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Comment Re:Re-inventing the wheel (Score 4, Informative) 616

Seriously, 20 years later and you are STILL fixed width with no direct copy/past? WTF?

Are you kidding? I've been doing copy/paste from the Windows command line (cmd.exe) since Windows NT 4.0. (Not to mention setting the width and the scroll back buffer size among many other options.) And all of that is available in PowerShell as well.

If you right-click anywhere in the title bar, you'll get a context menu, and at the bottom of that menu is properties. In there you'll find, on the options tab, a box labeled Edit Options that contains two check boxes: Insert Mode and QuickEdit Mode. These two check boxes are essential for doing copy/paste operations in cmd and PowerShell. Now if you go over to the Layout tab, you'll find you can tweak the height, width, and under "Screen Buffer Size", the "Height" setting there actually the scroll back buffer length. All very handy stuff. :)

Now once you have everything setup correctly, pasting into the terminal is done by right-clicking in the window and choosing paste. Now copying from the terminal is a little different. Generally, you just highlight what you want to copy with the mouse, then just right-click on top of the selected text. Your highlighting will disappear, but the text was put on your clipboard. If you paste into Notepad (or other app) you should get whatever you copied from the terminal.

Comment Re:Here is what I would consider the major problem (Score 1) 77

The Gov't and a lot of corporations run their networks like a home network. Flash, sure you can have that because you might want on YouTube and that is a good use of tax payer funds. Acrobat, yah here you go, never mind there are pdf viewers out there that are more secure. Whitelists and blacklists, nah, our users can sit around and watch porn all day, that is an even better use of taxpayer funds. Word docs and spreadsheets, yah you can send and receive those without worrying. We only scan your email for anything you say reguarding our CEO of the company or President of the US, but send and receive those viruses all day long as we have not figured out good perimeter security. Speaking of perimeter security, just email everything you want back and forth that is secure right, or download it to your laptop if you work for the VA.

Well, I don't know which Gov't agencies you've dealt with, but this is not how it works at military installations. You can have Acrobat and Flash, but you don't get anywhere on the Internet that can do real damage save for Facebook and YouTube. You most certainly won't get to any porn sites. The web is heavily filtered at the AF base I work at.


Skylon Spaceplane Design Passes Key Review 136

gbjbaanb writes "A revolutionary UK spaceplane concept has been boosted by the conclusions of an important technical review. Skylon is a design for a spaceplane that uses engines that work as normal jets near the ground and switch to rocket propulsion in the upper atmosphere. The concept means the plane will not have to carry as much fuel and so will not need disposable stages. It is estimated (by its developers) that the Skylon will drop the cost of delivering payloads to orbit from $15,000 per kilo to $1000."

An IP Address Does Not Point To a Person, Judge Rules 293

AffidavitDonda writes with this excerpt from Torrentfreak: "A possible landmark ruling in one of the mass-BitTorrent lawsuits in the US may spell the end of the 'pay-up-or-else-schemes' that have targeted over 100,000 Internet users in the last year. District Court Judge Harold Baker has denied a copyright holder the right to subpoena the ISPs of alleged copyright infringers, because an IP-address does not equal a person. Among other things, Judge Baker cited a recent child porn case where the US authorities raided the wrong people, because the real offenders were piggybacking on their Wi-Fi connections. Using this example, the judge claims that several of the defendants in VPR's case may have nothing to do with the alleged offense either. ... Baker concludes by saying that his Court is not supporting a 'fishing expedition' for subscribers' details if there is no evidence that it has jurisdiction over the defendants."

Comment Re:I dunno (Score 1) 1307

I heard such stories about hospitals over and over again.

Essentially what it boils down to is that hospital IT departments have almost no chance of establishing good environments, because every doctor that has 5 seconds of free time feels like they have both the authority and obligation to directly interfere with how IT does things.

Situations can vary from either the I've-been-working-for-50-years-without-a-computer-and-I'm-not-gonna-learn-how-to-use-one-now to what we have here where someone know how to make things better by themselves and simply bypasses the whole system with an application that is not supported or endorsed by the IT. And for sure does not integrate with other data-flow activities that are going on in the hospital.

In the end IT guys run for cover anytime when some local "god" decides that their way is best and things will run how they seem fit, because they just bought a new iPhone and want to have EVERYTHING interact with it. Screw the company-issued smartphones!

You just described exactly what I experienced in my short time working for IT in a hospital. I'm glad to be out of there, and I don't intend to ever take another position in IT in medical again (if I can help it).


FBI Set To Turn Up Advanced Security Search Engine 56

coondoggie writes "The FBI says it is set to roll out is N-DEx search engine and information sharing program to a wider swath of the federal, state and local law enforcement community. The FBI has been developing N-DEx since 2008 and says that once this latest round of development is complete, law enforcement agencies will be able to search, link, analyze, and share information such as case reports on a national basis to a degree never before possible, the agency stated."

Comment Re:get a lawsuit (Score 1) 761

Battery and related cables are usually close to the top of the engine compartment.. they will need long arms! (not saying it's impossible though..) And you are right, if they disturb the cables by disconnecting them and putting this inline you're bound to noticed something wrong. Even just losing your programmed station memory on your radio (say on an older one without theft protection.)

Comment Re:My plate is pretty full right now... (Score 1) 479

With SCCM 2007 and PXE boot you can re-image 100+ desktops in relative easy once you've developed your image and tested the push works correct. I helped migrate a hospital with 1,500 desktops. We did one department per day. We put a day's time between departments so we could mop up any issues before the next migration.

This was migrating all of those PCs from Windows 2000 in a Novell environment to Windows XP in an AD environment.

Submission + - Intel Handing Out Samples of Experimental 48-Core (hothardware.com)

Penguin Follower writes: "Hot Hardware has an article up about a new 48-core chip from Intel Labs:

Just when you thought your 6-core chip was the baddest processor on the planet, Intel goes and announces plans to ship PCs equipped with an experimental 48-core CPU to a handful of lucky researchers sometime by the end of the second quarter.


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