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Comment: Re:warning about unreachable code (Score 4, Informative) 101

by eddy (#46310443) Attached to: Apple Fixes Dangerous SSL Authentication Flaw In iOS
Sorry, it's not there. It's silently ignored, which is the WORST POSSIBLE SOLUTION to the problem. Ugh.

The -Wunreachable-code has been removed, because it was unstable: it relied on the optimizer, and so different versions of gcc would warn about different code. The compiler still accepts and ignores the command line option so that existing Makefiles are not broken. In some future release the option will be removed entirely.

Comment: Broken premise (Score 1) 361

by eddy (#45140909) Attached to: Is Choice a Problem For Android?

Ignoring the premise that Android is "impossible to navigate" (which is false), as for this specific quote:

That’s fun for them; but they’ve made the mistake of not understanding how their motivation differs from the rest of us

No, I understand perfectly well, it's just that I don't care about your needs. Why should I put your needs first? Are they more important than mine? What's the end game here? If Android copies iOS then it's called out for that by people like you ("no innovation!"). If it doesn't then it's "impossible to navigate because it's not exactly like iOS".

Is there a middle road where tinkerers and "normals" can coexist on one OS? Perhaps. But maybe it's okay that to have the existing distinction between the OSes. Or maybe iOS should be more open to tinkerers? Why don't you head over there and suggest that they simply don't understand that iOS is too hard to tinker with.

(Again, I don't think there's acutally anything major that'd make Android hard to use. In fact, I recommended an Android phone for my mother, knowing full well that I risk being the designated support (which I don't want to be).

Comment: Unmasked (Score 1) 83

by eddy (#44977975) Attached to: Declassified NSA Docs Shed Light On Cold War (And Modern) Operations

The on-site computer (a CP 818) REDACTED and demodulated the signal, then scanned the plaintext transmissions for key words. The system would alarm on . recognition of high-interest text, and the operators would react with special processing and forwarding routines.

So it DECRYPTED and demodulated the signal you say? :-\

(1st para, p.18 / 373).

Comment: Finally a good ISP service. (Score 5, Insightful) 126

Sound great. Wish my ISP had the same. All this 'free market' is bullshit when it's perverted with artificial region restrictions. Here's the REALITY of it straight out of my inbox:

This is an important announcement for our MYREGIONHERE users regarding pricing on the Green Man Gaming website. We are always reviewing our policies here and have decided to make a change that will help us deliver the value you expect from GMG. All MYREGIONHERE users will notice that prices on the Green Man Gaming website are now shown as GBP (£) instead of USD ($). Of course, this is a change and change doesn't suit everyone, but we hope that this will enable us to stay competitive and continue to serve your market diligently. Thanks for your continued support The GMG Team

Some times even if you can actually buy the product, you can't use it because there are further region checks down the line (e.g steam refusing out-of-region keys).

Comment: Re:tl;dr: (Score 1) 75

by eddy (#44109615) Attached to: Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 Review Roundup

They work perfectly fine overall. Most people who complain can often be put into one of these three specific categories:

  • a) People who had a bad experience 10 years ago and is still harping on about it. They probably have similar strong albeit uninformed feelings about hard drive brands.
  • b) People with laptops where the system builder basically gave up on the product the second it was built, so they upgrade to the 'official driver' and some specific system feature stops working.
  • c ) people who are into multiple-GPU setups. These may have valid complaints, but they're a WAY-WAY vocal minority. The first rule about multi-GPU setups is Don't Do It.

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