* Posts by I code for the bacon

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Can Rust save the planet? Why, and why not

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Very confused researchers

This has nothing to do with languages. They are comparing the performance of compiled programs, runtime environments and/or virtual machines. The garbage collection reasoning is specially poor: C/C++ programs can be designed to run, and can run on a garbage-collected runtime. And if you use fixed memory buffers and other techniques of the embedded programming, you can write complex Java programs that will never need garbage collection and even compile them to native executables. A language is a thing, and a very different one the is runtime implementation of a program written on it. Even if the language has only one.

When civilisation ends, a Xenix box will be running a long-forgotten job somewhere

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Re: Cron script

Sadly, I can only upvote your comment once. Have one on me! ----->

Microsoft: Many workers are stuck on old computers and should probably upgrade

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9 out of 10 employees would actually take a pay cut if they could choose their own device?

Sounds like a kind of nonsense you see on Dilbert strips. You can even expect some enlightened pointy-haired bosses saying "Let's upgrade the corporate equipment, because the employees are willing to have a cut on their pay to subsidize it" (Microsoft says it, so it must be true...)

SQL Server on Linux: Canonical offers official support, AWS Babelfish helps users move to Postgres

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Re: Why?

Agree. Many years ago, when Sybase and Microsoft had a recently-forked, very similar SQL Servers, nearly all the people preferred the second for its admin tools that had plenty of wizards and online help.

Does the world need another cross-platform framework? Tough, here's JetBrains with Compose Multiplatform

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Re: JavaFX?

Well, the development of JavaFX Web applications never took off because HTML 5 and WebAssembly. The killing of Java Plugin by major browser makers was the last nail for the coffin. But for desktop application development, JavaFX is very much alive and kicking. As Jetbrains states, desktop realm is a niche market now. But it is a strong one, well worth the effort of giving some care to it.

The PrintNightmare continues: Microsoft confirms presence of vulnerable code in all versions of Windows

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Maybe its time to consider Linux/BSD boxes as print servers

Print spoolers always will be among the top preferred attack targets. Those attacks could be substantially mitigated or even avoided if administrators connect well configured Linux/BSD boxes running Samba to the Windows domain and make them the print servers.

Big red buttons and very bad language: A primer for life in the IT world

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Re: Red Button

What about his feet? Remember what happened to some attention-drawing small table at Élysée Palace...

China announces ‘crackdown’ on Bitcoin mining and trading

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"...building early warning systems to detect financial risks..."

OK. Good luck with that! ... Cos' Here in the West we haven't been really successful in it...

Visual Basic 6 returns: You've been a good developer all year. You have social distanced, you have helped your mom. Here's your reward

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Now young people will have the opportunity to live themselves the glory of the old days of "Invalid Property Value" or "On Error Resume Next"... Lovely.

Michael Collins, once the world's 'loneliest man,' is dead. If that name means little or nothing to you, read this

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When he was "The world's loneliest man" he wasn't only the "loneliest" man alive... He was the "loneliest" man in all humankind's history, up to that point.

Global pharma firm GSK opens Pandora's Box of its SAP system to find 28,000 variations on a process

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Re: It's always nice...

Well, if they say they have 28,000 different variations for the process of running a sales order... surely they gave backyard politics their room. Hats off to anyone shouldering the responsibility of ERP unification on a global scale.

Å nei! Norway's Stortinget struck by Microsoft Exchange malware

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Re: Swiss cheeses are awesome!

And so the glorious Raclette du Valais.

While Reg readers know the difference between a true hacker and cyber-crook, for everyone else, hacking means illegal activity

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Yes, we the lectores of El Reg know the difference

Between a true hacker and a cyber crook. As much as the readers of other tech sites. But, is someone really compromised with changing the wider public's use of the term? It is going to require a lot of campaigning, polling and many other activities that will need a lot of time, effort and even money. Is anyone willing to endure the pain?

Hacking is not a crime – and the media should stop using 'hacker' as a pejorative

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IMHO, the best option will be to coin another term and use it for the kind of specialists called by now 'ethical hackers'. Creating a new term and getting people to use it is hard, but trying to change the meaning that is usually given to another is way, way, harder. Absurdidly hard.

'It's where the industry is heading': LibreOffice team working on WebAssembly port

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Deja Vu...

...Behrens said LOOL is based on the HTML5 Canvas element that displays the document, but that "all the rendering, all the interaction with the document, all the editing" happens on the server...

So, we're returning to the old and not-so-good days of the X terminal then... Oh my...

South Korea kills ActiveX-based government digital certificate service

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Was ActiveX Microsoft’s big mid-90s play for a cross-platform application delivery platform ?

Yeah, late 90s / early 00s ActiveX was sooooooo cross-platform that it worked on Windows 9x, Windows NT and Windows 2000... (Oh, and pretty much on x86 only. I've never seen an ActiveX control deployed for use on Alpha/MIPS/PowerPC NT ports)

Who knew that hosing a table with copious amounts of cubic metres would trip adult filters?

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Re: Cubic metres? cm^3? ?? What is its abbrev.??

Just like Dickson Web dot com

Developer survey: C# losing ground to JavaScript, PHP and Java for cloud apps, still big in gaming

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Don't you...

Remember the adage "There is a God, but he drinks", seeing how quite a number of well-designed and powerful languages have been in existence for many years, and the most used is... JavaScript.

US govt says it has cracked killer's iPhone, legs it from Apple fight

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FBI called Chuck Norris

... and the Iphone unlocked itself. :)

Windows XP and iPod: A tale of two birthdays

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For XP, you should consider also the 2008 - present economic turmoil.

The author has missed one important reason for the long life of Windows XP:

The economic turmoil that's hitting the world since 2008 has made people and corporations to extend the life of their hardware/software investments. Also to think twice if upgrades are really needed.

My two cents.