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Signed On Feb 24, 2011, 19:58
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
15. Re: Morning Interviews Aug 4, 2016, 16:17 descender
 
That isn't even a "lexicon" definition. The OED definition of apartheid is very specifically "segregation based on race". It's not a word that can accurately be applied to mere segregation based on random other factors.  
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
269. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Aug 4, 2016, 15:45 descender
 
This "exploit" (which requires use of IE or EDGE which narrows the scope) doesn't even actually leak your MS account name. It only leaks the internal windows username/domain/password hash, which is basically the first 5 letters of your email followed by "_000". If you come across a machine that is linked to a MS account you'll see this reflected in c:\users\usern_000 instead of c:\users\username@user.com so it doesn't even (seemingly anyway) spit out a useful MS account that someone could log in to.

One would think leaking VPN credentials is a pretty serious problem. I'm not talking about the "I use a VPN to download torrents" kind which yes... who cares if anyone gets that... but corporate VPN credentials could be infinitely valuable to the right person.

It must not be that big of a deal since MS hasn't lifted a finger on this bug in 20 years.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
19. Re: Please stop using Videosift. Aug 4, 2016, 11:31 descender
 
I am not the one that started this conversation and don't appreciate the blame. My posts were completely benign and while I have questioned why you use those links in the past it isn't my fault if other people also continue to question it.

I thought we were here to have discussions... like the merits of using a curating service that like 20 people vote on... but that is your choice and I am free to wonder aloud why someone would do so.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
17. Re: Into the Black Aug 4, 2016, 10:54 descender
 
Are you going to follow me around and provide color commentary for all of my discussions now? Flattered, but unnecessary.

edit back on topic: /r/videos drives every bit of content that appears on an aggregation site like videosift.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
15. Re: Please stop using Videosift. Aug 4, 2016, 10:34 descender
 
Blue... did you not read the sentence literally right before the one you quoted?

I'm not saying that Ant (or anyone else) should stop submitting them, just saying that the claims below that the site is doing something useful and deserves the click-through traffic are unwarranted.

I'm only talking about why videosift as a "service" is pointless and questioning why anyone uses it at all. I don't care who sent you this link or if you found it yourself, and I'm not blaming you for anything. If you actually use it to find stuff that's great, I just don't understand why :p
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
13. Re: Please stop using Videosift. Aug 4, 2016, 09:38 descender
 
The "trending" tab on Youtube doesn't actually have anything to do with your filterbubble (you were probably thinking of the "recommended" section), but I get your point.

Videosift isn't really "sifting" and then spitting out good videos that people are then finding and linking to. It has far too small of a user-base for that. With so little foottraffic to videosift the reddit style up/down voting of videos doesn't really work... Unless I'm really reading things wrong, less than a dozen people vote on most videosift submissions... so only the submitters control what is "popular" on videosift through their own link-sharing.

I'm not saying that Ant (or anyone else) should stop submitting them, just saying that the claims below that the site is doing something useful and deserves the click-through traffic are unwarranted. It is unlikely that the "video" was actually found on Videosift in the first place.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
9. Re: Please stop using Videosift. Aug 4, 2016, 08:53 descender
 
Top Sifters of the Week
1. Mordhaus 479 votes
2. oritteropo 177 votes
3. ant 169 votes

There is only one reason we get video-sifted to death, and his name is Ant. :p So it seems pretty disingenuous to say that anyone is actually finding anything on videosift and they deserve to be supported "for the convenience". He posts youtube links TO videosift and then sends Blue the videosift link.

I don't really get the purpose of using videosift in the first place. Youtube already sorts and categorizes popular videos the same way that videosift does, except youtube doesn't drag up old videos from the grave and has a considerably larger audience voting on them.

It seems very hipsterish to me.

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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
266. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Aug 4, 2016, 08:07 descender
 
A 17 year old problem that became relevant in Windows 8 is being blamed on Windows 10.

You do realize that Windows 7 suffers this same exact exploit, right? You don't try very hard, do you.

If you didn't act like the 12-year old "gotcha" troll maybe people would take your advice more seriously.

Something like this does not prove one OS is more secure than another, and it highlights how much you don't know about security and how it has been improved from 7 > 8 -> 10. You are truly a closed-minded individual. You irrationally hate windows 10 and it clouds every post you make.

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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 3, 2016, 14:41 descender
 
that Brasil-hate is just load of BS

Oh yeah, Brasil is just doing an absolutely amazing job cleaning up the city and streets of Rio. /S Who knew that Rio was such a shithole in almost every aspect imaginable, at least I know I'll never bother to go there on vacation now.

The WC was a cesspool of corruption and bribes and the Olympics are no different.

The US basketball team won't even stay in the provided dorms because they are so run-down and filthy. They are renting a floating petri-dish (read: cruise ship) to house the team instead.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Aug 2, 2016, 14:31 descender
 
AT&T is the second largest wireless provider, the largest landline provider... just bought the largest satellite TV provider with the most lucrative sports package in media... that sounds desperate to you?  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 2, 2016, 14:05 descender
 
It does seem a little absurd that "sex offenders" interested in abduction would be attracted to what are now highly visible public places full of people almost guaranteed to be carrying a GPS tracking device and a camera.

I know that these aren't stable people, but that would be a pretty bad plan.
 
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
258. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Aug 2, 2016, 09:33 descender
 
I'm glad you can read MS's schedule. I know exactly how much they will slow down updating 7 now, because they have done the same thing with literally every other operating system.

In the "real world" any corporate XP systems touching the internet in most industries would break compliance regulations and every one of those businesses could be fined or sued. If you don't think this is a real issue then you should be fired yesterday.

You don't seem to be able to separate the corporate, power user and home user (THIS IS THE GROUP THAT SHOULD HAVE UPGRADED) worlds in your head... so I'll just let this end.

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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
252. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Aug 1, 2016, 23:39 descender
 
You said non-internet-facing systems.
No, HE said he had just stopped supporting a Windows 95 machine. I said it must be non-internet because if he had a windows 95 system on the internet he should be fired. The same basically goes for XP at this point.

That's great, you've once again taken your own personal situation and pretended it applies to everyone. Are you upgrading every moms computer out there? The single old women don't get upgrades because they don't have sons? Come on.

Just so happens for most PC users there's no Windows 10 enhancement, new feature, or looming security threat that makes upgrading a must-do proposition.
Please stop repeating yourself, it doesn't make you right. You clearly have no concept of how malware/botnets/DDOS attacks build out their infrastructure and are seemingly complicit in their rooting into every unpatched computer out in the wild. Upgrading is never a must-do situation, it's simply the smart thing to do.

How you feel about the security of your computer doesn't change the fact that you are willfully not using the most secure system available.

How'd that old saying go... "You can lead a horse to water..."

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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
249. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Aug 1, 2016, 23:29 descender
 
shiho wrote on Aug 1, 2016, 23:19:
Corporate systems are behind routers, but they do use the Internet. Home users are also behind routers. They too... use the Internet.

Shocked

Corporate systems that are controlled by a network security policy that can't be altered every time some random employee reads some tinfoil on the internet.

When I said that "regular desktop home users should have upgraded"... why the hell do you guys think I'm talking about you? This isn't about you. I'm talking about your moms. Literally.
 
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
247. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Aug 1, 2016, 23:15 descender
 
Those are not regular end users. Those are corporate non-internet facing systems.

It's not that hard to understand.

W10 and the new Server2016 Core aren't going anywhere any time soon.

A fear and fud campaign is not going to increase W10 uptake.
Nor will it have to. Most sensible people already upgraded and no one cares if you do.

All of 2003 server just went out of Extended Support this month. Companies are either going to have to upgrade or pay MS for custom security patching. This will be the first major server hardware refresh since Server 2000 went out of support in 2010. They actually kind of blew the 2016 release date they should have had it done by now to capture those upgrades better.

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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
242. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Aug 1, 2016, 22:35 descender
 
Corporate customers are the only reason they still support the old operating systems or they would have stopped updating windows 7 years ago. The update schedule will be severely reduced, just like every other version of windows. There is a difference between mainstream support and extended support and by staying on the older OS you are basically playing the security game with half a deck of cards.

You are "free" to run as insecure of a computer as you choose to, and that's the problem MS has been attacking here. They just decided to do it in the most stupid and publicly embarrassing way possible, and now anyone can thrust a half a wit of uncertainty into any discussion.

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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
237. Re: Windows 7 is FINE Aug 1, 2016, 19:14 descender
 
Barring the .5% of super-users that will get by regardless of updates... everyone else absolutely should have upgraded to windows 10 for free. They absolutely should have as much of their system upgraded and maintained by MS as humanly possible. Not upgrading was mostly foolish and advising "regular" users not to do was extremely bad advice. People are stupid and shouldn't be trusted to handle these things, this is how botnets run rampant and DDOS attacks become so effective.

I understand that their weird nag campaign bugged a lot of people, but that doesn't "break the trust" of the update service. People have this weird idea that they actually "own" their Windows software and deserve total control over it. In reality you haven't actually "owned" anything more than a license to run Windows since 95.

They were technically and fundamentally correct in pushing Windows 10 upgrade notices as security updates so that no one skipped installing them. Not updating and continuing to use an older OS is a security risk that all users should be aware of and the new OS contains new security features that everyone should be utilizing.

Windows 10 is going to be proactively updated as much as possible and receive 0-day updates if necessary to address major issues as they arise. Windows 7 will continue to get updates... sure... but when? How frequently? No one can be certain of that.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
16. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Aug 1, 2016, 18:27 descender
 
It is certainly dragging behind the times, but this is unfortunately how big business operates. They probably couldn't test and deploy something fast enough if they wanted to. I'm kind of surprised that they haven't moved to a similar system to the way that Paypal and the app stores/online wallets authenticate your purchases. Sending out card numbers to random merchants on the internet is just... bad... any way you shake it :p At least centralize things a little bit.

If you don't offer at least one 2-factor option for authentication by now then you really aren't being serious about online security in any way.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 1, 2016, 17:49 descender
 
Tried watching one of the live LateShows through their site last week because my DVR ate it... it's an ad-riddled disaster and it even loads video ads mid-stream OVER the fucking video player that aren't controlled by the volume slider. Couldn't skip ahead to the part I left off at without watching 5 ads first and one of the commercial breaks had 4 ads, a 30 second music clip of the band... and then another 4 ads.

Would never use again unless shot at. ,.|.. CBS.
 
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
234. Re: Windows 7 is FINE Aug 1, 2016, 14:07 descender
 
The reason windows needs constant updates is because security is like a leaky boat. People keep finding new ways to poke holes in it and you have to keep finding ways to plug them. You can't just "magic wand" a completely secure piece of software. So when he asked "what security threat is there that is addressed by upgrading to windows 10" the answer is definitely not "MS will keep breaking your shit anyway". The answer is "we don't really know today, but it is more likely to be patched and secured on the newer operating system than the old one". Windows 10 has updated numerous underlying systems that completely change the methods hackers have to use to breach the system. Using Windows 7 is like leaving a lock on your front door that you have let lock-pickers study for 8 years.

Now please go back to your minimum wage desktop support job.

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