* Posts by busycoder99

83 publicly visible posts • joined 30 Sep 2013


What keeps former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani awake at night?


Rudy Giuliani speaks the truth

Slander him all you want AO, but I have new found respect for the man after watching this:


Engineer's bosses gave him printout of his Yahoo IMs. Euro court says it's OK


So how did they manage to monitor his Yahoo chats? Are they unencrypted?! Or did they have a keylogger installed on the desktop?

Microsoft kicks VMware right in its weakest, cloudiest spot


Nice try AC, but Linux offers the code for free, not the compiled end product. If Linus suddenly decides to charge everyone, you are free to fork the code and compile your own version, for free.

So unless Microsoft have published the source code for Hyper-V server under a GPL license (goosebumps), your argument doesn't hold water.

Microsoft Windows: The Next 30 Years


Re: It isn't last 30/next 30. It's 15/15/15.


Except the stock price isn't the sole indicator of a company's health or future potential. When considering brand recognition, market share and developer buy-in, Charles is pretty much spot on.


I just finished reading a book on HTML5, CCS3 and ES 6. Boy have we come a long way from the dark ages of IE 6. Some of the new APIs like WebRTC (https://www.webrtc-experiment.com/), Web Audio (http://webaudioplayground.appspot.com/), Canvas(http://paperjs.org/showcase/) and WebGL (http://threejs.org/) look poised to make the web the dominant platform in the coming years, while thick clients get pushed into irrelevancy.

Open, decentralized, and truly, write once, run anywhere. No wonder Microsoft is giving Windows 10 away, Google is pushing Chromebooks and Firefox is betting the farm on FirefoxOS.

Yet somehow I couldn't help but feel HTML5 could have been standardized by now, and we would probably be several versions along, hadn't it been for Microsoft's crippling of the web through their default browser to extend their chokehold on the desktop market for a few more years.

The future looks bright, and Windows is nowhere in sight. Good bye and good riddance, you won't be missed.

Dell computers bundled with backdoor that blurts hardware fingerprint to websites


Doesn't affect Dells running Linux I presume? Get this on a M4800 running Mint:

Request failed, probably not a Dell, or Tribbles (Dell Foundation Services) isn't installed

How a Cali court ruling could force a complete rethink of search results


Wouldn't a simple "we found 0 results for your search terms, but we found these other products that might be similar to what you are looking for" lay the issue to rest, somewhat like what ebay does?

We tried using Windows 10 for real work and ... oh, the horror


Re: Useful review

Yes Andrew, thanks for taking one for the team.

Google, Microsoft and Apple explain their tax tricks in Australia


Re: Which MS Product is in decline?

Probably all of them. Their only products growing market share are the ones that make them no money.

GitHub jammed by injected JavaScript, servers whacked by DDoS

Black Helicopters

An HTTPS connection would have prevented this

More reason to encrypt everything end to end, and reduce the guys inbetween to dumb pipes.

Back dat app up: Microsoft opens Azure Backup to Windows PCs


Behold the cloud

where you pay to send your data off to be probed, analyzed, and sold to the lowest bidder, then pay again to get it back when you need it.

Windows Phone will snatch biz No 2 spot from Android – analyst


Re: Windows 10

The real question is how that thing got in the air in the first place.

Redmond aims to outshine Eclipse with FREE Visual Studio


Re: It's not really competing with Eclipse though

Upvoted for comment that Eclipse does everything. I'm doing stuff from Java and Android to C++, and Python to PHP, with some good old js in between.

Firefox decade: Microsoft's IE humbled by a dogged upstart. Native next?


Linux user here for over 9 years. Multiple desktops and servers. I've never ever (had to) compiled my own kernel. Am I missing out guys / gals?

SHOW ME THE MONEY! Ballmer on Amazon: 'They're not a real biz, they make NO cash'


This bears repeating here:


Nokia's ENORMO factory in India axed after Microsoft-shaped hole appears in order book


Re: HTC?

Apple is no behemoth in India. Midget might be more appropriate.

A SCORCHIO fatboy SSD: Samsung SSD850 PRO 3D V-NAND


Will wait

for the 1TB version to come down to ~$200.

X marks the chop: Microsoft takes axe to Nokia's Android venture


Typical Microsoft

Realized they had a chance to get back in the race and decided to lop off both feet.

Apple: No, China. iPhone is NOT public enemy number 1



All your tracking are belong to us!

Microsoft to shutter security email feed on July 1


Looks like our government

is really catching up with their cronies down south in terms of stupidity.

I knew most of them were technically illiterate, but had no idea they would be stupid enough to think passing some law would automatically stop spam.

All this does is hurt the local small businesses, the guys who are legitimately providing a useful service, but don't have the big bucks to take out an ad on TV and play like the big boys. Email provided a cheap and efficient way for them to advertise without losing their shirt. Somehow, I don't think the prince of Nigeria would give a crap about our laws when he has 50 million waiting to be transferred to my account pending the click of a button and a cheque for $2000 for 'administrative' charges.

On the other hand, this is probably yet again an ingenious ploy by the lawyers to keep themselves busy till the end of time. So it is a win for the lawyers and a win for the mega corporations at the expense of small businesses and mom and pop shops. New world order, here we come!


Google kills its successful social network. Yes, we mean Orkut


Just went to check on mine

Just went to check on mine and I get this message:

"Your profile has been deleted.

Your profile violated our Terms of Use. We have deleted your profile and we encourage you to read our policies and usage guidelines before you create a new profile."

Not logging in for about 10 years must violate their TOS. Who knew?

The best things about Orkut were the "who's viewed your profile" feature, which helps spot stalkers, and the fact that it kept formatting of ascii art in profile, which let me do things like this:

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Which would end up looking like the 7th pic here (http://ascii.co.uk/art/eagle), instead of the abomination above. Beat that, Reg!

Windows Server 2003 end of life: Plan your WS2012 migration now


Don't you mean

Plan your Linux migration now!?

App maker defends selling S.F. parking spots as a free speech issue


The city have their analogy wrong

It would be more like a pimp giving you information on where to find a prostitue, and taking a cut for it. The app makers are in the right here, neither them, nor the users are in the business of selling parking spaces. They are merely providing a service which helps locate them.

Microsoft ups OneDrive storage, slashes prices to match Google Drive


Re: 2Gb file?

So everyone who wants to backup an archive over 2GB has to get sharepain now?

Google spaffs $50 MILLION on 'get girls coding' campaign


Re: Maybe women just don't like coding?


Where is the drive for:

- more male nurses?

- more men who can get pregnant?

- women who work construction jobs?

- women miners?


Where do I sign up

to get my hands on some of this free dough, and other handouts that I hear of all the time?

Besides, this probably came out of the PR budget.

Hey! Where! are! the! white! women! at!? It's! Yahoo!


Re: Not very surprising stats

@ Arnaut the less

Use an arbitrary timeline and non-verifiable claims - check.

Anecdotal evidence - check.

Blame the men - check.

Throw some mushy feely words in there - check.

Congratulations, you have earned your first feminist badge! You can do it!

Apple, Google: WE SURRENDER ... to each other in patent war truce


I just checked the date. Nope, it isn't April 1st. Strange.

Microsoft throws Kinect under a bus, slashes Xbox One to $399


Re: Ah-

U-turn indeed. And clearly not a first for the company.



Windows Phone: Just as well Microsoft bought an Android maker, RIGHT?


Re: WP Major Problem

Major problem? Yes. Only problem? No.

Batten down the hatches, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS due in TWO DAYS


Re: Anybody know

Thanks downvoters who don't know the answer, appreciate it. To answer my own question, it runs the Linux 3.13 kernel.


Anybody know

which version of the kernel the default install will run?

Sorry London, Europe's top tech city is Munich


Would their govt's migration to Linux

Have anything to do with this?

Windows 8.1, which you probably haven't upgraded to yet, Already obsolete


Re: Sorry.

Yes it took them less than 10 minutes and they didn't even have to reboot. Unlike the poor souls who wasted their bandwidth and countless hours updating to the Windows 8.1 only to be told to shove a few weeks later.

Web data BLEEDOUT: Users to feel the pain as Heartbleed bug revealed


Ditch your home router

and setup a small pfsense box.

Hotmail-gate: Windows 8 code leaker pleads guilty to theft of trade secrets


Re: "Hotmail-gate"

A turd by another name all right. They haven't even bother changing the DNS yet.


GitHub probes worker's claims of hostile, sexist office culture


Re: Hmm

Another day, another feminist ruining the world for everyone else. Someone should remind her she was hired to code, not making the workplace a "better" place for women (when what she really wants is a hostile environment for men, and more privileges for women).

Sick and tired of these feminist types, they are the ones who constantly try and change everything for everyone else (when they are the ones who should be adapting), then bitch and moan when they don't get their way.

Feminism has lost its purpose and is now getting to be ridiculous.

Reality check: Java 8 finally catches a multi-core break


Re: Good performance? Scalable?

Never written a line of Java code, have you?

Google slams Play Store password window shut after sueball hits


And the play store doesn't let you do unlimited purchases either

Only until your credit card is maxed out.

Target ignored hacker alarms as crooks took 40m credit cards – claim


You might want to

read the comments above

Microsoft closing in on Apache's web server crown


The "No Biz" technology group

Why would they need so many servers if they don't have a business and who is paying the licenses, or did Microshaft 'donate' them?

Nvidia uncloaks GeForce 800M GPU series for gaming notebooks


Battery boost looks cool

But probably won't work on Linux ergo useless to me.

Five unbelievable headlines that claim Tim Berners-Lee 'INVENTED the INTERNET'


Re: At least those other publications…

And here I was assuming hoisted petard = Brit slang for garden variety retard.

Q. Can your Linux PC run Crysis? OK, it can. But will it run natively? A. Soon, very soon



I might actually plonk down some dough for a game again if this happens soon. Been years since I played Crisis.

I hope Rockstar follow suite and release GTA on Linux.

Google facing $5 BEEELLION antitrust fine in India


Re: Breaking Google Up!

Relativity my friend. People are more scared of the government.

Twitter blew $36m on patents to avoid death by lethal injunction


Re: During the meanwhile ...

XMPP, P2P and SFTP, but to each his own.

India launches its very own VIKASPEDIA


Re: Wonder where the Indians outsource to. China?

The link was to show that their site wasn't accessible from other web locations as well. I simply type plain "http://vikaspedia.in" into my browser and still get the same error. And I don't run a TOR or proxy site on my network either. Sure its a static IP, but that's about it.

I'm in North America by the way. Not sure if others around here have a similar problem.