Don’t use Microsoft.

All versions of Internet Explorer are compromised. It’s what took Google and Yahoo down with the Chinese connection. Microsoft says they’re working on a patch. That means: they don’t have a patch.

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Brother Jonah

About Brother Jonah

Recovering Texan. Christian while and at the same time Anarchist. (like Tolstoy only without the beard, for now) Constantly on the lookout for things which have relevance to things I already know. Autistic. Proud to be Ex- air force. Out of the killing machine for 27 years 4 months and 5 days woohoo!
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8 Responses to Don’t use Microsoft.

  1. Avatar Pilarerecto says:

    Oh WOW! Just how professional is this, Brother Jonah?

    ‘Call me, Patty.’

    What you two going to talk about? The International Republicando Conspiracy to destroy all good Democrats and taser them into total mindless pulp? Don’t worry. It’s already been done.

  2. Avatar pcm says:

    Jonah, I don’t have your number.

  3. Avatar Brother Jonah says:

    No, Hair-standing-up. I have a Linux disk for her computer. You know about Linux, right? Open source, community driven free operating system that’s just by coincidence better than Microsux and most importantly more secure… yeah that one. “socialist” business that’s worked out quite well actually.

    Of course, if you’re truly interested in it, I do have install disks for sale at very reasonable prices. I would point out, too, that the “don’t use Microsoft” warning is very real, there’s a massive security hole in the Internet Explorer, which no version of Windows is without, Microsoft spokesmen say that it’s OK, they’re going to publish a security patch as soon as they can, but there’s several version numbers of IE that are actually supported by the company…
    6, 7 and 8 plus various service pack labels… and all of them have the same security flaw.

    That’s called “technical advice” and it’s not very political, although there are political ramifications in it. Why don’t you study both Linux and Windows, maybe toss in Mac OS-X, the business models of the companies involved and what the advantages and disadvantages are to each.

    I do say, though, maybe you should drink some chamomille tea and go to sleep. You’re letting your Hate rob you of the beauty of life.

    p.s. I’m serious about the Linux, I’m very good at it, good at Windows too but Windows sux. It sux much dawg.

    It’s a talent I was born with, logic.

    Train a talent and you have Skill. Skill is better than raw talent, and I have both. It’s something I learned when the Corporate Bastards “fucked off” my foot, 17 years ago. Between an on-the-job accident and a complete absence of Socialized Health care.

    So I don’t do construction any more. I also find it increasingly difficult not only to walk, but also to love or have nice things to say about Corporate run government, or their minions.

    I know you don’t know any of Those People, do you? But you do sound an incredible bit like them, enormously so. Yet you seem to be all hate filled, hell bound and quite frankly, drugged, foaming at the mouth and Rabid when people notice that about what and how you write, and point it out to you.

    Now, if I were to infiltrate a Right Wing organization and spew the way you’ve been spewing here, they would maybe figure out that I was an Agent Provocateur. Maybe not, because some of them aren’t exactly the Best and Brightest.

    If I wished to fan the passions of the Left with such a performance, I would be thought a Provocateur. A lot faster than if I were to invade a Freeper site.

    This is just a guess, but they don’t allow you to post on The Free Republic or anymore, do they? Just, mind you, a guess.

    I also happen to have had experience with Recreational Psycho-Pharmaceuticals in the past, so I can give you some Free Technical Advice there as well… (and worth every penny, too!)

    “People, there’s been some bad acid going around, making people freak out.. so stay away from the brown acid”.

  4. Avatar Keith Currie says:

    Microsoft’s Internet Explorer have to face security issue very often. I don’t know whats wrong with Microsoft. Though I use it a rare but I hope I would have to left IE.

  5. Avatar Brother Jonah says:

    That would e the problem. Internet Explorer is the core of the windowing environment in MS windows.

    Older versions of Windows 9x (includes millennium edition) the desktop is actually a part of the Windows directory. In the NT versions (New Technology File System) you can still access the root files through Windows Explorer.

    The internal browser, which is just an extension of Internet Explorer.

  6. Avatar Straight shooter says:

    I’ve heard of Linux. You say it’s free? I may just check that out.

    Also enjoyed the “hair-standing-up” interpretation.

  7. Avatar Brother Jonah says:

    Yep, you just download it, burn it to CD or DVD and boot therefrom. You can even do it from one of those USB pen-drives. A full sized install will be about 4 gigabytes worth of compressed files, and there’s some such as DSL (damn small linux) that fit on 50 megabytes of disk space.

    My way is burning a CD and where available a DVD of the various distributions and sell them for $2 for a CD and $5 for a DVD. There’s also published-by-the-distributors Install media (including the USB stick) you can get at like Best Buy if they’re still open, Office Depot DOESN’T have them what a surprise.

    The best thing is that you can get a “Live” distribution of most of them and run from the CD. Install it or not, up to you to decide. That way you can try them before committing to it.You can also use some of the disk utilities to resize your Windows partition and use the spare space to install Linux.

    Or, run the installation from inside the windows partition, have an extra option in your Windows bootloader.

    I use it to fix windows too.

  8. Avatar Brother Jonah says:

    NOW, an update: The IE patch sort of works.
    Microsoft managed to shut down by simply cutting the infected computers off the internet, what’s called a “bot-net”. A small artificial intelligence or subset thereof program which takes over the networking parts of your computer. uh, your WINDOWS computer. Then spreads it to other computers through the use of Spam.

    It took them long enough, and they might not have gotten it all.

    Probably not, in fact. The bot writers could very easily have made the program with instructions to go off at different times, a “sleeper cell” that was waiting for exactly this event, all or most of the earlier ones going off the net at once.

    Since I’m not EVEN a programmer and could think about that, it’s like the kid who was making a failing grade in Physics back in the mid 70s, designed and built, minus the TNT and the atomic fuel, an A-Bomb. For his sophomore year thesis. (college of course) His comment?

    Hey, I’m a D Student and was failing math and physics. Just imagine what the SMART kids are doing

    It seems like such a long time ago. His rhetorical comment was answered a few years later by a 12 year old who was a student at Stanford making the blueprints for a Thermo-Nuclear device.

    All that to the side… Microsoft is talking about shutting down one Spam network. Others aren’t so sure, like Symantec, Norton in other words, and MacAfee, arch-rival antivirus software developers.

    They don’t recommend you using anything but Microsoft, understandable since their products are designed For MS.

    So, I’d say, pretty confidently, that the problem isn’t resolved or even close to being resolved.

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