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Critical Git Security Vulnerability Announced

KingMotley Re:Unrelated to Github (148 comments)

WTF is Git? Is that a new fork of git? Cause I can't tell what you are talking about because you put the wrong case.

about two weeks ago
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Touring a Carnival Cruise Simulator: 210 Degrees of GeForce-Powered Projection

KingMotley 882 foot Titanic (42 comments)

Yes, a modern cruise ship does indeed "kill it". In length, volume, speed, height, and weight. You could probably fit 8-10 titanics in the AVERAGE modern cruise ship.

about two weeks ago
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Judge Rules Drug Maker Cannot Halt Sales of Alzheimer's Medicine

KingMotley Re:Can you say... (266 comments)

Emergency Rooms don't need to treat minor ailments. They only need to treat someone if they have something threatening, and they can not be safely transferred to another hospital.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft's New Windows Monetization Methods Could Mean 'Subscriptions'

KingMotley They abandoned this already (415 comments)

And a legal license to use them only for development or testing, and not to be used as your main computer OS. Guess you forgot that part.

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft's New Windows Monetization Methods Could Mean 'Subscriptions'

KingMotley Maybe they should focus on... (415 comments)

Why would you care about the log files being fragmented? Do you even know what file fragmentation is, and why that image and complaints are pretty silly?

about three weeks ago
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Apple DRM Lawsuit Might Be Dismissed: Plaintiffs Didn't Own Affected iPods

KingMotley Re:Not unexpected. (141 comments)

It uses the EXACT same part (down to the model number), and we're wondering why Kawasaki hasn't done a recall on theirs.

Because often the specification isn't bad, but the manufacturing process had a defect that only affected a specific run or a batch. It is quite possible that even with the same part number that one batch sold was defective while another was not.

Usually, this can be attributed to production lines using materials to their absolute limit (stamps, presses, drill bits, etc) to try and maximize profit. Occasionally one goes just enough out of spec to slip by QA, but then is corrected in the next batch after the worn production parts are replaced.

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Introduces .NET Core

KingMotley Re:why would I write to that? (187 comments)

If C# becomes easy to run on those platforms

You could run it on those platforms for years through mono and Xamarin.

about three weeks ago
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Windows 10 To Feature Native Support For MKV and FLAC

KingMotley Re:Is WebM uncommon? (313 comments)

He might make that claim, but I sure would. Haven't run into WebM yet.

about a month ago
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Windows 10 To Feature Native Support For MKV and FLAC

KingMotley Re:VLC (313 comments)

Open source and GPL aren't the same thing. GPL is still a cancer, but Microsoft has been using open source for decades, of which, the most popular anecdote is the original TCP/IP logic way back in Windows 95 (which has since been completely replaced).

about a month ago
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Aereo Files For Bankruptcy

KingMotley One solution (137 comments)

Well, from what I've seen, the content producers are about to feel a world of hurt. Having a son of my own, and watching what he and his friends do, one of the many things I've noticed about the up and coming next generation is that they don't watch TV AT ALL. Not a single minute. I guess the content producers will finally get what they deserve, but it will just take another 5-10 years before they feel the pain they have caused themselves.

about a month ago
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Multi-Process Comes To Firefox Nightly, 64-bit Firefox For Windows 'Soon'

KingMotley Re:Tempting (181 comments)

Well, it is mostly needed for three things:
1) Addressable memory in 32-bit browsers. The threading approach means all tabs must not take more than a total of 4GB of memory, and this is quickly becoming a problem.
2) One tab crashing them all. Yes, firefox crashes on me often enough that it is annoying. Yes, the tabs come back when you relaunch, but then I get bombarded with login requests to all the sites I have open that require logins to view.
3) There is something shared between the threads that the firefox team can't seem to rid themselves of. One tab can, and often does considerably slow down, or make other tabs stutter. So bad that watching HTML5 video in firefox is nearly useless except if you only have 1 tab open, and even then it is a worse experience than in IE or Chrome.

about a month and a half ago
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MPAA Bans Google Glass In Theaters

KingMotley Re:Laywer fight (357 comments)

So if someone who is paralyzed and didn't buy a wheelchair should also have the right to park their car in the movie theater since that's the only way they can get in there. I'm sorry you didn't buy a non-google glass pair of glasses, but that is your fault.

about 2 months ago
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First Detailed Data Analysis Shows Exactly How Comcast Jammed Netflix

KingMotley WHy net neutrality doesn't work (243 comments)

You are totally correct here. ISPs should only be allowed to be content producers, or content distributors, IF they relinquish all their monopoly statuses with local municipalities. Comcast, Time Warner, etc should be taken to court under anti-monopoly laws in the US. As they are guaranteed monopolies and their behavior is definitely harming consumers and they are trying to leverage their monopoly in one sector to give them an unfair advantage in a different sector, this seems a rather simple case, but well... lobbying... money... corruption... self-serving politicians... yeah.

about 2 months ago
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It's Official: HTML5 Is a W3C Standard

KingMotley Re: Well, that's cool I guess (125 comments)

Asking for some example is considered a shill? I guess we don't need things like facts any more. Let's just make stuff up and call it undeniable truth.

about a month ago
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It's Official: HTML5 Is a W3C Standard

KingMotley Re:Well, that's cool I guess (125 comments)

Please show an example where Microsoft sat on a standards body and then patented something regarding that spec, because as much as you'd like to believe this is true, it simply isn't. You have this backwards. Microsoft often had patents relating to things they sat on a standards body for (much like everyone else on that committee), and in most cases had already implemented a version of it before the committee was formed, let alone ratified anything. In some cases, they implemented something that was being discussed prior to ratification (which takes years), and then the standards body changed their minds and made changes to the standard before ratifying it. And in other cases, Microsoft implemented functionality that was already prevalent in the marketplace (another companies work -- usually netscape), and the standards body came up with a different, incompatible solution to the same thing.

If you have an example (any example) of what you say, I'd like to hear it, because I've never found any evidence of it, yet.

about 2 months ago
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Google Finds Vulnerability In SSL 3.0 Web Encryption

KingMotley Re:Chrome Dumbed Down (68 comments)

Yes. Because it will work on 90% of the websites the user uses, he will likely understand it's not his browser problem, it is a problem with the website in question. The browser should not indicate a secure connection to the website if the browser knows that the connection is in fact not secure. Seems pretty self evident.

about 2 months ago
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China Bans "Human Flesh Searching"

KingMotley Re:s/Fresh/Flesh/ (109 comments)

And since Chinese isn't a race, it's not racist. It may not be nice, but racist it isn't.

about 2 months ago
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Why the FCC Will Probably Ignore the Public On Network Neutrality

KingMotley Re: Changes require systematic, reliable evidence. (336 comments)

As I said, it's in the IP header. It solves for your not so hypothetical issue of a bottleneck between two tier 1 providers already.

about 3 months ago
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Why the FCC Will Probably Ignore the Public On Network Neutrality

KingMotley Re:Changes require systematic, reliable evidence.. (336 comments)

That's pretty simple. Allow the user to prioritize their own traffic. There is even 3 bits set aside for this in the IP header known as precedence. Then do QoS using that as your indicator on what to drop first if connections become overtaxed. Which, was the exact purpose of those bits but no one ever actually implemented them. I'd be more than happy to tell my browser, etc to please mark those packets as "Best Effort", but please mark my actual browsing as "Priority", my netflix and pandora as "Immediate", and Skype and VoIP as "Flash".

Note that doesn't mean always don't throttle stuff I have marked as Flash, because then everyone will just mark everything as a high priority. Just throttle the packets I marked lowest first, and if there aren't enough of low priority packets then throttle the next highest priority until necessary. Or limit the number of packets per second for each tier, and silently treat them as a lower tier if there are too many.

about 3 months ago
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Redbox Streaming Service To Shut Down October 7th

KingMotley Re:You know what's crazy? (64 comments)

Well, you can't really rent a blu-ray quality movie for a long time anywhere else. Unless you want to wait another 1-3 months, that is. And you happen to be on an ISP that isn't throttling the hell out of whatever video service you want to rent it from.

about 3 months ago

Submissions

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AppleTV Generation 3 sells out in record time

KingMotley KingMotley writes  |  more than 2 years ago

KingMotley (944240) writes "Although generally overshadowed by the iPad 3 debut, Apple also introduced the third incarnation of its Apple TV streaming media players this week. The third-generation Apple TV adds full 1080 support, a much faster processor, and much to its predecessor, and a completely revamped icon based UI. The revamped UI and faster processor (the same as from the iPhone 4) is leading some to believe that the device may be headed down a path where it may get its own place in Apple's App store eventually, embracing 3rd party apps. Considering how little effort Apple has put forth for the product, even Apple must have been take by surprise when all available stock for the revamped device sold out in under 8 hours."
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IE Making Come Back After EU Ballot

KingMotley KingMotley writes  |  more than 4 years ago

KingMotley (944240) writes ""Most PC users hit the web using Internet Explorer by default, simply because it just works. Now, after antitrust investigations, European users were given a choice of browser to install via ballot screen, and initial reports are great for 'ol IE. According to Statcounter, IE use in the UK has gone up 3.39 percent since last month's implementation of the ballot, 1.54 percent in Italy, and 1.76 percent in Germany. It's still early days, and it'll take more than this for IE to reclaim it's 95 percent lead in the browser war, but it's certainly a good trend for Microsoft. With that in mind, we're going to have to ask you to place your bets now. As a side note, all other major browsers (Firefox, Chrome, and Opera) have seen a dip in their usage for the same period.""
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W3C group

KingMotley KingMotley writes  |  about 2 years ago

Why is there separate properties for each side of a border, but not for the outline property which is mostly the same thing but it doesn't affect layout? (sigh).

WTB outline-top-width, outline-top-color, outline-top-style, etc.

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W3C group at it again

KingMotley KingMotley writes  |  about 2 years ago

While writing HTML5, the W3C group seems to have broken compatibility with HTML 4 again. No longer can you specify colspan='0' on a td tag to let it span the rest of the row. (sigh) I guess it wasn't all that important since only firefox ever implemented it correctly in the first place. Opera did support rowspan='0' as well, but that is no longer valid in HTML 5 either.

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FIrefox buggy transition support

KingMotley KingMotley writes  |  about 2 years ago

Firefox misinterprets the CSS3's Editors draft and ignores any CSS properties (like transition) where an angle or time specification is given as simply 0. All other browsers accept 0 for the time specification, and the CSS 3 specification says that it is to be backwards compatible with the CSS 2.1 specification that clearly states that the unit of measure is optional when the unit is 0. Bad mozilla, bad!

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.NET Optimization Framework Bug

KingMotley KingMotley writes  |  about 2 years ago

Apparently, the optimization framework (Also known as Bundling & Minification) has a nasty bug in it when doing bundling of javascript. When given a set of files, it first does a simple concatenation of the files together before doing a minification on the result. At first glance that seems to be a fairly obvious thing to do, well, except that if you have a whole line comment as your last line in a javascript file that doesn't end with a CR/LF that is. Unfortunately, that is exactly what some of the more popular minification tools currently do. It'll concatenate the first line of the next javascript file onto the comment line of the last file, and well, things go badly from there.

Supposedly there is a fix coming, but not in time for our latest release. Yay for having to delete all our pre-min'ed files, and recreating them without the debug comment that is typically there to help debug in chrome. Oh well, at least there is a workaround.

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Bad Chrome/Webkit

KingMotley KingMotley writes  |  about 2 years ago

Apparently Chrome has a bug when dealing with padding on elements with display:table. They've had one for a while, and it APPEARS they hacked it to always assume subtract the padding from the element's width, which is fine except for when you are in box-sizing:border, they still subtract it. Fail. Chrome breaking standards based layouts. Yes, it's been reported, "fixed" but broken in new and interesting ways -- for over a year.

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Firefox most braindead fieldset implementation

KingMotley KingMotley writes  |  about 2 years ago

As part of doing due diligence in creating websites that are accessible to the handicap, being able to use semantic markup is paramount. For forms, this means grouping logical sets of form elements, and wrapping them in a fieldset tag. As part of one of my most recent web designs, we used the fieldset to encapsulate groups of common tags that were collapsible. Well, that was until we found out that we had to bastardize our markup because firefox's implementation of the fieldset tag doesn't allow you to have content that is larger than the visible area that is. Yup, firefoxes implementation acts like it has overflow:visible stuck on, no matter what overflow setting you give it. Boo firefox for forcing us to wrap our pretty fieldsets in divs just because of your broken implementation.

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