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Comment: Re:Hmmm ... (Score 1) 342

by cjjjer (#49814467) Attached to: Windows 10 Release Date: July 29th

So far I don't see any perf issues with the rig I am running (older i5, 4GB RAM, Intel GPU 1TB HD). However I do see issues with the entire start menu feature. That is so buggy and full of UI consistencies I feel that they are going to shoot themselves in the foot with OEMs and power users.

Since most power users know not to install any MS OS that has not seen the "SP1" update and OEMs are not willing to take a bath like Win8 MS needs to release a "it just works" version.

Also its possible that the idea of the "free" version makes early adopters the final bug testers. I know that I will be waiting till the last possible moment to get the free version installed unless it looks like things work pretty good from the get go.

Comment: That easy to detect... whew! (Score 1) 216

by cjjjer (#49727419) Attached to: Trojanized, Info-Stealing PuTTY Version Lurking Online

2015-05-19 Malware pretending to be PuTTY

A Symantec blog post warns that a trojaned copy of PuTTY has been detected in the wild. Fortunately, it's easily recognisable by its version identification ("Unidentified build, Nov 29 2013 21:41:02"). If you've encountered this version, we suggest you treat any machine that's run the malicious version as potentially compromised, change any passwords that might have been stolen, and resecure the accounts they protect.

Comment: Re:Great idea! (Score 1) 175

by cjjjer (#49017537) Attached to: Hobbyists Selling Tesla Coil Kits To Fund Drone Flight Over North Korea

It is simply the new reality we are living in. If NK starts killing people over it, it is only a testament to how out of touch with reality their regime is. . .

. . . or how some people will try anything including poking a sleeping bear with a stick just to get 15 min of fame . . .

Comment: Re:Downvotes (Score 1) 467

by cjjjer (#48988799) Attached to: Twitter CEO: "We Suck" At Dealing With Trolls, Vows To Kick Them Out
Not really down/up votes are not the answer because it gives to much power to the individual user.

What I think Twitter should do is bring back general public verification so that individuals who give up a certain amount of anonymity get it. Then you have the choice to follow only verified accounts, or filter your mentions/timeline with only verified tweets. Sure there are people who will abuse but it would be easier for twitter to block them. Since most people who I know that have personal twitter accounts they already have put themselves out there.

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