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Submission + - Windows 7 SP1 and WSUS

Slayer Silver Wolf writes: "As of last week Microsoft began to push out windows 7 SP1 through windows update but there seems to be a fairly widespread issue affecting both on OEM and VLK installations. From a user perspective the issue can be resolved but from an admin perspective the computer is FUBAR. I work for a large IT support company that I will not name but our techs have only found one solution and that is to format the machine although all the data is recoverable. Microsoft have since released some VB script on the issue that supposedly solves it although we haven't tested it yet their previous solutions didn't work.

This issue doesn't affect all machines it's about a 33% chance from our experience."

Submission + - Lime Wire Lives Again ( 1

Slayer Silver Wolf writes: On October 26 the remaining LimeWire developers were forced to shut down the company’s servers and modify remote settings in the filesharing client to try to harm the Gnutella network. They were then laid off, Shortly after, a horde of piratical monkeys climbed aboard the abandoned ship, mended its sails, polished its cannons, and released it free to the community. And so, LimeWire Pirate Edition (LPE) was born. Based on the LimeWire 5.6 beta that was briefly released earlier this year and then withdrawn when Lime Wire LLC lost its lawsuit, LPE is now in the wild. In many ways, it is better than the version killed by the RIAA. “All dependencies on LimeWire LLC’s servers have been removed, all remote settings have been disabled, the Ask toolbar has been unbundled, and all features of LimeWire PRO have been activated for free,” our source explained. LimeWire Pirate Edition should work better than the last functioning version of LimeWire (5.5.10), and it should keep working for longer. There’s no adware or spyware: the piratical monkeys are doing this for the benefit of the community. Currently only available for Windows, in our tests LimeWire Pirate Edition functioned perfectly well and is already circulating on BitTorrent. Next up, Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine and the Sinclair C5 but before anyone gets any ideas, let’s leave Kazaa where it is.

Comment Old Primary School Days (Score 1) 366

Back in the old days of primary school we had labs full of macs. One day my friends and I discovered you could record your voice on them or other things and set that as the warning sound replacing the standard beep. After recording ourselves saying our favorite non rude south park quotes we set them as the alert tone and went to lunch. The next day during our computer lesson the IT teacher told us off saying that after lunch the previous day she had the kindegarten kids in who love to button mash getting very freaked out as their computers told them off in a number of differen't ways.

Comment Re:Fake it. (Score 1) 366

What’s really funny is that of all the posts replying to this one not one of you have actually gotten the correct spelling of the plural if you knew your English properly you would realise that plurals of words in the English language that end with a s do not get es added to the end but rather an apostrophe therefore the correct plural of virus is virus'.

Comment Re:Strange places? (Score 1) 104

Yes they don't need all those things but that doesn't make these locations any less strange. Also taking into account what they do need: good cooling, a dry environment, fairly easy access for personell, somewhere your average idiot isnt going to stumble in (as you said build and forget) as well as protection from the weather. I don't know about you but the last place I would ever think to find a data centre would be inside an old water tank or a Particle Accelerator some of these other locations aren't that strange though I do agree a shopping mall for example seems like a fairly normal place to house a data centre.

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