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Microsoft To Open Source .NET and Take It Cross-Platform

Zero__Kelvin Re:Sounds like what Sun did (525 comments)

You seem to think that realeasing something as Open Source magically causes it to run well on all platforms. It takes work to port the code to different platforms and a commitment to mainaining and reression testing the stack on all those platforms. You need to provide motive to do all that, which is never going to happen. The people who are qualified to develop on and for Linux won't touch it with a ten foot pole.

about a month ago
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Vulnerabilities Found (and Sought) In More Command-Line Tools

Zero__Kelvin Re:For all the idiots (87 comments)

No. I think I understnd how to interpret a commit log. If the commit was from a trusted source, ignore it. You have just narrowed down your search by at least 2 orders of magnitude. If you have a suspected commiter, scrutinize them. Commit logs go a very long way to taking your OMFG How will anyone analyze every change! to a pleasant rejoicing song of: Hey, it turns out we only have to review a very small subset!

about a month and a half ago
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Vulnerabilities Found (and Sought) In More Command-Line Tools

Zero__Kelvin Re:For all the idiots (87 comments)

There is no old code; only old auditors :-)

I can assure you, when I analyze any hardware/software system I don't in any manner way shape or form categorize anything, or base any decision on the age of, and subsystem.

I doubt I'm the only competent analyst.

about a month and a half ago
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Vulnerabilities Found (and Sought) In More Command-Line Tools

Zero__Kelvin Re:For all the idiots (87 comments)

Somebody should invent commit logs!

about a month and a half ago
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Vulnerabilities Found (and Sought) In More Command-Line Tools

Zero__Kelvin Re:For all the idiots (87 comments)

"But with Linux most contributors, be they individuals or companies, are primarily concerned with their own projects."

Your definition of contributor is skewed. A FOSS contributor may do so in many ways. Clearly a project lead for a major project isn't going to contribute further by analyzing the ecosystem; their plate is full. There are others, also known as contributors, who do this. Other contributors administer project websites or write documentation. There is a whole wide array of types of contributors.

That being said, clearly there are more developers than people doing security audits, and it would be nice to see more contribtors in all the other categories, actually.

about a month and a half ago
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Vulnerabilities Found (and Sought) In More Command-Line Tools

Zero__Kelvin Re:For all the idiots (87 comments)

That is correct. In the world of the big boys we release updates on a moment by moment basis, thereby avoiding as much as a months delay for no good reason. :-)

about a month and a half ago
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Vulnerabilities Found (and Sought) In More Command-Line Tools

Zero__Kelvin Re:what happened to obscurity (87 comments)

In Open Source vernacular, we call that becoming more and more secure :-)

about a month and a half ago
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OwnCloud Dev Requests Removal From Ubuntu Repos Over Security Holes

Zero__Kelvin Re: Why not allow the update into the repos? (126 comments)

And how, prey tell, do you expect the developers to sign their packages with everybody else's private keys? If they do that the update will fail, because the package manager isn't going to install a package from an Ubuntu repository that isn't signed by Cannonical's private key, for example.

about 2 months ago
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More Details On The 3rd-Party Apps That Led to Snapchat Leaks

Zero__Kelvin Re:Excuse me while.. (101 comments)

"... for those that were stupid enough to think that something electronic and stored in a common format over a common communications medium was secure.

Stupid enough? I hate to break it to you, but most if not all secure systems work in exactly the way you decry to be "stupid". Maybe you've heard of SSL?

about 2 months ago
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Why Munich Will Stick With Linux

Zero__Kelvin Re:At home too (185 comments)

You''re a troll. Plain and simple. I have been installing Linux on computers for more than 15 years. I have yet to be unable to get a computer to run flawlessly with the exception of suspend / resume, and that hasn't been a problem for the last couple of years also.

about 3 months ago
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Why Munich Will Stick With Linux

Zero__Kelvin Re:At home too (185 comments)

Really? You bought a computer and Windows would install on it? Please do tell us how you managed this amazing trick!

about 3 months ago
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Why Munich Will Stick With Linux

Zero__Kelvin Re:At home too (185 comments)

"I've administered Linux systems since 1995."

So you have "administered Linux" since 1995 and you both chose Ubuntu and didn't do any research to see if the laptop you were buying had hardware that wasn't supported (if we are to believe your story at all)? I wouldn't go around telling anyone that story, let alone posting it on Slashdot.

about 3 months ago
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NVIDIA Sues Qualcomm and Samsung Seeking To Ban Import of Samsung Phones

Zero__Kelvin Re:This is not patent trolling. (110 comments)

" It's something that actually requires a little thought and analysis."

No. It doesn't require any thought actually. The problem with your statement stems from your lack of understanding of the term "Patent Troll."

about 3 months ago
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NVIDIA Sues Qualcomm and Samsung Seeking To Ban Import of Samsung Phones

Zero__Kelvin Re:So.. (110 comments)

" But a high-profile IT company that starts filing patent law suits can only mean one thing, the company has peaked and is on its way down. "

Actually there is another thing it could mean. It could mean somebody is violating their patents. Had that possibility not occured to you?

about 3 months ago
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NVIDIA Sues Qualcomm and Samsung Seeking To Ban Import of Samsung Phones

Zero__Kelvin Re:When (110 comments)

Which do you not understand? Software or math?

about 3 months ago
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Taking the Ice Bucket Challenge With Liquid Nitrogen

Zero__Kelvin Re:so the T-1000 shouldn't have frozen? (182 comments)

Whoosh the humor went over my head, or "Whoosh!" the sound of a hundred NASA rocket scientists groaning at bad science in movies?

The Point
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Your Head

about 3 months ago
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Oregon Suing Oracle Over Obamacare Site, But Still Needs Oracle's Help

Zero__Kelvin Re:Mistake #1 (116 comments)

So apparently you didn't know that they make that code available to others then? Way to demonstrate your cluelessness!

about 4 months ago
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Oregon Suing Oracle Over Obamacare Site, But Still Needs Oracle's Help

Zero__Kelvin Re:Mistake #1 (116 comments)

"Yeah, right. Why don't you trying setting up shared-storage active-active clusters with ANY of the "free" alternatives? "

Yes. That's why Google is Oracles biggest customer! Without Oracle you just can't do it!

about 4 months ago

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What have peoples experiences with Hosting Provider Siteground been?

Zero__Kelvin Zero__Kelvin writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Zero__Kelvin (151819) writes "I recently took over the website design for a small church who would like to stream mp3 and possibly videos of their services. I also had to make numerous changes to the site. In the process I have encountered a few problems and issues, including making it very difficult to ssh into the server. Meanwhile ftp is available easily, encouraging the use of insecure file transfers. Ironically, they cited security as their excuse for not having basic tools like git and make available on their servers once I finally ssh'ed in successfully. They also added a useless and unneeded php script to my site without my permission in response to one of my tickets.

I have read numerous negative reviews on the net, but I am also aware that you can find negative reviews on fluffy bunnies if you try hard enough. I am particularly concerned about claims that they have stood in the way of people switching providers.

So I am asking:
  • What experiences have others had with siteground?
  • For those who moved successfully to another provider, how can I do so in the smoothest way possible (any success stories?)
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Facebook social network is a notwork without IE

Zero__Kelvin Zero__Kelvin writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Zero__Kelvin (151819) writes "While somewhat begrudgingly allowing a friend to use my Linux box to access his facebook account, I discovered that people are experiencing trouble using facebook with non IE browsers, and this has been an issue since August of 2008. Perhaps not so coincidentally, Microsoft acquired a major stake in the social networking site in 2007. Users have reported problems with Firefox, with some claims that Adblock is to blame being debunked. I have tried it with Konqueror and found that the same difficulties exist there as well, and it appears that this has been an issue for a similiarly long time. If only we had some kind of open standard to which they could conform ..."
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FOSS UML Tools

Zero__Kelvin Zero__Kelvin writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Zero__Kelvin (151819) writes "I need to use the Unified Modeling Language (UML) to capture and communicate a system design. I found a wikipedia entry that lists several FOSS tools that purport to allow me to perform the task (and there may well be others not listed there, of course.) Alas I don't have the time to try them all, or even a reasonable subset. I was wondering what FOSS UML tools the Slashdot crowd has used, which tools were worth looking into, and which ones people think should be avoided."
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Zero__Kelvin Zero__Kelvin writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Zero__Kelvin (151819) writes "A couple of weeks ago I went to the On-Line Guitar Archive (OLGA) and there was a notice that the site was down due to takedown letters from the NMPA and the MPA. I anticipated trouble at the time, but decided to wait and see. Now at least one other guitar tablature site has fallen victim to their strong-arm tactics. The second site seems to get the issue completely, and it seems it is their ISP that is clueless. I think it is important that the Slashdot community be made aware of the *MPA's actions. I personally encourage everyone to contact the NMPA and/or MPA and help them understand what a bunch of morons their lawyers are, and help them get the hint that they are about to lose a whole ton-o-money. Oh yeah, and did I mention ... please boycott by not purchasing sheet music until they begin playing well with others again."
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Zero__Kelvin Zero__Kelvin writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Zero__Kelvin (151819) writes "RTFA. 'nuff said? Well, not really. Someone is sure to point out that the article says the announcement is "speculative." My Mother's boyfriend heard it on the radio and saw it on CNN. They signed a deal today."

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