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New programming language Ya

futhermocker let me be the first to ask (1 comments)

why did you create this language, what are the benefits opposed to c++ and why should we use it?

1 year,17 days

Twitter Sued For $50M For Refusing To Identify Anti-Semitic Users

futhermocker If Twitter loses (335 comments)

They should pay the fine in batches of 140 single cents.

about a year and a half ago

Defend the Open Web: Keep DRM Out of W3C Standards

futhermocker In 200 years time (351 comments)

Digital archaeologists are only able to browse the ancient web on their emulators until the day in history W3C introduced DRM.

That is one of MY biggest cons against DRM in HTML.

about a year and a half ago

Computer History Museum Wants to Preserve Minitel History

futhermocker Memento style minitel browser (58 comments)

Having all this Minitel page data is nice, but would only be useful if they would use a memento style interface where you can browse through time.

I remember Minitel was used several times to organise rallies against the government, as a type of social media if you like.

about a year and a half ago

Apple Patent Describes iTunes Reselling and Loaning System

futhermocker (97 comments)

For the best deals on used bitstreams. Special offer, today only: 50% discount on all PDFs. Get them now before they are gone!

about a year and a half ago

Facebook Details the Software Engineering Behind Graph Search

futhermocker Cool stuff (41 comments)

Would really like to see Unicorn become open source.

Where I work we use datamarts spread across several data warehouses, which is quite similar to the FB way.
Since we use a bottom-up design model, creating so called solutions using this indexer would be very straightforward.

about a year and a half ago

Developers May Be Getting 50% of Their Documentation From Stack Overflow

futhermocker I confess (418 comments)

Most of the times I end up at SO through the google and in over 50% of all "cases" that helps more than ploughing through documentation pdfs, wikis and kbs.

Even though I am a documentation evangalist as part of my job, I believe documentation will never get better and will always be incomplete.

Good, or at least, good enough documentation saved my ass numerous times. For example documentation about a custom compiled database function that got lost because somebody, dropped the database instead of the table as intended. A binary restore from a backup got the data back, but the function was lost. The application using the function failed instantly. Although I wrote the function myself, it would have taken days to rewrite it from scratch. Luckily I documented the function code and how to load it, and a smart coworker managed to restore it without consulting me.

Documentation is an ambiguous beast, too little is bad, but too much is sometimes worse...

about a year and a half ago

Oracle Rushes Emergency Java Update To Patch McRAT Vulnerabilities

futhermocker Re:Only one program I miss (165 comments)

There are WAY MORE java web apps you might think
Where I work we have at least 3 applications that only can be used through an applet.
Plus all our KVMs are java applets, thanks to HP...

about a year and a half ago

DRM Chair Self-Destructs After 8 Uses

futhermocker MS is going to sue (215 comments)

They already own the rights of having stuff melt after a few uses.

about a year and a half ago

Estonian Schools To Teach Computer-Based Math

futhermocker Mod up Estonia (77 comments)

In addition, learn kids not to use and learn only a single OS or particular programming language. Use them all, get to know them, learn their pros and cons.

about a year and a half ago

Is It Possible To Erase Yourself From the Internet?

futhermocker Yes (295 comments)

But you'll need loads of cash, connections in South America and a replacement face.

On a serious note, no. I have always been careful (since CompuServe) but there are some traces, if you dig usenet. Most sites from back then are gone. Lucky I have a generic name, first hit is a guy somewhere far away, so I am happy...

about a year and a half ago

Spy Drones Used To Hunt Down Christopher Dorner

futhermocker Re:If drones can't find him (498 comments)

No problem, they just need to attach a couple of wings, and re-classify him, problem solved...

about a year and a half ago

Vote To Name Two Newly Discovered Moons of Pluto

futhermocker Slash and Dot (144 comments)

But then they would probably get slammed by asteroids Troll and Shill

about a year and a half ago

Spy Drones Used To Hunt Down Christopher Dorner

futhermocker If drones can't find him (498 comments)

They probably ask Alex Murphy to give it a try

about a year and a half ago

Digital Pen Vibrates To Indicate Bad Spelling, Grammar and Penmanship

futhermocker Kernel panic (144 comments)

Would occur instantly if I would use that pen.
That is why I got a job with a keyboard.

about a year and a half ago

Deloitte: Use a Longer Password In 2013. Seriously.

futhermocker When do "they" ever learn? (538 comments)

Forcing people to change their password to comply to "their" rules only makes passwords weaker.
Users should be teached to create passwords with a formula or pattern for each separate site or service and to NEVER EVER use the same password twice.

For example, name of the site, year of signup, a non character and a non guessable unique postfix: slashDot2012@noncoward
And no, this is not my formula nor my password, heh...

Also, strictly reinforcing policy forcing people to change it every X weeks, will eventually lead to people writing it down on a post it and stick it underneath their keyboard or even on a visible place. Just walk through an office and look around.

Google gets it, I have the same password since signup, years ago. They warn sometimes, but you can click that away without forcing you to change it or else you cannot login. When a site or service forces me to change my password, they essentialy tells me they are insecure about their security...

about a year and a half ago

Facebook's Graph Search: Kiss Your Privacy Goodbye

futhermocker /. is infected with FB spyware too (245 comments)

Unfortunately I might add. There are OG tags all over the place and even see a FB icon next to a username sometimes. What's up with that?

about a year and a half ago

Software That Flagged For Piracy Will Power U.S. 'Six Strikes' System

futhermocker But seriously (292 comments)

Just as the article mentions, what if this causes sites to be excluded from Google if they just mention the copyrighted names? On a forum, a blogpost, etc. Plus you can count on it people are going to try and game this system to get competitors excluded.

about a year and a half ago

Kaspersky Update Breaks Internet Access For Windows XP Users

futhermocker Re:Anti Virus Software (92 comments)

Many wishful thank yous my goodest friend. Kaspersky will soon wire money you earn so well by shill being.

about a year and a half ago



Yahoo! Pushing Java Version Released in 2008

futhermocker futhermocker writes  |  about a year and a half ago

futhermocker (2667575) writes "From TFA:

"At a time when Apple, Mozilla and other tech giants are taking steps to prevent users from browsing the Web with outdated versions ofJava,Yahoo!is pushing many of its users in the other direction: The free tool that it offers users to help build Web sites installs a dangerously insecYahoo! has offered SiteBuilder to its millions of users for years, but unfortunately the tool introduces a myriad of security vulnerabilities on host PCs.SiteBuilder requires Java, but the version of Java that Yahoo! bundles with it isJava 6 Update 7. It’s not clear if this is just a gross oversight or if their tool really doesn’t work with more recent versions of Java. The company has yet to respond to requests for comment."

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Ask Slashdot: IPv6 multihoming: reality or far future?

futhermocker futhermocker writes  |  about a year and a half ago

futhermocker (2667575) writes "Since governments and businesses are moving to IPv6, I would like to do that as well. Next to speed and security advantages and the like, it would enable me to allocate a unique IP address for devices such as servers or security cams.
Of course it will still be a single link and in that respect not much different from IPv4 multhoming using LAN routing, but having multiple addresses would really be an advantage as each device could get its own DNS name.

My cable broadband provider is already experimenting by allocating IPv6 blocks to companies. If it becomes available for the public I would really like to tag on. But when searching for this topic, loads of "drafts" and experiments and information on expensive and/or complicated routing hardware bubbles up, but no real implementations.

My question would be: is IPv6 a thing from the far future or can I prepare myself for IPv6 as a "consumer", for instance, by installing a custom Linux to act as a multhome router and start using it on my LAN?"

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