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Windows Phone 8 Detailed, Uses Windows 8 Kernel

koro666 Re:Explains why no native SDK (267 comments)

[...] Given that Windows 8 demonstrably can execute even in 128MB RAM [...]

And by that you mean in 128MB RAM with 1GB of swap, which is not the same at all.

more than 2 years ago
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Intel Insider DRM Risks Monopoly Investigations

koro666 DRM fails (217 comments)

It has to be decrypted to be displayed. There is always a way to tap into that. DRM fails again.

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Confirms Zero-Day Hours After Exploit

koro666 Stupid signedness at work again (53 comments)

Developpers needs to stop using int's when unsigned int's would have done the job.

Then all those "oh god, we did not anticipate a negative number here!" bugs would be fixed already.

more than 3 years ago
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VLC For Android May Arrive In Early 2011

koro666 Re:Do want (90 comments)

What other libavcodec-based player would you suggest then?

more than 3 years ago
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McDonald's Hacked and Customer Data Stolen

koro666 Re:This reminds me.... (178 comments)

I believe you could before XP Service Pack 2 (which kinda reinforced security).

more than 3 years ago
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What 2D GUI Foundation Do You Use?

koro666 Re:The language for the model (331 comments)

Code using the managed syntax will not compile in a standard C++ compiler, and code using the unmanaged syntax will compile to CIL that fails verification.

Nothing that can't be fixed through abuse of preprocessor macros, though.

more than 3 years ago
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iSwifter Brings Flash Games To the iPad — Sort Of

koro666 Re:It will not be accepted (81 comments)

Damn. I really should have read TFA before posting.

about 4 years ago
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iSwifter Brings Flash Games To the iPad — Sort Of

koro666 It will not be accepted (81 comments)

That application will not pass the approval process because it downloads stuff and runs it... quite against the requirements for apps, if I recall.

about 4 years ago
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Microsoft Busting Its Own Browser+OS Myth

koro666 Re:Why should they care now? (204 comments)

The problem with old programs are all the unpatched security holes.

I might not want the new and shinier version, but I sure do want to use a version that's still being updated when the next 0-day comes.

more than 4 years ago
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GCC Moving To Use C++ Instead of C

koro666 Re:Maybe they've grown up a bit (546 comments)

But then, crappy programmers misuse them, not knowing about what is done behind their back, and it becomes slow and bloated code.

Having to specify everything explicitely makes you aware of the complexity/memory usage of what you are doing.

more than 4 years ago
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Spam Causes Microsoft To Kill Newsgroups

koro666 Re:Isn't Spamming Usenet a Waste of Time? (157 comments)

As one commenter put it earlier, lots of websites scrape Usenet posts where it ends up on the web, making it "become a linkfarm" as the guy put it.

That would be my guess as why...

more than 4 years ago
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McAfee Kills SVCHost.exe, Sets Off Reboot Loops For Win XP, Win 2000

koro666 Re:virus scanners are the devil (472 comments)

Mod parent up. Most attacks come from the "huge attack surface" from web browser plugins these days.

I, for one, have disabled each and every Firefox add-on and unwanted plugin, and use Windows Vista/7's integrity levels to run the browser in Low Integrity. That way, the worse it can do is trash its profile directory and one designated download directory, both of which are easily wiped and re-created fresh.

more than 4 years ago
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Five Years of YouTube and Forced Evolution

koro666 Re:.h26x a stumbling point? (329 comments)

The same could be said about any library or OS service Firefox uses [...]

True, but vulnerabilities are found much more often in high-level, complex services such as DirectShow, MSHTML or the JScript engine, than, say, basic stuff like the C Runtime Library.

more than 4 years ago
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Five Years of YouTube and Forced Evolution

koro666 Re:.h26x a stumbling point? (329 comments)

[...] Just delegate it to the OS [...]

So next time there is some remote code execution vulnerability in DirectShow and/or its codecs, you want Firefox users to be affected too?

Face it, with the amount of "plugins" installed by default in Firefox these days in the back of the user (Acrobat, Silverlight, WPF, Windows Media Player, etc.), Firefox has become as much vulnerable as Internet Explorer, if not more because of its lack of usage of Vista's integrity levels.

Let's not add another nail to its coffin.

more than 4 years ago
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UK's Channel 4 To Broadcast In 3D

koro666 Re:Blue / Orange 3D glasses (126 comments)

That would explain what I thought was poor image quality (yellow/blue jaggies around stuff) in that particular episode.

Back then I just thought it was a bad quality rip.

more than 4 years ago
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Sneaky Microsoft Add-On Put Firefox Users At Risk

koro666 Re:Sabotage? (333 comments)

[...] can't they steal that idea from Apple so it would be basically "regutil --remove HKLM_Software_Mozilla_Firefox_Extensions .net"?

Isn't this exactly what reg.exe does already?

more than 4 years ago
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Firefox 4.0 Goes Chrome, New UI In Q4 2010

koro666 Move along, nothing to see here... (556 comments)

This can already be done.

Also, I hope they will keep the tabs on the bottom, and not clutter the titlebar with it. It's the window manager's job to draw the window border and decoration, definitely not the application's.

about 5 years ago
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New Chrome Beta Adds Themes, Speed, & HTML 5 Video

koro666 Themes... (207 comments)

It seems "themes" or "branding" is the new fad these days. Is it so hard to just leave the window frame's look to be managed by the window manager, as it should?

I like my apps to look consistent. In fact, I usually take matters in my own hands when they insist on not doing it.

more than 5 years ago
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Mozilla Preparing To Scrap Tabbed Browsing?

koro666 Re:This is foolish. (554 comments)

Folder windows certainly don't have their full path in the title bar by default.

more than 5 years ago
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New Food-Growth Product a Bit Hairy

koro666 I, for one... (243 comments)

I, for one, welcome our new hair-eating plant overlords.

more than 5 years ago

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Mark Russinovich about Vista network slowdown

koro666 koro666 writes  |  about 7 years ago

koro666 (947362) writes "In his latest blog post, Mark Russinovich analyzes the network slowdown experienced by some users when playing multimedia content. "Tests of MMCSS during Vista development showed that [...] heavy network traffic can cause enough long-running DPCs to prevent playback threads from keeping up with their media streaming requirements, resulting in glitching. MMCSS' glitch-resistant mechanisms were therefore extended to include throttling of network activity. It does so by issuing a command to the NDIS device driver [...] [to] pass along, at most 10 packets per millisecond (10,000 packets per second).""
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koro666 koro666 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

koro666 (947362) writes "Mark Russinovich examined the default permissions on objects and files created by top-tier security software and found out that most are vulnerable to denial of service or can be used for privilege escalation on Windows systems. 'To my surprise and dismay, I found security holes in several namespaces. The security settings on one application's global synchronization and memory mapping objects, as well as on its installation directory, allow unprivileged users to effectively shut off the application, corrupt its configuration files, and replace its executables to elevate to Local System privileges. What application has such grossly insecure permissions? Ironically, that of a top-tier security vendor.'"
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