Monthly Archives: June 2016

Firefox 48! Hallelujah!

“we’re using project Electrolysis to split Firefox into a UI process and a content process. Splitting UI from content means that when a web page is devouring your computer’s processor, your tabs and buttons and menus won’t lock up too.” See … 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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Fights

“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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Pests

OK, I’ve dealt with mosquitoes in the yard but in the last two days I’ve picked up several wood ticks. I don’t yet have mature trees. These guys walked ~100 yards or so from the neighbours’ yards. They climb up … 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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You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby!

“The Canadian military has a stockpile of armoured vehicles that could be of use to the Kurds but has yet to figure out whether to turn those over. The military has in its surplus stocks three Husky armoured vehicles used in … Continue reading

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Beast III

“Number of Cores Quad-CoreProcessor Number 985064-bit Computing YesCompatible Processor Socket Socket AM2+Clock Speed 2.5 GHzThermal Design Power 125 WType / Form Factor AMD Phenom X4 9850Cache Memory Details L2 – 4 x 512 KB L3 – 2 MB” See AMD Phenom … Continue reading

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FLOSS, Naturally

“Just over half (52%) of small and medium-sized companies and 85% of larger firms use free software, the Observatorio da Sociedade da Información e a Modernización de Galicia reports on 19 May. Most-used free software solutions include web browsers and … 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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