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Comment Re:Good luck with that, I just won't upgrade anymo (Score 1) 322

That is of course, assuming that the IPMI controllers are net accessible and that the IPMI controllers allow you to update the SSL certificate to something with modern encryption. The first problem is solvable by creating a local certificate authority. The second one is not solvable at all..

Comment Re:Go to the police! (Score 1) 122

I have, twice.

Once when someone thought it would be funny to send a link to one of the sales staff that flooded his screen with porn popups. He called for me, I walked up and yanked the power cord out of the back of his machine figuring that cleaning up after an unclean shutdown was better than having to look at the pictures.

And once when some kiddy porners were using my employer's top list system to evade website shutdowns and I found it completely by accident when browsing the lists..

Didn't take long for me to quit that job which turned out to be a good call considering my boss ended up closing the Montreal office, moving back to Russia and becoming a hard core spammer (in jail now, assuming he is still alive)

Comment Re:Redundant (Score 1) 141

The opt out link doesn't always work even for legitimate senders. I have had a few places keep sending me email after the return link errored out.. or in one case, I lost the password and they would not change the account settings without it. In both cases, I blocked them at the mail server (rejected, not bounced) and when I got around to removing the block 6 months to a year later, I was removed from whatever list I was on.

Comment Re:6 chromebooks for the price of a macbook (Score 1) 130

It's not just the under 25 crowd and you are nuts if you think that stragegy will help. A user who learns by rote memorisation will lose it on version changes or even if they click on the wrong spot and now everything is different. And yes I've seen it happen.. it's a large percentage of the "my computer is broken" calls II get at work.

Comment Fix your service! (Score 4) 42

Innovation is secondary. The whole advantage to HP was their service and that has been sacrificed since the HPE split.

We had a server whose RAID controller was throwing an NMI error and the support process was a nightmare. First level tech support never wanted to escalate to second level. When they finally stopped changing motherboards and Raid caches/batteries, the actual server replacement took two weeks because our 3 year old server was "too old" to keep in stock. Our parent company has been complaining about the same level of service reduction.

They guarunteed that the support contracts will not continue beyond this year and that the next servers will not be HP

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