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Comment: I blame upper management (Score 2) 56

by msobkow (#49518845) Attached to: How Security Companies Peddle Snake Oil

Upper management at most companies view IT as a set of tasks or items you can check off as "done", requiring no further investment or maintenance. I blame them for the sorry state of affairs that allows these "security" companies to advertise and sell "in a box" products that are supposed to "take care of your security."

If upper management would realize that things like security and infrastructure are things that need constant maintenance, enhancement, and upgrades, we wouldn't be in this pickle. Nor would we be stuck with applications that are running on three-major-revision-old vendor products, subject to a whole raft of security issues that could be addressed by upgrading them.

+ - Firefox marketshare plummets to 10%->

Submitted by Billly Gates
Billly Gates writes: This is a story which is both sad, yet unsurprising. News like this just 5 or 6 years ago would send many of us in a panic as only Firefox was the savior from the stranglehold of IE 6 on the internet last decade. Many things have changed since then. Microsoft decided to start developing IE again to remain competitive. IE became secure and standards compliant starting with IE 9 which is still continuing to catch up with project Spartan for Windows 10 and no longer is proprietary.

New players have arrived derived from a new standard called webkit. Webkit and it's fork Blink created a new more modular rendering engine. Chrome, Safari, and mobile apps and browsers based on it rapidly have taken marketshare over the last few years. Chrome became a better browser with very fast java, threaded tabs, and tight memory management, and innovated many of the new HTML 5 and CSS 3 technologies leaving Firefox and IE in the dust.Firefox meanwhile has frustrated it's users over various issues and poor releases starting with Firefox 4.0 and continual breakage with add-ons every 6 weeks.

Netmatshare produces statistics independently from other companies which have Firefox marketshare listed at around 10%. but all seem to show the same trends. Are we heading into an era soon where webmasters will not support Firefox and put banners encouraging their users to download Chrome instead?

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Comment: Re:Chrome broke my VPN (Score 1, Interesting) 70

by Billly Gates (#49506939) Attached to: Chrome 43 Should Help Batten Down HTTPS Sites

As screwed up as this sounds I would take modern IE 11 over Firefox anyday.

I would have a psychotic episode seeing me type this 5 years ago but Firefox has gone to shit starting with 4. Actually 3.6 U noticed slowness too.

IE is great for running ancient shit intranet sites. Java is negligent to run as a plugin. Only few good reasons for IE is group policy to allow java to run on only intranet or trusted site lists. If your mcses at work have it enabled globally they should be slapped up the back of the head.

Comment: Re:Math prodigy? Srsly? (Score 2) 149

the equation is just n^2+n = n but you need to be a math prodigy to do the visualizations on your own without a computer.

The number crunching part isn't hard or even difficult to understand, people from all backgrounds have done it on lowly 8-bit machines running at a few MHz. All you need is time:

A Bunch of Rocks

Comment: Re:Holy crap, that marketing spin (Score 1) 51

Go to Amazon and search for the Intel drive? $2400 now??! The Kingston is much cheaper oh and I have 950 megs a second from my ahci Samsung pro 80s running on fake raid 0 from intel rst. So speed is still possible as 14000 cpu cycles is nothing when an i7 can do 180,000 instructions a second. Kind of sad that an inefficient design is that poor? Shouldn't we have solved this with an external i/o chip? Or have a component in the cpu? The point of Scsi was for this reason back in the 1990s

Comment: Re:Wow... (Score 1) 51

Why?

If you answer build your own dvr which only represent 5% of users then you need just a fixed long sequencial access. Ah a mechanical disk is up your alley. You don't do random 4k burst dependent on latency. You gain nothing and a mechanical disk is like $60 a tb. So buy some cheap WD green's in a raid and call it a day. Use an ssd for pc use.

1 tb = 2,400 page word document for every man, woman, and child whoever lived! Most consumers never come close to filling 200 gbs. No need.

And there are external drives you can use for TV shows which is the only use for 98% of all uses

Comment: The true burden (Score 3, Insightful) 383

by msobkow (#49501803) Attached to: Can High Intelligence Be a Burden Rather Than a Boon?

The true burden lies in thinking a "high IQ" means you're better than other people. There are many valuable skills and talents which are not measured by an IQ test, including art, music, empathy, and so on.

The burden is the arrogance of presuming IQ means intelligence. It does not. It is simply one metric for measuring skillsets.

+ - Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer with analysis->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes: The second trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) has been released, but one writer feels it's less effective than J.J. Abrams' Star Trek trailers:

“The teaser for Into Darkness [2013] builds suspense, hanging us from Benedict Cumberbatch's every word. It shows a wonderful array of action, gives us more than a glimpse at its jaw dropping visuals and teases us with a moreish plot, one that we automatically want to invest into. Star Wars, on the other hand, plays it safe. It bases the trailer's underlining plot on something we know all too well — the Force — and gives me little reason to be excited. It's missing that spark, that chill of excitement that Star Trek delivered.”

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