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Comment: Re:Lol don't (Score 0) 452

by AlphaBro (#46720919) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To Start With Linux In the Workplace?
You don't get me, huh? Perhaps I need to be a bit more explicit: I don't give a shit what you use, but if start spewing vitriolic claims about a given technology, you'd best be adequately informed so that you can defend said claims. In this instance, your unsubstantiated, shallow assertions attracted the attention of a Powershell user, who challenged them. You failed to provide anything of substance indicating that "Powershell is a joke", making you look like yet another zealot who disregarded it for religious reasons. To reiterate: your choice didn't bother me, it was your attempt to position yourself as some sort of expert.

Comment: Re:Lol don't (Score 0) 452

by AlphaBro (#46720509) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To Start With Linux In the Workplace?
You haven't provided a single concrete example of what you can easily achieve with the Linux CLI that can't be done with PS. Both have their obvious strengths and weaknesses, so doing so shouldn't be hard. It makes me question your competency, you know? In fact, the only example you've given makes me want to vomit. You think that is elegant or intuitive? Fuck man. But yeah, I actually do work with servers, being that I do a lot of work with distributed computing. In fact, I specialize in distributed test automation, so I'm getting a laugh out of your lone, pitiable example.

Comment: Re:Lol don't (Score 0) 452

by AlphaBro (#46720089) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To Start With Linux In the Workplace?
IPC is possible, albeit differently than Linux. Is this alone enough to discount Powershell entirely? Perhaps if you're a zealot. Personally, I prefer the object oriented nature of PS to the hacky string parsing of the Linux CLI. I write enough string processing code as it is, I'd rather not write anymore performing menial tasks. Taking a dependency on a blob of text is generally a bad idea, and that's precisely why PS' approach is so elegant.

Anyway, if you genuinely recommend WSH over PS, you can be safely disregarded.

Comment: Re:ASLR anyone? hype? (Score 1) 303

by AlphaBro (#46691865) Attached to: OpenSSL Bug Allows Attackers To Read Memory In 64k Chunks
I think you're confusing read overruns with more general read access violations. If you're trying to predict valid addresses, sure, you're probably going to crash the program with a read AV. However, a read overrun implies that the read begins in valid memory, so unless you hit a guard page or something while reading off the end of the buffer, you're probably in the clear.

Comment: Re:What? (Score 1) 303

by AlphaBro (#46691835) Attached to: OpenSSL Bug Allows Attackers To Read Memory In 64k Chunks
Competent programmer here. Exploits are programs developed to take advantage of flaws and vulnerabilities, so most software is not "stuffed" with them. Anyway, the post I was responding to seemed to be insinuating that bugs like this go unfixed in proprietary software simply because it is proprietary. I can tell you that is not that case. There are researchers out there combing through everything, open or closed.

Comment: Re:It produces performance like C++ (Score 1) 217

by AlphaBro (#46656273) Attached to: .NET Native Compilation Preview Released
Have you actually taken the time to learn about C# and .NET, or are you just parroting soundbites you heard? C# is a superb language without the help of the (also superb) .NET BCL. Further, you don't have to choose between the two. C++/CLI can be used if you want to work directly with .NET classes from C++. If you want to write raw, .NET-less C/C++ that is invoked from .NET, that is also quite easy with PInvoke. Your myopic view of programming languages is detrimental; few programs are written in a single language these days.

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