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Comment Re:The downside (Score 1) 83

The downside here is that means you can't just get rid of CPU intensive ads by disabling Flash.

Like the HTML5 video tag, that was supposed to free us from evil Flash, but just brought forth the unblockable autoplaying autoloading multimegabyte video ad, this isn't as great a piece of news as it might seem...

Guess I got to stick with obsolete IE. With corporate IE I do not have to worry about HTML 5 support :-)

But seriously why can't an adblocker block it? They can do domain checks on hte video links for cross site or not execute them if they are run from a javascript. Yes this will block fine content working today but it can be done.

Comment Re:File a grievance with who? (Score 1) 219


What will your kids being doing with that business degree? It will be a lousy $15/hr job living with you as you can't survive on that being an assistant manager at the local grocery store.

IT pays more than anything. Face it times have changed. In the old days a bachelors degree meant senior level management jobs making 70k fresh out of school when adjusted for inflation. Today a business or economics degree means being a secretary or answering phones at a real estate office somewhere oh the boss wanted his decafee with Soy Latte. Get it right next time ok?

I am just now a tech who does some AD work because some idiot on Slashdot 10 years ago said to not major in IT. DUH! My buddies who did are rich and own homes and I am in a crappy studio apartment but am happy as I make more in my office sadly except for the directory and 3 managers.

Name one profession that is not being killed by H 1B1 visas and automation? Factory workers? Accountants? HR? Accounting or book keeping is GONE. It has been replaced by quickbooks and Excel macros with some Indians doing the finance part. HR is done by Taleo now. The website picks candidates so HR doesn't have to (yes I know it was designed for this but money talks man).

Really there is nothing we can do but adapt and IT is the best place to be as not everyone can do some of the jobs we do. Most people with simple basic intelligence can do 85% of the rest of the white collar jobs. So why should they pay more for an American or human to do them? $15/hr is the best you can get which is minimium wage historically for college grads

Comment Re:Pooh-Pooh all you want. This is great news! (Score 2) 246

SSH and docker support will get the MBA types who fear change and spending cash to consider Server 2016.

I would rather MS innovate than to just EOL good products instead.

SSH support will go everywhere including the MMC SNMP tools and not just powershell for remote work. FOr any organization with security in mind this will be a HUGE reason to upgrade. Sadly, since Server 2016 is already in preview 4 I doubt this will see hte light of day on that release. It will be 2018 with Server 2016 R2 before we see SSH everywhere undearneath including AD authentication.

But I can hope it will be part of Server 2016.

Comment Re:That isn't trustful. (Score 1) 572

The enterprise edition of 10 doesn't do this.

The reason for these connections were if you go to PC Settings there are options to sync up favorites, tiles, apps, email, office 365 stuff, azure settings, wallpaper, etc. The guy in the article then dropped all connections on his router and tried to log in as a new user which ran the OOBE out of box experience and which looked for all these things on the profile.

Scary as it sounds I did find it useful on my Surface with my Office365 and work account. I got all my stuff synced up with my desktop and OneDrive as just a regular user.

Comment Re: Surprised? (Score 3, Interesting) 572

Alright let's stop and just look what you wrote?

Now imagine what Joe Six pack owned in 2006? Probably a 1 core Pentium 4 with 512 megs of ram. Maybe a geek would own 1 gig and an athlonxp for a high end system middle 2000s as that is what I owned. I was helping an exgf reimage her laptop yesterday which was an AMD a4 1250 APU ssslllloooowww 1 gig netbook 1/3 the speed of an atom.

No kidding. But here is the kicker I sent to to see how slow that thing was if 3 of them are as fast as a cell phone. The Pentium IV was slower. Literally opening a webpage took 100 cpu and 20 seconds to load if it had ajax. Outlook com is what slowed it.

That my friend was what people experienced Vista on??! Also the kernels got smaller and lighter since. 7 to 8 ran better.

Needless to say I put gwx control panel to block 10 and put 8.1 with classic start. I told her not to upgrade as her identity was stolen once and 10 was more bloated for such limited hardware.

Windows 7 was a much better OS and could sleep properly with only using 2 gigs instead of 4.

Comment Re:Server 2016 has docker (Score 1) 50

that can run in hyper-V too

That seems to miss a large part of the point of these containers. Of course to support this sort of strategy, Windows would have to do a whole lot of kernel work, and they probably don't have the stomach to muck with their kernel that much.

Actually MS really has been slimming the kernel down to make it more mobile friendly. Here are the containers link?

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