* Posts by Tchou

364 posts • joined 2 Jun 2011

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Linux Foundation whacks open JavaScript projects umbrella

Tchou

Re: On JS

My point is.. there's already enough well designed languages available, that are well known, proven and in certain cases bug-free.

In comparison, all and every JS flavors are either new or relatively new, unstable (I think Angular / Angular 2), unproven, often buggy, and slower.

Plus they do not add anything new, except "new ways of doing old stuff" which is far less interesting than an actual engineering breakthrough allowing to "do new stuff the usual way".

Sure since the time of VB6 scripting improved, the syntax improved and the interpreters improved too. It produce better code. But scripting isn't native code, and for any serious job native language are the way to go.

There's no way to make any *technical* breakthrough with interpreted languages, because you can't access the machine directly. You can still do *commercial* breakthrough by innovating in the business-service field, a bit like Doodle or Uber.

But even then, what's the point using an interpreter after the PoK phase? Better go with a full blown solution that can actually scale on CPU cores, and manage memory correctly.

Unless, of course :

- Your project is very much time constrained, and you don't have time to actually engineer anything, so you use the "general case" of what how a software behave by using an interpreter.

- You want to sell long term maintenance (usually do it all over again with the new JS flavor every 4 years)

- You don't really care.

- You actually believe JS flavors are released by Google and Co for the greater good (in that case you might be a bit optimistic or a little gullible).

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Tchou
Facepalm

Re: On JS

Sure why bother to use one of the language that actually does its job like C, C++ or even Java, .Net when you can do server side scripting with Javascript?

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Tchou
Mushroom

At least use the troll icon so we know you're kidding, because written as it is it very much look like you can't tell apart gourmet dishes from diarrhea.

Most worrying comment ever seen.

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Pass the 'Milk' to make code run four times faster, say MIT boffins

Tchou
Headmaster

Re: Interesting

"Milk simply adds a few commands to OpenMP"

...And the later being written in C, Milk looks more like a new memory management algorithm/method/system rather than a new language.

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Fanbois iVaporate: Smallest Apple iPhone queues ever

Tchou
Paris Hilton

Re: Hardly Scientific

"This is as stupid as saying Coca Cola has a target market."

Well I have some bad news for you : you're most probably in Coca-Cola target market and it isn't exactly shiny

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Tchou
Holmes

Re: Maybe some people already own nice headphones or earphones...

"photons were always trendy enough to be wireless"

Sound is wireless too, and that's why humans wanted to bound it to one ears only so the others around don't hear.

Just sayin'.

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Google plots cop detection for auto autos

Tchou
Holmes

Re: Patent Algorithims

"Traffic signals... blue light.."

Why not embed that into actually sold cars, an emergency vehicle in the vicinity could signal itself through a radio signal, every cars in the vicinity get the signal and a warning light up in the car, just like when there's a car malfunction or any sort of warning.

The driver is more likely to see it than relying only on the sound & lights of the incoming emergency vehicle, and will check its mirrors or get out the way early.

A 10 - 15 seconds earlier reaction should have appreciable benefits.

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Microsoft thought of the children and decided to ban some browsers

Tchou
Holmes

Re: Lawsuit Time Again

If the parental control is overwritten by add-ons, the culprits are (in order) :

- The add-on

- The parental control module

By taking a somewhat legitimate-like topic, MSFT arrogate itself the right to enforce... its own browser instead of fixing the issue - i.e. no third party software should be in position to temper with, or overwrite, user settings above all settings that regard any type of security, and above all by anything remotely web related.

craziness it is.

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Tchou
Childcatcher

Microsoft, more aggressive than ever - slurping data, forcing upgrades, blocking browsers, resetting er... user settings.

For fuck sake we need a simple OS, if for anything else just for security!

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Kindle Paperwhites turn Windows 10 PCs into paperweights: Plugging one in 'triggers a BSOD'

Tchou
Devil

Re: is there a comprehensive list of cockups?

"you do not need to pay anything at all for your next OS......"

You don't need to, but a little financial contribution is welcome on OSS projects.

I gave two times 100$ to the FreeBSD foundation for 3 years of desktop bliss.

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Excel hell messes up ~20 per cent of genetic science papers

Tchou
Flame

you should be

There we go, MSFT trolls/fans out to explain the needs of projects /customers they never heard of..

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Tchou

Re: More appropriately...

Nobody wants auto-formatting EXCEPT user explicitly asking for it.

That mean an easy to turn on/off option, not the quagmire Excel is today.

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Tchou
Windows

Text rather than general

Been there, done that.

Sometimes Excel insists it knows better what the formatting should be, even for TEXT cells (for instance, and as far as I can remember, date in a text cell).

Only way to go is with the apostrophe..

(of course I expose the programmer point of view using Excel to import/export data, not when you write down your expenses of the week by hand)

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Tchou
Headmaster

Re: Why this happens

"Microsoft grabbed the market"

I might be pedantic but should be

"Microsoft obstructed, stole, twist, ingurgitate, and vomit all over the IT market"

Up-voted nonetheless.

Thanks, I feel better now.

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Tchou
Holmes

More appropriately...

Or make Microsoft understand its user needs.

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Tchou
Pint

Re: An easy fix ...

Easy fix as long as you're not processing hundreds of columns, on a few tabs, mixed with data that don't have to be "apostrophed".

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Tchou

Re: Storing semi text data in a tool designed to process numbers automatically.

No it is supposed to process just about anything without getting on your feet.

And "just about anything" means string when it can't be parsed to some other formats, not force silly cast.

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Tchou
Holmes

"Automatic conversion of gene symbols any user input to dates and floating-point numbers is a problematic feature of Excel software"

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Oracle reveals Java Applet API deprecation plan

Tchou
WTF?

Re: We need browser based PHP with Pointer Arithmetic

"PHP's elegance"

Ho my god !

Ho my f*c*i*g god !!

Ho holly f*c*y mother Mary !!!

And all that sort of things..

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update completely borks USB webcams. Yay.

Tchou

Linux? Meh.

Where the FreeBSD icon when you need it?

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Reactive? Serverless? Put to bed? What's next for Java. Speak up, Oracle

Tchou
Trollface

Re: If they put as much effort into their own Java as they do into suing over APIs...

We already have it, it's called "C"

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Stealthy malware infects digitally-signed files without altering hashes

Tchou

Re: "Nipravsky reverse-engineered Microsoft's undocumented portable executable loading process"

"There still has to be code that actually loads and runs it"

Yes, but the program could actually read itself once loaded in memory so it sort of auto-execute an inner program.

Just wanted to point this out.

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Breaking 350 million: What's next for Windows 10?

Tchou
Coat

Re: Windows 10 did especially well

People just didn't got it. It is not Windows "ten", it is Windows "one zero", binary like their new desktop theme.

Obvious icon.

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Tchou
Holmes

Re: Can't even give it away

The reason Windows 10 was given for free is simple :

they couldn't have forced it down user's throat with automatic download otherwise, and Windows 10 would have been a worse failure than Vista.

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Symantec appoints first cybersecurity czar to woo hacking talent

Tchou
Holmes

oth of her parents worked in...

So you know how she got the job.

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Kaminsky: The internet is germ-ridden and it's time to sterilize it

Tchou
Thumb Up

Re: Kaminsky used to be cool

Finally a comment on the ideas and not on the guy who made them.

Have an upvote from me.

... Plus :

- Vms can start in milliseconds, it will nonetheless trash CPU caches every time impairing any well written code (the kind that actually care about how a computer work).

- These "sandboxes" are nothing new or desirable, FreeBSD uses since the 70's jailed processes, the benefit being that it don't need a way out of the sandBox to fully execute and leave nonetheless the "real" system that contain the jail completely safe.

- "things are actually getting compromised" : yes and by-design. For some well known reasons, already available efficient security measures do not get the industry traction it (we) need.

Side note on IronFrame it looks like a good technology to push web control farther, not necessarily for the user benefit.

But who am I to know.

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PC pioneer Gary Kildall's unpublished memoir revealed

Tchou
Thumb Up

http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19940716&slug=1920582

"possible homicide"

"After 20mn into the bar, witnesses turned to him and saw he was on the ground"

Police : "That version isn't going to hold for long"

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Tchou
Boffin

Re: happy memories

"Things were so much simpler back then!"

Simpler and yet not simplistic. It was as simple (or complex) as it needed to be.

However things are so much uselessly complex these days!

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Tchou
Paris Hilton

Re: "to pen" is not a verb

I nonetheless penned her quite hard.

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Tchou
Pint

Like when in court with Bill Gates over DOS, Gary claiming it was outright theft of CP/M, he got a PC running DOS, typed in a hidden command and DOS displayed the CP/M copyright.

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Windows 10 pain: Reg man has 75 per cent upgrade failure rate

Tchou
Coat

Re: Blessing in disguise?

"Windows 10 Malware_As_A_Service Anniversary update"

colloquially know as Win10 Porn Star, for it gets constantly fucked up by shitloads of messy downloads.

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update: This design needs a dictator

Tchou
Happy

Re: "Windows 10 now has an all-black theme"

I ran "Windows 10-like" UI in the early 90's :

http://toastytech.com/guis/tosfolders.png

At that time it was convenient, simple and useful!

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F-35 targeting system laser will be 'almost impossible' to use in UK

Tchou

Re: None-story

http://www.dassault-aviation.com/en/defense/customer-support/mirage-2000/mirage-2000-9/

UK, ask for refund, buy 2x more aircraft that can actually fly combat missions.

And yeah it cannot hover. This capability was already tried in the '60s...

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Tchou
Trollface

Re: Ditch the American Crap Planes...

Part of the problem is making it fly combat mission, the other significant problem is the unique maintenance software that is a complete pile of failed crap.

You Brits would be better off buying Dassault Rafale or even Mirage 2000-5 (modernized).

Actually battle proven.

Or the brand new Sukhoi 35, which is far from the US over-engineered, Java ridden, sad joke.

To quote a US General : "This fighter can barely turn anyway. It can only deliver payload in clear skies."

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Windows 10: Happy with Anniversary Update?

Tchou
Holmes

Re: Well done for trying to find the good points of Win10.

"Windows 10 is good if you don't care about controlling your own computer or your privacy"

Spot on.

Ho and I'll add "and if you don't care having an ever mutating OS, wich will reset your privacy settings with each upgrades and confuse you with senseless changes".

Somewhat of a repetition, but Windows does it too : MS switch its model to running gag or perpetual update as they call it.

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Microsoft has created its own FreeBSD image. Repeat. Microsoft has created its own FreeBSD image

Tchou

Re: ignificant and meaningful to the open source operating system community

MSFT is a major Linux contributor too.

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Tchou
Holmes

the same operating system

.. Sure if you want to be forever screwed with what you could do with a PERSONAL computer

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Tchou
Mushroom

"..so anyone who downloads a FreeBSD 10.3 image from the FreeBSD Foundation will get those investments from Microsoft built in to the OS..."

OUCH!

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Windows 10 market share jumps two per cent

Tchou

PC upgrades were compelling...

... and Microsoft would force feed Windows licenses on buyers.

Now PCs aren't selling, so they force feed "free" upgrades to a never finished OS to ensure their presence on the market in future years.

Numbers are misleading.. which % is actually "voluntary and somewhat informed" ?

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US computer-science classes churn out cut-n-paste slackers – and yes, that's a bad thing

Tchou

Re: First learn the basics...

Even when it comes to programming, they teach how to use Java, .Net or Python, which hide how the computer really works.

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Lost containers tell no tales. Time to worry

Tchou
Angel

Re: Ah, DevOps

... Yes but can I get to choose the colors of those containers?

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Dedupe, dedupe, dedupe dedupe dedupe... Who snuck in to attack Microsoft Edge?

Tchou
Boffin

Re: dedupe? wtf? why?

Newer languages and software architectures are utter catastrophe when it comes to memory use & management. For no added value except overly "architectured" code and runtimes for.. nearly zero gains (except trashing CPU caches by mis-aligning objects in memory and useless context switches). THAT'S why new software needs gigs of RAM.

You may be naïve thinking all this "progress" happen for the greater good. Mister commentard it is an industry with some of the most important issues on Earth (millions of billions of $, strategic information dominance, industry/military intelligence, ..) and it certainly is a filthy one.

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The Windows Phone story: From hope to dusty abandonware

Tchou
Boffin

Re: "Universal" anything is always a disaster...

'write once, run anywhere' is a marketing fad that have no technical reality.

Devices have architectures, different uses, ...

Developers who like the 'code once, run everywhere' fad are by definition sloppy programmers who don't have any interest in their job beyond knowing by heart a set of commands developed for them by a tech provider.

The one and only interest in programming is the interaction you get with the target platform and the challenges and possibilities that comes with it.

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Microsoft won't back down from Windows 10 nagware 'trick'

Tchou
Unhappy

Re: so

Am I the only poor soul who have to endure Windows 10 fans at work?

I work in a dev shop, most of my colleagues are software engineers.

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Dropbox gets all up in your kernel with Project Infinite. Cue uproar

Tchou
Flame

Exactly my thought, they drop[box] back doors for front doors.

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The PC is dead. Gartner wishes you luck, vendors

Tchou
Thumb Up

Re: Times have changed

I use a medium specced desktop (i5, HDD -> no SSD, no Gfx, 8Go of standard RAM, FreeBSD as an OS) mainly for browsing the net and programming. The embedded Intel graphic chip is not yet supported by the OS so I don't even have full power but it runs 2D games without problems.

Unless some major problem, I may change machine in 10 years.

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Kids these days can't even write a decent virus

Tchou
Facepalm

Ups yeah, morality : never post before tea.

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Tchou
Windows

"It affects only Windows versions older than Windows 8"

So 80% of the world (rough guess).. MS wouldn't even patch 7? Is Microsoft desperate to find compelling reasons for their users to migrate?

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Chaps make working 6502 CPU by hand. Because why not?

Tchou

Might be enough to run Pong however or a simple PacMan.

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Symantec antivirus bug allows utter exploitation of memory

Tchou
Black Helicopters

Filter driver to intercept I/O?

Kernel space process?

Sounds like the main purpose of this software is spying upon users for intelligence (economic, defense, depend where it is run)

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