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Documenting a Network?

ozric99 Re:I know... (528 comments)

Who remembers the combination to the safe?

It's on a piece of paper locked up securely in the second safe.

more than 5 years ago
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Google Solves Sharing Bug In Google Docs

ozric99 Raises questions? Really? (69 comments)

Although I think Google handled the issue admirably, this raises questions (again) about cloud computing, as well as Google's eternal beta-status for a lot of their services.

Really? I don't use Google Apps but I don't think the act of fixing a bug in any way raises questions about the overall concept any more than Microsoft fixing a bug in Sharepoint would raise questions about closed source Windows services, or fixing a bug in KnowledgeTree would raise questions about similar open source services.

Software application has bug; bug gets fixed. Jesus people, why is this different from any other similar bug being fixed? Oh, it's Google, better get blogging.. Gotta get those ad impressions up.

more than 5 years ago
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MS Critical Patch Fixes 8 Vulnerabilities

ozric99 Re:Its really time to spread the word: (202 comments)

I guess it's changed a lot then. The last time I tried to use Wine I was able to bring up the Internet Options control panel and... that's about it. After hours of pouring through how-tos and mailing lists I gave up. That was about a year ago.

more than 5 years ago
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MS Critical Patch Fixes 8 Vulnerabilities

ozric99 Re:Is it that easy? (202 comments)

Yes, many other people have that exact same setup, I know I do. The thing is, unless you configure Postfix to drop any application/ms-tnef it's totally irrelevant to this discussion considering Postfix will simply forward the offending e-mail to Exchange. This isn't about spam, and good luck if you're waiting for your AV to get updated with a fix for the as yet unknown mail.

Besides, what happens when someone combines this with, say, a flash vulnerability and causes a machine inside your network to send the attack e-mail to your Exchange server? Postfix isn't going to do a damn thing about that.

Just patch the fucking server.

more than 5 years ago
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Exchange Comes To Linux As OpenChange

ozric99 Re:Here we go again..... (249 comments)

The EU competition court has put a stop to that one and this is also how Samba got all the M$ protocol interface documentation.

Yeah, and maybe in 2009 they'll ship a product that will emulate an environment released NINE YEARS AGO. Not trying to be flamebait but really, Samba4 is pretty much a complete irrelevance these days. Samba3 was awesome back when I was using it... years and years ago.

more than 5 years ago
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Britannica Goes After Wikipedia and Google

ozric99 Re:FACTS, not "truth". (385 comments)

As far as contributing to Wikipedia is concerned, it doesn't matter whether a piece of information is true or not. The threshold for inclusion in Wikipedia is verifiability, not truth

That's what they say. Reality suggests otherwise. You are aware that there are entire communities on the web that exist to do nothing more than create their own realities using Wikipedia? I could point you to hundreds of huge, interwoven articles on the site that are utter fabrications. Biographies, languages, inventions, tecnhologies... All being served under the noses of the Wikipedia admins as "Wikitruth", some last longer than others. Most of the larger article subjects have been actively updated and improved over periods of years. Don't fool yourself that Wikipedia is in any way trustworthy. It's a playground for trolls.

more than 5 years ago
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Windows 7 Taskbar Not So Similar To OS X Dock After All

ozric99 Re:Windows VII ? (545 comments)

I would imagine it simply continues the NT naming conventions:

NT3.x
NT4
NT5 (Windows 2000)
NT5.1 (Windows XP)
NT6 (Vista)
NT7 (windows 7)

more than 5 years ago
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Valve Locking Out Gamers Who Buy Orange Box Internationally

ozric99 Re:Methinks Zonk needs to work on his woriding... (665 comments)

Only on Slashdot could someone be accused of ripping off a software publisher when they shopped online for bargains.

more than 7 years ago

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