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The Mainframe Is Dead! Long Live the Mainframe!

Njovich Re:Mainframe vs PaaS and SaaS (164 comments)

From a business point of view they can be similar.

From the perspective of the mainframe guys, the whole point of a mainframe is that it is a single machine handling all of your transactions. Basically, it is simpler to deal with all kinds of transaction problems when you are not using a vastly distributed system with thousands of nodes. Typically PaaS/SaaS are large distributed systems.

To reliably and consistantly handle a very large stream of very important transactions where you basically need 100% reliability, they are a real option. The business case for a mainframe is something like, it would cost 200mln per year for some bank to make a failure proof distributed system, and 100mln to do it with a a mainframe. Outside of this type of systems, it is hard to think of any use for a mainframe, given the cost and complexity.

about two weeks ago
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US Slaps Sanctions On North Korea After Sony Cyberattack

Njovich Re:i heard that Sony hack was insiders (231 comments)

How is this insightful? The Slashdot blurb doesn't mention anywhere that North Korea is responsible, it just says that the US is imposing sanctions based on it. Are you disputing that the US is imposing sanctions?

Also, what was this authoritative source that proofs beyond any doubt that it wasn't North Korea?

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Should We Do About the DDoS Problem?

Njovich Re:Carriers (312 comments)

Great! Then it shouldn't be no problem for you. If you read my post you would know I support you and applaud your effort!

Why don't you switch them all over to IPv6 while you're at it?

about 1 month ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Should We Do About the DDoS Problem?

Njovich Re:Carriers (312 comments)

That's great! Why don't you go convince every single carrier in the world to do this!

Meanwhile we will use real world solutions. Let us know when you are done, then we can stop using those services.

about 1 month ago
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Being Colder May Be Good For Your Health

Njovich Re:what else is new (234 comments)

Or just spend 5 minutes to get acquainted with Fahrenheit and never have to be annoyed with people not including Celcius ^^

about a month ago
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Finland Dumps Handwriting In Favor of Typing

Njovich Good riddance (523 comments)

Good riddance. These children can be thought so much useful stuff in this time.

To waste the time of every single kid trying to teach it the completely useless skill of cursive writing borders insanity.

Block letters are far superior anyway.

about 2 months ago
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Swiss Scientists Discover DNA Remains Active After Space Journey and Re-entry

Njovich Re:Contamination (67 comments)

So what are you doing on Slashdot then? How can you spend time on this while people are starving?

Shouldn't you be feeding people?

about 2 months ago
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Critical XSS Flaws Patched In WordPress and Popular Plug-In

Njovich Content Security Policy (41 comments)

One highly underused technology is the Content Security Policy. It is supported in all major browsers, including IE10+.

With simple headers you can prevent anyone from using inline javascript or including scripts from non-whitelisted domains. For instance, the following headers would make inline scripts not execute, and only execute javascript from the whitelisted domains:

Content-Security-Policy: script-src 'self' www.google-analytics.com ajax.googleapis.com;
X-Content-Security-Policy: script-src 'self' www.google-analytics.com ajax.googleapis.com;

If projects like Wordpress would pick this up, it would make it very difficult to do XSS attacks.

about 2 months ago
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Tesla Delays Launch of Model X Until Q3 2015

Njovich Re:Why? (111 comments)

How about you go start your own website if you want to pick the articles. The slogan of slashdot is 'News for nerds, stuff that matters', not 'stuff that luthair likes' or 'software news'.

about 3 months ago
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Four Dutch Uberpop Taxi Drivers Arrested, Fined

Njovich As intended (282 comments)

It was very obvious this was going to happen. Authorities even announced they would take action, and Uber has been very public about going to start this service and that they would pay any fines.

I don't know what the playbook of Uber and the transport inspection services are, but it is obvious that for both sides have these fines as part of it.

This makes it possible for Uber to fight it out in the courts, and will likely trigger discussion in the parliament that may lead to changes in the laws.

about 4 months ago
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Google Partners With HTC For Latest Nexus Tablet

Njovich Re:Tegra based! (74 comments)

I'm fairly certain the people of Taiwan consider Taiwan a different place than China -- enough so that they have the whole Taiwan name and all.

New Mexico and Mexico are not the same thing, but they are both in the Americas. North and South Korea are not the same thing, yet both people are Koreans.

So how is that possible, if they have their own name too?

Please ask any Taiwanese person about this, and you will hear the same thing. Taiwanese people consider themselves Chinese. You can try all you want to claim that 'China' is only the mainland part. But that doesn't make it true, and in fact is insulting to both Taiwanese and mainland chinese people.

about 4 months ago
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Google Partners With HTC For Latest Nexus Tablet

Njovich Re:Tegra based! (74 comments)

Are French and German people both European? Are North and South Koreans both Korean people?

Well, DPRK != ROK, yet they are both Koreans. The fact is that both the mainland and taiwanese people consider Taiwanese people as Chinese people. You may want to consider that 'Chinese' is a bigger term than just PRC.

about 4 months ago
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Google Partners With HTC For Latest Nexus Tablet

Njovich Re:Tegra based! (74 comments)

HTC isn't Chinese. It is Taiwanese.

If you knew anything about Taiwan, you would know why that is a silly statement. You may want to start by looking up the official name of Taiwan, which is Republic of China.

about 4 months ago
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KDE's UI To Bend Toward Simplicity

Njovich This again? (184 comments)

Do you really have to rip all of the features out of KMail for this?

How about you make your own mail client, hell, even use the KMail source. Then you will see how much the KDE userbase will love your 'retarded-people-interface' that is only an improvement for people who don't need advanced features like deleting an email. I'm not kidding, look at the mockup in the article.

I really don't get how you can see Metro and Gnome fail completely trying to force a more 'simple' user interface on people, and then want to make the same mistake.

about 4 months ago
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Australian Police Arrest 15, Charge 2, For Alleged Islamic State Beheading Plot

Njovich Re:News for nerds (165 comments)

Great for you, why don't you buy Slashdot from Dice or set up your own blog where you can control things?

about 4 months ago
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Google Introduces HTML 5.1 Tag To Chrome

Njovich Re:talk about "old tech" (94 comments)

I have seen a lot of weird features in TIFF, but being able to dynamically load the correct size of images over the network using media queries to save bandwidth isn't one of them.

So, no, this is absolutely nothing like TIFF.

about 5 months ago
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Put A Red Cross PSA In Front Of the ISIS Beheading Video

Njovich Red Cross is non-political (300 comments)

The Red Cross is non-political for a reason.

If they pick a side they will endanger countless of workers from the Red Cross. The goal of the Red Cross is to provide humanitarian aid and emergency relief.

ISIS may be a bunch of evil maniacs, but let the judging be done by other organisations that don't have to help civilians in the frontlines.

about 5 months ago
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Would Scottish Independence Mean the End of UK's Nuclear Arsenal?

Njovich Re:Should be interesting RE- Nato (375 comments)

Spain will veto their EU plans (over their own want-to-breakaway regions doing the same thing in the future).

Only England wants to play dirty games against the Scottish, the rest of the EU really doesn't care that much. Spain has already stated they will not veto Scotland. Why would other countries like Netherlands or Germany be interested in keeping Scotland out of the EU? It is a wealthy area, there are many business interest, and the people are *already* EU citizens.

about 5 months ago
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Mozilla Doubles Down on JPEG Encoding with mozjpeg 2.0

Njovich Re:Tiny bumps in JPEG performance (129 comments)

so we know a much better format than WebP is technically available *now*. [...] It doesn't seem like a good idea to try to move to WebP when we know a better format is coming fairly soon (probably within a couple of years).

So what you are saying is that for the next few years (plus the past 4 years), WebP was available for you to use, better than mozjpeg is even now (and having a bunch of extra features like lossless compression, animations, alpha channel), but you will not use it because you are waiting for some hypothetical file format that may exist in a few year and will provide better compression?

Can we please have the old Mozilla back that was more interested in building a great browser than having petty conflicts over formats?

about 6 months ago

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