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Comment: Re:I don't see need for 1Gps either (Score 1) 338

by 2fuf (#46065871) Attached to: Google Fiber Launches In Provo — and Here's What It Feels Like

> syncing with services like Google Drive can be a P.I.T.A.

Well, the desktop client let's you sync as a background process (it even runs as a service so you don't need to start it up manually).
Works like a charm and is very easy to set up IMHO. It also let's you manage the file permissions in a very clear way.

What I *do* find a P.I.T.A. is manually installing and configuring Apache / FTP on my local home computer and making sure it's not going to be a security vulnerability...

Comment: Re:WTF is Glassfish? (Score 5, Interesting) 125

by 2fuf (#45376125) Attached to: Oracle Kills Commercial Support For GlassFish: Was It Inevitable?

Sounds like this is wonderful news for you guys. You both have clients that are loaded with money, and who desperately need Glassfish support for their production environment.

And now Oracle stops offering support? Dude, this is the best business opportunity you'll get in your life. Quit whatever you're doing and start offering Glassfish support yourself. If it's really that big a deal, companies will be all over you.

Comment: Re:How is this surprising... (Score 4, Insightful) 231

by 2fuf (#45186333) Attached to: IE 11 Breaks Rendering For Google Products, and Outlook Too

Ever since I started doing web design for a living in 1998, I hated this crazy situation where one has to take into account all quibbles and arguments the software industry has internally and make up for it in your code. Now we are 15 years down the road, I've moved on to greener pastures, but I see the poor sods in web development are still stuck with the tantrums of yesteryear.

Comment: Re:Brilliant!!! (Score 2) 42

by 2fuf (#44967391) Attached to: Scientists Create "DNA Barcodes" To Thwart Counterfeiters

Here in Europe, ATMs are constantly being targeted by Romanian criminals. Not because Romanians are particularly bad people, but because the manufacturing plant that built the ATMs is located there. These people are robbing the cash machines they built themselves a couples of months earlier. The people who know how to hack them sell this information and complete toolkits on a thriving black market.

So, yes, it does require additional resources and skills to bypass sophisticated technology. But don't underestimate the number of people that still are within relatively easy reach of those resources and skills. The more complex a technology is, the more people you need to build it in the first place. And there's always a bunch of them that don't mind "dropping" a can of spray marker in the distribution parking lot for the right price.

Everything that can be invented has been invented. -- Charles Duell, Director of U.S. Patent Office, 1899