I'm still on IE 6... waiting for them to get the bugs worked out of this newfangled Internet before I upgrade.
You have computers which take 15 minutes to boot up?
Every laptop I have owned for the past 10 years goes to sleep at night and takes about 10 seconds to wake up in the morning.
I think you're doing something wrong.
It's best to just stay away from Windows programs.
If you think you need Windows programs or you work in a company that thinks it needs Windows programs, I feel sorry for you for working among the clueless zombies. Nobody needs Windows.
I have spent time in a "big company" office environment... what a joke.
It's widely known that they use x86 and Linux with a suite of supporting software known as the Google platform:
Both of my daughters have work issued Macs. One is in education and the other a tech company. When you look at the cost of a computer compared to the salary (and benefits) for an employee over the life of the computer, the cost of even an "expensive" computer is a small rounding error. In addition, the cost of protecting and cleaning up Windows computers is non-trivial and the cost of a data breach can be enormous.
This is not just a VPN, it is a VPN from a known, verified secure computer.
? MS Access... what a joke.
Years ago I found this cartoon which is surprisingly au courant:
As we know, the law and lawyers are weaselly things.
I'm glad that people (the union) were put as a higher priority.
As for changing the law, we also know that our politicians are captive to the capitalist class so it's unlikely they will do anything against their masters.
AIG executives got bonuses just after they tanked the economy and received a big bailout because "they had a contract" but the contracts that employees have with GM for their pensions didn't matter?
Interesting article in the Guardian this weekend which talks about the failings of capitalism:
I think the Pope has it right... we have gone off the cliff worshiping the golden calf.
So you think that financial entities are more important than people?
Capitalism is great but it has seriously devalued people. We need a little balance here.
You would think so but this backdoor in all versions of Windows since Win95 was only recently discovered thanks to an external security researcher:
But according to two witnesses attending the conference, even Microsoft’s top crypto programmers were astonished to learn that the version of ADVAPI.DLL shipping with Windows 2000 contains not two, but three keys. Brian LaMachia, head of CAPI development at Microsoft was “stunned” to learn of these discoveries, by outsiders. The latest discovery by Dr van Someren is based on advanced search methods which test and report on the “entropy” of programming code.
Within the Microsoft organisation, access to Windows source code is said to be highly compartmentalized, making it easy for modifications to be inserted without the knowledge of even the respective product managers.
But is it possible to compile all of this "free" source code and get a working Windows installation?
I didn't think so.
So the Windows code is just an academic exercise... not something that you can audit, fix, and install.
According to the NYT article http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/10/world/spies-dragnet-reaches-a-playing-field-of-elves-and-trolls.html
In 2007, as the N.S.A. and other intelligence agencies were beginning to explore virtual games, N.S.A. officials met with the chief technology officer for the manufacturer of Second Life, the San Francisco-based Linden Lab. The executive, Cory Ondrejka, was a former Navy officer who had worked at the N.S.A. with a top-secret security clearance.
He visited the agency’s headquarters at Fort Meade, Md., in May 2007 to speak to staff members over a brown bag lunch, according to an internal agency announcement. “Second Life has proven that virtual worlds of social networking are a reality: come hear Cory tell you why!” said the announcement. It added that virtual worlds gave the government the opportunity “to understand the motivation, context and consequent behaviors of non-Americans through observation, without leaving U.S. soil.”
Mr. Ondrejka, now the director of mobile engineering at Facebook, said through a representative that the N.S.A. presentation was similar to others he gave in that period, and declined to comment further.
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