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leadeater

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  1. Yep sometimes an AV is like an off the shelf safe but you forget to change the default pin code, all the nice stuff is right in here but don't worry you know the pin
  2. https://www.av-test.org/en/antivirus/home-windows/ https://www.av-test.org/en/about-the-institute/test-procedures/ https://www.av-test.org/en/about-the-institute/test-procedures/test-modules-under-windows-protection/ https://www.av-test.org/en/about-the-institute/ There are some trustworthy testers but even those aren't free from all criticism, will post below just keep in mind this is coming from someone with skin in the game. The gist is you need to click in to the details of each product and manually check each score, but we all were doing this anyway right? https://eugene.kaspersky.com/2013/05/09/av-test-certification-devalued/ And if you don't trust them jump over to https://www.amtso.org/ which on the test results I have looked at there show Defender doing very well, most products over all do well and to do badly is an outlier (or refused to take part or issued a retraction/take down).
  3. Well that is just a you thing, there's a big difference between misunderstandings of what each person means by certain terms along with flawed and obnoxious UI design to rope you in to agreeing and the jump to actual selling of private data and sharing between entities not authorized to do so. Azure has been audited countless times by countless different organizations and has been accredited many different security and compliance standards. Not liking a company and it's practices doesn't at all make it logical to assume they are breaching data security when there is mountains of evidence to show it isn't happening. I personally dislike Azure, there are few services and things it is good for but overall it's a hard pass but my reasoning is technical and financial based not off a personal dislike of the company. This evaluation extends beyond just Azure though, I include all of them in this. Like 80% of "Cloud" is just hype and there's extremely poor analysis of options being done at upper management levels and I know right now and for the last 12 months there has been large shifts of companies moving parts or all services back on to their own resources due to far greater costs than expected, I bet they were told countless times beforehand by their own IT staff but cloud sales people are the best in the world so it's a losing battle until the bills come in.
  4. DASD itself does mean HDDs, along with CDs and other storage devices that aren't sequential access like tapes. Happen to know a more specific name of what you're thinking of?
  5. Willing to bet 40%-60% of the die is going to be the NCORE.
  6. Yes ATP does tie in to Defender but the services themselves are separated for those data security reasons. Data is feed back to Microsoft to assist with there core Defender AV but that's only file signature data that's flagged as suspicious or malicious as well as behavior and trend data so Microsoft is able to detect outbreaks and how they spread, or try and stop it.
  7. Yes I am very sure of the difference between ATP and Defender since we do actually use it and I know how it works, we have Office 365 A5 licenses. But then again I bet you have zero trust in the entirety of Azure so saying anything at all will be fruitless endeavor. Microsoft isn't in the business of annoying paying corporate customers.
  8. Not at all, ATP is an entirely different service with it's own resources behind it to offer all those extra things Defender does not and the data is stored in your own Azure subscription, not in some generic Microsoft thing. It's a bit like Hotmail/Outlook Live versus Office 365 Exchange Online, equally different things.
  9. ATP is a paid only service included in only the highest enterprise and academic Office 365 plans or you pay extra outside of your plan to gain the licenses for it, even then it's not just on you have to manually turn it on. Microsoft stays quite far away from pissing off corporate clients if they can, ATP also has to be GDPR complaint too. Windows Defender and ATP are different things, highly unlikely anyone here is using a PC with ATP active including at work.
  10. Clocks are a lot like Who's Line Is It Anyway, "where the clocks points don't matter". Work being done is what matters and work requires energy, that's also why even for how efficient CPUs have gotten a lot of the time peak power has actually gone up. Until the 14nm 4 core stagnation product performance increase never came with lower power draw, trend line had until then always been up and is over the last few years returned to that same trend again. That trend won't last long though as we've already hit thermal transfer threshold of CPUs to coolers and there is no way water cooling in any form will become mandatory across any wider set of products. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_CPU_power_dissipation_figures#Intel_Core_i7 Power and thermal limits are going to be a rude slap in the face to people expecting great improvements to come in the next few years from either AMD or Intel.
  11. You generally never go quite as direct like that, unless the POI has your ISP servers and routers in there as well otherwise it's just an entry point in to the RSP network. As far as the network designs are done there is no physical relationship like we are just next door, in the same way enterprise wireless networks work by using client isolation and tunneling to the wireless controller. To talk to anything else your traffic is taken to where ever has been configured to for IP routing (plus logging etc etc) then destination IP is compared to route table which could be the very same router your connection came to, even the exact same interface, then it's sent back down the same path it came from. First hop (you get to see) is always somewhere where you ISP has server infrastructure so your traffic can be logged, metered and controlled and none of that exists anywhere that close to you (unless you're lucky and happen to live close by to one). A POI from the sounds of it is too small to be housing server infrastructure and is just network hand off. It'll be done at a close by datacenter but you have way more in Aus than we do in NZ so it'll be close by, not half the country away like most here. A lot of ISPs are just buying wholesale services off a wholesale ISP e.g. Vocus. Lots of ISPs here are essentially Vocus, https://www.vocus.co.nz/wholesale From the POI your traffic gets taken to the closest datacenter where your ISP has server/infrastructure capacity or has leased it. It sounds stupid but how often if ever are you actually having traffic going from you to another residential connection close to you, almost never, so there is zero impact to what seems like sub optimal traffic flow. Reality is where your traffic is going to is also where Google and Netflix have their cache servers and it's actually better to not start looking at IP routing until you need to as each route evaluation takes time and requires CPU of the router so if you just cut out all the unnecessary routes and send the traffic where it's very likely going anyway everyone wins.
  12. May or may not work, UFB setup is similar and it's possible. Most connections are piped through to a main center internet exchange even if it's really far away, like in my town many go up to Auckland then actual internet IP routing happens and Auckland is the entire length of the North Island away, there is an internet exchange in my town and also Welly which is much closer but nope to Auckland they go. Mainly because most traffic goes there anyway for consumer stuff but I have a site to site VPN so going 9ms each way (9ms + 9ms if both sites terminated in AKL) would be horrible, sub ms through local exchange. So for a residential connection best case I'd have 10ms going through Welly exchange or 18ms going through Auckland or I pay more for a business connection and get 1ms.
  13. When you pay for an actual business plan from an ISP that does it right the route paths are better optimized and can even go down dedicated back-haul links only for those customers so it's not at all about congestion or over subscription you just get more direct paths. Only thing better than that is direct peering at internet exchanges, having your own AS and optimizing your BGP rules and peer agreements.
  14. How dare you, more is always better! 9-18 Mbps ADSL2+ only became a problem for me when game installs started getting extremely big, would have to limit Steam to half the bandwidth so internet was usable then remove the limit when it didn't matter. Unless you want to stream a high bit rate 4k/8k video of a fireplace none of those require more than 9Mbps. In fact only one of those needs more than a few Mbps, rest purely care about latency once you've met minimum bandwidth. Dialup/56k speeds is hot garbage now days but there's still a massive misunderstanding in the PC community about bandwidth, connection speeds, latency and how they play their parts and relate to each other. You can get a vastly superior internet browsing experience on a 3Mbps prioritized business connection than you can on a 1Gbps home connection for example. Even on that same connection which is using per user 3Mbps rate limiting which increases latency a little bit and can effect online gaming you're getting half the latency to game servers than you could at home so it's better for that too. I would trade peak bandwidth for prioritization and optimized path selection any day, which I do anyway since my home connection is a business plan for that reason.
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