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Comment Re:Microsoft is embracing and extending WebRTC (Score 1) 89

Except that ORTC is an open standard, that is being pushed by both Microsoft and Google because it's better / easier to use than WebRTC. WebRTC could be extinguished but no harm is done except to early adopters (and even they could just plug in a shim.)

Comment Re:That's OK (Score 1) 85

It seems unlikely. Most Canadian's are not paying attention to his anti-science policies, the money being thrown away fighting equality for Muslims, or any of the rest of the nonsense. They'll vote blue because they've always voted blue and because "lower taxes = good". The left is split down the middle and I predict yet another conservative minority.

I could be wrong, Alberta noticed when their one industry economy started tanking; and the NDP wave there might be enough to turn the tides to a short lived NDP minority.

Any sort of sane or stable government doesn't stand a chance.

Comment Re:Why wait? (Score 1) 40

Presumably so that people running servers who are not up in the know about cipher suites, now finally have some incentive to take a look (because they ignored earlier security reports - they didn't have any 'impact'). Once they find out they're using RC4 they need to figure out how to pick different ciphers, and maybe upgrade their web server and ssl library. Maybe it's far fetched, but browser makers are pretty conservative about 'breaking the web' for anyone.

Comment Re:Guess what? (Score 4, Interesting) 301

This is a viewpoint that's very vocal but overstated. For a lot of people monogamy is secure, comfortable, and satisfies their sexual needs - particularly when the partners communicate openly about sex.

Incidentally a relationship is between two people, not society at large; if you feel you need to have sex with other people be up front about it, maybe your potential partner will be game, maybe they won't, but at least it saves the messy lying and trust violation.

Comment Re:Spies are sneaky (Score 2, Insightful) 202

No, it would be more detrimental to their efforts if they stopped king neckbeard from posting than if they allow him to continue when the general populous doesn't care or considers him paranoid. Kinda like how CSIS monitors all the file upload sites but doesn't report people for copyright infringement (they talked about having to sift through episodes of glee).

Incidentally these silly little freedoms, to talk in a voice that isn't heard, to buy and share entertainment, and the ability to choose a Jesus fish or flying spaghetti monster for their back bumper is all most 'free world' citizens care about.

Comment Re:Only for the first year (Score 3, Informative) 570

From the announcement (as opposed to the silly article that slashdot linked which creatively quoted a few things for hype): "We announced that a free upgrade for Windows 10 will be made available to customers running Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1 who upgrade in the first year after launch." I hope that clarifies things for everyone.

Comment Re:Have you ever noticed that ... (Score 1) 155

That problem was solved, and there's a handy open source project aimed at full text indexing local source code for fast search based on it: http://swtch.com/~rsc/regexp/r...

The original was kinda buggy for me, but this fork is working well: https://github.com/junkblocker...

Comment Service files are easy (Score 3, Informative) 928

Writing service files for my own daemons or modifying existing ones is pretty close to trivial. The files are short, easy to understand, and there isn't any risk of runaway child processes like there is with a sysvinit init script making them close to trivial to write and maintain. If anything I would say that's why so many distros are jumping on board.

I had to write service files as an early adopter, but it would also be useful for anyone rolling out their own daemons or that needed to tweak the behaviour of an existing service for their own needs. I imagine it would also lead to fewer packaging bugs.

May all your PUSHes be POPped.