[nikonf4] Re: Microsoft warns of zero-day attack affecting Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8

  • From: Eric Welch <ericwelch@xxxxxx>
  • To: "nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 06 Nov 2010 10:39:00 -0700

I keep telling them, but the Russians seem to love Win 2K. 

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On Nov 6, 2010, at 9:49 AM, Dave <downsouthdave@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> So much fidgeting! Ever consider Macs?
> From: Eric Welch <ericwelch@xxxxxx>
> To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Sent: Sat, November 6, 2010 12:30:30 PM
> Subject: [nikonf4] Re: Microsoft warns of zero-day attack affecting Internet 
> Explorer 6, 7, 8
> On Nov 6, 2010, at 8:59 AM, Mark Stein wrote:
>> It wasn't a major argument... I just gave the browser stats for the people 
>> using the app, along with how long IE6 had been out and they agreed to my 
>> recommendations.
>> We still use XP at work.  They want to roll out Win 7, the problem is we 
>> have some stuff that won't work on the upgrade. The current project I'm 
>> working on is a rewrite of software that's stuck at Java 1.3, on a win 2003 
>> box (with an application server that's beyone EOL and can't go on another 
>> box).  It takes time and money to correct bad technology... companies don't 
>> always want to make the investment to do it.
> Yeah, we have some ancient 3D Modeling software that lets you specify the 
> lighting in a room (you can use a 360º panorama to set it up) and it will 
> show you the light return in a diamond in a 3D model. Works pretty slick. You 
> can set up any proportions or cut style and it will show you how light will 
> return in a diamond. Not your typical off-the-shelf software. It was 
> designed, I suspect, by people who make synthetic diamonds. It's from Russia 
> and there haven't been updates for years. Because of it, our lab's server has 
> to remain at Win Server 2000. Luckily with virtualization we can now have 
> multiple servers on one machine and I could get our department's server 
> upgraded to Win Server 2003 a few months back without messing up the lab, 
> whose server is on the same physical machine.
> Eric
> An engineer, a physicist, and a statistician were moose hunting in northern 
> Canada. After a short walk through the marshes they spotted a HUGE moose 150 
> metres away. The engineer raised his gun and fired at the moose. A puff of 
> dust showed that the bullet landed 3 metres to the right of the moose. The 
> physicist, realizing that there was a substantial breeze that the engineer 
> did not account for, aimed to the left of the moose and fired. The bullet 
> landed 3 metres to the left of the moose. The statistician jumped up and down 
> and screamed "We got him! We got him!"

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