* Posts by el kabong

296 posts • joined 8 Aug 2017


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

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You can write unsafe code in any language

I am highly confident that microsft will find a way to write Rust code that is both unsafe and inefficient.

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Blaming their tools

Never trust people who pass the blame for poor work over to the tools.

The Empire Strikes Back: Trump discovers $10bn JEDI cloud deal may go to nemesis Jeff Bezos, demands probe

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Iranians rooting for oracle

Go oracle go!

Quantum goes open and passwords must die in a week of Microsoft fun

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Lots of products getting the chop but don't worry

M$ has plenty more, lots of new products ready to fill their places, no shortage of good candidates to get the chop next.

Take QDK for instance, there's a good candidate, it sure holds a lot of promise. The chop is waiting. And ready!

Oracle told to warp 9 out of court: Judge photon-torpedoes Big Red's Pentagon JEDI dream

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Semantic not "grammer"

The difference between the two, though enormous, might be too subtle for some to grasp I suppose, but there's a not so small difference between the two. I know you might think they are the same and I can understand why, but there is a huge difference, really, you can trust me on that.

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A legitimate use of the word "literal." FINALLY!!!!

A literal upvote to you and I do mean **Literal** because I just upvoted your comment.

Too many morons using the word "literal" and "literally" with no understanding of what those words stand for. As usual in most morons they don't know that they are morons and rebel when exposed, they throw downvotes at you because as morons that's all they can do. A very sad situation!

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huh? Literally???

Do you really want to use that word? Do you even know what that word stands for?

Sorry for playing the semantic nazi here but, you don't have a clue, do you. You don't have a fuggin clue!

Oracle sued by ex-sales manager who claims she was fired in retaliation for suing former bosses

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That means look at claims filed against others in the past and act preemptively.

No prophecy required.


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"...hired by Oracle last June and fired three months later..."

So, she is yet to be fired, why the rush to sue? Well, acting preemptively never hurts, I guess.

Maybe she believes ther's a chance she can keep her job, she's to fired only in September after all, if she acts fast perhaps she can avert the process.

Yuge U-turn: Prez Trump walks back on Huawei ban... at least the tech sector seems to think so

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Trump core supporters don't believe a word trump tweets, they know full well it's all lies

They know it's all lies and they support those lies, fully. Trump is lying their lies and he has their full approval doing so.

Oracle goes on for 50 pages about why it thinks the Pentagon's $10bn JEDI cloud contract stinks

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Oracle would not complain about the DoD contracting from one supplier alone

if that supplier were Oracle.

The number of points of failure is completely irrelevant, what is relevant is that oracle has lost that is what really matters to them, never mind that the competition is better than they are.

oracle is bad loser!!!!

2001: Linux is cancer, says Microsoft. 2019: Hey friends, ah, can we join the official linux-distros mailing list, plz?

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At microsoft they would love to be able to do that

but no, they lack the power, microsoft can no longer do things like that. Microsoft's current strategy is to ride along and grab as much as they can, which means they will be able to grab a lot. And, when feasible, steer the process towards microsoft's goals, of course.

Linux offers opportunities to make money and at microsoft they want to take as much of that money to themselves as they can, each penny of it should go to microsoft that is their goal. Microsoft people are taking positions making sure an increasing share of Linux money is channeled to microsoft's coffers.

Dev darling Docker embraces Windows Subsystem for Linux 2

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OS development is expensive business, one that can offer only diminishing returns

Azure is now front and center to Microsoft's strategy, Azure is Microsoft's growth business.

Windows' role is increasingly an ancillary one it's there to pump up revenue through Azure, Microsoft wants windows to perform that role as cheaply and reliably as possible. Microsoft does know a thing or two about business.

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"...obvious risks for the future of the Windows side"

The future of the Windows side lies in its core functions being gradually replaced by Linux until what is left is a Linux core living under a windows user interface, the process is already under way and soon it will be also in full swing.

Boffins' neural network can work out from your speech whether you'll develop psychosis

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You're missing something? Don't fret!

It's not worth your time, you're doing OK, you really don't need to understand that garbage, no one needs, there's nothing in there that needs understanding. REALLY!

Why start your day wasting time in an effort to take that garbage seriously? There are more productive ways to start your day.

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Trumpification of science

Just keep the fog machine rolling along, do whatever it takes to keep it rolling, keep publishing, always, everywhere, use twitter.

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So called "boffins" take the easy route...

produce a few click bait articles, take more funding, repeat.

These people give boffinry a bad name.

This isn't Boeing to end well: Plane maker to scrap some physical cert tests, use computer simulations instead

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Boeing opts for full realism, they'll do the real tests with real passengers

under real air traffic conditions and with regular airline pilots, no special qualifications or training required.

The pure real thing no simulation involved, free from all computer trickery.

Large Redmond Collider: CERN reveals plan to shift from Microsoft to open-source code after tenfold license fee hike

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Shoot itself in the foot that is what microsoft just did...

despite this being only a very small shot I am glad they did it, better see a small shot than no shot in microsoft's foot. I wish they did things like that a lot more, but on a much bigger scale, and aiming to the head not the foot.

Not very bright: Apple geniuses spend two weeks, $10,000 of repairs on a MacBook Pro fault caused by one dumb bug

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The user pressed the brightness controls wrong

Had he followed the apple approved way of pressing the brightness controls nothing wrong would have happened, that user should have paid attention to apple's instructions. Ignore apple's special instructions, pay for it!

It's all the user's fault, got what he deserves!

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And you assume the geniuses do all that, right?

Based on what?

They are called geniuses for a reason, geniuses don't have to follow rules, rules are for regular folks, mkay?

Being a genius carries a lot of risks, I call BS on your assumption.

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You assume those geniuses at the bar follow proper rules

You do that based on what??

Fanbois do make some really strange assumptions. I call BS on your assumption.

You're responsible for getting permission from subjects if you want to use Windows Photos' facial recog feature

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Deceptive user interfaces, some user interfaces are unhelpful by design

Their designers take great care to ensure that the end user gets misdirected to make the right choice not the choice the user wants to make. The real objective is to lead users to unknowingly accept terms that are unfavorable to them but are very attractive to the corporate interests that control the process.

Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel R5, update 2 plops from Oracle's Linux-shaped orifice

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Irony overload, not drugs

Some people find it too hard to take and break down, as a result the victims often display symptoms that are very similar to those caused by hallucinogenic drugs when, in fact, no real chemical drugs are involved.

Unfortunately there's no escape, irony overload is always at play when big red comes to mind, there is simply no way around that, you cannot escape the severe effects of high class (or low class depending on your perspective) irony when you're dealing with big red.

That's a hell of Huawei to run a business, Chinese giant scolds FedEx after internal files routed via America

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Huawei "above reproach," I'd say most victims of bullying are above reproach

The US is pretty much the bully here, as it usually is almost everywhere, a powerful bully; Huawei is pretty much powerless against such a powerful opponent, there's not much Huawei can do, behaving in a unapproachable way and keeping quiet is their best shot at survival.

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I will not attribute your post to malice, never.

I promise.

I wish I could say the same about FedEx's action but I can't, I really can't, no matter how hard I try I can't, FedEx's action cannot be attributed to incompetence, NO WAY. It looks like a duck, it swims like a duck, it quacks like a duck, its mother and father are both ducks. I'd say FedEx's action is probably a duck, most certainly a duck.

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"Inadvertently misrouted." Wow, that's what I call a spectacular display of contempt.

FedEx's disdain for our collective intelligence just reached epic proportions, the very least they should do is give us a little respect.

No Huawei out: Prez Trump's game of chicken with China has serious consequences

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Having a presence in the US has become a liability

ARM would be wise to shut their operations in Texas.

Twist my Arm why don't you: Brit CPU behemoth latest biz to cease work with Huawei – report

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Several factors, none of them stems from wrong tech choices. Russia has been dealt a tough hand.

Russia has been dealt a tough hand, a legacy of problems contribute to Russia's economic situation, a situation that would be much worse had the Russians been fool enough to get swindled by the great amercan con.

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Exactly! And you can change sides when the winning side turns out to be the losing side

So, stick with trump while trump seems to be winning. Stick your finger up trump's when the tide turns.

Common sense!

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International law plays no role, US Imperial law is all that matters in this fracas

At least to Trump that's how it is, America is immune to International law. As a matter of fact the tiny fingered loofa-faced shitgibbon emperor of america goes even further, trump consider's itself personally immune to all laws, be them International law, American Imperial law, Congress law or any other law.

Give trump a law and the loofa-faced emperor wipes its ass with it, trumps does not care for the law, even the laws that trump made get the wipe ass treatment .

Where there's a will, there's Huawei: US govt already eases trade ban with 90-day reprieve

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An effort to stave off change, protectionism, dirty tactics, it will not work as expected.

Some in america are beginning to panic, trump's decision to ban Huawei marks the end of an era, it is a landmark.

Finding it harder and harder to compete with your nimbler and much more talented rivals, find it difficult to pit your inferior products against those of your rivals? Play dirty. Doesn't seem to work the way you'd like it to work? Play even dirtier.

Quite often things like this end in a bad way, in a bad bad way. Unintended consequences start playing and then... sometimes empires fall, get replaced.

That's the way it is, starts slow, gains momentum, and then...

You're on a Huawei to Hell, China tells US: We'll fight import tariffs, trade war to bitter end

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That pun in the headline is already a classic

It is still powerful, just not as powerful as it used to be.

The more you use it the weaker it gets.

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Not even slow

Learning is not his business.

Cloudflare gives websites their marching orders to hasten page rendering automatically

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That's Great, imagine all those adverts popping in front of your eyes much faster than before

Where once they could pop ten ads in a split second now they will be able to pop fifteen ads and a half, maybe even more if they improve the technique further, they are working on it.

That's really great!

Prez Trump's trade war reshapes electronics supply chains as China production slows

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Not exactly, Trump is a capitalist but he wants all others to be socialists

Trump's ideal world would look like this: 1) Trump on the receiving end of socialism and Trump on the sending end of capitalism; 2) All others on the sending end of socialism while simultaneously on the receiving end of capitalism.

That's Trump's vision and to him it looks beautiful, absolutely beautiful. I suspect Trump will not be able to execute fully on his vision but he's trying hard to get it done, you cannot blame Trump for not trying.

A country (ideally the whole world) of socialists working harder and harder for the benefit of the only capitalist left standing: Donald Trump.


'Software delivered to Boeing' now blamed for 737 Max warning fiasco

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A rogue engineer dit it, Muilenburg and everyone in manglement are investigating

Once they find the guy they'll make him pay, he will not escape.

Boeing boss denies reports 737 Max safety systems weren't active

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@Sir Adam-All, are you still here?

Yes?? Then, I guess you missed your cue.

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But they did, they told Muilenburg to stop digging, many times.

In fact they are doing it again, right now.

But he won't listen, that guy seems to be uncorrectable, like those very dangerous flawed airliners he's trying to hard sell, Muilenburg's behavior is, in all probability, uncorrectable.

Baffling tale of Apple shops' 'non-facial' 'facial recognition', a stolen ID, and a $1bn lawsuit after a wrongful arrest

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apple has recklessly put Bah's life in great danger

Bah was lucky not having been shot by the cops, we all know how tragic those 4am police raids can be, Bah is a victim who deserves fair compensation, apple must pay for it.

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One BEEELLION dollars is proportionate

It would be way too much for your or for me to pay such a sum of money but not for iApple, in this case one billion dollars seems a pretty fair sum, iApple can pay that money very very easily.

iApple routinely pays astronomically high sums of money for no reason so now that there is a fair and very good reason for them to pay why would they balk at it?

Just look at how much much iApple pays tim cook and others, if iApple can so generous with some why would they behave like a scrooge with Bah?

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Big Brother

We're only now entering 1984

So beware or you soon will find yourself in trouble.

Always remember, Big Brother will be watching you!

Almost everywhere so... beware.

We've read the Mueller report. Here's what you need to know: ██ ██ ███ ███████ █████ ███ ██ █████ ████████ █████

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Now things are different, this is new america

In the old one all would be different, very very different, definitely!

But things are not the same anymore, this is a much changed america this is trump's america, trump can do whatever it wants: pussy-grabbing, golden showers, ostensible lying, the list goes on and on. You name it and trump can do it if trump wants.

Why Qualcomm won – and why Tim Cook had to eat humble Apple pie

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What a load...


It is but 'LTE with new shoes': Industry bod points a judgy finger at the US and Korea's 5G fakery

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America already working on 6G

Trump's orders, the plan is to leapfrog 5G and win, win BIG.

The win will be so BIG, so powerful, so strong that no one will dare mess with it!


Patch blues-day: Microsoft yanks code after some PCs are rendered super secure (and unbootable) following update

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Blame both.

I'd wager they are both at fault, I like to stay on the safe side.

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"...hook undocumented API calls" huh? Links please...

I assume you learned that from a reputable source, could you please share the details.

I hope they're not hidden behind a paywall.

Town admits 'a poor decision was made' after baseball field set on fire to 'dry' it more quickly

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Let me guess, a prominent twiterer gave them the idea

I think I know who it was.

Apple redesigns wireless AirPower charger to be world's smallest, thinnest, lightest, cheapest, invisible... OK, it doesn't exist anymore

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If only it could be as easy as to just punch a notch on slab...

and call it a day.

Boeing big cheese repeats pledge of 737 Max software updates following fatal crashes

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Software as a panacea, they used it before to sell us clean Diesel engines

Now they are using it to sell us air travel that is both cheap and safe, it's magic.

Is there anything software cannot do?



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