• ryegrass

    ryegrass

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    • in reply to: Disabled Windows 7 Update Restarting #337608

      Thanks for all the suggestions. No, I haven’t installed any new software nor do I have any scripts running. I also never had any of the Windows 10 preparatory or Windows 7 telemetry updates installed. My main concern was to see if this is just an anomaly (although it has occurred on 2 of my machines) or whether this was more wide spread and happening to other users as well. With all the ‘stunts’ with Windows 10 recently, I thought that Microsoft may have figured out a way to force updates on to Windows 7 machines.

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    • in reply to: Patch Lady – ready for 1809? #213039

      There is nothing wrong with your Windows installation.  Do not attempt to adjust the settings. We are controlling the updates. We will control their timing; we will control their effectiveness, taking them from crystal clarity to the soft blur of total obscurity. For the next year sit quietly by while we control all that you see and hear. We repeat there is nothing wrong with your Windows installation. You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from stable computing to Windows 10

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    • I couldn’t agree more. I stopped patching Windows 7 in Dec 2017 and am relying on hardware, and software solutions for intrusion detection and prevention. I’m probably in the minority, but right now I think Windows 10 is the bigger threat.

    • in reply to: February 2018 Security Patches Are Out #167499

      OK, thanks for the information. I knew that KB4073578 contained other updates in addition to the Meltdown/Specter fix but was willing to forgo them so as not to take the performance hit incurred  from this update. I will now have to consider whether I want to join group W, or not.

    • in reply to: February 2018 Security Patches Are Out #167461

      PKCano,

      Since the security only patches are not cumulative, is it possible to just skip the Meltdown/Specter patch and continue with later updates (the way Windows update used to work)? If so can the Meltdown/Specter patch still be installed at a later date?

      Thanks

    • in reply to: Thurrott: Stop the relentless release of new Windows versions #166841

      This is slightly off topic, but speaking of new features: “ars Technica” reported today that Windows Defender advanced threat protection is coming to Windows 7, and 8.1 .

      https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/02/windows-defender-advanced-threat-protection-coming-to-windows-7-and-8-1/

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    • in reply to: Mind boggling: SpaceX Falcon Heavy #165903

      Hi Paul,

      I wasn’t sure anyone else here had seen the movie. I saw it for the first time about a month ago after I caught a clip of it in a YouTube collection of SF movies. I was surprised because I didn’t remember seeing it or ads for it in the 1980’s, perhaps because it had to have been rated R, or X at the time.  So it was very fresh in my mind, and almost eerie to think that Elon Musk was able to bring an almost fanciful and fantastic concept like this to life.

      Randy

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    • in reply to: Mind boggling: SpaceX Falcon Heavy #165888

      The Tesla in space reminds me strongly of the opening sequence to the 1981 animated movie “Heavy Metal” where the astronaut is in orbit then re-enters in a 1959 Corvette.

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    • Hi Rob,

      I have the same motherboard as you on several of my computers, one of which has a 2600K and dual boots between Windows 7 x 64 and Linux Mint 18.3.  The Linux Mint installation recently offered me an Intel  microcode update which I installed. This shows that the microcode exists, at least for some Sandy Bridge CPU’s. Whether or not Microsoft or Intel will make them available is another story.

      Randy

       

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    • There is nothing wrong with your Windows installation.  Do not attempt to adjust the settings. We are controlling the updates. We will control their timing; we will control their effectiveness, taking them from crystal clarity to the soft blur of total obscurity. For the next year sit quietly by while we control all that you see and hear. We repeat there is nothing wrong with your Windows installation. You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from stable computing to Windows 10.

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    • Same here, only with a shiny new AMD (Ryzen) CPU.

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    • in reply to: Born: Is my browser vulnerable for Spectre attacks? #158527

      Pale Moon 27.6.2 (64 bit) is listed as not vulnerable by this test.

    • Sadly, it’s all of 75˚ here in Arizona 😉

    • in reply to: Join the Bumble Bee Prototype beta test #143658

      Thanks for the information Woody; the game looks really interesting, but when I asked about a Windows version it didn’t dawn on me that anyone would even be thinking Windows 10.

    • in reply to: Join the Bumble Bee Prototype beta test #143565

      No Windows version available?

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