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Sale of IBM's Chip-Making Business To GlobalFoundries To Get US Security Review

gelfling need permission to LOSE money? (94 comments)

If the government has any objections then the government should buy it.

2 days ago
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Microsoft, Ask.com, Oracle Latest To Be Sued Over No-Poach Deal

gelfling Kind of funny when you think of it (47 comments)

Because all they're talking about is maybe 500 senior executives. None of those companies are hiring below the executive level in the United States.

2 days ago
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The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

gelfling Hide all the settings, change all the controls (346 comments)

Because when your customers scream that the #1 problem with your software is the endless massive changes you implement that obscure all the common and easy to do things requiring them to approach every new release like it's a completely different product and waste endless frustrating weeks relearning everything.....

Then by all fuck means do more of that harder.

2 days ago
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Michigan Latest State To Ban Direct Tesla Sales

gelfling The People's Republic of Failure (255 comments)

Albeit they have a GOP governor, Michigan is the bluest of blue states. Let's all watch the fucking ship sink beneath the waves together.

2 days ago
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Will the Google Car Turn Out To Be the Apple Newton of Automobiles?

gelfling Never in North Carolina (283 comments)

Maybe other states as well but I know it will never happen here. Why? Because the state has their hand in your pocket as part of the 'benefit' of the state owned reinsurance pool. This gives them the 'right' to unilaterally change your insurance coverage, drop you or raise your rates to whatever they want, apart from what the insurance company wants. In fact the state of NC can drop you on their own w/o telling the insurance company and then if you get a ticket? Oh well you're driving uninsured. So if you think that driverless cars are ever going to be allowed here where their precious power could be put at risk you're wrong. If anything, the state will simply decree that driverless cars need super mega extra through the sky insurance rates. Because that's what they can do.

2 days ago
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Will Fiber-To-the-Home Create a New Digital Divide?

gelfling Digital Divide is codespeak (289 comments)

For how can we tax the middle class to give something they don't actually have, to poor black people. Sorry but that's it.

2 days ago
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The Inevitable Death of the Internet Troll

gelfling Regulate and criminalize everything (541 comments)

Kill them all until we live in a perfect shiny world where only the government knows best. About everything.

2 days ago
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Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

gelfling Jeez just double the fines (397 comments)

And double them again. And make all out of state drivers pay $10,000.

3 days ago
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IBM Pays GlobalFoundries $1.5 Billion To Shed Its Chip Division

gelfling Bigger fuckup than John Akers (84 comments)

Ginni is a bigger fuckup than John Akers. She and her cronies are fucking pirates running IBM like it's a stolen treasure box and they will personally enrich themselves until there's nothing left. Roadkill 2015 was the plan and everyone knew it was 100% bullshit. At this point all they can do is fire everyone who's not an executive, in the US, re incorporate in a developing nation and sell off the entire company piecemeal. IBM is a poorly run investment fund that simply buys and sells smaller companies to dig as much cash out of them as possible then tossing them away.

Paying someone to take a division off your hands? Are you fucking serious? THAT's better than simply taking that money and investing it into the division? Holy the server division just sold to Lenovo must be happy. They'll have a viable business with actual jobs whereas IBM is too busy borrowing money to buy back stock price with no revenue to pay off the debt.

4 days ago
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The Woman Who Should Have Been the First Female Astronaut

gelfling You could say this about anyone (200 comments)

Shoulda been the first black astronaut, shoulda been the first gay astronaut, shoulda been the first handicapped Muslim Mexican astronaut and so on. But that's not how the world works.

4 days ago
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Gigabit Cellular Networks Could Happen, With 24GHz Spectrum

gelfling Sprint announced a new feature (52 comments)

"Dial Tone". Sprint announced that in 20-25 years you will be able to move 'data' on the network too. Speeds are estimated to be 100 bits per second.

4 days ago
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In UK, Internet Trolls Could Face Two Years In Jail

gelfling But we can still decaptitate people. (487 comments)

Whew. I was worried there for a moment. We can have imams actually scream for genocide and call for people in Britain to kill infidels and topple the entire nation and that's entirely fine. In fact we can allow people to illegally sneak into the country, illegally get national benefits, commit crimes and do all those other things and THAT's subject to muttering approval. But bitch slapping someone on twitter will get you locked up.

And oh by the way, the gang that raped 1,400 kids over a ten year people with local police protection is still openly out and about.

4 days ago
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Canada Will Ship 800 Doses of Experimental Ebola Drug to WHO

gelfling bbbut racism.... (102 comments)

I am keeping my fingers crossed that MSNBC screams that black people are being used as guinea pigs

5 days ago
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Cisco Exec: Turnover In Engineering No Problem

gelfling Cisco is just like the rest of them (148 comments)

They announced several thousand job cuts at the same time that every job board today lists hundreds and hundreds of 'openings' but when you apply for them you get a response that the job doesn't exist. And tomorrow is the same thing, and so on. Cisco is a half-tarded company like all the rest that doesn't know from one minute to the next what it's doing and none of the stove pipe orgs know what the other stove pipes are up to. Long story short they're going to appease institutional investors by massively cutting the US workforce and moving it to Asia. Quality will suffer and no one will care. Any day now Cisco will turn into IBM which is little more than an investment fund that buys and sells other companies.

about a week ago
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Samsung Achieves Outdoor 5G Mobile Broadband Speed of 7.5Gbps

gelfling Sprint managed 0.0001kb (36 comments)

But they're 'improving' service so just stay tuned.

about a week ago
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When will the first successful manned Mars mission happen?

gelfling Never. (219 comments)

Never going to happen. Manned spaceflight will be over, except for a few national pride orbits by China, Japan and India, forever, in about 10 years. After the ISS burns up we're done and your grandchildren will not believe that there ever WAS manned spaceflight.

about a week ago

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I always cringe a little

gelfling gelfling writes  |  more than 6 years ago

When I see that someone has responded to one of my posts because if nothing else, the most common attribute of the blogerati and their wannabes is that no one really has anything to say unless it's to shriek that you're a retard asshole or that some dipshit fresh out of the 11th grade demands you 'prove' something to them. I worry a little bit about the generations behind me. I think that not only are stupider and less motivated than their elders but they angrily self righteous about it. I said back in the late 80's (yes I've been on the internet since 1989 so for you angry fuckhead teens out there, don't bother 'correcting' me, thanks) that eventually the internet would become a weapon of tyranny. Not because of control but because it collapses belief and freedom into the smallest angriest space possible. You no longer need to think.

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Now you can't even recount your own bad MS experiences

gelfling gelfling writes  |  more than 7 years ago

So now you can't even recount your ongoing experiences with MS mind bendingly poor customer support w/o being modded down a troll. Why the fuck doesn't this site just admit it has paid flacks on board to do Redmond's bidding. Or, that it's just a bunch of retarded teenagers?

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gelfling gelfling writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Do you ever get the sense that there's a population of MS boosters who are here semi-officially ready to pounce on anyone who doesn't tow the MS party line?

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Intel Apple. Not so weird?

gelfling gelfling writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Apple's history of switching CPUs is as old as Apple. First was the 6502 then the Moto 68000 series then the PPC and now Intel. Seems like it's not such a leap after all and isn't it really what we've been asking for for 2 decades? To build & sell a PC where the internals don't matter to us.

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Google porn: searches or results?

gelfling gelfling writes  |  more than 8 years ago

It's one thing to query results it's quite another to query searches for results. You would be in effect enlarging the child pornography statute to include looking for child porn.

And let me add - fuck slashdot and the posers who run it. Fuck them all to death.

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What are MS's own security priorities?

gelfling gelfling writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Feel free to post this in the appropriate Nash interview thread. I forget sometimes that I'm persona non grata here at Anime/LotR/Nerd Porn Central.

Without saying 'everything' what are the actual ranked or prioritized security issues at MS for Windows?

DRM?
Spyware?
Integrating tools that already exist into the MS sphere?
Patch management?
Time -to -fix cycles?
Better security architecture?
Other?

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Mac security comes from doing insecure things

gelfling gelfling writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Note: since I've been targetted by /. modbombers for banning and day by day my karma is being synthetically erased, I've decided to post everything here in duplicate as long as I'm permitted to post. When I'm no longer permitted to post then everything will go here. Until of course, /. admins decide to ban my IP outright. This has already happened to one of the places I commonly post from, but only after I complained to /. admins about being attacked here. That ID that I complained to them, from, has been banned permanently. Word to the wise: /. is rapidly turning into the darkest version of everything they claimed to hate.

I get regular security vulnerability email alerts all the time. Just today there was a long list of potential problems with 10 different flavors of Linux, HP-UX, Cisco, OS/400, Z/OS and of course Windows.

Now the issue is, how bad is that? And the other question is what is the cost - benefit of fixing it?

Many of the vulnerabilities in the alert I alluded have the potential to be serious enough to warrant your attention but this assumes that you already have NOTHING in place to protect yourself, that you've effectively not implemented any security infratrature whatsoever. The probability of this is quite low.

But - and this is the big issue with Windows, your exposures surface out of EVERY SINGLE ordinary everyday common task you employ the machine to do. It would be as if every Cisco vulnerability surfaced specifically and only when it routed packets and only because it routed packets.

Therein lies the difference.

In the Mac world, no one is seriously suggesting that their BSD based OS is defacto immune from problems. What they're arguing convincingly is that those problems when they arise will arise out of non common tasks and obscure problems that typically stem from operating your machines in a very nonstandard way to begin with. For instance the ordinary Mac user could, if they were motivated, run as root all day everyday. But why would they? That's a nonstandard operation mode. Moreover the common problems you do see in the Mac world won't ordinarily occur because of executing common tasks that ordinary users employ their machines to do. You won't see many vulnerabilities exploited the same way that simply using AOLIM or Limewire or reading a rich email or any of the other innumerable problems in Windows stems from.

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gelfling gelfling writes  |  more than 8 years ago

My email alerter shows my last post was modded 8 times up and 8 times down. /. continues to be the nerds revenge for the cool table in the lunchroom in highschool. What they fail to appreciate is that social maladaption is social maladaption.

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somebody tell me why this is considered a troll?

gelfling gelfling writes  |  more than 8 years ago

http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=173869&cid=14464389

Seriously it's a statement of fact based on real world experience.

I honestly think that /. is quickly killing itself.

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so my plan is

gelfling gelfling writes  |  more than 8 years ago

if I'm ever able to post and mod again I'll randomly single out specific posters and mod them down as much as I can. I really want to share the wealth here at slashfuck.

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gelfling gelfling writes  |  more than 8 years ago

I have been banned for the second time in 10 days. Apparentlt at this point no matter what, if anyone mods any post I've ever made I risk being banned again. There is no way to wipe the slate clean after being repeatedly banned. So fuck /. and circle jerk of anime wannabes that run it.

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Hate Mail

gelfling gelfling writes  |  more than 8 years ago

See this is exactly my point. /. has a secret modding scheme that will punish you if you don't plod along with their normal bovine groupthink. Got banned for weeks over something I never knew and the first post back when I comment on it it's back to being downmodded. This to me is the beginning of the end of /. Pretty much it's all about anime, sci fi movies and Libertarian bullshit. If you're not down with that or, perish the fucking thought, express an opinion you might actually have a knowledgeable background in, if it's not part of the official /. checklist-o-thoughts, you get punished. And it's in a very capricious way.

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