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The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

DigiShaman Re: Please Microsoft... (345 comments)

Microsoft patch Tuesday is the 2nd of every month. After testing, they should be deployed and installed at least by Friday, and then rebooted that night or weekend for changes to take effect.

The problem isn't rebooting the PCs for security updates. The problem is rebooting PCs once a week to pro-actively address memory leaks. This is very bad and dangerous mindset for multiple reasons. I.e. LAZY! But most if all, it involves communication via IT to the rest of the staff which I rarely every see in the corporate world. Most IT departments of this SEP (Someone Elses Problem) view in which they themselves are abstracted from the very company that keeps them employed. That very notion should be a fireable offense IMHO.

yesterday
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The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

DigiShaman Re: Please Microsoft... (345 comments)

I'm sure all but the CxO's and executive, right?! God forbid if you have to be the IT grunt that has to explain data loss from a document that wasn't saved prior to them going home.

Yeah, rebooting PCs via automated scripts is both fucking lazy, and addresses the symptoms, not root cause.

2 days ago
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Samsung Acknowledges and Fixes Bug On 840 EVO SSDs

DigiShaman Re:Wonder what brand is best now... Intel? (101 comments)

For everyday work, an SSD help calm my aggression enormously. Nothing frustrates me more than having to wait on a machine that's capable of processing math billions of times faster than I ever could. There's no excuse for it. Now, test and working VMs run like a bat out of hell, and searching through content in Outlook is a breeze for reference lookup.

3 days ago
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The Future of Stamps

DigiShaman Re:Complete waste (130 comments)

This better not be a hand-held unit. I can only imagine children getting ahold of this thing and playing around with it. Burning out the retina of your eye, thus rendering partial or total loss of vision would be tragic! No, they need to be in the form factor as as automatic stapler. Just slide the corner of a letter in the notch and it's good to go.

3 days ago
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The Future of Stamps

DigiShaman Re:Shipping companies.... (130 comments)

I'm really surprised no one thought about adding peppermint flavoring to the glue of all those Christmas stamps. Guess that might never happen now.

3 days ago
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In UK, Internet Trolls Could Face Two Years In Jail

DigiShaman Re:So as an American.... (487 comments)

That is correct. Constitutional rights supersede treaties.

5 days ago
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How Nigeria Stopped Ebola

DigiShaman Re:Ebola vs HIV (381 comments)

Too hard to transmit? Yeah, sure. And people that were zipped up in a body condom weren't supposed to catch it too.

about a week ago
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Bill Gates: Piketty's Attack on Income Inequality Is Right

DigiShaman Re:Let me get this right (838 comments)

The IRS will not not go away. The tax code is used and exploited for votes and social engineering. It's a source of power that politicians will never relinquish.

I like the dream BTW.

about a week ago
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How Nigeria Stopped Ebola

DigiShaman Re:Ebola vs HIV (381 comments)

Ebola is like an airline crash. It's horrible to hear about and shocking... but likely to happen to you? No...
You are far more likely to get killed by HIV, The Flu, Heart Disease than Ebola. Even if we have a major outbreak here.

No, more like an astroid impact. Not likely to happen in one's lifetime. But, when you see a nasty rock hurdling through space coming toward your planet, everyone takes notice. Ebola has a real potential of wiping out more than 50% of all human life. Both due to the Ebola virus itself, and the ancillary wars and famine that result from a societal collapse. AIDS is, yes. This Ebola shit, happing NOW. Stop it while we can!!!

about a week ago
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How Nigeria Stopped Ebola

DigiShaman Re:It only takes one ... (381 comments)

People that value their jobs (afraid of losing it) and at risk for being one paycheck away from paying the mortgage/rent will not skip work. I'm fortunate enough to be working in IT that can do my job at home. I prefer not to, but it's optional. Unfortunately, half my time involves being on-site to various client locations...touching lots of keyboards and mice when I user requests immediate help. It's also why I care a bottle of Purell in my pocket during the flu season or use it when I suspect someone with a cold.

about a week ago
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Positive Ebola Test In Second Texas Health Worker

DigiShaman Re:Just tell me (463 comments)

You know, if there was an actual pool (forget a shower) of something that would kill thus stuff, I wouldn't hesitate to swim in the stuff for a few minutes prior to taking anything off. Not getting this virus is worth the extra peace of mind to be double, no....triple damn sure.

about two weeks ago
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Positive Ebola Test In Second Texas Health Worker

DigiShaman Re:Just tell me (463 comments)

You can only catch it by ingesting another persons bodily fluids

Let me translate that into real-world terms. Do NOT rub your eyes, nose, or mouth with the hand/s that have come in contact with Ebola infected bodily fluids.

about two weeks ago
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Positive Ebola Test In Second Texas Health Worker

DigiShaman Re:But flights from West Africa are OK? (463 comments)

They don't have a fucking clue. And it's clear that even in my state of Texas (one of the *the* best states for advanced medical care and treatment) they don't have their shit together! WTF?! Now imagine hundreds of people flooding into hospitals. I have zero faith in the "system" now. Bunch of fucking morons who elected even bigger morons in office. Idiocracy on full display.

Like I said, if the world implodes in on itself, you guys are on your fucking own with the exception of a few close people in a clan/tribe. Water, food, guns, and ammo in that order.

Yeah I'm pissed! Stop this shit right now! Contain it!

about two weeks ago
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Battery Breakthrough: Researchers Claim 70% Charge In 2 Minutes, 20-Year Life

DigiShaman Re:No mention on capacity though (395 comments)

Depends on the area and at what time of the day. It's not uncommon for me to see a gas station where there's at least five cars filling up at any given time. At worst, there a few cars parked behind someone else waiting their turn. So while yes, you could have a battery for your battery (Yo Dog!), it would have to be one giant battery bank underground. That or a massive collection of flywheel covering the KE into electricity upon demand.

about two weeks ago
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Statisticians Uncover What Makes For a Stable Marriage

DigiShaman Re:Why get married? (447 comments)

But imagine what such a couple can accomplish without children to absorb the effort!

They're called DINKs (Dual Income No Kids). For example, it's no coincidence that young married professionals (Yuppies) and LGBT folk live in parts of the city where real-estate is some of the most (if not the) expensive. It's because they have a greater combined total of disposable income. It's precisely why families live out in the suburbs too. A compromise in cost between living space and location to work. With DINKs, they have more time to be social and live an urban lifestyle. In the end, who will take care of them as they get older? The state, some old folks home, or mainly their children whom they would otherwise trust the most?

about two weeks ago
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Independent Researchers Test Rossi's Alleged Cold Fusion Device For 32 Days

DigiShaman Re:Can someone else build one? (986 comments)

Well, if it can be done, bet your ass that that Chinese would be building them into subs and aircraft carriers.

about two weeks ago
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Statisticians Uncover What Makes For a Stable Marriage

DigiShaman Re:Sounds like bullshit to me (447 comments)

No, sounds very legit and dovetails into my own life experiences. Meaning, I feel vendicated internally from what I've always known to be true. That said, there are always exceptions to the rule. I'm one of them, and not divorced yet. But had I not met my now wife, I would have done things differently had I had a chance to do it all over again (dating..etc). But what's life without learning as you go, right?

about two weeks ago
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Statisticians Uncover What Makes For a Stable Marriage

DigiShaman Re:Why get married? (447 comments)

You get married for 1. the as an ultimate contract of commitment (the idea you will never divorce), and 2. a stable union by which a child can be raised in a secure environment.

If you have to ask the question, then clearly marriage isn't for you. Don't bother having children, but participating in organizations such Big Brothers Big Sisters (www.bbbs.org) would be immensely helpful. In the end, you still have your "single life".

about two weeks ago

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Bill O'Reilly website hacked

DigiShaman DigiShaman writes  |  more than 6 years ago

DigiShaman (671371) writes "Bill O'Reilly (Fox News commentator) had his website hacked on September 19th 2008 following Bill's criticism of Palin's e-mail account being broken into. According to the website, 205 members who signed up after the 14th had their security compromised. An e-mail from Bill states "Rest assured that we are on this. Our defense of Sarah Palin has led some criminals to attempt to disrupt our enterprise. At this moment federal authorites and our attorneys are compiling information against these people. We stand behind our products but, most importantly, we stand behind you. We'll get the bad guys. Count on it.""

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