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Comment A feature that all android phones are missing... (Score 1) 140

Let me block a number with wildcards

1800*
1801*
1305*

Those three will block a bulk of worthless calls to my phone. I already have an app that kind of works but I would rather hav ethe phone do a connect and then instant hangup, or better yet play the universal "disconnect" tones that phone companies use for a phone number that is not in service to knock my number off a computer list.

There is no reason at all for the base OS telephone functionality to have built in blocking with wildcard support.

Comment Re:Sorry Assholes (Score 2) 400

You guys need to advertise that far and wide. The reputation was earned from the scam tactics of the previous owners, and nobody will come back to see if it has changed if you dont make it a core part of your advertising.

The new sourceforge, under new management and it is back to the pure form with nothing shady going on.

Comment Already a Failure.... (Score 1) 185

If step one of his plan is not to fire all the idiots in charge and replace every single one with someone that has a MINIMUM 10 years experience on the ground with cybersecurity, then it's a failure.

Law enforcement people are idiots when it comes to Cyber security, you need real people that know what the hell they are doing in order to be smart enough to make decisions and direct properly.

Instead we get Executives that barely know how to lock a door properly put in charge and they make stupid decisions that are ineffective. OR worse a FBI/CIA director that can't even check email put in charge because it has the word "security" in it.

Comment Re:More nation-wrecking idiocy (Score 3, Insightful) 592

Your post is a great example of people that have no experience in driving on a road with no central marking.

Places wher there is no central line it encourages and increases driver intimidation. Just ask anyone that lives in a city where the moron in the big pickup truck drives down the center of the road refusing to get over to his side for other drivers. You assume that everyone on the road is the same, just like these "engineers" and that is a horribly flawed view. People in general are very selfish and if they can intimidate others in order to get ahead in something they absolutely will do it.

So you have the percentage of the population that sees a lack of center line as a invitation to drive down the middle of the roadway. This happens constantly in every city. It's a problem because a lot of drivers NEED that visual cue to stay on their side. Yes it's only paint, but for some reason it has a psycological effect to keep the Bruh truck and SUV drivers on their side of that line.. in EVERY instance where the line is not there they drive down the center of the roadway believing they have the full right to do so.

Comment Re:So Let Me Get This Straight (Score 3, Informative) 246

So essentially it took until 2009 for Microsoft to even begin to admit that RPC, a few rather crappy scripting host options and RDP were inadequate, but it took them over six more years to finally implement what is pretty much the gold standard of encrypted TTY interfaces.

No, they have never stated that their previous technology was inadequate. They are just providing yet another option to their existing solutions. That you think that SSH is the one-and-only answer shows your biases rather than demonstrates any admissions of inadequacy by Microsoft.

Maybe this is part of the turning over a new leaf, but I can't help but imagine that the next version of Microsoft's coursework will announce how innovative all of this...

There is no way that they will attempt to claim that they invented SSH. Apart from being so easy to disprove (and thus ridicule), it would also go against the current Microsoft policy of working with standards.

...much as it went around declaring how innovative Powershell was, when all it really is is an overly complicated descendant of Bash, inelegant, overly verbose and unnecessarily convoluted.

Once again you have let your hatred and obvious lack of knowledge get the better of you. The basis of Powershell is that it treats everything as an object and is integrated with .NET so that it has access to virtually the same class structures that low level languages have. How it that being a descendant of bash? As you say, it has a verbose naming scheme for its commands and functions. How is that being a descendant of bash? Sure it has aliases to allow common *nix commands, but it also has them to allow CMD.EXE commands too. They are simply there to provide convenient shortcuts. Apart from those helpful aides, everything about Powershell is all its own.

I just hope all the Redmondites see the irony of MS sitting around for two decades declaring NT's superiority because, you know, Windows and all, and now essentially reinventing, badly in many cases, what the Unix ecosystem has had for decades.

For someone who thought that the only remote access that Windows had was telnet and that Powershell was a copy of something that it is almost completely unlike, I think that you need some more education before you can lecture anyone about the shortcomings of Windows.

Comment Re:So Let Me Get This Straight (Score 1) 246

You are right that Telnet is not much use and very insecure, but it was not the only option for remote access.

Windows has also had Terminal Services (later Remote Desktop Protocol) since Windows NT 4.0, although it required a special server version. Windows 2000 Server had it in standard configuration, and Windows XP had it by default in workstation versions (except for the Home edition). XP also had the WSHContoller object for running Windows Scripting Host scripts remotely, but that was not much use for adhoc work. Finally, Powershell introduced remote interactive consoles in version 2.0 back in 2009.

Comment Re: Windows 10 (Score 2) 246

Backwards compatibility isn't one of the important goals, and in some cases, incompatibility is the goal.

And yet the link you supplied to support this theory states that the AARD code only affected a particular beta version of the operating system. That situation was more about targeting tests than lack of backwards compatibility.

A lot of code that stopped working (for example in the change to Vista) was because the developers did things that were outside the published API and often specifically discouraged by the official documentation. Despite what a lot of people say, Microsoft does work hard to ensure backwards compatibility. I have been able to run programs written for Windows 3.1 on my Windows 7 system. It would probably work on the 32-bit version of Windows 10 too, but I haven't tested that.

Comment Re:So Let Me Get This Straight (Score 2) 246

So let me get this straight. Windows is getting the kind of terminal support *nix has had for nearly 50 years?

No, Windows has had the kind of terminal support for years, it is just been their own implementations. The difference now is that they are now using the same particular protocol as the *nix world. In other words, they are going from the kind of terminal support to the exact terminal support.

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