* Posts by Ilgaz

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Who would code a self-destruct feature into their own web browser? Oh, hello, Apple

Ilgaz

WebKit is open source too and I am sure there are many bugs over there too. In fact, I bet similar stuff is going on at Chrome project.

That is how open source works, not so perfect but at least better than Microsoft way.

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Avast forked up its Chrome fork, so flings fix after Google goggles

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Sad

If you remember the first versions of these Eastern European miracles that changed the entire security software scene...

AVG and Avast started as extremely light, focused software which did one thing and did it perfectly. Once large funds and companies started to pour money, they added one bloat after another and became the very Symantec they fought with.

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Safari iOS crashing: Suggestions snafu KOs the Apple masses

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We don't care

Use an open operating system where you can choose other browsers. Once users don't have choice, developer team gets spoi!ed and IE happens.

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Cisco forgot its own passwords for seven weeks

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€20 ADSL all in one box

They print a physical pseudo-random password to label, you physically turn the device upside down to read the random(?) Password and enter it.

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Intel admits Skylakes can ... ... ... freeze in the middle of work

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Re: Re : BIOS issue?

In reality it will be kernel developers like Microsoft, Linux who will update the microcode as people are rightfully afraid to update their BIOS.

It is 2016 with 3-4 BIOS development companies at most, still no safe, documented standard to update BIOS.

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Top VW exec blames car pollution cheatware scandal on 'a couple of software engineers'

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Does he remember Monica Lewinsky scandal?

An American president almost lost his job and went to prison because he lied about his relationship with Monica.

Let's hope they have a single line of code/checkout/comment/log to prove that claim.

While on it, do you still think rms is a fanatic?

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Mozilla to boot all plugins from Firefox … except Flash

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MS and they already do it

I won't name any names but when they copied MS "Startup performance dialogue" they disabled my paid Kaspersky extension. When I sent feedback, someone replied "But it doesn't really help" etc.

Disabling a security extension because it takes a little more time to Startup.

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Ilgaz

Yes but

Internet Explorer with all that backwards compatibility didn't go anywhere so if you need ActiveX for that internal site etc, you are covered.

Mozilla could think about real business and some academics and say ESR will keep on supporting plugins with easier opt in approach.

This is how businesses become dependent on MS etc. Couple of nerds decide what has become unfashionable and rm -rf working code, say bye to that internal page.

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I really doubt

I don't think they have a clue about the plugins used by business, academic people etc.

Their chrome trendy buddies brainwashed them and this happened.

Before you mention Edge browser, remember iexplore.exe didn't go anywhere with all that backwards compatibility since Microsoft does know the business World very well.

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Ubuntu 15.10: More kitten than beast – but beware the claws

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I think it is also a PR issue

First, it was introduced/pushed by Redhat who became an enterprise company rather than the old Redhat community loved.

Secondly, the way it was introduced to Debian was a pure disaster along with arrogant, rude acting developers.

I see a lot of parallels between systemd and Mono. Was Mono hit by non technical, conspiracy theory like arguments? Of course it was. Just check how Icaza acted.

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The Steve Jobs of supercomputers: We remember Seymour Cray

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http://www.0x07bell.net/WWWMASTER/CrayWWWStuff/Cfaqp3.html#TOC23

Cray FAQ says:

The machines originally purchased to help out on a computer on a chip project, the machines eventually earned their keep running MOLDFLOW an injection plastic modelling program ( producing some results in the form of Quicktime movies) and later as a file server. Other applications were CFD codes for disk drive design improvement and one source reports ".. they sometimes ran the first XMP as a single user MacOS emulator ... They had a frame buffer and a mouse hooked up to the IOP."

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Ilgaz

$38M chair eh?

You can also plug your phone. Read what they did in 70s

http://www.0x07bell.net/WWWMASTER/CrayWWWStuff/Cfaqp2.html#TOC12

Regular Crashes

The following is an approximate description of an event that took place in the late '70s:

There was the time that an early Cray-1 serial number was running pre-ship reliability tests and was crashing consistently at roughly the same time in the pre-dawn morning hours. After much head scratching, somebody realized that the (newly hired) third shift custodial engineer was coming through on his regular pass through the checkout bays at about the time the failures happened. He was questioned when he came in the next night to find out if he might have been moving or operating any of the system machinery in the bay during his rounds. He denied doing anything of the sort. Later that night however he was noticed plugging his Hoover into one of the 60Hz utility outlets conveniently located on the base of a Cray-1 power supply 'bench' in an adjacent checkout bay. The outlets were handy for plugging in test equipment during checkout activities but an ECO (engineering change order) was issued soon afterward removing them.

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Microsoft sabotages own Lumia smartmobe flagship launch

Ilgaz

Apple is a software& services company

What Microsoft and even Samsung fails to understand is, Apple is a OS/Apps vendor who happens to design the hardware which those apps will run on.

They aren't understanding what is wrong to begin with. Steve Jobs did understand what was wrong at Apple and fixed it.

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Ilgaz

Re: As a former HTC TyTn owner

Coming from Symbian scene, that is exactly what Nokia did too. Nokia was selling well and their trolltech/Linux strategy was working, as last resort they had Android compatibility card to play.

I think it all happened because developers and advanced users didn't see OS vendor commitment. Why waste money and time on a platform with no future?

For example, I use Android while I hate Google and their little spy games& tactics. I am a potential customer and all I see is a company shipping phones without a front camera.

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Ilgaz

Re: Any bets ...

It will mean the entire "future of windows" vision has failed. CEO will be fired along with tens of thousands of people. They will become a services/software company.

IBM did this in 90s and they did it so successfully that people think it is easy. It isn't.

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Ilgaz

It hurts Android and Apple users too

As Microsoft Windows phone can't compete, Google and Apple happily share the whole market and do whatever they want.

You have only 2 choices, actually you don't really have a choice. Certain people will only buy Android, others will only buy Apple based on their usage patterns.

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US watchdog POKES STICK at Google's Android over rival-blocking allegations

Ilgaz

Google Play Services

Thee fight will become serious once Google Play Services gets mentioned.

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Security tool bod's hell: People think I wrote code for Hacking Team!

Ilgaz

not possible

You can't discriminate any particular group, it is like free speech, you know some people should really shut up but you better fight for their right to speech.

Open source is being used for both good and evil since the beginning.

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Microsoft: Hey, you. Done patching Windows this month? WRONG

Ilgaz

Re: Is this library even mandatory?

SFP will probably bring it back ;-)

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GOOGLE GMAIL ATE MY LINUX: Gobbled email enrages Torvalds

Ilgaz

Re: Perhaps Hillary Clinton could offer some useful advice?

Google has legal right to keep and analyse every single mail that comes in or out. Also being an American company it can create major international problem for hackers.

NSA probably runs a cooler Linux (SELinux) too, why doesn't Linus get linus@nsa.gov next time? They probably have better anti spam filters.

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Ilgaz

Re: Does not compute!

That carries the issue to the level of absurdity.

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Adobe: We REALLY are taking Flash security seriously – honest

Ilgaz

I am sure it is about the lack of frameworks they use. It should be easy to port to GNUStep but other frameworks doesn't exist on Linux/Win.

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Liar

If they were serious, it would take 2 hours to stop bundling third party software (McAfee ad) and switch to OS native installer (MSI).

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Flash HOLED AGAIN TWICE below waterline in fresh Hacking Team reveals

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Re: Flash - brought to you by the NSA

I bet NSA people are doing urgent meetings with Adobe right now.

Remember, even Obama has Flash installed and vulnerable.

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SourceForge sorry for adware, promises only opt-in in future

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They acted like vultures

They hunted down non active projects to infect them with adware. As GIMP guys left them years ago...

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IN YOUR FACE, Linux and Apple fans! Oculus is Windows-only for now

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They won't tell you why, let me commit suicide by guessing it

Windows have DirectX 12 which is said to provide performance increase on same old hardware just by being there, most mature OpenGL drivers provided by vendors and Microsoft's good developer support.

I used Apple as my only system for everything before bootcamp&Intel thing happened, I know couple of things about its OpenGL support. It is always behind the curve, Apple has horrible developer support compared to Microsoft. Ask any die-hard Apple gamer who runs same game on both OS X and Windows and you will be surprised about the performance difference.

This "protype sold to consumers" type thing requires perfect performance by host operating system. Especially Graphics performance. Think it like a game.

I am not saying anything about Linux but I bet Steam will change things in future, I thought I better target Apple since they make money selling software&hardware.

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You say you want a musical revolution. Actually, have three

Ilgaz

Re: 1983 synthesisers!

Ironically, they created the best syth based songs as a rock band.

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Dear departed Internet Explorer, how I will miss you ... NOT

Ilgaz

Re: Corporates

There are some still on ongoing mistakes that Firefox/Mozilla guys (dating back to Netscape) do so it's hard to blame those Windows Admins.

It is Windows way of doing things vs UNIX way.

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Re: Correcting the facts

Firefox ESR is for enterprise with a clear roadmap and conservative release cycle.

You also claim ActiveX was the only way, nope plugins were there. What MS wanted is to make sure they don't accept Netscape standards, plugin developers code non portable code for their API etc. They were in such panic so they couldn't even think of consequences of allowing the things ActiveX could do.

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Ilgaz

Re: Just one more thing...

Its rendering engine code was the best Netscape ever coded so a lot of folks who doesn't need an editor used it too.

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Ilgaz

Mac IE wasn't that bad

Mac IE had a way better rendering engine with features years ahead of windows one. Why? They just had to write a browser, not some desktop domination junk. They had to compete too, "installing Netscape" means dragging its icon to Applications or Desktop. Not a big deal. So it had to be good.

I believe the Netscape panic attack did unrecoverable harm to public relations, developer relations and installed a poisonous culture to that company. Compare NT 4 era of MS to the later one.

Karma is a bitch.

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Would you buy a domain from Google? Industry weighs in on web giant's move

Ilgaz

Easy

People buying from them will hope for better place in search results and it could really happen.

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Google crashes supposedly secure Aviator browser

Ilgaz

Re: SO what to us on Android then?

Firefox. If you require better privacy and ready to give up a lot of stuff Orbot & Orweb in default setting.

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Ilgaz

There are better alternatives

You can get Firefox ESR, secure it with known extensions and settings, in fact better run it inside a conservatively setup Debian stable in a virtual machine.

On mobile there is a very interesting couple to check: Orbot&Orweb.

By going this way you get mainstream support, help open source and show finger to Google.

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'Hotmail, since you changed to Outlook, you've been a massive pr**k'

Ilgaz

Re: 2 possible plans to save Nokia

People stare at you like you are crazy when you say Android still isn't mature as symbian yet.

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Android Skype broken too

It is the first time I have seen Android text input went crazy, only on Skype.

Actually, using it since symbian s60, 24/7, it was the first time I noticed such a serious bug in Skype client.

Either they do it on purpose or they are being victimized by an internal conspiracy.

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Ilgaz

Re: Outlook App on Android

They don't even ship it themselves, it is another company. They don't even understand the concept of service vs software.

On the other hand, Yahoo seems to have a decent, official client which adheres to Android standards.

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Ilgaz

Re: Android is not a saviour

Nokia managers managed to lose all symbian technical users and advanced developers (lonely cat etc) to Android.

People&companies in need for advanced, centralized security run blackberry.

Who will listen or believe them this time?

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Notebook sales to surge, says notebook seller

Ilgaz

Lets attack Intel a bit?

I have checked the market again, usual scenario... I like a modern design like lenovo yoga just to find out a detail, "Intel graphics" and give up.

Oh yes,I want to play games, I am 12! (easier than lecturing people 500th time about why you shouldn't run a crap graphics chip in 2013)

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Google shreds Reader in new round of 'spring cleaning'

Ilgaz

Sarcasm right?

"Happily, users can extract their RSS subscriptions and use them in another reader using Google Takeout."

Until next spring cleaning...

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Yet another Java zero-day vuln is being exploited

Ilgaz

Re: Every Android sold

So, there is/was something wrong with Java. Developers aren't really blind fans of google/Android too. That excuse works with Apple but not Android.

Does oracle do anything to fix the problem? No. They just broke sun.com domain by buying it and nothing else.

That is what I talk about.

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Ilgaz

Every Android sold

Forget these 0 days stuff. Ellison should ask "what did/do we wrong?" themselves when they see Android phones and developers.

Mindless fans? Image? No. Talk to any developer about Android and you will be surprised.

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SimCity 2000

Ilgaz

It needed extra stuff on Amiga too

If I remember correct, it needed 2 mb of RAM on Amiga while almost all Amigas had just 1 mb with RAM plugged in.

Base memory of Amiga 500 was 512K.

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Truck-maker CAT flogs smartphone spawn to butter-fingered fondlers

Ilgaz

It will work but

Spawning in out of apps if you are ex symbian multi tasking type will drive you crazy.

At least, you can throw it to wall for your sanity.

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Sergey Brin emasculated after HORROR smartphone disaster

Ilgaz

Re: Irony, He Haz It

They are yet to figure the irony of Sun founder's famous Wired article.

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Review: Sony Vaio Duo 11 Ultrabook

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Re: Intel HD graphics

Why wouldn't a 2013, i7 cpu based device reaching $4K wouldn't run a high end game?

If it is normal, why wouldn't we buy a top ends nvidia tegra tablet with quarter of price?

See what I talk about? Intel should really do what it does best: Cpus. Graphics is totally different business. Their solutions are weak, pushed/forced to consumers.

I7 with 8 gig RAM? I expect it to play 4K 10 bit h265 with colour correction. Regular HD? Even my smart phone does it.

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Ilgaz

Intel HD graphics

It must be the worst thing happened to progress of x86 hardware& software especially in tablet& netbook form.

IMHO it was Intel graphics which killed the netbook alone.

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Nokia opens Maps to rivals, flogs uber-budget €15 phone

Ilgaz

Re: Nokia NEVER learn

Worst thing is, lower model is lighter and thinner than high end model.

Next, they will start doing E72 type mistakes, an upgrade to E71 business phone which can't take proper macro photos.

See symbian haters? That was what we were talking about when we said symbian os is just a victim.

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Unisys re-ups $650m deal to look after US taxman's big iron

Ilgaz

Re: Unisys - are they still alive?

Me too, IBM mainframe seems to be alive too.

Why don't we see a clearpath or Z enterprise at Starbucks tables?

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