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30-Day Status Update On LibreSSL

antime Re:"OpenSSL C dialect" (164 comments)

My objection is limited to these nonsense assertions usage of operating system allocator would have meaningfully mitigated heartbleed vulnerability.

OpenBSD's malloc has many security features, including use-after-free detection. OpenSSL's custom memory management nullified all that.

about 6 months ago
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Why Intel Should Buy Nokia

antime Re:Trolltech QT must survive (200 comments)

You can't comply with the terms of the GPL nor the LGPL in a closed app store model. On Android you have the option of side-loading, but on iOS (and, I assume, Windows Phone) you'd be limiting yourself to jailbroken devices.

more than 2 years ago
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Why Intel Should Buy Nokia

antime Re:Trolltech QT must survive (200 comments)

Without the commercial licensing option, Qt isn't an option for mobile development.

more than 2 years ago
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John Romero's Doomy View On Android and Ouya

antime Re:Piracy is not the problem - incumbency and bugs (375 comments)

Finally, let me add that this problem has nothing to do with openness, open-source, or fragmentation.

Well it's kind of related to fragmentation, because even if Google fixed all the bugs ever it would mean fuck all as long as the device manufacturers refuse to update their devices.

more than 2 years ago
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MIPS Technologies Porting Android 4.1 to MIPS Architecture

antime Re:Fragmentation (100 comments)

ARM has supported unaligned loads for a while (since ARMv6 I believe).

more than 2 years ago
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Give me a solder gun, and I can produce ...

antime Re:missing option (321 comments)

Any decent desoldering braid will be pre-fluxed. My preferred brand is Chemtronics Soder-Wick, and I've never had problems with it. When starting out I bought some random cheap braid from the hobby store, and it was completely useless.

The cheap Chinese flux from DX and similar (counterfeit Amtech and the likes) can allegedly leave a conducting residue that the genuine product doesn't. It'll still work for soldering, but cleaning the board afterwards becomes more important.

more than 2 years ago
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Give me a solder gun, and I can produce ...

antime Re:Metcal (321 comments)

I got myself a second-hand WD1M and it's one of the best investments I've ever made. Soldering directly to a 1m^2 ground plane is a piece of cake, it heats up instantly and is just a great product all around. My only niggle is that the micro-pencil tips are kind of expensive and not as widely carried as Weller's other type tips.

more than 2 years ago
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Give me a solder gun, and I can produce ...

antime Re:One of those little skills (321 comments)

The technique is called "drag soldering", and you can get special "gullwing" tips designed just for this for most soldering stations.

more than 2 years ago
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FreeBSD 10 To Use Clang Compiler, Deprecate GCC

antime Re:Only advantage of GCC over clang... (711 comments)

But it's not even written in what we'd call C, but rather this awful macro-fied monstrosity that makes it resemble LISP a bit because that's what RMS likes. It's no coincidence that many research projects have jumped over to LLVM, stating that the GCC source code is too difficult to work on.

more than 2 years ago
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FreeBSD 10 To Use Clang Compiler, Deprecate GCC

antime Re:Apple already deprecated GCC too in Xcode 4 (711 comments)

You can go through the GCC development mailing list archives to find many people (including GCC steering committee members) citing RMS explicitly forbidding features that would let GCC be used as part of a proprietary compiler (eg. dumping the internal representation or reading back an IR dump). Since LLVM and Clang started gaining steam a few years ago some of those decisions have been reversed, allowing eg. the plugin system of newer GCC versions.

more than 2 years ago
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CentOS Linux 6.0 Released

antime Re:no PPC? (184 comments)

Yellow Dog still exists.

more than 3 years ago
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The Genius In Apple's Vertical Platform

antime Re:Doesn't account for all the wording (432 comments)

Why assume the A4 is a dual-core PowerPC when it's built for an OS that restricts the use of multitasking?

Because Occam's razor tells us that this surely must be the case. Of course you put a dual-core processor to churn binary translation into your mobile device!

more than 4 years ago
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Geohot Brings Other OS Support To PS3 With Custom Firmware

antime Re:Ha. (270 comments)

Sony loses money on every PS3

Are you sure about that? The component costs have come down by a lot since launch (esp. the Blu-ray laser, but also the Cell CPU) and I'd not be surprised at all if they turn a profit nowadays, especially with the Slim. But the big money is certainly in collecting license fees.

more than 4 years ago
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Geohot Brings Other OS Support To PS3 With Custom Firmware

antime Re:Inevitable, really (270 comments)

Can this actually be verified? The PS2 was initially bundled with Yabasic in some regions in order to circumvent taxes in the UK, but this didn't work and Yabasic was dropped from the package pretty soon.

more than 4 years ago
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Fedora 12 Released

antime Re:Great work! (236 comments)

Thumbs up to this. I wish the whole distro release system would go away. Unless there is a major change coming that will break everything (libc5 -> glibc6-type changes) I should not have to reinstall my system just because I want a new version of some application.

about 5 years ago

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