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(Apologies in advance for my poor code-fu here.)
Many links abound for reference here:
- and the Google-it-for-you reference: https://www.google.ca/search?q=WinXP+End+Of+Support+Notice&num=100&source=univ&tbm=nws&tbo=u&sa=X&ei=mLoYU-7WJ4nTqgHEjoGgCw&ved=0CE4QqAI&biw=1173&bih=750
Anyone else see this as an attempt to scare users into upgrades directly from the desktop?
Yes, we all knew this day would be upon us, but surely we didn't see M$ being so downright aggressive, did we?
Ultimately, what is everyone's opinion on this effort and its' ultimate affect to their usage of the admittedly antiquated OS?
I for one, will still be chugging along on a few systems until the system finally just Dies on me.
Any theories on actual support and afterlife cycle predictions? Anyone still patching together their Win98 systems? Win3.11? What duties have they been relegated to and why? What plans does everyone have in the Upgrade department? Are you waiting for anything specific from M$ before taking the Win8.1 plunge, or planning on holding onto your Win7 systems 'till they pry the code from its cold, dead drive?"
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From a search on equipment that I own:
Important note: HP ProLiant Server firmware access
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Now for the big problem: HP or Dell. Dell is firing 15,000 of it's employees --- and HP's new support policy sucks (REALLY sucks).
My question is
I do know this much: If I need to "throw away" otherwise perfectly good equipment as HP will not provide basic user accessible support for it -- I will not replace the equipment from the same manufacturer with the same BAD policy. I have three 'old' Proliant (580, 585 & 360) servers in use now. If (when) they fail -- the equipment will not be replaced with modern equipment from HP (assuming this policy remains in place).
6.0-0 - This move was done WAY to early. For one to castle is (usually) a passive move, which allows your opponent to gain an extra move
8.hxg4 - This is a clear mistake. This opens his right side rank for the queen to enter
9.Kxe5?? - This was the final nail.
IMHO, if Bill hadn't have
What if Bill moved the following options:
8. B d3 to e4
- or -
8. Q d1 to e2
Thoughts... comments - other than Bill was destined to loose as he was playing the Chess Champion -- Mr. Gates quote: "The outcome is a foregone conclusion, responded Gates. ?
Stop messing with MY system, and I'll stop messing with your ad's.
(1) If you don't want to pay for an anti-virus program, at least install a free one.
If you don't have antivirus, you shouldn't have a computer. Note that AVG works fine.
(2) Save files to a folder that is automatically mirrored to the cloud, for effortless backups.
Ever hear of a USB hard drive? Get two, and rotate them; placing one in a safe-deposit box. Use "Windows Backup"
(3) Create a non-administrator guest account, in case a friend needs to borrow the computer.
That way a hacker can have another means to get into your system!
(4) Be aware of your computer's System Restore option as a way of fixing mysterious problems that arose recently.
Why pay for QA when we can get the coders to due that and the web site users are beta testers.
My point exactly, which is why there are so many problems (Coders are NOT QA/Test... )
The last time we had QA the PHB dropped in saw them just sitting at the same page all day long (well that is what the non tech PHB said and said we do we need this? and fired them all)
Bad leadership, bad management. If the (PHB) management can't properly handle a QA staff, it should be the (PHB) management that should be fired. Who ever took the PHB recommendation; should also be fired.
Any QA worth their salt (may chance those QA should have been replaced) should be able to justify the expense of their working. I've saved all of I've companies that I've worked for money, from errors in PM, to finding bugs ("How'd he find that one") to finding errors in process. The biggest problem that I've had is management won't listen.
Having worked for big companies
I've also heard the "10x increase of QA" chant. That is nothing but alarmist (unless they don't have QA).
1. There is no proof that he hacked.
2. Again, hacking - copying.
I added the "(minor detail)" as it was just that, a minor detail. I listed it to show that our so-called "news" can't report the basic technical information correctly, much less the details of what happened.
Also note: I'm not holding up Snowden as a hero. I have strong reservations on what he's done -- there are better ways to be a whistle blower, You cannot un-ring a bell, and we've known for some time now that the NSA has been doing things illegally. My key point -- John Miller and 60 minutes lost an opportunity.