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Comment Re:Decommissioning servers (Score 1) 563

I still disagree with you.

When I decommission a hard drive, best practices state you wipe the entire hard drive.

You don't go and delete specific files like exchanges .EDS data store files and your web browser cache only.

In fact the way BleachBit deletes data, even though recovery of emails on these drives would be impossible, the windows SAM file remains undeleted and in perfect operating condition along with the entire OS.

I could easily extract password hashes from those untouched files and brute force them.
There could be many other files left littered around the HD that would provide or point to other authentication credentials, not to mention all the saved passwords in the windows password store and all the applications that do it on their own.

No, wiping the entire hard drive with something like DBAN is the only way to properly decommission a hard drive if you are concerned it may leave your possession (selling or disposal doesn't matter)

BleachBit is absolutely nothing like a paper shredder. It is more like using a black marker to redact lines printed on those papers and then leaving the entire stack of paper out so anyone can still read the rest and see there is text redacted.

Shredding the whole paper would plausibly be proper disposal. Marking out lines while keeping the paper is not.

Comment Re: "Millions of dollars"? (Score 4, Informative) 110

They arrested this guy because he had a server located somewhere in the USA. The same way they went after Kim Dotcom.

KAT had all their servers located in Canada-America and Sweden-America, while Kim Dotcom had his servers located in America-America.

While it's been obvious from legal history over the past couple years that Canada and Sweden operate under American law only now, many people are not yet used to that and incorrectly assume those are other countries with their own laws.

That confusion is what lead the parent poster to ask their question. It's just your explanation is equally as confusing of an explanation as it implies the servers were located within the old traditional US borders when that is obviously an incorrect statement.

Instead you should have explained that the servers located in Canada are fully held under US law as if they were located somewhere in the USA.

Comment Re:Nonsense. Hillary supporter lying 2 cover is FA (Score 1) 304

"Libertarians believe you shouldn't go to prison for refusing to vaccinate your children."
  You will not go to jail they just can not go to public school. Unvaccinated children put others at risk and their is no reason to not vaccinate. Putting ideology over science == anti science crack pot.

"In 1973, Stein graduated magna cum laude from Harvard, where she studied psychology, sociology, and anthropology. She then attended Harvard Medical School and graduated in 1979. After graduating from Harvard Medical School, Stein practiced internal medicine for 25 years."

See above plus she called nuclear power plants are, "Nuclear power plants = weapons of mass destruction waiting to be detonated.
Time to shut them down". And she calls trains hauling oil, "bomb trains" and also calls them "weapons of mass destruction"...
AKA crack pot extremist.

See seems to suffer from expert syndrome. She is a doctor so she thinks that she is an expert in everything.

Comment Re:Nonsense. Hillary supporter lying 2 cover is FA (Score 1) 304

Yea well the US and the world has a big problem.
All 4 of the major candidates should not be elected as president.
Trump is a fat cat crack pot. I could list things like the way he talks about women, the crazy wall plan, or his wanting to ban people from coming to the US based on religion but the list is just too long. He is so bad that he makes Clinton look like a not that bad choice.
Clinton just can not be trusted. She still does not admit that she did anything wrong with her email server even after classified data was found on it. Throw in her not having Boko Haram classified as a terrorist group and you just have to say, "WHAT"!!!

Gary Johnson... Anti Vax.... AKA anti science crack pot.
Jill Stien.... Anti Vax ..... AKA anti science crack pot.

It is like we have a choice between the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse.

Comment Re:or, maybe Google screwed up "ownership" (Score 1) 190

Google is sort of doing that now. Incase you have not read more and more new features are being rolled into Google Play services and the Google Now Launcher. Google controls the version of those two systems with the Google Play Store. It is not prefect but it is better than it was.

Yes you have a lot of different ARM chips but the instruction sets are not very different. Most Android devices use a Cortex A series SOC the wifi and cell radios are also limited in number. The big differences are going to be things like the display and camera. Some manufactures will add things like a custom sound system as well to try and make their device standout. The other issue is their custom skins which is probably a huge time sink.

IMHO if Google really wanted to push this they would have kept Motorola. The first fruits of Google running Motorola the MotoX and Moto G where/are really good phones. If Google had kept producing good phones with constant updates then other companies would have had to compete with that.

Comment Re:Hyper-linking was invented in the 60's .... (Score 1) 70

3-4 years prior to RoboBoard was a system called FirstClass (originally macintosh only) that was started to be a groupware 'learning management system' but was heavily utilized as BBS software as well.

It provided email and forums (even with fidonet support, although mainly via 3rd party software as FCs remained pretty lacking), voice/fax, file transfer, etc and the protocol was multithreaded so you could be doing all of those things at the same time, and all over a 1200 baud modem.

It was primary used with a GUI client, although had options in the server to provide a crappy text interface for dialup users in a terminal app. This text interface had nothing on wwiv but did at least provide a simple way to download the mac or windows GUI client for the advanced features.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

They later added appletalk networking and finally tcp/ip as well in the early 90s, but by 94/95 the BBS era was pretty well dead and everyone moved on to the Internet.

At least around these parts the transition was a fairly obvious one.
First you offered a BBS.
Then you offered a BBS with Internet.
Then you offered Internet with a BBS.
Finally you just offered Internet.

Between Eternal September in '93 and the web just being invented shortly before, that is when Internet usage exploded and was the beginning of the end for the entire BBS world.

Comment Re:The console advantage. (Score 1) 86

Because there were a ton of 2600 machines out there that would not be compatible, while the 5200 was compatible with 2600 games.

Just a tech-nit, but it was actually the 7800 that was the "next gen" 2600 that had backwards compatibility with games and utilized the same controllers.

The 5200 was a totally different and unique beast that wasn't forward or backward compatible with anything, used completely different shaped cartridges, and a different controller protocol and connector (it was analog input with a keypad of buttons and the new pause from the controller function)

Comment Re:What does Netcraft say? (Score 1) 512

True but also I feel that it is a case of good enough. You use your desktop to launch programs. You may use it for notifications but I have yet to see a good notification system for a desktop. What ships is usually good enough and works. As far as being customizable if I can pick a desktop image and a few other options I am good.
Of course I have used more desktops than the average person starting with the Amiga, all versions of Windows, OS/2, OS/X, KDE, Gnome and so on.

Comment Re:I'll bet it's all Larry (Score 1) 156

Lots of people made a lot of money with Java. Not not Sun.
I think idea was that Java would run best on Sparc/Solaris so Sun would sell a lot of of Sparc based hardware to big companies.
Then X86/64 and Linux became a great home for Java.
Java on the desktop is still around but Java for everything never took off. In a way the browser based apps we see now are exactly what Sun was suggesting back in the day and Microsoft feared.

Comment Re:Good. (Score 1) 146

Carriers are not going to keep power of the OS for much longer. Apple does not give carriers control and more and more people are going contract free and buying a phone. When a user buys the phone they become the customer and not the carrier.
Unified does not have to be any more closed then a desktop OS is.

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