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Comment Re:title because I need a title (Score 1) 617 617

The Server has Abended...

"I've also been in law offices where secretaries were still using Windows 3.1 as recently as 2013, but in that case I'm pretty sure it was just the lawyers in question being just THAT cheap."

Yup. Lawyers will keep their secretaries on the same machines for decades. Got WP 6.1 still working OK? Don't change a fucking thing! Although at this point they've all pretty much finally moved to Word.

Comment Re:No need (Score 1) 467 467

Security Essentials is worthless. It used to be decent years ago but is one of the poorer performing Antivirus products now. For Free Panda is supposed to perform well. Really anything but MSSE is a good idea, regardless of how safe you surf. Just because you only visit "safe" sites doesn't mean malware isn't being handed out via some drive by advert.

Submission + - Macheist fundraiser hacked-> 1 1

bogie writes: The Macheist website hosting a charity fundraiser was hacked today. The hack occurred at roughly 2pm EST and took the entire website down. The website began showing Korean leader Kim Jong Un with the text translating roughly "We are down to you. Your pain and sorrow is our great pleasure . All your base are belong to us" The Macheist twitter feed also appears to have been hacked. At one point a fully playable popup game of pong showing Kim Jong Un vs one of the stars from the movie "the Interview" appeared on the screen. It is not known if user logon information or credit card Information was stolen during the hack since we don't know how long the hackers have been controlling the website. Almost 9,700 bundles of Mac software were sold before the Hack. Macheist regularly runs these fundraisers where Mac users get steeply discounted software along with the ability to support a Charity. Part of the profits from every sale go directly to charities like the American Foundation for AIDS and the Cancer Research Institute. As of 5:45EST the site is still down.
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Comment Has its uses (Score 4, Interesting) 302 302

Regardless of the licensing, a lot of the content on the site is useful because its just unavailable otherwise.

I wonder this about Youtube. What if it was just shutdown? At this point you can laugh but it has historical value. Beyond the cat videos there are documentaries, content from laserdisc, obscure commercials, very useful user howtos and reviews etc. This list goes on and on. If all you search for on youtube is funny videos then you are missing out on a treasure trove of content that spans many decades.

At some point I think the site will have to become a public archive. Which it kind of already is, it just needs the legal status so that some greedy corporation can't just turn off the switch. Now if only we could cut down on the crap that is a result of everyone trying to monetize youtube. But I guess that's wishful thinking because without that Google might just shut down Youtube outright.

Comment Re:We don't tolerate small time corruption (Score 1) 566 566

Don't forget about getting people to vote against their self interests. You just shout the right keyword and watch your political base come running ignoring the fact that their being completely screwed over by the people they elected. We are all completely fucked. Well except for the rich. But that goes without saying.

Comment To each their own (Score 1) 207 207

I've just not found that to be the case since the M days. And that's with usually 3-4 windows with lots of tabs open. I actually like and use both Chrome and Firefox. I think to say one is oh so much better than the other just doesn't fly from what I've seen and what my users have said. They both work very well.

Comment Re:Apply to jobs (Score 1) 451 451

" I never want to be stuck in a job where my supervisor is an opinionated moron again."

Unfortunately you've just described at least 50% of the jobs out there so chances are you'll run into another moron boss at a future job. :)

Glad to hear you found something else that pays the bills and you enjoy. Nothing worse in life then working at a job you hate.

Comment Re:The strangest place? (Score 1) 322 322

Don't run normal users under the Administrator account and use Chrome. Also there are a ton of resources on hardening windows out there. If you are familiar enough to know how to install and configure Linux and even if you aren't, then something like this should be trivial http://krebsonsecurity.com/201...
I'm hardly saying Windows is somehow better or more secure then Linux, just that with a little planning you can avoid having your computer get ruined every time your kids use it.

Comment yea right (Score 1) 208 208

The private sector has just a many fuck ups. If I had a nickel for every half baked project I've come across in in the "private" sector.... Bottom line is people cut corners in IT just like they do in every other occupation in life. I not defending this botched rollout, just saying that kind of thing happens all the time. It just tends to be more noticeable when the details of a failed project can't be hidden behind closed doors like it so happens when the failures are with private companies.

Comment WTF are you talking about? (Score 1) 397 397

"their culture is structured in such a way that death of one member is nothing - even a massacre of millions to the Jews is nothing - as long as their culture gets to live on."

That is by far the most bizarre thing I've ever read on Slashdot. A) you make "them" sound 100% like the Borg B) if your theory was correct it would be applicable to any religious group not just Jews. And finally C) go ahead and next time you talk to a Jew ask them if the massacre of millions is considered "nothing" as long as some structure/Jewish traditions live on and I think you'll find a ever so slightly different take on how resistant Jews are to genocide.

Comment Whoa Whoa Whoa (Score 1) 271 271

Let's get one thing straight.

There are a fuck-ton of conservatives in Congress. There are not a fuck-ton of liberals in Congress.

There may be a bunch of Democrats in Congress, but they sure as heck aren't all Liberal. This is vs the Republican party where they are all Conservative.

Comment Who cares? (Score 1) 520 520

Why does this offend you so much? Most people consider AR-15s Assault rifles right or wrong. I suppose we should be glad he didn't have the full auto military version but I really don't get your outrage.

Blaming the news for reporting that he used an Assault rifle when most people likely agree the AR-15 falls within that common definition makes no sense. It's frankly unbelievable that you are more bothered out the term "Assault rifle" being mentioned vs the actual shooting. I'm sure the family of the murdered will be comforted by the fact it wasn't an "Assault" rifle and "only" an AR-15 that killed him.

Comment Nice Job with a few suggestions (Score 1) 1191 1191

First for people who hate it, maybe make the classic view more like the current one with light text on a dark background? Personally I'd go same font you have but use something to box it in from the rest of the body of the article.

Second maybe adjust the "Tri-View" triple headline photo layout thing? Maybe it's just those particular photos, but imho it looks a bit too cluttered and the photos seem to run into each other vs cleanly flowing.

My 2 cents.

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler." -- Albert Einstein