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Comment: Re:Proprietary Services (Score 3, Insightful) 175

by NotInHere (#49488681) Attached to: Cyanogen Partners With Microsoft To Replace Google Apps

They have a simple choice: either they develop the apps Microsoft provides themselves, or they let Microsoft do it, and focus on developing an OS. From their website, you can see, that they do want to remain open. They don't drive an 100% OSS approach. Cyanogenmod never was about 100% open source, installing google apps always has been an extra step in the cyanogenmod installation guide. Also, they didn't replace the proprietary drivers with open ones.

This is about Cyanogen OS, not CyanogenMod. Cyanogen OS is included into phones out of the box.

What they do, is giving people a choice. I have installed cyanogenmod onto my phone because I wanted to get rid of bloatware and google services. If this is the way how Cyanogen can finance CyanogenMod development, and that is still open source modulo drivers, I'm ok with it.

Comment: Re:HTTP.SYS? (Score 1) 118

by NotInHere (#49479639) Attached to: Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Found In Windows HTTP Stack

I have been told that Windows NT uses a microkernel, that it delegates most of its tasks to lower privileged processes. Now I hear that windows does http parsing in kernel space. HTTP PARSING. Not even systemd manages to do this. I would expect design descisions like this for DOS, but not for an OS that claims to have a microkernel.
Staying with my "monolithic" penguin OS.

Comment: Re:is there an app for that? (Score 2) 181

by NotInHere (#49362127) Attached to: Commercial Flamethrower Successfully Crowdfunded

Using the flameCloud4000 app, you can quickly access your flamethrower controls from around the world. Do you not want to to put a cloud-controllable flamethrower on top of your roof, to get rid of stupid flanders neighbours showing up, or pidgins shitting onto your roof? Using our patented BirdAway algorithm, the cloud-connected camera quickly scans for birds on your roof and roasts them with the remotely controllable 360 degrees flameWielder flamethrower[1]. With the flameCloud4000 app, you can access your flameWielder to control your roof to be free of pidgins. It also features roast statistics, together with a flameCloud4000 share-this button, where you can share images of the roasted pidgins on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.

[1] might roast cats too.

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