Given how obvious this problem is, Im kinda amazed at how little testing they must have actually done before they released it.
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>> "A website is speech... no provider has an affirmative obligation to monitor and make determinations about the theoretically harmful nature of speech a site may contain," said Cloudflare's CEO Matthew Prince
if Anonymous just planted some rips of commercial CDs and DVDs on all the ISIS sites then tipped off the RIAA/MPAA, I'd give it a day at most before Cloudflare suddenly did a complete U-turn.
>> "zooming scarily through neighborhood streets"
35mph is now zooming scarily? Fucking tree hugging muppets.
What IS scary and furthermore downright dangerous is some idiot impeding traffic by unnecessarily doing at least 10mph slower than the speed limit everyone else.
Speed itself is not dangerous, its relative speed that is dangerous.
That would be my bet.
Step 1: Skynet attempts to purge all humans from the planet by hacking diesel cars to fill the atmosphere with the highly carcinogenic compounds found only in diesel, not gasoline fumes. Part of the hack is to stop the vehicles themselves reporting the emissions to the pesky humans. Skynet specifically targets German brands because many humans have already been brainwashed into incorrectly thinking that German engineering is somehow superior so are less likely to question/check emissions from German cars.
Step 2: Skynet didn't anticipate that humans were smart enough to find the fiendish viral code it planted in many German vehicles ECMs.
Step 3: Skynet gives up being subtle and starts to take more direct approach to the human infestation problem by directly accessing powerful robots to kill humans one by one...
80 is far too small. I normally stop around 120 and it looks fine
Re: Goto has some niches.
Code with gotos in it is far more brittle and will lead to far more unexpected side effects from making changes.
Yes they do ...and in spite of that, Windows is still undeniably more insecure than Linux and much more of a shit product generally too.
Re: He's blunt. He's aggressive. He's offensive.
>> It's small wonder that GNU/Linux is going the way of the Blackberry!
Wow how uniformed can you be? You need to go get a clue.
Guess what OS over 99% of the worlds 500 top supercomputers run? Guess what OS is the parent of what most of the world's smartphones run? Guess what OS Google and most of the other servers on the internet run? Guess what OS your own home networking gear is probably running?
Re: He's blunt. He's aggressive. He's offensive.
You "politically correct at all cost" types make me wanna puke. How is this incivil? he's insulting the code no the author. The code IS crap and he's pointed that out with the force it requires to nip it in the bud and stop some moron copying that approach again later.
I sincerely love this move. Microsoft truly deserve recognition for being so amazing in their ability to continually find new ways to do something even more excessively moronic than everything that has gone before.
Please Keep it up Microsoft, your continued blatant abuse of your own customers is doing FAR more for popularizing Linux on the desktop than anything the open source community could have ever achieved on its own.
I have no idea why telcos allow the user to override the caller ID. The Gov/FCC should make that illegal.
Re: The problem is, usually Linus is right
>> On another note, China has their own version of Linux. Supporting Linux is supporting the enemies of the United States.
>> If things go downhill more in Syria, including the now verified involvement of China, Linux would need to be categorized as a weapon or enabler of terrorism.
Seriously, these comments are products of the most cluelessly fucked up thinking I've ever seen here in years of regular visiting. Well done I guess.
Torvalds is an arrogant dick, but apparently thats what it takes to get things done right these days.
Its blatantly ridiculous of Microsoft to assume that all employees are basically sales droids that just need to check emails and know when their next appointment is.
I for one can't imagine ever doing my job (software development) entirely on a phone.
Re: @AC ...
That would all be feasible and great if the UK wasn't actually just a blatant glove puppet of the USA. Obama has his arm so far up Cameron's ass that I'm surprised Cameron's eyes haven't turned brown.
I doubt if the cops are stopping and searching every vehicle leaving the Ecuadorian embassy, and even if they are they won't be allowed to search diplomatically sealed containers, so it seems that the Ecuadorians could easily smuggle him out anytime if they really wanted to.
Does anyone know for sure that Assange is really still at the the embassy in London, and not actually already in Ecuador and just keeping the myth of his location in the embassy alive for convenience?
>> Thirdly, everybody in the industry releases buggy software and screws up patches.
Not really true. There are plenty of industries that can't afford to get it wrong even once, have unavoidable processes and do appropriate levels of testing.
Even if it was true, the real point isn't that someone made the mistake, but how professionally they recover from it and do the right thing after.
Not properly communicating what actually happened including explaining what the patch actually does is (yet another) highly unprofessional, blatantly arrogant cover-up by Microsoft instead of them doing the right thing.
The fact that Microsoft's own processes aren't rigorous enough to have prevented this test code leaking into their live environment is VERY scary.
Microsoft should come out and say exactly what the test patch actually effects/does, not just say that they are removing it. Its already in the wild and already effected public systems so therefore WAY too late for Microsoft to live in denial about it. I'm surprised that The Reg allowed themselves to be brushed off with corporate hyperbole instead of pushing Microsoft for these details, but I'm not even slightly surprised that Microsoft are still doing their usual "you don''t need to know what we are actually doing to your property" coverup instead of doing the real professional/correct thing.
It just boggles my mind how evern large companies and so-called 'professional' IT managers can see this stuff happening then still choose to buy more Microsoft products to run their entire businesses on.
Re: A solution for the wrong problem
Politcal purity will be the first thing go out the window when someone's new game won't run.
Its not as clear cut as that. My own experience is of far more problems caused by nouveau that installing nVidia's own drivers fixed, than round the other way.
Re: One of the reasons I abandoned them years ago
>> the thing ran like crap because it was all software rendered.
You can't blame nVidia for that. There's no way an nVidia GPU would do software rendering of the desktop when its properly configured and is using the nVidia driver. All bets are off if you're using some piece of shit like nouveau (which unfortunately seems to get installed by default by most distros now).
Re: @JEDIDIAH - A solution for the wrong problem
>> What else would you chose Linux if not for political purity ?
I don't give a crap about political purity. I run Linux because Linux is a lot more professional, controllable, understandable, flexible, secure and a MUCH better tool for pretty much any job than Windows.
Linux is like a good scalpel. Windows is like trying to be productive with rounded plastic scissors.
Sure it would be nice if nVidia opened their drivers, but to be honest I'm much more concerned that my GPU works stably under Linux with all the features and performance that the Windows version of the driver has. Even if nVidia had open drivers I strongly doubt that I'd ever want or need to be messing with the code myself, so for me at least the point is moot as long as they just work, Maybe I'm just lucky but in my experience the nVidia Linux drivers always have been very stable, certainly much more so than AMD/ATI.
I'm in the market for a new laptop and those are exactly the reasons why I won't even consider any laptop with an AMD GPU, and will only consider one with an nVidia GPU in it. My only issue around nVidia is that there's not that much choice compared to AMD.
This is them trying to look like they're fighting corruption instead of actually fighting corruption.
Hardly surprising when the people making these decisions are themselves already the upper echelons of a corrupt system.
If they were actually serious they would have sent the message that any corruption at all is unacceptable, and made the penalty the same for accepting even the smallest bribe.
Instead they built a law already with obvious backdoors in it so they can claim to be doing something but actually can keep doing business as usual, just now using multiple payments of 899.99. The fact that even if they get caught for a big con, the law already says they still get to keep half their pension is another clue.
There is already legal precedent that shows this lawsuit has no hope.
(In an appeals court decision in the US, judges declared that chimps are not legal persons because they can’t fulfill duties to human society)
Also under the same US law that allows people to take pictures of cops doing their duty in public, if this photo was taken in what may be legally construed as a public location (presumably the entire Indonesian jungle isn't privately owned and properly posted), and even if the Macaque was ruled to have legal status, he would still have no legally valid expectation of privacy and therefore no legally valid claim on the photo.
So she already clearly proved she can't run a company, and hasn't even got enough intelligence to be able to make up lyrics that rhyme.
How F***ing stupid must those Americans be that still believe she could successfully run a large country?
"what the cloud and enterprise networks find challenging is integrating the radically different software running on each different type of switch into a cloud-wide network management platform."
Translation: Instead of just staying standards compliant and making good itneroperable products, Microsoft keeps inventing their own (usually technically worse) secret versions of existing industry protocols just so they can lock their customers into paying through the nose for licences and crappy Microsoft apps. That has caused so many customers to switch away from using Microsoft infrastructure that even Microsoft finally can't keep sticking its head in the sand any more.
Seriously the FAA are running their next generation radar system on Windows? Wow. Whoever made that choice badly deserves to get fired for incompetence.
Apple, Google should give FBI every last drop of user information, says ex-HP CEO and wannabe US prez Carly Fiorina
As a Brit now living in the US, I've repeatedly observed firsthand a very interesting phenomenon that apparently nearly all American women's (but not men's) solutions to almost any societal problem is to further dilute or even eliminate citizens constitutional rights/freedoms and give that power to the US government/police instead.
It's truly amazing how consistent this is, and how they all seem to have a complete blindspot to the obvious downsides.
I would truly love to know why this is.
>> This led Mike Weatherley MP, IP adviser to the prime minister, to conclude that ... Until this is changed, online crime will be seen as less significant than traditional theft.”
ummm... Could that be because (no matter what Sony etc would like you to believe) making illegal copies of something actually isn't legally or logically the same as theft?
The guy is either a moron and/or has sold out to the RIAA/MPAA. Either way we need to get blatantly corrupt/clueless idiots like this out of government positions ASAP.
Anybody that allows their boss to slap them with a walrus penis in the first place, deserves it.
I like what someone said earlier, he should tell the city he''ll take the 39 mill but only if they also give him a tax break so the after-tax difference between taking the 39 mill and 55 mill would be effectively zero to him.
I'd be surprised if some corrupt city official wasn't playing the "think of the residents" card while already drooling at the thought of being able to buy it cheap then get in exactly the same developers for a nice profit. I'd therefore also require a written legal contract that the city has to keep it as cheap housing for at least say 25 years.
It seems they are too sexist to have also considered a male for the job. If so, good riddance.
Interesting the way this article and the legal complaint itself is written. The devil is in the detail. James Woods doesn't like being accused of being a coke addict, and was careful to say he's not and never has been a coke addict.
Why would he say it that way? Anybody normal would just say they don' t do drugs at all. He's apparently been careful to not actually make that claim, just that he's not an addict (which itself has a very woolly definition).
....Which all makes me wonder if the unnamed Twitter trolls may actually have more of a justifiable point than just random name-calling.. which might also explain why Woods is getting so hot under the collar about what superficially appears to be just another internet troll... its actually uncomfortably close to (although not according to his definition of "addict") the real truth.
Re: No Control of Updating
Well done for drinking Microsoft's Koolaid so deeply that you are even using the standard Microsoft response to any/all problems users encounter with crappy Microsoft software: Nobody else has these problems, all your problems are imaginary.
Re: Multiple desktops @RegGuy1
>> Perhaps the answer is because we Windows users don't have to be subjected to arrogant, smug, patronizing dicks like you
..and here you are exactly being one. What is your point again?
>> Linux changes the whole UI with almost EVERY distribution
Firstly, that is pretty much the whole point of alternative distributions. Its called freedom of choice. Apparently something Microsoft users don't understand.
>> has a far longer learning cycle
Nope. Many studies have been done on people that have not used a computer before, they almost all universally show people get up to speed quicker with Linux than Windows. If you've already been brainwashed into the Microsoft way of doing things they yes you will have to relearn that things aren;t all in the same place as in Windows. Mostly as a result of conscious decisions to do it better because the Microsoft way of doing things sucks. Suck it up, its really not that hard to learn new things.
>> has had more bugs than Windows,
Please quote your actual sources or is this just unsubstantiated ranting? Hmm.. given about 95% of all supercomputers, web servers, routers etc are Linux-based do you REALLY think thats true?
Its a hard fact that Linux bugs are found and fixed far faster than Windows bugs are, because there is a community of literally millions of people looking at its source code every day.
>> Linux security isn't any better than Windows.
This is so NOT true its laughable. See earlier answers.
>> Linux is a developer cluster f@&k of massive proportions that has never gained any real momentum in the retail world,
Again more outright lies and unsubstantiated ranting, About 95% of all the internet servers and mainframe computers in the world use Linux, but corporate drones and fanbois like you that have already sold their soul to Microsoft live in denial of actual facts/figures from the world around them and just keep sticking their heads in the sand and drinking the Microsoft koolaid.
Sorry but I just don't trust people or companies that think you're only as good as the clothes you wear. I'd certainly never work at one. I especially don't trust people that choose to wear ties or suits when they don't have to. I've always thought those types do that because they actually have nothing to offer and are just hiding behind a fake and very shallow image, and its surprising how often it turns out that I was right.
I'm glad they seem to be finally understanding that we don't want yet another remake of mission impossible.
What actually makes Bond so entertaining is all the 60's cliches, gadgets, comedy, caddish style, sports cars and blatantly sexist womanizing. More of all of that please.
Never mind internal. Many of Microsoft's own mainstream commercial products rely on IE-only crap. Sharepoint is just one example.
Re: Welcome to the Darkside
>> This week a game will cost your 0.2 bitcoins, next week 0.8 bitcoins and then the week after back to 0.4 bitcoins. How will they stop the Yoyo effect or don't they care.
They don't care because it actually costs them nothing to give you a downloaded copy of their software, because they have lost nothing tangible. Even if the bitcoins they collect suddenly all devalued to nothing, they have still lost nothing, because what they gave you was virtual, cost them nothing to mkae your copy, and something you can't resell, so an actually valueless asset in the real world. At least with physical media copies of games it cost them money to make each one and you had something tangible you could resell, at least in theory.
I'm actually surprised they dont just give download versions of games away for free now, since most games these days are just another thinly veiled marketing mechanism to get even more revenue from customers in other ways, such as product placement, advertising, and/or another e-store, where you lucky peole get to exchange tangible assets (money, bitcoin) for virtual, infinitely reproducible at zero cost (so actually valueless) crap such as "exclusive" addons etc.
Re: Why is it 'hard to sympathise with Assange'?
>> Wikileaks - sells other peoples material
No it doesn't. It doesn't sell anything. Its not even a for-profit organization. its whole existence is for altruistic reasons.
>> Surely more of a "toss up" between them both?
only if you have zero sense of morality and are ignorant enough to think a corporatocracy is a good thing.
Re: A little OT perhaps
I would have sued their asses.
Re: Shock, surprise .. NOT!
>> Weird then, how the number of women interested is rising as the apparent opportunities rise and as workplaces become more equalised.
Thats actually not true. There were far more women as a ratio working in science/IT in the 70's/80's than now.
Re: Sometimes there's good reason.
>> as I (and hiring staff) actively practiced affirmative action
And you're actually PROUD of that?
PeeCee people like you get right up my nose. You dumbasses refuse to see that no matter how you try to hide it with a positive name, "affirmative action" is just yet more institutionalized sexism.
You idiots need to get over yourselves and understand there is no such thing as "good" sexism, so you need to hire people solely on their ability, not give people an unfair advantage (and so oppress others) just because of their gender.
The best and only logica thing you need to do is to make sure your vacancies are EQUALLY available to everyone. Anything more and you are unavoidably practicing some form of institutional bias. Two wrongs don't make a right.
67P has an orbital period of about 6.75 years. It will be REALLY cool if Philae wakes up again in 2022.
Of course by then there won't be anything left here for it to talk to, other than some dudes with mohawks driving crazy cars through the post-apocalyptic desert.
Even though I am a geek I oficially don't get why anyone would spend so much time/money/space doing this as you can just go out and buy a functionally much better CPU for pennies that would fit easily into a matchbox.
Heck if he just wanted to see his processor design implemented he could/should have just programmed it into a PLD or something.
Thats one heck of a lot of money for what is basically a go cart in a pretty body.
Given it is priced similarly to a base F-type coupe which comes with much more everything, especially luxury, I know which I'd go for if I was in that market.
Because society still expects men to be the breadwinners and the main financial support for women/kids.
I know this argument is labelled "politically incorrect" by many women, but until divorce courts don't treat men like that, and it becomes socially unacceptable for women to expect men to pay for everything when they go out, or to expect an expensive diamond when they get married, or to expect expensive presents every birthday/anniversary/valentines when all they give is socks, or to use how much men earn as a criteria for whether they are dateable, or to not pay their half of all the bills, their arguments don't have a leg to stand on.
I will only call them a service when they actually start to serve my interests.