A Cautionary Tale

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A Cautionary Tale

Postby Upton_O_Goode » Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:13 pm

The lesson I take away from this is: Don't rely on Microsoft to protect you. It's WAY behind the curve:

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-micro ... SKBN17S32G
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Re: A Cautionary Tale

Postby Nobrot » Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:56 am

From the article:
Microsoft confirmed the sequence of events - The tale began last July, when Ryan Hanson...

No. The tale began when Microsoft released its first operating system.

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Re: A Cautionary Tale

Postby Matthew Ellard » Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:17 am

This was a joke when the first Jurassic Park movie came out. :D

Q: What's the difference between Microsoft software and Jurassic Park?
A: In one, archaic monsters escape through sloppy technological glitches, causing mayhem and scaring people to death. The other is a film about dinosaurs.

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Re: A Cautionary Tale

Postby Poodle » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:13 am

MS, last I heard, were working on a totally new operating system. I don't have dates, but it will be intrinsically more secure as it will have a Linux kernel (I didn't make it up, Gawd, honest). I can't remember where I read it, so there's a possibility it's a wind-up. But it couldn't help but improve Windows security.
EDIT: I can't find any mention of it. Perhaps I was dreaming. :?

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Re: A Cautionary Tale

Postby Gord » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:28 am

Poodle wrote:Perhaps I was dreaming. :?

Wow, you're dreams are even more boring than mine. Last night I dreamt I saw a dead rabbit. :shrug: That was it, that was the whole dream. "Dead rabbit. The rest of the night passes uneventfully. The end."
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Re: A Cautionary Tale

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:35 am

Poodle wrote:MS, last I heard, were working on a totally new operating system. I don't have dates, but it will be intrinsically more secure as it will have a Linux kernel (I didn't make it up, Gawd, honest). I can't remember where I read it, so there's a possibility it's a wind-up. But it couldn't help but improve Windows security.
EDIT: I can't find any mention of it. Perhaps I was dreaming. :?

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Re: A Cautionary Tale

Postby Gord » Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:42 pm

Gord wrote:...you're dreams...

your
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Re: A Cautionary Tale

Postby Matthew Ellard » Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:26 am

Gord wrote:
Poodle wrote:Last night I dreamt I saw a dead rabbit. :shrug: That was it, that was the whole dream. "Dead rabbit. The end."
I really really want to ask, how you know you were a dead rabbit as opposed to a dead badger or a dead guinea-pig....... did you look down upon a dead rabbit in your dreams and think....that's me!

Do you suffer Transcumlepusmortsomnium
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Re: A Cautionary Tale

Postby Gord » Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:29 am

Matthew Ellard wrote:
Gord wrote:
Poodle wrote:Last night I dreamt I saw a dead rabbit. :shrug: That was it, that was the whole dream. "Dead rabbit. The end."
I really really want to ask, how you know you were a dead rabbit as opposed to a dead badger or a dead guinea-pig....... did you look down upon a dead rabbit in your dreams and think....that's me!

Do you suffer Transcumlepusmortsomnium
?

Your dyslexia is bothering me. :P




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Re: A Cautionary Tale

Postby Matthew Ellard » Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:35 am

Matthew Ellard wrote: Do you suffer Transcumlepusmortsomnium?

Gord wrote:Your dyslexia is bothering me. :P

It must be a more common disease in Australia :D

Trans (swapping of identity) cum (to see) lepus (rabbit) mort (dead) somnium (while dreaming) :roll:

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Re: A Cautionary Tale

Postby Gord » Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:03 am

I highlighted the dyslexia part in my previous post. :whyme:
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