Just because someone leaves something vulnerable does NOT give anyone the right to exploit that vulnerability under some phoney guise of showing them how vulnerable it was in the first place. Thats the logic of the self justifying fool.
A complete GNU operating system is their goal. If they dumped Hurd now it would be a complete loss of face after over 2 decades of puff and promises with a tacit admission that it was mostly hot air. Then they'd have to settle for just being utility program providers. I can't see that happening , can you?
As a theoretical design they're very clean and simple to understand. In reality however due to all the message passing and context switching they're dog slow and when every bit of performance matters thats just unacceptable.
Wish I had mod points. It seems these days that vital computer networks are being run by the criminally clueless and lazy.
... the Windows development team for allowing such a security swiss cheese of an operating system to escape from the lab and the marketing team for trying to sell to innocent consumers?
Not really. I thought anonymous were a bunch of jackasses from the start. Its hard to take seriously a bunch of kids who wear the mask of a character from a comic - sorry , "graphic novel" - in an attempt to seem mysterious and ineffable. The irony was obvious lost on them.
To anyone with any level of maturity "hacktivists" come across as nothing more than immature glory hunters trying to get noticed as they attempt to stick it to The Man and who simply make life difficult for the 99.999% of normal internet users who just want go about their fscking business without some teenager going through the standard issue rebellious phase trying to DDOS some corp because in his tiny mind he's making some highly original and deeply profound protest.
It does what it was designed to do - mega scale batch processing of flat files - fantastically well. Just because a language doesn't have curly brackets and the latest fad paradigm championed by vory Tower Academics Inc doesn't mean its day has passed.
For the record , no , I'm not a Cobol coder, but I'm old enough to know that when something works well in its sphere of operations its worth holding on to.
A network is physical infrastructure - software isn't going to be rerouting cables or installing new wifi nodes anytime soon.
If all they mean is routing tables are dynamically updated then how is this anything new?
This isn't a troll, I genuinely don't see where the breakthrough is.
"I'm pretty sure Finnish voters don't give a shit about Spanish situation though"
They should. If they think Finland lives in a protected bubble then I've got news for them. If an economy the size of spain's goes down the toilet it'll take the rest of europe with it in a domino effect.
I'm not ignorant of them at all - they're a one issue party that pays lip service to the issues adults actually care about. They're a joke.
It might come as news to this guy , who knows, but anyone over the age of 18 - ie people who can vote - have more pressing concerns in europe right now that whether they can download pirated media. You know, minor things like over 50% youth unemployement in spain, the collapse of the greek economy and its knock on effects, mass immigration, enviromental degradation...
But hey, I'm sure compaigning for being able to download crap for free is the golden ticket.
"a cancer that might very well have been treatable, had he not been absolutely mental and gone for "natural" cure."
Yeah, its ironic isn't it that the man who ran such a high tech company reliant on cutting edge science would head off down the hippy bullshit road to cure himself of cancer instead of taking advantage of 50 years of medical research. It just shows that having a high IQ doesn't necessarily prevent someone from being a complete imbecile.
It means only a tiny fraction of the worlds population can ever possess any. What fucking use is that if its to be taken seriously as an online currency?
Making the whole thing nothing more than an interesting academic exercise. Anyone who thinks bitcoin is the new gold or even frankly a replacement for ordinary money transactions is utterly deluded.