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Comment: Re:SLASHCOTT (Score 3, Insightful) 195

by Jaruzel (#46201813) Attached to: Is Whitelisting the Answer To the Rise In Data Breaches?

I'm SO sick of this 'Fuck Beta' crap.

YOU the /. community are one of most technically-able groups of users on the internet. Therefore, instead of whining about a FREE service that you no longer enjoy, why not group together and build something better? If it's better than /. (not hard...) then your user base will come. A handful of you could throw up a simple blogging system in a few hours, whilst you work on something permanent...

So instead of bitching about it to corporate owners who do not care, get off your arses and build something better.

http://altslashdot.org/ seems to be offline at the time of writing - a good effort but when I did look at it yesterday it seems to be 90% ideas, and sod all development. The best sites on the net, didn't spring into life fully formed, they evolved. The important thing is to just get something up and working as fast as possible.

(Why am I not joining the effort? I'm a Windows guy, my linux foo is simply not good enough else I would.)


Comment: Re:Vanilla.js FTW (Score 0) 573

by Jaruzel (#46171061) Attached to: HTML5 App For Panasonic TVs Rejected - JQuery Is a "Hack"

Seriously, This.

I *hate* JQuery, I also *hate* that every time I ask the internet for how to do X in JavaScript, 95% of search results are actually JQuery examples.

I'm not a pro site builder, I do little projects for fun, I DO NOT need jQuery. It seems to me that so many script-kiddies who have actually NO IDEA how to write JavaScript, bolt-on JQuery by default and then live inside the $ class, using unaltered code lumps ripped from the aforementioned search results.

Until JQuery is merged with the core JavaScript library on most browsers (which is kinda pointless seeing as it's just JavaScript anyway), It CANNOT be considered a 'core' language and is still very much an 'extension' which may or may not be supported in browsers going forward.

Anyway, rant over... :)


Comment: I reckon... (Score 1) 533

by Jaruzel (#46001477) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What's the Most Often-Run Piece of Code -- Ever?

Ignoring the '3 line' thing because that's just dumb, my vote for the most run piece of code on the planet right now would be:

DNS. Either the part that queries or the part that answers.

Think about how many times that's being called at this moment, globally.

(And yes, this Ask /. is the stupidest ever.)

Comment: Re:Only if I can use self signed certs (Score 1, Informative) 320

by Jaruzel (#45420663) Attached to: HTTP 2.0 May Be SSL-Only

I tried that - then discovered that MS Exchange* will NOT do ActiveSync properly to some devices unless the cert is proper trusted one.

Bloody annoying.

If the world wants https-everywhere, then a) free trusted signed certs must be available for everyone (like StartSSL offers, but with wildcard certs as well), and b) the ability to attach different certs to virtual hosts on the SAME ip must be enabled (IIS on Windows can't do this - can Apache/non-MS-Webservers do it?)

(*And no, I wont swap to a Linux/SendMail/Whatever solution, as I'm a professional MS consultant, so have to eat my own dog food)


Comment: Re:Approachable download for the way! (Score 1) 176

by Jaruzel (#44817195) Attached to: How To Turn Your Pile of Code Into an Open Source Project

...code compatible with the most incompatible OS currently available

Also the most widely used on the desktop, which makes your argument invalid.

Unlike Linux, Windows enjoys (typically) a compile once, run anywhere model. Hence the desire from Windows users to obtain pre-compiled binaries - why should I waste time compiling source into the same binary that countless other Windows users have already got?

I want to enjoy using my platform of choice, not waste endless hours watching packages download, and compilers run.


Comment: Re:Does it do custom folders? (Score 1) 193

by Jaruzel (#44668941) Attached to: Calibre Version 1.0 Released After 7 Years of Development

Why is all the good stuff already modded 5, when I have mod points?

This. Pretty much why I don't use my Mod points when I get them any more. I'm a daily /. reader, but even then, everything worth modding is already modded :( It's like the system hands out mod points to EVERYONE all on the SAME day, about ONCE a WEEK...


Comment: Re:Add DNS for "legitimate" sites (Score 1) 122

by Jaruzel (#44530395) Attached to: "Piracy Filter" Blocks TorrentFreak for 4 Million Sky Customers

Your idea kinda works....

1. What if the block filter is also blocking the IP address?
2. What if the block filter is scanning the HTTP 1.1 request header that will contain the line 'host: <blocked-domain>' ?

for your concept, I believe it's quite simple to configure a linux distro to be a DHCP server for your network that also does DNS and performs it's own querying of the DNS root servers, so your concept is totally doable technically, i'm just not sure how it well it would work in reality...


With your bare hands?!?