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Comment Re:No (Score 4, Informative) 369

Blame about 3 Prime Ministers back who decided Canada will no longer build refineries in Canada and rely on sending our oil south.
With the lower cost of oil now it is pretty much approaching too expensive to suck it out of the oilsands in Canada.

Comment Re: Who? (Score 2) 574

I'm 43 this year and I knew who Neil Young was in the early 80's. I did have older brothers (like 5 years older) so I did have my music influenced by 70's and earlier a bit.

I do agree with Neil that music quality has gone to shit. This is obvious if you pay attention to what has happened with the loudness wars. Also I think ultimately he is not criticizing the listeners, he is criticizing the process before the listener gets listening access. Ultimately streaming is going to try to get the lowest amount of bandwidth used and will cut corners to get it. He may be the entire opposite but if enough people complain the pendulum should swing to the middle

Comment Re:XP? OK. But, Office? (Score 2) 192

We spent the last year doing the same thing and are down to about 400 XP machines out of 110,000. Why 2003? Here is why we didn't
1. Too much inhouse custom crap on user machines to go through the testing cycle to make sure it worked with 2010. Which equals more money spent
2. We are moving users to Windows 7 in a short time why go through Step 1 for practically no gain
3. We have enough protection on the desktop and procedures to not worry about an infection spreading if a machine was hit. Essentially things are locked down enough and monitored enough not to worry too much.
4. Great motivator to get local admins to start moving their users when they are bitching that they want Office 2010.

Organization that big, stability is key and changes are a big deal. We had to pay for support last year for nearly 60,000, now it is a handful of critical machines that can't be migrated due to software yet.

Comment Re:Secret, covert spy knowledge (Score 1) 286

Have you looked at most of the suicide bombers? They were mostly college students when they were indoctrinated. Perfect age for being susceptible as they are wanting to belong to some group. It's not like they walk up with a suicide vest and they go and do it. There is a lot of manipulation going on

Comment Re:flat as a pancake: invasion pending (Score 1) 236

You missed the Powershell train. Microsoft spent so much time trying to come up with a command line based admin tool when everyone griped at how bad vbs was for it that by the time it was done people had worked around it using vbs and had no need for Powershell.
Microsoft's solution was to force the admins to use it either by hiding the usual admin tools or making them so slow that if you wanted to get anything done you would learn Powershell.

Comment Is the software locked down to the specific IPs? (Score 1) 384

Basically what I wonder is if although the units are locked down to a specific IP is the software used to do the uploading?
If not, you can use arp to give the machines a new IP against their MAC addresses. Then run multiple instances of the install software and point at each IP.

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