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Name: Steve
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Hometown: Florida
Home country: US
Current location: US
Member since: Sat Oct 16, 2004, 01:04 PM
Number of posts: 25,125

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You all loving this rain, or is it way too much too fast ?

I've read the warnings about mudslides.

HP Will Release a “Revolutionary” New Operating System in 2015

http://www.technologyreview.com/news/533066/hp-will-release-a-revolutionary-new-operating-system-in-2015/

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The company’s research division is working to create a computer HP calls The Machine. It is meant to be the first of a new dynasty of computers that are much more energy-efficient and powerful than current products. HP aims to achieve its goals primarily by using a new kind of computer memory instead of the two types that computers use today. The current approach originated in the 1940s, and the need to shuttle data back and forth between the two types of memory limits performance.

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A working prototype of The Machine should be ready by 2016, says Bresniker. However, he wants researchers and programmers to get familiar with how it will work well before then. His team aims to complete an operating system designed for The Machine, called Linux++, in June 2015. Software that emulates the hardware design of The Machine and other tools will be released so that programmers can test their code against the new operating system. Linux++ is intended to ultimately be replaced by an operating system designed from scratch for The Machine, which HP calls Carbon.

Programmers’ experiments with Linux++ will help people understand the project and aid HP’s progress, says Bresniker. He hopes to gain more clues about, for example, what types of software will benefit most from the new approach.

46 F in downtown Orlando, feels good!

http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=28.53767014,-81.37210846&sp=KFLORLAN65

What was the very best live concert you ever went to ?

I haven't been to many. The best one was probably my very first one, 1974 Tampa Stadium, with CSN&Y and other acts. I was 16. My older brother took me, thanks bro! You rock!

I run IE sometimes (Opera is my fave), however....

1- It's ALWAYS patched up to date
2- I'm running Windows 10
3- I'm very careful which sites I go to
4- I NEVER use it for my banking website
5- I'm very careful what I download
6- I very rarely get malware or viruses (last time because of a silly download)
7- The first sign of anything weird, I run a malware scan manually and a virus scan
with TWO or THREE different programs. It almost always comes back empty.

Am I recommending that anyone else run IE ? No, of course not.

If you're really worried about security with IE, you can go into the settings and manually turn off anything even the slightest bit risky. Browsing the net then becomes a royal pain in the ass, but hey, you're pretty much 100% safe.

Microsoft needs to completely disentangle IE from the OS. That's the big problem with IE.

If you're really concerned about security, you run Linux. Period. Linux has been known to get a few viruses, but on the whole Linux is free from attack. If Linux ever becomes the dominant default operating system for consumers (up from around 5%), then the hackers and criminals will target it. The Linux community will then stay super busy patching holes. With Linux, you also have to type in your password manually for every significant operation.

tl,dr: Don't run IE like me, but it's not uber-sucky like IE6.

Reading bad news/tragedy/death gets so draining

I'm sure others can relate to that feeling. I can only bear it for so long, then I have to take a break from the news or DU or both. I see some headlines and my heart drops and I feel drained already.

The world was messed up when I was born, long before I was born, and will be when I die. Such is the world.

3 things Wall St. doesn't want you to know

http://money.cnn.com/2014/12/10/investing/wall-street-not-want-you-to-know

*heavily edited*

1. "Hold" often means "sell"

2. A lot of what we're saying is just noise

3. Half of us (and you) need to be wrong

Slow site performance for last two weeks

It's not my browser, computer, ISP, etc.

I do my best to be patient, but yes, it has been slow on many occasions.

FYI.

**********BARACK OBAMA GROUP***** No wonder there is so much insanity about President Obama....

THIS IS THE BOG, IT IS A SAFE HAVEN GROUP CREATED BY THE ADMINISTRATORS OF DU. IT IS A PLACE FOR THOSE WHO SUPPORT DEMOCRATS TO CELEBRATE THE 44TH POTUS, BARACK OBAMA, ALONG WITH HIS FAMILY, ACHIEVEMENTS AND POLICIES.

IT EXISTS FOR THOSE WHO SUPPORT THIS PRESIDENT AND EACH OTHER. PLEASE CHECK THE PINNED THREAD FOR THE SOP (STATEMENT OF PURPOSE) OF THIS GROUP. THIS IS NOT A FORUM.

IF YOU CANNOT RESPECT OBAMA, DEMOCRATS, THE SPIRIT AND INTENT OF THIS GROUP, OR THE MEMBERS OF THIS GROUP, PLEASE DO NOT POST HERE.

THANKS IN ADVANCE







check out this ad on DU:



I am NOT bashing DU. I know they have to run these ads to fund operations and have limited control over them. My point is, talk about dishonest push polling!

I stand with President Obama and the Democratic Party.

Microsoft sticks to vow, leaves XP exposed to ongoing attacks

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2489407/malware-vulnerabilities/microsoft-sticks-to-vow--leaves-xp-exposed-to-ongoing-attacks.html

Hackers are exploiting an Internet Explorer (IE) vulnerability that was left unpatched in Windows XP on Tuesday, Microsoft and outside security experts said.

The bug, identified as CVE-2014-1815, was one of two Microsoft patched with a critical update issued Tuesday for IE6, IE7, IE8, IE9, IE10 and IE11. In the accompanying security bulletin, Microsoft noted that the vulnerability had been both known to hackers and used by them prior to yesterday's update.

"Microsoft is aware of limited attacks that attempt to exploit this vulnerability in Internet Explorer," the bulletin stated.

But because Windows XP exhausted its support privileges last month, users running the aged operating system did not receive the IE security update, as did owners of Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 PCs.


XP users, take heed, please.
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