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Comment: 'Numérotez vos abatis'... (Score 1) 137

Oh yeah ? From reading the summary, it sounds like a scam. But I'd really like to know on what principles this 'security driver' is based on. BTW, the title I used means that you are going to be torn to shreds in french. An aptly chosen name for a company with such claims !

Microsoft To Support SSH In Windows and Contribute To OpenSSH 269

Posted by Soulskill
from the headlines-you-probably-didn't-expect dept.
An anonymous reader writes: Microsoft has announced plans for native support for SSH in Windows. "A popular request the PowerShell team has received is to use Secure Shell protocol and Shell session (aka SSH) to interoperate between Windows and Linux – both Linux connecting to and managing Windows via SSH and, vice versa, Windows connecting to and managing Linux via SSH. Thus, the combination of PowerShell and SSH will deliver a robust and secure solution to automate and to remotely manage Linux and Windows systems." Based on the work from this new direction, they also plan to contribute back to the OpenSSH project as well.

Comment: How do I XP it ? (Score 5, Insightful) 289

by dargaud (#49810851) Attached to: Windows 10 RTM In 6 Weeks
Genuine question here: I've been using Linux for most things for the past 15 years. For exactly 3 programs I still need Windows, so I run XP in a virtual machine. But I've been warned that the next versions of my progs won't support XP anymore, so I'll have to jump to Win10. Since I don't give a shit about any of the 'advancements' that have occured since then, how can I remove all the gimmicks and simplify the Windows user interface to make it like XP, simply ? Is there some Win10 to XP converter to keep me from trudging through endless options and shitty tweaking downloads ?

Comment: Re:The rich and powerful (Score 1) 686

by dargaud (#49797061) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Happens If We Perfect Age Reversing?
Oh yeah, like the 'miracle' cure for hepatitis C recently invented, which cures 99% of patients who were previously incurable ? In my country it's priced at 60k$ per patient, as a surefire way to bankrupt the healhcare system. It wouldn't even surprise me if the pill cost 1$ to manufacture. It's not like there are alternatives.

Comment: Re:Premature (Score 1) 589

by dargaud (#49791857) Attached to: How Tesla Batteries Will Force Home Wiring To Go Low Voltage
Yes, and if you want examples of low voltage DC, you can look at the RV industry. Having recently bought a tiny RV wired in 12V, I saw how difficult it is to find, not equipment, but quality equipment for it. Power devices like hair dryer, vacuum cleaner, etc, simply don't work well. Not enough power.

Comment: Re:Anyon else see the construction? (Score 1) 97

by dargaud (#49791755) Attached to: Making the World's Largest Panoramic Photo

"Real Programmers don't play tennis, or any sport that requires you to change clothes. Mountain climbing is OK, and real programmers always wear their climbing boots to work in case a mountain should suddenly spring up in the middle of a machine room." -- Real programmers don't write specs

Ahem, so, do you climb in those parts ? I'm not very far...


EU Drops Plans For Safer Pesticides After Pressure From US 156

Posted by Soulskill
from the say-it-don't-spray-it dept.
An anonymous reader writes: The European Union recently published plans to ban 31 pesticides containing chemicals linked to testicular cancer and male infertility. Those potential regulations have now been dropped after a U.S. business delegation said they would adversely affect trade negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. "Just weeks before the regulations were dropped there had been a barrage of lobbying from big European firms such as Dupont, Bayer and BASF over EDCs. The chemical industry association Cefic warned that the endocrines issue 'could become an issue that impairs the forthcoming EU-US trade negotiations.'"

The Brainteaser Elon Musk Asks New SpaceX Engineers 496

Posted by samzenpus
from the riddle-me-this dept.
Nerval's Lobster writes: The latest biography of Elon Musk, by technology journalist Ashlee Vance, provides an in-depth look into how the entrepreneur and tech titan built Tesla Motors and SpaceX from the ground up. For developers and engineers, getting a job at SpaceX is difficult, with a long interviewing/testing process... and for some candidates, there's a rather unique final step: an interview with Musk himself. During that interview, Musk reportedly likes to ask candidates a particular brainteaser: "You're standing on the surface of the Earth. You walk one mile south, one mile west, and one mile north. You end up exactly where you started. Where are you?" If you can answer that riddle successfully, and pass all of SpaceX's other stringent tests, you may have a shot at launching rockets into orbit.

You can tell how far we have to go, when FORTRAN is the language of supercomputers. -- Steven Feiner