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Comment: Re:ah don't get it (Score 2) 49

by crunch_ca (#41086981) Attached to: Crisis Trojan Makes Its Way Onto Virtual Machines
I imagine this might be of concern to shared hosting sites.

Imagine your VM being infected just because the hosting server is infected. In most cases, even if a server is infected, the VM remains in a relatively clean state. Now, just because you're hosted on an infected server, you can get rooted.

Comment: Re:with enough chances, all coincidences are shall (Score 1) 124

by crunch_ca (#35125410) Attached to: EA Simulation Correctly Picked Super Bowl Champs in September
This reminds me of a scam I heard about years ago.
1) Pick 1024 victims
2) Pick 1 volatile stock
3) To 512 victims, say the price will go up, to the others, say it will go down
4) Wait 5 days, then pick the half which were right
5) GOTO 2 (ok, you could use recursion instead, or a loop)
6) When you get to 8 victims, point out that you've been 100% accurate 6 times in a row and get them to invest a lot of money
7) Profit!

Comment: Re:Don't like man pages. (Score 1) 769

by crunch_ca (#30315808) Attached to: Is Linux Documentation Lacking?
Here's a real world example which came up yesterday:

% man getpagesize

... The function getpagesize() returns the number of bytes in a page, where a "page" is the thing used where it says in the description of mmap(2) that files are mapped in page-sized units. ...

I guess you can decipher this, but perhaps they should use a weaker cipher for writing docs.

Comment: Re:Nothings perfect (Score 1) 483

by crunch_ca (#29853313) Attached to: Ubuntu "Karmic Koala" RC Hits the Streets With Windows 7
Yes, I've only seen the problems under the VM (I haven't had the opportunity to install on real hardware yet). It could be that the VM graphics drivers aren't playing nice with KK (or vice versa).

I have run Jaunty, Hardy, Dapper, FC, and other distributions without any issues on the same VM, so my suspicions are that it might be something with KK. But I don't know for certain.

I have faith that the final release of KK will work swimmingly and I look forward to it.

Is it possible that software is not like anything else, that it is meant to be discarded: that the whole point is to always see it as a soap bubble?