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How Mac OS X, 10 Today, Changed Apple's World

drspliff Re:Flamewars (342 comments)

I've got three Terminal windows open at the moment (across two monitors, each with perhaps 5-7 tabs).

I came from being a reasonably long-time desktop linux user and still use it for a desktop every now and then (via FreeNX), but use it all day every day on servers.

more than 3 years ago

Google x86 Native Browser Client Maybe Not So Crazy After All

drspliff Re:Like ActiveX? (332 comments)

The Java sandbox was at the interpreter level and did not provide protection at the OS level. The google native client stuff sandboxes it at the OS level and only allows for communication via RPC calls to the parent app (e.g. drawing on a canvas), much like the seccomp approach for Linux which is a true sandbox

more than 3 years ago

Feds Pay Millions For Bogus Spy Software

drspliff Re:Likely more prevalent an issue than we realize. (221 comments)

It's more like sending them to the shop with the grocery money and a shopping list. There may be some unnecessary items on the list, but the rest are needed to keep the family going for the week; they know what some absolute essentials are, with the rest goes on a mix of personal interest and things which they like but can't make themselves.

When they return you get toilet paper, a $40 beef roast and an assortment of candies, with some more oversight they could've returned with something which more closely resembles your shopping list.

more than 3 years ago

Geekiest Marriage Proposals Ever

drspliff Re:Putting the pressure on (96 comments)

You think valentines day is all about heart shaped cards? How many children are conceived every valentines day...

more than 2 years ago

Geekiest Marriage Proposals Ever

drspliff Re:Putting the pressure on (96 comments)

This is valentines day, I'm more thinking about "Let's !"

more than 3 years ago

WikiLeaks Took Advice From Media Outlets

drspliff Re:Fix the summary (385 comments)

However we all know no laws apply on the internet unless they were introduced via bills with "E-" or "cyber" in the name.

more than 3 years ago

CA Sues Over DB2 Migration Tool

drspliff Re:WTF? I am DBA (okay once upon a time) (104 comments)

You've never heard of Ingres? They owned it for a while until selling it on.

You'd be surprised at the software which is acquired by large multi-national corps, Oracle being a prime example of "oh what the fuck, they own that?" syndrome.

more than 3 years ago

Why Unlocked Phones Don't Work In the US

drspliff Re:Four-band GSM phones: Use them worldwide. (442 comments)

Or come to the UK where simcards for most major networks can be bought for £2 - which includes £1 or £2 calling credit and no cost for incoming calls.

more than 3 years ago

Man Loses Millions In Bizarre Virus-Protection Scam

drspliff Re:Just because... (366 comments)


more than 3 years ago

New York Judge Rules 6-Year-Old Can Be Sued

drspliff Re:What is the point? (799 comments)

Lets just ignore that she's 89 years old and would've died soon, probably in the same way too as falling over is quite a common occurrence; only this time they have a finger to point for hospital fees, if it weren't the child it'd be the owner of a mall or the maker of her shoes etc.

So as far as my argument of socialized health care? Shit happens and people need medical treatment, it's a basic and universal need for *everybody* in the world.

more than 3 years ago

New Adobe PDF Zero-Day Under Attack

drspliff Re:What is this stupidity??? (203 comments)

xpdf is *old*. You should be using Poppler, which is actively maintained and very fast.

about 4 years ago

178 Arrested In US/EU Credit Card Cloning Ops

drspliff Re:Doesnt sound very profitable. (103 comments)

I'm on less than £20k per year and it's plenty enough to live on.

more than 4 years ago

Google Releases Chrome 5.0 For Win/Mac/Linux

drspliff Re:Chome 6 (347 comments)

I only noticed a while ago that the dev channel was silently updating, I had a week of weird crashes, but otherwise it's been quite good.

more than 4 years ago

Intel Turbo Boost vs. AMD Turbo Core Explained

drspliff Re:Choosing between Intel and AMD? (198 comments)

The difference in heat dissipation requirements is negligible when it's a choice between 1cm or 2cm thick asbestos padding to avoid 3rd degree burns from your MacBook Pro.

more than 4 years ago

How I Saved the Gaming Industry

drspliff Re:TFA made plenty of sense (252 comments)

Or the SCUMM engine which was originally developed for Monkey Island and now ScummVM boasts a repertoire of [according to the Wikipedia page] 28 from Lucas Arts & Sierra On-Line games and nearly 40 games from other developers. A huge proportion of them are still extremely playable and enjoyable today because the SCUMM engine let people focus much more on story, art and interaction than software.

Sure there were some changes over the years (better graphics, CD audio, speech, higher resolutions), but they're progressive improvements.

more than 4 years ago

IE 8 Is Top Browser, Google Chrome Is Rising Fast

drspliff Re:It depends on your audiance (319 comments)

Based on hits rather than unique visitors to one of my "adult" sites show a slightly different story.

Firefox: 44.6%
IE: 39.2%
Safari: 11.5%

The browser breakdown across unique visitors is similar to yours, which leads me to this stunning conclusion:

        Safari users consume significantly more porn.

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft Bots Effectively DDoSing Perl CPAN Testers

drspliff Re:Probably just a bug. (332 comments)

Well, the last I heard Bing spider was looking for `Robots.txt` rather than `robots.txt` which would explain the file being "ignored" in this case.

more than 4 years ago



Oracle acquires K-splice for an undisclosed amount

drspliff drspliff writes  |  more than 3 years ago

drspliff (652992) writes "Oracle today announced it's completed the acquisition of K-Splice, dropping support for Redhat, CentOS & SuSE and closing doors to new customers.
Unless of course you want to become a Oracle Linux Premier Support subscriber, then it comes as standard."

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