What a coincidense, Tumblr is forcing me to reset my password due to suspicious activity, and I want to use my generic low security password, which len = 9, and includes both numbers and lower case letters,. It's not strong enough for them though, "Please choose a stronger password." Give me a break.
If only you were kidding. I think they call it Exa-Gouge, and ORCL sales weasels sell the shit out of it.
My Oracle Support will be another fun experience for Micros admins.
Then why, pray tell, does every municipal government on the planet restrict parking near them?
Saving money for residents is great and all, but the bigger win is the fact that cars are blocking fire hydrants less often now.
Maybe something about big how data helped NYC enhance protection of life and property.
I volunteer at a non-profit 1x/wk, and they struggle with technology. They have a full time "CIO" on staff, but I don't think he really knows what he's doing, and basically manages a few contracts for their website, a file server, network management, and he spends the rest of his time driving social media. The rest of the staff (about 25) come to me for help anything and everything, and I'm only there 4 hours a week.
I'm to the point where I don't really enjoy the cube life and program management, I wouldn't mind working at the non-profit full time in an operations capacity, my skills would definitely improve their technology abilities, and make things more efficient.
We do the exact same thing Vermifax, and after 10 years of installing Windows Critical Updates on servers, we've never once had a problem in production with this approach. In fact, I can only recall two times that a patch caused an issue with our applications in non-prod and we had to investigate prior to deploying (or not deploying) in prod.
I think you're at higher risk with all the red tape and heavy process potentially resulting in servers with unpatched vulnerabilities.
After years of using either TaxACT or TurboTax, I hired a CPA last year to complete my 2012 federal and state income tax returns, and I used him again this year. It's not cheap, just north of five bills. I might shop around next year to try to get that down around $300.
I have multiple K1s, one from a foreign investment, which was downright nasty, and TurboTax wasn't up to the task. Plus, a lot of other unusual stuff that TurboTax didn't address directly.
You hit the nail on the head with your comment about OSs being merely file managers and application launchers to many people (me included).
XP is far superior at those basic tasks than newer generations of Windows OS, which are slower, fatter, and less intuitive with all the file system libraries, jumbled up start menus, and whatnot.
I still have a 9 year old desktop machine running XP (the box is occasionally wiped and reinstalled), and it still gets a lot of use for SOHO web browsing. I prefer it over my Win7 lappy and Win8 AIO. I really hate to see it go, It's perfectly capable, except that it is now a security risk.
I was pretty good about noticing the "renewal" emails, but I knew it was just a matter of time before either I missed an email, or they terminated free service.
I just bought a two year TLD from Namecheap, with WhoIsGuard service for $27 total. Not bad. There are a handful of DNS updater apps available for Namecheap, including a Chrome extension, so this should work out fine.
So long, DynDNS, it was a great ride while it lasted!
Tell him to stop hording. Streaming is good!
The only irreplaceable data that I posses is digital home videos and digital photos of the family/kids. I have a lot, but it's super easy to back up to an external HDD that I keep locked up at work. To protect against HDD failure between those monthly off-site backups, I replicate the data partition on our main PC to a second PC in my house using a scheduled Sync Toy job.
Cheap, very effective.
Didn't close the city because, "..money would have been lost, people would have complained."
Aren't people of power in power because they can make decisions that might not be popular the the greater good? Look at the complaints and money lost now.. You're a worldwide laughing stock, and the economic impact is massive. Nice going.
Chrome Remote Desktop doesn't have all the bells and whistles that LogMeIn has, but it's simple and works well.
Vending machines aren't already online?
Show marketing a few high profile breach stories, tell them that you won't be surprised if you're next. They probably aren't aware of the risk, and will re-prioritize initiatives if you educate them.
This device makes it possible to see who is calling with a quick glance, and take brief incoming calls ("What time will you be here?", or "Don't forget to pick up Kylee" sort of stuff). That seems much safer than fishing your phone out of your pocket or purse, and holding a device in your hand.
Also, I'm not clear on something.. can you invoke the voice system on this device? In other words, can I speak into this device, "Text Caroline we skipped out of the show comma see you at ten oclock period"? If so, even better.