145 posts • joined Friday 10th February 2012 19:48 GMT
...is the patent trolls were getting too much on fighting their current stupid endevours so wanted to create a "new market".
To me its an obvious flaw...
Lets forget for the moment I rarely boot into windows for work.
1) As a sysadmin, i don't give a shit about its look, it has not tools to incentivies me to switch.
2) As a consumer, I have a tablet for any consumption, and get nothing really "OMG!" from switching my home box (which might go away depending on how steam on linux does).
3) As a upgrade path, I am still getting people off XP on to 7, I don't really need to start the next path to Windows 8 just because Microsoft tripped on their own ignorance and missed the UI craze.
4) As support path, its easier to maintain a single OS version with multiple applications, than multiple OS versions with multiple applications.
5) The features that would have made think about moving for upgrades (IE UNIX support) are locked in shitty licensing models. Honestly, I dispise Windows Licensing (Which is where I direct most of my MS hate), I actually don't mind the OS.
Re: Google arnt stealing my data...
Don't kid yourself. Google is an ad giant who only creates "free" products to sell you more ad's. These platforms offer you the consumer a means to want to keep using it. There is no other way their business model would work out.
Yes, we feel we're gaining something by having these services, but in reality you're just locking yourself into Google's tech. It certianly is bloody convienent and on top of that they do provide good user expereinces, but on the whole they are in a way becoming worse than Microsoft.
Microsoft's definatly not the good guy here, they just were late to game and are struggling to catch up, but I would be cautious of any unwavering support of any company thats goal is to keep you tied to there services only.
All in all, I don't mind the attempt, certianly it's a pot and kettle situation, but I chuckled at the mug. I think the Scrooggle tag line is horribly stupid and I wouldn't go out of my way to buy any of it, but if it was a gift I wouldn't bastardize it (well unless I can channel my inner BOFH).
It's good to see that some people behind the scenes at Fox do the same shit in their test environment at least I hope thats the case...
Re: "calling into question how effectively Redmond has partitioned its service"
I guess that may be partially right, but I think most defaults split [/root, /home. and /swap] least I am fairly ceratin RHEL and Fedora do (even if its on the same disk). It's also probably not fair to consider Desktop Envrionments in place of Server Environments anyway.
I suppose many environment use defaults, but it seems many Linux Admins, even fresh ones deal with partitioning of system at some level because of the culture, most fresh Windows Admins tend to click next unless otherwise directed. I guess I tend to be more methodical with my linux systems than I do my Windows boxes, but I don't have many crtical systems running on Windows.
Jokes aside about single partitions, I think we look forward to this being a "Maintenance Update which affect all systems, was improperly corrdinated." or some other BS.
I thinkwe need...
White phosphous testing...because you never know!
I bet ...
...posts on the reg will change his mind about it. SPREAD TO THE WEB MY FELLOW REG READERS. WE WILL RIGHT THE WRONGS OF THOSE WHO LOOK DOWN ON US FROM ISOLATED BEACH FRONT PROPERTY...
(In all serious though... Major dick.)
Seems like poor security...
I don't quite understand how they can equate using the lest amount of effort for achieveing the same goal as being crap. I don't doubt many tools have made "hacking" less skill based but really I don't know why you'd go through the effort to drop zero days when you can simply type admin:irsmart (yes, taken from expereince) at the login window.
I guess its kind of obvious that with more groups hacking only a select few are going to be real threats to major corporations and governments, but if they are crap hackers by proxy there are a lot of crap security boffins which couldn't "secure" the network against what they are essentially calling script kiddies.
And if they are crap hackers how and the hell do they have zero days? If they are capabile of producing zero days I'd say there is atleast some talent on board. Maybe I'm overthinking this...
...thinking back, iphone users were defending the lack of features on its earlier releases. I guess Apple can't win them all, I mean they just tried to give them what they wanted.
I didn't play the game..I did however get caught up in it watching it being palyed on Twitch.tv.
I agree with everything you said.
It definately a game where I enjoy watching as much I would have been playing it, but I even watching I found myself telepathically trying to tell the caster to stop looking for Blue Dots.
Plus I love Ellen Page as an Actress.
I'd be content...
...if they would just migrate enterprise features such as NFS client support to the Pro version (Hell, do away with Enterprise and Ultimate -- they only exist as POS licensing schemes). I don't give a shit about the UI. I can navigate around it plus I don't use Windows unless its application specific but I have a mixed windows and Linux server environment and if MS would simply stop impedeing basic compatiability I'd be more content migrating to Win 8.
Re: rc4 vulnerable?
BEAST attacks are targeted at TLS 1.0 and the older SSLversions and back in 2006-ish RC4 was the recommneded method for short term mititgation (though it still has its problems). TLS 1.1 and 1.2 are considered not vulnerabile as they have CBC protections . OpenSSL has settings which could screw you up if you're using it. Most major browsers support TLS 1.1 and 1.2 but moblie browsers don't really yet and most major borwsers don't default to the more secure TLS 1.1/1.2..
I know what you mean about PCI (and its frusturating) you can move on to using TLS 1.1 or if you can 1.2, but most people are still supporting TLS 1.0 for compatiiabilty with borwsers and mobile. I would say you'd enable the better security for clients that will use it, than prioritize mitigating BEAST attacks over RC4 attacks.
What were they thinking?
It's our self appointed job to tell other countries citizens about their "responsibilties" as members of the United States ... err global citizens.
This persepective is from Fedora and Ubuntu which are the two I am used to. I can see where both these projects are trying to head and to be frank the GUI for either is not really all that terrible. When you conisder the design goals (especially of Ubuntu) these interface might be great at the phone/desktop/tablet union. We just don't know yet, as Ubuntu hasn't really released anything concerete, and I don't think Fedora has really considered it.
I think think the next few itterations of gnome 3 and unity will make interactions with these UIs largerly mute. When I shifted from Fedora 17 to 18 I started actually feeling comfortable about it. As for bling, It seems largely that the biggest quips come from sysadmins, developers, and OSS fanatics. I understand this, since as a sysadmin running RHEL 90% of my servers have no GUI, but if we really want Linux to replace Windows and Apple as a persons choice, they need to have an evnironment in which it looks fuck sweet and you can show off. It's how most people seem to be with tech.
Its like F2P games...
Developer: "We're short staffed and don't have time for testing."
Marketing: "Just send them an update, and we'll keep the product in BETA."
Developer: "We've been in BETA for years! When will we release this?"
Marketing: "Do they still need updates?"
You're all taking this way to serious...
See title. It was also amusing.
The saddest part to this article is the responses trying to claim equality in the work place. I love IT, but we have seriously got some social problems with women in the work place which borders on misogyny. If dresses and heels are your trigger for judging a womens talent in IT than you're an idiot.
I am more surpirsed...
That people associcated this with something akin to opensource. This device was such an obvious attempt by Google get its hands on the TV market. My guess is, in there mind, they realized going forward people will still want to consume media on a TV, but the delivery of that content needed to change. I think they wanted to get theses device in all the home and by-pass TV content providers eventually lessing thier hold on a tightly locked market.
I wouldn't doubt many younger and/or tech savy people, like myself, don't have cable and get most of anything they watch thought streaming. I think Google was trying to remove the requirement of having a computer hooked up to dislay that content, but in order to play nice with those content providers that are on board with them, having local stream to your TV was "bad for business".
I guess I see this device more like DVD player, it does this one thing, and if you want a local media streaming you need to buy a different device. I do agree though that wider adoption would be had if Google would play better with the Dev's.
When someone names thier devices...
I can only think of the white guy caliming hes not racist becaue he has an ambigous black freind.
If you guys had a different party in the lead that the results would be different...but I am sure governmnet surveys are completely independant.
Don't be dense...ITS GOOGLE. One of the reason I subbed to spotify was because I could play them for free with ADs and explore thier music library than decided to purchase it. Its one of the most annoying things in this shift to Streamed music, which is having to find a site which has the music you want only to find they can't play it becuase some dickhead executives want excusivitiy.
I would prefer that Artists decouple themsleves from Record Labels and be able to work out better deals for themseleves, but that seems doubtless. It looks more likely that the Record Companies will force there ignorance into the tech powering all this. With this being the case, if I can't try it out, I am going to ignroe it.
I don't agree with this ...
...but based on all the American bashing, I feel obliged to post:
"Go America, Fuck Yeah!"
Re: Not sure if this is OT, not sure it ever matters...
Well if you only look at the servers delivering services for the business, and not also possiblydelivering services for say, thier customers, than yeah the number sounds out of wack. I am going to assume most of those are virtual, and they are more compute for SaaS or something.
60% (Linux):40% (Windows) seems reasonable. It completely depends in your BOFH's and organizational needs, but we (Much smaller) operate probably higher on the Linux side as most of the basic services (DNS DHCP, Etc) are done through linux vs Windows boxes.
@ Second Hand Sales
If its a ban on importing, than probably no.
If its a ban on sales, possibily if its through those "buy your used phones" sites.
If you're selling your old kit to your buddy, no.
Also, I am not a laywer, and using the collective internet knowledge to form a biased, unfounded opinion. Cheers!
Maybe its a little trite...
...but as a Dell shop if Icahn gets his way, I kind of want move away from Dell.
Re: Re Anonymous Coward While I don't by any means endorse the rape stuff...
They're not trying to "Win Everything"! Thier trying to gain equality. It's a battle that won't be one by females alone, of that I'm certain, enough males need to stand up and point out there is a major imbalance in this equality.
It's pretty ignorant to claim this is a male vs female battle for Supremacy. There is a major difference in status no matter how much to want to place double standards in the mix.
Re: SysUNadmin day
Oh...You're one of those users....Enitilement...hmmm...*musing begins
Re: it's a step in the right direction
We use RHEV. I took the chance on it (Partly due to budget) and shifted to RHEV 3.2. The interface is a little more simplistic than VMware or Hyper-V but I really am happy about the purchase. We run mostly RHEL 6 for servers, but we have some Windows running on it also and haven't had any problems.
Did I read this right?
Cops will build a database of child porn images, which can be referenced and used to "close the net on paedophiles".
Really? You're solution for combating Paedophiles is to take all the work out of looking for images by centrally placing them in a database? Oh, right...It's not exploitation when the government is invloved.
Perhaps, the key to giving Linux its push to the major adoption is finding a new way to make a buck of the development of applications?
Support models work good for the Server End. They would work great for the Desktop end also (Thinking RHEL on desktop), but I think application are missing the beat.
If I look at an application like Dia (which I use constantly), it has the functionality I need but its kinda of old to look at., While it achieves the goals, I'd like a little flash to my application and this seems to be only happening in the web sphere.
I don't know why you're surprised. It seems fairly easy to grasp for techies the capabilities of our current technology, but for many people, they are so clueless its quite amazing. Even you're most prudent blogger sniffing a latte, tapping away on his Jesus Mobe is completely clueless. (Couldn't resist)
To them meta data mean "everything on your screen, and all the pink hidden behind it."
This reminds me...
I did a networking diagram for basic setup of our software in common facilities. It gave a general IP scheme and connections. The Marketing idiots wanted to SIMPLIFY it and it makes no sense. How can you just draw a few boxes with a cloud around it and call it good?
ITS NOT FOR FUCKING MARKETING MORONS, ITS FOR THE TECH IN THE FIELD.
So a company who's losing market share has partnered with a company who's losing market share, by putting a store within larger store.
I think my company makes some stupid decisions, but man, a day in the life of these guys must be like working in different reality.
Re: MS Humiliation
Not to try and give Eadon room to fire away, but honestly I'm with him on the whole office to Linux port. If they had one, I'd have no reason to install Windows. Most of my users (few who even struggle between XP to Win7) would actually find it simpler to have an Ubuntu or or Fedora where you basically mimicking a Mobile screen.
Not the best screen for IT Administration (Not un-usable either), but for people can't fathom more than one way of doing things, it would be simple.
Re: Now if we could only do this to...
Why because they paid for a name before someone else?
Re: Bye bye Spotify (I mean Spotiface)
You'll be awhile I think...and you're mad because they have integration with FB? It's no different between Apple with iTunes or Google's Plus.
"Did you actually spend days trying to figure it out, or days deliberately not understanding so you could complain about it while I was getting work done on mine?"
This is the same reason the people bitch about Linux. No one want to relearn something they've been doing for years. Kind of Ironic isn't it?
I would venture to guess most Sysadmins/tech enthusiasts don't have problems, I don't envy people that have to support users though.
Why do you assume that the US does want him? To try him and send him to jail here? Why would we want the cost of trial, imprisonment, etc. We wouldn't be getting any information out of him that we don't already have on Manning, and it's not like the Government can hold him in Military prison like Manning.
He'd likely need to be tried in public court, with backing from the ACLU and other various group which would likely be costly, and with the dissent now from "big government" and "attacks on media" it would be a a hell of a shit show to push war crimes on something as mundane as those cables.
With him hold up in the Embassy, and the UK wasting there time on him, and the Swiss looking to ding him, quite frankly we have no vested interest in dealing with him anymore, imo.
Maybe its the writing...
...but this sure reads like everyone at Microsoft thinks that the "Cloud" is a magical place where stuff just happens.
Few things to note...
1) Top Artists need to notice that there are a lot of great "not signed artists" available to people. If I don't want to listen to Lady Gaga, with Spotify, I don't have too and those we are told are the best or were only available for us through music industry screening process are now competing with people just as dedicated and talented as them.
2) Digital media is cheap to produce and make available than physical media, you no longer get the benefits of limited store shelves to artificially inflate record sales. "Top Artists" get the benefit of priority play on the radio, but with streaming radio (and paid service) I don't have to listen to people I don't want to (and I am pretty damn open on the range of music I like).
3) I enjoy the low monthly payments for access to nearly all the music I want and listen too. It won't drive to go out an buy the CD, but I feel no need to go pirate it either.
I hope we don't see a divided music base requiring subs for certain develops just so we can get our full range of music (although it feels that way sometimes), but I certainly enjoy the streaming so far.
Maybe I'm wrong...
but I am pretty sure Muslim is a culture and Islam is religion and are not technically interchangeable.
"Shouldn't they look for "software engineers who 'think different', autistic or not"?"
If they did that than it wouldn't be news the PR depart could point to for how "diverse" their company is.
Re: So. Linux then.
Umm..Companies needing to train people would mean they are spending money in (you guest it) the economy.
Re: What a terrible name
I am kinda of expecting a lawsuit, than a marking PR stunt saying that One was just a Development Name and that TXFKAO will be call modern xbox.
The EU is a collection of countries. California is a state of a single country. There is a difference.
If you could take it as a whole, than by your statement Apple could be in any EU nation and receive the same rate of tax.
Re: IRS Would Like to Tax the World
Fiduciary Duty has nothing to do with limiting tax. Apple's duty is acting in the interests of investors of with the money gained by investors. Tax evasion (legal or otherwise) is simply the company bean counters trying to reduce what the company needs to pay out.
Part of the by product of avoiding taxes, may well be more profit for investors, but being profitable and providing ROI's still meets ones fiduciary duty.
If Apple's is deemed to be avoiding taxes and the government fines them or requires them to pay additional taxes would you than say Apple acted fiduciary with investor money?
Re: The PirateBay
Actually getting more people to use tor can increase the amount of Nodes available and by affect, make it better for the people "who really need the service."