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German Foreign Office Going Back To Windows

Procasinator Death Knoll (and First) (901 comments)

Not good for Linux.

I wonder if there is a feedback loop back to the distributor/maintainers in these ventures? It will

more than 3 years ago
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BioWare On Why Making a Blockbuster Game Is a Poor Goal

Procasinator Re:Of course there are segments in gaming (192 comments)

At the same time, these are market segments. I know you allowed for this, but it's like you don't see the importance.

Secondly, there are segments beyond genres. Some people want cheap and quick games (ala the iPhone). The actual genre of the game is irrelevant, it's the novelty of these games.

To say people don't buy games depending on there need investment is also ridiculous. People might not think to themselves 'hmmm, i like short, easy to complete games. so, i should go for that segment. let me see, what games are out in that segment nowadays' but subconsciously they will go for these games: that's why games on iPhone, DS, Wii, etc have become some popular.

Motion control, 3D games, etc. These are all segments.

There more to the video game market to genres - you are the one being foolish.

more than 4 years ago
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Wireless Presenters Attacked Using an Arduino

Procasinator Re:RTFA? (69 comments)

And how is this lame, or only a nuisance?

The attacker can get full control over the remote computer.

The exploit code is the least significant part of this. Any exploit code could be used. If the user needed to escalate privileges for instance then another vulnerability might be attacked. But who cares: the point is the presenter is vulnerable, and critically so. What has leet code got do with anything?

more than 4 years ago
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Wireless Presenters Attacked Using an Arduino

Procasinator Re:Hacking (69 comments)

By your BS definition.

That's like saying cooking is only cooking when you produce all ingredients from the seed, etc.

more than 4 years ago
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Mark Zuckerberg, In It To Change the World?

Procasinator Re:Gotta point out the good (268 comments)

Bigs words? You're funny. The largest word he used is "specifically".

Freshmen high school would be able to understand that.

more than 4 years ago
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Project Natal Pricing and Release Date Revealed

Procasinator Re:wait for SP2 (156 comments)

From my reading, Project Natal has technology in place to not get "confused by the dog walking in front of the TV again."

Or in the very least has access to software to detect certain events after acquiring 3DV Systems. Can't find the reference at the moment, but I wouldn't completely underestimate Microsoft here.

more than 4 years ago
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Designer Builds Coffin For Xbox's Suffering RROD

Procasinator Re:Controller? (118 comments)

I would think the Xbox 360 has serial numbers. Buying from a game store, you might be lucky and they won't check (probably only would if the process is automated).

But surely Microsoft themselves would.

more than 4 years ago
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Man Fined $1.5 Million For Leaked Mario Game

Procasinator Re:Indecent Proposal (287 comments)

Of course statistics are only a sampling of reality, my only point is that the average Male (and Female, but Males on average make more) in Queensland will probably make 1.5 million in total earnings during his lifetime. Of course the unemployed and the high-makers effect the likelihood.

Obviously big outliers can cause problems, but I would hope a Government commissioned study would have a larger sample size than in your fictional example.

more than 4 years ago
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Man Fined $1.5 Million For Leaked Mario Game

Procasinator Re:Indecent Proposal (287 comments)

The average wage in Queensland is $61,464 (figures from around 2009). So, the average person would earn that in his lifetime (around 25 years working).

Of course, I don't what he is earning, but he is more likely to make that much in a life then not, assuming people on average work for 25+ years (fair enough assumption).

In US$, this would be closer to 1.3 million.

more than 4 years ago
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Dying Man Shares Unseen Challenger Video

Procasinator RTFS (266 comments)

How could they? They violated his copyright and took away any incentive for the man to make another movie.

I would think the man being dead and all would have damped his enthusiasm anyway.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Releases Experimental Phone To Employees

Procasinator Re:Math fail. (141 comments)

Mate, I wasn't trying to 'put me in my place (in your view[or others])' (why the quotes?), I'm just surfing the net and taking the time every so often to chime in on discussions. We are barely discussing something of critical importance here.

I just found your level of smugness and bad comprehension funny. As long as we both get laughs, it's been a good day.

No more replies anyhow, so good bye. You live up to your name too much: I won't be able to get rid of ya. Enjoy your day/night/whatever.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Releases Experimental Phone To Employees

Procasinator Re:Math fail. (141 comments)

No, you came back with the retort:

Your explanation still fails, since steam ala valve is based in the U.S. if they charge 50 euros they are actually making more money, off of people overseas, then domestic people, but nice try.

Which is obvious, and doesn't invalidate his argument at all. He point is that they pretend it is $1 to every €1. That people paying in EU are paying more then follows.

He called it the "europeans are idiots" bonus (1 dollar = 1 euro). It might not have been obvious to you, but he meant that is how many US products (particularly electronics and software), not how the current currency rate is.

It's not about you being wrong about the price difference, it is about you being wrong about the OP. You are the one that can't keep up.

You should copy and paste your previous reply for future use, instead of arguing yourself down to -1, Troll. And if you gonna act smug, make sure you don't cause yourself a /facepalm moment.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Releases Experimental Phone To Employees

Procasinator Re:Math fail. (141 comments)

You are getting completely wrong, which we all do from time to time, but your smugness just makes you look stupid.

The OPs point is that if something is $50 in the US, it will probably be €50 in the EU. So, they ignore the currency rate, and charge as *if* $1 = €1, when in reality, we are paying more.

In otherwords:

pay more, for the same thing.

Is the OPs point!

more than 4 years ago
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Trying To Bust JavaScript Out of the Browser

Procasinator Re:Javascript is actually a great language (531 comments)

The absence of a trim method is not a DOM problem: I should be a method available on String.

As for the lack of this consistency, this is due how Javascript scopes references to methods. Being able to change this behaviour can be handy at times, but often not the expected behaviour.

Read http://www.alistapart.com/articles/getoutbindingsituations/ to see how apply/call can help set-up the correct binding for this and a method.

JavaScript behaves this way to support prototypal inheritance.

more than 4 years ago
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Hackers Broke Into Brazil Power Grid Operator's Website Last Thursday

Procasinator Re:Really.... (85 comments)

Go to Options and change Comment Post Mode to Plain Old Text.

That will take care of the newlines (inserting <br /> tags for newlines).

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Responds To "Like OS X" Comment

Procasinator Re:Day is Night, Black is White, and Good is Evil (505 comments)

Oh, I understand. You jumped straight into a thread without understanding what it is about.

You try to discredit me through attacking my character, instead of attacking my premise. I don't think you even understand my premise.

I never suggested there was less malware for Windows than OS X (cause obviously Windows is littered with it). I never suggested to ignore bugs (where did you get this from?). All I suggested was that Windows Vista/7 has many security features built in that Mac OS X does not. And it is of my opinion, for example, a person surfing with IE8 in Vista/7 is more secure than that of a person surfing Safari on OS X. However, I still think you are more likely going to be targeted on a Windows platform than an Apple one - so while the security of product might be better or on par with Mac OS X, it will be more likely of the 2 to have malware.

Being a target does not make a product less secure, but rather makes security problems more likely to arise.

I do think it's a baseless and obviously biased claim when people say Mac OS X security is fantastic, and in the same breath say Windows is so far behind in this department. This people are usually Mac fanboy's or M$ bashers.

You, I think, are just an idiot.

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Responds To "Like OS X" Comment

Procasinator Re:Day is Night, Black is White, and Good is Evil (505 comments)

If you read more you'll find that this isn't the default setting, so "out of the box" this doesn't happen. So yeah, you're talking BS once again.

Do you understand what this bug does? It causes an infinite loop. It's a DoS. A silly one to let creep into the system, but not the most critical of problems.

Attacks will be most limited to those within the LAN (as having 139 or 445 accessible outside of the network would be strange).

Is this what your argument has descended too? Point out bugs? Do I have a good refute if I show some silly bugs from Mac OS X.

Here is an infinite loop DoS bug that existed in AFP (Apple Filing Protocol): http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0142

Probably should have been caught a lot earlier. And didn't require fuzzing/analysis to find (because it happened naturally in production).

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Responds To "Like OS X" Comment

Procasinator Re:Day is Night, Black is White, and Good is Evil (505 comments)

No doubt it does, but you haven't proven anything. You are trying to debase my character, rather than talk about the facts between the 2 platforms.

ASLR is not exactly new (implementations haven't existed since 2001) and I never suggested that it was the be-all of security. It's another layer - but a good one to have on a system.

ASLR has been enabled by default in the linux kernel for a while, and has been in Windows since Vista.

Mac OS X has a rather broken implementation that is practically useless. They are not the first ones to have a faulty implementation, but instead of addressing it they decided to ignore it.

If you don't see how ASLR is important I can't really convince otherwise. Again, it's not the end-all, but it does create a large stumble block for reliable execution of memory corruption bugs.

I know you know you haven't got much to say due to the lack of anything concrete to say:

If you know what you were talking about you would know IT TAKES A LOT MORE than playing about with memory to make a system secure and the MS systems do not do very well in those areas - thus a very silly lie.

Care to expand on the emphasis? Or are you talking out of your ass. Can you show me how Windows is doing less in these "areas" than Mac OS X, or are you just another fan boy. I have shown where Windows (and other various other operating systems) have a security layer implemented that Mac OS X hasn't. Show me the opposite - where Mac OS X has implemented things that Windows hasn't. I'm guessing you will come back with an unfounded claim about quality (or not come back at all).

Don't get me wrong, there are lot of things I like about OS X (having a decent terminal for one). But I stand by with my disagreement that Mac OS X is inherently more secure platform than new versions of Windows out of the box.

more than 4 years ago

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