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Comment Yup, used system restore. (Score 1) 298

We've already seen compatibility issues with some antivirus tools, and now some AMD users are reporting that the KB4056892 patch is rendering their computer unusable. A further issue -- error 0x800f0845 -- means that it is not possible to perform a rollback.

I got a BSOD on my old AMD Athlon 64 3500+ system running Windows 7 Ultimate after applying the 2018-01 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB4056894), but was able to recover using System Restore.

Comment Re:Is this a test? (Score 0) 231

Ah, the editors took some liberty with the original title. As submitted, it was, "What's the modern equivalent of the Eee netbook?"

Thanks. I was actually remarking on how dumb the title and end question were and now I know who the idiot is. If that was the original title, then it was much better and appropriate and I can't imagine why it was changed by the editor. But... this is /. so ...

Comment Re:No dinner for Andre. (Score 1) 201

A mesh network does not go over established wires/networks. It goes from hand held to hand held via wifi or bluetooth or similar technology. In other words, there is no ISP etc. involved.

Unless the mesh covers everywhere you want to go (so to speak) around the world, your packets are going to travel over some ISP, backbone or infrastructure network (ie: the Internet) at some point. So, there's no "replacing the Internet", just coexisting and cooperating with it.

Comment Re:No dinner for Andre. (Score 1) 201

So... using other networks, but not "the internet"? You know that "the internet" is a network of networks, perhaps even different kinds of networks - right?

My first thought is that what he's talking about sounds a lot like way back in the stone age when you had to work your way through different "exchanges" to maybe possibly reach Aunt Flo on the other side of the country, by negotiating with various operators...

We still had to do that, for a while anyway, when I was still in college and our main server was a VAX 11/785 running 4.3BSD - host!host!host!user

Comment No dinner for Andre. (Score 5, Insightful) 201

He warns that Facebook, Google, and Amazon plan to "grow beyond browsers ..." ... and predicts the next wave of walled gardens will be a "social internet" bypassing the web altogether.

You know that the Web is more than just social media and online shopping sites - right?

He wants to build a mobile mesh web that works with or without internet access ... He cites mega-projects "to rescue the web from the internet", which include progress on peer-to-peer and mesh networking protocols,

So... using other networks, but not "the internet"? You know that "the internet" is a network of networks, perhaps even different kinds of networks - right?

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