* Posts by Tomato42

949 posts • joined 31 May 2011


Google offers first part of its in-house M:N thread code as open source to Linux kernel

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Re: hit the kernel sooner or later?

the problem with Google is that they don't share enough (they love to "vendor" open source code and then put patches on top, internally only of course), and when they do contribute it's rarely test code and with minimal test coverage

Analogue radio given 10-year stay of execution as the UK U-turns on DAB digital future

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Re: Thank fuck for that

I don't believe you, you need gold-plated S/PDIF connectors for that and I didn't see you mention them!

OOP there it is: You'd think JavaScript's used more by devs than Java... but it's not – JetBrains survey

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Re: You need flavors of HTML4/5, PHP, CSS and other things.

yes, but you still program it in HTML

Someone got so fed up with GE fridge DRM – yes, fridge DRM – they made a whole website on how to bypass it

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Re: Entirely legal

bot then those would be slightly smaller profits and we can't have that in cAAApitalism

An Internet of Trouble lies ahead as root certificates begin to expire en masse, warns security researcher

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Re: Expired but still valid

more like they noticed that CAs treat OCSP as afterthought and as a result it has like 99% uptime?

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Re: Expired but still valid

if certs didn't expire we'd still have to deal with intermediates signed with MD5

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Re: Planned or accident

manufacturer doesn't care about device after 2 years, tops (and that only because EU forced them to care for so much)

couple that with humans being very bad at handling future threats (just look at our handling of global warming—a civilisation as we know it ending event) and you have this result

Moore's Law is deader than corduroy bell bottoms. But with a bit of smart coding it's not the end of the road

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Re: Quantum

that uneven spread of The Future

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there's also the problem with subscripting arrays in Python being notoriously slow, I wouldn't be surprised if just rewriting the code to use iterators and array comprehension wouldn't speed it up by a factor of 10

Franco-German cloud framework floated to protect European's data from foreign tech firms slurpage

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Re: How will they build it?

GlobalFoundries is able to operate a silicon foundry in Dresden so it's not like chipset manufacturing isn't commercially viable in EU

It could be 'five to ten years' before the world finally drags itself away from IPv4

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Re: It'll happen two years after

and a year after commercial fusion power

'Beyond stupid': Linus Torvalds trashes 5.8 Linux kernel patch over opt-in Intel CPU bug mitigation

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Re: funny security

oh you haven't heard about attacks that exploit the limited size of MAC table?

Linus Torvalds drops Intel and adopts 32-core AMD Ryzen Threadripper on personal PC

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Re: $$$

and how do you hide it in the bank statement?

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Re: AMD Dreams

well, to be honest, current CPUs are RISC that emulate CISC, so to some degree his wish did come true

DEF CON is canceled... No, for real. The in-person event is canceled. We're not joking. It's canceled. We mean it

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Paris Hilton


Does it mean they entered DEFCON 1 or DEFCON 5?

enquiring minds demand to know!

Bye, Russia: NASA wheels out astronauts, describes plan for first all-American manned launch into orbit since 2011

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Re: Way Cool...

$79 million won't buy you a single engine on the SLS, so getting people into orbit for that kind of money is a comparable bargain

Microsoft decrees that all high-school IT teachers were wrong: Double spaces now flagged as typos in Word

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Re: Isn't it just a historical anachronism?

LaTeX correctly formats spacing with just one space after the dot. Good enough for LaTeX, good enough for me.

We're in a timeline where Dettol maker has to beg folks not to inject cleaning fluid into their veins. Thanks, Trump

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Re: "Orange Man Bad!"

"Orange man bad"

ah, yes, the Russian operative and fascist favourite: psychological projection

yes, I'm referring to the 8 years of "black man bad" (see also: "Dijon mustard" and "tan suit")

What's vexing Linux-loving Gophers? A few things: Go devs want generics, easier debugging

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Re: Package Management and Versioning are a joke currently

lack of backwards compatibility and API stability is a bane of all the "hip" new languages: Go, Javascript, ruby

it's much better with older established languages (as in, some developers behave as if they actually heard of the concept) like Java and Python

but it's wide-spread basically only in C land, shame really

Hana-hana-hana: No it's not your dad trying to start a motorboat... It's Northern Gas, renewing its SAP software

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who on earth uses exchange rates with 7 significant digits?!

Vodafone chief speaks out after 5G conspiracy nuts torch phone mast serving Nightingale Hospital in Brum

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Re: You Can Report Hate But . . .

but, but, but, engagement

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sowing discord in western democracies is enough for Putin to get involved, so that he can say "yeah, Russia is not in a great shape, but just look at the lunatics abroad" while amassing another trillion dollars

Forget toilet roll, bandwidth is the new ration: Amazon, YouTube also degrade video in Europe to keep 'net running amid coronavirus crunch

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Re: Bandwidth like Bank Reserves?

sure, but also an HD stream is not maxing out a 150Mbit connection

so maybe they should be regulated like the utility they are to ensure they have extra capacity for situations like this (or bad weather)

Watching you, with a Vue to a Kill: Wikimedia developers dismiss React for JavaScript makeover despite complaints

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Re: Tab width

actual 4 space characters in a file, how you get there I don't care, be it space on keyboard, tab key or Ctrl+Alt+butterfly, but the file on disk better have spaces, at worst have tabs and be consistent

but if you use a mix of tab and space characters in your files... see icon

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Re: Front-end development is a complete mess

popularity has huge impact on the bus factor, when you're doing the project the size of Wikipedia, those things matter a lot

Microsoft's GitHub absorbs NPM into its code-hosting empire: JavaScript library vault used by 12 million devs now under Redmond's roof

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Who would have thunk it

The company behind Internet Exploder hosting almost all of JavaScript projects. Bonkers I tell you!

After blowing $100m to snoop on Americans' phone call logs for four years, what did the NSA get? Just one lead

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Drug addiction...

Literal drug addicts are more reasonable than this lot

The Wristwatch of the Long Now: When your MTBF is two centuries

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Re: Beware survival bias

one issue is getting the thing working, true, there survivorship bias does apply

but consider this, I have an working 8" floppy drive and a bunch of 8" disks, how would you connect them to a modern laptop?

(protip: 3.5" floppy-USB converter won't do you any good)

Get in the C: Raspberry Pi 4 can handle a wider range of USB adapters thanks to revised design's silent arrival

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laptops don't fare well for long term runs: the cooling coupled with small fans make it a deadly combination

(when you use it yourself you can feel the temps rising and clean it, unattended use makes that far less likely)

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Re: Dodged the bullet

exactly, the point of universal standards is that you shouldn't care what's on either side of the cable

not to mention the stuff the muggles will get themselves into by plugging stuff in as soon as they see a compatible socket

Maker of Linux patch batch grsecurity can't duck $260,000 legal bills, says Cali appeals court in anti-SLAPP case

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Re: No actual damage


oh, wait, you're serious


Gin and gone-ic: Rometty out as IBM CEO, cloud supremo Arvind Krishna takes over, Red Hat boss is president

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it's messaging to investors, of course it needs to be buzzword compliant

Apple: EU can't make us use your stinking common charging standard

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oh, then how many different standards there were to charge their laptops?

'I am done with open source': Developer of Rust Actix web framework quits, appoints new maintainer

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Re: PL and TL

ya see, you should have used wool carpet, not synthetic one!

Having trouble finding a job in your 40s? Study shows some bosses like job applicants... up until they see dates of birth

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write "over 10 years of experience of software development"

Snakes on a wane: Python 2 development is finally frozen in time, version 3 slithers on

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Re: Apple's walled garden

the version used by system tools will be supported for the lifetime of the distribution, irrespective if it is used by system tools or by user apps, but if user wants to make `python3` point to newer version, they can, without fear of breaking anything in the system

and things may break because of deliberate incompatible changes _in python_ like the recent promotion of `async` to a keyword

VMware warning, OpenBSD gimme-root hole again, telco hit with GDPR fine, Ring camera hijackings, and more

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German telco hit with fine for lax login protections

Today's a good day.

When is an electrical engineer not an engineer? When Arizona's state regulators decide to play word games

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Re: Good job Arizona!

except the current crop of US conservatives want to return to at least 1950's, with no "silly things" like lack of segregation and women's suffrage

Gravitons, Neoverse... you'd be forgiven for thinking AWS's second-gen 64-core Arm server processor was a sci-fi

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Re: All Amazon CPU include a integrated microphone as standard

shielded ones do

Bose customers beg for firmware ceasefire after headphones fall victim to another crap update

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Re: Criminal Damage

I don't know about situation across the pond, but in EU no EULA can override local laws, especially one that's so one-sided.

Stand back, we're going in: The Register rips a 7th-gen ThinkPad X1 Carbon apart. Literally

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Re: Glossy screen?

The X1 is a Macbook Air of the more to the ground world. If you want a normal ultraportable, get a T480s or T490s

After four years, Rust-based Redox OS is nearly self-hosting

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Re: redox

well, it does make 3rd party review easier, as then you need to look at only the parts that are marked unsafe

but yes, any kind of hardware access needs unsafe keyword

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Re: He's completely missed the point of everything being a file in unix

how many songs have you written to criticise the music you don't like!?

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his point is that there isn't one...

Googlers fired after tracking colleagues working on US border cop projects. Now, if they had monetized that stalking...

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Re: I can only assume that the stalkage etc moved into legal/crime territory

ah, yes, a crime more horrible than arson and murder: unionising

at least to shareholders

Take a Big Blue cheque and go: IBM settles 281 UK age discrim cases

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I sure hope that it was in the upper 7 digits, per person, given it included no admission of wrong-doing on IBM part.

That code that could never run? Well, guess what. Now Windows thinks it's Batman

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Re: Assume the worst

and also the atomicity may be dependent on the size of operands, it may be atomic for 32 bit and 64 bit register, but not for 16 bit or 128 bit register

From July, you better be Putin these Kremlin-approved apps on gadgets sold in Russia

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Re: I know this is article just part of the anti Russia propaganda

for it to be whataboutism it would need to say that it's not bad because the others are doing worse

while the OP is condemning both governments

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oh, and I'm sure that those apps are perfect in every way (after all, they have been written For The Glory of Motherland), and as such will not expose users of those devices/phones to foreign hacking attempts /s

well, what can I say, CIA is definitely very happy about it

Questions hang over Gatwick Airport after low level drone near-miss report

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Re: Drones

but if there is a test and licence required, people will be aware of it and people that don't have the licence will try to not stick their head too high



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