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So is Windows XP on Nuclear weapons a concern?

by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 15, 2017 5:49 PM PDT

It's either a red herring or just terrifying. While such systems are never supposed to get connected to the internet, the WCRY outbreak uses another method to spread itself and why this outbreak is hard to squelch is a topic worthy of it's own study.

Microsoft got the boot from Ford after leaving Ford execs stranded but no word if everyday folk will ever get a fix.

Now is this a red herring or downright scary?
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Quite a dilemma, we have here
by Steven Haninger / May 16, 2017 3:12 AM PDT

From what I have heard, this is like someone buying what is an unbreakable lock and expecting it to remain that way forever. As well, that unbreakable design will inspire others to reproduce a lower cost knock-off which people will also expect to perform the same. The news last night mentioned that the most vulnerable were those with pirated versions of the OS...aka, knock-offs. So now we not only have older designs but cheap imitations of them as well. Who do we sue or lock up?

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The natural habitat for unlicensed Windows
by drpruner / May 16, 2017 4:26 AM PDT

is cheapskate businesses and our beloved Russian gov't. They say.
The Secret Service said the best fake 20 dollar bills came from N Korea, back in the day of Beloved Supreme Cutie's belovedly dead daddy. 'If they put their hand to legitimate business, they could rule the world', they said.

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Didn't our beloved cnet
by drpruner / May 16, 2017 4:19 AM PDT

announce that our beloved Microsoft is giving patches to older versions, including xp?
2001, A Space Odyssey: at the end, Kier Dullea's character has been transformed into an entity, overseeing the hardware orbiting earth. At a college symposium on the film at the time, it was explained that the satellites were nukes, in a sort of Mexican standoff among the nations, and that the entity was about to destroy them all with its mind power. (Remember when the jubilant ape threw his club into the air after bashing its rival? The dissolve was into a POV clip of the satellites.) IOW a happy ending, courtesy of the fictional black thing.
NOW, if US Tridents are paralyzed and N Korea can't reach the US [yet], isn't that good news? (N Korea is now a usual suspect in this, they say.) OR ...
There is THIS good news: (Mt 24:14) Psalm 46:9 and Rev 11:18 (the last phrase). Courtesy of Jehovah; also fictional, if you prefer.

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