* Posts by vgrig_us

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Oracle loses (again) in battle to get Google Java case retried (again)

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Re: A Comedy of Errors

@ Andrew Orlowski "judges who take IP seriously" - oh, ye, wouldn't you love that, Andrew: i can almost see you drooling. Unfortunately for you, you're talking about CAFC - same appeals court that has been spank by SCOTUS repeatedly on IP issues (with very harsh language in decisions).

So, you're IP minimalism will have to be fed for a while by whatever stupid IP laws EU passes.

if someone is interested in just how many time CAFC been overturned lately - go to techdirt and search for "CAFC".

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Arista-scat! Possible import ban looms after US ITC decision

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Well, it's not like i needed another reason not to buy cisco anyway.

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Space Data dudes say Google lifted Loon balloon tune

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Re: Patent for living in universe supporting Archimedes's principle

"Amazingly, this article has not been penned by O'rly"

That was my first reaction: i usually can tell O'rly articles just by headline, but got fooled this time.

Also no mention of Google pulling out of the deal because SDC had blabbed about it to the Wall Street Journal - according to some other articles on the net.

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Get ready for Google's proprietary Android. It's coming – analyst

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Wow-wow-wow - are you saying that if i make and Red Book compliant audio CD, but never claim it to be one, never call it that, or even "CD" or "Compact Disc" - i'll call it, say, COpD instead - that i still have to pay them? that sounds very wrong - i mean legally: any lawyers want to chime in?

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Re: Could be interesting....

"They do have another choice of course: Windows."

LOLZ

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vgrig_us

I don't need "The Red Book" if i'm not calling it "The Red Book CD" or "CD" at all, so - thanks for making my point for me...

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Complete fantasy, none of the arguments make sense, not even a little - the one with copyrighted APIs is downright stupid.

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Revealed: The revolving door between Google and the US govt – in pictures

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Re: former Google staff occupy key posts in areas essential to Google’s

@ toughluck

and downright lying about EFF? and comment about Wales is not beside the point - goes to credibility (or lack of) of the author...

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vgrig_us

Re: former Google staff occupy key posts in areas essential to Google’s

@toughluck - yeah, just wait for it: someone a Reg is asleep... here is the example of posts taken down...

"yep - my post got deleted to... strange - happens only to my comments to Orlowski stories. :-P"

"so, that's your excuse for removing my post? "particularly sticky legal story" - you mean the part where Orlowski implied Google and EFF support under-age prostitution?"

yep - those two were taken down... as was this one...

"Another day - another 2 Orlowski FUD articles : the other one is so bad it has comments turned off...

BTW - if you want to read something useful on freedom of panorama or moron Mississippi AG: read techdirt... or ars... Don't read Orlowski: he hasn't yet met a copyright he doesn't love...

Seriously - what does it take to get kicked out of theregister staff?"

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Re: Microsoft? Apple?

@paulc - "Why pick on Google?" - because this is Orlowski article. Want more balanced view? Look elsewhere.

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vgrig_us

Re: former Google staff occupy key posts in areas essential to Google’s

@Cuddles - i stopped trying to fight Orlowski's FUD, i suggest you stop wasting your time too...

Look, again: " Electronic Frontier Foundation ... as receiving Google cash"! It's been pointed out to him repeatedly that EFF got that cash as part of settlement in Google Buzz privacy class action suit.

His gems also include: "How can you tell Jimbo is lying? His lips are moving", that's Jimmy Wales, Wikimedia Foundation...

Doubt this comment will make it through - my last 5 comments to Orlowski story were taken down.

How's this guy still employed by Reg?

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Shares down?! But, but, but ... Apple just made $50bn – that's the way the Cookie grumbles

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Re: Interesting

@paulf

Ah, forgot about that - our photog was complaining about it.

To tell you the truth, i wasn't that surprised about all this - i remember 10+ years ago Apple buying, what was that audio app, Logic Pro (?), making it OSX only and loosing that market completely to Sennheiser (i think - it was long time ago).

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vgrig_us

Re: Interesting

Oh, it's much more than that, so much more...

1. Final Cut Pro / Final Cut X debacle - almost all install base lost to Adobe on Windows because of that.

2. No more Xserves - what's a company with proper racks to do?

2. Mac Pro trash cans - no more upgrades, no more Black Magic card, etc., etc. So once old towers were not supported by new versions of OSX - guess what happened?

But, there it's even more - every shop that depended on anything Apple (software, hardware) got screwed, so they're not gonna put themselves into that position again.

Sure, there is a gorgeous 30 inch iMac on CEOs and graphic designers' desks - but that's about it.

Live by the iPhone, die by the iPhone...

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Ten years in the clink, file-sharing monsters! (If UK govt gets its way)

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Re: Actually, no @ amanfromMars 1

"Personally speaking, I have never suffered censorship from AO but can imagine the rantings of many be fully deserving of it because of gratuitously offensive inappropriate content/comment."

And you're wrong - any comment that questioned his point of view, no matter how polite and to the point, was taken down. Even pointing out actual inaccuracies - like Orlowski keep claiming EFF is a Google because Google give it million bucks (payment was actually part of the settlement in court case AGAINST Google). Yeah, he's that bad...

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vgrig_us

Re: His (her) Master's Voice

Every comment i had taken down on Reg was to Orlowski's article.

In general, if you read comments to his articles, you can see how one sided they are and also how few votes they have - pretty much one or two votes each, despite articles covering hot topics...

It's really shameful and reflects badly on Reg.

Now for fun part - just in case Orlowski read this, let's make him foam at the mouth:

"Google!"

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Is tech monitoring software still worth talking about?

vgrig_us

Re: All that needed is...

There maybe no way to check SSL certificate with SNMP, but pretty much any monitoring software can to it - Nagios has a plugin. Templating is needed for devices (phisycal of virtual) - SSL certificate check is generic and device independent, no need to involve SNMP.

Log file problem is not actual SNMP - that's content not and event... Though again - nagios has plenty of plugins for that (yes, client install is probably required).

As for Windows, well - MS just had to do it their own way: no surprise here.

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All that needed is...

All that needed is - common templating system and automated template builds from mib files... Common interface for sharing between different monitoring systems won't hurt either.

Looks like a good project for Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative to take on, no?

PS and for all of you singing praises to proprietary solutions - no way in hell i'm paying per monitor: i'd rather learn xml and write templates for OSS monitoring myself.

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While we weren't looking, the WAN changed

vgrig_us

second that - networking is what's exciting: being both sys and netadmin for all of my career, i cannot imagine taking purely sysadmin position...

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Yeah, Trevor - all that you mentioned my firewall can do... Along with IDS, IPS, etc., etc. Why? Because we choose our firewalls well (no Cisco ASs-A). The revolution in WAN is actually next-gen firewalls - pick well and you don't have to rely on bunch of crew-ups otherwise known as "service providers".

Simple policy worked for us - get the minimal, most generic service ISP (inet with ethernet hand-off, p2p ethernet, etc.), then integrate it into your infrastructure properly.

And any time we got away from it - SP finger pointing every time there is a problem.

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Oracle waves fist, claims even new Android devices infringe its Java copyrights

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You know, whatever money (including future money) Oracle gets out of this...

...they'll pay tenfold back in salaries to pissed off coders. :-P

It's like working for spammers, or patent trolls, or copyright maximalists, or law enforcement and intelligence agencies: they'll have to be sh*&^(load more money in it for hackers to take the job. 30 pieces of silver...

FBI is already having problem filling IT positions.

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EFF's Privacy Badger will block snooping ads and invisible trackers

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Would you stop with...

@Alexander J Martin: Would you stop with "Google-backed" BS? You're just repeating a lie...

Here, reposting this for you:

"In 2011, the EFF received $1 million from Google as part of a settlement of a class action related to privacy issues involving Google Buzz" - is this the backing you're talking about? :-P

Another donation as a result of the settlement: "3taps and its founder, Greg Kidd, have agreed to pay craigslist $1 million, all of which must then be paid by craigslist to the EFF"

Doesn't matter - In 2012, the EFF received $250,000 from Mark Cuban and $250,000 from Markus Persson. The list of corporate members is on EFF website btw.

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I cannae dae it, cap'n! Why I had to quit the madness of frontline IT

vgrig_us

Re: I also agree, but...

@ Hollerith 1

"Do you not think that science and technology are just are riddled with politics as any other place?"

Sure they are - in universities and research centres - but that's why i don't work there...

University grant system is perfect to shady pseudo scientists and promotes the importance of "who can get funding?" instead of "who can do science?"

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vgrig_us

Re: I also agree, but...

Completely disagree - i paid attention in science class, graduated with science degree, choose the technical field of work all so I CAN AVOID PLAYING THOSE games!

Might have as well gotten liberal arts degree if i have to bullshit for living!

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Benchmark bandit: Numascale unveils 10TB/sec monster

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NUMA

"Numascale's non-universal memory architecture"

And i thought NUMA stands for "Non-uniform memory access" - silly me...

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Backpage child sex trafficking lawsuit nixed thanks to 'internet freedoms'

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Re: Love that last paragraph

"Apparently some folks do not understand that ALL speech is not free"

1. and you don't seem to understand that this is not even about free speech.

2. "editorial discretion" is not a legal concept - you cannot legally punish a publisher for not exercising it.

3. almost ALL speech is free speech - including hate speech. fascism, racial hate - it's all covered.

4. you seem to confuse law and morals as well.

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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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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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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

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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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