I was sharing the estimated value, that is all. And that was from years ago.
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I picked up some JBL Quantum 800 headphones 3 years ago for gaming and music. Brought them on a flight to test noise canceling on the plane - I take them every time now. Just amazing.
I'm a tall guy, so it was important to me they don't squeeze my head, and they don't. They use of wifi and BT at the same time is pretty cool. And they have a button to turn NCC off and on without taking them off, if you want to keep listening but hear people talk. Looks like they have been superseded by the 810
that has always driven me crazy. WTF was MS thinking to put gaming software on and by default turned on and Enterprise OS. Its like, they thought - hmm this is not exploitable enough, lets put something on these to make businesses IT staff scream.
I think of the "trust but verify" as a pathetic attempt to sound nice, and not say Zero Trust, which is the only way. I don't trust people apps or hardware. But we have to allow just enough leash for work to get done, but keep it tight enough to keep the dog from running into traffic. Inspecting the leash, dog and environment non-stop. Gad I hope I live long enough to retire and be normal (stupid and happy).
Only three types of people will take this job;
1. Retired IT person that is board and wants to get out of the house.
2. Underqualified person that will use it as a stepping stone for 6 months while trying not to get fired.
3. A criminal that will be creating and selling back doors, that won't be outed for years.
Oh wait, there is option 4, use a human service program for an offended group, and give them a job they have no skills for so they can tell the world they are doing good - while really setting up the person, position and tech to fail. nope, this is option 2.
maybe because china is the only country that locked up over a million people for their land, has been selling their Hair (well documented) and other parts - look it up. This isn't some insane historical thing from hundreds or thousands of years ago - it is right now.
It's not about profit to china, it's about control. Currency cost is of little to no issue.
It is public information that over 30 years ago china started their task of taking over the globe through financial means, until other resources are needed. It's been working pretty well, less those pesky westerners not always selling out.
That's being set up for failure and low moral. Nobody should be put in that place.
Treat yourself better than they do, offer a solution (staffing) with a "there arn't worse jobs out there" or "I can't watch the place burn down anymore, it's to hot in here" type notice. You deserve better.
Sorry goog, you can't have my phone number, since I don't have one of my own (carry a work phone). You can have the Email back and youtube is as much commercials as it is anything - heck I remember watching things on YT to avoid commercials, back in the day lol.
All good things come to an end.
Thanks for the heads up Reg, I'm backing up my address book today to avoid loosing contacts :)
You got me interested, I reviewed their pages to see if it can replace zoom, but it seams focused on mobile apps. Two conflicting pages on the desktop - one says they stopped developing it, another says its supported - so idk. I'd love to dump zoom, but this looks more like a dev toy than a common video chat. Maybe if they decide to make money it will mature into something to replace the CCP spyware.
Feels like MS is at war with PC gamers. Over bloat an OS so bad with what you would expect are add in apps that you might turn off during gaming, but if you can't turn it off - is it really our PC or MS's and we are allowed to use what they want us to, not what we want to?
I've been waiting 20 for linux to be top for gaming, and it still isn't. Clearly MS has zero interest and wants to push people to xbox. Maybe someone can carve out a stripped version of 11, like the PE installs, I don't need to print, join a domain, my firewall is at the edge, don't even want default AV or any browser.
I know, I'm asking for a low profit, highly desired unicorn, but a guy can dream.
Reading that is perplexing legally, as they apparently sold millions worth, and it is supposedly dangerous, so much it reads like it would kill someone instantly. But they aren't being charged with causing anyone harm, just disobeying a request to stop selling it. Also this, https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/drinking/public/water_disinfection.html
Just this morning I went to report to MS that we received a phishing Email with a link to "malware hosted on their dynamics.com domain."
There is literally no way to report it. Even called them, unless I would give them an account number, they didn't care.
MS needs to get their cranium out of their donkey before they tell anyone else to be responsible.
Run your mobile browser in Desktop mode for the FB website, then there is no need for the app.
You can even use the IM just like on a desktop.
fyi - Location tracking, if you disable it "you" don't see the reports anymore, they are still generated for the customers that pay for them.
"What about the Americans that can't afford good insurance?" Didn't obomba fixed that years ago - Oboma Care
Recent figures say something like 30% of Americans are in medical debt - Insurance is a scam in the US, and always has been. Making them mandatory (oboma) drove their profits up higher, and hurt people more. You might have to live it to understand it.
But yeah, our insurance scam called healthcare sucks.
"Microsoft says~~~ And it advises those who find the malware on their system to reinstall their browser."
Well it's a pretty darn good thing that MS was required by governments to UN-bundled IE to the OS, or everyone effected would have to reinstall windows and not just their browser.
Like most offices we use MS Office products. This "productivity tool" raised a lot of red flags at our business when it started self generating Email to the people with the "Your daily briefing" crap. Since all our external Email is Tagged, and this didn't have that tag, and came from nobody - you caused concern by implimenting these apps without permission. If one of our sys admin had done this without a Change Control there would be trouble. I wish I could punish you MS, at least charge you for wasting my, and our users time.
Microsoft - we, the administrators like to make decisions about the tools on our network. We do not approve of you simply enabling such invasive tools without our explicit permission, and understanding. This harvesting of data in what should be a 0 trust environment is very concerning.
This isn't some free service like google where all data is expected to be harvested for marketing purposes, this is supposed to be a secure environment.
We are offended, and it will reflect in our product choices, since paying you for a product isn't enough, you need to steal data we have not authorized you to, regardless of PII being stripped - it came from our company without our permission.
to bad they cancelled it right off and didn't just block the charge, but at least they took some action and didn't let charges build up, and have to deal with that.
Still would have been nice if they notified you when they cancelled it - before you had to deal with being declined and having to call them.
Explanation; Some states (where I live) allow anyone qualified (FFA background, no legal restrictions on you for crimes, crazy or non-resident) to Open Carry, meaning it cannot be hidden from plain view, even in your car, it cannot be in the glove box. Concealed carry (where I live) is now legal for everyone (resident/not a felon, bla bla), but used to require a $10 permit fee, 3 references and approval from the Chief on the local PD.
I have been with people that get nervous if they see a gun on anyone (including police). Very conditioned response. So some people who carry prefer to carry concealed to not scare people that are uncomfortable. They only time I worry about a gun, is if it's in someone's hands and not under peaceful condition (like at home, the range). But I have been around them my entire life. The average driver worries me much more, well, there are lots of videos every day on that..
What do you mean "no fraud"? There is plenty, and it is being rooted out and well documented. Will it be enough to effect the election, I doubt it. But calling a system "secure" before proving it is, does not pass this techs sniff test.
Might as well say "Windows 10 is the most secure OS ever - there is no need for running an AV scan...."
now it's sounds pretty stupid like that doesn't it?
This is one of the reasons we like to have "overlap" in our security products. Due to constant proof (like this news story) we have to presume that at least one of our antivirus, firewalls, web filter, VPN, ransomware detectors, components is compromised, by private or nation state criminals - all the time. It's not a happy thing to know your own government is destroying security for the sake of stealing data for insider trading, er I mean keeping us safe from ghost.
You are correct. But every 4 years someone starts a panic about how the outgoing prez might resist. Which is really comical because there is nothing they can do. They literally have no power. Do idiots think, that they will hold a gun to someone's head and say please let me live in this house lol.
It's a job in this country, not like a king, or queen, or emperor. It's literally a job that last at most 8 years and that's all.
I'm thinking well played by Orca. Poke the giant to get in the news to get all the minions to look your way and grab some of that market. I doubt Orca will end up paying any fine, but even if they do, it was worth the expense- it was a great marketing play, because until now I had never heard of them. Good job.
You're presenting facts, expect to be down voted and vilified.
Even if I don't like Turnip head for the way he talks, you are correct.
Just to make sure I get downvotes to, when I watched one of Biden's meetings and he told the guy that asked a question (politely even, to give Biden a chance to clear up an accusation, as he was a Biden support) and Biden told him he was fat, stupid and "to old to vote".
Be independent, hate both gangs - it's only fair.
Obamacare,,, my insurance doubled and coverage was reduced, same for most "employed" US citizens. Thanks to that health insurance law, as a single healthy person I pay over $600 a month now. It used to be under $300. I don't understand why anyone liked him besides his skin color, since he didn't do anything besides raise taxes at home and drop bombs on more countries than any president in history.
But your comment about the parallels, well might want to check the news today of where all that Russian money came from and went to, since it was just declassified.
"China is now countering"
Dude, you do not know history. China has never made a secret of their plans for taking over the world. They will do it by Economics as far as they can, then,,, well, they are almost ready to take on every country with their military now, production has been ramping up for 20+ years. They do have some cool new military subs, ships and islands in the last 5 years. That were in the planning stages 15+ years ago.
This is why I like to scan my home system from a different PC, to ensure it looks at every file. Nothing is perfect but it catches a few things local scans may miss.
This is how we scan all our VMs at work, so it makes sense. Every VM is treated as a file, not a live system.
I expect home firewalls (done as SaS) will become much more popular. With security companies managing them, constant updates (subscriptions) to block malicious IP/URLs, Ad services (I block all of Adchoices at the FW).
This is the way.
I miss being at DefCon this year, but it's great they are doing SafeMode with Networking, Enjoying the youtube presentations and hoping more people get exposure to the great work people put into making IT safer for all.
- How I found what IPs to block basics. Open CNN in a browser, open command prompt, run netstat -an. Log all IPs. Open Foxnews, do the same. Compare the IP addresses. Take the common ones and block them. It's best to look them up first so you don't block app updaters (windows, adobe, ect) or something else you want connecting.
I got an Email from the goog yesterday, that I can apply for settlement for a class action suit they lost for leaking data from Google+ accounts 2 years ago.
The sum of $12 per user can be mine IF - You got the email, will give them your real name and address, and your bank routing and account number.
AS IF I would trust goog with that data if they can't even keep,,, well anything from their system of greed. No doubt the account data will be leaked and cost way more than a crappy $12. Hell, if they planned this it couldn't be better for them, leak a million peoples data, then offer to pay them $12 each to get even more data from them. Blah.