* Posts by oneguycoding

21 posts • joined 10 Feb 2016

Microsoft accidentally let encrypted Windows 10 out into the world


Re: Does anybody here remember...

Honestly, exactly, what do these people get out of testing windows for MS for free?

What's all the C Plus Fuss? Bjarne Stroustrup warns of dangerous future plans for his C++


Re: C and C-style C++

This approach is probably the reason I stopped using C/C++.

Stroustrup has always been a blowhard, for me his ship sank almost 20 years ago.

Windows 10 S to become a 'mode', not a discrete product


Re: different version

Too soon

Woe Canada: Rather than rise from the ashes, IBM-built C$1bn Phoenix payroll system is going down in flames


Good riddance

Conservatives (formerly Tories but in Canada the Cons are now closer to the tea party) again, they're good at fucking up almost everything with their PPP initiatives (giving buckets of cash to their donors.) My wife works for the feds, ostensibly, and her pay is different every pay period. It takes 6 months to be reimbursed for any expenses or overtime, and the idiot managers are refusing to let her take overtime as vacation. Trudeau and the Liberals were between a rock and a hard place with this boondoggle, but it was time to shut the door on the pile of dung. Fingers crossed that we won't replace it with more of the same, but I'm not holding my breath.

Boring. The phone business has lost the plot and Google is making it worse



Too much attention, both media and manufacturer, being paid to look and feel when most people cram them into protective cases and cover the screen with a slab of protective glass or plastic. Make 'em bigger, allow us to fix them ourselves (display screen and battery, if not ram and storage) and forget about me updating my phone every year, it ain't going to happen. And I know I'm not the only one who wants this piece of hardware. Most of this was doable with my Nexus 5, which I just replaced the body and digitiser and battery for my son because of a cracked screen. Cost me 60 measly Canadian dollars -- if it weren't for the lack of the fingerprint sensor I would have gone back to it myself after installing the latest version of LineageOS. Also, I demand the right to install my own rom, even if it's just stock Android. This is why I'll never use samsung or any of the other 3rd party android manufacturers.

You GNOME it: Windows and Apple devs get a compelling reason to turn to Linux


Re: Discuss

Heh heh, yeah, (s)he wants numbers dammit! Even if it's distrowatch that is being used as the benchmark for desktop installs.

If I wanted to live in 2003 I'd definitely be settling on Mint or Cinnamon.

Microsoft hits new low: Threatens to axe classic Paint from Windows 10


Uncompressed BMP

Giant (for the time) uncompressed BMP files, that's the only thing I remember about MS Paint from my days at uni in the 80s and 90s. My attempts to convert my fellow grad students to JPG/PNG/GIF (pron like gin, you heathens) almost always fell on deaf ears.

Software dev bombshell: Programmers who use spaces earn MORE than those who use tabs


Old skool

Always insisted on using tabs because of disk space issues back in the day, this whole thing is very disturbing though.

Hackers uncork experimental Linux-targeting malware


Re: @AC Keys good passwords bad

4) move sshd off its default port (port knocking?)

That said, port 22 is pretty low on my list of commonly attacked ports (80, 8080, 8088, ...)

Why Firefox? Because not everybody is a web designer, silly


Re: I recently ditched Firefox.

I heard it through the grapevine that they're going to offer the look of old without the horrendously complicated addon extension plugin (whatever) ClassicThemeRestorer. I bitched about the ugly ass rounded tabs last week on twitter and was assured that an option to switch the look back was imminent.

Maybe alsa just needs a pulse emulation layer <ducks/>

Ubuntu UNITY is GNOME-MORE: 'One Linux' dream of phone, slab, desktop UI axed


Correct on all points, except for the point on gnome 3 usability in the early days. Gnome 3 ended up being the desktop that made all other desktops feel clunky IMO. And Gnome 3 advanced just as quickly as Unity in the early days, and might have done somewhat faster had Shuttleworth not aimed his prow at unity instead of Mir for his mobile/desktop project. Besides, Unity was always ineptly named given its relationship to gnome.

What should password managers not do? Leak your passwords? What a great idea, LastPass



The only thing more annoying than this issue this morning is the technology of the Regs bloody forum implementation. Seriously, this is scaring the shit out of me. What is the purpose of this remote lastpass.com site? Why oh why would anything need to be sent to it? Is this part of the "allow lastpass to improve its services" option? Fsck.

Microsoft quietly emits patch to undo its earlier patch that broke Windows 10 networking


grumble grumble fsck

I'm forced by ineptitude on the part of my kids teachers to run Windows 10 on his laptop because they were too dim to understand how to run chrome on fedora. Trying to update his copy of windows 10 this morning, 30 minutes spent checking updates, 45 minutes after that the download is 46% finished. In another hour it will request a reboot, no doubt, and then another 30 minutes installing the updates. I upgraded fedora 24 to 25 in 10 minutes on my desktop (okay, the SSD helped that), but really, 2 hours+ just for a system update. And why do the fonts look like shit out of the box on windows? Gott it's ugly as fsck this UI.

Shhh! Shazam is always listening – even when it's been switched 'off'


Re: Pause for thought

Ha! But pause usually implies a stop in processing of input data no? Maybe flow-through would be better (or flo-thru for our American speaking friends).

Russia poised to unleash 'Son of Satan' ICBM



Thanks Raygun

Tesla books over $8bn in overnight sales claims Elon Musk


Re: 198,000

57 cars an hour? With the right line and parts supply this is just possible.

Get ready to patch Git servers, clients – nasty-looking bugs surface


Re: There are still bugs in such routine tasks?

Exactly, there's no excuse for us to still be living in a world where C code is written like this. This is some kind of Path.join() or File.join() functionality that is handled in one place by modern languages/libraries. Rewriting this kind of crap, even with safe functions like snprintf(), is absurd in this day and age.

Building a fanless PC is now realistic. But it still ain't cheap


chim chim cheroo

Saw a really cool fanless heat sink setup that used a chimney to suck heat away from the cpu. From all accounts it were a blazing success. Chim chiminy.

IT boss gets 30 months of porridge for trashing ex-employer's servers


Seems appropriate

Now how is it that they can find an appropriate sentence for this guy, but bankers and assorted wall street financiers still haven't paid for what they did in 2008. I'm starting to think that those guys are all going to walk.


Re: iPhone

Every time I try to hack one of my ex-employers using my phone I get annoyed before I even finish typing their host address, ssh foo.bar ... ah feck it.

This is why copy'n'paste should be banned from developers' IDEs


Of course, to be fair, the gnu implementation of true is also false. And it's compiled. Perhaps you should also post the code to the exit() function for the 'exit 0' code in the somewhat glib BSD example.


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