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New Reg mobile site - feedback here!

vgrig_us

Re: http://m.theregister.co.uk point release live on April 17

One more thing - date and time for stories.

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vgrig_us

Re: http://m.theregister.co.uk point release live on April 17

If visited links are done properly and and you add "switch to desktop version" link at the top of mobile site, that would bring functionality on par with old mobile site - you can start from there with additional improvements.

One more thing - back button should bring back the previous page even if internet access is lost for a moment - it seems like i'm pulling the page reload with new mobile site when i press "back". That means i'll get "no internet connection" error instead of cached listing of stories.

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vgrig_us

Re: mobile vs desktop

What? You "don't see why we would need to accommodate this in our thinking"?

You have to - both sites should be usable on both mobile and desktop devices.

Or, if you don't want to do all the work, you can subscirbe to very popular opinion that separate mobile sites are stupid - see the link below.

http://www.artlebedev.com/mandership/177/

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vgrig_us

Re: http://m.theregister.co.uk point release live on April 17

Still same problem (more like idiotic design) - when are you gonna fire the mororn responsible for:

- visited link don't change color - can't find last port i read easily;

And i can't even begin to understand why you want to "switch to auto-detect for phones" - you audience is people who (mostly) know to TCP in TCP/IP stands for - we're perfectly capable of adding "m" to url.

And if you scew up with mobile site design (which looks like your well on your waying doing) switch auto-detect on will mean i personally won't be reading Reg anymore - cause i ain't playing with god damn agent strings on mobile browaser!

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vgrig_us

Re: New Reg mobile site sucks.

These are not bugs - at least visited links one - that was a choice someone made, since it's not a default behevior. As far as i know you still have to specify a:link and a:visited colors - otherwise it's whatever browser considers default.

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vgrig_us

New Reg mobile site sucks.

Thank you Register for making m.theregister.co.uk completely unusable!

What were you thinking!

1. visited link don't change color - can't find last port i read easily;

2. going back in the browser doen't takes you to the same place in the page you you ;eft it from;

3. links are broken.

All for what? So you can annoy me with few more ads?

I've been Reg reader for over 10 years and one of the reasons why - you treated your readers right.

Now - fire the marketing and design morons who f*(&^ked up the mobile site and maybe you won't lose your core readers.

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New Reg mobile site.

vgrig_us

New Reg mobile site.

Thank you Register for making m.theregister.co.uk completely unusable!

What were you thinking!

1. visited link don't change color - can't find last port i read easily;

2. going back in the browser doen't takes you to the same place in the page you you ;eft it from;

3. links are broken.

All for what? So you can annoy me with few more ads?

I've been Reg reader for over 10 years and one of the reasons why - you treated your readers right.

Now - fire the marketing and design morons who f*(&^ked up the mobile site and maybe you won't lose your core readers.

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Dear Linus, STOP SHOUTING and play nice - says Linux kernel dev

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Let me see if i got it right...

Let me see if i got it right - someone committed marked for stable code to one of the most important kernel subsystems without test-compiling it?! And people responsible got yelled at? And some of them didn't like it? In the project with boss having no other mean (reprimand, cut the bonus, fire, etc.) way of punishing but publicly humiliate them in front of their peers? F*ck, yeah he should do it! Linux is everywhere! Your buggy code may hold someones life hostage - compare to that your feelings mean f*ck-all to me.

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Torygraph and Currant Bun stand by to repel freeloaders

vgrig_us

Re: iPad app

@Don Jefe

As pointed out by pretty much anyone who had to deal with "work only with IE" b.s. and knows about user-agent - it's NOT up to you to decide who's looking at your public website.

Hold a private viewing in your basement if you want control.

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RIAA: Google failing on anti-piracy push

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Is everyone connected to music industry retarded?

Is everyone connected to music industry retarded?

Honestly - this whole world seems to be void of even average intelligence.

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Microsoft, EMC, NetApp support Oracle against Google

vgrig_us

Ok - don't care about others, but...

Ok - don't care about others, but NetApp is dead to me - no more FAS boxes...

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'SHUT THE F**K UP!' The moment Linus Torvalds ruined a dev's year

vgrig_us

Re: #1 Rule of Management

F*ck the "Rules of Management" - i'm tired of being told to babysit idiots and do their jobs for them.

Nothing good ever was created "Rules of Management" - pretty much worth existing was created despite of them.

"Rules of Management" exist so mediocrity can be at least somewhat productive.

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vgrig_us

Re: Err...

"programmers who are more skilled"

As a linux user i personally don't care how skilled the programmer is if he's - oh - sensitive. I need a rock solid OS (which i get) - not a politically correct POS. Linus is absolutely right - if you let a bug into kernel on principle, not just mistake - public humiliation is the very least you deserve.

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Oracle Linux honcho 'personally hurt' by Red Hat clone claims

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What a spectacular collection of douchebags Oracle is.

What a spectacular collection of douchebags Oracle is.

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Why Java would still stink even if it weren't security swiss cheese

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I blame SUN

Most of the JAVA problems are JVM related - SUN did a piss-poor job with backwards compatibility and maintaining stable API.

And if you don't think so, here is an example - how can minor version upgrade (1.6.0.28 to .29) break and application? What was so f&%^$g important that had to change?

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Experts argue over whether shallow DNS gene pool hurts web infrastructure

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Overstating the risks to drum up biz?

"Secure64 DNS products are security-hardened commercial DNS appliances" - yep, talking up their own book.

All this "bind is insecure" is BS. Useless company with useless product - "The SourceT Micro OS executes on standard Itanium server hardware, and provides the foundation for Secure64 software applications." Itanium? Really? Not even ported to anything else? What are they gonna do when Intel kills it?

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Greens wage war on clean low-carbon renewable energy

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"environmentalism, has relied so heavily on apocalypse"

"environmentalism, has relied so heavily on apocalypse"

i always thought that environmentalists and religious doomsdayers are same.

just one example: very prominent environmentalist in one small country i know, 10-15 years before he became the voice for "green" weighted the soul of the rabbit : put it on the scales alive, killed it, put it on the scales again. Got a difference of few grams.

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Why women won't apply for IT jobs

vgrig_us

Re: Sexism in the industry?

I agree - i've seen far less hostility (really - almost none) towards women in IT than say in gamers community.

One thing that's really pisses me of about SOME women in IT - thinking they have more to prove than men (for all women out there!) - that's a BS, just show me you can think and learn and handle the pressure. If you can do that - you'll earn my respects.

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vgrig_us

What a bunch of BS

"Women won't apply for IT jobs unless they are certain they meet every single criterion for the gig,"

Maybe in Australia. I wish some of the women in IT would at least make sure they meet 50% of requirements - i wouldn't have such terrible female VP of IT at my previous place of work.

“Industry wants women,” - that's a problem: "industry" should want qualified people no matter gender. I was lucky enough to have a very good female manager at one time, i also had a number of very smart and capable female colleagues - just wish their gender wasn't a factor when they were hired (it was, sadly).

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LinkedIn shows webtastic social media firms how it's done

vgrig_us

Re: I still don't understand

Probably same people who valued VA Linux at $9.5 billion, or more than half that of Apple Computer at the time (December 1999).

Now - Linux itself is alive and well as we know. So will be some social media sites in the future. As for VA Linux? It's Geeknet, Inc. now (thinkgeek website anyone?) with total assets of 74.2 million and total equity 62.6 million (all USD). So, $9.5 billion down the drain. Awesome job, investors!

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vgrig_us

LinkedIn shows webtastic social media firms how it's done

Not for long - people (like technical recruiters) who pay for premium accounts will slowly (cause that's just tha type of people who would buy a premium account on linked in - sloooow) that it's a waste of money. It's not really linkedin's fault - it's just if you're annoying salesman with no value in what you sell (like non-existing job postings - looking at you again, technical recruiters!) it doesn't matter where you approach potential targets.

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If Hotmail was a person it could have kids now. But it would be a crime

vgrig_us

I actually use hotmail more than any other email i have

Reason - it has a "fat" client. Hate webmails. Now - gmail does have IMAP, but by the time they came up with internalization, un-threaded folder view, etc. - i lost interest. Plus - they don't preserver plain text formatting well - Linux kernel developers won't accept patches from gmail accounts.

Also - hotmail still shows X-originating IP address header, gmail fakes it. So if someone in Nigeria claims to be from, say, Boston - i'll know right away in hotmail, but not gmail.

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Gabe Newell: Windows 8 is a 'catastrophe' for PC biz

vgrig_us

Re: I see what you did there!

Yes, i'm one of them. And i can run windows or linux and i don't care (aside from netflix which i can watch on smart TV).

Thing is - gamers so far been largest group of PC users that HAVE to run windows. If most games start supporting linux, windows may loose at least some of those users.

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Sysadmins! There's no shame in using a mouse to delete files

vgrig_us

"real men use the command line"?

I don't know about "real men", but real sysadmin use whatever gets job done with enough time spared to read Reg.

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CentOS penguins maul Oracle's Linux migration pitch

vgrig_us

"Six years on, Oracle has 7,000 Oracle Linux customers."

Holly-molly! They'd have more buyers for Brooklyn Bridge!

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Google sued over mobile Chrome by patent firm

vgrig_us

Another BS patent with tons of prior art.

Ahhh!!! You can't imagine the kind of sh&^%&^t you find in patanets:

"A method of navigating the Internet, comprising: displaying on-line content accessed via the Internet, the on-line content reformatted from a webpage in a hypertext markup language (HTML) format into an extensible markup language (XML) format to generate a sister site, the sister site including a portion or a whole of content of the web page reformatted to be displayed and navigable through a simplified navigation interface"

From unix man page at wikipedia:

"The default format of the man pages is troff, with either the macro package man (appearance oriented) or on some systems mdoc (semantic oriented). This makes it possible to typeset a man page to PostScript, PDF and various other formats for viewing or printing."

So any viewer that read one type of markup language and presents result in another type with additional links (or not) is a prior art.

Lynx does it? Linux info viewer? I think so...

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'Amazon plans iPhone-killing Android mobe' – report

vgrig_us

Nah - Reg will come up with nickname though. iPhone - "Jesus Phone", Amazon Phone - "Rain Forest Phone"?

Let's hold a contest.

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vgrig_us

LOL - indeed, but just imagine Apple or Oracle or Microsoft holding that patent

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vgrig_us

Because B&N didn't fight beyond preliminary injunction...

The terms of the settlement were not disclosed - so we'll never know how much B&N got "cleaned".

Amazon is not a cuddly kitten, i agree. But in a very grey world we're living in - they're closer to off-white in my opinion.

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vgrig_us

Re: Looking for a bunch of wireless patents?

"develop something different enough from the iPhone"

Huh? iPhone is very generic, very common in it's looks - really: Candybar phone with different aspect ratio a screen size.

At leas original iPhone was something new, unseen before.

And as far as OS - Android is already different from iOS, Win8 is different from iOS - yet Apple keeps suing. That's why Amazon needs patents.

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vgrig_us

"1-click patent litigation, anyone?"

On yeah - that was a bad one. How ever - seems like Amazon got the message (screams really all over Internet) and behaved since.

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Apple 'fesses up: We broke App Store downloads

vgrig_us

Re: Excellent. Let us hope that it is the start of a trend as far as how................

Second that. But "small number of users" spin is disappointing. Then again - not bad by Apple PR statement standards .

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Google denies Redmond report of a spamming Android botnet

vgrig_us

Re: Gee

"Do you think a researcher @Ms doesn't know how to read& verify headers?"

Well - i won't be surprised. Office 365 (that Forefront is part of) support didn't know you can have 2 MX servers with same priority for domain ("It creates a bottleneck!").

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'Apple is corrupting App Store downloads', warn angry devs

vgrig_us

Re: At least the pay their developers on time

Amen!

That's how fanboys are... Of any company. I think it's the inability to hold two opposite thoughts in their heads at the same time (Apple - nice design, good; overpriced - bad. Google - Android Alternative to iOS, good, privacy policies and lack of phone support, bad, etc., etc.)

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ITC denies Apple an emergency ban on ALL HTC PHONES

vgrig_us

Re: Sounds familiar...

"You do the maths."

I always do - i have masters in math. What about you? What kind of bullshit, liberal arts major would screw you up this badly?

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vgrig_us

Re: Sounds familiar...

Oh, god! Really? Quotes bother you even that sarcasm is obvious, you moron!

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vgrig_us

Re: "Software petents" - WTF ?

Wow! Apple fanboys are truly the worst...

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Gouged by cloud - but it's so convenient

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both wrong

"A recent North Bridge Venture Partners survey suggests that scalability is the top reason, with business agility not far behind. Meanwhile, a KPMG survey of government IT buyers indicates that cost is the biggest reason government agencies are embracing the cloud."

Both wrong - managers think and/or trying to convince others (C-execs mostly) that it's cheaper, more scalable and more agile. They'll even produce some figures (before and after deployment) to support the claim...

All wrong - as anyone in internal IT dept. will tell you: agile? ask me how long it'll take to fix a simple problem (office 365 anyone? there login id change takes anywhere from 2 to 72 hours to take effect)?; cheaper? what about internal staff spending a lot more time dealing with problems (holding for cloud vendor support, explaining support techs things they should already know)?; scalable? not even that (not with many cloud providers anyway).

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Sysadmins: Your best tale of woe wins a PRIZE

vgrig_us

Re: General hospital

Well, i hope someone had this story on hand when my boss insisted on a drip pan under the pipe joint running over our ERP rack in just built server room. Everyone looked at him like he's crazy.

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vgrig_us

Ok - now one from my experience...

I used to work for s mall company in downtown New York.

Owner of that company had a friend (frenemy?) on the same floor (owner of accounting firm). After I (and another very good SysAdmin) left the left the firm, said owner got some $90/h Ms Cert Partner consulting to take care of the network and systems.

The internet setup we left behind was public IP network (remember - it's 2000) on a cisco router with partial T3.

So, owner decides to get back some T3 cost and sell internet connectivity to accountant for $50/month. Consulting firm handles the detail. For a while everything is great! Things work. But all of the sudden random PCs in both offices can't access network (LAN or WAN). I just happened to stop by - they beg me to look at it. So, here is the multiple FAIL:

- consulting firm just ran the cable from available Cisco interface to accountant's office: no NAT, no routing, basically just combined two layer 2 networks (a major no-no, but seemed to work for a while)

- accountant decides at some point it'll be good to sublet a room to an attorney.

- said attorney's "tech savvy" partner sets up a network with server (but it's own private IP subnet) on the same switch as accountant's network.

- things would still work and noone would know how f%$#d up the setup is if said "tech savvy" partner didn't setup DHCP server.

So, 2 DHCP servers on the same LAN (same vlan). PCs were just getting private IPs from attorney's server.

I told them thir options:

1. Cut the freaking L2 uplink.

2. Pay me same ($90/h that idiot from consulting firm charged) to setup NAT and such.

They opted for cut uplink, cheap bastards. :-P

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vgrig_us

Ok - not one of mine, but...

...from trusted source.

Unix dev server with Sybase DB running. Suddenly Sybase won't start - developers start asking around.

Here is what happened:

- whole bunch of technical (supposedly) users were using this server.

- these technical (supposedly) users discovered that if you save files to /tmp, permission don't, you know, "get in the way".

- same technical (supposedly) users discover later that their files are gone after reboot.

- sysadmin (with Unix knowledge supposedly) got tired of complains and decided to do something about it.

Many of you guessed what he did, right? I can hear "Oh, nos!" and banging heads on keyboards.

YES - HE CHANGED PERMISSIONS ON /TMP, restricting writes to it! And Sybase servers won't start.

So, sometimes, oh, who i'am kidding - most of the times - BOFH is a moron BOFH. Major motivation for me - not to be one.

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Apple wins US ban on Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1

vgrig_us

"The question should be: do all cars look like Aston Martins?"

Well, yes - a person who never seen a car would never been able to tell a difference between them.

Some are even more similar looking - a lot of Lexus and Hyundai models look like Mercs, Chrysler 300 looks a lot like Bentley, etc., etc.

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Apple's iPhone 5 connector said to be a control freak

vgrig_us

So...

"Fury at Apple's 'rip-off' plan", "Every iPhone accessory you own is now obsolete."

So when you bought a device and accessories with old, proprietary 30-pin connector that made all your previous accessories (Fire-Wire was it?) obsolete - you didn't think anything was wrong, huh?

Sorry - no sympathy for Apple users in this case. I'm not even sure i'm mad at Apple - they're just milking their customer loyalty. It's the customers who keep buying Apple products...

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Are you a hot BABE in heels and a short skirt? SCIENCE is for YOU

vgrig_us

Awesome!

Now if only they figure out how to represent 0s and 1s as a "girl thing" (maybe with "Bulgarian airbags" and tampons) - the insult would be complete...

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Firefox 'new tab' feature exposes users' secured info: Fix promised

vgrig_us

That's why...

..first thing i did is disable new tab (switched it to blank in about:config) - it's a useless feature anyway: if it was user initiated thumbnail view that would be ok, but why do i have to wait for that somewhat heavy thumbnail page to load (running a s^%tload javascipt, no doubt) if all i want to do i paste the url or type it in?

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Foxconn daddy: 'Don't buy Galaxy S III, wait for iPhone 5'

vgrig_us

Re: "the insufferable atmosphere in any Apple shop"

"At least "geniuses" know how to open machines and actually fix stuff."

That's called "technician", not "genius": laying the foundation for modern algebra before dying in a duel at the age of 20 - that's a genius...

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vgrig_us

"worse camera quality than now 8 months's old 4S [GSM Arena], old Pentile display technology, a bad copy of Siri easily beaten by the 8 month's old original"

None of which i use. Oh - and i'll put a CyanogenMod on it if no update for a year - just like i did with my Droid Eris. Speaking of update - here is and iOS version history for you: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IOS_version_history

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vgrig_us

Re: "the insufferable atmosphere in any Apple shop"

Amen! I always felt kinda stupid taking someone called "genius" to school on something very simple (had a former "genius" working help desk for us once.)

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vgrig_us

Re: What a douchebag...

Wouldn't know - never been to Apple shop... :-)

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vgrig_us

What a douchebag...

Like i needed another reason not to buy Apple gear...

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