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Windows 0-Day Exploited In Ongoing Attacks

fisted Re:Only for root users (114 comments)

That is not what i was referring to. The typical technically illiterate user wouldn't know how to do that anyway (or even know what it means)

2 days ago
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Raspberry Pi Founder Demos Touchscreen Display For DIY Kits

fisted Re:We need a whitebox mobile device. (80 comments)

I completely agree, but unfortunately this:

or huge battery life...

isn't going to happen with the raspi.

No, not with Model A+, either.

3 days ago
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Windows 0-Day Exploited In Ongoing Attacks

fisted Re:Only for root users (114 comments)

You do know the common way for users to deal with UAC prompts, right?

3 days ago
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How Whisper Tracks Users Who Don't Share Their Location

fisted Re:Not at all accurate (39 comments)

Except that it's really not that dynamic.

Except that it really is that dynamic. Who speaks DHCP with their ISP anyway. Protip: Often is IPCP on a PPP link.

Of course, silly claims like this

n/c

about a week ago
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Torvalds: I Made Community-Building Mistakes With Linux

fisted Re:Has it been working so far? (387 comments)

The linux kernel [is] in your desktops, in your web servers, in your cell phones

Not quite, but yeah. Is somewhat prevalent.

your cars, in your televisions, in your game systems, in your embedded devices...

Now your fanboyism is showing. None of those are significantly Linux-driven, which is mostly because of the GPL.
Stop giving Linux credit for what is primarly BSD domain, if anything.

about a week ago
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Torvalds: I Made Community-Building Mistakes With Linux

fisted Re:Torvalds smells! (387 comments)

Most BSD are hiding a lot from their user base.

What, are you missing BSD "expert bloggers" and stuff?
Hint: what you're saying is complete nonsense. Their documentation encourages, in numerous places, users to subscribe to their respective mailing lists.

about a week ago
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FBI Director Continues His Campaign Against Encryption

fisted Re:I don't trust it (284 comments)

Umm... you need to learn how warrants work.

Does he need to learn how warrants work?
Or do you need to be reminded of the status quo?

*adjusts tinfoil hat*

about a week ago
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Designing Tomorrow's Air Traffic Control Systems

fisted Re:Pounds (72 comments)

98 pounds of fuel on the jet,
Hose 'em down, light it up,
0 pounds of fuel on the jet.

about two weeks ago
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Apple Releases CUPS 2.0

fisted Re:Web server for printing... (178 comments)

not exactly, the web interface is just secondary, mostly because it doesn't allow for automation.
The canonical way are lpstat, lpadmin, lpoptions and friends

about two weeks ago
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Fighting the Culture of 'Worse Is Better'

fisted Re:New langauge (240 comments)

Is it actually correct or is it "but gcc allows it anyway!"?

Either way, we might as well do it the other way around and consider int foo(); in C and in C++. In one of those languages, foo does take any arguments.

about two weeks ago
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Fighting the Culture of 'Worse Is Better'

fisted Yes, but you are even worse. (240 comments)

And that compatibility still is important today. For one thing, APIs can be written in C (starting with the POSIX API) and be used by programs written in either C or C++ or in language X, or language Y, or language Z.

FTFY. This is due to calling conventions, not due to a 'language compatibility'

Here's an idea: if you don't know shit about C++, don't post shit about C++?

Here's an idea: If you don't know shit about the basics of programming, don't post, like, at all. Especially avoid calling others idiots when you're at the same time making clear you're even less competent.

about two weeks ago
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Fighting the Culture of 'Worse Is Better'

fisted Re:New langauge (240 comments)

...which hasn't been the case in a long time.
Pulling two examples out of my ass:

int *foo = malloc(sizeof *foo); /* correct C, incorrect C++ */
and
int bar(void); /* correct C, incorrect C++ */

C++ and C are two different, incompatible languages.

about two weeks ago
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ChromeOS Will No Longer Support Ext2/3/4 On External Drives/SD Cards

fisted Re:ultimately, they want to be like microsoft (345 comments)

until the Systemd fiasco blows over.

Not going to happen.

If only there were sane and well-designed OS the developers of which actually think about the consequences of what they're doing.
Oh, wait. there are.

about two weeks ago
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ChromeOS Will No Longer Support Ext2/3/4 On External Drives/SD Cards

fisted I comple (345 comments)

tely agree

about two weeks ago
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How Poor Punctuation Can Break Windows

fisted Linux shell vulnerabilities (94 comments)

I like how they call the bash vulnerabilities``Linux shell vulnerabilities''. Like that was somehow Linux' fault, or any other shell was affected.
0/10 wouldn't read again.

Disclaimer: I run a BSD and my bash sure as hell was affected.

about two weeks ago
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What's Been the Best Linux Distro of 2014?

fisted Re:systemd (303 comments)

Its detractors rarely comment on technical merits/shortcomings, 99% of the time they only throw "pid1", "monolitic", "poettering blight", "binary logs" and "they took our jerbs^wkludgy init scripts!" around.

So..in your world, pid1 bloat, monolithic design, binary logs and getting rid of simplicity/flexibility achieved by shell scripts are /not/ technical shortcomings. Aha.
Face.. meet palm.

about two weeks ago
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What's Been the Best Linux Distro of 2014?

fisted Re:Slackware (303 comments)

For anyone truly looking for a secure, minimal and clean *nix system as a replacement for Slackware, I can't recommend NetBSD enough.

Seconded that from my NetBSD machine.

about two weeks ago
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Systemd Adding Its Own Console To Linux Systems

fisted Re:it solves some unicode issues (774 comments)

You're talking about the most outer frill of the most outer presentation layer of the most outer shell...

Which, because the basic stuff is done so badly, is a nightmare to implement.

You're either trolling or absolutely clueless to a degree which isn't even funny anymore.
To stick with the example of how the timezone is set, it's a file. It's called /etc/timezone. It contains a string like ``Europe/Berlin''. That's it. It can't quite get any simpler.

The rest of your comment is equally dumb:

I suppose real users do their 3D modelling or photo editing on the command line rather than using Fisher-Price graphical utilities.

Here's some rare insight: For inherently graphical tasks, a GUI is appropriate. News at 11.

about two weeks ago

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