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Internet Explorer Vulnerabilities Increase 100%

sproketboy Re:Surprise! (137 comments)

Dude, tell us what you really think.

about a week ago
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Are the Hard-to-Exploit Bugs In LZO Compression Algorithm Just Hype?

sproketboy Re:Safe Buffer? (65 comments)

They have. It's called Java or C#.

about a month ago
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Google: Indie Musicians Must Join Streaming Service Or Be Removed

sproketboy B.b.but... Oracle (364 comments)

ASK TOOLBAR!!!!!!!!!!! RAGE!

about a month and a half ago
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The Upcoming Windows 8.1 Apocalypse

sproketboy I use Windows 7 (293 comments)

You insensitive clod!

about 3 months ago
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Microsoft Cheaper To Use Than Open Source Software, UK CIO Says

sproketboy Re:Translation (589 comments)

To clarify: They switched to Java running on Linux instead of .NET on Windows.

about 3 months ago
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Microsoft, Google, Others Join To Fund Open Source Infrastructure Upgrades

sproketboy Re:Why the Linux Foundation? (101 comments)

You won't get a disagreement from me but this is politics you know.

about 3 months ago
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DC Revolving Door: Ex-FCC Commissioner Is Now Head CTIA Lobbyist

sproketboy Marvel > DC (170 comments)

Oh you mean DC.....

about 3 months ago
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Microsoft, Google, Others Join To Fund Open Source Infrastructure Upgrades

sproketboy Re:Why the Linux Foundation? (101 comments)

Mentioned in the FAQ:

http://www.linuxfoundation.org...

For the lazy:

Why is The Linux Foundation the right forum for this funding?

The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit organization with strong, existing relationship throughout the technology industry. It marshals the resources of the Linux ecosystem and other innovative open source projects to provide much needed services that are not easily offered by a single community member, entity or company. By raising funds at a neutral organization like The Linux Foundation, the industry can effectively give projects the support they need while ensuring that open source projects retain their independence and community-based dynamism.

about 3 months ago
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Windows 8.1 Update Released, With Improvements For Non-Touch Hardware

sproketboy Re:It's a start (294 comments)

Live tiles have new and improved security holes.

about 4 months ago
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Not Just Apple: GnuTLS Bug Means Security Flaw For Major Linux Distros

sproketboy But but (144 comments)

Oracle installs the Ask toolbar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

about 4 months ago
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NVIDIA Unveils Next Gen Pascal GPU With Stacked 3D DRAM and GeForce GTX Titan Z

sproketboy Hey instead (110 comments)

How about getting your drivers to work?

about 4 months ago
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Java 8 Officially Released

sproketboy Re:Damnit (302 comments)

"cutting the number of needed interlinking systems and technology down to a bare minimum"

Yeah that's the beauty of Java. In our company they use a lot of .NET and many of the teams gave up on moving things to 64 bit. For us with Java we were done in a week.

"One of the producers and the lighting guy (Gaffer). One new episode out this past Dec 31st, and another coming soon (once we manage the daunting task of color correcting from the original raw footage)."

Very cool! I wrote a script a long while ago which you might like (or find a use for).

https://web.archive.org/web/20...

It's a next-gen script but could be adapted. It's got good pacing and it's an easy read. :)

about 4 months ago
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Java 8 Officially Released

sproketboy Re:Damnit (302 comments)

Cool. It just reminds me of a talk someone gave about a big project in C++ which had a hellish 20 hour build. :) What's your relationship with Star Trek Phase II? It looks like you write a number of articles for them on their site.

about 4 months ago
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Java 8 Officially Released

sproketboy Re:Damnit (302 comments)

Well dude if you're maintaining an app this complex what do you want? To be baby sat or something? Java is the least awful thing about your situation.

about 4 months ago
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Java 8 Officially Released

sproketboy Re:Aww, they caught up to C# 3.5! (302 comments)

Then you're an idiot. We Java people appreciate C# being the beta test language for us.

about 4 months ago
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Java 8 Officially Released

sproketboy Re:Did they finally straighten out the 64-bit mess (302 comments)

Call the wahhhmbulance! Dude spend any time in .NET and you will learn to appreciate Java. Try porting any non-trivial .NET app to 64 bit. Have fun with that. Once COM comes in to the picture (and you can never avoid &*^*&^*&^ COM even now in the 21st century) you're already fuked.

about 4 months ago

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XBox One: The right of first sale is over

sproketboy sproketboy writes  |  about a year ago

sproketboy (608031) writes "Angry Joe has posted a couple of excellent rants on the the XBox One. Rant 1 and Rant 2 are gaining a lot of tracton out there. Hopefully Microsoft will listen or it looks like PS4 and PCs will be making a comeback against the XBox."
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Fixing E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial for the Atari 2600

sproketboy sproketboy writes  |  about a year ago

sproketboy (608031) writes "Someone has gone to a lot of trouble to and effort to improve the venerable and famously hated ET game for the Atari 2600 (google ET Atari 2600 "worst game"). The author includes the HEX instructions. Can it be converted into the greatest game ever? YOU decide."
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Tim Berners-Lee doesn't get it about DRM

sproketboy sproketboy writes  |  about a year ago

sproketboy (608031) writes "Tim Berners-Lee apparently likes the idea of adding DRM "features" to the next HTML standard. Adding DRM to the HTML standard will have far-reaching effects, incompatible with the W3C's most important policies — not to mention locking out open source implementations like webkit and firefox. TBL should know better."
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Secret Computer Code Threatens Science

sproketboy sproketboy writes  |  more than 2 years ago

sproketboy (608031) writes "Modern science relies upon researchers sharing their work so that their peers can check and verify success or failure. But most scientists still don't share one crucial piece of information — the source codes of the computer programs driving much of today's scientific progress."
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Nasa launches open source portal

sproketboy sproketboy writes  |  more than 2 years ago

sproketboy (608031) writes "NASA has launched code.nasa.gov which will become a portal for NASA's open source software development activities. In its current form, it hosts a directory of the organization's open source software projects and provides documentation about NASA's open source software processes."
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Oracle Donates OpenOffice.org to Apache

sproketboy sproketboy writes  |  more than 2 years ago

sproketboy (608031) writes "Oracle Corporation submitted the OpenOffice.org code base to The Apache Software Foundation. That submission was accepted, and the project is now being developed as a podling in the Apache Incubator under the ASF's meritocratic process informally dubbed "The Apache Way"."
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Oracle killing Java Webstart

sproketboy sproketboy writes  |  more than 2 years ago

sproketboy writes "It seems Oracle has decided in their infinite wisdom to remove digital signatures from the Java projects that they put into the open source community. Of course this breaks any application out there depending on Java Webstart using these libs. Looks like Java3D and JAI are currently affected — probably other APIs are as well.

Oh Oracle! What are we supposed to do with you?"

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Intel to Universities: No Patents, Please, Just Op

sproketboy sproketboy writes  |  more than 2 years ago

sproketboy writes "Since January, four U.S. universities have agreed to host Intel Science and Technology Centers (ISTCs) that will be funded at the rate of $2.5 million a year for five years. But wait, there’s A Catch: the company has made it a condition that in order to receive the millions, your university must open source any resulting software and inventions that come out of this research funding."
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Found documentary on the History of the Internet

sproketboy sproketboy writes  |  more than 3 years ago

sproketboy writes "Unearthed: A Documentary Treasure on the History of the Internet

15 minutes of a rarely-seen BBC documentary demolish the myth that ARPAnet was inspired by nuclear war, and explain the far more intriguing truth.

Sadly I cannot find a torrent of the complete documentary but the BBC does have it available for purchase."

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