750 posts • joined 13 Nov 2007
Re: Seeing As Microsoft Started Hating Java After Sun Legally Flushed J++ in 2001…
I'm pretty sure sandboxing was borked before Oracle got their hands on Java.
Re: "will throw lousy old Java into the abyss"
Useful and ubiquitous does not equal excellent
Re: Good article.
Maybe in Westpondia, but in civilised countries a work is assumed to be copyright unless proven otherwise
No, but there is a very attractive volcano on Mars he his eye on.
Re: meanwhile in the real world
Luxury! We used to get some crappy chicory mix which tasted like dry cleaning fluid. So people started bringing their own coffee in or going to Costa
Re: Never mind fast food
So the supplier could satisfy the requirements of the bill by just including a link to their website in the QR code? That's the impression I got
Nope, brought to you by the idiots who sold you the expensive AV that didn't detect Crytolocker
Works For Me™ and it Worked For Me™ all weekend.
Re: Sync: "Windows 7 only and Mac OS X 10.7"
A USB stick you forgot on train is more secure than Dropbox.
Re: insulting reference to Amazon as Microsoft-like in this reference
You are splitting hairs. Ether way, Amazon are saying "That looks nice I'll have that, ta." just like MS did and still does. The exact way it's done is unimportant
My keyboard has a Scroll key, although it's probably a Scroll Lock. I suspect AC means the scroll wheel on your mouse
Do BAE, Boeing, Lockheed and Thales advertise on adwords?
Re: Who can argue with a 1.9 user score on metacritic?
I dunno, I checked the critic reviews from websites that actually specialise in strategy games and most mention the things that the user reviews complain about, the lack of info on your units, the pared down commanders, and the annoying grind to unlock bonuses (and the Russians playing too much like the Americans in CoH). I would hardly call that anti-Russian propaganda.
Re: Well browsers are not suitable for this
Something like an email client perhaps?
Re: Admission of failure
True, but you need to use OpenSSL until LibReSSL is available on your platform of choice, so it's good they appear to be doing something.
Just a pity about all the other people and companies whose funds get automatically frozen who can't utilise the outrage of Twitter and Reddit.
Re: >Everyone has his own little psychopathy.
I wouldn't exactly call Java a first class citizen on anything but Windows and Solaris. You mentioned your issues on OSX and Oracle won't let the Linux distros (except Oracle Linux, of course) redistribute the official Java binaries anymore, so they all provide the OpenJDK now. It probably works better anyway (and supports BSD) and most were providing it by default anyway, but it does smack of an attempt to force companies toward using Oracle Linux.
I think we need a yarwellnofine app
I think he was attempting sarcasm, if so it was an "epic fail" as I believe the kids say today.
I don't see how losing four and a half thousand soldiers and God knows haw many camp followers is anything less than a military disaster. Just because they burnt down the Grand Bazaar in retaliation doesn't make it any less of a disaster.
Re: Quick to fix in Open Source, but it leaves questions.
The paradigm espoused by Bill Gates et al for many years has been "Ship it first, fix it later", along with "Don't waste time rewriting bad sections, bang a patch on and continue"
Also known as "Worse is Better" and an important part of the Unix Philosophy. Gates didn't invent it, he just embraced it whole-heartedly.
@AC Re: stolen technology
2 words: Qian Xuesen
Were you trying to give me a heart attack you bastards!
Probably still using phpBB2.
I think what he means is quite often the only recourse a small inventor has when faced with a large company infringing one of his patents is to licence or sell it to a third party with the funds and will to sue. Unfortunately at the moment, those are mainly patent trolls.
Those aren't bugs, that is PEBCAK
I thought the reason that you don't see passwords and wotnot in the urlbar any more is because all the web developers stupid enough to do that sort of thing had been dragged off and shot. It appears they've become UX designers instead.
SeaMonkey still has a search box, just customise the toolbar and add it in
Re: Vintage planes
Because we sold all our Harriers to the Septics because they understand their worth.
If anything, the Bink-based Opera is less configurable than Chrome.
Re: Ribbons, we don't need no stickin ribbons
<joke>Didn't you know? Modern displays are so small they have to reduce the amount of chrome any way they can.</joke>
That's not as chaotic as it appears at first glance. Seen worse driving in London. And while the pedestrians seem careless they don't expect to be given right of way, like British pedestrians.
You realise they will probably get some sort of tax break on all the money they are borrowing? As much as I hate to say it, it makes more sense to borrow the money than repatriate it.
Re: I have never played Minecraft
Dunno, if you like open world sandbox games, maybe? It's about as far from Halo as computer gaming gets. Although with mods you can play it as an FPS, or an RPG. Or you can just stay in Creative Mode and build stuff.
Re: Unfair criticism
That blog was about the Debian OpenSSL bug, but it's probably just as applicable to this one.
I know they know all about coding securely (I don't think that 's the right term), but hope they know as much about cryptography as well as they think they do. I hope all the best for this project.
Virgin Commited to IPV6?
So that's why I'm still using an ancient Motorola Surfboard then.
Re: An optimist's view for your consideration
Nope, not hardware problems, badly written drivers. At least until ATI and NVidea learnt how to write drivers for XP.
Extra mass, more things to break
Re: Open Source Funding...
What is to prevent your forked OpensSSL from devolving into the sort of mess the OpenSSL project is in?
Re: Well I gave them a bit
Or you could have donated directly to the OpenSSL project, not some 3rd party via a crowdfunding website.
These guys have never heard of Piper Alpha or Deepwater Horizon, have they?
Re: "...off and on again"
Well, I can personally recall seeing 3 cars with engine fires. But IMHO that was mainly because where I used to live, people tended to treat their cars like shit and drove them into the ground. Haven't seen one since I moved to the UK.
Re: Don't use fly spray
Well, he did say he needed a new chair as well.
It still redirects to live.com from both, though. I predict it will be renamed something like Skype Mail within 4 years and still redirect to live.com
Dropbox have been blocking files to DCMA notices for a long while. As far as anyone can tell this was not an infringing file, but had a hash collision with one.
Re: You forgot to tell us what perfect tool we should all be using
Just about all of the shared storage & "private cloud" offerings out there are better than DropBox. Probably even Microsoft's. DropBox it OK for personal use, but anyone using it for professional purposes is insane.
Re: What do we do for those for whom it works?
Thing is "good" homeopaths will recommend dietary and lifestyle changes, it is usually these and the placebo effect that actually cure whatever the patient is suffering from when homeopathy works
@I Am Spartacus Re: Head to head - Windoze upgrade
When your spredsheet is 3000Mb, surely you should be porting it over to a database, instead of faffing about wit OpenOffice and Office 2010?
- Twitter: La la la, we have not heard of any NUDE JLaw, Upton SELFIES
- China: You, Microsoft. Office-Windows 'compatibility'. You have 20 days to explain
- Apple to devs: NO slurping users' HEALTH for sale to Dark Powers
- Is that a 64-bit ARM Warrior in your pocket? No, it's MIPS64
- Apple 'fesses up: Rejected from the App Store, dev? THIS is why