* Posts by GiantKiwi

9 posts • joined 5 Aug 2016

Microsoft boffin inadvertently highlights .NET image woes by running C# on Windows 3.11

GiantKiwi

Only need to look at the preferred IDE to see why no one young wants it

Typical Microsoft bloat.

Visual Studio is a clear cumulative effort from Microsoft being too lazy to remove redundant code from their own platform, having to potentially reserve 60GB of space just for the IDE is taking the piss.

It's a clunky dinosaur IDE to support clunky proprietary languages that have to be deployed in a restrictive ecosystem from both hardware and software standpoints.

Hated working with .NET half a decade ago, as its methodology at the time was out of date, and development time was eternally hindered by complications due to inconsistencies with compulsory library inclusions.

God help anyone still clinging to that sinking ship.

Updated your WordPress plugins lately? Here are 320,000 auth-bypassing reasons why you should

GiantKiwi

Re: Are WordPress plugin developers the worst, or ...

Not at all, Drupal has some quite awful vulnerabilities in it produced by developers who've stopped maintaining the modules despite lots of users still having them active, but it doesn't get the same coverage because of it's pitiful market share. The sector I work in believes Drupal to be all singing, all dancing, lord of all - whereas i'd quite like to drop it's use into the Marianas Trench.

Two can play that game: China orders ban on US computers and software

GiantKiwi

Re: Intellectual property

No huge loss there, only in the states can you own an idea without actually having created it.

Microsoft adds Internet Explorer mode to Chromium Edge, announces roadmap

GiantKiwi

Re: IE6

Too late. Firefox already beat them to it. Lovely when nothing but the Mozilla-rolled CSS/JS libraries work consistently in FF as of late..

Quirky CSS declarations that work in all browsers (including IE11 *shudder*) apart from FF just doesn't feel right.

Apple in another dust-up with its fans: iMacs, MacBooks lack filters, choke on grime – lawsuit

GiantKiwi

Re: BullMerde

It may be bonded on, but replacing the entire assembly is complete tosh. The bonding strips just need to be replaced, which takes an "amateur" like myself doing it for the first (and preferably only) time no more than half an hour utilising a plastic spudger, a microfibre cloth and a bottle of rubbing alcohol. End cost is less than a tenner in consumables and tools.

Vapists rejoice! E-cigs lower cancer risk (if you stop smoking, duh)

GiantKiwi

A question remains about how safe they are to inhale

I'd hazard a guess that PG is definitely safe to inhale seeing as UK hospitals have been pumping it through their air vents for the best part of a decade as an MRSA suppressant.

Hax0rs sow Discord by using VoIP service to sling malware at gamers

GiantKiwi

Re: Eh?

Discord is basically Slack for gamers.

Apple to automatically cram macOS Sierra into Macs – 'cos that worked well for Windows 10

GiantKiwi

Re: Another major difference -

No downsides? I take it you aren't using it for software development then. Most IDE's inexplicably stopped being at all stable with Sierra. Which in a development environment is tantamount to worst nightmare, some of my compilers wouldn't even initialise, luckily i had the common sense to VM it before installing it on my main machine. 6 months is my usual time delay for upgrades, hell, I only started using EC 3 days before Sierra went live. Security updates never required installation of EC, so didn't bother. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

AdBlock Plus blocked in China: 159m forbidden from stripping adverts

GiantKiwi

Re: Hah Ha. Fuck off AdBlock Plus.

I suppose you're in marketing or work for one of the companies producing the semi-illegal adblock blockers. Either way, that kind of thinking is conceited beyond belief.

Full fat internet filled with pages that take minutes rather than milliseconds to load, or eat through already limited data allowances on mobile phones, etc etc.

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