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Comment Re:Eheh (Score 1, Redundant) 407

How was the parent's post Insightful?? He added nothing to the discussion and whitewashed the whole thing as "not the solution to anything." Seems a rather blunt and ignorant statement.

Why is it not the solution to anything? What makes it inferior to the other options out there? What other options ARE there that perform the same functions?

Insightful != Agree

Comment Re:Build the policy is a one-time expense (Score 1) 442

Your examples all seem to relate to a single machine. Group policy exists to support customized configurations across multiple machines which can vary in their OS and hardware.

Take any of your examples and expand them to hundreds or thousands of machines (servers, workstations, kiosks - doesn't matter) across your enterprise then you'll have a more accurate idea of its capabilities.

One of the beauties of the way gp works is that machines or users that are added or moved in such a way that new or different policies apply have those policies applied automatically with no further administrative effort. The reverse also holds true for most policies - if a user or computer is moved in such a way that policies no longer apply the policies are removed from them - again, no further administrative effort. When you manage thousands of machines this makes an enormous difference.

There's a lot more to it. Dig a little deeper (and newer) than Windows 2000 gp and you may be suprised =)

Comment Re:how did this get on slashdot? (Score 1) 449

well, I for one am not affected:

C:\Windows\system32>vssadmin list shadows | findstr /i time
      Contained 2 shadow copies at creation time: 4/20/2010 1:04:24 AM
      Contained 1 shadow copies at creation time: 4/23/2010 8:41:14 PM
      Contained 1 shadow copies at creation time: 4/23/2010 8:44:13 PM
      Contained 1 shadow copies at creation time: 4/23/2010 8:45:18 PM
      Contained 1 shadow copies at creation time: 4/23/2010 8:47:44 PM
      Contained 2 shadow copies at creation time: 4/26/2010 3:00:41 AM
      Contained 1 shadow copies at creation time: 4/26/2010 3:33:43 AM
      Contained 1 shadow copies at creation time: 8/12/2009 12:26:15 AM
      Contained 1 shadow copies at creation time: 8/12/2009 10:19:21 PM
      Contained 1 shadow copies at creation time: 8/13/2009 2:15:41 PM
      Contained 1 shadow copies at creation time: 9/15/2009 8:34:40 PM
      Contained 1 shadow copies at creation time: 9/23/2009 7:52:40 PM
      Contained 1 shadow copies at creation time: 9/23/2009 7:59:05 PM
      Contained 1 shadow copies at creation time: 9/24/2009 1:14:49 PM
      Contained 1 shadow copies at creation time: 9/25/2009 1:18:36 AM
      Contained 1 shadow copies at creation time: 10/2/2009 2:23:48 AM
      Contained 1 shadow copies at creation time: 10/2/2009 10:28:52 PM
      Contained 1 shadow copies at creation time: 10/3/2009 9:39:41 PM
      Contained 1 shadow copies at creation time: 10/5/2009 2:35:10 AM
      Contained 1 shadow copies at creation time: 10/5/2009 2:40:03 AM
      Contained 1 shadow copies at creation time: 10/5/2009 2:44:26 AM
      Contained 1 shadow copies at creation time: 10/5/2009 3:27:32 AM
      Contained 1 shadow copies at creation time: 10/5/2009 3:34:46 AM
      Contained 1 shadow copies at creation time: 10/5/2009 3:36:32 AM
      Contained 1 shadow copies at creation time: 10/5/2009 3:37:27 AM
      Contained 1 shadow copies at creation time: 10/5/2009 3:39:03 AM
      Contained 1 shadow copies at creation time: 10/5/2009 4:19:47 AM
      Contained 1 shadow copies at creation time: 10/5/2009 4:21:54 AM
      Contained 1 shadow copies at creation time: 10/5/2009 4:23:33 AM
      Contained 1 shadow copies at creation time: 10/5/2009 11:44:25 PM
      Contained 1 shadow copies at creation time: 10/7/2009 11:37:10 AM
      Contained 1 shadow copies at creation time: 10/8/2009 1:14:00 AM
      Contained 1 shadow copies at creation time: 10/9/2009 12:39:08 AM
      Contained 1 shadow copies at creation time: 12/11/2009 3:25:05 AM

I've rebooted my machine a few times since August of '09 =)

Comment Re:Gotta love... (Score 1) 1131

"Of course, that would sound a bit like flamebait itself"

Moderation +4

    70% Interesting

    30% Informative
Extra 'Interesting'

So do not worry, /. do not see you as a flamebait. Right?

"maybe its time to grow some thicker skin"

It has little to do with feelings ("skin"), the retribution for the attacks against the Prophet, sal Allahu 'alaihi wa sallam, is part of my religion. Every religion has a sacred part that has to be defended, Islam has it too and part of the reason Islam being taken seriously is the willingness of many followers to follow the Islamic rulings strictly.

emphasis added.

This is the core of the issue. Extremist islamists believe everything that is mildly against their tenets to be an attack. Do you really think the authors of southpark are out to destroy islam? Christianity? Anything else they've lampooned?

Re-read Sura 42, titled Counsel. Line 6 "Had God so pleased, He had made them one people and of one creed." Line 47 "But if they turn aside from thee, yet We have not sent thee to be their guardian' Tis thine but to preach."

Comment Reviewers? (Score 5, Funny) 235

They probably used automated reviewing software - the computers are conspiring against us! Next thing you know we'll have autogenerated legislation and automated reviews for congressmen to vote on. How long till we have automaton congressmen voting for autogenerated legislation with pork provisions for "free storage enhancement" for their cronies?? OMG! :)

Comment Re:Memory exists to be used (Score 1) 983

"As a result, each application has its own private address space from which it can use the lower 2 GB--the system reserves the upper 2 GB of every process's address space for its own use"

um, 2GB for the process + "the upper 2GB of every process's address space for its own use" for the system = 4GB _per_process_. It says so even in the part you quoted :)

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