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Obama Asks FCC To Make Carriers Unlock All Mobile Devices

feld Re:Obama and the FCC dont get cell phone tech (378 comments)

There will come a time in the future thanks to the popularity of iPhones and flagship Android phones where they begin building them with support for all carriers. Why? Because it's simpler if you only have one model to produce. Not to mention that when everyone moves to voice over LTE the CDMA problem is now completely gone.

about a year ago

OpenZFS Project Launches, Uniting ZFS Developers

feld Re:What's the difference? (297 comments)

ZFS's filesystem encryption is prone to watermarking attacks and a lot of metadata is in plaintext.

about a year ago

FreeBSD 8.4 Released

feld Re:only recommended if you need to stay on 8.x (80 comments)

Except 8.4 has:

Better hyperthreading support than 9.1
Newer ZFS features than 9.1
Better snd_uaudio and snd_hda audio drivers than 9.1

These things were MFC'd to 8-STABLE and 9-STABLE after 9.1-RELEASE, so 8.4 is really a better release an some aspects than 9.1 is.

about a year and a half ago

Ubuntu Releases 13.04, Sticks To 6-Month Release Rhythm

feld Re:LTS - 9 months (177 comments)

NON-LTS releases. As in "releases that are not LTS are now limited to 9 months".

about 2 years ago

Wayland/Weston Gets Forked As Northfield/Norwood

feld Re:Survival of the Fittest (252 comments)

AIGLX and DRI2 are not X11. They're modules.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Dealing With Flagged Channels For XBMC PVR?

feld Re:Don't try it, it's illegal (328 comments)

you're not looking hard enough. i see 720p releases of sports all the time.

about 2 years ago

Debian Project Releases 7.0 "Wheezy" Installer Candidate

feld Moronix (100 comments)

I swear to god if you keep posting articles that are links to Phoronix I'm going to firewall off your site and never visit again.

How about you link to the real source (mailing lists, official Debian website) instead of sending traffic to Michael Larabel's bullshit ramblings about LOONIX NEWS that he can't even properly comprehend let alone summarize 95% of the time.

about 2 years ago

Report: Windows Blue Reaches Its First Milestone Build

feld Re:will they kill the patch/reboot/patch/reboot cy (199 comments)

Unix systems gladly replace system libraries that are in use, and just hope that not problems happen because two different versions of the same library are in use simultaneously. The further away from the core libraries you get, the lower the odds of a problem, but it's still a risk. The Unix approach is basically "Let's just go ahead and do it, it'll probably be ok."

Windows takes the safe approach of only updating libraries that are not in use. I'm sure you'd wind up with weird glitches if your apps were using multiple versions of GDI simultaneously. The Windows approach is "It may be ok to update this now, or it may not. Just to be safe, let's not update it until we can guarentee it's safe."

It is OK on Unix because that replaced library still exists in memory and can continue to be used by the programs ... running in memory!

Each new invocation of the programs that try to use that library will of course pick up the new version. It's not magic. I don't get why people can't grasp this.

about 2 years ago

Tesla, Ford, Amazon Hint At Cloudy Future For Cars

feld Re:Yea, I like a physical knob (231 comments)

Quattro is great. Audi's might have their warts but they're head and shoulders better than BMWs.

about 2 years ago

EFF Moves To Nix Trademark On "Gaymer"

feld Re:this is how EFF spends donation money? (231 comments)

Yeah, give your money to FSF and let Stallman get paid to ruin the open source community.

Give your money to one of the BSD projects and it won't be spent frivolously.

about 2 years ago

UK ISPs Respond To the Dangers of Using Carrier Grade NAT Instead of IPv6

feld Re:Major Supplier does not want home based servers (165 comments)

Usually when you see a "demand" for NAT on ipv6 its people who don't understand the relationship between a statefull firewall and NAT, and they really are "demanding" their existing firewall minus the NAT part.

2 advantages of NAT beyond firewalling:

1) Apps know there's NAT, and cannot assume end-to-end connectivity. With IPv6, determining if there's end to end connectivity is much hardware because firewalls are transparent - you may be able to establish a partial link, but not a full one because the firewall lets some of the packets through.

Please tell me you don't have a job working with networks. Either programming or as a sysadmin/engineer. This problem was solved by people communicating across the internet before you were born.

There's only one advantage of NAT: reserving the IPv4 space. There are no others.

about 2 years ago

UK ISPs Respond To the Dangers of Using Carrier Grade NAT Instead of IPv6

feld Re:IP4 is all you need, if .. (165 comments)

your company is idiotic. you shouldn't get a PUBLIC ip when you connect to a VPN with ipv4

about 2 years ago

Nokia Admits Decrypting User Data Claiming It Isn't Looking

feld RIM isn't any better (264 comments)

except your email goes through RIM's mail servers. You don't download your email from your mail server to your phone directly. RIM could be reading all your email.

about 2 years ago

Nokia Redirecting Traffic On Some of Its Phones, Including HTTPS

feld Re:Interesting SSL behavior (200 comments)

you can't buy a wildcard cert that is wildcard for everything

about 2 years ago

Nokia Redirecting Traffic On Some of Its Phones, Including HTTPS

feld Re:httpS (200 comments)

Why can't they redirect https? It's their phone -- they can bake into the firmware to ignore bad certificates from their own proxy servers.

about 2 years ago

Microsoft Axing Messenger On March 15th

feld Try PSYC? (218 comments)

I'm told that PSYC is much better than XMPP -- both on the protocol level, the way the stream is decoded, and the ability to scale.


about 2 years ago

Is MySQL Slowly Turning Closed Source?

feld Re:Just use Postgresql (336 comments)

You just used the old insecure password format.

GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON database.* TO user@hostname IDENTIFIED BY PASSWORD('password');

So yeah, that was pretty difficult to do right wasn't it?

more than 2 years ago

Mac OS X Users Vulnerable To Major Java Flaw

feld Re:There is no reason to have Java enabled (306 comments)

Tell your company to stop using a Java based Citrix solution (how weird?) and to use NFuse. You have a citrix browser plugin then and it works wonderfully.

more than 5 years ago



Does IE8 Beta1 cheat at Acid2??

feld feld writes  |  more than 6 years ago

feld (980784) writes "Dear Slashdot,

As we all know, IE8 Beta1 has been released just very recently. It passes Acid2... or does it?

Check this out yourself....



Fails the first, passes the second. Weird?

There are only two differences in the HTML




Opera 9.5 beta passes both just fine. Do the Slashdot readers have an answer?"


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