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Comment: Re: Please Microsoft... (Score 1) 347

by DigiShaman (#48222273) Attached to: The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

Microsoft patch Tuesday is the 2nd of every month. After testing, they should be deployed and installed at least by Friday, and then rebooted that night or weekend for changes to take effect.

The problem isn't rebooting the PCs for security updates. The problem is rebooting PCs once a week to pro-actively address memory leaks. This is very bad and dangerous mindset for multiple reasons. I.e. LAZY! But most if all, it involves communication via IT to the rest of the staff which I rarely every see in the corporate world. Most IT departments of this SEP (Someone Elses Problem) view in which they themselves are abstracted from the very company that keeps them employed. That very notion should be a fireable offense IMHO.

Comment: Re: Please Microsoft... (Score 1) 347

by DigiShaman (#48208403) Attached to: The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

I'm sure all but the CxO's and executive, right?! God forbid if you have to be the IT grunt that has to explain data loss from a document that wasn't saved prior to them going home.

Yeah, rebooting PCs via automated scripts is both fucking lazy, and addresses the symptoms, not root cause.

Comment: Re:Wonder what brand is best now... Intel? (Score 1) 101

by DigiShaman (#48201401) Attached to: Samsung Acknowledges and Fixes Bug On 840 EVO SSDs

For everyday work, an SSD help calm my aggression enormously. Nothing frustrates me more than having to wait on a machine that's capable of processing math billions of times faster than I ever could. There's no excuse for it. Now, test and working VMs run like a bat out of hell, and searching through content in Outlook is a breeze for reference lookup.

Comment: Re:Complete waste (Score 1) 131

by DigiShaman (#48201153) Attached to: The Future of Stamps

This better not be a hand-held unit. I can only imagine children getting ahold of this thing and playing around with it. Burning out the retina of your eye, thus rendering partial or total loss of vision would be tragic! No, they need to be in the form factor as as automatic stapler. Just slide the corner of a letter in the notch and it's good to go.

Comment: Re:Ebola vs HIV (Score 2) 381

by DigiShaman (#48158767) Attached to: How Nigeria Stopped Ebola

Ebola is like an airline crash. It's horrible to hear about and shocking... but likely to happen to you? No...
You are far more likely to get killed by HIV, The Flu, Heart Disease than Ebola. Even if we have a major outbreak here.

No, more like an astroid impact. Not likely to happen in one's lifetime. But, when you see a nasty rock hurdling through space coming toward your planet, everyone takes notice. Ebola has a real potential of wiping out more than 50% of all human life. Both due to the Ebola virus itself, and the ancillary wars and famine that result from a societal collapse. AIDS is, yes. This Ebola shit, happing NOW. Stop it while we can!!!

Comment: Re:It only takes one ... (Score 1) 381

by DigiShaman (#48158719) Attached to: How Nigeria Stopped Ebola

People that value their jobs (afraid of losing it) and at risk for being one paycheck away from paying the mortgage/rent will not skip work. I'm fortunate enough to be working in IT that can do my job at home. I prefer not to, but it's optional. Unfortunately, half my time involves being on-site to various client locations...touching lots of keyboards and mice when I user requests immediate help. It's also why I care a bottle of Purell in my pocket during the flu season or use it when I suspect someone with a cold.

Comment: Re:But flights from West Africa are OK? (Score 1) 463

by DigiShaman (#48148869) Attached to: Positive Ebola Test In Second Texas Health Worker

They don't have a fucking clue. And it's clear that even in my state of Texas (one of the *the* best states for advanced medical care and treatment) they don't have their shit together! WTF?! Now imagine hundreds of people flooding into hospitals. I have zero faith in the "system" now. Bunch of fucking morons who elected even bigger morons in office. Idiocracy on full display.

Like I said, if the world implodes in on itself, you guys are on your fucking own with the exception of a few close people in a clan/tribe. Water, food, guns, and ammo in that order.

Yeah I'm pissed! Stop this shit right now! Contain it!

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