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Comment: Re:Mac's don't get viruses. . . (Score 1) 163

by Culture20 (#48031111) Attached to: Apple Fixes Shellshock In OS X
I was making a reference to the recent Apple patch that disabled the phone on the iPhone.

This release contains improvements and bug fixes, including:
Fixes an issue in iOS 8.0.1 that impacted cellular network connectivity and Touch ID on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

On their new flagship phones for iOS8. If Apple devs were really that thorough, I doubt that would have passed the first round of tests. On the other hand, I've noticed patches on RHEL take longer to release than Ubuntu which take longer than other Linux distros. But I'm not sure OSX is delayed due to rigorous testing.

Comment: Re:Mac's don't get viruses. . . (Score 1) 163

by Culture20 (#48030631) Attached to: Apple Fixes Shellshock In OS X

It could simply be that considering that considering their user base, Apple puts any patches through a much more rigorous testing than a linux distro typically does.

Yeah, I was really pissed when RHEL released a patch for a kernel bug last week and it disabled the phone app on my iPhone. *#$^ing RedHat.

Comment: Re:How important is that at this point? (Score 2) 192

by Culture20 (#48030237) Attached to: Adobe Photoshop Is Coming To Linux, Through Chromebooks

I'd also be very happy if somebody could tell me what GIMP does that Photoshop doesn't. It's free. if it shaves man-hours off my work, then load me up with the tips. I ain't gonna switch, but I ain't above using both.

Programmatically accessible from command line scripts (if you're not hep to the ImageMagick fu):
and other languages

Comment: Re:Oh dear - money grows on trees... (Score 1, Flamebait) 492

by Culture20 (#48008447) Attached to: Utilities Should Worry; Rooftop Solar Could Soon Cut Their Profit
Not if you're legally required to use some power from the grid or face an immediately levied tax (it's not a fine!). I could even see some rationale behind it: something about national emergency preparedness, keeping the grid working, and jobs. Battery banks beyond a certain size could be made illegal for home use (just like rainwater storage in the western USA) to encourage uploading excess to the grid and require pulling from the grid in dark hours (the electrical companies become flywheel companies). Everyone pays more to the utilities. That's nature's way.

Comment: Re:Briefing for management - reuse with attributio (Score 1) 317

No. In recent versions of IOS, Macs do not run local web servers.

Sure they do.

People have to add in a web server by themselves

Oh, you mean by default. Sure, it doesn't run by default, but see below. Now, these 3rd party web servers that people install. Let me guess what one of the most popular might be (due to ease of install). MAMP? They'd be better off using the httpd provided in the OS from Apple since that *might* get updated by Apple (but people tend to ignore running updates).

& very few do so.

I think you'd be surprised.

(assuming you do web development or some such)

Not since 1995, and if I did I wouldn't do it on OSX. *shiver*

there is no web server in a normal recent OSX installation.

I think you might be wrong. I'm looking at a Mavericks install in front of me. Only thing installed other than the base OS is ARD. /usr/sbin/httpd is there, and when run it attaches to port 80.

Comment: Re:Briefing for management - reuse with attributio (Score 1) 317

by Culture20 (#47999071) Attached to: Flurry of Scans Hint That Bash Vulnerability Could Already Be In the Wild

However, I don't see this as being a major exploit for Macs (which run Web servers very rarely)

But they do. And worse, they're usually MAMP, which rarely gets updated, and there's a culture of not updating with both Apple and its userbase. I'd be surprised if Apple has a fix for this yet, and they won't provide one for older machines. Not that the users will want to update anyway...

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