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Code Quality: Open Source vs. Proprietary

Desler Re:Python (80 comments)

But that's written in C and C is the worst programming language ever!! How dare they be so dumb to not write Python in a "memory safe" langauge!

5 hours ago
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Code Quality: Open Source vs. Proprietary

Desler Re:Not a surprise (80 comments)

Sure you can. It's called binary patching. It's how people patch bugs in closed-source games.

5 hours ago
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OpenBSD Team Cleaning Up OpenSSL

Desler Re:What about a re-implementation... (279 comments)

Unless the language is portable to all platforms it's useless for a portable library. And none of those "safe" langauges are portable as C.

9 hours ago
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How Does Heartbleed Alter the 'Open Source Is Safer' Discussion?

Desler Re:Mr Fixit (526 comments)

Which is a ridiculous statement to make in this situation. That's like patting your security company on the back for not noticing for two years that someone was secretly stealing money out of your bank vault and they only did something after being told by a third-party that there was a problem. But hey they reacted fast two years after the fact, right?

yesterday
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Lack of US Cybersecurity Across the Electric Grid

Desler Re:Why not a separate WAN? (92 comments)

Because that would require huge amounts of capital expenditure that eats into profits.

yesterday
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OpenBSD Team Cleaning Up OpenSSL

Desler Re:What about a re-implementation... (279 comments)

What about it? If you want a Go implementation, then go do it.

They are not using Go because they want portable code that can run on all the hardware platforms they support. Go does not support all of those platforms.

yesterday
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Netflix Gets What It Pays For: Comcast Streaming Speeds Skyrocket

Desler Re:If Comcast was honest.... (319 comments)

Of course, they may be making more cash from this agreement with Netflix...

Of course they do. Otherwise they wouldn't have demanded the payment.

but that's not really a good thing for anyone.

Sure it is: Comcast which was my whole point. Comcast did what made them more money not what would benefit anyone else. And now that Netflix paid up they'll just do it to others.

And, no, I'm not defending Comcast but it's naive to think they would have done anything other than what gets them more money.

yesterday
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Netflix Gets What It Pays For: Comcast Streaming Speeds Skyrocket

Desler Re:If Comcast was honest.... (319 comments)

But how does that get them more money?

yesterday
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The Best Parking Apps You've Never Heard Of and Why You Haven't

Desler Re:What is going on?? (163 comments)

The point is that Slashdot is not his blog.

2 days ago
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The Best Parking Apps You've Never Heard Of and Why You Haven't

Desler Re:Fuck off Bennet (163 comments)

Yeah, I made a typo when typing on my phone keyboard.

2 days ago
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The Best Parking Apps You've Never Heard Of and Why You Haven't

Desler Re:Fuck off Bennet (163 comments)

At least this one didn't include whining about Burning Man in it. That's a narked improvement.

2 days ago
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Apple's Spotty Record of Giving Back To the Tech Industry

Desler Re:$1b corps (266 comments)

Nope, that's why it's open source.

3 days ago
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Apple's Spotty Record of Giving Back To the Tech Industry

Desler Re:$1b corps (266 comments)

What replacement?

CommonCrypto.

It was my understanding that when they depreciated OpenSSL they just asked software vendors and users to bundle/get the latest version themselves. Which means that a lot of OSX servers _are_ vulnerable while Apple can claim OSX is not.

Nope, they said to use CommonCrypto.

3 days ago
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The New 'One Microsoft' Is Finally Poised For the Future

Desler Re:Good for devs. (270 comments)

You talk as if COM went away. Protip: It didn't.

5 days ago
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Chinese Man On Trial For Spreading False Rumors Online

Desler Re:is libel or slander? (53 comments)

Why do you assume the American public is not capable of locating other media outlets across the world?

No need to assume anything. It's just simple reality.

5 days ago
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Chinese Man On Trial For Spreading False Rumors Online

Desler Re:is libel or slander? (53 comments)

Even in the US saying/writing something incorrect is still not libel/slander without proving malicious intent which is, as you mentioned, has a high bar. It's why the former Weekly World News, National Enquirer, etc. can get away with printing lots of nonsense.

5 days ago
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Chinese Man On Trial For Spreading False Rumors Online

Desler Re:In other news... (53 comments)

Embryo or adult feet?

5 days ago
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New French Law Prohibits After-Hours Work Emails

Desler Re:Feel free to do so! Just recognize that your (476 comments)

Then don't bitch when someone else is able to buy a bigger house in a nicer neighborhood with better schools.

I don't. Most of those McMansions are crappily built anyway. And once your dead, who cares?

Or afford better healthcare. (And expecting "free" healthcare is in some ways a form of bitching about others being more successful...)

Again, I don't and neither will the French since they aren't forced to choose between dying and bankruptcy.

about a week ago

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Apple App Store claimed to be infested with 'zombie software'

Desler Desler writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Desler (1608317) writes "In what will possibly take some wind out of the sails of Apple's trumpeted iOS app count, mobile analytics firm Adeven has published a study saying that 2/3rds of all software on the App Store are 'zombies:

Zombies may provide a perennial source of material for mobile games, but no developer actually wants their app to be the walking dead. Nonetheless, according to new mobile analytics and ad verification firm Adeven, that’s what almost two-thirds of the iOS App Store constitutes.
The Berlin company’s Apptrace tool launches on Tuesday and as a result it’s showing off several stats as a way of strutting its stuff. The most interesting one is the revelation that around 400,000 App Store apps get no downloads, are invisible to users and have no ranking.

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Nokia shareholder revolt on Windows Phone 7 was a

Desler Desler writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Desler (1608317) writes "The recently publicized revolt of "nine Nokia shareholders" has been revealed to be a hoax. From the Seattle pi:


Hoax of the week: A group of nine Nokia shareholders have, after one day, abandoned their effort to oust new CEO Stephen Elop and minimize a new partnership with Microsoft to make Windows Phone 7 the main platform for Nokia smart phones.
Turns out, there never were any renegade shareholders. In a tweet today, the person behind the “Nokia Plan B” that grabbed headlines in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News and ZDNet, wrote that “there are no ‘nine young investors,’ just one very bored engineer who really likes his iPhone.

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Rogue Nokia Investors Call it quits

Desler Desler writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Desler (1608317) writes "It seems that after only 36 hours of publicity the "rogue" investors have called it quits:

After reviewing the feedback we’ve received from investors on our Plan B, we have decided not to carry on with it. In the last 36 hours we were contacted by hundreds of individual shareholders (owning anywhere from 10 to 400,000 Nokia shares) pledging to support us by proxy voting or by personally attending the AGM. Nevertheless, the responses that we received from institutional investors were not encouraging. These institutions have a fiduciary responsibility to their customers and are legally bared from supporting radical initiatives like seating a bunch of kids on the board of directors. If they do not agree with Nokia’s plans, they are better off simply divesting and putting their money in other companies that better fit their investing strategy (which is exactly what they have been doing).

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