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Comment Like the CNN model (Score 2) 57

Everything is BREAKING NEWS even if it happened yesterday or the day before. Reporting on incidents before there are any real known facts, having EXPERTS come on and speculate on what MIGHT have happened or not without anything to really base an opinion on yet.

Not really news... entertainment for many, boring and shut off for me.

Comment Who uses the same userid and password now days? (Score 1) 34

Blame to the users who use the same account information for multiple systems and forums now days. Users have no real control of the systems they have to log into, but they don't have to be easy targets by using the same passwords and accounts on everything they use. There is no excuse to let yourself be a victim of credential loss because some stupid system admin doesn't fix security issues on their sites.

Comment Re:That far? (Score 1) 77

from the article,

The new view was obtained on July 10, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. PDT (1:30 p.m. EDT, 5:30 UTC), when the spacecraft was 2.7 million miles (4.3 million kilometers) from Jupiter on the outbound leg of its initial 53.5-day capture orbit. The color image shows atmospheric features on Jupiter, including the famous Great Red Spot, and three of the massive planet's four largest moons -- Io, Europa and Ganymede, from left to right in the image.

"JunoCam will continue to take images as we go around in this first orbit," said Candy Hansen, Juno co-investigator from the Planetary Science Institute, Tucson, Arizona. "The first high-resolution images of the planet will be taken on August 27 when Juno makes its next close pass to Jupiter."

Comment Re:Here is how to hold Microsoft accountable (Score 1) 312

- Back up your data files
- Wipe that abusive shit operating system off your machine
- Install Linux.

Don't look back.

Fantasy land...

You now can then stare at the computer and realize that none of the applications and tools use you are on your now almost completely useless workstation....

Your solution is simplistic and really not very realistic for most people even those with good technical knowlege.

A workstation is more than the OS that is loaded on it. Just replace Windows with Linux and you have a box that pretty much doesn't do anything, Just like if you loaded Windows on a new workstation.

It is the applications that you use on the OS where most of what you do takes place.

What many people find is that can't find replacements for the applications they use daily or only find limited numbers of apps which work completely different, don't offer the same options or features (even if it is a Linux version of the same application). Even after a long time of searching and trying various applications you are still nowhere close to where you were before you made that jump. And you have eaten up all that spare time you never had in the first place.

You use the right tool for the job. I have a primary workstation with Win7, it has hundreds of applications I use daily for my own business, personal use, and interacting with others. It is backed up via 3 different backup solutions to ensure I don't lose my info and is the central location for most of my info.

If you look at my servers, you won't find a winbox among them. All of them are either Linux (debian), AIX a smattering of Solaris and I still have some FreeBSD boxes for specific tasks. I don't use them for a workstation, most of them are non-gui based setup, command line.

Right tools for the right jobs.

Comment Malware protection didn't work (Score 1) 250

To protect user's systems from malware attacks, ASUS motherboards implement the Microsoft Secure Boot feature by default. This feature performs a legal loader check to boot into the OS. As Windows 7 does not support Secure Boot (, with the update of KB3133977, the system might detect inconsistent OS loader keys, resulting in boot failure.

Apparenltly the Secure Boot feature to protect from malware by ASUS didn't work.

Comment Re:updates, updates, ... (Score 3, Interesting) 126

If an app is built for just that phone then you have a point, but they aren't. They are built for many phones, different versions of Android and as such there is a constant update process to fix issues with the app working on one thing or the next. What phone are you using that makes it so you can barely use it when it is getting an update? Perhaps you have too many apps?

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