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"ExamSoft" Bar Exam Software Fails Law Grads

GigaplexNZ Lockdown (94 comments)

Besides handling the uploading of completed exam questions, ExamSoft locks down the computer on which it runs, so Wikipedia is not an option.

Yeah, that'll work, because nobody has internet capable cellphones, secondary machines or even Virtual Machines.

yesterday
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

GigaplexNZ Re:Customer service? (890 comments)

I avoid checked luggage because I'm tired of the airline losing my checked luggage, the extra delays at the other end for collecting the checked luggage etc. It's not like I can actually fit my legs under the chair in front of me anyway on the economy seats I've flown with.

about a week ago
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New Treatment Stops Type II Diabetes

GigaplexNZ Re:Cure? (253 comments)

That just makes it an improved treatment. It's still not a cure.

about two weeks ago
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New Treatment Stops Type II Diabetes

GigaplexNZ Re:wall-e (253 comments)

If you can't run a 10 minute mile, you are unfit.

You do realise it's possible to be a fit paraplegic, right?

about two weeks ago
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Avast Buys 20 Used Phones, Recovers 40,000 Deleted Photos

GigaplexNZ Re:Garbage In (231 comments)

It depends. Some carriers are known to bundle software like Facebook, and if it's on the system partition it's not easily removable.

about three weeks ago
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Russia Moves From Summer Time To Standard Time

GigaplexNZ Re:News? (158 comments)

We use UTC internally, but that doesn't stop customers from reporting bugs with wrong timestamps in the UI since they don't have the latest timezone rule patches installed.

about a month ago
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Russia Moves From Summer Time To Standard Time

GigaplexNZ Re:News? (158 comments)

We do use libraries, but as the other posters have mentioned, keeping these systems up to date is a nightmare. Relying on customers to keep their systems up to date too is even worse.

about a month ago
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Russia Moves From Summer Time To Standard Time

GigaplexNZ Re:News? (158 comments)

I'm a software developer, and dealing with unpredictable timezone changes is not fun. This is definitely relevant to me.

about a month ago
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Plastic Trash Forming Into "Plastiglomerate" Rocks

GigaplexNZ Re:Only one picture - nfm (123 comments)

The first link contained one picture with a subsequent link to a PDF containing more pictures. The second link contained multiple subsequent links which have multiple pictures.

about 2 months ago
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AMD, NVIDIA, and Developers Weigh In On GameWorks Controversy

GigaplexNZ Re:Optimizing the driver stack... (80 comments)

Last I checked, the 750 Ti had amazing performance per watt, but performance per dollar it fell behind AMD cards such as the 260X and 270X.

about 2 months ago
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OCZ RevoDrive 350 PCIe SSD Hits 1.8GB/sec With Standard Toshiba MLC NAND

GigaplexNZ Re:intel's DMI bus is still to slow (113 comments)

Put a single Thunderbolt controller in there, and your 20Gbit allocation is already spent.

about 2 months ago
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OCZ RevoDrive 350 PCIe SSD Hits 1.8GB/sec With Standard Toshiba MLC NAND

GigaplexNZ Re:Avoid OCZ at all cost! (113 comments)

Who the hell uses Btrfs on production systems? It's not ready.

about 2 months ago
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EU Court of Justice Paves Way For "Right To Be Forgotten" Online

GigaplexNZ Re:Censorship (199 comments)

I agree - if they're instigating "right to be forgotten", they should be forgotten. Not selectively forgetting certain unfavourable pieces of information.

about 3 months ago
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Space Telescope Reveals Weird Star Cluster Conundrum

GigaplexNZ Re:ORLY? (80 comments)

Reporters with integrity are few and far between.

about 3 months ago
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Space Telescope Reveals Weird Star Cluster Conundrum

GigaplexNZ Re:ORLY? (80 comments)

Physicists (whether it be on the cosmos or climate change) are starting to sound like Richard Nixon spin doctors. Which is it?

The reporters who present the physicists findings are usually the ones putting a spin on it.

about 3 months ago
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WRT54G Successor Falls Flat On Promises

GigaplexNZ Re:OMFG compile! (113 comments)

I'd agree with you... if it actually worked once compiled. Wireless doesn't work.

about 3 months ago
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WRT54G Successor Falls Flat On Promises

GigaplexNZ Re:Hey Soulskill! (113 comments)

It made sense to me.

about 3 months ago
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Heartbleed Coder: Bug In OpenSSL Was an Honest Mistake

GigaplexNZ Re:Sloppy code (447 comments)

You're not kidding. There's also an awful lot of code passing pointers to functions, where those functions dereference the pointers without checking if they're not null.

about 4 months ago
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Heartbleed Coder: Bug In OpenSSL Was an Honest Mistake

GigaplexNZ Re:Bigger problem: stupid 'optimizations' (447 comments)

If I put profile run numbers into comments for every optimisation I did, my code would be overrun with such comments.

about 4 months ago
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Heartbleed Coder: Bug In OpenSSL Was an Honest Mistake

GigaplexNZ Re:Where C++ applications interface with C librari (447 comments)

If they're required to interface with existing C libraries, they're going to run into similar unsafe API wrapping regardless of their chosen language. C++ may interface with C libraries more frequently than others, but that doesn't make the "safer" languages immune.

about 4 months ago

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Microsoft developer tools abandon Windows XP suppo

GigaplexNZ GigaplexNZ writes  |  more than 2 years ago

GigaplexNZ (1233886) writes "Earlier this year a bug was filed against the developer preview of the next version of Visual Studio complaining that applications built with it are incompatible with Windows XP. Pat Brenner from Microsoft Visual C++ Libraries Development issued a response: "Thanks for the report. This behavior is by design in MFC and CRT for Visual Studio vNext. The minimum supported operating systems are Windows Server 2008 SP2 and Windows Vista. Windows XP is not a supported operating system for the release (design-time or run-time)." Can Microsoft seriously be considering preventing early adopters of the next version of Visual Studio from supporting a large portion of their existing customer base?"
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