141 posts • joined Wednesday 11th July 2007 17:22 GMT
Re: Frankly Mr. Shaw....
"" .....we don't give a damn what kind of pop you drink.""
Ritchie, Kernighan and Thorvalds drink beer..Explains a lot, doesn't it ?
Re: I love living in Germany
It's all fine and dandy when it comes to private companies. However, if the government or a flimsy lawyer is interested in your data, ISPs are ordered to hand it over without real evidence, you've done something wrong. Most judges aren't very IT savvy.
I don't see the point
It still is a powered AC and has to land on an airfield, you can't just put it down on your lawn. I'm not so sure about the sports license either. Tilt rotor AC require a powered lift cert in the US and both, PPL and HPL, anywhere else. Add the cost for the license to the price of the "thing" and we're looking at +300K. A brand new, Garmin equipped, C-172 is 20K less, same is true for an R22 helicopter. The saved money could be spent on a real car, so you don't have to walk home. Imho, the whole "Flying Car" idea is Bollocks.
" . . .to trick them into installing FinSpy on their Windows PCs."
I may be dead wrong . . but haven't the people, worth monitoring, ditched that OS a long time ago ? As long as $GOV targets Windows PCs, the real hacks have nothing to worry about. A BSD version - now that would be cute.
Re: If... I only had a clue
What you want is a sleek kernel, tailored to your box, a base system and the apps you need. Why anyone would have several distros - where +50% of the files are exactly the same - alongside each other, is beyond me. Maybe it's time to RTFM ?
I'd suggest they just stop breathing.
Not so fast
As we speak, 4 ppl already asked if the phone can be pre-ordered. These things will sell like sliced bread, I'm afraid. Let's just hope the phones content won't automatically be uploaded to FB.
I think that's a very good idea.
They should monitor everything and spend vast amounts of money. After months of stagnating revenues they might finally realize that file sharing has no impact on sales.
Re: Never before have I seen haters like this
These are the ppl who'll post how excellent it was, once the next version of Windows is out. Some call themselves "techies" or "nerds" . . but can't even distinguish between a GUI and an OS.
NEW RULE . . as Bill Maher would have put it::
If you can't write assembly code and don't build your own boxes, you're NOT a technical user.
Re: BSD Vulnerability
A few months ? More like 4 years. A patch was made available 3 weeks later.
This exploit is only verified on a FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE fresh install with telnetd enabled.. Telnetd has been disabled by default since August 2001, and due to the lack of cryptographic security in the TELNET protocol, it is recommended that the SSH protocol be used instead. "Average users" of FreeBSD (if there are any) won't get their hands on RELEASE builds anyway. About 1% download STABLE, the other 99% check out the source tree and rebuild WORLD and KERNEL according to their needs. I hate to rub this in but FreeBSD users - contrary to the Linux crowd - usually know bloody damn well what they are doing.
Re: Linux with windows? Weird
Some packages have indeed weird dependencies. I usually avoid packages and build from source. However, your package list indicates a full X-server install. You weren't planning to run Kate from the CLI, were you ?
Re: How strong is their package PKI ?
Nothing to do with packages. The servers in question host source code which is needed to build ports. Checksums for every file are stored on client machines, which will refuse the build, if checksums don't match. As stated in the article, servers were taken off-line as a precaution. It's a non-issue and only made it's way into the media since is has the words 'vulnerable' and 'FreeBSD' in one sentence, which you don't see very often.
The Ratpoison window manager is currently being ported to Win 8.
Everything will be just fine
What goes around, comes around
That's what you get if you try to sue the crap out of the competition, I'm afraid. If Apple had been reasonable in the past, no one would have bothered, but now they're on everyones list. I bet patent trolls around the globe are right now skimming through their folders to find anything remotely related to Apple products.
Re: And your point is?
If you're looking for devices running BSD, look no further than the Playstation - CellOS is a FreeBSD branch and there are others. There's a difference between devices, running a streamlined Kernel with a few programs made by professionals, and a full blown Linux distro, though. What they are suffering from is called 'Lego Syndrome'. Too much code with too many weird dependencies. It's all about new features, more often than not inspired by Microsoft. ( KDE4s "Semantic Desktop Search" is a nice example - it needs it's own database / server WTF ? ) Regular Linux users don't realize the problem because new dependencies are automatically installed by their package manager. Just one more package - so what ? If you're on BSD and have to compile hundreds of MBs of dependent code for a mandatory feature, you might see things differently. You'd ask yourself, like Poul-Henning Kamp did: "Is this really necessary ? Can't they just code a few functions themselves instead of relying on all that third party stuff ?" Well . . . apparently not. - and THAT is the point of the article. The more inexperienced programmers reuse code they don't understand , the more unmaintainable it gets.
If you think Red Bull tastes like cat urine
just say so.
How long is it going to take until someone sues them for bundling minesweeper ? It hurts open source game developers, you know ? Why not a "choice of OS ballot" as well ? Wouldn't it be fun to see a "Are you sure you want to install Windows" screen, along with a choice of other operating systems ?
This Facebook thing is getting way too much attention.
Back in the 80s, almost everyone subscribed to some sort of BBS. ISPs offered free home pages , i.e Geosites and suchlike. People have accounts at MSN, Yahoo, ICQ . . , millions participate in forums. Since 30 years, private data is shared, for everyone to see. If you share too much, it'll eventually bite you, simple as that. It's true, FB makes it easier for the bad guys, but it's not as if fraud was invented after FB went online. It's not that interesting anyway. I could think of a lot of sites better suited to shady activities.
Re: That sucks!
It's not that bad.
Since everything, except the Steam client. is open source, all one has to do is mimic the setup. This may requires some building from source and static libraries in non-standard locations but let's not forget: They asked for 'experienced users'.
Where's the "They are all crap" button ?
Another Windows 8 Story ?
Why don't you try FreeBSD for a change ? It's GUI won't give you any headaches.
I once bought a book
No smart phone, no data plan, no network, no ereader, no batteries required.
. . . it still works.
if this is part of a long term strategy. Make Umbongo as easy to use as possible - then take advantage of it's clueless losers ?
I saw 3 girls, which were walking side by side. All of them were staring at their phone screens. Eventually, the one in the middle walked against a lamp post. Imho every smartphome makes you look less smart than you would without one.
I'll stick to my V3i.
Pat your BSD boxes, sporting Diablo Java and relax.
Wot ? Not running Unix ? Bummer !
I canceled the cat sitter, ordered a pizza, upgraded to FreeBSD 9.1 and put the cat in front of Win8. She stared at the screen, wiggled the mouse, said 'meow'", which sounded a bit like 'pants', and walked off.
. . sums it up nicely.
Re: Well here is an important milestone...
""What can you tell me about Windows 9, though?""
Hard to say. If they keep up the good work it might be triangular and monochrome.
Sensible approach, if you ask me
My last "regular standalone install of Windows" was W95. Since then it was Wine or Vbox . . and they all more or less sucked. I mean, seriously, what was it,Vista had to offer ? Aero ? Sidebar ? Fucked up FM with a focus on errr . . libraries ? It actually took 3 registry hacks to make explorer display the contents of the HDDs by default. Folders . . mind you . . not directories . . . M$ Bob is still alive. With every release, M$ introduced more layers of obfusaction to seperate the user from the metal. Now you go and explain to my mum why the stuff she deleted from her libraries is still on her hard disk It's not her fault M$ suddenly developed a love for symlinks, now is it ? Win 7 ? What was that again ? Oh, right, Vista with less services running by default ! Made from scratch - my backside.! And every N00b on this planet thought it was: THE SHIT ! . . incl most of the Regs readers . . You know, a few years ago, they'd have LARTed you out of existence. Yes, you and your dual boot Umbongo, but that's not the point. The point is: XP does everything with a lot less resources than Vista/W7, the rest is marketing drivel. No reason to "upgrade" - let alone to W8 (shiver), at all.
If you absolutely have to use Windows - Stay with XP ! Teach them a lesson, if nothing else.
If it doesn't run with Opera, give it a miss. .
Like Neil Young used to say
All surface - no depth.
When Flash was young, I did a few applications for friends and I quite liked it. Today, it's mostly about ads and videos but Flash can do much more than that. Everything went well as long as Macromedia was in charge. Then came Adobe . . . Imho they should have stuck to Photoshop / Illustrator.
Played them all but the ones made by Core are still my favorites. I didn't like it when they simplified the controls and changed the mode from character oriented to screen oriented. The last, 2.5 d platform hopper, was a sad joke IMO. Trailer looks promising, let's hope they get it right this time.
. and kudos to Square Enix for a standards compliant website without Flash or Silverlight garbage.
Re: 4 billion years?
I'll stay and tell you what happened when you come back.
Clouds don't scare me
I own an umbrella.
If the first thing they do
. . is try to protect themselves from class actions, the product must be pretty shitty.
As a side note
Could you stop using Flash or at least cease to throw popups into my face ? No matter how often you beg me to install the plugin, there's no such thing for AIX or BSD.
Chrome ? - Meh !
(Bloody Winlux losers)
I wish he was right
This morning, I was forced to spend 3 hrs with a few thousand people who obviously enjoy nothing more than inner city traffic and aimlessly wandering around in malls. At some point, I overheard a conversation between 2 young women who couldn't find a particular shop. One of them carried an iPad so I suggested to open Safari and google for *Shopname - City*. "Hey, that's a neat idea !" she said . . .
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