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Supreme Court Declines Case Over Techs' Right To Search Your PC

EvilGrin666 Easy solution (485 comments)

Keep your 'private' data on an external hard drive and just leave the system drive for the OS + applications. Extra paranoid people can encrypt it to for good measure.

more than 5 years ago

Windows Security and On-line Training Courses?

EvilGrin666 College Course Software? (189 comments)

I know it doesn't help much with the current problem your having, but you might want to drop a line to the college in question and let them know about the existence of Moodle. An open source virtual learning environment. The school where I work use it both in school and at home after hours. By all accounts the teachers and kids love it (and works in Firefox too!).

more than 5 years ago

Best FOSS Help Desk Software For Small Firms?

EvilGrin666 How about GLPI (321 comments)

I work as a network manager in a school in the UK. We use a French Helpdesk system called GLPI. We also use OCS Inventory as recommended to populate the database with our hardware. Overall the solution has a few minor quirks, but if teachers can cope with it I don't understand why office drones can't!

more than 5 years ago

Collateral Damage as UK Censors Internet Archive

EvilGrin666 Re:Meh (272 comments)

I know for a fact (because my work ISP feed gets their feed of them) that JANET does not use the IWF blacklists.

This leads to the amusing situation where schools (who are clearly in a position to most 'benefit' from the IWF list) who use JANET or a JANET subsidiary for their Internet feed are not subject to the IWFs will.

Bureaucracy gone mad. :)

about 6 years ago

UK High Court Allows Software Patent Claims

EvilGrin666 But I thought the EU thew out Software patents? (125 comments)

I was under the assumption that software patents in the EU were not valid. Thus making any pro software patent verdict by the court in the UK invalid?

about 7 years ago



EvilGrin666 EvilGrin666 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

EvilGrin666 writes "Sophos recently threatened EduGeek, a UK community run site for IT support staff working in Education, with legal action over comments posted about it's desktop antivirus product on the site forums (They have since been removed by the site administrators). However Sophos have appologised for threatening the site and its owners. Stating that:

A Sophos employee got very upset about the language used in some of the postings and felt strongly that something should be done. In fact, they felt so strongly, they managed to convince a member in our legal department to write an official letter to the website administrator!
The Register has also covered this story."

EvilGrin666 EvilGrin666 writes  |  more than 8 years ago

EvilGrin666 writes "Someone — fool, twit, dunderheard, call them what you will — has apparently agreed to pay more than $89m for a 60GB PlayStation 3. At least he or she doesn't have to pay the shipping cost — the seller is generously including UPS delivery in the price.

The Register has the full scoop and a screen shot of the auction (eBay has removed it)."


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