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Microsoft Says IE9 Beta Demand Overwhelming

AlgorithMan Re:What's the deal about IE9 (203 comments)

IE might have improved, but it has still a far worse rendering engine if it needs to use 2 CPUs and a GPU to reach the speed that ff opera and chrome have on 1 CPU...

more than 3 years ago

Plants Near Chernobyl Adapt To Contaminated Soil

AlgorithMan Oblig jurassic park (293 comments)

Life finds a way... Malcolm was right!

more than 3 years ago

Microsoft Says IE9 Beta Demand Overwhelming

AlgorithMan What's the deal about IE9 (203 comments)

Am I missing something here? since when is "utilizing more hardware" equivalent to "improving your performance"? Yes it will be faster than IE8, but at the expense of your other applications' performance...

A lousy rendering engine stays a lousy rendering engine, even if you artificially improve it's speed by giving it more hardware!

more than 3 years ago

Linux Kernel Exploit Busily Rooting 64-Bit Machines

AlgorithMan Are you trying to pwn us? (488 comments)

"You're probably being rooted as I type this"
don't you know what a LOCAL-root exploit is or are you by any chance trying to scare us into executing malware with root privileges?

more than 3 years ago

IE9, FF4 Beta In Real-World Use Face-Off

AlgorithMan Actually I find this interesting (358 comments)

Actually I find this interesting

  • Firefox 3.6 (the browser everyone calls bloated and slow nowadays) still beats IE9 beta
  • Firefox 4 beta, the bloated and slow browser is not "dead last" (that's IE8 by FAAAAAAAAR!) and it's no big difference to the "oh so fast" IE9 or even the "lightning-fast" opera
  • to reach this performance, IE9 has to utilize much more hardware (GPU acceleration, all CPU cores) which will be a bitch in real real-world usage (unless websurfing is everything you ever do)
  • did they use Adblock in FF? otherwise I wouldn't call it a "real-world" benchmark...

more than 3 years ago

IE 9 Beta Strips Down For Speed

AlgorithMan ahem (288 comments)

1. it would not be the first time that microsoft left out security features in beta versions to show off performance that the final cannot reach
2. all modern browsers compile javascript to bytecode
3. a rendering engine does not become better by utilizing more hardware ressources (by that logic i could improve the quality of my sourcecodes by buying a faster CPU)

more than 3 years ago

Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu 10.04

AlgorithMan one of the worst articles i've ever read (702 comments)

I think it's really ridiculous that THIS article comes from a magazine which calls itself "PC Pro", because nowadays you NEED Linux skills to get good IT jobs (to be a "pro") and this article shows extreme ignorance to Linux and even computers and operating systems as such!

  • Installing it using Wubi - WHY? This way, windows takes at least some performance - making it slower, compared to a native, bootable installer.
  • Jumplists and Start menu search -vs- multiple workspaces - that's all they compare in the usability section - that's ridiculous and it's even more ridiculous that windows wins 9-7 in this section! (btw: I have yet to find a useful application of jumplists or any third party software that supports them)
  • "Features such as Jumplists and Start menu search offer a layer of sophistication Ubuntu can't yet match." ever heard of beagle or Tracker? nooooooo, ubuntu "CAN'T" reach this layer of sophistication...
  • "Windows 7 is less of a resource-hog than its predecessor, but it can't quite match Ubuntu's ability to run on practically anything." Well Windows 7 is the same resource-hog as its predecessor, but almost 3 years after vista, better hardware was more common so people didn't notice that much anymore (run vista on 2-4 GB ram and you're just as fine). This can't compete with a Kubuntu installation which hardly ever goes beyond 500 mb of allocated RAM (and I run dozens of applications and websites at the same time)
  • "Ubuntu takes full advantage of the iPhone-led thirst for "apps" with its own Software Centre" WTF!? linux had an "App-Store" DECADES before apple, you ignorant SHMUCK!
  • "While we're on the subject of home entertainment, Ubuntu has nothing to match the swish appeal of Windows Media Center." sorry, I didn't know we were talking about media centers, I thought we were talking about operating systems - silly me! you haven't tried mythTV, have you?
  • "Given the current vogue for app stores, it's surprising Microsoft hasn't attempted something similar. It certainly makes it easier to serendipitously find an app you've never heard of before." that's all you have to say about this? how about the fact that it keeps all of your software and drivers up-to-date and also offers you security far beyond anything windows has? or didn't you know that? is "PC-Pro"'s knowledge about the "Pro"-OS that limited, YOU IGNORANT SCHMUCK!?
  • "Until recently, that [having OpenOffice] would have given Ubuntu a huge advantage over Windows 7, [...]. Now many new PCs come with Office 2010 Starter, [...] Those buying Windows off the shelf are still left without any meaningful office software" you must be kidding me, right? If you buy a PC which has Office 2010 Starter, then the vendor ADDS IT TO THE PRICE of the PC so you are F*CKING telling me that having only wordpad -vs- having OpenOffice is no disadvantage, because I can buy some MS-Office version? ARE YOU THAT STUPID OR IS THIS ARTICLE PAID FUD!?
  • "abject photo-editing software" this is amazing! windows has no photo-editing software preinstalled BUT YOU CAN DOWNLOAD ONE SOMEWHERE SO THAT'S OK - but linux has photo-editing software preinstalled but it sucks and installing a different one is unacceptable, so FUCK THIS, POINT GOES TO WINDOWS... this is so ridiculous! how can you take this article serious!?
  • "Windows' sheer ubiquity and familiarity make it the safe choice for business users, despite licence and additional security costs." and another point which sounds like it was copy-pasted straight from a windows advertisement...

I think it's really amazing that THIS even got published - everything looks like they didn't even try ubuntu for more than a day before making this comparison. Do you call THAT journalism? This could well be written by Microsoft!

more than 3 years ago

Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu 10.04

AlgorithMan FUCK WINDOWS! (702 comments)

As a programmer I have to say FUCK WINDOWS! I program this piece of shit at my day-job on API level and it's API is so god damn horribly BAD! to get this piece of shit doing things, you need at least 4 times the code and 10 times the documentation reading that you'd need on linux. and I'm a graduate computer scientist - how tf can a regular programmer get ANYTHING done on it without a framework that gives you a posix-like API!?
and why would you write things on a bloated, slow OS and pay for (dozens-hundreds of licenses for) a framework which kills your performance even more, just to get to a level that you can have MUCH cheaper and with far better performance? oh, because the users are f*cking idiots and thus demand this nonsense, i see...

more than 3 years ago

72% of US Adults Support Violent-Game Ban For Minors

AlgorithMan Dear bad parents, (478 comments)

Dear bad parents,
a ban of violent video games does NOT free you from nurturing your children.

more than 3 years ago

Facebook Surpasses Google For Users' Online Time

AlgorithMan Google WANTS users to have LESS online time (159 comments)

more online-time on a search engine means that it takes you longer to find what you were looking for in the results. which means that the search-engine has worse result.

why do you think they have instant-seach soon?

about 4 years ago

Resort Attracts Men With Virtual Girlfriends

AlgorithMan This should be used for actual dating (226 comments)

They should create "virtual" people based on their customers, have them date each other's avatars while communicating with each other - and if they like each other, hook them up in real life...

about 4 years ago

7 Scientific Reasons a Zombie Outbreak Would Fail

AlgorithMan #5 has one thing wrong (320 comments)

Nobody is going to be having sex with a zombie.

haven't you ever been on the internet?

about 4 years ago

Firefox 4 Will Be One Generation Ahead

AlgorithMan Re:But... (341 comments)

I bet you don't have to work with COBOL... ;o)

about 4 years ago

Microsoft May Back Off of .NET Languages

AlgorithMan Re:Shit. (443 comments)

Pussies! I want,,,,,,,, mu-recursive, pure, posts and infinite

more than 4 years ago

The 'Net Generation' Isn't

AlgorithMan and more stupidity! (435 comments)

...they certainly no longer understand it when older generations speak of 'going online.' ... Tom and his friends just describe themselves as being 'on' or 'off,' using the English terms. What they mean is: contactable or not."

well maybe that's because nowadays you are online ALL THE TIME? How often do you mention that you breathe? nearly never, right?

I'll actually RTFA now, just to verify my impression: that the author is a reactionary jerk who has always been against the net and now claims self-congratulatory, that HE has ALWAYS been right bla bla bla...

Young people have now reached this turning point

haHA! you see? I have ALWAYS been right! and you laughed at me! who's laughing NOW?!

The Internet is no longer something they are willing to waste time thinking about.

haHA! you see? I have ALWAYS been right! and you laughed at me! who's laughing NOW?!

It seems that the excitement about cyberspace was a phenomenon peculiar to their predecessors, the technology-obsessed first generation of Web users.

haHA! you see? I have ALWAYS been right! and you laughed at me! who's laughing NOW?! These pathetic IT experts! I pity the fools!

more than 4 years ago

The 'Net Generation' Isn't

AlgorithMan Are you stupid? (435 comments)

So we don't need IT-education because "digital natives" aren't that IT-educated? How stupid do you have to be, to not see that this is the case BECAUSE there isn't enough IT-education in school?

thats like saying we could close all driving schools, because most people without a drivers license aren't good drivers anyway...

more than 4 years ago

Forget University — Use the Web For Education, Says Gates

AlgorithMan Let me get this straight (393 comments)

Let me get this straight - you dropped out of university to found microsoft and have lots of money today. okay, but you sold the worst pieces of software shit (objective-quality-measure-wise) until you hired graduate computer scientists to undo all your big big big mistakes and turn your products more and more into what you thought was unnecessarily complex, didn't you?

more than 4 years ago

Connecticut AG To Grill Amazon, Apple Over E-Book Price Fixing

AlgorithMan "ABOUT TO GRILL"!? (107 comments)

I'll stop reading slashdot... how credible can a newssite be, which has a headline like THAT?
This headline is one of the worst cases of so called "journalism" that I've ever seen in my entire life!

I think it's only beaten by "Super-Virus kills Superman", which was the headline of the BILD Zeitung when christopher reeve died (yes, they used the phrase "kill", which is very very colloquial in germany)...

more than 4 years ago



Ormandy gave Microsoft 60 days, not 5

AlgorithMan AlgorithMan writes  |  more than 4 years ago

AlgorithMan (937244) writes "We recently discussed the disclosure of an exploit for Windows-XP by Google engineer Tavis Ormandy only 5 days after notifying Microsoft about it. Many called his action irresponsible and even criminal, especially since the exploit is actively attacked. It turns out he gave them 60 days, not 5! In this regard I might add that many people seem to think "zero-day" was a synonymous for "exploit". It is not. If anything, it would have been a "five-day"."

What is your experience with Anomos?

AlgorithMan AlgorithMan writes  |  more than 4 years ago

AlgorithMan (937244) writes "Yesterday we discussed privacy issues when using BitTorrent through TOR. I searched for better alternatives and found Anomos, but given all the privacy problems with P2P + Anonymization and also the fact that there have been P2P traps before, I wonder: is this really secure? What is your experience with Anomos? Have you tried it? Have you reviewed the code? What about transfer-rates and file-availability?"
Link to Original Source

AlgorithMan AlgorithMan writes  |  more than 7 years ago

AlgorithMan writes "Take2, publisher of the GTA series, sues lawyer Jack Thomson for slander and libel. Thomson is known for his crusade against violence in videogames, especially against the GTA series. ars technica has Thomsons response to this lawsuit. From the article:

I have been praying [...] that Take-Two [...] would do something so stupid, [...] that such a misstep would enable me to destroy Take-Two. [M]y prayers are finally answered.
This lawsuit [is] the single dumbest thing I have ever seen any lawyers do in my thirty years of practicing law [...]

I encourage folks to read Psalm 35, a Psalm of David, which is brilliant in its entirety (since God Himself wrote it)

For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit [...]
Let destruction come upon him at unawares
and let his net that he hath hid catch himself [...]
The pit Take-Two has dug for itself will be patently clear next week when I strike back. Oh, and by the way, the entire Take-Two management and board will be gone on March 23[...]"

AlgorithMan AlgorithMan writes  |  more than 7 years ago

AlgorithMan writes "The website of the german game-magazine GameStar reports that Take2 (publisher of the GTA series) sues lawyer Jack Thomson for libel. Jack Thomson is widely known for his crusade against violent videogames, especially the GTA series."


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