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Comment: TFA has no idea what he's talking about? (Score 1) 179

by Torp (#47917079) Attached to: Why Apple Should Open-Source Swift -- But Won't

Swift is a programming language. Anyone can write a different compiler for it. Open sourcing Apple's LLVM frontend would be nice, but is not required.
If it's not open sourced and no one does a Swift implementation, we'll be exactly in the same situation as before. You had to write Java for Android and Objective C for iOS. Now you'll have to write Java for Android and Swift for iOS. I fail to see how that changes anything, except Swift being slightly less annoying thatn ObjC.

90% of the article serves to show that the author doesn't understand the difference between a programming language and the libraries provided by OS X. The other 10%... well I didn't notice what it was about.
And this crap makes Slashdot...

Comment: Re:Scary-ish (Score 2) 203

by Torp (#47875417) Attached to: 5 Million Gmail Passwords Leaked, Google Says No Evidence Of Compromise

I was wrong. This is NOT a leak of passwords from google accounts.
I checked my account on isleaked.com and it was NOT the google password, but the easily guessed password i use for accounts that I don't care about.
If your google password is unique, you're safe. If you reused it on low security sites... not so much.

Comment: Re:And I have an 1000Mbps subscription in Romania (Score 1) 524

by Torp (#47859793) Attached to: AT&T Says 10Mbps Is Too Fast For "Broadband," 4Mbps Is Enough

Yeah, this is where Eastern Europe laughs their ass off at the "developed" world :)
But it may be some kind of cycle. Today we're in front, but at some point even AT&T will be forced to upgrade their network, while our ISPs will fossilize and then *we* will be the ones behind. I'd say 30 years.

Comment: Your company's fault actually (Score 3, Insightful) 129

by Torp (#47823187) Attached to: The Frustrations of Supporting Users In Remote Offices

... for not having contacted a local tech contractor with some english speaking skills that could help. Someone that comes in a couple hours now and then to solve any issues.
Remote tech support is all fine and dandy, but sometimes you do need (technically literate) hands and eyes on the ground. I've taken care of servers on a different continent - 99% of the time I just ssh-ed in. The 1% I've had someone local - and technical! - drive in with a laptop and help.

Comment: Stockholm syndrome (Score 4, Interesting) 331

by Torp (#47687965) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Dead Is Antivirus, Exactly?

Let's translate the OP's question:
I have this insecure by design environment, while there are more secure by design environments available (yeah, probably not completely secure, but much more secure than what I'm using now). I'd like to patch my grossly insecure environment to get at least an illusion of security instead of considering the alternatives.

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