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Comment: Re:Ukrainian hackers? (Score 1) 148

by Barryke (#46659325) Attached to: Russian GLONASS Down For 12 Hours

From Stargate SG1:
"Plausible deniability. In the event of a future breach of security, we'll be able to point to this television program. That is, if it stays on the air." - Hammond

Well they sure solved that last part... fast turnaround times. I wonder who had the idea first.. (i hope the engineers that developed it)

Comment: Re:Upgrade is reinstall (Score 1) 860

by Barryke (#46453343) Attached to: Microsoft's Attempt To Convert Users From Windows XP Backfires

OSX 10.2 (2002) had applications better sandboxed than Windows XP (2001).
Windows by its nature doesnt have sandboxes, and is part of why it grew so fast. The newer Windows RT OS did implement application sandboxes i believe, tied right into the distibution/installation method like on iOS and Android

Its a shame the current (which was not even using RT .. all the more puzzling) users/customers did not want to know any of it due to the new Startscreen. I rather like the RT idea. Not going to use it myself, but its perfect for those of us not brainwashed with the traditional GUI "workflow", in which case its suddenly very intuitive.

Comment: Re:Upgrade is reinstall (Score 1) 860

by Barryke (#46453315) Attached to: Microsoft's Attempt To Convert Users From Windows XP Backfires

In a good design, the OS is in its own directory with its settings, and each app is in its own directory with its settings.

Like .. Linux?

On Linux, i have yet to find any desktop application (thats not part of a distro) that installs in the ever-the-same, proper directory since its v1.0 release. At least most of the time it is /opt/* or /usr/bin/* or /bin/* .. its time Linux got some proper application-sandboxing too. I should not need to be root to install software, there should be a userspace level that can manages sandsboxes only. The Synaptec Package Manager (same for apt-get) software installer was way ahead of its time compared to other OS, but why is it overtaken?

Insights on this are welcome .. but keep the blind MS/*ux hate-love to yourself.

Comment: Upgrade is reinstall (Score 2, Insightful) 860

by Barryke (#46407755) Attached to: Microsoft's Attempt To Convert Users From Windows XP Backfires

This article is bogus and even /. MS bashing unworthy. A proper upgrade is a OS reinstall, not a wizard that performs some half-ass "lets copy files and hope it works". Windows XP was never intended to boast a upgrade system like this. Applications can do anything on the whole computer and there is nothing to properly wall these in, except for using a sandboxed OS like Android or iOS. But these are, ofcourse, not as productive.

Quit the whining, just buy the new hardware and accept that the world doesnt stop spinning because you got stuck in 1994.

Comment: Re:So..... (Score 1) 445

by Barryke (#46226519) Attached to: FBI: $10,000 Reward For Info On Anyone Who Points a Laser At an Aircraft

> Laser dazzle is complete and can last quite a while.

The pilots and their windows are on the top side of the aircraft. The lasers are pointed to its belly. Can that do any dazzle/harm whatsoever?
I imagine a landing with horizontal lasers would, but while trafficking (likely by autopilot) i doubt that.

+ - QuakeNet addresses government sponsored attacks on IRC networks->

Submitted by Barryke
Barryke (772876) writes "Like FreeNode, it seems more and more legitimate businesses or non-profit organisations are being targeted by government subsidiaries, in attempts to disrupt and spy their users. One of those tactics applied by governments is the DDOS which (perhaps not so) coincidental is what their (criminal?) suspects are accused of. Is this irony or hypocritical?"
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