* Posts by vordan

34 posts • joined 27 Nov 2009

Stop us if you've heard this one: Ex-Googler sues web giant claiming terrible treatment. This time, sex harassment


Nobody sues poor companies for harassment

In mourning for Nano, chap crafts 1k-loc text editor


Nano is for interns.

Microsoft SQL Server for Linux is a brilliant and logical idea


You're forgetting one thing...

MS SQL server will be available in 2017 with *limited* set of features.

Until they make it work completely and truly critical-mission-ready, it will be 2019, maybe beyond that.

That, in internet and dog years is 15 years from now. Who knows what will happen until then?

Under-attack Linode resets passwords after logins leak onto web


Re: Thank you for your patience, understanding and ongoing trust in Linode

Linode is a solid company. I was their satisfied customer for several years until we had to switch to another host (for non-technical reasons).

Their support was top-notch, we always got a reply within an hour, day or night.

You (and I) do not know all the facts and what was happening. It is true that they were late a bit in explaining what happened, but - from what we know - it was a well organized and massive DDOS attack, and I suppose they were *very* busy defending themselves.

And, if you read this article, only two or three passwords were found. Linode says their passwords were hashed in the database, so these two were most likely leaked in some other way, maybe from the users themselves (you know, the ol' "password on a post-it note on a monitor").

The fact that Linode is open about this and is doing all that is necessary to mitigate the disaster, speaks about their competence.

TL;DR; Don't be so fast in judging before you see all the facts and think about them

Microsoft has developed its own Linux. Repeat. Microsoft has developed its own Linux


At least, they are not paying licenses to themselves

Spaniard trousers €60,000 bank error, proceeds directly to jail


Re: Not worth it

I've done the math before: At least 3 mil, 4 or 5 is better.

(Based on a 2% interest rate for deposits)

Dropbox DROPS BOX as service GOES TITSUP worldwide


This is why we have our own company OwnCloud setup..

Oracle pulls CSO's BONKERS anti-bug bounty and infosec rant


I'll just sit and wait for the next big security breach in Oracle's product.

And enjoy this b*tch's red face...

The Q7: Audi’s big SUV goes from tosspot to tip-top


In my country, only drug-dealers drive these...

We've learned to stay away and give them right of way

2015 Fiat 500 fashionista, complete with facelift


It would have been nice if the speed was in km/h and fuel consumption in litres per 100km, as the normal world is used to.

Foxconn to hire a million Indian staff in major base shift


They'll soon run out of countries...

The Empire Strikes Back: Disney tractor-beams StarWars.co.uk from Brit biz



The END of WINDOWS EVERYWHERE! Is that really what Nadella wants?


I really don't see why people get so worked up about Windows Phone being dead or not?

It never was something that really succeeded or caught up with the consumers.

BTW, with Microsoft's announcement today about writing off $7.8 bln and 7800 jobs (presumably from Nokia), Windows Phone is nearly done.

Microsoft SLASHES 7,800 bods, BURNS $7.6bn off books in Nokia adjustment


New season...

The Walking Dead

Facebook ditches HTML mobe future in favour of Zuck-style JavaScript


This is to be expected from a guy whose previous experience is .NET.

Once we are near every developer's dream - write once, deploy everywhere, we get FB using their own interpretation of a "universal" system.

Sounds a lot like Microsoft's Windows' 10 strategy of universal apps. Which will never work as expected, of course..

Tech troll's podcasting patent blown out of the water by EFF torpedo


EFF should sue USPO for allowing stupid patents. Most probably in exchange for money...

Metro app meets Windows 10. A Microsoft win? Maybe after a little improvement


Re: Reinventing hot water from the boiler

Flash has 99 problems, but being fat is not one of them.


Reinventing hot water from the boiler

But this "Universal" platform already exists. It's called HTML5.

What Microsoft is doing is still rooted into the old way of making apps - installing them on each device, with a fat runtime engine, of which probably 80% is not being used at all..

They are praying that processors and battery capacity will catch on, since it is almost certain that a Universal App will work well od a desktop/laptop, and maybe 30 min. on a phone.

I remember Microsoft promising roughly the same thing with its .Net platform, and soon after the launch it became obvious that it can work only on full-power PCs. That's one of the reasons why MS never used it as a portable OS - sticking to WinCE instead..

I suspect that the #if compilation will come into use very often...

Go Canada: Now ILLEGAL to auto-update software without 'consent'


When you have a huge hammer, everythings looks like a nail.

BAAAM! Done, sir!

No one trusts Oracle, shrieks CCL as cloudy ball misses its goals


These Oracles are all walking dead, ...

... it's just nobody has told them yet.

Their business in 3-5 years will go down the drain.

Want to have your server pwned? Easy: Run PHP


PHP is usually way behind the web server...

Yes, Virginia, there IS a W3C HTML5 standard – as of now, that is


The (modern) web today works on JavaScript. So, learn to avoid its bad things and use only the good ones.

It's not that difficult..

HUGE SHARK as big as a WWII SUBMARINE died out, allowing whales to exist


Read the books

There is a series of fiction books by the author Steve Alten about "The Meg".

Well researched (at least in the first ones) and full of suspense. I enjoyed reading them.


Patch Bash NOW: 'Shellshock' bug blasts OS X, Linux systems wide open


You can only do things within the privileges of the web server..

Is it an iPad? Is it a MacBook Air? No, it's a Surface Pro 3


The real question is...

... will it run Linux?

Windows Server 2012: Smarter, stronger, frustrating

Paris Hilton

Stupid question

This may be a stupid question, but does it still have the Registry? How are the configurations persisted?

Russian upstart claims BitTorrent-killer

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Won't Work

In order to block *everything* they will have to scale on par with BitTorrent connections.

Maybe it works in a test case, where they can match several trackers and comparativley low number of clients, but I doubt it will work on a larger scale...

Ubuntu's Oneiric Ocelot: Nice, but necessary?


New Vista

Will Ocelot be Ubuntu's Vista?

Now Windows 8 goes into the ring to face Apple's iOS


Apple has one big advantage - it manufactures *both* the hardware and the OS.

This means Apple can react more quickly, doesn't have to persuade anybody to use it's OS, and - maybe most importantly - it can give itself a 100% discount on the software.

Not to mention millions of loyal customers (at least in the iPad/iPhone side of the business).

Microsoft unveils – wait for it – another mobile OS


But, wait

Many "enterprise hand-held devices" have additional hardware -- bar code readers, RF-ID sensors, etc. -- and they need specific drivers, data ports etc.

Also, some businesses need to connect to various legacy back-end systems with different terminal emulators and protocols.

I doubt that iOS can handle these.

Gizmodo faces visit from cops over 'found' iPhone


"not" tag

Please, tell us hot to use it. I suppose it works on other Gawker sites too. I'm soo tired of iAnyhting!

Fedora 13 - Ubuntu's smart but less attractive cousin

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Are we missing something here?

Wait, wait, isn't the purpose of an OS with GUI to make it easy for the user?

The difference between Ubuntu and Fedora 13 is just a few social networking apps - which can be easily installed on Fedora or uninstalled on Ubuntu.

I can't see the logic of making an OS less attractive for its potential user, just to satisfy a minority of geeks (who - anyway - compile their systems from scratch).

North Korea mobilizes Red Star Linux rollout


Why limit to DPRK?

Well, Torturix could be used in USA too.

London's stock exchange crashes again


It's not the hardware

... they are changing, it's the software. Specifically, the .Net platform and applications.

.Net can be reliable for up to four or five users, I guess...


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