* Posts by ProgrammerForHire

37 posts • joined 1 Jul 2015

Stallman's final interview as FSF president: Last week we quizzed him over Microsoft visit. Now he quits top roles amid rape remarks outcry


Clown world

No matter what Stallman said, he is an icon in the industry and shouldn't have sacked for a blog article of an over inflated ego

Cloudflare punts far-right hate-hole 8chan off the internet after 30 slayed in US mass shootings


>Now go away and try to think, you spiteful small-genitaled imbecile. You have the brains of a turnip and the visage of a decomposed partridge.

Quite an inflated response isn't it ? Calling other small genitaled is surely a reflection of low self esteem. Not to mention a typical feminine reply alluding to sexual value

Rust in peace: Memory bugs in C and C++ code cause security issues so Microsoft is considering alternatives once again


Re: Maybe just a stack change?

The problem was hiding the stack from the programmer in the first place


Re: Eh?

You are wrong about this, shared libraries work much in the same way on Windows and Linux. You can not load a dll without an executable like rundll.exe ( a big culprit in spreading malware ) and privilege escalation is not possible without exploiting some kind of vulnerability , which traditionally are quite a few in Windows. The issue with Windows is all the outdated code and backward compatibilities, no new language is going to change that.

>I'll give you a simple example: on Linux/UNIX systems, it is not possible to load a shared library (*.so) into memory and execute it with or without escalated/root privileges. On Linux/UNIX systems, shared libraries are not executable, and can only be loaded from within a separate and independent execution context -- i.e. a running program. Privilege separation applies to the running program.


Re: Eh?

Really ? Do you think that malware is on Windows because it is the buggiest OS ? What would happen if everyone suddenly started using Linux as their main desktop ? ( besides a huge shit storm )

That being said , I agree that AVs were a burden on computer resources ( not really now when you have 10+ cores ) , but there's no amount of "secure" code that will prevent user idiocy. Also, most people would not like a dictatorial OS that restricts you in every way possible "just for your own good"

Facebook ad platform discriminates all on its own, say boffins


so making money from targeted adds is outside social norms now.. good riddance Google and Facebook, no tear will be shed

As Tesla hits speed bump after speed bump, Elon Musk loses his mind in anti-media rant


Ignoring Musk and all the controversy , I find his idea to be very good. Shit media should be put to shame

Six months on, and let's check in on those 'stuttering' Windows 10 PCs. Yep, still stuttering



I swear it's edge. Every once in a while it craps and makes games stutter a lot. I don't think its the cpu, but the fact that edge uses direct x acceleration

Just close it and it's all back to normal

Facial recognition software easily IDs white men, but error rates soar for black women


The Out of Africa theory is controversial. As of today, the evidence for modern HS originating there is just the age of the oldest HS fossils


Re: Genetic diversity

A lot of genetic variation can arise within hybrids of two different species.

It seems it happened in Sub Saharan Affie as well as in Europe, only with an older more primitive humanoid :


Looks like Europe and Asia were subjected to high selectivity, because only a bit of the variation derived from Neanderthal / Denisovan mixing has survived


Neural Network Privilege

Obviously these cis AI networks never had to struggle a single day in their life as a black woman does, so they are racist and rapists.

Down with the patriarchy ! Down with the cis male neural networks !

Ex-Microsoft intern claimed one of her fellow temps raped her. Her bosses hired him


Re: Drunken behavior is acceptable ?

>So you've never worked a day in your life? Figures.

I never worked as temp. How the f did you understand I have never worked ? I have been working on a full time position for more than 10 years now, the handle is just that, a catchy name.

>Why shouldn't I hire them if they're the best candidate for the job? What they do on their own time is none of my business.

>you I would never hire on the basis you would not fit in with the rest of the employees and would make their lives a misery.

Chances are , if they're alchoholic in their private life, they will bring that behavior to work. I am not speaking as a programmer , but as a manager. Which I am not nor I wish to be. But my sincere thought is , I would not want to hire people with shady habits


Re: Drunken behavior is acceptable ?

As far as I know, temps get paid. I might be wrong, never had the pleasure.

So, are you telling me, you would REALLY hire someone that gets drunk and passes out in a basement ?

As for the guy, yeah, he is what they call, collateral damage


Re: Drunken behavior is acceptable ?

Also, I don't think you need reasons to fire temps, depends of course on the internal company policy, but inappropriate behavior seems reason enough


Re: Drunken behavior is acceptable ?

On the grounds that they are alcoholics and try to involve the company in the next media scandal. You can find reasons if you want to fire someone


Drunken behavior is acceptable ?

>At the end of night the woman passed out in a basement

I would fire them both

Facebook grows a conscience, admits it corroded democracy


Re: Evil Witch

Its not a matter of her looks, rather her character showing through looks.

I also don't understand why attacks on looks would be typical misogyny , because they are mostly used by females.

Also, why are misogynists morons, please give me one example of one misogynist thing that is moronic


Evil Witch

when will they admit that Hillary lost not because of the Russians, but because she's an evil ugly witch presenting absolutely no trustworthiness to the public, except for the most brain dead .

As for Facebook, the level of lies and misinformation is comparable to your average chat within any group of people, it's human nature and nothing will change it very soon

Amount of pixels needed to make VR less crap may set your PC on fire


This is confusing. 90Hz and 60 fps ? I thought the numbers should be equal ?


I might be wrong but the 90 Hz figure is computed considering you need 2 frames each time, for each eye

So it's 45Hz overall

Node.js forks again – this time it's a war of words over anti-sex-pest codes of conduct



Not even in the world of programming can't I escape the f**ing femiists tyranny ?

Comey was loathed by the left, reviled by the right – must have been doing something right


Re: Comey was a coward for not throwing Hilldog under the bus

Said the guy with the Anonymous icon... really, are you 12 ?


Re: Comey was a coward for not throwing Hilldog under the bus

Trump deserves the rule of law, if incriminatory things will be found about him .

As did Hillary. Stop using this "your guy is worse" tactic

A year in infosec: Bears, botnets, breaches ... and elections


Re: What's so wrong about a private email server?

Nothing is wrong, except the fact that no bureaucracy/ state in the world accepts this, also you are supposed to provide the logs and traces of what you did during your term, so you can be accountable if anything goes wrong. Not doing so is very much akin to hiding and / or deleting murder evidence.

This is not an ordinary job, but speaking of that, how many companies accept using outside mail accounts to do company business ?


Blunder ?

"How often can we say that an IT blunder might have changed the course of world history? Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server whilst serving as outgoing US President Barack Obama’s Secretary of State became a key element in the US presidential election this year."

For the love of Barrack, this was not a blunder. A blunder is when you forget to log out your email on a public computer. Being a high gov official and using outside technology to hide your activity , with good knowledge of what you're doing , is criminal and treason for all purposes

Trump meets Google – exclusive transcript


Free Stuff

Google is about free stuff as much as going condom free in Thailand brothel

Russian hackers got Trump elected? Yeah, let's take a close look at that, says Obama



"Dear mr CIA guy,

I leave this here to tell you that in no way, absolutely no way I did any hacking on this machine.

Whatever anyone tells you, I am not guilty.

With love,


Yeah, unless they find something like this, I doubt any hacking evidence will point to Russians with any degree of certainty

China cites Trump to justify ‘fake news’ media clampdown. Surprised?


Where is that ...

Article about how Eric Schmidt was planning to use all Androids to fool everyone into voting for Hillary ?

Where is that ?

I really want to read that article !

Trump's plan: Tariffs on electronics, ban on skilled tech migrants, turn off the internet


here we go again

biting Trump's ass . Still hungry tech industry ?

Bad news, Trump. NASty storage is pretty popular, too


huh ?

Where the actual f is Trump in this story ?

PC sales sinking almost as fast as Donald Trump's poll numbers


Just wondering why no word about the latest WikiLeaks in The Register ?

Microsoft to overhaul Windows 10 UI – with a 3D Holographic Shell


Re: They have to be joking

I dare to contradict, exactly because we are better at spatial perception, a 3d environment would be easier to manage than a flat one

Microsoft to world: We've got open source machine learning too


Re: Cortana can't help you.

Cortana is available only in some regions.

I believe this is due to commercial agreement reasons, rather than a technical limit.

Set your Region to US, not language, not location. It will work, I use it in Romania.

Well, assuming you CAN speak English, which isn't clearly true for French people thinking "software" should be called "logiciel" . :((

Ich nicht bin Charlie: Facebook must crack down on racists, says Germany's Merkel


freedom of speech

If you think that 's freedom of speech, then you don't understand freedom of speech

Microsoft: This Windows 10 build has 'NO significant known issues'


Re: Hallelujah - File Explorer's file path limit is not 256 any more !

You are somewhat right.. MAX_PATH is enforced by functions but only if you want them to.

The reason for all this is compatibility with FAT fs I think. Once they give that up it should be easy to just make that the default behaviour


Re: Hallelujah - File Explorer's file path limit is not 256 any more !

"The limit is not Explorer's. It is Win32's."

No it's not . The limit is 32767 characters IF you use the Unicode version of the API and IF you prefix the path with "\\?\" , part of the UNC scheme. Unicode is Microsoft's version of UTF16 and present since Windows 2000 in Win32 . That was 16 years ago.

The MAX_PATH limit is only for apps stil using ASCII and for Windows Explorer. I guess Microsoft hoped that retards , uhm, programmers , will switch to Unicode in their apps and then the will upgrade Explorer as well, but it still hasn't happened.

The limit in Explorer is kept for COMPATIBILITY.

NTFS as a file system doesn't have such a limit. It's also case discriminant if requested.

Also, anyone programmed on Linux ? Never encountered the PATH_MAX limit ?


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