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Interview: Ask Bruce Perens What You Will

machine321 Intervews (129 comments)

It's kind of funny: I don't think any of these interviews have any responses from their subjects. Ask away! Then forget.

about two weeks ago

Schiller Says Apple Is the Last PC Maker From the Mac Era, Forgets About HP

machine321 Re:!HP (474 comments)

But contrast to Germany or Japan, where trade policy promotes local industry. Their economies are doing great, with good wages and benefits

Except Japan had/has that whole "Lost Decade" thing going on. I guess it depends on how you define "economy doing great".

about 3 months ago

Chinese Bitcoin Exchange Accused of Faking Trade Data

machine321 Re:Unregulated... what? (75 comments)

Yes, the SEC did a great job of preventing those frauds from occurring, instead of swooping in after it all fell apart.

about 4 months ago

Ford Self-Driving R&D Car Tells Small Animal From Paper Bag At 200 Ft.

machine321 Excellent (207 comments)

I can't wait until Ford starts making hybrid fusion cars. We only have a couple of years to make Mr. Fusion happen.

about 4 months ago

New Windows XP Zero-Day Under Attack

machine321 Re:Upate to the most current (241 comments)

That is not correct. Win8 will install just fine, but all the Modern UI apps will refuse to start. Which no one runs anyway.

I stand corrected. I don't recall why I thought that, maybe I listened to the Upgrade Assistant. Is anything missing from the OS with Modern UI disabled? Perhaps low-resolution screens are a feature...

about 5 months ago

New Windows XP Zero-Day Under Attack

machine321 Re:Upate to the most current (241 comments)

Fits just fine on my EeePC, although I upgraded the memory and drive as soon as I bought it. It actually runs quite well. Win8 won't fit though, as they artificially block installation if you don't have at least 768 pixels high.

about 5 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Why Are Tech Job Requirements So Specific?

machine321 Opposite problem (465 comments)

I recently hired a security analyst at my company. I had the opposite problem; almost everyone I interviewed worked at larger companies, and only had narrow experience with specific software products. I was looking for (and eventually found) someone who was more of a generalist "hacker" type. I don't really care if you've used X antivirus and Y SIEM for ten years because that's what your boss purchased, I care how you solve problems.

about 5 months ago

The Greatest Keyboard Shortcut Ever

machine321 Re:Huh? What? (506 comments)

Come back when it lets me undo posting Slashdot comments with mipselled words.

Come back when it lets me undo Slashdot summaries with mipselled words.

about 8 months ago

Microsoft Files Dispute Against Current Owner of XboxOne.com

machine321 Re:What's there to dispute? (381 comments)

They're already paying the lawyers, so the fees are spent either way.

about a year ago

Microsoft Files Dispute Against Current Owner of XboxOne.com

machine321 Re:Ask any McDonald about mcdonalds.com domain (381 comments)

The impression I got from the nissan.com story was that he tried to make a quick buck (when asked for a price, he said "I don't know, $15 million?") and when he realized that made him look bad he turned it around into a victim story.

Don't get me wrong, that doesn't excuse Nissan Motors' behavior. I was considering buying a Nissan Murano in 2005, and chose another brand specifically because of the nissan.com debacle. My wife emailed a copy of the vehicle we purchased instead to their customer service department with an explanation.

about a year ago

Scanner Identifies Malware Strains, Could Be Future of AV

machine321 Re:you cannot identify bad intention (70 comments)

Try Microsoft's EMET if you're in a position to do so; it's usually able to block the exploit from working on old Java if you can't upgrade.

about a year ago

WHO: Intellectual Property Claims Hindering Research On Deadly Novel Coronavirus

machine321 I knew it! (121 comments)

I knew when Microsoft and Novel signed that patent cross-licensing deal they were up to no good! Who knew they were working on a Novel virus?

about a year ago

Acer Rethinks the "Tablet Bubble," Launching $99 Tablet

machine321 Re:Summary implies that tablets are not a fad (243 comments)

But... but tablets! If Netbooks were so great then Apple would have invented them.

Besides, tablets are way more expensive than Netbooks, in the enterprise. I haven't used a Windows tablet that doesn't suck; when the executives eventually get their toys and decide they want to do some useful work on them, IT has to buy 100 licenses of VMware View (the minimum purchase) and four back-end servers for the ten users who use it.

about a year ago

Mozilla Brings Back Firefox 64-Bit For Windows Nightly Builds

machine321 Re:I was using Waterfrox (209 comments)

I do not for the life of me understand this blind push to 64bit when there is no demonstrable speed improvement.

Part of the problem is all Firefox tabs and windows are part of the same process, unlike IE (and I believe Chrome). So, if a misbehaved AJAX app in one tab uses a gig and a half, every browser window becomes unusable. If FF were 64-bit, then it could use the 8GB or 16GB found in most new machines to mask the problem.

about a year ago

Single Microbe May Have Triggered the "Great Dying"

machine321 Re:A whole strain? (171 comments)


about a year ago

Analysis of Dexter Malware Uncovers Mystery Man, and Links To Zeus

machine321 Re:Look for the Windows start button (119 comments)

So you'll see it's just a cheap PC, running an old version of Windows, connected across the stores crappy unsecure Wifi which probably talks to the software vendor across the open internet.

That is absolutely not possible. They're PCI certified!

about a year ago

Scientists Develop Sixty Day Bread

machine321 Re:60 days! Thats nothing. (440 comments)

Before I had a toddler running around the house, I always purchased the "organic" milk from the grocery. I didn't care about the organic part, but since it didn't sell as well as "normal" milk it was ultra pasteurized and would last for several weeks. (Lactaid is also ultra-pasteurized, but costs more.) I couldn't notice a taste difference.

Now that I have a toddler, our milk consumption has gone from 1/2 gallon every two weeks to 2-3 gallons per week, so expiration dates are far less interesting.

about a year ago



Apple caught with DNS pants down

machine321 machine321 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Steve Shockley (458769) writes "From TidBITS:

Apple uses the popular Internet Systems Consortium BIND DNS server which was one of the first tools patched, but Apple has yet to include the fixed version in Mac OS X Server, despite being notified of vulnerability details early in the process and being informed of the coordinated patch release date.

Apple was notified on May 5; what's the hold up?"

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