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Comment: Re:In after somebody says don't run Windows. (Score 3, Informative) 452

by Dynedain (#48890085) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Anti-Virus Software In 2015? Free Or Paid?

In the time I've not run a/v, I've never had an infection. (I never had an infection before that, either, but that's beside the point.)

That you know of. There have been many documented cases of drive-by installs, worms that infect from external media, infected installers from legitimate installers. Hell, even legitimate open source projects having their servers unknowingly hijacked and malware injected into source or binaries during download.

While some malware is geared at spamming your desktop with ads, the good stuff tries to be as unnoticeable as possible, especially for botnets or if the goal is keylogging. Today's sophisticated viruses aren't trying to wipe your machine - they're all about creating networks of vulnerability to sell later to the highest bidder.

Comment: Re: Dumbest article on the subject. Ever. (Score 1) 245

by Dynedain (#48802889) Attached to: PHP vs. Node.js: the Battle For Developer Mind Share

.Net has Sitecore are Sharepoint. Java has AEM (which is what Typo3 tries to be) and several others. These of course are "enterprise" proprietary solutions, but just as easy to install and configure. I could spend hours talking about what a joke Typo3 is. The truth is that web CMS platforms use PHP because it is the defacto standard in shared hosting plans, just like most desktop games are written for Windows with DirectX.

Comment: Re:I think the thing being missed here (Score 1) 300

by Dynedain (#48743077) Attached to: Why We're Not Going To See Sub-orbital Airliners

And he's right that governments will get really nervous about hypersonic craft. As he says in TFA, the hypersonic flight could stick to its planned flight path and then deviate only for the last 20 minutes, and still be able to hit an arbitrary target. With less time to react to the threat, government will try to preemptively secure each flight, which means the already-inconvenient airport security will get even more inconvenient.

That's a stupid argument. Most metropolises have their city core well within 20 minutes of flight time from the major airport. Many of the landing routes flyover those same urban cores.

Comment: Re: There is no single "fair" value. (Score 1) 602

by Dynedain (#48602015) Attached to: UK Announces 'Google Tax'

Wow - making judgmental calls on my beliefs based on what I say about logic.

You realize this all stemmed from you claiming the Bible recommends a gold standard and I merely refuted your claim.

That has absolutely nothing to do with my individual belief system (which you're absolutely wrong about) and is intentionally going off-topic so that you can feel you won some kind of argument.

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