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Old 07-22-2010, 10:40 AM   #11
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O dear. I'm foaming at the mouth again, aren't I? I didn't spatter you, did I?
Not more than usual.

I know what you mean though. Ever heard of the girl that cried wolf?

   
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Old 07-22-2010, 12:47 PM   #12
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Not more than usual.

I know what you mean though. Ever heard of the girl that cried wolf?
Exactly.

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Old 07-22-2010, 02:08 PM   #13
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steve: Try on the thought again after you've used recent versions of MS Office. You now have to arm-wrestle it to get it to use graphics that are linked to (OMG ALARMS AND KLAXONS AND BEARS O MY) someplace on your own internal network.
Yet one more reason, I will never install MSOffice on my system...


>> O dear. I'm foaming at the mouth again, aren't I? I didn't spatter you, did I?

ROFL!!! I had an umbrella handy...'-}}

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Old 07-22-2010, 06:28 PM   #14
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Try on the thought again after you've used recent versions of MS Office. You now have to arm-wrestle it to get it to use graphics that are linked to (OMG ALARMS AND KLAXONS AND BEARS O MY) someplace on your own internal network.

If they *must* do this, they should at least give the user a lot more granular control over what triggers this sort of gibbering lunacy. Let me tell it that anything on the same subnet as my PC is OK. LEAVE ME ALONE. Images or other files linked to some URL on the web ... darn right I want to be warned.

As it is, 999 times out of 1000, I don't want the warning, I click the "go away" button. It quickly becomes a reflex so that when or if a warning is finally appropriate, I've already dismissed it.

Preventing the user from doing things that might, once in a long while, be dangerous doesn't equate to security.

O dear. I'm foaming at the mouth again, aren't I? I didn't spatter you, did I?
That's why so many security folks were ticked off about Vista, as well. Too many warnings are as bad as too few, because they wind up becoming invisible 9while still being annoying).
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kayza: Too many warnings are as bad as too few, because they wind up becoming invisible while still being annoying).
Exactly! Probably hard to get the correct balance primarily because the developers are not given the time to write the proper code to allow for flexible user options so the user can tweak the settings for their particular environment...

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