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[#] Wed May 07 2014 09:08:03 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Who says crime don't pay? Its hard to find a reference to Gates and
Harvard BASIC on the net, he must have paid Harvard a few dollars to




Harvard gave Gates an honorary degree many years after he dropped out.

[#] Wed May 07 2014 11:02:51 EDT from vince-q @ Cascade Lodge BBS

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May 7 2014 6:08am from IGnatius T Foobar @uncnsrd (Uncensored)
Who says crime don't pay? Its hard to find a reference to Gates and


Harvard BASIC on the net, he must have paid Harvard a few dollars to





Harvard gave Gates an honorary degree many years after he dropped out.





We can only hope that on the actual document it said

"HONOR"ARY

[#] Thu May 08 2014 11:04:54 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Q: How many Harvard graduates does it take to screw in a light bulb?

A: Just one. He holds the bulb and the world revolves around him.


The obnoxious hubris of Harvard almost *requires* that they count Gates as one of their own.

[#] Tue May 27 2014 09:32:50 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Pranking someone's Windows desktop, I wonder how many shortcuts to the recycle bin will fit on a desktop.

Hmm...

And I wonder if one could automate generating all of those.

[#] Tue May 27 2014 10:58:30 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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Drop the real trashcan in the shortcut.

[#] Tue May 27 2014 13:15:18 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Hmm... I am going to have to try that. But not on my machine.

[#] Tue May 27 2014 13:16:05 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Okay, tried it. Aaaand... nothing. Windows (at least in XP) doesn't let you do that.

[#] Thu Jul 03 2014 08:02:08 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Holy crap, this is outrageous, even for the Great Satan of Redmond:

[ http://goo.gl/3uVlqs ]

Micro$oft decided to "block a cybercrime epidemic" by seizing a bunch of domains from No-IP.com (one of the more popular dynamic DNS providers, perhaps the single most popular one now that DynDNS dropped their free version) and rerouting all the traffic through their own servers. They convinced a judge to allow the seizures without ever contacting No-IP.

To make matters worse, what happened next was a huge outage [ http://goo.gl/AzHdIJ ] because Micro$oft's servers couldn't handle the load and the whole thing collapsed. So it started with a "Micro$oft being a bully" and ended with a "Micro$oft screwing up the technical stuff."

One would think that if they really wanted to stop cybercrime, they would fix their broken operating system and make it a little more secure. Anyway, this is a super dangerous precedent and it really ought to get a lot more attention. I'm a No-IP subscriber (I use it at home because my router supports it directly) and I didn't even know about this until I stumbled across the news on Techdirt.

[#] Thu Jul 03 2014 08:24:31 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Outrageous that they get away with this nonsense.

Hilarious that they botched it. Although, unsurprising.

[#] Thu Jul 03 2014 12:09:49 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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Har har har, Microsoft goes after Kuwaiti and Algerian jihadis, and IG (along with the rest of the tech tabloid press) cheerleads... the jihadis. Sad, really. ;-P

[#] Thu Jul 03 2014 12:10:16 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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File this under #mscandonoright I guess

[#] Thu Jul 03 2014 12:38:40 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Going after jihadis is great and encouraged. The way they went about doing so is saturated with douchebaggery. No-IP would have cooperated with them, but instead there were domain seizures involved.

[#] Thu Jul 03 2014 14:15:47 EDT from the_mgt @ Uncensored

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My telephone rang on tuesday morning, some client claiming that his ActiveSync shyte wasn't working for the employees, etc. I thought "Ok, fucking IIS died, typical MS behaviour." Fired up the vpn client, no connection. They are using the free service of no-ip, we switched away from DynDNS (like all my clients and myself) when DynDNS turned "bridge troll".

So I thought, "Finally we need to click something on the no-ip site", like they claim on their homepage. We didn't have to click for over half a year to use their free service, normally you should click every month or so. What do I read on the no-ip page? "Microsoft stole our domains!"... You can not even say "typical MS" to this kind of behaviour. Although I do not believe that they did so without prior notice, it is a mess. And it is typical that they screwed the technical side of handling the load.

Two of my clients were screwed. I switched them over to a non-usa based service, hosted in germany, in the hope that our judges here are not constantly on a cocktail of crystal meth and horse tranquilizers.

The android phones received mails shortly after the DNS trickled down, only the employee with the Windows Phone didn't get any emails until 24h later. "Typical MS behaviour" :D



[#] Thu Jul 17 2014 10:03:50 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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F**king Microsoft. Anyone who thinks this piece of garbage operating system is usable must have brain damage.

Day in, day out, all day long, my Linux runs smoothly. I have a Windows VM that is a constant source of problems. It's always saturating its I/O channel, always slowing down, always giving me the kind of grief that Windows users get.

This morning it's slowing down to the point where I can't get any work done on it. All I'm trying to do is export a disk using the VMware client. All day, it says it's going to take. No surprise, it's been bogging down all morning.

So I hit reboot. Now ... "Please do not power off or unplug your machine.
Installing update 1 of 44..."

[#] Thu Jul 17 2014 10:30:22 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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[#] Thu Jul 17 2014 11:47:12 EDT from vince-q @ Cascade Lodge BBS

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In the office here....

[#] Thu Jul 17 2014 11:54:45 EDT from vince-q @ Cascade Lodge BBS

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Here in the office...

WinXP box (3 gig RAM, older Pentium 3): avg uptime 5 days
Win8.1 'elcheapo' laptop (2 gig RAM; dual core): hard to say.

Debian Linux 6.something (2 gig RAM): currently up about 56 days.

The ONLY reason the linux box EVER gets rebooted is on kernel updates where restart is required (rare) and PG&E power outages exceeding 30 minutes (at least six per year).

I am toying with the idea of getting a 350 amp-hour UPS and using it JUST for the DSL modem, border router (cisco) and switch. That is a total load of just over 2 amps which would give me rougly 150 hours of battery time on-net. That is just under a week. Fine for the tablet and the laptop which I could drive off the mountain and charge if need be. The ham radio station can be powered up and down as needed (hence the 25 hours that you do not see in that total) and the 2m/70cm handhelds have two or three swappable batteries - one in the radio and 2 on standby) which give several days of use. For that matter, the charger for the HT batteries draws about half an amp so in a pinch...

That all sounds so good I think I'll actually DO it. ;)

[#] Thu Jul 17 2014 12:25:36 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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I realize this is a Microsoft Bashing room, however, if for no other reason than so you can bash me for fun (and profit?), I'll point out that I've seen windows machines that have managed to maintain a very long uptime in broadcast facilities.

That said, most of those machines had a lot of the Windows components gutted from them so they were much leaner machines than the average.

[#] Thu Jul 17 2014 12:59:54 EDT from vince-q @ Cascade Lodge BBS

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... and they are/were most likely running NT or one of its more recent variants.

[#] Thu Jul 17 2014 14:00:13 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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These were running WinXP. Of course, you can't do XP very well now, so the newest machines we installed are Win7. It'll be entertaining to see how well they hold up.

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