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by HAL-9000
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Over 100GB of cab_xxxx_xx files in C:\Windows\Temp -- WTF?
Replies: 45
Views: 1826

Re: Over 100GB of cab_xxxx_xx files in C:\Windows\Temp -- WTF?

I have come across this problem with CAB files filling up the hard drives here at work. We are a Windows 7 shop and some of the PC's are a few years old. Hence, some came with smaller hard drives - 160GB - 250GB. There have been times where a user would call me and complain that they had run out of ...
by HAL-9000
Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Darn it, Equifax!
Replies: 79
Views: 7502

Re: Darn it, Equifax!

Conveniently, this also disqualifies him from participating in any upcoming Congressional hearings. No, it does not. I honestly have no idea where you even got that idea. Congress can subpoena anyone it likes for virtually any reason it wants. "Grand inquest of the state" etc... I mean, l...
by HAL-9000
Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Darn it, Equifax!
Replies: 79
Views: 7502

Re: Darn it, Equifax!

In a move that should come as a surprise to nobody, the CEO of Equifax "retired" today.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/201 ... o-retires/

Conveniently, this also disqualifies him from participating in any upcoming Congressional hearings.
by HAL-9000
Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: CCleaner p0wnage
Replies: 19
Views: 3613

Re: CCleaner p0wnage

by HAL-9000
Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Security is hard!
Replies: 8
Views: 913

Re: Security is hard!

Waco wrote:
Stuff like this is why I love air-gapped networks. Stupidity is contained. :)


It would seem that not even air-gapped networks are 100% bulletproof.

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/s ... -networks/
by HAL-9000
Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: CCleaner p0wnage
Replies: 19
Views: 3613

Re: CCleaner p0wnage

What on earth were people at any of those companies doing installing or even being allowed to install crudware ccleaner anyway? And to add the cherry on top, they would need to have been using the 32-bit version of CCleaner to get infected. Are there still that many Windows PC's running a 32-bit OS...
by HAL-9000
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Eclipse on August 21
Replies: 76
Views: 7869

Re: Eclipse on August 21

Thank you, TheEmrys, for my new desktop wallpaper. 8)
by HAL-9000
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Eclipse on August 21
Replies: 76
Views: 7869

Re: Eclipse on August 21

Here's an interesting article about the eclipse:

https://www.theverge.com/2017/8/17/1611 ... r-accident
by HAL-9000
Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What's in your garden?
Replies: 34
Views: 7747

Re: What's in your garden?

TIL: I noticed that the cucumbers have little prickly spines on them. Apparently most cucumbers have these, but you wouldn't know it unless you grow your own since the store-bought ones have the spines removed before they are sold to consumers. They're easily removed via a quick once-over with a ki...
by HAL-9000
Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Joining the Religion & Politics Forum
Replies: 405
Views: 357075

Re: Joining the Religion & Politics Forum

I would like to request access to the R&P forum.