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    Tuesday September 11, 2001 Remembrance

    I was working desktop support. Got to work just as they were announcing the second plane hit. None of the major or local newspaper sites could even respond, and we had a link to the Internet that absolutely rocked for the time(T-3). CNN couldn't even keep their page up when they fell back to a...
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    Dell Has No Future Because It Lacks a Public Cloud

    Dell had a public cloud offering a few years back based on VMware vCloud Director. Then VMware came out with a cloud offering of their own based on the same software, and shortly after that Dell shut their public cloud down. Dell bought EMC, and therefore VMware. Why bring out a differently...
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    It's BIG and WHITE and a Kilowatt - CORSAIR and HARDOCP PUT IT IN FOR FREE

    I'm just not that creative., but it would match any storm troopers that dropped by...
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    Robot That Walks Like A Human

    Walks pretty smooth for not having a counterbalance, at least any I can see, like arms...
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    Microsoft Prepares A Final 'Get Windows 10' Nag Screen

    No Windows Media Center support and Windows Server 2016 still isn't out yet so VMs built under Hyper-V on Windows 10 can't be moved to a release Windows Server version at this time. Everything other than my media center boxes have been upgraded to Windows 10 since the first month it came out.
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    SpaceX Falcon 9 Successful Drone Ship Landing

    Absolutely brilliant outcome! won't be a lot of repair work on the barge like last time...
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    Warning: Windows 10 May Auto-Install On Your PC

    I do agree with that sentiment wholeheartedly, but the amount of FUD being thrown about at what is required to avoid the upgrade is astounding. Like MS has never required at LEAST one licensing confirmation page on every piece of software they install... MS should have, at the very least...
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    Warning: Windows 10 May Auto-Install On Your PC

    How to manage Windows 10 notification and upgrade options Simple version: Making a text file with the following, rename its extension to .reg and import it with the latest version of the Windows 10 upgrade update for your OS installed...
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    2 wired networks on one computer?

    If you only need to talk to hosts on one of the two networks and not reach across to anything else, just use a static IP on that network and don't put a gateway IP on that NIC. No manual messing with routing tables required. Multiple NICs that all have gateways, the easy way to handle it is...
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    Do you still use windows 8/8.1 ?

    Because Windows 10 doesn't have Windows media center, and using Classic Shell with the logon to desktop option for windows 8 turned on doesn't suck. :) Windows 8 has a lot of internal design advantages over Windows 7, especially in regards to storage, software security, and virtualization...
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    Microsoft Accused Of Releasing 'Worst Patch Yet' For Windows 10

    Interesting that the original article mentioning the issue being a Windows 10 update issue when it was actually an Office 2016 patch issue, and it affects any OS with Office 2016 with a particular update installed hasn't been updated at all. The only place the "writer" acknowledges the...
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    These Tech Giants Are the Walking Dead

    Buzzword fest with no real analysis. Acts like there aren't any downsides to moving everything to the cloud and doesn't consider the effect of the Safe Harbor provisions being pulled.
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    Microsoft's Project Sonar: Malware Detonation As A Service

    Sounds like MS fully deployed and developed the old Strider Honeymonkey research project they developed about back in 2010. I think it would be safe to assume most AV companies run stuff like this as well. Its...
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    Associated Press Sues FBI Over Fake News Story

    If the FBI did it without prior consent, its pretty scary. The government using the 4th estate to plant false information is nothing new, at least with their consent. Impersonation of news media individuals/entities by law enforcement without prior consent from said entity should be a whole...
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    Windows 95 Turns 20 Today

    I was on the phone over 9.5 hours of my 10 hour shift that day at a MS site working as a contractor supporting installation issues for the general public. Try taking a grandfather who isn't particularly computer literate through the process for fixing a start button occupying the whole...
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    Why The Government’s New Cybersecurity Solution Is Doomed To Fail

    If you are a US citizen, a site for faxing congress about this issue. #StopCISA
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    Media Center Guide Download issues?

    You don't download it from anywhere. You install it from the Windows features section of the "Programs and Features" control panel. Assuming you are using a version that is licensed for it (Windows 8/8.1 Pro with Media Center, Any Windows 7 version that is not Starter)
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    TV video connection - VGA (crystal clear) vs HDMI (oddly fuzzy/blurry)

    I've seen an issue kind of like this before with an AMD video card. The color space used by video cards can change based on the output being used. Somewhere in the advanced settings of your video driver there should be something where you can select what color space to use. The color spaces...
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    A Preliminary Study on Air Exhaust within Confined Spaces

    What is it about the second conclusion that you don't find intuitive? The fan only generates so much flow pressure. Once the number of holes is sufficiently large that boundary layer flow at the hole edges is not the major pressure constraint on the velocity of flow, the velocity of the air...
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    Amazon Denies Sony Used AWS For DDoS Counter-Attacks

    Looks like what Sony is actually doing is using AWS to make a large number of bad seed torrents available to disrupt torrent downloads of the stolen material. Makes Amazon's statement consistent.
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    what software to remove Windows 8 password

    I use a winpe7 or 8 boot CD or USB key, and the ancient Password Renew by Sala. It works just fine for resetting passwords for Windows 8/8.1. (As long as the disk isn't encrypted anyway)
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    Mac Users’ Unsaved Files And Screenshots Are Automatically Stored On iCloud

    We're Apple, and everything we do if for your own good. Really. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.
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    Nine of the Biggest Mess Ups in Tech History

    You really haven't felt fear until you've seen MS Bob running as the shell on Windows 95... Made me want to pluck my eyes out...
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    Origin: Wing Commander 3 On The House

    Made me break the old ISO images I still have of the Windows 95 supporting version, Wing Commander Kilrathi Saga which includes Wing Commander 3. Plays just fine on Windows 8.1 x64. Back in the Windows XP days I had to run it in a VM. For some reason it scares me that I can run it native...
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    2014's Internet Belongs To Cord Cutters

    Auto racing keeps me on the cord...
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    Sony to Make Film of Edward Snowden Story

    Or just watch the excellent Frontline series, United States of Secrets.
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    Do these external drives read Bluray?

    I would expect a Blu-Ray logo on the front of the drive tray in the picture if it supported Blu-Ray since it has all the logos for the other formats, as well as having it listed in the technical description. This has both, but its from overseas and the price doesn't include import...
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    Windows Sudo like command?

    Don't forget the MS Scriptcenter and Scripting blog. All kinds of stuff there and a huge library of scripts written by users.
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    Now that 8.1 killed Easy Transfer..

    It is really handy, but don't put anything you really care about in any public cloud storage unless its encrypted by a process inaccessible to the storage provider. You lose almost all legal protection. And depending on whether you've accessed the data yourself, or if it has lain dormant for...
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    Getting 0xc7b on Win 8

    I'd run a chkdsk /R <Drive_letter>: on your OS drive to make sure you don't have any bad sectors even if things are OK for now. It will take quite a while to complete. If chkdsk wouldn't complete without being run multiple times and no bad blocks are found, I'd also run the Windows memory...
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    A word of caution to those recording tv with MC on 8.1

    I had no issues with playback after the update, but I'm only recording non-protected shows over clear QAM. I don't have any tuners capable of recording protected shows.
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    44% of Twitter Accounts Have Never Sent a Tweet

    I have sent exactly one tweet. to encourage others to support the Darkmail Kickstarter before it was fully funded.
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    AT&T Fiber to the Home ?

    In my parent's neighborhood originally built in 1957, they ran fiber to the premises for U-verse. In my neighborhood in the same city, but built in 1972, they just did fiber to the curb. We had the same speeds available to each of us while they were still there, 12 down/3 up which was faster...
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    WHS with DrivePool or WHS2011 with StableBit for next HTPC?

    WHS2011 makes a lousy HTPC, but can be a great server for all your other HTPCs. Stablebit 2.0 is out and works on platforms other than WHS2011. You do want to stick with the latest 1.x version if you use WHS2011. Stablebit 2.0 is supported on Vista and later MS OS. 32 and 64 bit. (Non...
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    To upgrade or not to upgrade HTPC... i3 530 to APU?

    Any processor of the current generation, either AMD or Intel, with on-board video is going to have PLENTY of hardware horsepower for playback of files. If you are going to use the hardware acceleration for encoding, I'd go Intel. Even an old AMD E-350 has plenty of hardware acceleration...
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    Bonjour, Inter-VLAN routing and tears...

    Why? Android doesn't even have security in mind as a major design point. Google Android chief Sundar Pichai "We can not guarantee that Android is designed to be safe, the format was designed to give more freedom. When they talk about 90% of malware for Android, they must of course take into...
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    Must See Video of the Day

    Seems a lot like this that Mercedes is ding for on board racing cameras in F1.
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    New alternatives to BartPE?

    Winbuilder and the Win8PESE project. Start at the forums for
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    WSUS on non-domain computers

    Using the gpedit.msc GUI to set the options you want in a GUI with full text descriptions of all the options is definitely the way to go; on the machine you use to test the master setup. Then export the regkeys for import on the rest. Then deactivate everything on your master and export...
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    W2008 + RRAS routing 2 Lan. second lan don't access internet

    I'm thinking this is most likely something to be configured on the ISP router because of this: "else, if configure NAT on RRAS: - PC's on LAN2 ping PC'S LAN1 and has internet" There may be a difference between the NAT'd and non-NAT'd traffic coming from the RRAS 2008 box hitting the ISP...