top Microsoft Black Tuesday Patches Bring Blue Screens of Death
It is not a bug, it is a feature..
It was supposed to always BSOD in this case! MS fixed the bug so it finally BSODs.
top Satya Nadella At Six Months: Grading Microsoft's New CEO
Well if MS can make mobile devices more productive for the businesses
... then there's something good coming out of new CEO.
Usability next Windows does matter a lot, even with this mobile and cloud focus. The PC platform is starting to recover a bit, mostly due to Windows XP demise.
about a month and a half ago
top First Phone Out of Microsoft-Nokia -- and It's an Android
... but Microsoft had to use lots of FSF tools such as
... gcc. When they have their own compiler toolchains.
That must had to smell like defeat.
top Microsoft Won't Bring Back the Start Menu Until 2015
to "latest and greatest" version of Windows in 2014 either.
MS may as well start selling retail copies of Win 7 again
top Finding More Than One Worm In the Apple
So good test should catch this goto fail for sure, either functional test or an unit test. Looks like neither are thorough for the library.
Bot more importantly, if static analysis or structural coverage of code was done, both would point out that there is something wrong with the code.
All of these testing strategies should be done for such s critical piece of software.
top Firefox 29: Redesign
Well agenda to force tabs on top (next to title bar) upon all users has won... you no longer even have option to move them between address bar and web content. Last few versions had at least configuration option buried in about:config. Maybe not a big deal, but to me it requires more mouse movement from content to tab switching - which is opposite of what good UI design is.
Forcing bad UI to users : how did it work for Microsoft, Mozilla?
top Amazon Turns Off In-App Purchases In iOS Comixology
If you're mafia, or Apple.
top Apple, Google Agree To Settle Lawsuit Alleging Hiring Conspiracy
64K tech people have jobs, so they are not as desperate as Apple and Google are to not get their dirty laundry out. And since both companies have more cash than US gov't, obviously this was never going to trial.
Interestingly, Apple posted quarterly financials today
... so how much this has cost them we won't know for 90 days... and even then it will probably be well hidden.
top P vs. NP Problem Linked To the Quantum Nature of the Universe
Maybe Heaven is just a better simulation...
top US Intelligence Officials To Monitor Federal Employees With Security Clearances
so baddies have been warned, they have plenty of time to apply corrective actions. And employees with nothing to hide will be only ones affected by this.
top Interview: Ask Richard Stallman What You Will
and when we are already there, favorite version of Windows?
top Ask Slashdot: Why Are We Still Writing Text-Based Code?
Model based development.
You design the model, simulink makes the code. http://www.mathworks.com/produ...
top Hacker Says He Could Access 70,000 Healthcare.Gov Records In 4 Minutes
they just changed it to password2
top LLVM and Clang 3.4 Are Out
Both Eclipse and Netbeans do parse the code using gcc parser
top LLVM and Clang 3.4 Are Out
Huh? QCreator, Netbeans and Eclipse C/C++ IDEs are fully integrated with GCC, including both debugging and compilation.
top U.S. Waived Laws To Keep F-35 On Track With China-made Parts
You get them made from your own designs in Taiwan, which is not exactly PRC.
top Encrypted PIN Data Taken In Target Breach
How hard it would be to decrypt, knowing that each pin is exactly 4 digits?
I would think if salting was not using, it is just a matter of the time.
top Developing Games On and For Linux/SteamOS
Netbeans - although their focus is Java, C/C++ support is great.
top Code.org: More Money For CS Instructors Who Teach More Girls
Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer, Eric Schmidt
top Researcher Shows How GPUs Make Terrific Network Monitors
NSA already does this, how else you think they process all that data?