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Sneaky Microsoft Add-On Put Firefox Users At Risk

Kbac Sony's rootkit trick lighty modified? (333 comments)

This kinda reminds my of Sony's rootkits from music CDs a little. If I remember correctly installing programs without user permission/knowledge is bad, doing so and making it as imposable to remove or disable as possible is really bad. And the fact that Windows 7 is the only OS that has the option to disable it seems like MS is once again trying to force users to upgrade. "We know 7 is safer than XP because we booby trapped XP!".

more than 4 years ago

Land Rover Unveils "World's Toughest Phone"

Kbac Re:ORLY? (146 comments)

What could you possibly break on a LED Maglite?

You sir are obviously NOT married, If marriage has only taught me two things it would be A) Every question is a trick question NO exceptions and B) NOTHING is "Unbreakable", nothing.

more than 5 years ago

Asus Slaps Linux In the Face

Kbac Re:I agree (644 comments)

I believe "it" is clearly a building of some kind as windows would allow natural light in and offer a view of what is going out outside, So "it" is better with windows. :)

more than 5 years ago

Ubuntu 9.04 For the Windows Power User

Kbac Re:Fantastic! (727 comments)

Problem being people like one of my co-workers. He tried to install Kubuntu on his home computer after asking me about Linux when he saw me... (looks left then right slowly.) using it at work, after getting only a little bit of info he 1)Downloaded Kubuntu 2)Burned it to a CD 3)Shut windows down and powered on his computer with this CD inside. It read his disc and promtly loaded Windows. The next day he told me he tried to put Linux on his computer many times but could not. After asking him exactly what he did I put one his many discs in my PC to find he did not burn it as an ISO nor did he know how or even what an ISO was. Most (not all) Windows user buy computers with the OS and software preinstalled and if an installation process does only require clicking "next" to install many user are affraid they will cause permenent damage to the PC. This is (in my opinion) the reason Linux is not seeing wide spread home PC use it is scary to the typical basic users. I tell people they should at least try Linux and Mac OS X before they decide that Windows is the only option. My mom watched me demo Mac OS X for her and she simply said "But... It is different than my computer." Most user would prefer to deal with the headaches than learn a new OS. The kicker is my mom only uses a PC the surf the web nothing else.

more than 5 years ago

Australia, UK To Test Vehicle Speed-Limiting Devices

Kbac GPS Errors. (859 comments)

I have a GPS unit that I rarely use anymore because the unit would become easily "confused" near most freeway exchanges in downtown L.A. and near roads that parallel the freeways. The unit would alert me that I made a wrong turn and state across the top of the screen that I was on the freeway or side street near the freeway I was actually on. I don't know much about the roadways in the UK but I would think this 'could' cause some problems 'if' the GPS becomes confused and thinks a taxi or bus on the express way is on a near by side street.

more than 5 years ago

Phony Wikipedia Entry Used By Worldwide Press

Kbac Re:Obligatory (391 comments)

"...that Wikipedia had "surprisingly effective self-healing capabilities."" So how long do we have before it becomes "Self aware"? WikiSkynet? Sorry, I had to.

more than 5 years ago

Apple Snags Former Xbox Exec

Kbac Re:This just in.. (190 comments)

Pippin 2? The Apple/Bandai Pippin came out in 1996, around the same time as the Nintendo N64. If my memory serves me it was dead center between the PlayStation and N64 in pretty much every aspect, processing power, media capacity, controller awkwardness, etc. But it had a rather large $600 price tag, and tiny selection of games available. The N64 was $200-$250 and the PlayStation was $300-$400 depending which store you went to. It seemed to me like Pippin was being pushed more as a cheap computer than a game console.

more than 5 years ago

Windows 7 Will Be Free For a Year

Kbac Re:Good idea (528 comments)

Hi, My name is Kbac and... I have been... MS Bob free for... three weeks now.

more than 5 years ago

How To Have an Online Social Life When You're Dead

Kbac Re:9/11 == Inside Job (187 comments)

Ever notice that almost everyone that posts about the U.S. Government or conspiracies do so anonymously as if saying somethings less than positive about the things the U.S. Gov-... Just a sec someones at the door...

more than 5 years ago

I expect the last human on Earth to be born ...

Kbac Re:five nines (409 comments)

I like the Wall-e reference.

more than 5 years ago

Watch the Obama Inauguration With Moonlight

Kbac Re:Change but not all change is good... (197 comments)

"What's wrong with Flash?"

I was never a big fan of Mr. Gordon myself, more of a ninja turtle kinda guy.

more than 5 years ago

Gaming Netflix Ratings?

Kbac Shills (235 comments)

I pay people to leave me comments on Myspace to make it seem like I have friends, does that make me a "Shiller"?

more than 5 years ago

The Best Gaming PC Money Can Buy

Kbac Re:The thing about these machines is (360 comments)

Univ 1000 Series XP-R 29 S, But I hear the Univ 2000 Series should be released late December of 2012 making the 1000 series obsolete... ummm... So what is going to happen to the obsolete system?

more than 5 years ago


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