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Comment: Original premise is false (Score 5, Insightful) 579

by bazmail (#46761161) Attached to: How Does Heartbleed Alter the 'Open Source Is Safer' Discussion?
Many eyeballs may make bugs shallower, but those many eyeballs don't really exist. Source availability does not translate to many people examining that source. People, myself included, may like to build to install packages but that's it.

What we need are intelligent bots to constantly trawl source repositories looking for bugs. People just don't have the time any more.

Comment: Re:A possum playing possum (Score 1) 270

by bazmail (#46729755) Attached to: The New 'One Microsoft' Is Finally Poised For the Future
>In terms of how much control they had on the industry they absolutely did.
IBM never had a 90%+ stranglehold on the market. MS did.


>They never had the sort of installed base that MS has with Windows because there were never any where near
>as many mainframes as there are PCs, but guess what, there are already more mobile devices out there running
>Android than there are PCs running Windows.

There are also more ios devices being sold then windows PCs out there = more competition in mobile space than in the PC space.
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Comment: Re:A possum playing possum (Score 1) 270

by bazmail (#46729527) Attached to: The New 'One Microsoft' Is Finally Poised For the Future
>Excuse me????? IBM never wielded or abused the kind of power that MS had????

Nope. IBM never had and install base like MS. Never had license revenues like MS. Were not at the top as long as MS.

Don't get me wrong, IBM were nasty motherfuckers in their day, but their stick was considerably smaller than Microsoft's.

Comment: Re:Good for devs. (Score 1) 270

by bazmail (#46728593) Attached to: The New 'One Microsoft' Is Finally Poised For the Future
True. So true. We narrowly dodged the WCF bullet by delaying so long in switching to it that it was dead by the time we were ready. Straight to WebAPI.

For years MS was run like the UFC with battling stables of fighters constantly trying to fuck eachother up, ultimately at the expense of the Devs/Users.

Remains to be seen if the new guy "gets it" and smashes the toxic and entrenched Fiefdom system that exists in Redmond.

Comment: Re:A possum playing possum (Score 1) 270

by bazmail (#46728523) Attached to: The New 'One Microsoft' Is Finally Poised For the Future
Correct. You'll notice I'm not shouting for any particular company to gain a monopoly or near-monopoly, As none of the companies you mentioned have ever wielded, or indeed abused the kind of power MS had, they are not considered as dangerous or debate-worthy in this regard.

The health of an eco-system can be measured by its diversity and MS has repeatedly demonstrated itself to be a diversity-killer.

Comment: A possum playing possum (Score 5, Insightful) 270

by bazmail (#46728393) Attached to: The New 'One Microsoft' Is Finally Poised For the Future
I still dont' trust MS. Once they start getting back large market share the old anti competitive stifling old fart of a company will emerge from behind the mask again.

They need to just continue to wither away. The software industry has never been as vibrant or innovative as the last few years when MS was down.

Comment: Utterly gutless (Score 0) 141

I guess we now know for sure who holds the real power in the US now that the supreme court judges are too cowardly to do their god damned jobs. Are they too busy hearing other cases? What case could be more pressing that allegations of illegal mass surveillance? 300 million victims, and some cowards in robes.

Comment: The author is nauseatingly naive (Score 5, Insightful) 312

by bazmail (#46678475) Attached to: Why No Executive Order To Stop NSA Metadata Collection?
He's still got Obama's election slogans ringing in his ears "Yes we can!" and "Change!!" lol. Obama is a political animal, just like all the others in DC. Do not expect anything different from him. As another commenter pointed out, he is part of the system that created and supports the military surveillance complex.

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