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Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,183
Posted By hooby
Account theft attempts

So, I have had numbers of failed login attempts into my forum account, from two IP addresses in different countries.

One of the IPs belongs to an open proxy, the other to a server-hosting company,...
Forum: Totally Random 08-20-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,713
Posted By hooby
This is not about piracy. Everyone - including...

This is not about piracy. Everyone - including Microsoft - knows that someone who can crack and pirate their software, can just as easily crack and deactivate that validation check too. No pirate and...
Forum: Totally Random 08-19-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,713
Posted By hooby
What you describe here is pretty much the main...

What you describe here is pretty much the main difference between a closed and an open platform.

So the question is: is PC a closed platform like consoles? Should it be? Does Microsoft 'own' PC?...
Forum: Totally Random 08-18-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,713
Posted By hooby
Windows10 automatically checks installed Games...

Windows10 automatically checks installed Games and Apps for being legal, and bricks software it thinks might be pirated:...
Forum: Totally Random 08-13-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,713
Posted By hooby
RL Friend of mine works for Microsoft. Not in...

RL Friend of mine works for Microsoft. Not in their headquarters in Redmond, but in a somewhat larger local Microsoft Business-Support-Center. His job is internal IT-Support.
That means he is part...
Forum: Totally Random 08-12-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,713
Posted By hooby
If you are still unsure, there are several...

If you are still unsure, there are several options you can just give it a try.

The least intrusive one is to just get a "Live Stick" - many Distributions come with bootable dvd-iso files. Just...
Forum: Totally Random 08-12-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,713
Posted By hooby
Chickening out? :D :p

Chickening out?

:D :p
Forum: Totally Random 08-12-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,713
Posted By hooby
How about I install Flash - and you don't? I...

How about I install Flash - and you don't?

I will even activate the Flash plugin in Firefox, and surf to many shady websites. I probably might end up in pop-up hell and my browser might end up...
Forum: Totally Random 08-12-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,713
Posted By hooby
How about a little experiment slave? We...

How about a little experiment slave?

We could do a little competition. Your super secure Win10 vs. my insecure Linux! What do you think?

Step one: Remove the router. Routers run on Linux and...
Forum: Totally Random 08-12-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,713
Posted By hooby
Sooo... how do you think you can fix that by...

Sooo... how do you think you can fix that by spreading misinformation about Linux?
Shouldn't you of all people be able to understand, that this might drive other people nuts?
Forum: Totally Random 08-12-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,713
Posted By hooby
Do you have an Nvidia card? Because there is...

Do you have an Nvidia card?

Because there is a known problem with the DX12 update. A clean fresh install of Win10 comes with DX11 (no DX12 included) - and then does update itself to DX12 in the...
Forum: Totally Random 08-12-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,713
Posted By hooby
Well, Heartbleed was a pure server problem (did...

Well, Heartbleed was a pure server problem (did not concern home users running their PC on Linux at all). An attacker exploiting it could trick a server into sending it back data from mostly random...
Forum: Totally Random 08-12-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,713
Posted By hooby
But I don't. I don't use Facebook. I don't...

But I don't.

I don't use Facebook.
I don't use Google.
I don't use any Apple stuff at all.
I never claimed or even implied it was uniquely Microsoft.



I accept your surrender.
Forum: Totally Random 08-12-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,713
Posted By hooby
No, Apples and Googles EULAs are EXACTLY as...

No, Apples and Googles EULAs are EXACTLY as nefarious and bad as those of Microsoft.

I have to admit, that I'm not fully through Microsofts new EULA yet. It's hard stuff to read - 45 pages of...
Forum: Totally Random 08-12-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,713
Posted By hooby
WRONG. He combined Linux vulnerabilities and...

WRONG.
He combined Linux vulnerabilities and named them "Kernel". Those are NOT - and that is important - Linux Kernel vulnerabilities.
Those are NOT vulnerabilities in the Linux Kernel which is...
Forum: Totally Random 08-12-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,713
Posted By hooby
What if you were removing duplicates and counting...

What if you were removing duplicates and counting the same bug only once?
Like you know... like they actually did?

Just look at the Top10:
Windows Server 2008: 26
Windows 7: 25
Windows Server...
Forum: Totally Random 08-12-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,713
Posted By hooby
But well, just for you corporateslave, I will for...

But well, just for you corporateslave, I will for a second assume that it was indeed valid to compare a grouped OS with ungrouped OS. Just for the sake of argument - let's do the experiment of "what...
Forum: Totally Random 08-12-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,713
Posted By hooby
Sorry to disappoint you corporateslave - but Edge...

Sorry to disappoint you corporateslave - but Edge runs on the Trident Engine - which is the very same Engine that has powered all versions of IE so far.
The new thing about Edge is that it now has a...
Forum: Totally Random 08-11-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 783
Posted By hooby
http://cdn.lolcaption.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/...

http://cdn.lolcaption.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/funny-demotivational-posters-lolcaption-japan-wtf-girl-on-train.jpg
Forum: Totally Random 08-11-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,713
Posted By hooby
So, I now read that misleading/biased article. ...

So, I now read that misleading/biased article.
It says: according to analysis by GFI Software. So I went to the source and looked at that too:...
Forum: Totally Random 08-11-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,713
Posted By hooby
Well, if you interpret "during the last year" as...

Well, if you interpret "during the last year" as within the last twelve months, then this includes that Font-Rendering Bug, which allowed any website to execute any code they want with KERNEL-RIGHTS...
Forum: Totally Random 08-10-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,713
Posted By hooby
The only desirable thing that Win10 brings, would...

The only desirable thing that Win10 brings, would be DX12.

But there isn't a single DX12 game yet - and since DX12 will remain exclusive to Microsoft platforms, all the multiplatform engines are...
Forum: Totally Random 08-10-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,713
Posted By hooby
Well, sending all data to Microsoft as agreed to...

Well, sending all data to Microsoft as agreed to by the EULA obviously doesn't count as vulnerability at all.

Besides - number of REPORTED vulnerabilities doesn't mean a thing. Severity and...
Forum: Totally Random 08-10-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,713
Posted By hooby
Nope, I never get any Windows early on. I...

Nope, I never get any Windows early on.

I will get Win10 before the year runs out (still hope they'll fix their EULA by then) - and will install it dual-boot next to some flavour of Linux (Mint...
Forum: Rants 08-07-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,720
Posted By hooby
All that stuff can be "easily" disabled - if you...

All that stuff can be "easily" disabled - if you carefully go thorugh all 13 pages of settings, split up between the modern settings panel, and the old school system settings and the Windows Account...
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