* Posts by tmerchant

4 posts • joined 9 May 2018

Is Microsoft about to git-merge with GitHub? Rumors suggest: Yes

tmerchant

They don't want it for the money

Clearly Microsoft wants to be able to delete all of its source code leaks as soon as they are uploaded.

Visa Europe fscks up Friday night with other GDPR: 'God Dammit, Payment Refused'

tmerchant

For a company that does payment processing VISA sure seems short on cash

There is no excuse for this, their system should be fully redundant. And it should have been fixed within minutes not hours or days. I don't understand how every other payment processing firm with a lower budget manages this just fine but VISA can't handle basic infrastructure.

You have GNU sense of humor! Glibc abortion 'joke' diff tiff leaves Richard Stallman miffed

tmerchant

Re: Wait, what?

Thoroughly agree, jokes have been a cornerstone of the Free Software movement from the beginning.

UK age-checking smut overlord won't be able to handle the pressure – critics

tmerchant

Hmm, I wonder who's picking up the bill

This is going to get offloaded onto ISPs, have we forgotten about Cameron's great firewall of Britain already? That's already supposed to do this. But no, we have to continue spiraling down our unending path towards a totalitarian nanny state.

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