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Wi-Fi Issues Continue For OS X Users Despite Updates

ilsaloving Re:Anecdotal Example (114 comments)

That's bizarre... How in the world does something like that happen?

Of course, as a general rule I don't apply an Apple ID to the initial user of the machine, because I save that to serve as an emergency admin user, so that's probably why I haven't noticed.

You wouldn't happen to know the specific version of yosemite your machine came with? (Guessing 10.10.1?)

Thanks for sharing.

2 days ago
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Why Screen Lockers On X11 Cannot Be Secure

ilsaloving Re:So to cicumvent the screen locker... (374 comments)

Reminds me of my university days...

When someone walked away for an extended period without locking their terminal, one of us would sneak over and do a quick 'xhost +' and then wait for them to come back.

Once they sit down and start working again, we would run 2 dozen copies of neko on their terminal, resulting in a mass of little animated kittens chasing their mouse cursor.

Ah, the lost days of innocent fun.

4 days ago
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Apple Posts $18B Quarterly Profit, the Highest By Any Company, Ever

ilsaloving Maybe now? (525 comments)

Maybe now they can afford to toss a few more dollars towards their QA departments?

4 days ago
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"Mammoth Snow Storm" Underwhelms

ilsaloving Re:Cue the idiots (397 comments)

Apparently the idiots have mod points today. :P

5 days ago
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"Mammoth Snow Storm" Underwhelms

ilsaloving Re:I'm a Canadian (397 comments)

Be glad that you didn't let your kids walk a couple blocks by themselves. You'd have child services threatening to take them away from you.

5 days ago
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"Mammoth Snow Storm" Underwhelms

ilsaloving Cue the idiots (397 comments)

Cue all the idiots who think, "You screwed up this one forecast, and you expect us to believe in climate change?"

I almost commented on TFA's website, but then I realized it's Fox, and decided it wasn't worth the effort.

5 days ago
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SystemD Gains New Networking Features

ilsaloving My experience with systemd (553 comments)

1. "What the hell is with these new commands? Great, now I have to learn a whole new way of administration cause people had to change something that was never broken."
2. "Where's all the init files? How am I supposed to configure anything? I don't have time for this..."
3. "Everything is done with service descriptors? Okay..."
4. "So wait, I no longer have to write massive shell scripts that manage the entire process lifecycle, or scour google in the hope that someone else has already written said script so I don't have to?"
5. "Wow, I never realized how much I hated dealing with init scripts until I didn't have to anymore. This is SO much cleaner!"
6. "Whoa, I can monitor and control entire *heirarchies* of dependant services from one command? That's pretty damn slick..."

I still don't completely understand systemd, but now that I'm getting a handle on it, I find it conceptually and functionally cleaner, and more rigorous than the old init system. The downsides are that it's new and therefore has a learning curve, and that it blackboxes the actual service controller which is going to piss off anyone with an ounce of control-freakery in them.

about two weeks ago
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Google Throws Microsoft Under Bus, Then Won't Patch Android Flaw

ilsaloving Re:Makes sense. (629 comments)

Case in point... Apple still supports their iPhone 4s, which was released over 3 years ago.

Compared to pretty much every other phone company out there, that's nothing short of phenomenal. The support policy for most android manufacturers is 'buy our next model'.

I find it hilarious that it's so fashionable to slag Apple despite them being leaps and bounds better than everyone else for support.

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Ends Mainstream Support For Windows 7

ilsaloving Re:The beast and the hero (640 comments)

I completely agree with what you say, and these kludges are indeed a problem, they at least had some level of logic to them. You could understand why they did it, even if you disagree that it was necessary to do so.

Add to that that sometimes you HAVE to bypass the API, because the API is either incomplete, or intentionally hamstrung to put competitors at a disadvantage (Microsoft being a perfect example). The hacking situation is not black and white.

But what I'm talking about is the kind of stuff you can find on The Daily WTF (http://thedailywtf.com/). These sorts of things are a depressingly common occurrence.

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Ends Mainstream Support For Windows 7

ilsaloving Re:The beast and the hero (640 comments)

Because despite what one would reasonably expect, most developers are actually shockingly incompetent.

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Ends Mainstream Support For Windows 7

ilsaloving Re:But (640 comments)

They got the shizzle but forgot the nizzle.

about three weeks ago
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Glitch In OS X Search Can Expose Private Details of Apple Mail Users

ilsaloving Segregate mail like the good ol' days (49 comments)

I personally don't understand the need to have system-wide access to email in a moment's notice. Is email not obscenely pervasive enough already?

I disable it from my spotlight preferences as a matter of course.

For that matter, I don't even use the default Mail app that comes with OSX cause it has a couple odd behaviours that tend to drive me nuts, so I'm using PostBox instead. Good ol' fashioned indexing and searching, as god intended.

about three weeks ago
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Tumblr Co-Founder: Apple's Software Is In a Nosedive

ilsaloving So in other words... (598 comments)

Apple has reached the stage that Microsoft reached in the 90s. I hope they learn from their mistakes faster than Microsoft did.

about a month ago
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Apple Faces Class Action Lawsuit For Shrinking Storage Space In iOS 8

ilsaloving Re:MicroSD card? (325 comments)

"2. However in case you need to have your Contacts or Calendars information synchronized separately, you can use third-party Caldav/Carddav applications. Please check the configuration process below:"

So basically your choice is to use activesync, assuming the server you are using supports it, or you have to use a 3rd party tool to use actual carddav/caldav support.

about a month ago
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Apple Faces Class Action Lawsuit For Shrinking Storage Space In iOS 8

ilsaloving Re:MicroSD card? (325 comments)

Instructions please. I've had android devices between v1 and 4.x and not a single one of them had built in caldav/carddav support. I was stuck purchasing problem-ridden addons just to get this functionality.

Maybe you're talking about Android 5?

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Should We Do About the DDoS Problem?

ilsaloving Re:Simple Linux (312 comments)

Not only that, but we're talking about DDOS, not just DOS.

So these people are probably maintaining large beowulf clusters of XTs and ATs, Even if Linux can be installed on them, it's still a non-trivial effort simply because of the number of machines involved.

Logistics is the name of the game.

about a month ago
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Anyone Can Now Launch Their Own Version of the Pirate Bay

ilsaloving The Jedi Bay (81 comments)

In death, The Pirate Bay will become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.

about a month and a half ago
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What Will Microsoft's "Embrace" of Open Source Actually Achieve?

ilsaloving Re:They couldn't wreck the movement from the outsi (217 comments)

Because Microsoft is not Oracle. Look at how they handled the thread of ODF to see how they think outside the box. I would be applauding the brilliance of their strategies if they weren't so utterly counter to the public good.

about a month and a half ago
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What Will Microsoft's "Embrace" of Open Source Actually Achieve?

ilsaloving Re:They couldn't wreck the movement from the outsi (217 comments)

By 'exactly', I was referring to their MO, not specifics like licensing. I thought I had been clear. Sorry about that.

about a month and a half ago

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