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Comment: To state the absolutely bloody obvious (Score 1) 463

by Rainwulf (#48734509) Attached to: Writer: How My Mom Got Hacked

1. Why arent EXE files blocked by mail servers? Even inside zip files? If you really need to send an exe file by email you need to look at your process.
2. Why are exe files allowed to run from temp directories by default? Microsoft, you need to make it a "chore" to download and run executable files from a mail client. You have to jump through hoops to run executables from a browser, but browsers arent really the hijack vector anymore.
3. Backups.
4. Backups.
5. Backup your machine. Your computer is about to break soon. If you have that mentality you will be good to go. Treat your computer like a tool thats about to break. Keep your backups ready to go.

Comment: Re:Blindness / Bad Idea (Score 2) 376

by Rainwulf (#46226679) Attached to: Laser Headlights Promise More Intense, Controllable Beams

An accident waiting to happen can be applied to anything sharp, hard, fast, heavy, chemicial, high voltage or high current or controlled by a human. What a stupid riposte to a cool new technology.

The dangers of this have aready been taken into consideration, being a lot of safeguards and cut offs that fail safe. Your response has been used against anything possibly dangerous that has ever existed or been created. You must be a conservative.

Comment: My 2 bitcents. (Score 1) 292

by Rainwulf (#43065715) Attached to: A New Version of MS Office Every 90 Days

Wait, can anyone tell me WHY anyone would want to get new features and upgrade word processing software?
What possible new features could there be to make it worth paying for software on a monthly basis, unless its in its current form broken or unusuable?
If its broken and unusable, it should be fixed for free, since you have already paid for it once. I cant think for the life of me what i would need a new version of office for.
Hell I was still using office 2003 until 3 years ago.
The only reason to upgrade would be due to planned obsolescence..

Sorry. Dunno what i was thinking.
This is a company that replaces a start menu with something that's not a start menu because.. well i dunno honestly.
Did ANYONE say "I wish the start menu was the size of my entire screen, and as a bonus, open all of my apps in huge fonts and large formats for a touch screen and thus not actually be a start menu at all."

I have been using windows since 3.11.

I remember in the days when you could change your background colour in an explorer window. Try doing that now.
It seems microsoft has been innovating by making the software harder to customize to your needs, harder to use, and thus..
oh of course.


I keep getting away from myself here.
Microsoft needs to listen to its customers for once. I own a small business, and to me, customers are PURE GOLD.

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