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  • Cisco is acquiring Splunk in a $28 billion deal.  (Bloomberg)

    If you were thinking Elon Musk overpaid for Twitter - and he did - then rest assured that the market hasn't come to its senses.

    What is Splunk?  I was under the impression that it was a log aggregation tool, which would never be worth $28 billion.

    It is.


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Disclaimer: Which is a win all round, I'd say.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 06:00 PM | Comments (7) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (Suck)
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1 Hey Pixy, in the comments on the Verge article about the Windows 11 update with AI (which are surprisingly rational for the Verge), some of the commenters mention O&O Shutup to manage the MS spyware built into the OS.  Have you used it?

Posted by: FreeKnight at Friday, September 22 2023 11:16 PM (gXw+B)

2 I wonder how much worse Alder Lake and later CPUs work in Windows 10 vs Windows 11.  I went to 11 because supposedly the newer OS handles the disparate core types better, but I don't think I've seen hard numbers.

Posted by: Rick C at Friday, September 22 2023 11:55 PM (k3/O4)

3 "The updated File Explorer UI includes a modern home interface with large file thumbnails and a carousel interface that can surface recent files and favorited ones"
Sigh.  I guess we're still just making up words.

Posted by: Rick C at Friday, September 22 2023 11:57 PM (k3/O4)

4 Dear Rick C,

I recall the transitive use being a Journalist Power Word of some note back around 2012 or maybe a bit earlier.  Its intransitive verb use is obviously much earlier (naval & marine use), but as a synonym for "raise" it's annoying as hell.

Cheers!

Posted by: normal at Saturday, September 23 2023 01:34 AM (LADmw)

5 FreeKnight - I haven't used O&O Shutup, but I'll take a look.  Sounds useful.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, September 23 2023 02:15 AM (PiXy!)

6 I've been turning shit off left and right in my new Win 10 install, but any pointers for things I might miss would be good. (I DID remember to install with the network disconnected, so it boots to a non MicroSoft account.)

Posted by: Mauser at Saturday, September 23 2023 11:54 AM (BzEjn)

7 re: win 10

bunch of settings in edge to change, if you use it at all

stuff in the settings menu is pretty obvious

bunch of new awful crud in the search box, I tend to say open up the search box, access the menu there, and turn the stuff off

one drive starts up in the little right hand corner

I am probably doing something wrong on one machine, I am not getting warnings in windows security for failure to 'protect' my accounts with an MS account

I have a lot of dislike for Microsoft.

Posted by: PatBuckman at Saturday, September 23 2023 03:16 PM (r9O5h)

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