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Comment: Re:AV companies scare their customers (Score 1) 272

by spyingwind (#34232186) Attached to: Web-Users Fall For Fake Anti-Virus Scams
Tan("Where I work, 4 man IT shop w/ 50+ users, we have Norton SAV installed on ever PC. Server pushes updates. User's never see the update screen. Now that's the enterprise version, clean, not to clunky. Now just take the same software for a single home user. What do you get? crap... What happened to the good old days of a non-colorful gui? I never had installed an antivirus up until M$ update popped up an optional update with SE's. It does a decent job. I had to exclude some of my tools from its "bad hacking tools" list. I won't touch another XP machine again");

Comment: Re:Assume IE 6 earns them 1 million dollars a day. (Score 1) 233

by spyingwind (#33095482) Attached to: UK Government Rejects Calls To Upgrade From IE6
It's rather simple. The "programmers" of the IE6 only web applications, didn't know how to write WC3 compatible HTML. Now that there are more applications, that need to be rewritten for IE8, than they can handle. It's kind of like this; Where I work it took 1 year of one programmer's time to convert 2 web application to work correctly with IE7 and IE8 and Firefox and Safari. Multiply that by how many web applications the UK has and you can quickly see how daunting the task is. What should have been done and what needs to be done are two different things. When I write any HTML I have my PHP change the HTML depending on what browser is viewing it. The short: Stupid programmers...

Comment: Limitations of a NSL (Score 1) 276

by spyingwind (#33070170) Attached to: FBI May Get Easier Access To Internet Activity
"How are NSLs different from subpoenas? Are NSLs subject to limitations?" "..." "NSLs, however, are subject to two significant limitations. First, they are only available for authorized national security investigations (international terrorism or foreign intelligence/counterintelligence investigations), not general criminal investigations or domestic terrorism investigations. Second, unlike administrative subpoenas and grand jury subpoenas, NSLs can only be used to seek certain transactional information permitted under the five NSL provisions, and NSLs cannot be used to acquire the content of any communications."

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