Re: IT disasters...
I have a bridge over here to sell you... comes with a smart meter for the toll.
1075 posts • joined 29 Sep 2006
I have a bridge over here to sell you... comes with a smart meter for the toll.
Wonder why the new TLDs are a fiasco my dear Watson... oh yes they wonder.
"""I would love to know why you disagree"""
I think you suffer from a case of "mental mess" that's how I personally disagree.
As to why do we have to pay attention to Microsoft each time they fart?
Seriously. This was funny the first few times.
They should stop this universal crap nonsense once and for all. There is a reason no other vendor tries, in the end it doesn't work.
Jokes aside ElReg (or someone else for that matter) should stop producing articles about MS Bob and compile a list of all "programming things" MS has pitched as the next best thing and later abandoned, leaving a trace of dead bodies on their path.
To pay the lawyers' expenses in their coming GPL court case.
Chapeau! the best comment!
+100 points for you sir, and a pint!
I think you nailed it.
"""In essence, some people behave badly when shown to be wrong - especially in public - and this is exacerbated if the tone is also inflammatory too."""
Some people just can not be helped.
And this is the reason why we have an invasion of the Politically Correct, and as I always say, the Political Correctness, one of these days is going to kill us all.
I'm not sure why that subverts the GPL, care to elaborate?
"""All in all, it is an illustration of the old adage: "In how many places do you terminate a SCSI cable? In three - one end, the other end and terminate a black goat with a silver knife at new moon in the middle. Then it may work"."""
You weren't one of those guys who confused the physical end of the bus with the last device by number in the chain were you?
Big thanks for your work! Both Rsync & Samba!
Does the EFF thinks the UN is like this:
Some of the current members of the human rights commission:
All great defenders of human rights.
Economics lesson number one.
Rich people are not rich because they have a money deposit full of it.
Rich people normally have to move that money around, some times in the form of salaries they pay or rents, other times in the form of resources like a building, or a car/van/lorry.
That inequality people talk about is just marxist propaganda.
Of course there are people who live in poverty (curiously less than ever in history) and something should be done about it, however socialism is not the answer, read more history on your encyclopedias (and contrast the information please, never use a single source).
Let's call Worstall and the guardian for what they are, shouldn't we?
Worstall is a marxist-socialist type, and the guardian is marxist-socialist media (pravda style!).
There you go, when people have information they can make informed decisions.
We're surrounded by marxists-commies in media and politics who have an opinion on how other people should live their lives, and obviously that it should be them who make those decisions and be paid for it with taxpayer money.
When those decisions prove not to work, they demand more power, more money and those dissenting to be silenced.
Rinse and repeat.
Chances of a non-marxistst socialist-agreeing comment staying on the guardian's comments for more than two minutes are slim to none.
They are the epitome of cultural Marxism, true defenders of the faith.
Of course they believe they have the right for us to fund them.
Silly you, and silly me.
Fire is not enough...
I do not watch TV, I do not use the BBC, I never read their farce of news online, and I got them blocked on my firewall so no one at home connects.
Why the FCUK would I have to pay them???? WHY????
If I was to make a similar online service as the BBC, can I subsidize it at the expense of the the UK tax payer too?
"""Hall added that ten years ago the BBC and Apple had the same global revenues. "Today, Apple is 20 times bigger. Twenty times bigger. And that gives them colossal buying power.""""
Then the answer is clear, turn the BBC into a private company, make products people want to actually buy.
Oh no, I get it, the problem is that the BBC is so good we should have it forced down our throats because we are too ignorant to appreciate it.
Everybody running a public entity with public money ends with the same twisted ideas about the nature of reality and the work they do.
And as per the BBC being unbiased, DO NOT MAKE ME LAUGH, it is not funny.
There never was any step forward.
"""Much has been made of the “new” Microsoft under chief executive Satya Nadella and his willingness to work with competing technologies and companies."""
MS has sanctioned Office on Android and iOS, as a whitewashing manoeuvre and to stop the proliferation of other office suites on those platforms, while at the same time relentlessly attacks Android.
"Microsoft loves Linux" It’s nonsense (albeit endlessly repeated) of the highest order, but enough people who are not keeping up with the news might actually fall for this nonsense and even pass it on.
Bill Gates once chose the word “cancer” to describe the operating system, and Gates is still a prominent member of the board.
"""but for Microsoft's legal team this is not a new era – it remains business as usual."""
As if the Microsoft legal team had nothing to do with the rest of Microsoft. :-(
MESA is still at OpenGL 3.1 level...
All the way!
"""One of the more lightweight Ubuntu flavours, Xubuntu 15.04 is shaping up to be a relatively minor release, or at least the portions pertaining to the Xfce desktop are."""
And that believe it or is a good thing, XFCE changes slowly and for the good of its users.
No crazy new paradigms here but proper refining.
BBM was a "crown jewel" when 90% of the market wasn't using whatsapp, hangouts, imessage, viber, line and so on.
Making a blackberry model that runs Android, and let us run a custom ROM?...
Because I would buy one of these.
>> Final question, are they insane?
No, they are engaged in a white-wash PR campaign of biblical proportions.
At the time they both entered an arms race of implementing incompatible features.
And at a later time Netscape had a very unstable browser that it eventually stopped loading pages for no other because it was feeling moody, while IE always seemed responsive and did not stop loading.
However it was MS who decided to turn their horrible-insecure-by-design browser into part of the OS, shove it down the throats of a mostly unsuspecting public who doesn't knew better at the time, and give it for free to further screw the competition.
And then holding the market captive for 10 years.
And no, if MS includes a new browser in Windows 10, IE is not going anywhere.
IE will still be there... forever, like most of MS's old shit that can be found all over the place in windows, or just think a copy of mshtml.dll is not going to be shipped with Windows 10? or Shdocvw.dll or WinInet.dll for that matter??? (Good luck using pop3 in outlook without those btw, ((Yes, it is that intermixed)))
MS is embarked on a whitewash marketing campaign, they are still the 96%-95% percent market dominance, in no danger of any immediate problem, however they have lots and lots of cash, they are aware they have an image problem, and they are going step by step on a long check-list trying to correct that, just in case one day they get competition and hey lose 1% of business based on a reputation issue.
MS hasn't changed an inch because Nadella is the visible head. And no that petty whitewash .NET open sourcing exercise is not proper open source no matter how you look at it, LGPL, GPL, MIT or Apache or no cigar.
In my experience it is the other way around.
It is the anti-systemd crowd who has become hysterical.
In my experience the majority of the anti-crowd people is just repeating things they hear like screaming parrots.
No one is forcing anything on anybody, if you do not like it that much do not use it, or write your own, I'm sure you will do a great job and people will adopt it.
Please stop with the FUD
RH is not forcing anything on anybody. Distro developers are adopting it because they see value on it.
Is it perfect no it is not, does it have problems, yes it does, does it solve a problem? yes, a very complex one no one has stepped in to solve.
I bet you're one of those who complain about Linux lack of coherence or fragmentation.
Short history it doesn't work like in Windows.
Linux sees the drivers as loadable modules, the modules can be either made built-in (Useful for environments where your hardware does not change) or they can be made loadable upon boot.
When made loadable upon boot it is called a loadable kernel module, and they are files that live on your HD, plug in a device and they get loaded automatically as in the case of USB stuff, or upon booting in the case of a NIC.
Drivers in Linux are not "standalone" drivers for "standalone" hardware, most of the time they belong to what is called a "Driver family", this is a single driver supports multiple devices.
For example if two different network cards from two different vendors use the same chipset, the same driver will be used with both. This saves a lot of disk space and code work.
Usually the kernel and the drivers all come in the same package, this is because as they are modules they are intrinsically dependent on the kernel structures and headers.
To get support for a newer piece of hardware you can either get the source of a module and compile it yourself or wait until the next kernel version to come with the module already integrated.
And no, compiling stuff in Linux (building a kernel or a module) is not the chore most people with little Linux exposure think it is.
There is a learning curve like with everything, I do not know anyone who has mastered anything complex in Windows out of thin air.
Steadily unstoppable snowballing.
And before people think its becoming bloated, the majority of the increase in code is in the drivers, new and better drivers get added all the time on each new release.
If only someone at the time of the Romans had made a blog about Roman concrete mixing...
In the future, (if political correctness hasn't busted civilization yet) historians will find your post amusing.
"""Microsoft's application deployment, configuration, installation and patching technologies are generally well ahead of what is available on Linux"""
BS, do not make us laugh.
"""Microsoft is working to get Windows 10 working on devices with just 512MB RAM, including the Lumia 520."""
"""Just one catch: small memory means sacrifice and some Windows 10 features will be cut out to make the forthcoming OS run on the phones."""
That a single-user embedded device requires more RAM than 512MB is something I still still have a problem getting used to.
Note, this is not a complain against Microsoft, just the industry in general.
"""ARM up to atom-level CPU strength."""
Yes, and the PCI bus enumeration is going to happen how exactly?
I do not see anybody in the ARM space rushing to develop such PC-Like boards any time soon without proper supporting chipsets.
PowerPC boards failed miserably because the available chipsets were rubbish.
ARM SOCs are nothing like what people understand as a PC.
WinCE is not windows, at least not what 99% of the population understands for "Windows".
The companies using WinCE like you say do it because of legacy products/reasons.
If it can not run Windows x86 commercial software windows is barely of no use to barely anybody.
PR, like most MS articles/moves lately.
The difference between Ballmer and Nadella is quite clear to me:
This is Nadella:
And this is Ballmer:
The differences are remarkable, how much they do not look alike, one wears glasses and has some kind of "gay modern smile" while the other is white, bald and looks like "Fred Flintstone"
Yes, MS is going to change so much in the next few years...
I'm shocked that a company as large as VMWare, with as many resources as VMWare, with as many clever people as VMWare, and with as much money as VMWare:
Can not write a decent multi-platform client for its management console using QT4/5.
And I'm even more shocked that they went from .NOT to Adobe Air.
"""people like David Cameron who don’t like encryption"""
Who do not understand what encryption is for
Who do not like you having any freedom they will not deny themselves.
"It is all for your own good, so we do not have to profile, and be warmz and fuzzy, and feel good."
I have said it many times, this Politically Correct shit will kill us all.
"""Just issued an enterprise-wide uninstall of this pile of crap."""
Dear entrope, Surely you did not do it to the vSphere servers didn't you?
"""With the Windows for IoT developer program we're bringing our leading development tools, services and ecosystem to the Raspberry Pi community!"""
What ecosystem exactly? Last time I checked the only reason for running windows is to run windows applications, which on ARM... are exactly which ones?
Is people going to run .net on the Pi? the Pi is freaking low spec, Windows (RT or not) its a monster in comparison.
Was fun the first 2-3 hours, it became boring and repetitive very quickly.
I hope this one is better on that regard.
I have always found it very reliable.
It is perhaps too big and the licensing not cheap, but it is definetively a product I have no problem working with.
MS Fix imap support in your products!
Who decided to rebuild its vSphere management application using Flash.
Kudos to you, Linux takes some time, but once you reach the top of the learning curve there is no going back. And you feel in control of your IT life.
The FOSS world keeps getting better and better all the time.
Windows is now that large piece of annoyance that lives on a VM for those rare moments when its needed.
In my country there is a saying:
"You're even more useless than the windows help centre"
I shall not tell what they say about MS support, too strong for the young members of the audience.
The bottom line is that the bug was inadvertently patched 2 years ago, but that because it wasn't listed as a security patch, it didn't get back-ported.
Patches have been already released for most major distros, vast majority of set-ups not vulnerable, nothing to see here move-along.
Of course old crud may remain vulnerable, like... always.
Nope, it is not going to be hard to fix, at all.