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Kano Ships 18,000 Learn-To-Code Computer Kits

Lennie Re:TV as monitor (51 comments)

Pretty much all digital TV run Linux, so there already is a computer inside ! :-)

2 days ago
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PostgreSQL Outperforms MongoDB In New Round of Tests

Lennie Re:It doesn't matter (147 comments)

Probably Windows uses a Windows equivalent of sendfile() to send the file over SMB.

Without sendfile () you'll be context-switching between kernel and userspace and probably copying data between them as well.

With sendfile () you have an open socket and you tell the kernel to send a file over that socket. No more copying of data and no context-switches.

That is probably why it uses very little CPU.

5 days ago
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Debian Switching Back To GNOME As the Default Desktop

Lennie Re:Server or Workstation (395 comments)

Why do you insult me claiming I need to run Windows on my Linux desktop ? ;-)

I don't run Windows VMs on my desktop machine.

There are no Windows applications I need or depend on.

about a week ago
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Researchers Propose a Revocable Identity-Based Encryption Scheme

Lennie Re:Not distributed (76 comments)

(I haven't read the article yet)

Distributed wouldn't be my fear, federated would be fine (for example can a person or organization use their own domain).

I wonder will my communication be easy to identify with an Identity-based encryption scheme.

about two weeks ago
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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison Steps Down

Lennie Re:Maybe he can fix that hot mess called "peopleso (142 comments)

Why do you think he cares about people like employees or customers or even products ?

He likes to quote Genghis Khan who said, “It’s not sufficient I succeed. Everyone else must fail.”

He has also been called a lawn mower:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

His most popular and _authorised_ biography is entitled: The difference between God and Larry Ellison: God doesn’t think he’s Larry Ellison.

about two weeks ago
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An Open Source Pitfall? Mozilla Labs Closed, Quietly

Lennie Re:Slight difference (112 comments)

Ohh, I see, thank you for explaning the about Mozilla Labs and Mozilla Research being 2 distinct things.

about two weeks ago
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City of Turin To Switch From Windows To Linux and Save 6M Euros

Lennie Re:The Microsoft Tax can buy you... (249 comments)

Well, I know of at least one reason:
- uploading lots the data unencrypted to US-based company might not be such a great thing ? (yes, I'm sure they use encryption in transport, but it isn't encrypted before upload and thus Google has access to the data)

I do think, making most of the applications web-application is actually the solution to all these silly problems.

Running on their own websites on a local network or at a datacenter of choice (so you know where your data is) is probably the best way to handle this.

It will make them platform independent if they stick with standards.

It also means you'll only have to upgrade software in one place. On the servers.

about two weeks ago
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Bringing New Security Features To Docker

Lennie Re:Taken to the logical conclusion (29 comments)

I think you meant to say: the point of Linux containers is...

Because many providers of VPS you mentioned at the end are still selling OpenVZ containers (of which a lot of code is already upstream in the mainline Linux kernel).

about a month ago
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China Gives Microsoft 20 Days To Respond To Competition Probe

Lennie Re:And well they should. (79 comments)

Do not confuse open formats and open source software. These are 2 different things.

about a month ago
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Google Introduces HTML 5.1 Tag To Chrome

Lennie Re:nail in W3C coffin (94 comments)

Most of the HTML5 specifications gets developed here first:

http://www.whatwg.org/specs/we...

Then eventually after a long process will end up here:

http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/

However Picture-tag actually came from the community first, not the W3C or the vendors directly:
http://responsiveimages.org/ only later did it become http://www.w3.org/community/re... and later became part of the HTML5-specification.

about a month ago
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Mozilla To Support Public Key Pinning In Firefox 32

Lennie Re:Most SSL certificates have a cost and expire (90 comments)

What probably happens is that a big site says: we use CA 1 and CA 2.

Then uses CA 1. After that when CA 1 is somehow a problem they switch using certificates from CA 2 they have already prepared and ready for use.

about a month ago
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Mozilla To Support Public Key Pinning In Firefox 32

Lennie Re:Why a hardcoded list? (90 comments)

Empty list also need to be signed. So no.

about a month ago
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Mozilla To Support Public Key Pinning In Firefox 32

Lennie Re:When will it support killing CPU-hogging tabs? (90 comments)

The electrolysis project is scheduled to go into the stable release at the end of this year. If it will be enabled by default this year I don't know. My gut feeling is they'll do so early next year.

about a month ago
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Mozilla To Support Public Key Pinning In Firefox 32

Lennie Re:Wreak havoc on corporate networks, SSL observat (90 comments)

You mean what corporate networks are doing is wrong. That is the biggest flaw.

They should move to a model of a proxy configured in the browser. The browser then can trust the proxy.

about a month ago
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Google Introduces HTML 5.1 Tag To Chrome

Lennie Re:5.1? (94 comments)

It's a bit more complicated.

The big standards organisation is W3C. They only call it a standard after everyone agrees on what the standard is and there are implementations in the field that prove that the model works. In that sense they are a bit like the IETF. Part of the IETF motto (TAO): "We believe in rough consensus and running code".

So in the case of HTML5, all browsers will implement the parts of the HTML5 they want to first and only when there are multiple implementations of a feature/part of the HTML5 standard, everyone agrees on what that part of the standard should look like and the documents are ready will W3C rubber stamps it a standard.

So you can already use it before it is a standard. Most parts, by now probably pretty much all of it, of the specification is stable. They are just changing documents to improve working and adding clarifications.

Using the implementations is actually encouraged, because the vendors want to see how it is being used to know if the specification actually works in the way it was intended. Or if it is just to complicated to work with.

Then you have the WHATWG, which is a number of browser vendors (Mozilla, Opera, Microsoft, Webkit/Blink) sitting together creating new HTML5 ideas and standards documents. Those standards documents can eventually be used as a basis by the W3C.

The WHATWG was formed when the W3C, a long time ago, said: all HTML will be XML based in the future. And basically said: HTML is a document format. The WHATWG said: no, way. Let's start a new group of people, because we don't want to deal with strict XML and we actually make it possible to let the web be an application delivery platform.

So really HTML5 pretty much is done. All the browser implementations are done, except for support of certain parts or features.

HTML 5.1 is just a working document title. It is just a set of new features being added to HTML 5 which will end up as part of HTML5.

Fun fact about the picture element is: it did not come out of the WHATWG or W3C or browser vendors, it came out of a community of webdevelopers to create 'responsive images'. A problem that didn't have a good solution yet.

Responsive images is about downloading a the right size of image based on the device it will be displayed on.

about a month ago
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If Java Wasn't Cool 10 Years Ago, What About Now?

Lennie Re:What's the point? (511 comments)

Well, there is a whole lot of Java in the enterprise and other organisations like banks.

Obviously they are always last to move, because they have a lot of legacy applications anyway.

about a month ago
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Virtual Machine Brings X86 Linux Apps To ARMv7 Devices

Lennie Re:still slow (61 comments)

No, dynamically is definitely the wrong approach. It just won't work.

Shippping LLVM byte code could still be possible yes.

Does any distribution have some kind of package that can be installed ? llvm-runtime. Like you can install Python or Java.

Shouldn't be to hard to make a package for Linux for that, right ?

Maybe someone could even add it to the kernel so it can recognise the bytecode.

about a month ago

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Mozilla announces Enterprise User Working Group

Lennie Lennie writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Lennie (16154) writes "On the blog.mozilla.org announced: Recently there has been a lot of discussion about enterprises and rapid releases. Online life is evolving faster than ever and it's imperative that Mozilla deliver improvements to the Web and to Firefox more quickly to reflect this. This has created challenges for IT departments that have to deliver lots of mission-critical applications through Firefox. Mozilla is fundamentally about people and we care about our users wherever they are. To this end, we are re-establishing a Mozilla Enterprise User Working Group as a place for enterprise developers, IT staff and Firefox developers to discuss the challenges, ideas and best practices for deploying Firefox in the enterprise."
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