* Posts by Byron "Jito463"

51 publicly visible posts • joined 17 Aug 2007


Linux has nearly half of the desktop OS Linux market

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As a Windows guy,

even I wouldn't consider ChromeOS to be "Linux". So why would anyone expect full blown Linux guys to think that?

Amazon confirms it locked Microsoft engineer out of his Echo gear over false claim

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Re: I grew up with "Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me."

As someone who was also bullied in school, all the way to the 8th grade (and even a little beyond), I couldn't care less about words. That would require me to actually care about the opinion of whoever said the "mean" thing.

No defence for outdated defenders as consumer AV nears RIP

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Smart people

Smart people stayed away from Norton or McAfee. McAfee has been garbage for at least 2 decades, and Norton has been hit and miss for as long as I can remember. Personally, I've used NOD32 by Eset for around 17 years, and I stand by it. I don't rely on it as my primary protection (that's my job), but rather as a backup in case something slips past me.

Microsoft's problem child, Windows 11, is here. Will you run it? Can you run it? Do you even WANT to run it?

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In answer to the questions

In sequence:




I'll probably have to get used to it, because of my work, but I don't plan to upgrade my personal machine for a long time. Thankfully, my Ryzen 1800x isn't officially supported on 11, so I shouldn't have to worry about MS trying to force an upgrade on me.

The PrintNightmare continues: Microsoft confirms presence of vulnerable code in all versions of Windows

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Re: Maybe its time to consider Linux/BSD boxes as print servers

Uptimes of a week were exceptional? While I don't manage servers, my computers - back to the Windows 2000 days - have always had uptimes of at least a month or more, and only that because I finally broke down and installed pending updates. Otherwise, I could have gone for months on end without restarting.

I can't say my Win9x/DOS computers had that much uptime, but those were a different era.

BOFH: When was the last time someone said these exact words to you: You are the sunshine of my life?

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I loathe surveys

I absolutely loathe surveys of any kind, no matter how innocuous they may be.

Chinese chip giant calls on US tech to help out with Trump tariffs – not a quid pro quo, obviously

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"Blame falls into the lap of capitalism"

More accurately, it falls into the lap of cronyism. The concept behind capitalism, is that you're entitled to the fruits of your own labor. Cronyism would be more apt here, and that can occur in any system, not just capitalism.

Fairphone 3 stripped to the modular essentials: Glue? What glue?

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Re: A commendable effort

This is the first I've even heard about them. Is it a UK thing only, or are they available in the US?

AMD agrees to cough up $35-a-chip payout over eight-core Bulldozer advertising fiasco

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Re: Advertising

"If you are advertising something, make sure its (sic) accurate"

Except that it was accurate. The FX series did have 4, 6 or 8 physical cores, it's just that each pair of cores shared some resources. The only reason AMD agreed to the settlement was to get the lawsuit out of the court system and be done with it.

It's elementary, my dear Dwarf.

Y2K, Windows NT4 Server and Notes. It's a 1990s Who, Me? special

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Re: Shutting down the wrong server

"But I NEVER switch off a server in the rack by using the button if I can avoid it. That's what Shutdown commands or ILO/iDrac is for."

In those days, NT (and 9x) would shut down the system, but not power it off. The power button still had to be pressed manually.

Behold… a WinRAR security bug that's older than your child's favorite YouTuber. And yes, you should patch this hole

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Re: 2 people who paid?

Must be three then, because I also paid for it.

Excuse me, sir. You can't store your things there. Those 7 gigabytes are reserved for Windows 10

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Re: I think I can spare 7Gb out of the 8Tb I'm using for storage at the moment.


I think I can spare 7Gb out of the 8Tb I'm using for storage at the moment.


8Tb? So you have a 1TB hard drive?

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Re: I think I can spare 7Gb out of the 8Tb I'm using for storage at the moment.


Try enduring the pain of updating an HP Stream with a 32GB eMMC "SSD".


Just had to do that myself recently for a customer. I ended up freeing the needed space by uninstalling the games that came preloaded with 10. Prior to that, he had 517MB free. After that and the 1809 update, got him to over 7GB free. Go figure.

Good job, MS. Good job.

Convenient switch hides an inconvenient truth

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Where I work

Where I work, we do on site service for both residential and business. I had a service call one time - in the middle of an ice storm - for a residential customer, who was complaining that he couldn't get anything to display on his screen. On a day when only two of us were working, no less.

I make it there safe enough and proceed to check for what the problem might be. The computer is running, so I proceed to check the cables. As I'm doing so, I notice there's no light on the monitor. I press the power button on front of the monitor, and sure enough it powers right on. Problem solved.

If it wasn't for the ice storm, I might have cut the guy a break on the service call fee. As it was, I think he was embarrassed enough that he paid it willingly.


On a separate occasion, one of my coworkers had to do an on site for another residential customer. His solution? Power on the computer. Sometimes you have to wonder what's going through people's minds before they decide to call for support.

MIMEsweeper maker loses UK High Court patent fight over 15-year-old bulletin board post

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Same here. I was very confused when they started on about virus scanning.

Renegade 3D-printing gunsmith Cody Wilson on the run in Taipei from child sex allegations

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Re: "So where's the assault?"

You claim you were just repeating their words, but none of it was in quotes. this section in particular was part of your own article, not any quoted individual:

"In a formal interview, the assault victim"

Considering it wasn't a quote, how am I to know you're quoting anyone?

As for this part:

"(Wilson is presumed innocent until proved guilty, and this comment and the linked article relate to the allegations made against him.)"

If true, why didn't you write "*alleged* assault victim"?

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Re: I'm of two minds about this

"The NRA maintains it's power due to LOTS AND LOTS of guns being sold"

The NRA is an educational/safety training organization that sells ZERO guns. Not one single gun has ever been sold by the NRA. I'm not quite sure what you're trying to insinuate here, but the power of the NRA comes from the members, not how many guns are sold. Whether we buy them or print them, the NRA has the same power.

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Come on, El Reg.

You should be better than this.

"Wilson stayed at the Archer until 9.20pm with the assault victim"

Assault victim? Assuming he's guilty, I wouldn't even attempt to justify his actions. Meeting up with girls nearly half your age - and under 18, at that - is just creepy. Having said that, it sounds from the article like it was completely consensual. So where's the assault?

That's just lazy writing on your part, something you've been doing more of lately. The reason why Trump gets away with his cries of "fake news", is because of lazy articles like this.

FCC boss slams new Californian net neutrality law, brands it illegal

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Re: Typical

If Congress wants it to happen, they should write the law themselves, not kick it over to unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats to decide. This is why I support the FCC decision to repeal NN. It gave too much power to those unaccountable to We The People.

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It's funny that he accuses Pai of Crony Capitalism, when government regulation is the very definition of that. I'm glad Pai repealed NN, because we do not want unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats deciding the future of the internet.

I'm not trying to defend everything Pai has done, nor trying to claim his motivations for doing so, simply saying that I agree with this decision.

Microsoft accidentally let encrypted Windows 10 out into the world

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The last time I ran a Windows beta

The last time I ran a Windows beta was XP Pro x64 after RC2 launched. I was gung-ho into 64-bit (this was around the launch of the Athlon64), and it was stable enough for me to run as my primary OS.

‘Very fine people’ rename New York as ‘Jewtropolis’ on Snapchat, Zillow

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Re: Trump bashing inaccurate here

30 years? Hardly. How about then Senator Clinton talking about running on "CP Time" (CP = Colored People) a few years ago? And don't get me started on how the Dimmie policies towards blacks tend to subjugate, rather than assist them.

Also, notice how the Dimmies always cry racist towards the most innocuous statements from conservatives? It's called projection, and the left practices it every day.

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Re: Trump bashing inaccurate here

"There are two kinds of white people in the United States.

Those who are bigoted against black people.

Those who have overcome bigotry against black people because the evil of racial bigotry was dramatically brought home to them by the Holocaust."

You forgot about those of us who grew up not caring about skin color, but rather content of character.

You know, like MLK promoted (in some minor speech I'm sure you've never heard of).

Ah, um, let's see. Yup... Fortnite CEO is still mad at Google for revealing security hole early

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Re: I learned something

Steam also takes 30%.

EU wants one phone plug to rule them all. But we've got a better idea.

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Re: Be much more interested in...

Windows 2000 (NT 5.0) was just as stable, and much more modern.

Google Spectre whizz kicked out of Caesars, blocked from DEF CON over hack 'attack' tweet

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Re: The right thing to do

The thing is, most "mass shootings" are gang related, and limited to a few cities. If not for them, the USA would be much more peaceful overall (and is, in general).

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Thanks, El Reg

"when a scumbag ***whose name isn’t worth remembering*** shot and killed 58 people and injured 851 others"

And that's how it should be done. I wish our lame-stream media here would get the hint, but they seem obsessed with making these psychos into celebrities.

Sysadmin sank IBM mainframe by going one VM too deep

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Strange, and proud of it! ;)

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I still call it the 'pound' sign. Then again, I don't do "social media".

It's 2018 so, of course, climate.news is sold to climate change deniers

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Re: It's not about whether the earth is warming (or cooling)

"If you believe in a God who's in control, then why do wars, nukes, diseases, hangovers, et al exist ?"

All I'll say to that, is that God gives us free will to make our own choices, that still doesn't mean we have the power to affect an entire planet. Beyond that, I refuse to have a dialogue with someone who's too scared to post without the 'anonymous' option. I knew what I stated would be controversial (at least on here), and still chose not to post anonymously. I guess I'm just more willing to stand behind what I believe than some others.

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It's not about whether the earth is warming (or cooling)

I'm not in any way affiliated with the website from the article, and haven't even looked at it so I don't really know (or care) if they're right or not. The thing is, most of us labeled "climate change deniers" are more accurately "man-made climate change" deniers. It's utter hubris for mankind to believe we can affect - for good or for bad - the climate of the entire planet. We cannot change it, and we cannot "save" it.

Of course, I believe in a God who's in control, so probably half the people reading my comment will just ascribe me as a religious kook and ignore what I have to say.

Feds charge Man after FCC boss Ajit Pai's kids get death threat over net neutrality axe vote

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Re: He commited a Felony

Wow, two thumbs downs already? Do you people really believe it's okay to threaten to kill someone's kids over a political disagreement? That's disturbing, to say the least.

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Re: Not the brightest scholar

"you'd have to be President, which requires a lengthy qualification process managed by Moscow..."

Are you still on that crap? I never supported Trump, and in fact, switched my party allegiance of 21 years from Republican to independent after he became the nominee; and even I recognize the whole Russia thing is a made up "nothing-burger". If anyone colluded with Russia, I'd place odds on Hitlery Clinton first.

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Re: He commited a Felony

"Yeah, "felony" by definition rather than content."

No, felony by threatening to kill a man's kids over a political disagreement. He deserves to have the book thrown at him.

Drug cops stopped techie's upgrade to question him for hours. About everything

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Re: Made it here first!

"Are you including alcohol in that sweeping statement?"

I would. There's no sane reason I can think of to ever drink alcohol.

*waits for the 1,000 downvotes*

Trump’s new ZTE tweet trumps old ZTE tweets that trumped his first ZTE tweet

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Re: --->Everyone is allowed to make a mistake.

"But that’s democracy for you"

Good thing the US isn't a democracy, then. We are - and have always been - a constitutional, representative republic.

CTS who? AMD brushes off chipset security bugs with firmware patches

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Re: Downgrade attack?


I agree to an extent about the PSP. I'd be fine with it as-is if we had the ability to completely disable it from the BIOS.

However, your first post was highly inflammatory in claiming that the patches were useless when we have virtually no information on them, and they're even still coding them.

Hence my somewhat facetious question about you working for CTS.

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Re: Downgrade attack?


How about we wait for AMD to release the patches before you proclaim them a failure. Or do you work for CTS?

Brit retailer Currys PC World says sorry for Know How scam

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Re: Sharp Practice

@David 132

My very first computer was a Commodore Amiga 2000. I still regret giving it up.

Symantec ends cheap Norton offer to NRA members

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That's okay

I was never a fan of Symantec anyway. If they want to alienate millions of potential customers, they're free to do so. Maybe I should suggest the NRA strike up a deal with Eset. It's a much better solution than whatever Symantec makes.

Teensy plastic shields are the big new thing in 2018's laptop crop

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re: A little plastic shutter indeed.

I take the 'nuke it from orbit' approach and popped open my laptop to physically unplug the webcam. Can't hack what's no longer there.

We already give up our privacy to use phones, why not with cars too?

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Re: 'By asking for full price you ask to purchase privacy'

There's a reason I disable location services on my phone, and block location on all my apps (because I don't trust that disabling location services actually disables it completely).

I'm also glad that I drive a '93 pickup, as the computer in it is very, very basic. No data tracking there.

You want wires with that? Burger King backs, er, net neutrality

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Re: You can make some people believe anything if you dumb it down enough

>> Reagan was the Father of the Deficit. He dragged the USA into debt,even though a world-wide boom bouyed his economy.

False. While the debt did rise (primarily due to military spending to combat the USSR - yes, there are those of us who remember the USSR and the dangers it posed), the rise was offset by the increase to our GDP, which increased income to the government. So while more money was spent, there was more coming in, as well. It's nowhere near the reckless spending of Obama.

>>And you aren't seeing 'proof' of anything now; you're seeing a few, well-publicised set pieces, which bear little or no relationship to average behaviour.

Time will tell.

>>Lastly, freedom is not a mindset. That's utter garbage. Freedom is the ability to do what you want to do (without impinging on the freedoms of others).

We'll have to agree to disagree on that.

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Re: You can make some people believe anything if you dumb it down enough

>>For example, that "trickle down" economics works

Funny, we had unprecedented growth under Reagan and his trickle down economics model. But what do I know, I just have proven historical evidence and documented facts to support the concept. Silly me.

>>or that tax breaks for the wealthy create jobs

Actually, we're seeing proof of that now. Companies getting tax breaks are investing that money back into the US economy. I'm no fan of Trump, but I'm willing to concede when he does something right.

>>or that America is the "land of the free".

Freedom is a mindset. People who don't want to be free (those who rely on nanny state goobermint to protect them), never will be. People who cherish freedom - even in the midst of strangling regulations and burdensome government - will always be free.

There are plenty of people in both camps in the US, but I believe there are more of the latter category, than the former.

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Such a pile of drivel

The internet didn't suddenly become a mystical land of rainbows and unicorns when NN was implemented, and it's not going to end just because it was reversed. The fact that it was so easy to repeal should be reason enough for anyone to see, that allowing a small group of unelected officials in the FCC to regulate the internet is a horrible idea.

I don't agree with all aspects of NN, but there were some good parts to it. I'd rather that Congress take the better pieces of it and write a proper bill, where it takes more than 3 votes (of a 5 man panel) to make or break things - break being the operative word.

What's GDPR? Survey suggests smaller firms living under rocks as EU privacy regs loom

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Facebook helping to manage your data....isn't that like the fox helping to secure the hen house?

In Soviet California, pedestrian hits you! Bloke throws himself in front of self-driving car

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Maybe this is how skynet is born? The cars start fighting back.

I think this more leads to Maximum Overdrive.


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Re: Its America

Correction: it's San Fransisco, that's "nuff said".

Kernel-memory-leaking Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

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Re: Haven't done a full read through so don't if this has been raised...

"I've been using AMD cpu's since the K series in the late 90's **** I feel old now

Smug but old :)"

I know what you mean. I've been using solely AMD since my 486 DX/2 66MHz CPU.

What can I say, I like supporting the underdog.

BOFH: A tragic accident

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Such a tragedy

They really should check into making that workplace a safer environment. Workplace safety is everyone's responsibility.