* Posts by runt row raggy

26 posts • joined 17 Jul 2020

How Windows NTFS finally made it into Linux

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Re: I can only warn

that might be a tad extreme. if you could go for 50 unicode chars to handle remote git repos, we could agree.

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Re: Title to long :whaa:

in yon olden times, before covid, i used to really rely on the "just keep going" feature for my commute. 25 minutes on a boat. tap tap tap. close laptop and get on a bus. tap tap tap" 90 minute later, close laptop and hoof to work. plug in power, and tap tap tap.

sure, booting doesn't take that long (full-disk encryption notwithstanding), but it's still 3 minutes. but finding where you left off does. even if every application is fully stateful, you'll have web pages that need to reauthenticate, and maybe a vpn that needs new creds. and the phone tethering. it just goes on.

Microsoft does and doesn't require VMs to meet hardware requirements for Windows 11

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Re: All major OSes suck

xen pv is fundamentally unsafe after spectre/meltdown in that the guest is cannot effectively isolate processes from each other.

Ransomware crims saying 'We'll burn your data if you get a negotiator' can't be legally paid off anyway

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Re: I like the US idea.

that's a terrible analogy. the punishment is not for being victim of a crime but for paying criminals.

A developer built an AI chatbot using GPT-3 that helped a man speak again to his late fiancée. OpenAI shut it down

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psychoanalyze-pinhead ftw

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Re: Rinse, repeat

M-x psychoanalyze-pinhead ftw.

Apple engineers complain of hostile work environment to US labor watchdog

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Re: Apple is not a company I would want to work for

ianl, but in general you can't sign a contract that gives away basic constitutional rights, or allows one to break the law. two people can't sign a contract that one can kill the other, and then it's not murder. so without any direct knowledge of the relevant CA statues and federal code, it seems highly unlikely that such a search wouldn't be prosecuted as a crime.

not that I'm arguing apple security is reasonable.

After reportedly dragging its feet, BlackBerry admits, yes, QNX in cars, equipment suffers from BadAlloc bug

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Re: Rust

rust isn't a panacea.

in my recent professional experience, the code that has has the most catastrophic bugs leaving core dumps and deleted databases has been rust. sure, this is an anecdote but my point is pointing at one small class of bugs that rust does solve and blithely generalizing chanting web scale, er, i mean rust at any class of bugs you can think of isn't correct.

i think rust brings some great safety that other languages haven't brought before, but saying it's a (memory) "safe" language and implying that all rust is safe to run in the general sense is linguistic substitution.

Dell won't ship energy-hungry PCs to California and five other US states due to power regulations

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Re: @45RPM

synthetic oil is made from dinosaur squeezings.

Everyone cites that 'bugs are 100x more expensive to fix in production' research, but the study might not even exist

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Re: Cost of a defect is a 2 dimensional problem

i prefer that you not put words in my mouth so as to preserve room for my foot. :-)

all i observed was the costs in this case mirrored the org structure. the implications are interesting, but above my pay grade. anecdotally using full cd rather than dedicated testing stages has resulted in much less anxiety about making changes, and more rapid fixes. and for the record, i spend a lot of time working with support and i think they are invaluable both for customers, and engineering.

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Re: Cost of a defect is a 2 dimensional problem

iow, the cost was a direct reflection of your org structure.

Developing for Windows 11: Like developing for Windows 10, but with rounded corners?

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Re: The new slogan

like 80s pants.

US Supreme Court rules teens cussing out schools on social media is protected speech

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Re: The bigger question

the first amendment is a restriction on the government's behavior, so this would not apply to a private employer.

Linus Torvalds tells kernel list poster to 'SHUT THE HELL UP' for saying COVID-19 vaccines create 'new humanoid race'

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Re: Masks and the Flu

[citation needed]

FYI: Today's computer chips are so advanced, they are more 'mercurial' than precise – and here's the proof

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Re: Buggy processors--that work!

i must be missing something. if checking is required, isn't the timing limited to how fast the slowest (in-order) processor can work?

USB-C levels up and powers up to deliver 240W in upgraded power delivery spec

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Re: charging your Tesla

don't be silly. a "polestar" is a successful stripper. and i don't think it's spelled "volvo".

Unfixable Apple M1 chip bug enables cross-process chatter, breaking OS security model

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Re: Rule 0 of secure programming..

there are quite a number of security bugs caused by unnecessary things left in.

Microsoft revokes MVP status of developer who tweeted complaint about request to promote SQL-on-Azure

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Re: Bloody Azure

so the problem with failover is that it is not easy to determine when to fail over. who watches the watcher.. a common failure mode i saw was when two storage units mutually declared the other dead, and both operated as master. that was the source of many bad days. assuming that you require durability in the database, you're going to need a paxos-like algorithm to solve this problem. i've got a hunch that no traditional sql server provides this.

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Re: Bloody Azure

that box is not patched.

Google proposes Logica data language for building more manageable SQL code

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Re: Backticks for the fail

and difficult to avoid in golang, and ruby.

House Republicans introduce legislation for outright ban on municipal broadband in the US

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Re: Anyone surprised?

"The problem is that _electrons_ are financed by contributions from corporations."

there, ftfy; or that's what i read. take your pick.

Google's cloud pulls out in front for best performance overall, while AWS remains most cost-efficient – report

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lies, damn lies, and benchmarks

i don't have time to fact check the entire article, but using aws' m6g.4xlarge for best network performance is clearly not right as that's only a 10Gibps instance whereas (without looking too hard) m5g.16xlarge is 25Gbips and c5n.18xlarge is 100Gibps. are there constraints that this report used that one has to dig through some notes to find?

AWS Babelfish for PostgreSQL: A chance to slip the net of some SQL Server licensing costs?

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Re: Unless I 've misunderstood something...

it sounds like mono is webscale just like mongodb. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2F-DItXtZs

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it sounds like this scales right up, it's webscale!

Complexity has broken computer security, says academic who helped spot Meltdown and Spectre flaws

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Re: Hmm...

by today's standards, hacking cp/m is trivial. all you need is to swipe the floppies. there was no encryption.

Anyone for a round of Ging Gang Goolie? Solar Orbiter probe snaps little 'campfires' flickering on Sun's surface

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Re: :-)

this is like a Far Side. fred, if we use °F we can get 6 significant figures. it's a wonder anyone uses °C.

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