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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 a month 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 5 months ago
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Hacker Says He Could Access 70,000 Healthcare.Gov Records In 4 Minutes

postmortem Re:Before they patch the hole (351 comments)

they just changed it to password2

about 6 months ago
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LLVM and Clang 3.4 Are Out

postmortem Re:pretty quick on the C++14 support (118 comments)

Huh? QCreator, Netbeans and Eclipse C/C++ IDEs are fully integrated with GCC, including both debugging and compilation.

about 7 months ago
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U.S. Waived Laws To Keep F-35 On Track With China-made Parts

postmortem Re:Don't imagine it stops there. (348 comments)

You get them made from your own designs in Taiwan, which is not exactly PRC.

about 7 months ago
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Encrypted PIN Data Taken In Target Breach

postmortem Can encyption experts chime in? (213 comments)

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.

about 7 months ago
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Developing Games On and For Linux/SteamOS

postmortem misses to mention popular IDE (145 comments)

Netbeans - although their focus is Java, C/C++ support is great.

about 7 months ago
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Code.org: More Money For CS Instructors Who Teach More Girls

postmortem which one of big 4 is a girl (381 comments)

Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer, Eric Schmidt
none? ;)

about 8 months ago
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Researcher Shows How GPUs Make Terrific Network Monitors

postmortem not new (67 comments)

NSA already does this, how else you think they process all that data?

about 8 months ago
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CyanogenMod 10.2 M1 Released

postmortem CM - a way to extend short life of the devices (65 comments)

Verizon and others would love you to upgrade your device so often. Usually if you want latest and greatest, that would be only way.

For example, device I bought in late 2011, came with Android 2.3 and had only one upgrade - to 4.0. Yet I'm still on the contract, and there were 4 Android releases.
Thanks to mods and CM, I got very stable version of Android 4.3, and I intend to keep my device for a while.
Thanks to Verizon and HTC, I got not much for my money.

This is one area where Apple excels, their device commonly have up to 3 yrs of updates.

about 9 months ago
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Dell Is Now a Private Company Again

postmortem Not bad (151 comments)

Dell has one less thing to worry about: quarterly profits and revenue. This is right thing for struggling or declining companies. "analysts" won't bug them every moth how their market is shrinking and sales declining. Bet employees will feel safer too without threats of layoffs every time they don't meet "expectations"

about 9 months ago

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postmortem postmortem writes  |  more than 7 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 7 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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