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Comment Re:Not exploits though (Score 1) 98

Actually under XP where people logged in as a real local admin it was worse as VBScript could be run without any execution policy right from IE 6!

A good NT system administrator would create a GPO to block this in IE .... however really horrible CRM apps at work required this functionality to run! So full scriptkiddies away. These insecure apps are the reason Windows 7 was avoided for so many years at these companies who kicked and cried to leave these IE 6 apps behind.

Powershell is a big improvement over vbscript that I can not even start to say how.

Comment Re:Well duh (Score 1) 98

Users have not run as an admin since Windows XP. The administrator local group from Vista on is really a user group with a UAC token to run admin tasks ala Sudo style.

The user would have to manually run it or if the hacker can change the execution policy to run code in powershell then he/she already has 0wned the PC in question.

So your question was the default installation. Windows actually does have an admin account and a service account to do tasks but it is not logable and setting a user profile is disabled with this by default. YOu can not log in as admin like you could in XP. Yes hackers find overflows or try to trip a process that uses the admin or service account like Adobe flash.

Comment Well duh (Score 4, Insightful) 98

WHen you run powershell as an admin it can do bad things. Who would have thought? I wonder if Linux is vulnerable if someone is logged in as root?

Powershell is not enabled with an execution policy by default. It has to be enabled and most people do not even know what it is so this is no threat? At work we have a GPO that blocks powershell for any non AD admin.

Comment Re: What year it is, you fucking paid shill?!! (Score 1) 81

Yep made it all up.

My Nvidia 770 gtx was solid. AMD is a nightmare of never ending driver problems. I have owned ATI 5750, 7850, and now an Rx 470. Drivers break is a fact of life and you need certain ones that never change for a stable system.

Yes, I reimaged my computer so it's not my system.

Looks like I got a -1 and hey it worked on my computer there you must be stupid replies from the ATI fanboys.

Comment God no (Score -1, Flamebait) 81

Just last night I downgraded my driver's due to a black screen freeze after a sleep. This is for a new card too.

Their drivers are crap and sooo horrible that you cannot even upgrade their drivers. It will bsod. If you need to update your drivers you go to the internet on some questionable websites to download a 3rd party utility called DU written by some guy to uninstall the old driver first.

Yep AMD is so crappy you cannot even remove the drivers under add or remove programs?!

I wish I paid for the Nvidia premium tax so I could get something that worked! When was the last time you heard of an Nvidia crash? Never.

If this auto update breaks my computer every week I will certainly buy Nvidia and put AMD in my do not buy list


YouTube's $1 Billion Royalties Are Not Enough, Says Music Industry ( 216

YouTube said Tuesday that it has paid the music industry over one billion dollars in advertising revenue in the past 12 months. The music industry thinks that sum is not enough. From a report on BBC: "Google has issued more unexplained numbers on what it claims YouTube pays the music industry," said a spokesperson for the global music body, the IFPI. "The announcement gives little reason to celebrate, however. With 800 million music users worldwide, YouTube is generating revenues of just over $1 per user for the entire year. "This pales in comparison to the revenue generated by other services, ranging from Apple to Deezer to Spotify. For example, in 2015 Spotify alone paid record labels some $2bn, equivalent to an estimated $18 per user." In his blog post, Mr Kyncl conceded that the current model was not perfect, arguing: "There is a lot of work that must be done by YouTube and the industry as a whole. "But we are excited to see the momentum," he added.

Comment Re: Did anyone tell them that their chair is next? (Score 1) 531

Nevermind that their entire success is dependent upon everyone from the mailroom employees to the sales staff... I don't quite understand how people at the top lose sight of this all the time. If, tomorrow, every one of their employees quit, the CEO would be SOL...

People are the foundation everybody's business. You may be the head, but that only means you are standing on the shoulders of everyone else.

1st day at Finance 101 in college. What is the job of a company?
a. make money
b. make great products
c. Raise the share price.

This was on the final exam too and no I am not exgerating as the most important lesson of finance. The answer is .... C RAISE THE SHARE PRICE! bing bing bing

Nothing else. CEO's are accountants whose job is to raise the share price at any cost by doing liquidity, raiding assets, and taking on unneccesary debts to get hte perfect debt/assets ratio and liquidity ratio to meet Wall Street expectations.

They get a big bonus by hoarding and using innovative thoughts on doing strange things to make Excel look good.

That is what CEO's today do. They do not guide the company and this all started during the Reagan years with Jack Welsh at GE. He regretted saying this, but it is true the accountant, not the engineer nor salesperson gets the top position usually picked by the top banks out there.


Comment Re: Did anyone tell them that their chair is next? (Score 1) 531

That's different ...

You see CEOs actually provide value. They are thought leaders! Only they can provide ideas or sometimes managers. Employees are black boxes which cannot provide value at all or come up with ideas!

We need more thought leaders and less products and services

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