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Time for another game of 'sed s/Microsoft/RedHat/g | sed s/Windows/Linux/g'. Picking on RedHat since they've actually been around long enough so that this even kinda works... 

"Shona Ghosh writes at PC Pro that the final deadline for 2.4.9 kernel support in April 2014 will act as the starting pistol for developing new exploits as hackers reverse-engineer patches issued for RHEL 2.1 or Debian to scout for Linux vulnerabilities. "The very first month that RedHat releases security updates for supported versions of Linux, attackers will reverse-engineer those updates, find the vulnerabilities and test RHEL to see if it shares [them]," says Tim Rains, the director of Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing group. Gregg Keizer says that if a major chunk of the world's PCs remains tied to RHEL, as seems certain, RedHat will face an unenviable choice: Stick to plan and put millions of customers at risk from malware infection, or backtrack from long-standing policies and proclamations"

Would anyone expect a 12 year old Linux distro to still have actively release security patches and updates? Those are 2.4 kernels out there from that era. Does the 2.6 kernel still see updates?

Challenge mode - can anyone actually find a 12 year old release of any major (surviving) distro from that distro's major mirrors? 

Link so you can observe the 2 minutes hate - http://tech.slashdot.org/story/13/12/22/0027203/microsofts-ticking-time-bomb-is-windows-xp
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You're not wrong, but I'd assert Linux is a bit simpler to upgrade....

In any event, mismanagement creates the problem, not your OS flavor of choice. 
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Tell us how you really feel, Yahoo IT department...

an  'anachronism of the now defunct 90s PC era, a pre-web program written at a time when NT Server terrorized the data center landscape with the confidence of a T-Rex born to yuppie dinosaur parents who fully bought into the illusion of their son's utter uniqueness because the big-mouthed, tiny-armed monster infant could mimic the gestures of The Itsy-Bitsy Pterodactyl.'"

Also - an excellent example of how to not write professional memos asking your company to use the thing you make and don't use because it's not really what could be called 'enterprise grade'... 

http://allthingsd.com/20131124/while-users-lament-only-25-percent-of-yahoos-willing-eat-mail-dogfood-memo/
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Looks like my terrible storage space hack caught up with me - after an OS upgrade, the thing won't come back online, and Windows doesn't seem keen on letting me clean it up. 

Now to decide if I really want to rip all these CDs, DVDs, blu rays, and games again... oy... 
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gotta raid that up - need at least 3 drives, then I've got to find a field to go bury it in for safe keeping
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Here's what the Tea Party wing of the Republican Party will look like after the current 'negotiations' are over. 

http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/165198/free-with-purchase-of-equal-or-greater-value


From: http://huff.to/1722SDk

"Even if this bill passed tonight, what would it have done?" King said. "After shutting down the government for two and a half weeks, laying off 800,000 people, all the damage we caused, all we would end up doing was taking away health insurance from congressional employees. That's it? That's what you go to war for? That's what we shut down the United States government for?"



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Well, now with the XB1 DRM issue out of the way, the internet is still convinced that it'll spy on you 24/7. 

If the NSA wanted to spy on you personally, they'd have many better ways of doing it, like your dual camera GPS tracker that you willingly keep with you at all times (aka a smartphone). Or by using malware on your laptop (easy to insert with a ISP-level DNS redirect on your connection).
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I like to read about internet
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I've got this really strange habit of typing 'ls' after every 'cd'... 

Thankfully it works as expected in powershell :)
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Awe, now I have to make bash++; bash with random encounters.
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+Dave Helm +Robert Foertsch 

Have you guys seen any cryptolocker in the wild yet? Lots of companies on /r/sysadmin are getting hit, apparently...

http://www.reddit.com/r/sysadmin/comments/1qf7yi/cryptolocker_using_powershell_as_a_tripwire/
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I wonder if this is why the price of BitCoins spiked recently...
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Time to play this game again! 

internet | sed s/Steam/Xbox One/g

--- http://store.steampowered.com/news/11436/ -
Xbox One Family Sharing, a new service feature that allows close friends and family members to share their libraries of Xbox One games, is coming to Xbox One , a leading gaming console. The feature will become available next week, in limited beta on Xbox Live. 

Xbox One Family Sharing is designed for close friends and family members to play one another's Xbox One games while each earning their own Xbox One achievements and storing their own saves and application data to the Azure cloud. It's all enabled by authorizing a gamertag.

“Our customers have expressed a desire to share their digital games among friends and family members, just as current retail games, books, DVDs, and other physical media can be shared,” explained Some Guy of Microsoft. Family Sharing was created in direct response to these user requests.”

Once a device is authorized, the lender's library of Xbox One games becomes available for others on the machine to access, download, and play. The lender may always access and play his games at any time, in addition to one user authorized for sharing. If he decides to start playing when a friend is borrowing one of his games, the friend can continue playing. 
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or (so awk lovers aren't left out):

internet | awk '{gsub(/Steam/,"Xbox One");print}'
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It's sad that a significant portion of the default reddit front page is filled with posts about why specific subreddits are now crap. 
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Hipsters.  Or the equivalent up-and-coming counterculture.
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