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  • Apache foundation ousts TinkerPop project co-founder for tweeting 'offensive humor that borders on hate speech' (leading webserver goes woke)

    02/25/2021 8:58:11 AM PST · by dayglored · 38 replies
    The Register ^ | Feb 23, 2021 | Thomas Claburn
    ASF board member resigns in protest of org's online chatter 'policing'The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) has removed Marko Rodriguez from the TinkerPop project he co-founded because his provocative Twitter posts were said to have violated the ASF Code of Conduct."I was removed from the project I started 11 years ago for 'publishing offensive humor that borders on hate speech,'" Rodriguez explained in an email to The Register. "However, now that Big Tech has secured the ASF board, it is a way to 'shut me up' about the monopolistic practices of Big Tech."Rodriguez argues that "woke culture" is a creation of...
  • Microsoft Pulls Bad Windows Update After Patch Tuesday Headaches (Ruh-roh!)

    02/17/2021 8:17:19 AM PST · by dayglored · 39 replies
    ThreatPost ^ | Feb 16, 2021 | Lindsey O'Donnell
    Microsoft released a new servicing stack update (KB5001078) after an older one caused problems for Windows users installing Patch Tuesday security updates.Microsoft has removed a faulty servicing stack update, which was causing issues for Windows users when they tried to install last week’s Patch Tuesday security updates.Microsoft’s servicing stack update provides fixes for the component that installs Windows updates. This particular defective update (KB4601392) applied to Windows 10 users (version 1607 for 32-bit and x64-based systems) and Windows Server 2016 users.To address this issue, Microsoft has removed the faulty update and released a new one (KB5001078).“There is a known issue...
  • Microsoft Defender Antivirus (running the easy way)

    02/14/2021 4:23:37 PM PST · by entropy12 · 15 replies ^ | 08/17/2020 | Microsoft
    You can perform various Microsoft Defender Antivirus functions in Windows-10 with the dedicated command-line tool mpcmdrun.exe. This utility is useful when you want to automate Microsoft Defender Antivirus use.
  • To those still using Windows 7 - which browser do you recommend ?

    02/11/2021 9:14:19 PM PST · by sushiman · 147 replies
    2/12/21 | sushiman
    Just bought a new Windows 10 PC for downstairs where I am much of the day but am still using a 6 year old Dell Windows 7 with IE upstairs in the evening . Twitter and other sites no longer support IE so I would like your advice re: a new browser . Thanks in advance .
  • IBM PERSONAL SYSTEM/2 MODEL 30-001 [Looking to upgrade? Advanced tech: Better security? Only $1,695]

    02/11/2021 6:29:45 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 83 replies
    IBM ^ | April 4, 1989 | IBM
    Brief Description of Announcement, Charges, and Availability The Personal System/2 (R) (PS/2 (R)) Model 30-001 enhances thecurrent PS/2 Model 30 product line with a single disketteconfiguration. The Model 30-001 is a desktop system that provides an8MHz 8086 processor, 640Kb memory, a 3.5-inch 720Kb diskette, MultiColor Graphics Array (MCGA) graphics, and PC XT (TM) compatibility.The system provides expansion flexibility with support for a seconddiskette or a fixed disk drive. The system maintains compatibilitywith most existing IBM Disk Operating System (DOS) software. The PS/2 720Kb 1-inch High Diskette Drive is a 3.5-inchdiskette drive that can be installed as a second diskette drive...
  • shameless Vanity. Need direction on who to hire. Want someone who can help me move my emails to a new platform, who can help me down load my cloud, and who can install a vpn on my devices or network. Who do I call??

    01/25/2021 8:31:19 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 30 replies
    01.25.21 | chickensoup
    shameless Vanity. Need direction on who to hire. Want someone who can help me move my emails to a new platform, who can help me down load my cloud, and who can install a vpn on my devices or network. Who do I call?? The old computer guys in the area want to give me easy out of the box answers and are upset that I use Brave and am thinking of using Proton.
  • Vivaldi 3.6 is out with two-level tab stack

    01/31/2021 4:39:57 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 53 replies ^ | Winaero
    RECOMMENDED: The Vivaldi browser team today released a new version of the world's most feature rich Chromium- based browser. Vivaldi 3.6 again exceeds users' expectations by adding more flexibility to the tab row. You can now enable a two-level tab stack that expands the tab group downward instead of taking up space in the tab row. There is a new option in Settings > Tabs. It is optional [but now enabled by default], and you can enable or disable it at any moment of time. Once you enabled it, create a new tab group (tab stack in Vivaldi's term). When...
  • 3 week old PC after Windows Update won't auto sleep - anybody else experience this problem ?

    02/07/2021 7:07:51 AM PST · by sushiman · 84 replies
    2/8/21 | sushiman
    All was fine until a few days ago when Windows auto updated something and since the PC - a new Lenovo - will not auto sleep . I opted for premium support and my wife ( it's a made for Japan PC ) has called twice inc. today but the damn thing still won't auto sleep . Just wondering of anyone here has had the same problem and if there is a fix . I'm a PC dummy so bear with me my friends .
  • Very Strange (Computer Problem)

    02/08/2021 10:59:49 AM PST · by ml/nj · 59 replies
    vanity | Feb 8,2021 | ML/NJ
    I am beginning my second month down in Florida. On my personal laptop here, I can almost never access email which comes to me via I also have another computer that one of my clients supplied me with so I can do the work remotely that he wants me to do for him. On this client computer, I never have any problem accessing my email, just as I never had any problem accessing my email on my personal computer back in NJ. Both machines are Windows 10 machines. Switching browsers doesn't seem to make a difference. The only obvious...
  • Windows 10 (and prior) bug corrupts your hard drive on seeing this file's icon (Zero-day, not fixed)

    01/15/2021 8:43:27 AM PST · by dayglored · 43 replies
    Bleeping Computer ^ | Jan 14, 2021 | Ax Sharma
    An unpatched zero-day in Microsoft Windows 10 (and prior) allows attackers to corrupt an NTFS-formatted hard drive with a one-line command. In multiple tests by BleepingComputer, this one-liner can be delivered hidden inside a Windows shortcut file, a ZIP archive, batch files, or various other vectors to trigger hard drive errors that corrupt the filesystem index instantly. "Critically underestimated" NTFS vulnerability In August 2020, October 2020, and finally this week, infosec researcher Jonas L drew attention to an NTFS vulnerability impacting Windows 10 that has not been fixed. When exploited, this vulnerability can be triggered by a single-line command to...
  • Microsoft says hackers viewed its source code

    12/31/2020 12:56:49 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 51 replies
    CNN Business)Microsoft said Thursday that the suspected Russian hackers behind a massive US government security breach also viewed some of the company's source code. The unauthorized access does not appear to have compromised any Microsoft (MSFT) services or customer data, the company said in a blog post. But an investigation showed that the attackers took advantage of their access to Microsoft's systems to view company code. "We detected unusual activity with a small number of internal accounts and upon review, we discovered one account had been used to view source code in a number of source code repositories," Microsoft said....
  • Windows 7: A year after the end-of-support deadline, millions choose not to upgrade

    12/31/2020 7:14:13 AM PST · by dayglored · 91 replies
    ZDNet ^ | Dec 30, 2020 | Ed Bott
    Microsoft officially ended support for its one-time flagship operating system, Windows 7, at the start of 2020. As the year draws to a close, I ran the numbers to see how many PCs are still running this unsupported OS. Spoiler: It's a big number...With a heartfelt nod to Monty Python, Windows 7 would like you all to know that it's not dead yet.A year after Microsoft officially ended support for its long-running OS, a small but determined population of PC users would rather fight than switch. How many? No one knows for sure, but that number has shrunk substantially in...
  • Microsoft and industry partners seize key domain used in SolarWinds hack

    12/19/2020 10:13:01 AM PST · by linMcHlp · 61 replies
    ZDNET ^ | 12/15/2020 | Catalin Cimpanu
    UPDATED: The seized domain has been turned into a killswitch to prevent the SolarWinds hackers to escalate infections and make new victims. Microsoft and a coalition of tech companies have intervened today to seize and sinkhole a domain that played a central role in the SolarWinds hack, ZDNet has learned from sources familiar with the matter. The domain in question is avsvmcloud[.]com, which served as command and control (C&C) server for malware delivered to around 18,000 SolarWinds customers via a trojanized update for the company's Orion app. SolarWinds Orion updates versions 2019.4 through 2020.2.1, released between March 2020 and June...
  • Microsoft pokes Cortana's corpse to give her telepathic abilities on Windows 10 (Latest build release)

    12/06/2020 3:28:03 PM PST · by dayglored · 59 replies
    The Register ^ | dec 4, 2020 | Richard Speed
    Should we be worried?The undead have telepathic powers if Microsoft's latest Windows 10 Insider emission is to be believed.Perhaps stung by cruel criticism that the last batch of bleeding-edge Dev Channel releases have been a little light on features, build 20270 arrived overnight and apparently imbued Microsoft's unloved assistant, Cortana, with mindreading abilities.Assuming one's PC has a mind of its own, of course (and judging by the shenanigans that seem to happen every Patch Tuesday, we're starting to wonder). "You can now use Cortana on your PCs to translate their thoughts into direct actions to open and find files and...
  • Microsoft celebrates undead MS Paint with festive knitwear (Windows sweaters - get 'em while they're... hot)

    12/03/2020 6:44:39 AM PST · by dayglored · 15 replies
    The Register ^ | Dec 2, 2020 | Richard Speed
    Did someone mention multithreading?Microsoft has once again unleashed some iffy knitwear on the world with an MS Paint-themed sweater to ring in the festive season.The company previously flung Windows XP and 95 incarnations at its favoured fans (we note Vulture Central has remained jumper-free) but the MS Paint version is the first to be sold to the general public, replete with worldwide shipping.The new #WindowsUglySweater has arrived — and this year it’s supporting a fantastic cause! Get yours today (they disappear fast!) and you’ll be supporting @GirlsWhoCode when you do. Good deal, isn’t knit? 🧶 — Windows (@Windows) December 1,...
  • Old PC to New PC - Transferring programs, files, apps...

    11/28/2020 11:08:34 AM PST · by newfreep · 50 replies
    Me | November 28, 2020 | newfreep
    I am surprising myself with a new laptop! (shhhhh - don't tell me about the gift and spoil the surprise) After many, many years of GREAT service from my ASUS "Zen", I'm buying a new "Zen". After searching the net for an easy & straightforward method to transfer my programs, docs, photos, apps, Outlook emails, etc - I've discovered it's not as easy as I thought.
  • Windows turns 35: a visual history - From Windows 1.0 to Windows 10 (Flashback: Nov 20, 1985)

    11/20/2020 8:31:22 PM PST · by dayglored · 122 replies
    The Verge ^ | Nov 20, 2020 | Tom Warren
    The PC revolution started off life 35 years ago this week. Microsoft launched its first version of Windows on November 20th, 1985, to succeed MS-DOS. It was a huge milestone that paved the way for the modern versions of Windows we use today. While Windows 10 doesn’t look anything like Windows 1.0, it still has many of its original fundamentals like scroll bars, drop-down menus, icons, dialog boxes, and apps like Notepad and MS paint. Windows 1.0 also set the stage for the mouse. If you used MS-DOS then you could only type in commands, but with Windows 1.0...
  • Microsoft hits the brakes on Windows 10 updates in December 2020 (No previews in Dec Patch Tuesday)

    11/17/2020 8:38:04 AM PST · by dayglored · 44 replies
    ZDNet ^ | Nov 16, 2020 | Liam Tung
    Don't expect any Windows 10 preview updates in December due to holidays, says Microsoft. Microsoft has told Windows 10 owners and IT admins not to expect any Windows 10 preview updates in December to give them a break when staffing levels are low over the holiday season. December will be a break from the usual schedule of Windows 10 updates each month, which include optional previews that arrive after the mandatory Patch Tuesday security updates in the second week of every month. "Because of minimal operations during the holidays and the upcoming Western new year, there won't be any preview...
  • Microsoft emits 112 security hole fixes – including the cure for a Google-disclosed kernel vuln exploited in the wild (Windows Update - Patch Tuesday)

    11/11/2020 11:12:55 AM PST · by dayglored · 17 replies
    The Register ^ | Nov 11, 2020 | Thomas Claburn
    Android, Adobe, SAP, Red Hat join the bug-busting party Patch Tuesday Microsoft published fixes for 112 software vulnerabilities for its November Patch Tuesday, 17 of which have been rated critical.Of the remainder, 93 are rated important, and two are rated low severity.Fifteen Microsoft products are affected, including: Microsoft Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, Edge (EdgeHTML and Chromium), ChakraCore, Exchange Server, Dynamics, Windows Codecs Library, Azure Sphere, Windows Defender, Teams, Azure SDK, Azure DevOps, and Visual Studio.One of the fixed flaws is being actively exploited, the Windows Kernel Cryptography Driver vulnerability (CVE-2020-17087) disclosed by Google's Project Zero at the end of last...
  • Thunderbird 78 FAQ (Mozilla Thunderbird email client version 78 issues and resolution)

    11/03/2020 7:02:07 AM PST · by dayglored · 28 replies
    Mozilla Foundation ^ | July 2020 | Mozilla Support
    Dayglored Note: Many Thunderbird users are finding operational issues after updating to Version 78 (including me). This FAQ addresses some of them, in particular the deprecation of TLSv1.1 and earlier, which will cause Thunderbird to be unable to send/receive email from some mail servers. I have copied the FAQ content regarding that particular issue below. The whole page is useful, and is found here: After upgrading to Thunderbird 78, I cannot get or send email messages. One reason why this might happen is when your email provider is using outdated security protocols. Thunderbird takes protecting the privacy and security...