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Wi-Fi Issues Continue For OS X Users Despite Updates

epyT-R Re:Anecdotal Example (88 comments)

They should include ethernet ports right into the machine like they used to. Fuck this ultra thin shit..

8 hours ago
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Dell 2015 XPS 13: Smallest 13" Notebook With Broadwell-U, QHD+ Display Reviewed

epyT-R Re:OK, based upon notebook shopping thus far (115 comments)

Recovering from a malware infestation on a single user machine is about as simple as restoring an image.. You don't need a VM for that. Security requires good software, not shit wrapped up in virtualized bandaids.

yesterday
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Mozilla Dusts Off Old Servers, Lights Up Tor Relays

epyT-R Re:Why make enemies of goverments? (80 comments)

Yes, why resist tyranny? You might lose your watered down beer and tv football privileges.

yesterday
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Mozilla Dusts Off Old Servers, Lights Up Tor Relays

epyT-R Re:LOL ... what? (80 comments)

tor clients connecting to these servers will need the 'classic tor restorer' plugin to restore basic functionality.

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: When and How Did Europe Leapfrog the US For Internet Access?

epyT-R Re:Two reasons (460 comments)

No, corporations have low/no tax burden because the ruling class running them use the republicans to lobby the state for exemptions.. When people get sick of this, they vote in the socialists who then grow the size of the state, passing new taxes, regulations, and expenditures that end up hurting everyone, including the middle/lower classes they claim to care about. When people get sick of THAT, they vote the republicans back in, who then reenforce the loopholes protecting the ruling class from these new encroachments. During election years, we get to hear how much more they're going to 'reach across the aisle' by increasing our deficit for the next go around, driving up inflation and taxes, which, again, hurt the middle/lower classes much more than the ruling elite. I just wonder when people will stop bandwagoneering for these ivy league lawyer brat tyrants, regardless of party.

I don't know where you live, but it sounds like you get your info from western europe propaganda. That's hardly better than fox or msnbc over here. It's nearly impossible to find good journalism these days, so the best any of us can do is get news from multiple sources and connect the implied dots. Don't let them channel your thinking.

yesterday
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D-Link Routers Vulnerable To DNS Hijacking

epyT-R Re:Manual config (63 comments)

If you don't need the extra performance, then that $5 board is just fine. Even dual ethernet boards with decent chipsets are ripoffs.

yesterday
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D-Link Routers Vulnerable To DNS Hijacking

epyT-R Re:dsl2741b firmware (63 comments)

old sff pc with two gigabit nics and a separate switch.. Install linux or bsd of your choice and configure, or use distros tailored to the purpose like zeroshell or m0n0wall.

yesterday
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D-Link Routers Vulnerable To DNS Hijacking

epyT-R Re:Manual config (63 comments)

You're better off with the quad ethernet card being pcie and the wlan card pci, especially if the ethernet is 1gb or more.

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: When and How Did Europe Leapfrog the US For Internet Access?

epyT-R Two reasons (460 comments)

It's easy for the state to subsidize bread (and circuses) when it's taking 50 to 80% of citizens' income (income+VAT). The US is also dealing with aging infrastructure, part of the cost of being first.

yesterday
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YouTube Ditches Flash For HTML5 Video By Default

epyT-R Re:Finaly. (224 comments)

the rest..

Actually, I do understand perfectly well how badly it works. However I doubt most of 'the rest of the world' knows enough even to know what it really wants. It takes what it gets.

I was mainly talking about tasks flash was typically used for such as playing media files. Playing them in a local player designed for the client's hardware and OS interface results in a much better experience than browser-wrapped script and a plugin that's been broken since 1997 (talk about 90s). This is especially true for limited systems like mobile but also holds true for top end desktops thanks to the megabytes of javascript embedded in sites nowadays.

Well designed native applications are plenty portable on today's platforms, which have interfaces much more elegant than javascript and flash. The catch is they do require the developer to plan a little bit and know what he's doing. Security wise, at least they can be downloaded and run in jails if the source is questionable. Good luck securing all that cross domain script. All web 2.0 has done is move the security problem from the OS, which was hit or miss, to the browser, which is completely incapable of it.

2 days ago
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YouTube Ditches Flash For HTML5 Video By Default

epyT-R Re:Adobe (224 comments)

..and yet with all that specialization in storage and value added 'service', we still see daily stories telling us all how they can't keep a few russian/chinese/korean teenage crackers out of their systems and away from their customers' info. Then there's all the lost productivity from employees struggling with all that 3rd rate middleware between them and their tasks. Oh, and how many of these 'service' companies are operating under NSLs?

2 days ago
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YouTube Ditches Flash For HTML5 Video By Default

epyT-R Re:Finaly. (224 comments)

No, you just lack reading comprehension skills.

2 days ago
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One In Five Developers Now Works On IoT Projects

epyT-R huhuh... (251 comments)

Everyone knows the internet is for porn.. It is the internet of thingies..

2 days ago
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Latest Windows 10 Preview Build Brings Slew of Enhancements

epyT-R Re:still awful (207 comments)

There's just no need for 99% of the features UEFI offers, like those silly UIs and built in apps that exist only because phoenix/AM are desperate to stay relevant and visible. Really all the firmware needs to do is get the hardware into a stable state, boot a kernel or chainload a system specific bootloader that handles preboot setup for that os, and then get the hell out of the way. Having the os call back into firmware code for hardware specific features sounds nice until you realize a lot of that bios code is completely broken on a lot of hardware. The old MBR standard has size limitations but it is far nicer to deal with than incomprehensible GUIDs. The latter is bad enough in windows.

Secure boot is only optional on x86 laptops/desktops. On other platforms it is used to block user-installed os. How long do you think it will be before that 'mandatory' option is simply not mandatory anymore?

2 days ago
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Latest Windows 10 Preview Build Brings Slew of Enhancements

epyT-R Re:Wow so negative here (207 comments)

Perhaps you never realized that the 'old' 'new stuff is cool' attitude came with an implied expectation/judgment of sensible/objective improvement, that, for the most part, products were passing (except for stuff like msbob). That hasn't changed. What has changed is the hierarchy of priorities within major software firms. Around 2000, the engineers were told to go to the back of the bus while the 'user experience designers' took over, targeting the soccer mom instead of the intelligent user. They prettyed everything up with lots of white space, oversized fonts, wordy and unmemorable phrases in place of single terms, and reduced the functionality and flexibility to something morons could comprehend. Oh, and then they slapped search boxes on everything to compensate for this braindead nonsense. Instead of knowing where things are in sensibly named and organized layouts, the user has to know the magic incantation search to bring up each. Welcome to the future.

2 days ago
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Latest Windows 10 Preview Build Brings Slew of Enhancements

epyT-R Re:Change for change's sake (207 comments)

The main complaints about windows 8+ comes from people using desktop/laptop computers to make the content used on touch devices. Touch/mobile interfaces don't work well for this at all. Who wants interfaces riddled with full screen 24pt font modal dialog boxes and tons of wasted whitespace? Who wants fingerprints on their monitors?

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Makes a Great Software Developer?

epyT-R Re:It depends (209 comments)

If today's software is used as an example, it seems like most team programmers are chosen for their willingness not to to rock the boat (or management ego) first and programming skills last.

3 days ago
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YouTube Ditches Flash For HTML5 Video By Default

epyT-R Re:Finaly. (224 comments)

Simple, when the user clicks the url, the browser opens the appropriate application for the urltype. That's how it should be anyway.

3 days ago

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