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Comment: Re:Yosemite (Score 1) 358

by hawk (#48182391) Attached to: Apple Doesn't Design For Yesterday

>What really bothers me though is the removal of old
>SMB support (I don't know if it was Mavericks or ML)

That happened because Samba went to gpl3--and Apple holds patents.

Apple would have to fork Samba to keep gpl2.

(yes, I know that the High Church of EMACS insists that there is no risk, but that's for another thread).


Comment: Re:Was this ever anything but a slogan for sheep ? (Score 1) 376

by hawk (#48155767) Attached to: Pentagon Reportedly Hushed Up Chemical Weapons Finds In Iraq

Saddam thought he had a nuclear weapons program, and paid to support it. The scientists were mostly just bilking him (thus the stuff in the garden, and the refrigerator, and . . . ).

Also, we had a source in his inner circle relaying everything on this. The reason we thought he had a nuclear program is that we knew what he knew, and he thought he had one . . .

I'm waiting for the new slogan of "'Bush Lied People Died' People Lied, People Died" :)


Comment: SamKnows from the FCC (Score 4, Insightful) 294

by NevarMore (#48104733) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: An Accurate Broadband Speed Test?

I have one of their boxes installed. It seems to provide a clear picture of overall performance with a monthly report. I'm doing this because I'd like to think it helps the FCC keep the ISPs honest.

PS - Card carrying Libertarian. No the FCC isn't spying on me, and yes regulation of ISPs is appropriate. If we've broken the free market by granting a local monopoly or limited oligopoly then heavy regulation is appropriate. Consumer choice is better, but this is the best we can do with what we have today.

Comment: Re:I call hogwash (Score 1) 349

by Minupla (#48063049) Attached to: Possible Reason Behind Version Hop to Windows 10: Compatibility

I did a bit of RTFAing and clicked through a link and found some examples: in ManagedRuntimeInitiative (git:// Show 2 matches

                        isWindows = true;
                          if (osName.startsWith("Windows 9") ||
                                  osName.startsWith("Windows Me"))

So there's at least some real world examples. Not totally hogwash methinks.


Comment: Parenting (Score 4, Insightful) 72

by Minupla (#48038627) Attached to: Hundreds of Police Agencies Distributing Spyware and Keylogger

It comes down to knowing your kid.

I have a 6 yr old too. If she sees me looking at something on the computer, she'll come up, looking away and say "Daddy, is that kid appropriate?" before looking. I have no concerns that she'll break the rules, so I don't feel the need for any preventive controls. If I had a child with a different temperament I would react differently of course. For what its worth, my day job involves ensuring that people employed by my company are safe on the internet. Generally my 6 yr old is better behaved :)

Fools ignore complexity. Pragmatists suffer it. Some can avoid it. Geniuses remove it. -- Perlis's Programming Proverb #58, SIGPLAN Notices, Sept. 1982