backing up/downloading/syncing your insane amount of photos and personal videos of your family and loved ones you've taken over the years? What about UHD video calling, interactive learning, and other forms of interactivity we haven't even thought of yet? Not having loads of bandwidth shuts you out of some of those things entirely, and makes other things paInfully slow. It also puts our country at a disadvantage to other countries that have it. Speeds of 25Mbps will just not cut it!
Your comment isn't entirely accurate - they are bringing security to mobile payments. If you listened to the Keynote (I presume you didn't) you would know that storing your credit card in Passbook, when you make a payment, you are using a new credit card number and security check digits each time you make a payment. That combination can't be used twice, which means that unscrupulous merchants can't pilfer your details nor can miscreants with unauthorised access to their systems. Nobody has done this before and Apple are leading the industry here, and surprisingly, the banks are only too happy to be on board. I thought that was pretty darn innovative and cool.
@Dave If I could have upvoted you 100 times, sir, I would have. This guy is the only guy Spruiking Salesforce. He'd even have you believe he invented the cloud. He blew it straight out of his amazing, revolutionary lungs. Now all I need is a dual 27" tablet with a keyboard and I can be part of his fucked up dream too. Where do I sign. He's just the next moron to ride the wave of free publicity bestowed on those who bag Windows 8 and the journos publish it for the same reason. (No offence intended Reg). I run a gardening business but wait I fucking hate Windows 8 too because, well because, they took my start button!!! Can I get a free write up? No I can't and no one should. Why? Because Windows 8 rocks. There I said it.
Exactly. Couldn't have said it better myself. Businesses always adopt slower, and so what? That's pretty much the norm everywhere I've worked as a sysadmin. I don't put anything in production until it's had a service pack. I like to stay one step behind the bleeding edge. Besides, it gives me plenty of time to familiarise myself with a new product, and when the business is ready, I'm already well and truly skilled up so I can perform well in my job. I've been using Win8 on my new ultrabook since the RTM. 90% of my Win7 drivers work. Everything else was out of the box anyway. Do I like Windows 8.... Hell no.... I LOVE IT. I too, am a convert. You know why? Because I love IT, and I love change. I'm quite enjoying this more agile and modern Microsoft. Sue me!
It's now come to light that female USB A connectors have been manufactured incorrectly for years! Apple have 'got it right' and when hardware manufactures catch up it will 'just work'. If hardware manufacturers don't step up, Apple will have 'pioneered' a 'new standard' in connectivity, (and will probably patent it too).
I think patent litigation is downright evil. What really upsets me though is that HTC is struggling. They make great kit and it would be a shame if they folded. They're not perfect, but neither is anyone else. With Apple and Samsung so strong, and Google ready to jump in with hardware, and the software, I think HTC's position is tenuous at best. Still, hopefully people give them a chance. I ditched my iPhone 4s for a One X, and I'm posting from it right now. It's fantastic and I look at my wifes iPhone now and it seems like a tiny,outdated device. So I can tell you that people can leave Apple and be happy with their choice. HTC have won me over. My wife will never use one, she said 'its too big to handle'. Yeah, that's what SHE said!