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Humble Beginnings + Industry = Growth

A few years ago, a relative donated a bowl of plums grown on a tree in her yard. I knew exactly what to do with them. I cut each one in half to remove the stone and made jam of … Continue reading

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Getting Things Wrong From The Beginning…

“a severe security issue in its implementation of the NetBIOS protocol that affected all Windows versions ever released” See BadTunnel Bug Hijacks Network Traffic, Affects All Windows VersionsHow many times do you have to see “affects all versions” before you decide … Continue reading

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Unintended Consequences Of Slavery In IT

“The University of Calgary has admitted to paying out $20,000 in Canadian dollars to a cyberattacker that infected the institution’s systems with malware.” See University gives in to $20,000 ransomware demandThis is sad news. A big Canadian university gives in to … Continue reading

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M$ Enslaves Not Only Users But Also Their Networks

“We have had reports now from several people, not all our clients, reporting that their Internet connection is brought to a standstill and the common thread is that they all have Windows 10 machines recently installed.” See Is Windows 10 ignoring … Continue reading

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“In terms of actual use, Linux’s quo has more status than any of its early opponents ever had. Damn near everything runs on Linux, or on something so similar that you can open a shell on it and get stuff … Continue reading

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Citrix Gets It

“People looking for that $35 HDX accelerated endpoint – with a Linux VDA and OpenOffice you have a seriously cheap yet capable VDI solution Finance/Federal – so cut down this is an ultra-secure endpoint with no memory on it and nothing … Continue reading

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Want Permission From M$ To Use Your Hardware To Its Maximum? M$ Just Says “No”.

“We’d like to close this item as declined to give your votes back to use on specific topics. While moving to 64 bit helps to scale memory better for large solutions, it could bring other performance degradations. So rather than … Continue reading

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“10”‘s Nagware Ruins Your Day

“The Chinko Project manages roughly 17,600 square kilometres (6,795 square miles) of rainforest and savannah in the east of the CAR, near the border with South Sudan. Money is tight, and so is internet bandwidth. So the staff was more … Continue reading

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Fontaine Walks The Talk

“By 2009, most server-based operation had been moved to free software, including email, file and directory services. The town in 2008 began replacing desktop applications, switching to Mozilla Firefox web browser, Mozilla Thunderbird for email and OpenOffice for office productivity. … Continue reading

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How The World Of IT Has Turned

“Samsung is advising customers against succumbing to Microsoft’s nagging and installing Windows 10. The consumer electronics giant’s support staff have admitted drivers for its PCs still don’t work with Microsoft’s newest operating system and told customers they should simply not make … Continue reading

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Oh-Oh. There Goes The NDA…

“Government spending through private companies to deliver works, goods and services to citizens is the single biggest item of spending by government, amounting world-wide to a staggering USD 9.5 trillion each year, or 15 percent of global GDP. This concentration … Continue reading

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Slaves, Rejoice! You’re Going To Have To Do Twice The Work And Still Pay M$ For Your Servitude

“The Start menu ads, or as Microsoft calls them Promoted Apps, haven’t pleased everyone. It’s the space on Start menu tiles that Microsoft allocates to suggested apps. But instead of the current five suggestions Microsoft is planning to increase that … Continue reading

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