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The new generation of project management tools
The new generation of project management tools

With monday.com’s project management tool, you can see what everyone on your team is working in a single glance. Its intuitive dashboards are customizable, so you can create systems that work for you.

What's a good site for looking up Information?

Wikipedia - Is it just me, or do other people also find Wikipedia explanations incredibly frustrating at times?

Curious after watching an episode of JAG on TV because I saw "00:25 Zulu Time" pop up while the sun was shining brightly in the episode I watched, I decided to look up what Zulu time actually meant on Wikipedia.

Confronted with large walls of text and a few thousand hyperlinks on the resulting page got me no closer to understanding what it was telling me. Talk about information overload! OMG who writes all of this stuff?!

I eventually got my answer from this page. Simple, concise, and I didn't even have to put a couple of days aside to read and understand what the page was trying to tell me.

I admit Wikipedia can often be a highly useful resource, but I'd like to find a similar service that just answers the question being asked, without shoving a 2-year history lesson into my face, along with every single conceivable related piece of information in the form of a thousand hyperlinks.

Anyone know of such a place?

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lookat bugtraq   and look for "Defense in depth the microsoft way" a now 52 part series.
... of microsoft not following their own advise. (With a side step of 30 something installer failures).
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Restoring Oracle VM Virtual Box using Acronis True Image.

I recently went on a deleting spree to clean up my hard drive using scripts and fell afoul when I accidentally deleted a 124 GB folder containing all of my Oracle VM Virtual Box machines. A little concerned because the VM's are often active and running when the backups are taken, I fired up Acronis and restored the folder from the last Incremental backup. (Acronis True Image backs up my entire system drive using an incremental backup to the cloud each evening)

The result was perfect - After the restore, my VM's fired up without a problem as though nothing had happened.

This confirms my theory that it's fine to just backup the Host drive that contains the VM's, rather than running a separate backup in each VM. At least in the case of Oracle VM Virtual Box.

Note I've no idea if the result would be the same if using Windows's VM solution, but I thought I'd share the experience if one uses the Oracle VM solution.

Hope you find this account of my experience useful.

Andrew
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Blade's Shadow Cloud gaming service ($34.95 /mo) launched in California today:
https://shadow.tech/usen/

They claim to deliver the performance of a high end gaming system, through any old computer you have. They also offer a "Box" ($139) that is supposed to deliver the best experience for their service:
https://shadow.tech/usen/box

This is actually the only way I'll likely be PC gaming anytime soon. Building a rig just isn't in the cards nowadays. Looks like it's the equivalent of a virtual machine with a dedicated GTX card and 12GB of RAM.

I'm gonna need to take this for a test drive.
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by:Lucas Bishop
its cheaper to just pay for a gaming rig because a monthly subscription I may not even touch one month, not use it at all.

You can turn off a monthly subscription.

For example, this month I could pay $34.95 to play games on a high end machine at max settings with no struggles with drivers, etc. Next month I could turn off the subscription if I'm not going to be. Extremely low investment, if the experience is actually good.

Alternatively, if I shelled out $2k for a gaming rig and don't use it for a month. That's a depreciating asset that I'm effectively losing money on, by the day. No way to turn that loss off without selling the entire rig.

Not to mention, at $34.95 a month, I'd be using the top of the line gear every single month. It would take 57 months (almost 5 years) before I would reach the $2k that I'd have paid for a gaming rig -- a rig that would be outdated 5 years later.

Remeber before Netflix when we had DVD players? Then Blu-Ray players? Now you just stream through your TV/Phone/Tablet. Companies like Blade and Nvidia are doing the same thing to the pc gaming hardware industry. The writing is on the wall. The days of massive, power sucking PCs in your home are numbered.

Imagine being a parent with a kid who wants to play a new PC game but doesn't have a PC:

Option A - pay a couple grand for a rig, hope they don't get bored with it (side bonus, power bill spike if they love it)
Option B - pay $35 for a subscription, cancel if they get bored

I'd take B every time.
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@Andy my issue/concern is with the network latency (lag) between all of the users and the game servers -- coupled with the added latency of using a virtual machine that most of the people you are competing with, wouldn't be dealing with.

Getting shot when you're standing behind cover (lag) will be twice as frustrating if your attempt to go behind cover is delayed (due to latency between you and your VM).

I think you will be surprised, if there is lag - then their service is very poor!

Latencies in virtual machines - sized correctly no issues!!!!

Not heard of Shadow, but this is an area we work in Commercially for Commercial Simulators!

I'm not going to call it a game! But they have a Sister company which is a Game!
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Android App Development is the must-have technology skill for today. 10 days left to enroll in this month's featured course!  
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SMB Security Just Got a Layer Stronger
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SMB Security Just Got a Layer Stronger

WatchGuard acquires Percipient Networks to extend protection to the DNS layer, further increasing the value of Total Security Suite.  Learn more about what this means for you and how you can improve your security with WatchGuard today!

Why Is Node.js the Best Framework for App Development?

Node.js makes use of JavaScript; which the most popular programming languages of today. For a very long time now, companies have embraced Node.js app development as it helps companies promote their apps in a short span of time. Node.Js framework is a brilliant tool whenever you want to design server-side web applications in JavaScript. There are several advantages when it comes to using Node.js for App development. It is one of the most popular and modernized frameworks preferred by developers for building easy to market web apps.
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HIPAA matter to mhealth apps more than ever, why?

mHealth apps have come to service doctors and patients. The matter is now of life and death. +
Without HIPAA compliance acting as a safeguard, neither the patients nor the doctors will trust mHealth apps.

https://goo.gl/LjpGgq
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Clock.JPGIf you wish to add seconds on your computers clock in the task bar, you may find this helpful when you are measuring how long a certain task take, do the following; open the registry [run/regedit] go to Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced create a new DWORD value, name it ShowSecondsInSystemClock set the value to 1, restart.
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Nice tip Abraham. Didn't know that one.
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Had a inserting experience, did a clean windows install on a new hard drive and all network drivers were missing after installation, I download the drivers from the manufactures website [intel] but I got an error that no network card was detected. I tried my luck with re installing windows, in windows 10 it’s very easy, in settings/update & security/recovery/reset this PC/get started, I selected it should clean everything and do a fresh install. I did not need any media to do the re install, this time the installation was completed perfect with all drivers.
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Note: Intel-NUC-Kit-NUC7i5BNH only supports windows 10
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Problems using Powershell and Active Directory?
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Problems using Powershell and Active Directory?

Managing Active Directory does not always have to be complicated.  If you are spending more time trying instead of doing, then it's time to look at something else. For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why

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Once RedBull starts designing the events, the Olympics will be worth watching:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDYdw2dBSQg
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Kernel Data Recovery released Express Edition of Kernel Migrator for Exchange

The new Express Edition tool 1.jpg has an exciting feature to migrate single or multiple mailboxes from Exchange to Exchange. Exchange to Office 365, Office 365 to Exchange and Office 365 to Office 365 platforms. Another excellent feature of this Exchange Migrator – Express Edition tool is that it has no need of MS Outlook installation. It supports all versions Exchange Server. To know more about the software; visit: https://www.nucleustechnologies.com/exchange-migration/express-edition.html
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vSphere 5.5 and vSAN 5.5 End of General Support Reminder
Dear Valued Customer,

We would like to remind you that the End of General Support (EOGS) for VMware vSphere® 5.5 and vSAN™ 5.5 is September 19, 2018.
•      To maintain your full level of Support and Subscription Services, VMware recommends upgrading to vSphere 6.5. Note that by upgrading to vSphere 6.5 you not only get all the latest capabilities of vSphere but also the latest vSAN release and capabilities.
•      vCloud Suite 5 and vSphere with Operations Management™ (vSOM) customers running vSphere 5.5 are also recommended to upgrade to vSphere 6.5.
For more information on the benefits of upgrading and how to upgrade, visit the VMware vSphere Upgrade Center. VMware has extended general support for vSphere 6.5 to a full five years from date of release, which will end on November 15, 2021.

If you require assistance upgrading to a newer version of vSphere, VMware's vSphere Upgrade Service is available. This service delivers a comprehensive guide to upgrading your virtual infrastructure including recommendations for planning and testing the upgrade, the actual upgrade itself, validation guidance, and rollback procedures. For more information, contact your VMware account team, VMware Partner, or visit VMware Professional Services.

If you are unable to upgrade from vSphere 5.5 before EOGS and are active on Support and Subscription Services, you may purchase Extended Support in one-year increments for up to two years …
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buy new hardware!
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by:vibinsathyan
:) Thank you
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Microsoft Patch Tuesday February 2018 updates

This month’s update includes patches for 50 vulnerabilities, along with patches for the infamous processor bugs Meltdown and Spectre.

In addition to those patches, Microsoft has also released a patch for a recent zero-day vulnerability for Adobe Flash Player. This update was bundled along with Microsoft’s ADV180004 update last week.

Although this past month didn’t have any major vulnerabilities reported, there was a notable cyberattack. During the inaugural ceremony for the Winter Olympics last week, a wiper malware (similar to NotPetya) took down most of the WAN and LAN networks at the Olympics.

Read more: https://blogs.manageengine.com/desktop-mobile/desktopcentral/2018/02/14/microsoft-patch-tuesday-february-2018-updates.html
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https://newsroom.intel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2018/02/microcode-update-guidance.pdf

Spectre2 Bios updates: Hope for older mainboards and processors!
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