Re: Time for MSFT to step-in
you may be trolling, but actually I'd see Microsoft takover in a better light than LogMeIn one
390 posts • joined 31 May 2011
you may be trolling, but actually I'd see Microsoft takover in a better light than LogMeIn one
Windows vulns are not as common as nobody cares about it
Sure, Americans are people, and as with any large number of people there are both the worst scum and angels in the list.
Problem is, that https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_exceptionalism is a thing. And it results in exactly the stuff we see: citizens of other developed, western democracies (Italy) getting kidnapped, ah, sorry "extraordinarily renditioned"; US drones killing innocents just by association in half of middle-east; and US as a country simply being a dick to everybody else (see the article in question, Ireland/Microsoft data request and the Kim Dotcom saga for fresh examples).
I'm not happy with what US does, and I don't even live in a country with US drones flying over my head. Guess what people that live there feel about it. But of course people hate America "For our freedoms!"...
there's one simple thing that makes those attacks toothless
it's really crazy that we allow essentially arbitrary servers to run arbitrary code on our machines.
True, more sites should follow ElReg example and work with JS disabled, but at least that's a start
and so, we shouldn't speak up when people exploit other people?
Sorry, but Google is very much in the same position as Microsoft is.
They basically don't make hardware, they just make software, and the software is tightly tied to their platforms. And yes, you can have AOSP, but if you go the other way you _can't_ ship google app store on _any_ of your devices, it's against the OEM agreement. It's all or nothing, both for the OEM and for the customer.
Boo, hoo, poor plods need to do some leg work.
See me crying a river... not
@Wzrd1: the point is not about the TSA locks being hard or easy to lockpick before, or the luggage locks being hard or easy to locklpick before.
The whole deal is that here we have an example of a "front-end door". It clearly shows that it doesn't matter if the technology was compromised knowingly or unknowingly for the end users. If there are alternative ways to get past the security they will leak sooner or later and they will get used by the bad people <insert "hacker" in balaclava here>.
So indeed, "Thank You TSA!", we couldn't have gotten a better stick to beat NSA/FBI with!
Convention on Consent to Marriage, Minimum Age for Marriage and Registration of Marriages
Convention on the Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitations to War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity
Convention on the Rights of the Child
icon because the above
you were buying a computer and pretending to yourself you were buying "just a TV"
lack of updateability would have been obvious otherwise
just use stunnel to proxy connections to it
and start complaining to manufacturers that their firmware is shit
worst part is that it's an inkjet, so the cartridges will cost more than their weight in gold
or they just end up so woefully inefficient that they are completely unusable in any production environment
it's not like the hardware the software is running on is 100% reliable, having software at four nines and hardware at four nines is more often than not "good enough"
somehow I doubt they have taken into account disks which lie about data being committed to disk
"Furthermore, the assumption that traffic management is the cause of service differentiation is itself a narrow and misleading assumption. If you take away traffic management from a network, the network wouldn't suddenly become a Garden of Eden-like paradise. It probably wouldn't work at all."
Wow, so much BS I need to put on protective goggles.
It is possible to have network infrastructure that has more bandwidth than the consumers can use. Every Ethernet switch worth the box it came in manages it just fine.
It's a common theme in CIA activities.
See "where do cocaine drug lords get guns from?", "who put Saddam Hussein into power?" and "who trained Osama Bin'Laden"
they really are insane, they keep doing the same thing over and over and expect different results
4.4GHz stable, 4.5GHz pushing, one report of 5GHz
so stay at Haswell unless you really need the 4% IPC increase
Can't they fine them for such behaviour?
I mean seriously, even corporate greed should have some limits
problem is, Amazon also employs people
you have no idea what you're talking about
well, he did say "that it's all part of the plan for world domination."
@ Trevor_Pott: winXP is dead, don't let the zombie roam the streets
or stuff like DES s-boxes
there are different groups in the NSA, it's a big agency
dude, chill out
they are not selling Zyklon B...
What do you mean? It is US, Canada and Mexico, just 3, geographically limited regions. It doesn't even include high percentage of world population!
Naah, you're overly dramatic.
Cloud has its place - as an encrypted off-site backup copy for the on-site NAS box dedicated for backup.
Russia never really left tsardom, not for the vast majority of population
one was "cobbled" together by "amateurs" and is given out for free while the other hikes a price of a kidney in worse parts of the globe and was "perfected" by "professionals" over a course of a decade and a half
Those safes are running Windows!
you still need a core technology that will provide for the grid base load
renewables like wind and solar can't do it, oil, gas and coal are bad for carbon emissions
"Even taking into account increased instances of radiation-induced cancer that aren't noticed until nearly half a century later?"
yes, including those
it's not hard, as radiation-induced cancer accounts for less than 1% of non-thyroid cancer incidence from stuff like Chernobyl
more people are dying of cancer because we live long enough to die of cancer, not because there is radioactive stuff everywhere
or maybe in far east the women have less choices of jobs that will provide for themselves so they choose the best paying ones, not the ones they are most interested in?
what? don't the tickets have to be registered and you get a printout with a unique ID?
knowing Disney and they history of litigation, that would end in some international tribunal (you say it's not applicable? oh, they will find a way, or they will make a way)
not that I wouldn't like to see them burn money... would be better only if lawyers didn't get paid in that
Can we get people that know what they are talking about and not just ones that want to be "hip"?
I don't see "Do the right thing and migrate them to the next version of Windows" as rational and well thought, sorry.
Even a shred of "if you depend on MS for this or this only, then you should see if maybe this whole Leenyux thing is up your alley" would be ok. Not this decree given from ivory tower.
"In one month? Not going to happen."
because you can totally migrate from 2003 to 2012R2 in a month. /s
The whole point of criticism is that if you have a huge task at hand, no matter how you cut it, so maybe you should take a look at all the options, objectively.
"Decades of being a Microsoft partner and a systems administrator that makes a living from Microsoft"
oh, right, so you have a complete and full picture of what the "dark side of the force" (Unix) has to offer currently /s
"For the record, my company is a Microsoft Partner - (...) we're pretty much participating in order to get the 10 people's worth of Microsoft Action Pack Subscription (MAPS) licenses."
ever thought that this is not the case for the vast majority of companies out there? And that they would have to re-purchase all the Server licences, all the CALs, and so on?
"Anyone who seriously counsels companies with less than a month left to try moving from Windows to *nix needs to be prevented from working in IT"
anyone who has painted themselves into such a corner should be prevented from working in IT, no matter the platform
Now, since your arm is stuck in raw sewage up to your shoulder (be it yours or somebody else doing), you will spend the next few months cleaning it up, no matter if you pick the Penguin or the Redmond.
You should evaluate your options, not blindly go same route you were going.
sorry, my mistake for looking for objectivity in a press article
The article does mention that they did throw away quarter of a million of lines...
Also, it's rather hard to implement new features in negative code, especially significant ones, like support for new class of GPU...
@h4rm0ny:actually not any more. Now the major number will change when Torvalds feels like it.
Let's just hope he won't aim to catch up to the Firefox/Chromium team
"These days, compilers can write assembler better than humans can."
Not if said assembler is supposed to be:
* strict constant time
* resistant to radio emissions and power use analysis
you think TLS is bad?
take a look at X.509
you'll need a tanker's worth of mind bleach for that
oh, right 6k LOC of code
hardly an achievement given that it implements just the absolute bare minimum (client certificates? ha!)
also guess what is used for actual cryptography (hint: it starts with O and ends with SSL)
Does it help with buffer overflows?
No? Then not interested.
What's the point of checking if the code is signed if the code is still coming from Adobe?
We need to "trust" all CAs in operation in TLS and we know this is bad, so now we're going to trust all big software makers. How exactly does that make the situation better?
you mean, like here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/245030 ?
actually, you can have rootless X for some time now, dunno how many distros default to that
Watch out for the pitchforks!
This is a heated debate, not a cold reasoned calculation!
<insert calls to patriarchy, discrimination, etc. here>
technically speaking it is news
it's certainly not newsworthy, I'll give you that
the world is changing, get over it
And the most common password isn't 1234 any more, its
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