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North Korea Denies Responsibility for Sony Attack, Warns Against Retaliation

postmortem Re:Country that forbids use to internet (231 comments)

You missed my point. They may appear that they have a decent cyber unit. But we know from their missile tests that were utter failure that is probably more than a wish than a reality.

In US, NSA hires talented hackers/programmers, as their skills are already established. For that to work, they need all population to have access to the internet.. So how does NK does same when they forbid the internet to the masses? Even if they had prospective talent, they would not be able to recognize them.

2 days ago
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North Korea Denies Responsibility for Sony Attack, Warns Against Retaliation

postmortem Country that forbids use to internet (231 comments)

is cyber superpower?
I am not buying it. They could have smart people that would make talented hackers. But good luck finding them because they most likely don't even own a computer.

2 days ago
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Which Programming Language Pays the Best? Probably Python

postmortem Python is so bad .... (277 comments)

Companies have to pay you $100k just so you would accept to work in it.

about three weeks ago
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Two Google Engineers Say Renewables Can't Cure Climate Change

postmortem Nice research from 'evil' Co. (652 comments)

Not so evil after all?

Obviously there's benefit to Google in long term if renewables can be made cheap. But either way, it is research done on google's dime that helps public.

about a month ago
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NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Android Lollipop Update Performance Explored

postmortem Old hardware on the new OS (57 comments)

It is funny with all these new operating systems supposed to be faster on the old devices; yet less and less of these old devices can actually run them.
These reviews claiming otherwise are pure marketing.

OS improvements usually come with a different cost: new bloat. Hence at some point your old hardware will not work good enough with the new OS. Or whoever made the hardware has no desire to support the new OS once they have sold you the device.
It is more obvious with Apple devices, although that can be attributed to a desire to force millions of devices becoming obsolete, so that new can be sold.

Another truth is that some tablets with Tegra chipsets newer ran any Android well enough as CPU performance was bad, so no OS can fix that. no matter how many ROMs you try, overclocking, etc.

about a month ago
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Visual Studio 2015 Supports CLANG and Android (Emulator Included)

postmortem IDE war - it is like browser war (192 comments)

.. and MS loses again. MS was left in dust by Netbeans and Eclipse. They do much more, and all for free. Both have strong open source community that shells out useful plugins that extend the many languages that are supported. So finally MS decided to play catch-up game.

And there are some that still believe Visual Studio is the best. In reality VS is same as IE vs rest: IE is slowest, least compliant, least open, least extensible.

about a month ago
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GNOME 3.14 Released

postmortem Let's be honest (250 comments)

2.14 was way better.

about 3 months ago
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Microsoft Black Tuesday Patches Bring Blue Screens of Death

postmortem Re:Fault in gdi32.dll (179 comments)

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. ;)

about 4 months ago
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Satya Nadella At Six Months: Grading Microsoft's New CEO

postmortem "mobile first" strategy (151 comments)

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 5 months ago
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First Phone Out of Microsoft-Nokia -- and It's an Android

postmortem not just Linux (193 comments)

... 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.

about 6 months ago
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Microsoft Won't Bring Back the Start Menu Until 2015

postmortem Many users won't be back (516 comments)

to "latest and greatest" version of Windows in 2014 either.

MS may as well start selling retail copies of Win 7 again

about 7 months ago
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Finding More Than One Worm In the Apple

postmortem Lack of static and structural coverage analysis (116 comments)

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.

about 7 months ago
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Firefox 29: Redesign

postmortem tabs on bottom have been removed (688 comments)

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?

about 8 months ago
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Amazon Turns Off In-App Purchases In iOS Comixology

postmortem 30% is such a nice cut (244 comments)

If you're mafia, or Apple.

about 8 months ago
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Apple, Google Agree To Settle Lawsuit Alleging Hiring Conspiracy

postmortem For how much they have settled? (108 comments)

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.

about 8 months ago
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P vs. NP Problem Linked To the Quantum Nature of the Universe

postmortem Re:Computable? Simulatable? (199 comments)

Maybe Heaven is just a better simulation...

about 9 months ago
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US Intelligence Officials To Monitor Federal Employees With Security Clearances

postmortem just like DRM (186 comments)

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.

about 9 months ago

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postmortem postmortem writes  |  more than 8 years ago

postmortem (906676) writes "It was only a matter of time before Microsft decides to do same thing with Office 2003 (and upcoming 2007), as it was done with windows XP: in order to get add-ins (such as save as PDF for upcoming Office 2007), user is advised to run ActiveX validation tool. More at here: http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/office/offers.asp x?displaylang=en"

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Office Genuine Advantage

postmortem postmortem writes  |  more than 8 years ago It was only a matter of time before Microsft decides to do same thing with Office 2003 (and upcoming 2007), as it was done with windows XP: in order to get add-ins (such as save as PDF for upcoming Office 2007), user is advised to run ActiveX validation tool. More at here: http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/office/offers.aspx?displaylang=en

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