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Comment: Lots of weird crap coming out of Congress lately.. (Score 3, Insightful) 440

by ZorinLynx (#49184799) Attached to: White House Threatens Veto Over EPA "Secret Science" Bills

It makes me wonder if they're bringing out these stupid bills because they want to appease voters but know there's no chance of them actually passing because of white house veto.

Think about it; this is a wonderful time for the Republicans to create all kinds of crazy ridiculous stuff that appeases voters but that the politicians know is harmful, realizing that none of it will pass and that they'll get re-elected by their crazy base because "at least they tried."


Comment: Maybe there's another reason behind this... (Score 2) 132

by ZorinLynx (#49150629) Attached to: Microsoft Finally Allows Customers To Legally Download Windows 7 ISOs

The recent Lenovo mess has shown that it's a good idea for users to be able to easily download a stock Windows ISO to reinstall their system free of crapware. Microsoft may just want to make this process easier for people.

Good for them. I'm not a Windows user myself, but it feels good to know that if I ever switch over to Windows, it's now easier to get real stock installation images.

What about Windows 8, though? Are they doing the same for 8 and future versions?

Comment: Re:Gonna lose some money (Score 4, Interesting) 54

by ZorinLynx (#49101767) Attached to: Apple Will Let Users Test iOS Beta Versions For the First Time

The $99 for the developer account (which is peanuts to Apple) isn't about income. It's about controlling access to the platform.

If developer accounts were free, anyone who wanted to sideload apps would join the program and just do so. The $99/year fee is enough to discourage people from doing this.

I have access to a developer account through work, and have sideloaded iMAME and a few other emulators using it. You can sign any app bundle you want and put it on your phone without having to go through the App Store.

Access to iOS betas does not allow one to receive provisioning profiles, so the reason for the $99 charge is gone.

Comment: It changes every week (Score 4, Insightful) 305

by ZorinLynx (#49029627) Attached to: Alcohol's Evaporating Health Benefits

Eggs are bad for you! Eggs are good for you! Meat is bad for you! Meat is good for you! Alcohol is good for you! Alcohol isn't good for you!

I swear, if you listen to and heed all this advice you will go crazy. I think the best thing to do is ignore all this crap, eat *reasonably* (not too much of any one thing, have a balanced diet) and just ENJOY the things you like, regardless of people saying they're good or bad for you, because life is short anyway and we might as well enjoy it while we have it.

I see so many eating bland vegan diets, thinking it's so good for them; I doubt any of them will live longer than typical omnivores.

Comment: It's Oracle, what do you expect? (Score 2, Insightful) 288

by ZorinLynx (#48941003) Attached to: VirtualBox Development At a Standstill

That company ruins everything it touches.

Look what happened to MySQL, leading to the need to fork to MariaDB.

Look what happened to ZFS; as soon as Oracle got its grubby mitts on it, it closed-sourced all future updates and made it incompatible with the open source version.

Do you use Solaris? If you do, I don't even have to write anything here. Support has gone absolutely to shit since the acquisition.

And now Virtualbox is stagnant and uncared for.

Why is anyone surprised? Oracle bought Sun and ruined everything awesome about the company. It was the absolute worst possible company that could have acquired Sun, and it shows in every way.

Fuck you, Oracle. With a turbo-charged chainsaw, sideways.

Comment: Re:It's official ... (Score 2) 68

by ZorinLynx (#48775073) Attached to: Asus Wireless Routers Can Be Exploited By Anyone Inside the Network

This has been the case for years. For ages and ages I've seen home routers with crappy firmware that results in bad connectivity. NAT table entries timing out too soon, inability to handle VPN traffic, crashes, lock-ups, performance slowdowns, the works.

This is why for years I've been running a full blown Linux machine as a router. Plenty of performance and memory, never any issues. It makes me wonder why more router manufacturers don't use Linux or BSD derivatives for their firmware instead of writing garbage in-house.

Comment: Re:Microsoft benefits from this (Score 2) 463

by ZorinLynx (#48733759) Attached to: Writer: How My Mom Got Hacked

Are you telling me that PC vendors these days ship systems without a way to recover them from bare metal? That's... insane. Utterly stark raving mad.

Even Macs, which don't ship with install media, can do a bare metal restore downloading the operating system from the Internet. This is common sense shit!

Life is a whim of several billion cells to be you for a while.