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Comment I'm calling bullshit (Score 5, Insightful) 136

We've invested so much staff time into figuring out how to neuter Win 10's bullshit "features" like Telemetry, crappy interface, beefed up UAC (that breaks plenty of applications that we use), broken profile management, and inflexible Windows update....

Only reason we're even touching Win 10 is that 7 doesn't work well on a lot of newer laptops, and come 2020 M$ is dropping all support for 7.

Comment Re:Maybe... (Score 1) 360

No offense, but your incredible ignorance on the proper use of deadly force is mind blowing.

He was "only" armed with a knife - a knife is a dangerous deadly weapon that routinely kills people. There's a reason that US based law enforcement will shoot the hell out of you if you have a knife and charge them, and come within 21 feet. See Tueller Drill.

And how do you know he didn't need to be shot 3 times in the chest? The proper technique when using deadly force to defend yourself (or others) is to keep firing at the threat until such time the threat has stopped acting in such a way that requires use of deadly force.

And the most effective way to stop such a threat is "drum role please...." shoot the threat in the upper chest area as many times as required until that threat STOPS. Sometimes a side effect of this is that the threat is killed in the process.

Comment I tell them to basically fuck off (Score 5, Interesting) 206

in more technical terms, on the rare occasions my ISP forwards me these sorts of bullshit grams...

My response is tell my isp that accusing me of a felony crime without proof is slander, and that multiple US Federal Courts have ruled that an IP address downloading something does NOT equal a particular person downloading something.

I close my response by telling the idiots that if the Hollywood shit for brains lawyer at the other end has any REAL proof of me committing a crime, he's welcome to notify the sheriff's office or local DA. And, if I hear further shitty threats and accusations of slander from Hollywood shit for brains lawyer, I'll file complaints with the appropriate state bars.

Interestingly enough, they don't seem to bother me anymore.

Comment and once again, cutting corners in IT backfires (Score 5, Insightful) 117

I love reading when a company that is critical dependent on their IT infrastructure to function, cuts as many corners (and jobs) as possible in IT to save a buck, then has it all blow up in their face.

Target, Home Depot, United, Yahoo, etc.....they'll save millions, until they end up losing billions.

Comment Problem is - He's a US citizen (Score 4, Interesting) 54

so even if 100% of the service is hosted overseas, the gestapo errr FBI and NSA, will still put pressure on him to compromise the service.

Any more, you want fed proof email, 100% of the solution has to be fed proof.

That means non US citizens as employees working in a fed proof country, and servers hosted in a fed proof country.

I think proton mail fits this need well.

Comment I guess they don't have any thing better to do (Score 5, Insightful) 118

Not like there's a billion other things that 10 needs fixed.

The GUI is a confusing cluster fuck.
Windows "Apps" are a joke, and need to be killed.
Windows Update continues to be horribly broken.
20+ years of bloat keeps stacking up higher and higher.

But M$ decides they need to reinvent the paint. Genius idea there!

Comment I'm calling bullshit (Score 1) 585

M$ said the same thing with Skylake on Win7. And Skylake works fine on Win7, you just need to install the Intel INF drivers and the proper usb 3.0 drivers.

So unless Intel refuses to makes their drivers for Kaby Lake work on Win7 (and I don't think Intel is quite that stupid), this is a non issue.

Or to be more accurate, its more FUD and outright bullshit from M$.

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