It's surprising to me, and telling of the CPU industry that this processor, that is 6 years old, still competes fairly well with the most capable modern processors for gaming (and is in fact faster than a 2500k for anything involving memory intensive processes).
Windows 10 Professional (x64) (build 10130)
2.87 gigahertz Intel Core i7 860
8192 kilobyte Ram
2239.99 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
766.80 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 [Display adapter]
The processor these days is quite old, but I haven't found a compelling reason to upgrade in many years. It is primarily for gaming and yet, the processor matters so little. Some day I might upgrade purely for the benefit of newer memory, which will require a new board and processor.
That isn't the succession of Windows Naming btw... You may not have been around for it all though.
MS-DOS 1.25, 2.0, Version 2.1, Version 2.11, 3.0, Version 3.1, 4.0, 5.0, 6.0, 6.2, 6.21, 6.22 (Just major version changes)
Windows 1, 2, 3, 3.1, 3.11
Win95 -> Win98 ->WinMe
NT 3.1, 3.5, 3.51, 4.0, Win 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 (Windows Server is also in this chain)
That is the actual OS chain to be accurate... and Win95 and Windows could be argued to be in the DOS chain
As an update here:
This is a list of the entire series and I suggest them to anyone trying to get a kid interested in programming even if they are older.
I can't remember what they were called, but every quarter the schools would pass out these book ordering forms and inside them was a series of books that featured a kid named Orion.
The books were kids adventure novels, but the unique part about the book was that every chapter or two the kid would come across a clue and for you to "learn" what the clue was, you had to type in a basic program and execute it on your computer. This would reveal whatever the answer was and they were generally pretty short 20 lines or so. But having done this for 10 or so books I really looked forward more to the little programs than I did the books after a while. They started me down the line of figuring out what these programs did in 2nd grade on an Apple IIe
She has had 12 years to save $10,000.
As a doctor, if she can't save $1,000 a year for a system she *knows* she has to upgrade (surprise, windows has a support life cycle), then she really is pretty irresponsible to begin with.
She is lucky MS gave 12-13 years of support on this OS in the first place (that is a really long time for them). My advice: Take responsibility for your own mistakes.
Botnetz and C&C tend to be hard to detect via signature approaches due to a number of factors. These include:
The large number of unique and one-off botz that operate as Zero day (no known signatures)
Use of Droppers for payload delivery. Droppers are pre-bot applications that are not malicious, but are used to retrieve the malicious applications based on some criteria.
Use of hard to detect algorithms to select predetermined fresh download points that thwart IP reputation systems.
Leveraging encrypted communications to bypass perimeter defenses and retain anonymity
All of this makes Botnetz/C&Cs very difficult to detect. Even if your organization has invested in tools specifically geared to identify such, Botmasters leverage their agility to adapt to static techniques used by these tools.
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I'm thinking of the modern day equivalent of a dirty magazine that's inside an issue of the New Yorker. Are there any sites that can unbrand a website? Can I use a tool (sort of like Firebug) that would allow me to personalize a page to the point that it's not recognizable form across a room?
Or are there small, non-intrusive games that could run in a small, easily hidden window?
I know there are some out there who will say "there's always something to do" but genuinely, things get slow and reading the news, checking some social networking sites, or playing a game to pass the time would be awesome.
Any suggestions? How do YOU make the hours working for the Man more bearable?
And why is this on Slashdot?
Political news for nerds now?
What about Cult of the Dead Cow?