* Posts by ebyrob

9 posts • joined 2 Jun 2015

DataStax 'pauses' AIOps database project to figure out exactly what AIOps is


Connection strings need to be so complicated we offer a PhD A.I. to figure it out

connect to:

connect to: foo.com

Is this really so difficult? We really need an "A.I." to do this? I can still remember the time I had to use multiple routers to duplicate the same IP address on a network because some legacy software couldn't be modified to connect to a different address... Such fun.

That's it. It's over. It's really over. From today, Adobe Flash Player no longer works. We're free. We can just leave


Re: Amen....

Except that HTML 5 *is* javascript... Writing software in CSS is a lot worse than ECMA script...

Internet Society, remember your embarrassing .org flub? The actual internet society would like to talk about it


A billion really ain't that much.

Imagine having control of 1/3 of every phone book in the world (every non-profit entry) in 1980. A billion dollars really isn't all that much these days. In the USA alone there are over 10 corporations with a market capital over 300 billion. That's what 5 trillion right there? 1 billion is a pittance in the global information market.

Mirror mirror on the wall, why will my mouse not work at all?


Re: Right click

Wow that's horrible! hidden recovery and fixed drivers.

That's almost how ever laptop manufacturer does it now... I guess they were "visionaries".

Keen to go _ExtInt? LLVM Clang compiler adds support for custom width integers


Optimizing too early?

Donald Knuth can't be rolling over in his grave since he's still alive thank goodness.

Didn't these guys ever learn the old rule: "Premature optimization is the root of all evil" ?

Internet root keymasters must think they're cursed: First, a dodgy safe. Now, coronavirus upends IANA ceremony


Re: Single Point of Failure?

DNS with BIND will likely always be there.

DNSSEC is some scheme that is supposed to make DNS "better" and "more secure". Probably like most of web 2.0 and whatever appalooza is called now, it won't. (slower lookups, complicated configuration, DDoS reflection attacks, etc...)

Clearly if all the special apples have to go into 1 room all at once where a single nuke can take them out, they forgot something inherently present in the old DARPA design.

Cops' use of biometric images 'gone far beyond custody purposes'


Re: Napolionic

> You are either free, or you are not.

You're not. Was that a question? Welcome to the surveillance age.

NYPD head of IT doubles down on Windows smartphone idiocy


Re: I for one

> still mourn the loss of my Windows phone - a cheap Lumia.

You can get an Android for $50.00 or less these days, but no help for software compatibility or usability. Wherefore art thou POSIX?

Secure web? That'll cost you, thanks to Mozilla's HTTPS plan


Re: Destroying Firefox from within

I can only pray this will have the effect of killing off new firefox features instead of killing off HTTP.

Because, I really need/want an audio/video chat app built into my "secure" (har har) browser.


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