Indeed. x86 has always been the lesser capable architecture out there.
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Re: Yeah, but times change
Well, the most recent MS Borging was that of Nokia's phone division, so it still kind of applies. And in true MS fashion, they killed the company they borged, which fortunately was only the Elop-firebombed Nokia's phone division.
Re: Just curious ... how many commentards here
If you start (as I do) from the premise that the "classic" username+password authentication paradigm is broken, then you have to accept we need something new.
It is, but that's an argument for 2FA, not for some mumbo jumbo voodoo crap replacing the password. There's already a workable solution for higher end smartphones: the fingerprint reader. And I still get the ability to use the password if I need to.
Re: Time to move away from Android to something else then?
iOS, Sailfish, BB10...
Re: Anyone that can stand 10 seconds or more
I did manage to listen 2 full minutes of this ... but that was because I was laughing my ass off and couldn't reach the laptop.
Re: De Icaza's love affair with Microsoft is not new
It pretty clear you have no idea of what COM and ActiveX really are. Hint: they are not just IE plugins...
No, they're just propietary cruft frameworks that happen to work only in the MSFT garden.
.NET equivalents to the COM part (COM+, I think?) were less ugly but it was notorious that the .Net runtime was heavily tied to the Microsoft ecosystem. Want to use LDAP for your IIS authentication? Well, you have to build your own MembershipProvider and RoleProvider implementations. We only do AD.
But ActiveX? Seriously? That thing was the number one security risk on the web. People may be snarky about Java, but at least the Java framework has builtin security sandboxes. ActiveX was infamous for giving full control with no means of sandboxing untrusted code.
Re: open source people universally hate Miguel.
Back in 1999, de Icaza was hailed as a hero, especially within the Linux community in my country (Mexico). Sure, I preferred KDE over Gnome, but it was interesting to see the guy pretty much lead one of the main desktop managers in Linux.
Then it started getting weird with Mono. Why the hell would anyone want to push a Microsoft-centric platform on Linux? If you're going to do pirated Java, do straight Java (and no Miguel, Java isn't the problem. It was the holes punched through by Sun to add extra stuff that caused all those vulns.) Then the Xamarin vs. KDE stuff. Then his actual pushing for propietary over FOSS. I can't remember if it was his praising of OOXML or the propietary over FOSS thing that ended up losing my respect for him, but I can say that it's been a long time since he stopped being praised by us.
His jump into MSFT is simply showing that he has indeed turned to the Dark Side. :(
Chances are that if you're managing a corporate IT network, that's the real main repository.
Re: Can we have?
LDAP. It's what most companies do. Pretty much any authentication platform has LDAP integration and thus can use LDAP as their main authentication registry.
AD is basically the usual renegade Microsoft implementation of usually open protocols, in this case it's LDAP and Kerberos v5.
So Ted "kill the gays and nuke Syria" Cruz would be running with Carly "I trashed HP" Fiorina? Interesting. Whatever positive points Cruz might get for being "not Trump" will be countered by choosing iCarly.
Microsoft is only giving itself bad PR with the stupid nagware thing. Just stop it, MSFT, fix your current OS instead of trying to force it on everyone else.
Give us an option to disable that stupid Metro GUI thing. It's less annoying in W10, but it still manages to screw up things.
Maybe then you'll start getting voluntary upgrades!
Re: Banks? Security?
Bad enough that my bank STILL refuses to make passwords case sensitive, or allow "Special" characters.
That's a problem everywhere, and the sad thing is that I know why this is the case.
RACF has issues with non-alphanumeric characters due to ASCII/EBCDIC.
Many bank systems do RACF authentication. Therefore, bank password policies won't allow non-alphanumeric password.
Client-facing systems don't authenticate clients against RACF. Yet they're also saddled with the same password policies because having a single policy for everything is easier!
Re: @Daniel B
While contention can get you out from serving 100% all the time, having data rates dip to 20% most of the time should be frowned upon. I don't expect my current 10Mbps DSL to run at 10Mbps all the time, but neither do I expect it to run at 2Mbps most of the time. Especially when they're offering 3Mbps packages at less than half the price I'm currently paying for 10Mbps.
I think ISPs should come forward with both the "up to X" and a guaranteed minimum rate for their offerings. Give the end user a choice between "highly contended" and "low contention" and they might be surprised at the number of people that will pony up extra cash to get guaranteed fat pipes. As another commenter stated, most telcos won't serve business links to residential areas.
Re: Which brings us to "The tragedy..."
All ISPs sell bandwidth data rates. If they can't provide the service they're charging for, they should upgrade their infrastructure.
Data caps are outright double dipping.
Re: I'm conflicted
There's also the drivers to think of: most drivers involved in machine + idiot incidents tend to leave service.
Indeed. One of my former girlfriends had the nasty experience of watching someone fall into the subway tracks just seconds before the train entered the station. She looked away from the tracks, but heard a loud crunch when the train ran over the guy. She got really sick from that, and she says that the driver (who had slammed the emergency brakes) got out as soon as the train stopped and barfed on the floor. That was just awful.
Part of me wants the Darwin Awards to follow their natural course .... the other part wants less accidents, 'cause getting late to work due to some numbnuts not watching before crossing is annoying.
Annoyed at this
I currently have my 1TB Laptop HDD at 91% capacity. I might be able to get a 2TB HDD at most, but not more. Why? Because nobody seems to care enough to get 4TB or even 3TB HDDs made in the traditional laptop form factor. Never mind that the PS4 also uses this format, and 4TB is something very useful there. This is because many people are buying into the SSD craze. I would do so, but 1TB is still too expensive and I would still be stuck with the same issue I currently have. I haven't seen any 2TB SSDs.
On desktop systems, I'm happy with Seagate still churning out higher capacity HDDs. Hopefully they'll remain doing so, as large storage is still a need for me. I'm planning on upgrading my "home server" PC, which currently has 6.5TB storage capacity.
Don't fear the reaper
In the UK I believe you can be compelled to hand over passwords. Scary. Nice place to visit but glad I don't live there!
Do fear the RIPA.
Re: Voters database *in the cloud*?
Not official. I'm pretty sure that this database was highly illegal under Mexican federal law. The IFE database must not leave the country, ever.
Re: as if owning IT antiquity was one of those positive character traits
TI-59 had the tiny versions. I had one.
Re: His (her) Master's Voice
Orlowski is also the same guy who ended up defending FunnyJunk... The guys who were actually engaging in piracy, only because it proved his own twisted view on IP matters.
They've completely removed the ability to report spam. Which means those guys spamming threads with "click here to get free dragon city gems" are able to spam with impunity.
For us, it's been the kick the client needed to retire the pile of asp that no one understood that ran the old site.
Let me guess, pre-.NET ASP? Horrible! VB can't seem to die fast enough.
Re: Well, it's China.
Ah yes, the "Falun Gong" treatment of involuntary organ donors. Very "efficient".
Well, it's China.
They have a habit of dealing death sentences for a lot of stuff. Especially people who are percieved as threats to the government.
No shit Sherlock
Nobody expected anything to be in the phone. The FBI wanted a test case.
Re: Dummy mode!
Indeed! Probably a return to classic BOFH? I distinctly remember that the very first BOFH stories involved users killing themselves after following BOFH "advice".
I think it's about time someone seriously challenges Intel's architecture.
Re: Excellent competitive choice is always a good thing
You accidentally ran into one of the resident MS shills.
It would be easier that FB was simply getting a copy of the shared secret key.
Key exchange can be verified by QR code or a numeric fingerprint, both are verifiable out of band.
My concern however is that unlike other solutions, you are only validating the key itself, instead of each end's public key (as used by Chat Secure).
Re: A day in the life of a Genius
Well, you could say that his code...
*puts on sunglasses*
Re: Inevitable Copycats
Cisco Cowboys of the Wild West Coast
BOFH the movie
That would be Salmon Days... Which looked awesome in the trailers but fell short of the expectations on the first episode. Still, I'd give it a second chance! :)
Yeah, the Safari bug is all over the Apple support forums since last week. Looks like they should've rolled back the update on the 6s as well!
Re: Block it ...
This technique will also allow you to buy Windows 7 licenses, by the way. ;)
So... they're porting "just" SQL Server and not the SQL Server Analytics Services. That is misleading as a downside; SQL Server is pretty much what most people use. I only remember using SSAS once during college, never to be used again upon graduating. And this includes working at a place where SQL Server was at the core of their business!
I'm pretty sure that many would be perfectly fine with SQL Server Enterprise on Linux even if it lacks the BI stuff. I'd probably like an additional feature: allow LDAP logins in addition to "Microsoft-not-LDAP" AD stuff.
"It takes a long time to convert all the VBA code to LISP."
ITYM C, right? Or C++?
Also, I've seen far less VB stuff out in the wild. Could it be that the unholy language is finally dying off?
Ask Berkeley Systems
They might bring up Flying Toasters!
The big difference is that Blizzard's users are also customers, and their Real ID dick move would end up costing them real money; having a huge backlash would probably translate in thousands of cancelled WoW subscriptions. They weren't going to lose revenue on that, so they backtracked.
Facebook, however, doesn't get its revenue from their users, but from advertisers, and those are the ones that push for real names. The only way Facebook would backtrack on this stupid policy would be for users to deactivate their FB profiles en masse, and in sufficient numbers for advertisers to notice and take action. But I doubt that will ever happen.
Actually, the masses are still using pseudonyms on Facebook, we're just more clever choosing our (fake) names. They look fairly legit, instead of being something like R. Soles or Seymour Butts.
In my case, using a pseudonym is pretty much required, because my real name would end up being a self-doxxing case: my surname's so rare, you'd find me real fast using my city's phonebook. Being easily picked out in a city that has a 20+ million population is a very bad thing.
Here the flaw is "untrusted" certs which is used to mean self-signed types. If your own organisation uses it own keys and distributes them to it own systems that is perfectly sensible and perfectly secure.
Self-signed certs are still insecure, you're thinking about an organization-managed CA. :)
Re: As for the RAZR..
I'm partial to the W300i, the last pocketable phone I ever had.
Re: Oh, the PFY
Nah, OS/2 was actually useful.
The BOFH is right, the laptop is already dead!!!!!
Re: Ah, well
I thought the Magsafe power connector had been discontinued on Macbooks? Or is it still on some of them?
They all use it, with the sole exception being the weird 12" MacBook that doesn't have any connectors.
Flickr itself was the "hipster" thing back in the day. Yahoo even killed their own photo thing to promote the damn thing.
Re: Yes, The Register’s writer needs an education
The Microsoft Monopoly has no bearing on the DNSSEC specs. What are you talking about?