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REMnux, the Malware Analysis Linux OS

ClickWir LiveCD for Windows virus/malware removal (58 comments)

I can't tell you how many people I know are looking for a LiveCD/DVD that runs Linux (Ubuntu would be preferred just for ease and familiarity for these people that work on Windows machines all day) and has a GOOD antivirus program along with a GOOD or maybe a few anti-malware programs that will scan the local Windows hard drive. Sure, some LiveCD's are out there but it would be great if you could update them on the fly. I know it wouldn't save to the CD, but just updating it in a RAMdisk would be great. Having to update it each time would be fine.

Being able to walk over to an infected machine, boot from a CD/DVD to an Ubuntu desktop and run up to date cleaning utilities from there would be so incredibly helpful.

I've seen people try, but so far all the attempts I've seen... kind of suck.

more than 4 years ago

White House Holding Piracy Summit

ClickWir List of attendees (268 comments)

That's quite a list of people that will be there. And which one of those is representing the people? I don't see any.

more than 5 years ago

Fast Wi-Fi's Slow Road To Standardization

ClickWir Never should have been DRAFT-N products. (140 comments)

This is unfortunate. For so many years, I've told people not to buy anything that is "Draft" or "Pre"-N because it's not official and might change. So many products still say "Draft" or "Pre" on them that people are still not buying them because there's no official "FINAL RELEASE-N" that they see.

They may never upgrade to -N. They might just wait for whatever is next.

No, I don't feel bad for telling them that for years. If the mfgr's want to make Beta products for consumers, fine, but I'm not going to recommend them to clients. It is sad that there is a lack of communication (and back stock) of the Draft-N products that hundreds (that I've told) of people will not buy -N.

more than 5 years ago

Best Way To Clear Your Name Online?

ClickWir Bury yourself. (888 comments)

Bury yourself with other content. If you cannot remove something, make other content more prominent and easier to find.

If 10 people say X about you, get 100 people to say Y about you. When someone goes looking, they are far more likely to hear Y.

more than 5 years ago

Verizon Doubles Early Termination Fee and More

ClickWir bullshit (520 comments)

"they've told me that ANY data--even one kilobyte--is billed as 1MB. The damage is done."

It's bullshit like this that keeps me from getting one. They really need to stop nickel and dimeing people with data plans. They really are way over priced. I won't get one, I know what it costs to bring data to a user and they charge way too much for it.

more than 5 years ago

Comcast's New Throttling Plan Uses Trigger Conditions, Not Silent Blocking

ClickWir Re:So... (698 comments)

Since you don't know how to slow down commenting, we'll slow it down for you.

Careful we don't just cut you off completely.

more than 5 years ago

Comcast's New Throttling Plan Uses Trigger Conditions, Not Silent Blocking

ClickWir the can do better, without money grubbers (698 comments)

F you comcast. I pay for service, not dis-service. You can give me a faster cap, no total download limit, treat all traffic the neutrally and none of this 'throttling because you are using it' crap, for less money. Other ISP's can, time for you to cut off the top... and I mean your management.

more than 5 years ago

Some Early Adopters Stung By Ubuntu's Karmic Koala

ClickWir works for me! (1231 comments)

I've got Karmic running on 4 production machines. (Kubuntu) And on one machine I had an issue of KDE not coming up all the way, there is a bug filed and I know how to fix it should it happen again. Other than that, for me, it's been flawless.

I see it as a near perfect release.

more than 5 years ago

Leaked Modern Warfare 2 Footage Causes Outrage

ClickWir no outrage here (543 comments)

No outrage here. I'm looking forward to the game. Looks like it depicts real life situations where sometimes people do bad things. Video games aren't always about painting a pretty picture of how the good guys always get there before the bad guys do anything. Why not try the other side of it and see how horrible of a person you could be?

more than 4 years ago

Network Adapter Keeps Talking While a PC Is Asleep

ClickWir Nice idea, but written wrong. (188 comments)

"Network Adapter Keeps Talking While a PC Is Asleep "

Not really. It's just small pc with a network connection, can do plenty of things without the big pc, and has the ability to wake the big pc if it needs to.

In other words... this isn't news.

more than 5 years ago

Will Silicon Valley Run Out of Data Center Space?

ClickWir Move them north (142 comments)

I'm telling you. Save a ton on cooling costs and move north. Yea they'll be some chicken and egg type stuff, you'll need to get better infrastructure out there... but they need to stop building heat generators in a hot climate. It's just dumb.

more than 5 years ago

More Indications Windows 7 Is Coming In 2009

ClickWir Catch 22 (369 comments)

I see this as a rock and a hard place for Microsoft.

On one hand, they need to get something out to replace the dirty name... Vista. Everyone knows it and hates it. It's got a lot of bad press and rightfully so. It sucks. So MS needs something to replace it as soon as possible.

On the other hand, part of the reason Vista sucked was because it was rushed out the door. Yea, how many years in development? It wasn't ready. I think the other reason was that it was too different from XP that people who had been using it kind of felt offended when this Vista came along and changed basic functions. Renamed things and made them hard to find, some people just didn't like it for that and refused it... sans it's technical deficiencies.

So, I see why MS needs to get something out fast... Vista sucks and everyone knows it. The name = bad. But at the same time, if they get it out too soon they are going to have just another Vista release. Which.... it's already starting to shape up like Vista. I've used it. I don't like it.

It's also a slap in the face to charge Vista users to upgrade to Vista SP2.

more than 5 years ago

Lenovo's New ThinkPad Has 2 LCD Screens, Weighs 11 Pounds

ClickWir Not the first. (194 comments)

Sorry, I forget who it was, but a couple years back someone had a working 2 and 3 LCD laptop.

The 2 LCD basically had a hinge on one side of the screen and another screen would fold out.

The 3 LCD was one main one and two smaller ones that would fold out to either side.

They looked like they sucked, I'm sure they sold -5 of them.

more than 6 years ago

Flash Cookies, a Little-Known Privacy Threat

ClickWir Re:Old News (225 comments)

"You can delete and/or restrict the contents from inside a Flash movie. Use the right-click menu in Flash to access settings and set the storage level to 0 bytes. That will wipe everything out. It will also force Flash to prompt you every time it wishes to save something to disk."

And since 2002 it hasn't worked. I have tried to set that setting ever since every few months, hoping they fixed it. Every time I go back in there, it's filled up again and not on the setting I choose. I really wish Adobe would give users more control and make it work. Make it actually save my settings, that's ok, because I don't want anything else saved.

more than 6 years ago


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