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Chromium 37 Launches With Major Security Fixes, 64-bit Windows Support

Viol8 Re:Does chrome still require a root privs sandbox? (112 comments)

The OS doesn't need protection if the browser is running with normal user privs. If the OS is windows it might need extra help, I wouldn't know, but linux does not and I have no interest in googles feeble reasons for requiring root privs. A user app that requires root privs is not going on my systems. Period.


Brown Dwarf With Water Clouds Tentatively Detected Just 7 Light-Years From Earth

Viol8 Re:Is this the missing "dark matter"? (82 comments)

"Now dont discuss this subject any more unless you learn at least a few basic things."

You should follow your own advice. Most brown dwarves are glowing away nicely in infrared. If there were triillions of them they'd be lighting up the sky in that band. They arn't, so unless something has cooled them all down to absolute zero (yeah, right), they don't exist. Back to school for you.


Fermilab Begins Testing Holographic Universe Theory

Viol8 Re:Flip the switch (237 comments)

"running the simulation of our universe can move information instantaneously"

Quantum action at a distance anyone?


Chromium 37 Launches With Major Security Fixes, 64-bit Windows Support

Viol8 Does chrome still require a root privs sandbox? (112 comments)

Yes? Then it can carry on fucking right off, its going nowhere near my machines. I'll take the OS security over the supposed security of a browser subsystem thanks.


Oregon Sues Oracle For "Abysmal" Healthcare Website

Viol8 Deflect blame? (210 comments)

"from Cover Oregon and the governor for their failures to manage a complex IT project."

Err, excuse me - if Oracle are the contractor its up to THEM to manage the fecking project. Why the hell should the governor be hands on with this? Do they think he's also down at every roadworks checking the spades?

Usually when you hire a big company like Oracle you give them the requirements, pay them money and they're supposed to deliver the goods, so Oracle whining that they apparently weren't given good enough management is pathetic.

I wonder what are the odds they used some cheap indian labour who can just about switch on a computer much less deliver a working program. Sorry if some people find that racist, but indian coders in my experience are universally bloody useless.

5 days ago

Apple CarPlay Rollout Delayed By Some Carmakers

Viol8 iDon't know... (75 comments)

...much about the carplay system, but if its not installed in BMWs i3 and i8 then there must be a disturbance in The iForce.

about a week ago

Helsinki Aims To Obviate Private Cars

Viol8 Re:Sounds like the future (276 comments)

"Younger generations in general don't identify themselves with their car like older generations did."

Its nothing to do with identity, its simply because they can't afford to run them.

"get you there while you enjoy the morning news, reading, etc"

yeah yeah blah blah. There's something that already lets you do that - its called public transport.

"For those that really like to have their hands on the wheel and to own CDs"

When you actually learn to drive sonny you might understand the attraction. In the meantime have fun waiting in the rain for the bus.

about a week ago

NVIDIAs 64-bit Tegra K1: The Ghost of Transmeta Rides Again, Out of Order

Viol8 How does this account of caching? (125 comments)

Surely one of the points of OoOE is it can - in theory - take account of whether data is in cache or not when deciding when to do reads? I don't see how a hard coded instruction path can do this.

about two weeks ago

China Smartphone Maker Xiaomi Apologizes For Unauthorized Data Access

Viol8 Fixed a "loophole"? (64 comments)

Thats not a fucking loophole - a program doesn't accidentaly download and store phone numbers , it has to be programmed to do it - thats deliberate data stealing. Now we get the usual meaningless corporate humble apology routine which they hope will placate everyone until next time they get caught. Pathetic.

about two weeks ago

Perlan II Project Aims To Fly a Glider To the Edge of Space

Viol8 "and designed to fly near transonic speed" (44 comments)

Err , how exactly do they plan on getting to those speeds? Sure , you could get to those speeds in a dive but to do a dive you've got to get up that high in the first place which requires already going at those speeds. Catch 22. And the air currents sure as hell won't be strong enough to do it so unless they plan on having an SR-71 tow them up there I don't see this happening.

about three weeks ago

Hotel Chain Plans Phone-Based Check-in and Room Access

Viol8 Oh boo hoo (120 comments)

It was the same for everyone in their 20s. What do you expect , a $100K pay packet the minute you leave university? I'm in my 40s now but I spent most of my 20s working in dead end IT jobs and saving up until I could put down a deposit for a mortgage.

Seems all the millenial generation does is whinge about how tough there life is. Get over yourselves FFS!

about a month ago

Inside BitFury's 20 Megawatt Bitcoin Mine

Viol8 Re:Good Thing (195 comments)

"I'm sure you spend 24/7 of your wakened time working on the betterment of humanity, such as curing cancer, resource capture and use (energy), materials science, space mining and other such industries."

What a pathetic argument. You might as well say that only people who work in child abuse should find it distasteful. Get back under your bridge you pathetic troll.

about a month ago

"BadUSB" Exploit Makes Devices Turn "Evil"

Viol8 Not really that scary (205 comments)

Whats the point of the device sending keystrokes if it has no idea where they are going? "rm -rf /" ? Won't do much if you don't have a root xterm in focus or the focus is a word processor/browser/game/whatev er. Unless it acts like a mouse too and is smart enough to navigate its way around the screen, kick off an xterm , su with the root password etc etc...

But then thats with a proper OS. I guess if you're running windows all bets are off.

about a month ago

Programming Languages You'll Need Next Year (and Beyond)

Viol8 If you want to earn big bucks... (315 comments)

Learn C++, Java or C# and get yourself a job at a big corporate.

But hey, if you want to be a hipster coder and dick about all day doing "groovy" websites at some here today gone tommorow startup and earning fuck all by all means go down the web development route along with every other 14 year old school kid.

Erlang? Nice language but too niche. Never really got momentum outside telecoms and its probably too late for it now.

about a month ago

Chinese Hackers Infiltrate Firms Using Malware-Laden Handheld Scanners

Viol8 Re:China-based threat actors (93 comments)

"Or are we talking about thespians who specialize in instilling apprehension and dread, while standing on top of dinnerware?"

Well if they call everyone "Daaahhling!" and have endless anecdotes about how they were at the RSC with Daaahhling Larry doing a particularly evil modern day interpretation of Richard III involving hackers then that may well be the case.

about a month and a half ago
top Do We Really Need Another JavaScript Framework?

Viol8 Re:HTML5 & JS should just crawl away and die (104 comments)

I didn't mean run java or C++ in the fucking browser you knobend. I meant to code standalone apps!

about 2 months ago
top Do We Really Need Another JavaScript Framework?

Viol8 HTML5 & JS should just crawl away and die (104 comments)

If you want fast 2D or 3D graphics you DON'T code them in an interpreted script language welded onto a markup language pushed well beyond its sell by date running in a bloated client which in turns runs on the OS. If web devs want to climb out of the web playpen and do grown up programming then learn a grown up language such as Java or C++.

about 2 months ago

Google Starts Removing Search Results After EU Ruling

Viol8 Re:Good. (138 comments)

Wow, lots of capital letters. That really adds weight to your riposte.

about 2 months ago

How Vacuum Tubes, New Technology Might Save Moore's Law

Viol8 Pity Whitney Houston isn't still around (183 comments)

Stick her in front of a mike then tell her no more drugs and press record. That would have got you pretty close to that frequency range.

about 2 months ago


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