Enigma was had because they all vigorously signed Hail bastard or whatever that scumbag's name was ... that info then was used to speed up the decoding ...
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The whole problem we face, me included, management sees nice and shiny, they say we want shiny, I say, ok, but I can make nice and shiny as well since we have inhouse now, why shift? they say others have done the heavy lifting and this is nice and shiny, you end up with nodejs.
You install a plugin that depends on 800 dependencies, you have to make sure, all 800 are safe, good luck.
The other problem, you have one company that can do just as well, proprietary code, 1 is better than 800, you think, but proprietary means you are at the mercy, nobody can check, what could go wrong, someone finds something, you are at the mercy of propriety code vendor, who releases updates every other month that once installed require 3 reboots and break some shit. There, go and ask proprietary code vendor to fix y for you, just ... for you, you cannot fix it, you have no source access.
The whole point is, reasearch is advancing and we need bigger toys if we want it to keep advancing, that has always been the case. Every time we start planning bigger more expsensive toys, people climb out of their caves, claim to have all the answers, and ridicule the projects.
LHC has proven the existence of the Higgs boson, to name but one of the many great discoveries, and we need to move on. Please get out of the way of our boffins doing their job - advancing our knowledge of nature.
I unplugged a data drive and could no longer boot with systemd, it waited for the non-essential device!
That is when I switched to devuan.
I have been laughing ever since:
systemd DNS blunder
system random number generator blunder
to name just two clusterfucks of arrogance.
These people are retired, they get their pensions, pay their taxes, including COUNCIL TAX, gov knows EXACTLY who they are, where they live, how much pension they get, why, and what they did ... please ... we do not need to pay a bunch of leeches to contact a list of people our government provide them with.
Now I understand how Thatcher and Johnson got elected, and how the Brexit referendum was won by liars, a nation of cretins, cretins, thicker than a second layer of paint. D'oh ? Anybody in ? #FFS
Capita inks deal with NHS to 'bring back staff': Workers get an hour of training to recruit and vet retired doctors, nurses
Hm, ok, so just as the NHS could spare each and every penny it has for its fight against #COVID-19 the conservatives have yet again found another way to milk it dry. The government could simply draft retired nurses and doctors back into work, no need to pay a bunch of leeches!
You have this with proprietary software as well, even from reputable companies, e.g. Microsoft or Apple, puff, they decide to abandon this platform, piece of software, or whatever. They put it in money-grabbing maintenance mode and there you are ... the main differences ?
With proprietary software you paid through your nose for the pleasure.
With open source you can always fork it.
The same can be said about Powershell modules, though.
The other day I updated Powershell and one of the modules no longer worked so i looked closer and found it was related to another module I am dead sure I never installed or saw getting installed that is used by one of the dependencies of the module I installed,
I installed the update and, after a restart, the trackpad no longer works on my laptop, it does "gestures" instead of moving the pointer. This is the second time I write this comment as swiping down ⭸ caused it to launch Chrome Help, then Chrome deleted the comment and no longer accepted keyboard input. Doing the same in Firefox, as in, swiping down ⭸ causes a caret browsing warning, claiming I hit F7.
Hm, I was using the computer quite happily until it asked me to "update and restart", which was mere minutes ago .... how can an SMB patch f*up input devices ?
1. commitment to traditional values and ideas with opposition to change or innovation.
"proponents of theological conservatism"
2. the holding of political views that favour free enterprise, private ownership, and socially conservative ideas.
"a party that espoused conservatism"
NB: I love the second, slightly circular, definition, suits them well.
I'm sure someone, somewhere, around 15 years ago said hey, maybe we shouldn't be locking ourselves in with this architecture, and got ignored or shouted down
Yes, that was me, back then, IE, activex, flash video crap was the new dead end, whatever you did, whatever you wrote did not matter, there was always a Vicky Pollard saying "because corporate policy" or Carol Beer saying "Computer says no" :
Later, when in Windows Vista IE changed versions, they could not use it and had to remain on XP ... because corporate policy ... had they ONLY listened ... but guess what ? They are still not listening. Ohh, we desperately need SSL 3.0 support because, well ... corporate policy and you know, it works ... we are enterprise so we just cannot do it corporate policy ... what, other companies have enterprise systems using TLS 3.0 ? Well, we have only just received funding to TLS 1.0, yes we know it is deprecated, but "corporate policy", rollout planned for 2025.
No, MickeySoft, we are a customer of yours, so you cannot turn off TLS 1.0, how dare you, we have not even rolled it out, yet!