* Posts by channel extended

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User couldn't open documents or turn on PC, still asked for reference as IT expert

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Cloudy what now? Adobe and Microsoft cosy up with cloud partnership

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Let's see.

That would make:

Adobe == Famine, Always needing more.

MicroS == Pestilence, Going it's own way and dragging you along.

Oracle == War, Still can't get that patch right.

FBI == Death,Death of freedom and civil rights by way of backdoors. Remember WE are the good guys, BECAUSE WE SAY SO!!!!!!!

1TB SanDisk flash cam card

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For all those with pron...

They will need the sdXXXc card!

Ted Cruz channels Senator McCarthy in wrongheaded internet power grab crusade

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Turd Cruz...

Has clearly reach his level of incompetence.

C. Northcoate Parkinson

Top smut site stops Flashing, adopts HTML5

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In the future....

30 years from now the headline will read:

"Adobe patches last hole in FLASH."

And people will ask "What's Flash?"

Typo made Air Asia X flight land at Melbourne instead of Malaysia

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Sense of direction...

The pilot didn't know where he was but he knew where he was going. ;)

Hello, Fortinet? Could you patch these vulns please?

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Should FortiWAN be renamed FortiWTF?

Adobe reverses decision to kill NPAPI Flash plugin for Linux

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Flash has been dead

Flash has been dead to me for years. Nope. Still dead.

Newest Royal Navy warship weighs as much as 120 London buses

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Re: HMS Forth??

Charles Moore must have taken the first three, and built this one.

Angler's obituary: Super exploit kit was the work of Russia's Lurk group

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Re: AI

Too late, done did. Strangely it keeps asking me if I want to play a game. :o)

Microsoft releases firmware fix for faulty Surface Pro 3 batteries

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Re: So far so good...

Although true, I still miss the days of Kilo and Mega cycles. Much more informative for most of us electron pushers.

Windows Update borks PowerShell – Microsoft won't fix it for a week

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True meaning?

Did the missing MOF file REALLY mean Masters Of Fail?

Your wget is broken and should DIE, dev tells Microsoft

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Another example

Another example of Microsoft not playing well with others. Those commands are well known and their use is far reaching. To NOT own up to this blunder simply makes them look like a five year old. Whats next rsync only working for Azure backups, (crippled backups of course)?

Password strength meters promote piss-poor paswords

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Re: Storage space

Actually it's one less, All of the admins will want/have to use zero.

Profit-hungry Ghouls raid corporate networks worldwide

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Re: Is it me or

Maybe you could hire a PFY to convert everything to clay tablets?

Microsoft has open-sourced PowerShell for Linux, Macs. Repeat, Microsoft has open-sourced PowerShell

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What is the shell?

Writer needs to find out what a shell is. Calling awk,grep, and sed shells is like calling print an OS. Article clearly written by a PR flack with little experience with admin. Also if it is open source where can I get the source code, without registering my email and personal info like at MS.

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: This design needs a dictator

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Re: Unified UI Unicorn

To me, the best unified UI is still text. ASCII Rules!!!!!

Google-backed Thread, OCF form alliance for Internet of Things sanity

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The OCD?

When a friend of mine said he had OCD, does that mean he is running the Open Connect Daemon?

NASA peers through its SpeX: Aha! Jupiter's globe-warming hotspot

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Perhaps there was life on Jupiter at one time. Then the 'I'm not a scientist' Jupertiarion Republicans claimed there is no such thing a global warming crisis. After the GRS formed then they simply call it weather. And some survivors are still down there trying to keep their SUV's running.

Microsoft offers admins free Win 10 upgrade lube

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Miss Named.

It should have been called 'Analytics for Upgrades'. That way we could shorten it to the MS Anal Grade!

All you need for quantum computing at room temperature is some mothballs

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Re: Expensive

Q:What do you have if you have a moth ball in your right hand and another moth ball in your left?

A: A damn big and ticked off moth.

AT&T's ECOMP code to land soon at Linux Foundation

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How many patents are there on this stuff? Does AT&T control ALL of the specs? Can they suddenly depreciate a feature in favor of propri. code? What license? Is it sloppy code ,so that when rewritten correctly will be taken private again?

Many, Many, Questions still left.

Linux letting go: 32-bit builds on the way out

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1 bit cpu.

I have a simple messaging app for automobile drivers. It only requires a single bit for operation.

Finger up, message sent. Finger down, message queued.

Body of evidence: Biometrics and YOU

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Beer O'clock

I think we should use a breathalyzer. Then you have an excuse for a couple of pints before work. They would need to know how much you drank and how long you waited to sign in. Maybe even what brand!

NOW, I want to be a pen tester, er, taster!

You can be my wingman any time! RaspBerry Pi AI waxes Air Force top gun's tail in dogfights

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The Goverment bid....

Suddenly Pi's will cost $3.14 million each from Lockheed!! And take twenty years to deliver.

Fedora 24 is here. Go ahead – dive in

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GNOME Problem...

I have given up on the GNOME people. The 3.20 desktop has less functionality than the 3.12, or even 2.xx, because they have decided what you want. Like Microsoft you will do it their way or no way. Also I have had problems with the GDM3 crashing, the error message is so helpful "OOP's an error has occured." I am currently using Kali 2.0 with an added Mate desktop and LightDM launcher.

BOFH: Follow the paper trail

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Odd sizes...

Once called in to help setup a accounting system that some one had bought from another company, back before Peachtree or Quickbooks. It printed all of the invoices on a 'special' size of paper available only from the parent company.Heh. I quickly figured out that changing the font size from 15 to 12 solved the problem. Printing cost went from approx. $80 a box to only $25. Unfortunately though I had saved the company thousands my billable hours were only one.

Remember to good of problem solving skills will only get you broke or arrested.

Non-US encryption is 'theoretical,' claims CIA chief in backdoor debate

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Layered Options...

If you encrypt a message with unbreakable security and then send it over a weakly encrypted network it is still unbreakable. Clearly he has no idea of PKI or encryption.

I only trust a one time pad (OTP).

It's [insert month] of 2016, and your Windows PC can still be owned by [insert document type]

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Noticed Flash updates....

Wonder just how long after nobody uses Flash will Adobe still issue updates?

Digital ad biz is fraudulent by design, complain big brands

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The Advertisers...

Just found out that nobody brought the lube!

BOFH: What's your point, caller?

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Re: How do I order a new keyboard online if this one is broken?

I stole, yes stole, an AT&T keyboard almost twenty or more years back. Off of some redundant kit that was being disposed of. It has the best feel and response ever! Most modern keyboards are of pitiful quality and it shows. One of my quick/quirk judgement of a laptop is if it has full height arrow keys, if not then it is sh!te. I don't care how super duper the screen is, how light weight the kit is, or how touchable the lcd is. As a CLI touch typest, maybe that should be a type (of) pest? The feel of the keyboard is of prime interest. This means that I am often reduced to 'business' level computers rather than 'gaming' level power.

It is interesting to note where some of the 'quality' manufactures cut corners.

UCLA shooter: I killed my prof over code theft

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IT Angle

Doctoral students routinely have their code,data,or ideas stolen. It is a feature of the educational system. Dr's are promoted,protected,tenured by what new ideas they produce and the temptation to steal from from a student is very large, I'm not saying he did, but I'm not saying he didn't. If he did then there are probably more people who have a beef with him.

The code may have been trivial, who knows? Like you know, Flash.

US computer-science classes churn out cut-n-paste slackers – and yes, that's a bad thing

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My experience is Payroll.

When I was in uni , late 1970's, the very first program we had to write when learning a new language was a payroll program. EVERY language. Even IBM 360 assembler!!! It was what the business communites wanted at the time. Who needs a payroll prog now? Plus with all of the new regulations it is not possible for a student to write one in a semester, even if that was all they were doing. Allowing ANY single org to direct your learning is a good way to become redundant.

Microsoft won't back down from Windows 10 nagware 'trick'

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I feel left out....

I recently loaded Win7 into a vm, I had a DVD left over from an old build. Then I went to update and try to get Win10, just to play around mind you. NO luck won't update. All of you nice people are having the exact opposite of my luck.

My luck is so bad I can't even get free Windows.:(

Tech support locker scam poses as failed Microsoft Update

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How does?

How about if I'm using a vm? The only Windows it is even close to being safe to run nowadays is a virtual machine.

New solar cell breaks efficiency records, turns 34% of light into 'leccy

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Re: Science is a filthy tease...

There is a branch of mathematics that deals with infinity's developed by Gregor Cantor. Tho rarely used in accounting, except for govt work.

Q: Which is the larger infinite series, even numbers or odd?

A: The answer is trivial!

Uncle Sam tells Verizon and worker unions to settle spat

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New Verizon motto...

Can you hear me..........Hello? Hello?

Supernova bubble clocked at 19,000,000 km/h

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Re: 19,000,000 km/h ?

I like to measure thing in Angstroms per century. Just to get a good feel for the magnitude.

PS I also like writing down zeros. So it's about 1.66x10^25 or 16600000000000000000000000.

Criminals exploit zero day Flash vulnerability

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Re: What?!

Next they'll claim that ads are bad for you!!

DARPA wants god-mode attribution platform to pin and predict crime

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Re: And when you find...

Then a US court will issue a warrant for their arrest. And the CIA will do a secret kidnapping and then use enhance interrogation to extract a confession. Thus the miscreant will spend the rest of his life in a secret prison.

After all, we're the RED WHITE and BLUE and our secret government is the most/best our money can buy!!!!

Official: Microsoft's 'Get Windows 10' nagware to vanish from PCs in July

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Re: Why July

Dwarf, as a fellow traveler in time. I started with an early S-100 box. I agree that people are funny about handles, mine is based on my number one problem for the past twenty years. Besides if I claimed the "True Sex God" some one would request citation, and I'm not that type of public person. My last version of Windows is 7 running in a vm. The last machine I've had running windows alone is a Windows 2000 box. Yes I had a bit of learning to do to get Linux running and to keep it running. I currently am using Kali for work and have used everything from LFS or Gentoo stage one tarball, to Ubuntu or Mint. All have quirks.

MS motto is "There is a right way, a wrong way, and the only(MS) way."

Linux motto is "There is no single right way, plenty of wrong ways, and your way."

Pick your poison, position!

Restaurant booked, flowers ordered ... Microsoft has a hot date for SQL Server 2016

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Comcast is upping their data caps on June 1, new MS SQL server June 1. Maybe it need the bigger caps to report home?

F-35's dodgy software in the spotlight again

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Are the providers of the software also ransomware writers? And will the DOD pay in bitcoin?

The web is DOOM'd: Average page now as big as id's DOS classic

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The easy life.

I am restricted to using elinks. This cuts most of the crap out. No Javascript, auto-run, or css. I'm still on dial up because of my distance from idiots. The text only pages are really really small.

I CAN access images if I want to.

'Impossible' EmDrive flying saucer thruster may herald new theory of inertia

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The real universe doesnt care

The law of gravity works, the Earth is still round, Congress still can't find it's a** with either hand and a guide dog. So a belief is not needed!!

" But it can't work if we can't explain how it works, can it?"

All-Python malware nasty bites Windows victims in Poland

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Which Python?

Will it require 2.7 or 3.3? If I get a request to update python should I look closer? Clearly just because a language is cross enviroment doesn't mean a compiled executable is. Look at the so called UWP.

No matter what the source, most infections still rely on the "I Agree" click.

Line by line, how the US anti-encryption bill will kill our privacy, security

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Re: The government [of USA] can lead by example...

Because the rooster had crossed the road?

HGST has an entry-level 14PB archive box... is that enough for your, er, home collection?

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Totally Useless

To be of any real use you will need to buy at least two. Backup's are mandatory. I mean suppose the RIAA seized your equipment?

On a 'nother note how long to encrypt the whole drive?

Read America's insane draft crypto-borking law that no one's willing to admit they wrote

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Stealing IT

Maybe the CIA stole the documents from the Chinese and these two think a police state is a good thing? That might be why they support such idiocy.

My other theory is 'Clowns gotta be clowns!!!!!!!'