* Posts by doggybreath

6 posts • joined 28 Feb 2017

Linus Torvalds drops Intel and adopts 32-core AMD Ryzen Threadripper on personal PC


ThreadRipper rocks?

Sorry, "rocking" is from a different generation than Torvalds.

But the 3970X is absolutely amazing nonetheless. (The 3990X even more so, but not as efficient with the $$)

What do you call megabucks Microsoft? No really, it's not a joke. El Reg needs you



FUSE for macOS: Why a popular open source library became closed source and commercially licensed


Academic institutions also make money off software like this. "Non-profit doesn't mean no profit," as they say.

Apple sues iPhone CPU design ace after he quits to run data-center chip upstart Nuvia


If Apple owned the iDevices involved, then Apple has a right to the contents, including messages, even in California.

If Apple can prove Williams recruited others using his Apple-owned iDevice or while on Apple property, they've got a case.


Security slip-ups in 1Password and other password managers 'extremely worrying'


Re: Astounding

Deflection will get you nowhere.

Are you suggesting the issues reported for 1P were unintentional, e.g. not motivated by making it easier for the customer or to reduce the number of customer support interactions?

The URL icon issue sure looked/looks intentional. I don't see how AgileBits can deny that.

As for the others, if not intentional, they look like tremendous lapses in thought by experts in the field.



I for one am astounded at the security flaws listed specifically for 1P. I am a long-time user.

FWIW: AgileBits has informed users about the website icon shenanigans when the feature was first released, but that doesn't mean many/most users understood the implications or that a better, more secure was was possible. I sure did. Still not sure I trust AB over that "lapse", even though it's claimed to have been fixed.


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