Rand Paul Launches a Filibuster Against Drone Strikes On US Soil
Why Can't Intel Kill x86?
If Intel moves away from x86, it just becomes a fab company. Intel has much IP in the x86. The x86 is Intel's bread and butter.
Windows 7 RTM Support Ending Soon
When WinXP was at its life cycle, there was only Vista so nobody wanted to upgrade. There was a HUGE customer demand for Microsoft to continue support, and Microsoft listened. With Win8 being a poo pile and I expect Win9 will not be much better. Will Microsoft listen to to the customers again or will they cut their own throat?
Home Server Or VPS? One Family's Math
Port blocking and bandwidth are the most important things. Most IPS block port 25 in and out and port 80 in. I can run a server with less than 1G memory for both email with postfix, spamassassin ang web server nginx. I have monitoring tools also running but they take so little resources that they don't count. The next level of issues are power backup, moving residence, backup storage,...
VPS form me is better.
VLC Running Kickstarter Campaign To Fund Native Windows 8 App
Why would any sane person donate to have VLC ported to Windows8? If MS wants windows8 to succeed have them pay for the development.
China Blocks Google.com, Gmail, Maps and More During 18th Party Congress
I lived and worked in China for years. Baidu is fine for Chinese searches(98% is non tech searches) but if a person is doing technology searches Baidu sucks. I can understand the reasons for blocking gmail and other interactive communication, but blocking tech searches on Google will only harm the advancement of technology.
If the ISP knows that a is the primary user, they usually are not as strict, But you have to go to the ISP office to complain.
Anonymous Hacks UK Government Sites Over 'Draconian Surveillance'
Hacktivisim at it finest. The more governments restrict freedom the more "terrorist" there will be.
Microsoft's Killer Tablet Opportunity
Any tablet that allows the user to be more productive, secure, and enjoyable will win, not only Microsoft. The tablet should not be the selling point, the applications needed should be. The thing the base tablet offers is security, and platform. Too many people are "STATUS" oriented, so they pick iPad.
It is the APPS that make the system!
Windows Admins Need To Prepare For GUI-Less Server
MS has finally realized that a GUI on a server is a bad idea. it consumes resources, it is insecure, and less then knowledgeable people administer system poorly. GUI is usually limited to a single system.
This change will radically change the MS landscape. Bosses will want the "new system", most admins will Install the GUI( they cant do it any other way), there will no longer be the local "expert" in small businesses. Higher wages because less admins can go GUIless.
The smart companies will just move to Linux.
Ask Slashdot: Unity/Gnome 3/Win8/iOS — Do We Really Hate All New GUIs?
There should be TWO panels for programming, one for "active" programs and one for launching and support. I have many programs running at once for development: servers console in two shells, network tracing, the IDE and browser, email, skype,.... Unity get too full. there is only small arrow indicating active programs.
I usually do not run full windows. so having the menu away from the application is very confusing. Unity almost requires all apps to run full window. Not Good!
I remember the last place the program I want was located, I just have to click on it. Less mouse movement
I want to see most of my options with just a simple click, slide click. With Unity, it is click, slide, click, type, slide click.
I upgraded to 11.10 and I had to install gnome, OK but gnome is very broken. If Ubuntu wants to make unity the default, OK, but they better allow and support gnome that is not broken.
Unity may be fine for beginners that only run one of 7 programs one at a time. ( redundant). But for programmers that need to look at many things at once is is bad.
I hope I have explained the reasons Unity is not good in logical terms, I hope Ubuntu understands FIX IT OR FLAKE OFF!!!
China Hires 1 Million People To Fight Fake Products
Many people buy fake items because that is all they can afford. When the fakes are removed the original will cost too much for the average person. It will also be a great opportunity for off brands and local brands. In the end the average person will have to pay more for everything.
Microsoft Training May Have Helped Tunisian Regime To Spy On Citizens
MS is a business, It does not care about people, It would sell Windows licenses and database to the Devil if it could make a profit.
Hard Truths About HTML5
The Server controls the web app.
The only data in the client is temporary local data and display data. All data is stored on the server.
When a user logins in a session is created. At this point resynchronization happens. All the data stored in the client is downloaded to the server. the server then deals with what needs to be updated.
Yes, expect people to try to crash the server and corrupt data. Design the server framework to deal with it. Then the server application does data validation and checking. then finally use the data to update the server storage.
The standard frameworks now do not deal with "Data Only" processing. By using a server framework the uses small callbacks for RPC with session security tokens creates a secure enviroment.
The biggest problem are RPC calls that are automated to harvest data. This can be mitigated by throttling in the server framework.
Microsoft Partners With Baidu, China's Top Search Engine
If they are going to censor, they might as well censor open source products and tools. After working in China, I find Baidu does a very bad job of supporting Chinese language documentation for open source. Many programmers in China are very badly trained because they have only used Windoz. They know how push buttons and drag and drop to make software. Some have no idea how to really write code.
News Corp's The Daily Is Doomed
Using your logic "T" can be a company ( and a person) and sue every that uses "t". ( LIke Apple does with "i", McDonalds does with "Mc")
"The Daily" and "The Daily Show" are both media. Both have electronic distribution, Both report the "news". Both have interstate and international distribution. With a good enough lawyer and enough money, ( both have much money), it would be an interesting fight.
News Corp's The Daily Is Doomed
Worlds apart in ideas but very close names. John Stewart should sue News Corp, make Murdock bleed a little more.
US Targeting China In New Anti-Piracy Drive
Many Chinese do not even follow traffic signals! Piracy should be very low on the teaching scale. Many Chinese do not follow the rules, it is the culture, that is on reason why corruption is so bad in China. The US is just a puppet of the rich multinational corporations. So that is why it the "US" wants to enforce it law upon China. China's National government has done very good in improving the lives of many Chinese, and protecting them. The US economy is sinking fast and the US government is more worried about Wall Street than Main Street. The US should worry about the people not the large Multinational Corporations.
How HTML5 Will Change the Web
The major problem with HTML is that the layout sucks. the two methods are tables and
, both are very bad. The box method of lay out is far superior! Most of the cool features are not in the HTML5 spec but other new specs "server push, web sockets, ...." but when forced to use the bad layout you still have crap.
Touchpad Patent Holder Tsera Sues Just About Everyone
I was programming a "touch screen" in the year 2000. I still have the device, it was made to demonstrate the NSC Geode chip. The name of it was "WebPad" I can find out the manufacturer when I get home.
What to Do With a $99 Wall Wart Linux Server
If you look at the documentation( When I bought it the version was only 1.0), you will see everything is for MWsindow (Putty?). I tried every know ftdi configuration to get OpenOCD working(I even had to cat /proc/bus/usb to get the numbers, it was not published then), none worked. When I wrote them about it, No answer.
If OpenOCD does not work, and you can not debug the system at that low level, You do not have full control,
The Linux host that come with it is just a is a bzip2 of a gcc&libs and a file system (BTW: devices and sockets do not like to be zipped, use cpio). To me this is a MSwindoze programmer that does not know what they are doing.
Setting up TFTP and NFS root is basic to any embedded Linux project, it is the low level debugger that makes the system.
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