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such lovely folk, targetting education organisations and charities. As though this kind of thing never happens in the private sector.
57 posts • joined 21 Aug 2015
I remember trying to get support on the pulse audio mailing list - another of his fine creations, and being told (by Lennart) it was buggy alsa drivers that were at fault, not pulse audio so I should take up my problems with the alsa developement team.
The alsa drivers were obviously fine, the problem was in pulse (admittedly in an early incarnation) but the attitude was already there.
I thnk you must be getting privileged service in that case - I've been with them about 2 years and seenn at least 3 outages in that time. Pretty flakey on the whole and rarely any sort of update on their twitter. They have put in a 'text me when it's working' system on the most recent outage though which is an improvement.
I'm certain microsoft would still be forcing activex controls down our throats if they could get away with it, that alone is enough of a reson to avoid all their products.
I developed a website in 2015 which had to support IE6 because of activex controls, this is a ludicrous situation, and obviously not entirely microsofts fault but it's a world they encouraged and then dumped, much like their approach to most products it seems.
I use a catch all email for signing up to <sitename> with <sitname>@<catchalldomain> - then if they start spamming me I can ban that one 'user' to prevent the spam/viruses coming to me, works ok for me, and if the email gets pwned then it's not a huge deal.
Sending from it is often flagged as spam but it's not for personal things so not too bothered.
Wow, so many luddite attitudes on a IT forum. How do you think technology evolves? Everything must work everywhere first time all of the time or what's the point? The web is possibly the best thing to happen in computing certainly in my lifetime and all we can do is hark back to the good old days. These features are what will become normal and improve the experience in the long term - if we don't try new to do new interesting things we might as well stop making faster processors, or better ram, or breathing.
Or maybe it'sa bit like I'm an estate agent selling you a house (the onlyone selling that house so therefore an effective monopoly), and I tell you the only mortgage broker you can use is the agency mortgage broker because no other mortgage brokers exist, when in fact they do and the agency mortgage broker maybe x3 times more expensive that the other non agency mortgage brokers.
It's called Monopoly Abuse.
Yes, to be fair Lennart is a good engineer, I just don't think his approach (on systemD) is what people in the (my) community want. ASLA isn't great at all tasks, but there are other sound systems available for Linux which can provide the missing functionality - notably JACK which seems to have been treated as an afterthough by pulse audio.
I guess that systemD will improve over time and eventually we will have no choice but to use it as the software will start to depend on it - which is what bothers me - exactly the same as pulse audio which we now have because of broken bluez we will end up having to use systemD (unless we use BSD)
SystemD was imposed on the linux community by redhat and the same "engineer" who gave us the joy of pulse audio. I am a slackware user and I remember using pulse audio in the early days just after it was renamed from polyp audio and it was a mess - the response to my mailing list request for support was "thats a problem with alsa drivers take it up with them". We recently got pulse audio (7 years later) and it seems reasonably stable, I use centos at work and I have yet to see anything about systemD which is an improvement from my point of view as an administrator - an opaque log, "extras" needed for common pieces of software all to fix something which is not broken.
You can keep your systemD tyvm
So SQL injection attacks are the way to decide if a programming language is secure or not? I would have thought maybe vulnerabilities in the core might be a better or fairer way to judge.
How securely languages are used is another question - PHP is commonly used for CMS type systems which by usually take input and parse it into sql statements, Java apps may have less sql injection as they don't receive as much input which is parsed into sql statements.
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