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Comment MBSA, some scripting, wget (Score 1) 288

Download MBSA, run it every night, check the missing patches, download and install them.

MBSA => "The Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer provides a streamlined method to identify missing security updates and common security misconfigurations. MBSA 2.3 release adds support for Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows Server 2012. Windows 2000 will no longer be supported with this release." (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=7558)

Get it, write some PowerShell to run it, parse the XML it generates and install the missing patches. This allows for minimal, security-only, updates.

Comment Re:The whole idea is crazy (Score 4, Informative) 288

The question is meaningless. In fact, it's meaningless from a physics point of view and also meaningless from a theological point of view. It was asked often and a good answer by Saint Augustine ("What God did before the creating of the Universe?") was (roughly) "The question is meaningless since time is a attribute of the universe and God exists outside of it." The equivalent answer applies to the Big Bang.

Comment Re:Performance Mouse MX (Score 3, Informative) 431

Middle click pastes the last selected text segment under X11. For people who uses Linux for work, or at home, having a mouse with three buttons is very convenient.

Don't you get tired from using a trackpad all day? I think a mouse is more comfortable for long term use.

Comment /. is dead (Score 1, Insightful) 129

Is this stuff that matters?!

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Cat got your tongue? (something important seems to be missing from your comment ... like the body or the subject!)
Cat got your tongue? (something important seems to be missing from your comment ... like the body or the subject!)

Submission Dice runs scared. 6

cfulton writes: Slashdot management was found hiding under their desks today after a full scale nuclear meltdown on their site. Unable to post a reasonable reply to the thousands of negative comments on their BETA format, they simply modded down all the relevant comments. Then after running around the office for a while they all hid under their desks hoping it would all just go away.

Submission Is Slashdot staying relevant to Nerds that Matter with stuff that's news? 4

mmell writes: Recently, Slashdot unveiled a new look and not unlike virtually every update the people running /. attempt, this proposed, beta change has caused widespread panic and hysteria such as not been seen since the broadcast of H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds. At what point do users of a free service gain a right to destroy that service (evidence of which is clearly visible throughout the site and requires no citation)? Has the average /. user devolved to the level of all the non-slashdotters we used to make fun of?

Submission slashdot drives away people with beta 2

An anonymous reader writes: For many months now, people have been quietly redirected to slashdot's beta site (beta.slashdot.org). Any negative feedback of the beta is ignored and/or disavowed. The majority of viewers do not like the beta — resulting in major loss of viewership.

Will slashdot alienate existing users of the site and keep pushing the beta OR will it keep the users and boot the beta?

Nothing recedes like success. -- Walter Winchell