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Damn! First Butch and now Gregg I've seen that Allman Bros. a bunch of times, never once was I disappointed. A wonderful vocalist, whose band played a very unique musical style.
"the debugger doesn't tell me anything because this code compiles just fine" - random QA comment
"Facebook is where you tell lies to your friends. Twitter is where you tell the truth to strangers." - chriselst
"I don't drink any more... then again, I don't drink any less." - Mike Mullikins uncle
That is a shame. I always envied him. One of the best southern rockers of all time, partied like there was no tomorrow, and married to Cher for a time. He probably enjoyed the 1970's more than anyone else alive.
In the absence (so far) of any evidence of deliberate attack, I can't help but wonder how such an outage is possible in this era of "the cloud" and (presumably) multiple redundant servers, satellites, etc.: [^].
In any case, my sympathies to the thousands whose travel plans and lives are disrupted.
A slightly paranoia-flavored frisson just sent a shiver down me spine: will we ever really know what happened ... assuming knowledge of the details might aid and abet the kind of hostile actors who are at large these days ?
«When I consider my brief span of life, swallowed up in an eternity before and after, the little space I fill, and even can see, engulfed in the infinite immensity of spaces of which I am ignorant, and which know me not, I am frightened, and am astonished at being here rather than there; for there is no reason why here rather than there, now rather than then.» Blaise Pascal
Can it be that most big businesses (read: Hospital and healthcare groups, airlines, etc.) are too tight with their IT budgets? It can be the old story: When the sun shines, the roof does not leak, so why spend money fixing it?
You think BA is going to admit this publicly? Same sort of thing happened to Delta, United, American... hmmmm. Chipotle just admitted they lost ALL of their transactions stored on their servers - accounts, pins, etc.
If I were a retailer, it's not worth the risk to retain this information. As for BA, it will come out.
<italic>Stuck in a dysfunctional matrix from which I must escape...
"Where liberty dwells, there is my country." B. Franklin, 1783
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” BF, 1759
With all the complaints and whining about Microsoft and Windows that we see here on CP, let us not forget what Microsoft provides totally free of charge:
1. Home users and hobbyists can get a totally free copy of Visual Studio 2017, arguably the world's premier IDE for developers. Seven years ago you could get a free copy of VS 2010 Express, that had limited functionality, but the free Community Edition of 2017 has full functionality.
2. For twelve months anyone could get a free upgrade for all operating systems after Vista to Windows 10. If you did not upgrade you did so at your own peril. More than 90% of machines that were affected by the Wanna Cry virus were running Windows 7. No Windows 10 systems were affected. If you did not upgrade, why didn't you?
3. All security patches for Windows are free. Weeks before the Wanna Cry outbreak, Microsoft made available a free patch to plug the vulnerability in Windows 7 that was exploited by the virus. Apparently thousands around the globe failed to install the patch and paid the price. Don't blame Microsoft!
4. I see some contributors refer to Windows as an inferior OS. If that is your opinion, switch to another system! Or do you secretly know that Windows is the best operating system out there?
I have had a few glitches since upgrading our home machines to 10, but in total I am very happy with it and will never go back to 7 or 8.1. I believe this is the opinion of the silent majority and "Microsoft Bashers" are just a noisy minority that doesn't have any real influence at all!
I believe this is the opinion of the silent majority and "Microsoft Bashers" are just a noisy minority that doesn't have any real influence at all!
And which religion would that belief represent?
MS bashing has been the standard for every hobbyist since the early nineties, because it made them look knowledgable. I'd guess they continued to do so in the professional career.
Cornelius Henning wrote:
I see some contributors refer to Windows as an inferior OS. If that is your opinion, switch to another system!
I did! Doesn't mean I won't be touching Windows no more, on the contrary.
Cornelius Henning wrote:
Or do you secretly know that Windows is the best operating system out there?
The "best" for whom, under what conditions? If I owned a large company, then Windows would be the only logical choise, regardless of my personal preferences. Though the Commodore Amiga is still the superiour machine, in both hard- and software, I do realize that most bussiness (=mostly MS related) software won't be compatible.
If you want to complain about something MS, then complain about the managers who fail to adhere to the UxGuide.
The reason Windows comes without a manual (contrary to DOS) is that it is intuitive, and has some COMMON CONTROLS. Things that are recognizable as buttons (which means the user knows where to click) and listboxes (which work the same in every app!). Nowadays you have to hover your mouse over the entire screen, looking for hidden buttons and pop-ins/overs/outs.
For most of the complaining people: you'd whish you'd be half a MS. Go look at your stocks and realize you're not.
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