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Comment: Re:OMFG compile! (Score 1) 113

by BlueLightning (#46821247) Attached to: WRT54G Successor Falls Flat On Promises

As someone who has worked on a Linux-based embedded system, and had to cross-compile to do it... dude, Linux cross-compilation sucks, and there's almost universal pushback from everyone wo deals with Linux build systems, from Debian to Red Hat, and beyond, to any attempts to make it better.

Did you try OpenEmbedded / the Yocto Project? It takes away pretty much all of the pain of cross-compilation. Most of our users seem pretty happy with it.

+ - 'I'm the Guy Who Sent out the $12.50 Yahoo T-Shirt'

Submitted by Hugh Pickens DOT Com
Hugh Pickens DOT Com (2995471) writes "Ramses Martinez, Director of Yahoo Paranoids, writes that he's the guy who runs the Yahoo team that works with the security community on issues and vulnerabilities and it's been an interesting 36 hours since the story first appeared on slashdot. "Here’s the story. When I first took over the team that works with the security community on issues and vulnerabilities, we didn’t have a formal process to recognize and reward people who sent issues to us. We were very fast to remedy issues but didn’t have anything formal for thanking people that sent them in." Martinez started sending a t-shirt as a personal “thanks.” It wasn’t a policy, he just just thought it would be nice to do. But Yahoo recently decided to improve the process of vulnerability reporting. The “send a t-shirt” idea needed an upgrade. Yahoo will now reward individuals and firms that identify what we classify as new, unique and/or high risk issues between $150 — $15,000. The amount will be determined by a clear system based on a set of defined elements that capture the severity of the issue. " If you submitted something to us and we responded with an acknowledgment (and probably a t-shirt) after July 1st, we will reconnect with you about this new program. This includes, of course, a check for the researchers at High-Tech Bridge who didn’t like my t-shirt.""

Comment: Re:no more donuts for Gabe... (Score 2) 768

by BlueLightning (#41812807) Attached to: Valve: Linux Better Than Windows 8 for Gaming

The main problem with Kylix was that instead of providing a compatibility layer for existing Delphi VCL codebases (which would have been tricky, I'll admit, given how much of the Windows API was ingrained in the VCL, but not impossible) they created a brand new compatibility layer (CLX) that didn't even support all of the VCL's functionality. Result? For those commercial Delphi customers who might have been interested in porting their code to Linux, it was just too much work to port all of their code *and* that of all of the third party add-ons they were using.

Comment: Re:OMG this will NEVER happen (Score 1) 315

by BlueLightning (#41634105) Attached to: DRM Could Come To 3D Printers

Perhaps a more realistic scenario is 3D printing individual replacement car parts. Some fairly small but currently quite expensive car parts could conceivably be 3D printed in the future - so car and car parts manufacturers will probably be keen to "protect" their existing market for replacement parts once 3D printing becomes more accessible and practical.

On the other hand, they have been mostly unsuccessful in preventing "counterfeit" parts already.

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