Maybe it's time to appoint new editors by clonning several Maldas..
I love the TCP/IP "monoculture". And I see the browser as an extension of the lower network layers (i.e. html on top of http, etc) where protocol deviations give more trouble than innovation.
IFAIK nobody is missing the "IE6 culture".
Oh yeah, you have a critical non encrypted database with some proprietary applications running in the same internet web server box, and you fix everything by adding a Linux PC with iptables and one IP tunnel. You're a total genius.
> And the really odd thing is that it's usually WAY easier to address this kind of insecurity than it is to fix problems in software, especially COTS products. You just have to try. Yes, it costs a bit, but it's not exactly exotic and it's not all that expensive. Firewalls are cheap, faster than ever and not terribly difficult to manage anymore.
No, it's usually WAY difficult to address this "architecture" insecurity as you put it. I really don't understand why you're even mentioning firewall costs at all.
To correct that kind of "architecture" issues you often need to add layers/filters/equipment/barriers into the data flow, which introduces lots of issues and in the general case is expensive. Specialy when you have a legacy infraestructure where the Internet is a later addon.
I didn't know we have such a great interest in what we don't know we don't know.
In Spanish, especially in conquered Latin America, zambo was one of the (many) technical terms used to specify the different mixes resulting from white (Spanish), native american, and blacks, and their descendants. Specifically, zambo(a) was the first generation of the mix between native american and black.
It's current usage is obviously broader and informal, and no longer a "racist" term per se.
C was never used as a platform for web applets. Guess what could happened in that way (hint: 99% of the Microsoft Windows/Office/Adobe/etc viruses.)
IMO the current "standard user" doesn't care more about the operating system than, for example, the hard disk brand. It's just another item in the laptop/pc.
Just yesterday my uncle decided to buy a low price laptop from dell.com and of course his selection carried Windows 8 but he didn't realized it until I commented about the compatibility of his (rather old) application installers.
The 80s when people cared about DOS 3.2 vs DOS 3.3 are gone for good (except in
No, it's not a configuration option (at least on bash 4.) There is even a patch for getting the old behavior.
I'm using bash 4.2 right now and after years of expanding
Now I get this stupid thing:
Maybe a Gnome developer is helping the bash team...
I just took the actual Obama recovery results and got negative numbers without having to multiply by anything...
I think you have a misconfiguration issue. Anyway, try tightvnc. Definitively not a pig.
From the physics and economics POV the easiest way would be mass extinction of humankind. The "don't emit CO2" idea is not a very realistic one as far as reality is concerned.
I recently went to xfce (xubuntu 12.04.) Before, I used Ubuntu (since 2007) and before Debian w/Kde 3 + Fedora w/Gnome 2.
This year I tried Kubuntu and Xubuntu in parallel and found Kde 4 a bit bloated, their (very nice) menus interferring my trivial tasks, and since the wireless detection failed, the network manager gadget never recovered from my manual configuration via ifconfig. The sound never worked at all (even when Ubuntu 10.04 worked like a charm in that same laptop.) The last ones may be related to mistakes from Canonical but I didn't want to give more time to the thing.
Xubuntu gave me a "fairly good" environment to work productively from day one, even with some limitations.