* Posts by StrangerHereMyself

8 posts • joined 9 Jul 2020

Here's why your Samsung Blu-ray player bricked itself: It downloaded an XML config file that broke the firmware


New market

I was thinking that in the future there could be a lucrative market for TV's and other devices which are NOT connected to the internet in any way and thereby assure users' privacy.

HCL hardly noticed COVID – revenue and profit rose and further growth predicted


Re: Look at the number of Covid-19 cases in India

Economic disturbances are much more critical for a country like India. In a country with a 1 billion plus population the death-toll isn't that significant, even if millions die.

Some assembly required as Dream Chaser mini-shuttle's empty husk arrives in Colorado


Plastic tube

Being unpressurized it's basically a plastic tube shaped to look like a mini-shuttle.

Seven 'no log' VPN providers accused of leaking – yup, you guessed it – 1.2TB of user logs onto the internet


It's pretty clear that China is forcing Hong Kong VPN providers to log everything and that their services are therefore moot.

It's pretty shocking that these providers are logging passwords in plaintext as well, although I wouldn't be surprised if some big U.S. internet giants do this as well.

Privacy Shield binned after EU court rules transatlantic data protection arrangements 'inadequate'


The simple fact is that non-Americans have no rights in the U.S. and they will therefore use the data for whatever purpose they see fit. This simple fact took 7 years of wrangling and court-cases to uncover?

.NET Core: Still a Microsoft platform thing despite more than five years open source


Re: .NET 5 betrays the multi-platform dream

Stuff that isn't multi-platform should've remained in .NET Framework (the Windows only version).

Although there's no requirement for .NET 5 to be multi-platform it does make life a lot easier if it were.


Re: Always seemed an uphill task

You'd be surprised how many companies have .NET workloads running on Linux.

Too many, in Microsoft's opinion, and that's why they neutered .NET 5 by making some targets only available on Windows, which more or less kills the entire multi-platform idea.


.NET 5 betrays the multi-platform dream

When people asked me about the difference between .NET and .NET Core I'ld tell them that .NET Core was the multi-platform version of .NET. Now, with .NET 5 replacing .NET Core this isn't true anymore, because some of the targets (e.g. Windows Forms) only work on Windows, not on Linux and Mac.

This change was instigated by Microsoft PHB's, because the open-source community would never have made such a change.

It goes to show Microsoft's strategic directing of .NET's future is still very much governed by its profit motives.


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