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Slashdot Asks: Will You Need the Windows XP Black Market?

jkrise Re:Why? (245 comments)

By that definition Windows XP is itself a huge piece of malware that needs to be constantly rid of the numerous bugs and defects. It has been for the past 10 years thus, and still not fully fixed.

That makes MS an untrustworthy source of poor quality software, or intentionally buggy software aka malware.

about two weeks ago
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Ex-Microsoft Employee Arrested For Leaking Windows 8

jkrise Re:That makes sense (197 comments)

I'm surprised why Ballmer didn't report him and get him arrested; maybe this is the new Satya guy putting his stamp on company affairs?

about a month ago
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Apple Refuses To Unlock Bequeathed iPad

jkrise Re:They're stalling (465 comments)

Actually they should ask the sons to get written permission from Steve Jobs before unlocking. All Apple products belong to Jobs and Jobs alone.

about a month and a half ago
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Interview: Ask Richard Stallman What You Will

jkrise Free hardware? Why not? (480 comments)

In my experience; it is far easier to obtain; install and work with Free Software than with Free Hardware. I asked you about this in person 2 years back; but you brushed it aside saying hardware is not trivial to copy.

Recent events have proved me right; I feel. We simply do not have access to Freedom Hardware at low cost - even the Raspberry Pi has proprietary components in its hardware.

Why can't the FSF pool resources; license technology from ARM Holdings; and build a truly Free Tablet, Free Cellphone and Free PC running Free GNU/Linux instead of the pseudo-free Android? I am sure the community will pay any money to buy truly free Hardware from the FHF.

about 2 months ago
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Nokia Announces Nokia X Android Smartphone

jkrise Re:WTF Nokia (105 comments)

I think Nokia has learnt from HP and Dell - threaten to release a Linux box; and you get hefty discounts on Windows OEM pricing. Even though a subsidiary of Microsoft; I guess Windows Phone 8 is a big fraction of the price of a Nokia handset - hence this crazy strategy?

about 2 months ago
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Steve Jobs To Appear On US Postage Stamp

jkrise Re:Stamp will cost $4 (184 comments)

but have stylistic design.

You mean like rounded corners?

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Circles the Wagons To Defeat ODF In the UK

jkrise 'will cause problems...don't support ODF, (89 comments)

I call bullshit. OpenOffice or LibreOffice can be configured to store files in .doc and .xls and .ppt formats - problem solved! It annoys me there are still people and govts. buying the rubbish arguments spouted by Microsoft and their ilk...

about 2 months ago
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Edward Snowden's Lawyer Claims Harassment From Heathrow Border Agent

jkrise Is Snowden being tried? (261 comments)

So why does he need any lawyers at this stage?

about 2 months ago
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Ask "The Fat Man" George Sanger About Music and Computer Games

jkrise When will the 'Fat Lady' sing? (66 comments)

on your business.... not being rude; just a rhetorical question about the business climate for music.

about 2 months ago
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Whatever Happened To the IPv4 Address Crisis?

jkrise Re:NAT (574 comments)

There are 2 dimensions to the IPv4 problem - the user end; and the server end. Except for newly formed companies looking to provide internet access to their users through a proxy server; the individual users are largely oblivious to the crisis; as you rightly mentioned.

But try hosting your own server (non-cloud provider) - your ISP forces you to acquire IPv6; and you have to jump through hoops to make it smoothly accessible over VPNs and the general inernet.

about 2 months ago
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Amazon's Double-Helix Acquisition Hints At Gaming Console

jkrise Slashdot Beta = Windows Shitsta (116 comments)

I have been reading Slashdot since 1997 or thereabouts. Every single day after 1998; of that I am sure. Even when I went out on vacation; when I got married; when I was convalescing after angioplasty- when I returned to work; I would read every single article; and if interested; the comments as well.

Some days back, I stumbled onto Slashdot Beta; I felt it sucked, so I came back to the old design. Today when I open any article; the only comments I find are those complaining about Beta. I use Opera for the past 14 years; so I couldn't understand why many readers found it difficult to just get back to Classic.

Then I started Firefox and opened Slashdot in that. I just couldn't believe the shit I was seeing. The main storythere was about the New Zealand Spy Agency. I carefully looked for 3 more recent stories; and couldnt find them at all. The reason was simple: the top 3 stories were disguised as ads; bcos that's how ads look in the regular site.

Then I clicked on those stories and tried to comment. Firefox went into a never-ending loop; I waited for 7 minutes, and killed the browser. I gave up on the beta.
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The reasons I visit Slashdot are:
1% - to look at the ads; and click on them
5% - to read the stories
3% - to read the linked artices
the rest - to read tons of Insightful comments from fellow Slashdotters
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But in the Beta; I couldn't even get to the Comments section on my 6-yr old Compaq laptop after 10 minutes. So I went back to Opera and Classic Slashdot. Already the Snowden article had comments cursing Beta. So I prepared this post in Notepad.

From now on, I will try for First Post with this one; in every new article.

Slashdotters I admire very much; and we are very successful people as a rule; minus of course the paid shills. I am sure I will keep this up and burn my karma until everyone else including those not fortunate enough to be using Opera; also stop complaining; and Beta goes away. Like Vista Shitsta; Millennium and Microsoft Bob.

Cheers.

about 2 months ago
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Got Malware? The FBI Wants It

jkrise Slashdot Beta = Windows Shitsta! (93 comments)

I have been reading Slashdot since 1997 or thereabouts. Every single day after 1998; of that I am sure. Even when I went out on vacation; when I got married; when I was convalescing after angioplasty- when I returned to work; I would read every single article; and if interested; the comments as well.

Some days back, I stumbled onto Slashdot Beta; I felt it sucked, so I came back to the old design. Today when I open any article; the only comments I find are those complaining about Beta. I use Opera for the past 14 years; so I couldn't understand why many readers found it difficult to just get back to Classic.

Then I started Firefox and opened Slashdot in that. I just couldn't believe the shit I was seeing. The main storythere was about the New Zealand Spy Agency. I carefully looked for 3 more recent stories; and couldnt find them at all. The reason was simple: the top 3 stories were disguised as ads; bcos that's how ads look in the regular site.

Then I clicked on those stories and tried to comment. Firefox went into a never-ending loop; I waited for 7 minutes, and killed the browser. I gave up on the beta.
-------------------
The reasons I visit Slashdot are:
1% - to look at the ads; and click on them
5% - to read the stories
3% - to read the linked artices
the rest - to read tons of Insightful comments from fellow Slashdotters
--------------------
But in the Beta; I couldn't even get to the Comments section on my 6-yr old Compaq laptop after 10 minutes. So I went back to Opera and Classic Slashdot. Already the Snowden article had comments cursing Beta. So I prepared this post in Notepad.

From now on, I will try for First Post with this one; in every new article.

Slashdotters I admire very much; and we are very successful people as a rule; minus of course the paid shills. I am sure I will keep this up and burn my karma until everyone else including those not fortunate enough to be using Opera; also stop complaining; and Beta goes away. Like Vista Shitsta; Millennium and Microsoft Bob.

Cheers.

about 2 months ago
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Google and EU Reach Tentative Settlement in Antitrust Case

jkrise In related news... (45 comments)

Florian Mueller had an apoplexy on hearing the news; and is trying his damnedest to put a negative spin on big bad Google.

about 2 months ago
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Will Microsoft IIS Overtake Apache?

jkrise Netcraft confirms:Microsoft is dying (303 comments)

Microsoft cannot any further afford the wages of their long standing chair-flinging American CEO; so they went and hired a cheapo H1B visa Indian instead. Microsoft's demise is imminent.

about 2 months ago
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Satya Nadella Named Microsoft CEO

jkrise Re:Office 365 (293 comments)

I'm sure MS is happy to take $50 from me now and again when a project demands something more sophisticated

Why are you concerned about MS being happy? If what you truly need is MS Office; get a copy and install it on your Windows PC and keep it. These days; PCs last atleast 8+ years. You can keep using your sophisticated piece of Office for a fraction of the subscription price.

about 2 months ago
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Satya Nadella Named Microsoft CEO

jkrise Re:I wouold argue (293 comments)

If this is sinking, what does success look like?

This is indeed Sinking. Stinking Sinking with a capital S. If MS weren't sinking; why would they toss out the Chair - Man and get a new techy CEO who knows a bit or two?

Making money off old products by fleecing captive customers will not work forever; the dressing of the books will have to stop sooner than later.

about 2 months ago
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Satya Nadella Named Microsoft CEO

jkrise Re:Your tinfoil hat is on too tight (293 comments)

> If someone at NSA want's to look at those
Is that a plural? So why the apostrophe, moron?

You are the moron I think. Consider: The NSA is so bloody possessive; the apostrophe is warranted in my book!

about 2 months ago
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Satya Nadella Named Microsoft CEO

jkrise Re:Give him a chance (293 comments)

Maybe he has something good to bring to Microsoft as the CEO.

Humanity has more stakeholders than Microsoft has shareholders. The only good Satya can do is to drive down the company so that the market will get products and services that they actually need and want; not what's forced down their throats by arrogant monopolists who think "'We are the only ones who can harness the power of software and deliver it through devices and services that truly empower every individual and every organization.'

Any arrogant sod that spoke thus should not be empowered like Ballmer before him; it spells disaster.

about 2 months ago
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Satya Nadella Named Microsoft CEO

jkrise Re:I wouold argue (293 comments)

This is just rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic. The summary itself says it: " he had asked Bill Gates to act as a close adviser in the months and years ahead."
and
he would follow through on the 'One Microsoft' strategy formulated under Ballmer,

So put simply; he's gonna keep going down he same route as Ballmer; and Bill Gates will still run the company on a day to day basis.

Microsoft will continue to sink; but Gates and Ballmer would suddenly become 'good corporate citizens' and a poor, powerless, benami figurehead of Indian origin will get all the flak.

Nothing to see here, move along...wait! I think /. should have a H1B icon for Microsoft in future; that's the only thing of interest to us here.

about 2 months ago

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jkrise jkrise writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Ever since an article on "Windows User Experiments with Linux for 10 days" was put up, Slashdot has been behaving very strangely indeed. Initially, I was unable to post anything on any topic.... the past 4 topics appear as if there are NO REPLIES for the past few hours...

After I changed my browser that doesn't contain my id profile, I'm able to see the page, but the moment I log in and try to post, I get vague errors like Internal Server Error, Get a New Form and Try Again... very puzzling.

It's been a few months since I started posting actively until last coupla' weeks, and I remember encountering similar problems with the site back then. Looks like Slashcode is highly flexible and the admins can play around a lot and do so without lot of people noticing or compaining. Either that, or the site appears different for paid subscribers, freeloaders and unlogged users. Crazy...

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