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Autonomous Intelligent Botnets Bouncing Back

NoYob Re:What OS? (152 comments)

It says nothing of the sort in the linked article. The linked article is only about botnets and has nothing regarding your quoted text.

But to contend that Windows has no such mechanism is either being dishonest or really to not know what you are talking about.

I didn't say Windows didn't have any such mechanisms. Windows does have plenty of features to protect the machine, but no one is using them because they don't know about them.

That's what I said, meaning Windows does have those capabilities.

In short: you lied about the contents of the article. You lied about what I said. You're just messing with me. I don't mind - it was kind of fun.

Cheers! And have a merry Christmas.

more than 4 years ago
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$300 Sci-Fi YouTube Video Lands $30m Movie Deal

NoYob Re:Not a new idea (315 comments)

I've seen people tell a story with a still photo.

Otherwise, point taken.

more than 4 years ago
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$300 Sci-Fi YouTube Video Lands $30m Movie Deal

NoYob Re:Not a new idea (315 comments)

The guy did a great job with the special effects, but story wise - meh.

So... what's your point?

It has no story. Aliens or robots kill humans is not a story and it's been done to death.

It's a very pretty video of a special effects demo.

I'm impressed by the special effects and not impressed by his story telling ability.

I can't think of any other way to put it.

more than 4 years ago
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$300 Sci-Fi YouTube Video Lands $30m Movie Deal

NoYob Not a new idea (315 comments)

Further proof that Hollywood is running out of good ideas, and must turn to new sources.

It's not even new - it's "War of the Worlds" and "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow" mixed together.

The guy did a great job with the special effects, but story wise - meh.

Golloywierd will throw in some hot chick in short shorts and lots of cleavage and it'll make a few hundred million.

more than 4 years ago
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Autonomous Intelligent Botnets Bouncing Back

NoYob Re:What OS? (152 comments)

Whoa! Microsoft should create something to make people jump through hoops to get Admin privileges? Great idea! Maybe they could call it something like User Account Control. Man, if only those dudes in Redmond read /.

Yeah, good one. But the User account control isn't adequate - obviously. How many typical Windows users who get their machines that start up right with the Admin account even know about the User Account Control? Windows does have plenty of features to protect the machine, but no one is using them because they don't know about them.

With Linux, you must create a user account and if you try to login as root - which isn't an obvious choice put in front of the user, btw, you get warning boxes stating that you will be taking on quite a bit of risk. Or stated another way, with Linux, admin account access isn't as easy or obvious as it is with Windows. Windows is capable of that but it's not being implemented. With most Windows installs the Admin account is the default logon and most users don't know what risks they're taking because of it.

Now, considering that the typical PC owner uses their computer as an appliance and are not interested or (mistakenly) concerned with user rights, I think at the very least, the OEMs should put a default user account in Windows systems with at least one hoop to jump through for admin access.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Says Ad Blockers Will Save Online Ads

NoYob Ah! (419 comments)

"It's unlikely that ad blockers will get to the level where they imperil the advertising market, because if advertising is so annoying that a large segment of the population wants to block it, then advertising needs to get less annoying.

Ah! A Koan for my AM meditation.

more than 4 years ago
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Autonomous Intelligent Botnets Bouncing Back

NoYob Re:What OS? (152 comments)

It wouldn't be such a problem if MS would have something like Linux where you have to jump through a hoop to run the box as 'root' AKA 'Admin' and if the OEMs would put a user account on their machines by default.

Speaking as my family's IT support guy, everyone insists running as Admin - just the way their box was set up by the OEM - and they constantly are getting viruses and trojans. My brother-in-law gets Koobface every other month it seems, I set him up with a user account with Firefox and told him to use that account for everything except installing software. Does he listen? Nope. He had this idea that Firefox was all he needed to be safe.

I hope he learned his lesson. He got Koobface again and his father wiped his machine and re-installed Windows - he lost a bunch of photos and stuff he wanted to keep - oh well.

more than 4 years ago
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$26 of Software Defeats American Military

NoYob Appearantly, not much (534 comments)

In the summer 2009 incident, the military found "days and days and hours and hours of proof" that the feeds were being intercepted and shared with multiple extremist groups, the person said. "It is part of their kit now."

It's either pretty cheap or very easily stolen. I would thing they are using something off the shelf.

more than 4 years ago
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Computer Scientist Looks At ICBM Security

NoYob Re:Soviet Union (124 comments)

"fueled and ready to be launched toward the Soviet Union on a few minutes notice."

So what if the Limeys decided to get some revenge for 1776? Or those goddam sneaky cheese-eating rat-bastard French?

Considering our current economic state and budget train wreck, I think the English are thinking "Bloody hell! We sure dodged that one!"

Anyway, why would anyone want to attacks us? We're on a road to self destruction - we're doing it to ourselves.

more than 4 years ago
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Computer Scientist Looks At ICBM Security

NoYob Water (124 comments)

. Jets at the bottom of the silo spray water at the exhaust flames during a launch to create steam, which dampens the massive sound and vibration created by the engines, preventing damage to the missile surface as it leaves the silo

So, all we'd have to do is turn off the valve from the pond that says "DON'T TURN OFF!" and the missile will ruin itself on launch.

Da?

more than 4 years ago
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Scientists Crack 'Entire Genetic Code' of Cancer

NoYob Re:Better yet (235 comments)

Oh yeah - smoker!

While you our outside, freezing in the rain smoking your cigarette, I'm nice and warm, in front of my computer, enjoying myself, looking DOWN on you for being sooo weak eating my chessburger - inside!

So there!

more than 4 years ago
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Scientists Crack 'Entire Genetic Code' of Cancer

NoYob Re:Thank goodness for the free market! (235 comments)

And the patent system that will allow them to have a monopoly so that they'll make (hopefully) plenty of money as incentive and financing to keep researching for other things, show others that they can make money by helping people, the best and brightest will see that they don't have to go into law or medicine or finance to make it "big" or just make enough to pay off their student loans - which will be very important in the near future as college tuition continues its double digit inflation.

more than 4 years ago
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Scientists Crack 'Entire Genetic Code' of Cancer

NoYob Re:Better yet (235 comments)

Yeah but, I can't stand the stink and they cause many other problems - high blood pressure and heart disease for examples. Also, smoking ages you faster.

more than 4 years ago
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Scientists Crack 'Entire Genetic Code' of Cancer

NoYob Re:Powers (235 comments)

Oozing puss man?

Chemo barfing woman?

Bleeding ulceration boy?

Radiation Man? (from radiation treatment)

Tumor boy?

more than 4 years ago
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Why Top Linux Distros Are For Different Users

NoYob Ubuntu sucks for development (496 comments)

Their support of development tools stinks compared to fedora and on Ubuntu (9.10), the Qt environment has compatibility issues with the Ubuntu "supported" packages. I had issues getting headers files and assorted build environments to work.

I went back to fedora because it was easier and much quicker than fixing Ubuntu's mistakes.

more than 4 years ago
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EU Accepts Microsoft's Browser Choice Promise

NoYob Re:Hurrah? (336 comments)

When governments are not a huge customer of Microsoft, there might be some ground to complain about them being subject to anti-trust laws.

For the moment, "Microsoft tax" is far too literal. And your comment far too close to the usual silliness of reducing regulations on government-supported monopolies...

I'm having trouble with that statement.

The Government chooses MS based upon their criteria and needs - whatever they may be - and they would know exactly how MS does business because they investigated the products and licenses - right?. Now, after choosing MS, they decide after the fact that they don't want to do business anymore based on the terms they implicitly and explicitly agreed to so, via the law, they change the agreement.

Basically, this sets up a precedent where a company in good faith makes a deal with a Government, and then the Government throws everything out the window and they decide what you will take - maybe give them nothing.

That's scarier than any Microsoft's business practices.

Oh, and they do have an alternative - just ask Richard Stallman.

more than 4 years ago
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EU Accepts Microsoft's Browser Choice Promise

NoYob Re:Will this "FAIR" decision will include Apple? (336 comments)

A couple of reasons:

  1. They don't have over 90% of the OS market.
  2. They don't have a bunch of cry-baby fellow Silicone Valley entrepreneurs with a case of sour grapes using their money and political power to push the DOJ into attacking them.
  3. They're creating markets as opposed to controlling them.

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Acknowledges Theft of Code From Plurk

NoYob Re:a world without copyright (215 comments)

Plus it's ironic that Microsoft, the "king" of software development is having all those problems with subcontractors writing code for them.

Well, if Microsoft is the "King" and Apple has the second largest share of the PC market, I guess that would make Apple the "Queen" of software development?

....

Yes, I know. I'm going to get it from the fanboys with mod points but, I just couldn't resist!

more than 4 years ago
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Aussie Scientists Find Coconut-Carrying Octopus

NoYob Re:Intelligent (205 comments)

Yea, that's what it was doing when you were watching.

Think about what it was doing while you weren't watching. Think about it!!!

Well, there were some electronic parts missing. And there was that theft of radioactive isotopes from the local medical school....

more than 4 years ago
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Boeing's 787 Dreamliner Takes Flight

NoYob Re:Yawn. (278 comments)

Boring, not at all. This is a revolutionary plane, Boeing are looking at 25% less running costs and 30% less fuel than the 767 it replaces - I would say rather an achievement, if a litttle later than advertised!

Less fuel == less pollution and greenhouse gases.

Are the airlines doing this to be nice and "Green"? Nope.Were they doing it because they were legislated to? Nope. And they're (engines makers, plane makers and airlines) always pushing for more fuel efficiency and noise reduction.

Burn less fuel saves money and it just so happens to reduce green house gases.

I think there's some sort of lessen here.

more than 4 years ago

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Dell trying to buy Perot Systems

NoYob NoYob writes  |  more than 5 years ago

NoYob writes "

In what is the largest acquisition Dell Inc. has attempted in its 25 years, the computer technology giant said Monday it would acquire Perot Systems Corp. for $3.9 billion in a deal it hopes will aid its effort to challenge chief rival Hewlett-Packard Co. in the IT services industry.

Dell's take:

The deal signifies the ongoing attempts of the largest computer makers to expand deeper into the profitable market for IT services.

The only place for growth for many hardware makers is to move into services and offering solutions for the business community. It's either offer services and solutions or stagnate and maybe die."
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