Microsoft Digs a new hole for itself

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  1. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    Microsoft sure is good at playing the bad guy some days, more than others. I also have no use of noip right now. Anyway, thought I would share with those who might not have been made aware of MS's latest F'up

    So just like that, MS can seize domains? Hello?

    No-IP’s Formal Statement on Microsoft Takedown
    A Message From No-IP's CEO – Dan Durrer
    FreeNoIP twitter feed.
     
  2. Bytebuster

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    #2 Bytebuster, Jul 3, 2014
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    ...whatever happened to the US legal system? To be honest I have a hard time understanding this courts decision. o_O

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    Giving a private company the power to seize domains... man, you couldn't make it up.

    After reading the companies 'official' statements I question this courts decision even more.

    Btw, Think Microsoft's heavy handed approach could easely backfire. They took down millons of innocent sites. Talking about
    draconian measures. Way to go.
     
  3. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    4 million went down and they were after just under 19,000 subdomains. The reason for the 4 million going down was a "technical error"

    btw, mine is working again as of an hour ago.
     
  4. Bytebuster

    Bytebuster MDL Addicted

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    ah yes, I read about that 'technical error' statement, lol - I don't buy it. - Intended or a major f*ckup, one or the other seems more likely. ;)

    You're one of the lucky ones, seems a lot of peeps still patiently waiting. o_O
     
  5. Stewox

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    If I was at microsoft I would make SP3 for windows XP and make it it's own retro branch and continue like 2005 would keep going forever (visual style built upon not modernized) and make it more open to user tweaks etc friendly for multi-os people and those who just want tinkering with stuff, etc.

    instantkarma
     
  6. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

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    Do you know how much time and effort would be required to keep that patched and current ?
     
  7. lostpassword

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    Bring back MSDOS - for real work it is still as useful as any Windows software - the good old days of LOTUS 123, DBASE, WORDSTAR etc.
     
  8. Michaela Joy

    Michaela Joy MDL Crazy Lady

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    #8 Michaela Joy, Jul 6, 2015
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    We should also bring back CP/M...

    Now -those- were the days. :biggrin:

    :MJ:

    Code:
    PIP B:=A:*.*
     
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  9. Leslie_Coffelt

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    Poor example. Network bandwidth was limited to how fast you could walk your diskette over to your coworker's machine.
     
  10. Michaela Joy

    Michaela Joy MDL Crazy Lady

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    :rofl: Sneaker-Lan
     
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  11. Palladin

    Palladin MDL Senior Member

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    I think the correct term was "Sneaker-Net" :p
     
  12. lostpassword

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    Re Bandwidth - Sorry I did not mention Novell Netware - we had a 300MB hard disk, and a 386 server in the late 80s. Probably running DOS 6, and networking within the company worked well. I accept that there was no external input, and the Internet had not been invented. I don't think Email was around, but maybe getting close. I worked as an accountant, and again I contend that for work like payroll, invoicing, costing etc DOS was perfectly adequate. I still use a DOS database for my important financial information. This database works like a dream under 8.1, and at the risk of getting banned I still say that Windows 8.1 is the best version of Windows to date. I have been running 10 v 10162 which has been faultless for my somewhat limited use.

    What puzzles me, and maybe an expert could answer is why we never seem to hear about home written systems for specialist company use. What has happened to all those developers who wrote systems in DBASE, FOXPRO etc? Maybe all the World's manufacturing is done in China. I do not understand Chinese, but use several Chinese sites, and find them extremely good. Sites like BAIDU and ALIEXPRESS can only be equalled by AMAZON or EBAY. UK sites are getting better, but generally have still not caught up yet.