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Comment: Re:a VM... (Score 0) 427

by RooftopActivity (#36053912) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Moving From *nix To Windows Automation?

dave@psn.sony.com:/# mail kludge@goaway.com -s "URGENT: machine reboot"
Hi Kludge,
Did you remember to reboot elvis 643 days ago, after we re-compiled the kernel with critical security updates? It looks like there may be a problem
dave@psn.sony.com:/# how do I get the fucking data back
bash: how: command not found

Comment: Re:Why not just report the issue to the user? (Score -1) 211

by RooftopActivity (#35959550) Attached to: Feds To Remotely Uninstall Bot From Some PCs

More particularly: Anyone who has obtained a pirate copy of a recent Microsoft operating system (either by themselves or through the 'local computer guy') is probably locked out of the Windows Update system altogether. I think this is a major part of the problem, and probably makes up a large percentage of compromised machines.

Comment: Re:Translation from tin-foil-hat-speak ... (Score 0) 85

by RooftopActivity (#35813534) Attached to: Microsoft's Kinect SDK Can Track and Listen

Did you not read it with even a slight hint of 1984? I thought *that* was obvious.

The Kinect is pretty smart. Finally a device with which a computer can both *remember people it sees*, and *differentiate between their voices*. As more money gets poured in, eventually they will embed this type of system in TVs. Now your TV can remember you and recognise you when you get home from work. - Hang on while I go and get my secret diary which is stashed out of the camera's view.

"Don't discount flying pigs before you have good air defense." -- jvh@clinet.FI