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  • Re: Damn forced upgrade to Win7!

    [quote user="anotherusername"]Gosh, it's so easy to find now. The first time I read it, by the time I got to that part I'd already forgotten that I was trying to figure out whether it was a desktop or a laptop and I completely glossed over the word "laptop".[/quote]  If only the OP had had other indicators that it ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Zadkiel on 03-24-2014
  • Re: FxCop, Microsoft Downloads

    [quote user="Ben L."]3, 95, 98, 2000, 7, 8...[/quote]  I heard that they name the version of Windows after the number of bugs in the code. It explains Millenium Edition, anyway.  
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Zadkiel on 03-24-2014
  • Re: Seagate hard drives have 120% failure rate

    [quote user="El_Heffe"] http://www.zdnet.com/who-makes-the-best-disk-drives-7000025375/ [quote]Backblaze - the cloud backup company - continues to share their drive experience. They measure the annual failure rate (AFR) rather than MTBF because that's an easier number to understand. They count as a failure anytime they ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Zadkiel on 01-22-2014
  • Re: I demand free WiFi!

    [quote user="Ronald"][quote user="Ben L."][quote user="El_Heffe"] [quote user="Helix"]not everyone would want unsecured wireless as a basis for their network infrastructure.[/quote] My wife is the office manager for an orthodontist who has two offices. The orthodontist only uses the second office once a ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Zadkiel on 10-17-2013
  • Re: Fingerprints are secure, right?

    [quote user="joe.edwards"][quote user="mikeTheLiar"][quote user="joe.edwards"]2) I'd rather not bother with a passcode on my phone at all, but my work email won't allow me to sync without one. The fingerprint thing seems like it would remove this hassle for me. Apps like OnePassword still require my ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Zadkiel on 09-11-2013
  • Re: Fingerprints are secure, right?

    [quote user="Zadkiel"] [quote user="Nexzus"]In any case, it's built into ActiveSync to require a level of security (or none at all) before a device can sync.[/quote] <pedant> The activesync client supports an activesync server requiring a set of security options (and those options can be suprisingly complex, ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Zadkiel on 09-11-2013
  • Re: Fingerprints are secure, right?

    [quote user="Nexzus"]In any case, it's built into ActiveSync to require a level of security (or none at all) before a device can sync.[/quote] <pedant> The activesync client supports an activesync server requiring a set of security options (and those options can be suprisingly complex, down to enforcing application ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Zadkiel on 09-11-2013
  • Re: Found plugged into a coworker's PC

    [quote user="Ben L."] Okay, everyone on the internet is a terrorist. That explains the NSA stuff. [/quote]  Love how you blurred out the section heading above: "Unusual interest in high risk or symbolic targets" which puts it into a different context.  
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Zadkiel on 08-29-2013
  • Re: I'm an idiot

    [quote user="blakeyrat"][quote user="Zadkiel"]And if people going to http://www.mysite.org get a certificate error, then you need to put the webserver down and walk away before you fuck it up even more than you already have.[/quote] Presumably he set up a simple http -> https rule that doesn't also remove the www. To ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Zadkiel on 07-16-2013
  • Re: I'm an idiot

    [quote user="mikeTheLiar"] One of our sites uses SSL, and our security certificate is for www.mysite.org - not a wildcard certificate, so mysite.org, http://www.mysite.org, www.mysite.org/ are all invalid and cause browsers to throw up security warnings about a certificate mismatch. Fairly tame standard stuff. Not the best situation, ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Zadkiel on 07-16-2013
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