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corneliusflake 233 posts  |  Last Activity: 4 hours ago Member since: Oct 8, 2012
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  • Reply to

    Why the Cloud Concept is Flawed (I)

    by bubble_what_bubble Feb 18, 2015 10:29 PM corneliusflake Mar 2, 2015 10:55 AM Flag

    ok, stop stealing air and post only when you have something of value to offer.






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    How many of us have a Nokia phone?

    by rmbo47 Mar 1, 2015 10:49 AM corneliusflake Mar 2, 2015 11:12 AM Flag

    you may already know this. just in case --

    "Windows phone does allow you to turn off this feature along with many other keyboard settings.

    Navigate to settings.
    Tap on “keyboard”.
    Tap on the language for which you want to turn off auto correct.
    Clear the option “Correct misspelled words”.

  • corneliusflake Mar 2, 2015 10:04 PM Flag

    At this time no high end, no absolute bottom end.

    Here is the current list.

    "Support for more phones will be phased in with each new build, and we’ll announce which devices are being added when the build comes out. Expect the list to grow slowly at first but expand comprehensively over time. For this first preview build these are the devices supported:

    Lumia 630 Lumia 638
    Lumia 635 Lumia 730
    Lumia 636 Lumia 830"

  • Reply to

    Funny how the teeterds can't

    by kitchencleanser Mar 3, 2015 9:30 AM corneliusflake Mar 3, 2015 11:01 AM Flag

    are all cats your allies?

    or just him? (-;

  • Reply to

    Executive order 12667

    by kitchencleanser Mar 3, 2015 1:21 PM corneliusflake Mar 3, 2015 1:47 PM Flag

    and he got so stressed out over having to raise taxes seven times that it gave him alzheimers. :`^(

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    Will Samsung promote windows 10

    by jscilla56 Mar 4, 2015 9:26 AM corneliusflake Mar 4, 2015 2:41 PM Flag

    it may seem plausible when you look at only that. (-;

    but ...

    the phone o.s. has been reduced in price to $0 in order to compete with the big 2. that took them from just under 5% share to less than 3%. this isn't what most would call doing well.

    the tablet/desktop o.s. was similarly slashed, for screen sizes under 9 inches, and while their share hasn't really dropped it is -holding steady- in a declining volume of devices sales. that could be worse, right? (-;

    making w10 free to owners of w8.x (pro only, at least for now) may prove to be just as 'successful' and also means that it will be an impetus to move to w10, not to new customers, but only to those who will upgrade from w8. this is a hedging action to keep from losing existing customers, not a promotion that is designed to attract new users.

    you may want to research what percentage of existing users upgrade their o.s. rather than buying a new machine with the new o.s. already installed. if it were 100% they would lose no ground. it's nowhere near 100%. ;`^(

    msft paid samsung $97 mio. in partner payments to keep them making phones with the msft o.s. on them back when the other manufacturers were abandoning the platform back in ver. 7 days. samsung wound up being the #3 seller of phones with the msft o.s. on them. sounds good, right?

    #2 was h.t.c. who currently has 2.28% of the niche. samsung has less than half of that with 0.90%. this of an o.s. with less than 3% of the market. but back then they were nearer to 1.2%. so they are selling fewer phones to even fewer customers. not a great campaign slogan. (-;

    what i said back then, and will stand by today, is that samsung will take the money and proceed to make as many of those phones as consumers are willing to buy. in the overall smartphone market that is very few and samsung's portion is nearly infinitesimal, being less than one percent of less than 3% of smartphones.

    hopefully they will get even more than $97 mio. for this.


  • Reply to

    Will Samsung promote windows 10

    by jscilla56 Mar 4, 2015 9:26 AM corneliusflake Mar 4, 2015 2:58 PM Flag

    lovely plumage though!


    it's probably just pining for the finnish snows. (o$[}

  • corneliusflake Mar 5, 2015 2:24 AM Flag

    been that way since 2006.

    not many here are interested in the company at all and most only want there to be good news. some to the point where they just make it up. (-;

  • Reply to

    Will Samsung promote windows 10

    by jscilla56 Mar 4, 2015 9:26 AM corneliusflake Mar 5, 2015 2:42 AM Flag

    ver. 8 phones:

    @verizon --

    sprint thru the msft store --

    tizen article @android central

    "Even the Tizen-powered Samsung Z1 doesn't avoid Google's ecosystem"

  • Reply to

    Will Samsung promote windows 10

    by jscilla56 Mar 4, 2015 9:26 AM corneliusflake Mar 5, 2015 3:13 AM Flag

    samsung is the #3 vendor of phones with the msft o.s. and they only make ver. 8 handsets. (-;

    but lumias make up 96% of the less than 3% of phones that run the msft o.s. htc is #2 vwith 2% of that 3% and huawei is #4 with about 0.5% of that 3%.

    all in all _no_ vendor is doing anything with ver. 8, even the leader. as noted here and elsewhere, fully 30% of the phones listed as shipped have not been activated.


  • Reply to

    Will Samsung promote windows 10

    by jscilla56 Mar 4, 2015 9:26 AM corneliusflake Mar 5, 2015 3:17 AM Flag

  • Reply to

    Will Samsung promote windows 10

    by jscilla56 Mar 4, 2015 9:26 AM corneliusflake Mar 5, 2015 3:24 AM Flag

    "The Lumia name is derived from the partitive plural form of the word 'lumi', which means 'snow' in the Finnish language."

    so, it means many but not all types of snow. (o^;)*

  • corneliusflake Mar 5, 2015 11:19 AM Flag

    she is still dead walid. how short are your memory circuits, oh air waster!

    msft akhbar who?


  • Reply to

    dividend just posted @ scottrade accounts

    by hooo_cares Jul 9, 2014 4:04 PM corneliusflake Mar 5, 2015 2:26 PM Flag

    can you get last year's too? i think you have up to 2 years to amend, but i don't know for sure.

  • corneliusflake Mar 5, 2015 2:38 PM Flag

    dr. said no lifting of objects over 150 #s. (-;

  • corneliusflake Mar 6, 2015 2:16 PM Flag

    in the news --

    "Satya Nadella is cleaning up Microsoft's 'dirty little secret'"

    "As we previously reported, Microsoft has spent the past few years trying to coax its huge bevy of enterprise customers to try its cloud products using a tried-and-true plan: Give them free credits to its cloud, with the idea they'll like it so much they'll start paying for real once the free credits are up (and hopefully, keep paying forever).

    But it doesn't just give them free credits. "A customer has to pay for anything that's on the EA." (That's "Enterprise Agreement," a licensing contract that almost all big Microsoft customers have.) "There's no sort of like, hey here's a free product," a source close to Microsoft told us.

    Instead, Microsoft offers big discounts on the software part of the contract — say, Windows licenses or licenses to its SQL Server database — and then it applies those discounts to the cloud portion of the contract.

    The net cost of the contract remains basically the same to the customer as if they didn't have the cloud services attached.

    But this also means Microsoft gets to claim some portion of that contract as cloud revenue, a source told previously told us.

    This was a smart try-before-you-buy strategy that allowed Microsoft to funnel funding toward the cloud unit. But it was risky. If enterprise customers didn't start using the cloud, blowing through their credits and then paying for more, Microsoft didn't really land them as cloud customers, even though its balance sheet made it look like it did."

    "The dirty secret is that very few customers are actually taking Microsoft up on using Azure in any meaningful way," this source told us in November.

    Another source at Microsoft recently told us, "Microsoft got the money, and the customer didn’t use the cloud."

    throw a towel over it, pablo.

  • by corneliusflake Mar 6, 2015 5:48 PM Flag

    "Nokia, the last fan of Windows Phone, to make the switch to Android"

    "Microsoft may have bought Nokia's handset division only to lay off thousands of workers and later dump its brand name— but Nokia is gearing up to have the last laugh.

    According to a published benchmark test first uncovered by Nokia Power User, someone over at Nokia seems to be testing a smartphone running on the Android operating system.

    That comes after the Finnish company already showed off a new Android-powered tablet, the N1.

    For years, Nokia was notoriously the final steadfast supporter of the Windows Phone operating system, even as the platform failed to find anything resembling success.

    Today, Windows Phone claims less than 3 percent of the market, according to IDC. Compare that to Android, which runs on 77 percent of smartphones worldwide.

    Former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, whose pre-Nokia job was as a president at Microsoft, pushed for the Windows partnership. Elop and Nokia stood by Windows Phone for years as the company's revenue and share price dropped.

    Microsoft then bought Nokia's handset division for $7.2 billion in 2013 and Elop rejoined Microsoft as executive vice president of the devices group.

    Microsoft did release one Android-powered Nokia phone after the acquisition, but it quickly moved that line back to its own operating system.

    Nokia's new CEO, Rajeev Suri, seems less loyal to software coming out of Redmond."

    lucky they sold off d+s before it took down the parts of the company that were profitable! o^$)=

  • by corneliusflake Mar 6, 2015 10:23 PM Flag

    nothing to see here.

    move along ...

    " Barcelona is the mobile tech capital of the world, and Mobile World Congress has far surpassed CES as the preeminent venue for all the greatest mobile device releases. If there's a new smartphone or tablet out there, it's here on the show floor.

    This year's MWC was among the most memorable in recent history, rife with impressive new devices and innovative designs that look to shake up the mobile market. We've been scouring the halls of the Fira Gran Via convention center, sifting through endless booths filled with studs and duds of the mobile world to bring you the cream of the crop.

    Perennial powerhouses like Samsung, HTC, and LG were all present and accounted for. Samsung looks to turn around shrinking demand following last year's Galaxy S5 flop, while HTC and LG are both primed for big years. Some of the biggest innovations, though, are coming from smaller outfits that are willing to take big risks with software and hardware design for this year. Just look at the Runcible from Monham, for example, which might just be the most radical phone design we've ever seen.

    Meanwhile, security and privacy remain in the forefront for many a company at this year's show. Last year marked the debut of the uber-secure BlackPhone from Silent Circle, and in the year since its release, major hacks on companies like Sony have reminded everyone that privacy and security are far from givens, especially in the mobile world.

    Tablets have taken a backseat at this year's show, with few stellar options unveiled on the show floor. Sony takes the cake with its Xperia Z4 Tablet, while other devices like the Jolla Tablet and Nokia N1 failed to impress or inspire much.

    After much deliberation, we've settled on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge as the best phone of MWC and Sony Z4 Tablet as best tablet."

    slideshow at site.

  • corneliusflake Mar 6, 2015 10:39 PM Flag

    yeah, edit your registry. good idea! X-D

    " If you're playing the security game at home, here's the current list of current-day programs that can be attacked by FREAK. Any program using Microsoft's SSL/TLS, such as Internet Explorer (IE) on Windows Vista, 7, 8, and 8.1 and Windows Server 2003. While Microsoft doesn't mention earlier, no longer broadly supported operating systems, such as Windows XP, it's safe to presume they're vulnerable as well.

    Windows Server 2008 and 2012, if they're used as desktops instead of servers, can also be attacked. As servers their default configurations are safe because they don't support FREAK's weak spot: obsolete export SSL ciphers. Server 2003, however, does support these weak SSL cryptographic keys and there's no way to turn it off.

    In addition, according to the miTLS Team, which discovered this decrepit FREAK security hole in the first place, the following SSL/TLS client libraries, are vulnerable.

    OpenSSL (CVE-2015-0204): versions before 1.0.1k.
    BoringSSL: versions before Nov 10, 2014.
    LibReSSL: versions before 2.1.2.
    SecureTransport: is vulnerable. A fix is being tested.
    SChannel: is vulnerable. A fix is being tested.

    Web browsers that use these TLS libraries are open to attack. These include:

    Chrome versions before 41 on various platforms are vulnerable.
    Internet Explorer. Wait for a patch, switch to Firefox or Chrome 41, or disable RSA key exchange as detailed below using the Group Policy Object Editor
    Safari is vulnerable. Wait for a patch, switch to Firefox or Chrome 41.
    Android Browser is vulnerable. Switch to Chrome 41.
    Blackberry Browser is vulnerable. Wait for a patch.
    Opera on Mac and Android is vulnerable. Update to Opera 28 (when stable), switch to Chrome 41.

    To see if your specific client system is vulnerable, run the FREAK Attack Client Check.

    see if you can find the article if you want to find the test site and check you browser(s). (-;

  • corneliusflake Mar 6, 2015 10:49 PM Flag

    i tested ff 31.5.0, chromes 31.0.1650.57 and 37.0.2062.94, seamonkey 2.32.1 (p.u.'s favorite because he is part of the family tree it's in), and opera 12.16.

    i have an old version of opera because i still run a 32 bit o.s. and they don't offer the newer versions of the browser for non-64 bit. still safe though. (-;

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