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New Details About NSA's Exhaustive Search of Edward Snowden's Emails

lippydude NSA's exhaustive Search .. (4 comments)

And the NSA wouldn't lie about this?

3 days ago

Book Review: Architecting the Cloud

lippydude Re:Real world example .. (75 comments)

"The use of Netflix on AWS is well documented. Start here: AWS Case Study: Netflix"

I was hoping for some diagrams and detailed textual analysis. I read somewhere that Netflix originality went with the 'Cloud' but quality-of-service was so poor, they had to go out and build their own content delivery backend.

about two weeks ago

Book Review: Architecting the Cloud

lippydude Real world example .. (75 comments)

Is there a fully described real world example, we all could take a look at before committing ourselves to the 'Cloud'?

about two weeks ago

Fedora To Get a New Partition Manager

lippydude Re:Uses Anaconda? (170 comments)

If their liveCD installer is any indication, I'm not going to touch this with a ten foot pole. Its behavior is essentially random, whether it comes to partition numbering, free space reporting, and partition creation."

Last time I tried, Fedora managed to install next to Ubuntu, without problems. The only distro that without fail, trashes dual-boot, is Windows ..

about two weeks ago

Bill Gates Wants To Remake the Way History Is Taught. Should We Let Him?

lippydude Microsoft History © (362 comments)

Yea, in his alternative history of computing, Microsoft actually contributed original technology and didn't rip-off everybody else. See for example where Bill Gates personally 'welcomes` Netscape into the Industry?

1996: Bill Gates 'welcomes` Netscape into the Industry.

"As Netscape comes into the industry, we hope they adopt a PC mentality [of documenting changes to standards],. They've been making lots of changes to JavaScript. We think they should document that."

ref: by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 06, 2014 @08:44AM (#47840421)

The first computers in the world were invented by Microsoft in 1981 to run the revolutionary MS-DOS operating system, before which humanity had no computers at all. In 1985 Microsoft invented the graphical user interface and the mouse. Microsoft Windows was the most secure operating system in the world, and also the easiest to use with the introduction of the revolutionary Microsoft Bob.

Microsoft would go on to invent the Internet, graciously allowing rival companies to establish a presence on Microsoft's new network. Microsoft created the most loved user interface in the world with the exciting new Windows 8 Aero.

You can purchase exciting new Microsoft products at the following participating retailers near you!

about two weeks ago

Could Tech Have Stopped ISIS From Using Our Own Heavy Weapons Against Us?

lippydude Re:ISIS don't exist .. (448 comments)

"You're so set on your conclusion you don't even see that your arguments contradict it directly? ISIS united in opposition to the Syrian government and spilled over into Iraq from there. Al Qaeda formed in opposition to the Soviets and thousands of miles and decades separated from either Iraq war."

It's the same people, you would have to agree, all united in opposition to western involvement in their respective countries. The map of which was drawn up by GB in the dying days of the British Empire ..

about two weeks ago

Could Tech Have Stopped ISIS From Using Our Own Heavy Weapons Against Us?

lippydude ISIS don't exist .. (448 comments)

ISIS, Al Qaeda, $insert_name_here didn't exist until the US invaded Iraq and gave the locals an excuse to unite in opposition to foreigners invaders. Remember Al Qaeda was the name given by US forces for the loose band of tribal ethnic groups that, at the connivance of the CIA and under the direction of Osama bin Laden, united around the idea of repelling the Soviet invaders out of Afghanistan. Every action the US takes brings about the exact opposite of what they want, a clear case of the law of unintended consequence.

about two weeks ago

Oregon Suing Oracle Over Obamacare Site, But Still Needs Oracle's Help

lippydude Oracle’s Oregon Website Failure .. (116 comments)

Oracle wouldn’t be my first choice but it sounds like they put it up for a bidding process and when everyone saw how complicated the project was, Oracle’s the only one that hung in there.”

It’s hard to judge the quality from the outside, but if you look at their front end website, there are a lot of things they didn’t do. When you look at their technology practices, even the ones we can see from the outside, it’s obvious they didn’t put their ‘A’ team on this. So, yeah, I do think that Oracle didn’t do a good job and they probably shouldn’t have taken it in the first place, because they’ve taken on something it would be impossible to do a good job on.” ref

about two weeks ago

Ask Slashdot: Linux-Friendly Desktop x86 Motherboard Manufacturers?

lippydude Making ACPI not work with Linux .. (294 comments)

"One thing I find myself wondering about is whether we shouldn't try and make the "ACPI" extensions some how Windows specific.

It seems unfortunate if we do the work and get our partners to do the work and the result is that Linux works without having to do the work.

Maybe there is no way to avoid this problem but it does bother me.

Maybe we could define the APIs so that they work well with NT and not the others even if they are open.

Or maybe we could patent something related to this
." Bill Gates, Jan 1999

about two weeks ago

Microsoft Releases Replacement Patch With Two Known Bugs

lippydude Re:Oh microsoft (140 comments)

Excuse, me while I reply anon and mod you down :)

about three weeks ago

Islamic State "Laptop of Doom" Hints At Plots Including Bubonic Plague

lippydude Do you really expect us to believe this crap? (369 comments)

Do you really expect us to believe this crap? PROTHERO: "Do you believe this crap, Dascombe?

DASCOMBE: "It's not our job to believe it, Lewis. Our job is to tell the people" --

PROTHERO: '"Exactly what they tell us." I Know but do you think that people will believe it?'

DASCOMBE: They will if it's you that's telling it to them. Now let's try it again." ref

about three weeks ago

Microsoft Releases Replacement Patch With Two Known Bugs

lippydude Seems perfectly clear to me :) (140 comments)

"Click on the update and you should see a 'More Information' link on the right. Click it and your browser should open to a MS knowledge base page that explains what the patch does".

"To view this vulnerability as a standard entry in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures list, see CVE-2014-0318." ref

'win32k.sys .. does not properly control access to thread-owned objects, which allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted application, aka "Win32k Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability ."'

about three weeks ago

Microsoft Releases Replacement Patch With Two Known Bugs

lippydude Re:Oh microsoft (140 comments)

It's understandable why you would post anonymously ..

"When free software comes with a sea of bugs without often no one taking responsibility of fixing them, I can understand those people's arguments. If we look at Linux desktop, usually the GUI does not stay in one piece, and is full of little glitches here and there. Compared to that, these Microsoft patches are a very minor worry."

about three weeks ago

State of the GitHub: Chris Kelly Does the Numbers

lippydude Re:Whoa, UNCALLED FOR, dude! (34 comments)

@NotDrWho: "That part where he got all political out of nowhere was UNCALLED FOR! Keep your wackjob politics to yourself, buddy!"

Whoa, whao? .. what are you on about, please provide a citation to the specific quote you are referring to, and expand on why, in your opinion, this is ' wackjob politics ', else you could be erroneously miscast as a wintroll.

about three weeks ago

Mozilla Rolls Out Sponsored Tiles To Firefox Nightly's New Tab Page

lippydude Mozilla tiles too complicated? (171 comments)

"When you first launch Firefox, a message on the new tab page informs you of the following .. It's quite a lot to take in all at once"

It seems fairly straight forward to me: a) a promise that the feature abides by the Mozilla Privacy Policy, b) a reminder that you can turn tiles off completely ..

about three weeks ago



Microsofts Android patents ..

lippydude lippydude writes  |  about 1 month ago

lippydude (3635849) writes "'73 patents that are said to be "standard-essential patents," or SEPs, implemented in smartphones generally, followed by 127 patents that Microsoft says are implemented in Android' ..

'The patent lists are strategically significant, because Microsoft has managed to build a huge patent-licensing business by taxing Android phones without revealing what kind of legal leverage they really have over those phones' ..."

Link to Original Source

Android is rubbish says techno journalist ..

lippydude lippydude writes  |  about 2 months ago

lippydude (3635849) writes "BBC Business Matters July 17 2014

Audio from 17:43: "Apple is a lot simpler than Android and all of the Google platforms. There are so many — there are multiple types of devices using Android, where as there are only a handful that use Apple. So if you're in tech support and look after devices that are using your, that are in your office at any one time., it's a lot simpler to use Apple than to use a multiplicity of Android devices [..] right now my Nexus 7 isn't working , which is another reason why IBM did the right thing by going with Apple, as opposed to with Google, because a lot of the time their stuff just doesn't work, whereas Apple seems to work a lot better, so I may have to steal my wife's iPad the next time." Paddy Hirsch of Marketplace"

Microsoft insecurity ..

lippydude lippydude writes  |  about 3 months ago

lippydude (3635849) writes "Vulnerability in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine Could Allow Denial of Service Published: June 17, 2014

Microsoft is releasing this security advisory to inform customers that an update to the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine addresses a security vulnerability that was reported to Microsoft. The vulnerability could allow denial of service if the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine scans a specially crafted file.

An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could prevent the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine from monitoring affected systems until the specially crafted file is manually removed and the service is restarted."

Link to Original Source

GCHQ's Middle Eastern Internet spying base ..

lippydude lippydude writes  |  about 3 months ago

lippydude (3635849) writes "Above-top-secret details of Britain’s covert surveillance programme — including the location of a clandestine British base tapping undersea cables in the Middle East .. located at Seeb, on the northern coast of Oman, where it taps in to various undersea cables passing through the Strait of Hormuz into the Persian/Arabian Gulf ..."
Link to Original Source

The site's security certificate has expired ..

lippydude lippydude writes  |  about 4 months ago

lippydude (3635849) writes ""You attempted to reach, but the server presented an expired certificate" ..

Dear slashdot, your certificate has expired ..

Dear Chrome, the word should be "sites", as 'site's' is a contraction of "site is" .."


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