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Comment: Re:Not surprising. Also why we're going all OSS (Score 1) 415

by danomac (#48560399) Attached to: Microsoft's New Windows Monetization Methods Could Mean 'Subscriptions'

I've just done a few manual installs of Office 2013 and I did not have to set up a Microsoft account during the install procedure, but I actually install media and a volume license. When I installed it manually it doesn't even ask for a license, I had to add it afterwards.

You can disable First Run via GPO, and you can block signing into office online with a GPO. You can also disable prompting to sign in online while saving.

Install the Office 2013 GPO Templates and use:
User Configuration->Policies->Administrative Templates->Microsoft Office 2013->Miscellaneous
Set "Show OneDrive Sign In" to Disabled
Set "Block signing into Office" to Enabled, choose "None allowed" from the dropdown

I've tested this, it completely removes saving to the cloud as an option from the Save As dialog.

For the First Run Wizard, use:
User Configuration->Policies->Administrative Templates->Microsoft Office 2013->Privacy->Trust Center
Set "Disable Opt-in Wizard on first run" to Enabled.

This will not give the user the option to change update settings, presumably you'd have update policies set up using group policy anyway.

If this is for a standalone user, I would imagine there's no option to do this (unless you went in through the UI and disabled it manually.)

Comment: Re:They need to update their web site (Score 1) 51

by danomac (#48517865) Attached to: Samsung's Open Source Group Is Growing, Hiring Developers

I don't trust that hplip with work anymore with printers on their own compatibility list.

I have a cp1025nw that I bought a while back and it was working fine. Somewhere along the way, in one of the new versions, hplip refused to load the firmware for my printer. It says it's loaded but it doesn't, it asks to install firmware again when printing. Manually compiling the old version worked with no issues. I recently forgot about this and upgraded and found my printer in its non-working state again.

I discovered foo2zjs which happens to support my printer. No drama installing it either, add a print queue and the damn thing just works. None of this hp-setup crap. Removing and readding printers every time there's an update crap.

Why does printing on linux have to be such a pain in the ass?

Comment: Re:Simple (Score 1) 720

by danomac (#48487961) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Making a 'Wife Friendly' Gaming PC?

Hell, I don't even have a roommate (or wife/girlfriend.)

One thing I can't stand is when you are trying to relax in the evening is hearing fan noise from a computer in the living room. It's irritating. And it does irritate a lot of people.

I set up a server in a spare room with storage and a mythtv backend, and the living room has an Intel NUC with a SSD with xbmc and mythtv frontend (oh, and a gaming console.) It's barely audible. My main PC that I do gaming on is in my den, and I don't care about the fan noise there as I have a full stereo/surround with floorstanding speakers and a separate AV receiver. When I'm playing a game let's just say I don't notice the fan noise much (if at all!)

Generally when I watch TV, I don't like to have the volume excessively loud which means you can hear all sorts of other noises. I've had company come over and they were surprised when they found out I listened to TV at the volume I had it at, they claimed they couldn't hear anything (no, not my parents or grandparents.)

+ - SystemD-resolved has a DNS cache poisoning bug

Submitted by danomac
danomac (1032160) writes "If you are using systemd you may want to disable resolved. Reported yesterday on seclists, resolved doesn't appear to adhere to rfc5452 and thus is subject to a cache poisoning bug. From seclists:

At its simplest, an attacker triggers a query to a domain he controls via SMTP or SSH-login. Upon receipt of the question, he can just add any answer he wants to have cached to the legit answer he provides for the query, e.g. providing two anser RR's: One for the question asked and one for a question that has never been asked — even if the DNS server is not authoritative for this domain.


Comment: Re:They tried to raise prices 20% unnanounced (Score 1) 392

by danomac (#48270623) Attached to: Cutting the Cord? Time Warner Loses 184,000 TV Subscribers In One Quarter

I hate replying to myself, but I have a dedicated mythtv backend and four frontends (bedroom TV, living room TV, exercise room TV, and my laptop) that allows to to watch live TV/share recordings. Something the local cable company started proudly advertising a couple years ago, while it's existed quite some time before that in the linux world. Wow! My TV costs are now about $2.30 a month for the guide data so I can schedule recordings, and I find that perfectly reasonable.

Comment: Re:They tried to raise prices 20% unnanounced (Score 2) 392

by danomac (#48270603) Attached to: Cutting the Cord? Time Warner Loses 184,000 TV Subscribers In One Quarter

I cut the cord four years ago. When I moved into my new place I had nothing but trouble with cable (half the time half my channels wouldn't work.) Umpteen tech visits later, I even had three different techs say the cable from the street to my house was damaged (underground cabling in my neighbourhood.) I was actually injured and basically bedridden at the time and it was basically the only thing I could use other than my laptop occasionally (weight on my legs = killer pain.) Anyway, they didn't want to fix the damn wire and they were surprised I cancelled the service???

About six months later I read about the digital OTA service (I've always known about the analog service.) It was kind of in testing mode (not all stations moved over) but I figured I should give it a shot. Due to my distance from the tower I've had to raise my antenna to about thirty feet, but I got 6 or so full HD channels. The first thing I noticed that was in high-motion movement there was NO pixelation, unlike my cable connection.

So I started telling people at work they didn't have to spend $1200-$1500 to get TV and almost all were in disbelief. Some would say "but I can't get channel X". I guess they've decided that one channel is worth $150/month, but I think they're crazy.

A lady at work the other day didn't seem to know that one could still receive over-the-air broadcasts for television. I wonder how many people don't realize this and are paying for TV that they don't want or need.

I was over at a young coworker/friend and I was telling him about it. His wife's eyes grew really big and she stated "You're STEALING TV?"


The new generation grew up thinking they have to pay out the arse for TV and grew up thinking this was perfectly normal.

HELP!!!! I'm being held prisoner in /usr/games/lib!