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Emory University SCCM Server Accidentally Reformats All Computers Campus-wide

Daniel Phillips Re:Huge vulnerability (564 comments)

Especially if those automated software deployment packages like SCCM are Microsoft products.

about 4 months ago
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Tux3 File System Could Finally Make It Into the Mainline Linux Kernel

Daniel Phillips Re:Ready for mainline? (121 comments)

Thanks for the bug report :)

about 4 months ago
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Tux3 File System Could Finally Make It Into the Mainline Linux Kernel

Daniel Phillips Re:Waste of time and effort (121 comments)

Those shiny distributed file systems run on top of boring local filesystems.

about 4 months ago
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Tux3 File System Could Finally Make It Into the Mainline Linux Kernel

Daniel Phillips Re:parent delays (121 comments)

So tux2 was ready in 2000, and it took 14 years to rewrite it to avoid parents? Oh how much patents help innovation!

Few more years and those patents will expire and we can use both!

Tux3 is a better design. Tux2 was more along the lines of ZFS and Btrfs, that is, multiply-rooted trees sharing subtrees. Tux3 is a single tree with exactly one pointer to each extent. Considerably easier to check and repair. Of course we need to see if it turns out that way so please stay tuned.

about 4 months ago
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Tux3 File System Could Finally Make It Into the Mainline Linux Kernel

Daniel Phillips Re:Ambitious but not much has happened in 6 yrs (121 comments)

Indeed, different aims. Tux3 has the modest goal of being a light, tight and fast filesystem without ambition of also being a volume manager.

about 4 months ago
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Why Working Remotely Needs To Make a Comeback

Daniel Phillips Re:God wants to see us once a week (455 comments)

As a manager, I can tell you that I need to spend some hi-bandwidth time with my people on a regular basis

As a verteran engineer, I can tell you you're an idiot and a liability for whichever unlucky company you work for.

about a year and a half ago
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HTC Unveils Revamped HTC One

Daniel Phillips Re:Hmmmm .... (152 comments)

Lower res pictures with bigger pixels?

Yes. My 20D with 8 megapixels takes much higher quality pictures that any known cell phone, or any point and shoot with 50% more nominal pixels. It's not just the vastly better optics, it's also the quality of the sensor.

about a year and a half ago
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HTC Unveils Revamped HTC One

Daniel Phillips Re:Non removable battery, no memory card slot. (152 comments)

I have never had any issues with any Li-ion batteries as long as they are properly maintained. That means do not let it run below 20% (yes, it means stop yakking on the phone and stop playing games on the phone if it is that low).

In which universe does that qualify as acceptable usability for a consumer device? Especially considering that typical high end smart phones don't even last a day, just running maps or other moderate loads.

about a year and a half ago
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HTC Unveils Revamped HTC One

Daniel Phillips Re:Non removable battery, no memory card slot. (152 comments)

SD cards are going away on phones

Sounds like wishful thinking from someone who doesn't have one. SD cards are plenty fast enough for me. I would far rather have an SD card than be forced to futz around with USB cables, dongles, adapters etc. I have some Android devices with SD card and some without. I have a strong preference for the devices with SD cards. That's one of the big annoyances of the Nexus 4, no SD card. Plus, needing a special tool or a pin (problematic on an airplane) to get the SIM card out is just plain idiotic. But I digress. I note that Samsung has begun to see the error of their ways in that regard.

about a year and a half ago
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Can Microsoft Really Convince People To Subscribe To Software?

Daniel Phillips Re:Why would a home user want Office? (297 comments)

All the big companies do this today not to mention HR wants them editable so they can highlight things.

You're making that up. The vast majority are happy with pdf, and if a company insists on .doc I'd have my doubts about working for them.

about 2 years ago
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Can Microsoft Really Convince People To Subscribe To Software?

Daniel Phillips Re:Open Source (297 comments)

Microsoft knows how to reclaim home computing. They need to make your computer the system that you use to watch TV.

That's quite funny. My last TV (from LG) came with a copy of the GPL because it runs Linux. I think this is pretty common. I can assure you, there are zero TVs running Windows.

about 2 years ago
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Torque3D Engine Goes Open-Source

Daniel Phillips Re:Not the same (68 comments)

You are truly an idiot. Please post again and confirm.

about 2 years ago
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Torque3D Engine Goes Open-Source

Daniel Phillips Re:Not the same (68 comments)

Good point. Because the source code is available, Torque3D can be ported to both iOS and Android. And to any other platform anybody cares about. Thankyou for illustrating the power of open source.

Ported to isn't the same as supports.

Yes it is. You better get a refund on that dictionary you're using.

about 2 years ago
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Torque3D Engine Goes Open-Source

Daniel Phillips Re:Why is this relevant? (68 comments)

I think there's some confusion. The id tech engines are under the GPL, so all games/tools/etc created from it must have their source released.

Torque 3D is under the MIT license, so no one has to release their source regardless of the type of project.

And as a bonus, the good bits could be imported into a GPL project.

about 2 years ago
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Torque3D Engine Goes Open-Source

Daniel Phillips Re:Could have sworn... (68 comments)

The previous article said they were going to release it to the open source community. This one announced the opening of the actual git repository. Subtle difference.

Unfortunately, a difference subtle enough to be lost on the submitter.

about 2 years ago
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iPhone 5 GeekBench Results

Daniel Phillips Re:Going for the S3 (470 comments)

I don't think the word "alienated" means what you think it means.

about 2 years ago
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The Linux-Proof Processor That Nobody Wants

Daniel Phillips Re:oversimplified (403 comments)

If you go back and read, the case I was making is that Intel's real problem is, it can't afford to drop the price of its chips to ARM levels because that will eviscerate its lucrative margins.

about 2 years ago
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iPhone 5 GeekBench Results

Daniel Phillips Re:Going for the S3 (470 comments)

Micro USB i'll give you, but for many myself included the battery/sd slot are "meh" features I'll never use.

It's not just the irritation of having to basically throw the phone away when the battery inevitably fails, it's the fact that you can't ever actually turn your phone off. Doesn't that creep you out? Or perhaps by Apple standards, that amount of creepiness doesn't even move the needle.

As for flash slot and *standard* USB port *on the phone* like all Android devices have... did it ever occur to you that just apologizing for it doesn't get back all those customers who bought Androids just because of that blatantly missing functionality? It's hard to overstate just how convenient it has proved to be, to be able to power my Android phone from any USB cable. Without needing a dongle, which, trust me, you will never have around when you need it.

about 2 years ago
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iPhone 5 GeekBench Results

Daniel Phillips Re:Going for the S3 (470 comments)

What could they have done? An even bigger screen? NFC? A phone you could roll up?

How about a standard micro USB, removable battery and micro SD slot?

What is up with you Apple people, modding down a legitimate post like that, are you determined to alienate yourselves from everybody not already alienated?

about 2 years ago
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iPhone 5 GeekBench Results

Daniel Phillips Re:Going for the S3 (470 comments)

What could they have done? An even bigger screen? NFC? A phone you could roll up?

How about a standard micro USB, removable battery and micro SD slot?

about 2 years ago

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