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The Future of Google Chrome

ednopantz Re:The whole point of Chrome (294 comments)

No kidding. I find it amazing that javascript-- that abortion of a compromise of a hack is what holds the web together.

There was a moment when they could have had java....but no. They picked js because it would be quicker to download a browser with a js engine. And instead every web page has 800K of hacky js scripts attached to it.

more than 5 years ago

Ma.gnolia User Data Is Gone For Good

ednopantz Re:Mac reliability (450 comments)

Even past the hardware and cost issues: How many people out there can they turn to for help?

For every XAMP (xserve..apache..?) setup, there have to be 5000 ubuntu/debian/redhat/whatever LAMP installs.

When you run into problems, you don't want to be the only admin dealing with that problem--you want there to be thousands of other admins dealing with the same issue. With luck, one of them has already solved whatever problem you have.

more than 5 years ago

Users' Admin Logins Make Most Windows Malware Worse

ednopantz Re:You mean... (420 comments)

uuh.... event log anyone?

more than 5 years ago

Ballmer Sets Loose Windows 7 Public Beta At CES

ednopantz Re:Windows 7 admin/root accounts and 64-bit (672 comments)

Wait, are you suggesting that someone on slashdot who bashes a microsoft product is talking out their ass?

more than 5 years ago

Ballmer Sets Loose Windows 7 Public Beta At CES

ednopantz Re:Is "Antivirus 2009" signed? (672 comments)

Get a damn certificate for your software.

No joke. They cost what? $250?

more than 5 years ago

Ballmer Sets Loose Windows 7 Public Beta At CES

ednopantz Re:OS or GUI??? (672 comments)

and the most common graphics drivers,

the key word being "common."

I'm with the "ship just enough to get online so you can download the latest" school of thought here.

more than 5 years ago

Tech Firms Oppose Union Organizing

ednopantz Re:getting rid of the secret ballot (715 comments)

An optional secret ballot is the same as no secret ballot. When the union guys come around "I'm using the secret ballot" is the same as "I'm voting against the union."

There's no reason to have card check except it allows union organizers to bring the integrity of an ACORN voter registration drive to a union election.

more than 5 years ago

Tech Firms Oppose Union Organizing

ednopantz getting rid of the secret ballot (715 comments)

You know, you don't have to be a rabid Republican to say "hey wait a second..." when something like card check comes up. Eliminate the secret ballot? Are you nuts?

more than 5 years ago

EA Recommends Hilarious Work-Around For RA3 CD-Key

ednopantz Re:No longer true (301 comments)

This is actually really good advice. Guess a dozen times or wait for customer service. Or better yet, guess while waiting for customer service. You would be in before Bangalore even started ignoring the ticket.

more than 5 years ago

Jason Fried On Focus and Avoiding Interruptions

ednopantz Re:If you've never heard of them (102 comments)

These are the guys who say: "Get Real"

meaning: Release your software with less features than your customers want. Users who ask for features are assholes. We know what you need. You don't. //Why we stopped using basecamp

more than 5 years ago

Windows 7 Beta Screenshots Leaked

ednopantz Re:I'm surprised (587 comments)

>to allow you and other nerds to debate yesterday's news.

No, the point of Slashdot is to rag on Microsoft--sorry Micro$oft--without actually knowing anything about the subject at hand.

more than 5 years ago

SQL Injection Turns BusinessWeek Into Viral Replicator

ednopantz Re:Malic or incompetence? (116 comments)

They just don't teach anything about security in schools. We interviewed an intern candidate this spring and asked her how one would avoid a SQL injection attack.

Her response: "Don't use Microsoft products."

Swing and a miss!

The candidate's sample code had a big 'ol SQL injection vulnerability. Yet the instructor raved over his project.

about 6 years ago

Teens Arrested For Motorized Office Chair

ednopantz Re:So much for the seeds of .... (338 comments)

Solution: Use a roundabout instead of a 4-way stop.

Uh.. I have driven in roundabouts and I'll take a stop sign any day of the week.

about 6 years ago


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