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Comment Re:Changes won't fix the problem, but still good i (Score 1) 123

Lets encrypt does the checks for control of domain like the other certificate authorities.

And really people should use DNS Certification Authority Authorization(RFC 6844) to only allow the certificate authorities they want to use. Though I am not sure if all certificate authorities follow it yet, but at least most do so it is risk mitigation.

Comment Re:The slowest thing in the datacentre ... (Score 1) 100

While mostly true that the answer is usually/often network, there are some high data loads where actual database performance might still be a bottleneck and others where the actual calculations or other manipulations(=cpu) are the slow link so there is still a need to look at the values.

Comment Re:No thanks (Score 1) 402

I do not know about recent UI people as I do not work with such, but when it comes to other computer education, people with recent such seem to have a lot of horrible gaps in their learning of basics way too often,

We have had people with masters degree in Computer science that has included a large number of programming courses when asked "Name three sorting algorithms, describe the basic idea of each of them with a few words and tell when each might be a good choice" just look at you blankly. And many similar gaps.

So I am afraid that the UI people might well be the same.

Comment Re:No thanks (Score 1) 402

Indeed. I wonder why people work so hard to ruin things.

The old saying of "Never attribute to malice what can be explained by stupidity", might be true in some cases, but it boggles my mind to think that ALL UI designers could be stupid. So I am starting to think that it must be a conspiracy to make using computers hard again or something similar.

Comment Re: No thanks (Score 1) 402

Actually I have found command line image editing much better than any GUI tool I have seen when the need was to manipulate more than a tiny number of images. Doing things like creating down sampled versions of 10 000 images is so much easier with command line.

Again getting back to the point of right tool. Unix style command line tools tend to be much better than any GUI tool when you need to repeat the same operation on multiple files.

Comment Re:Sounds awesome. (Score 1) 90

And yet there is also the Swedish example where in many/most cities the municipality has a fiber network, but that network is then usable by any ISP on equal terms. Most people then buy their connection from the ISPs that in turn use the last mile and backbone services of the municipal network.

Now granted much of the reason why they built those networks was in response to Telias behavior of not wanting to play nice. (Their previous monopoly)

Comment Re: Jide Remix (Score 1) 82

>Also why android for general purpose desktop?
>This is masochism!

The problem is alternatives are:
Windows->spies on you and stops you from doing things.
Linux->the new spiffy unusable UIs are standard so you need to hunt for a usable one.
Apple->a LOT more expensive and the increasing lock in makes actually using them as computers harder and harder every year.
All the less popular systems->many of them are fine as long as you do not have any problems, but then finding a solution is close to impossible as no-one else uses them.

Android is bad too.. but I do not see it as any more or less masochism than any other current system.

There seems to be a race on the mainstream to make systems as unusable as possible and it is hard to say who is winning the race...

Comment Re:Doesn't sound very credible to me (Score 3, Informative) 188

You have to understand that it is a politician speaking. they open their mouth and out comes random sounds that make good sound bites but often have no bearing on real facts.

That being said, he is half correct in that diesel vehicles should not really be driving in most city centers, the other half is that petrol vehicles should not either.

The distances in such are so short that fully electric or plug in hybrids that will mostly run on electricity in such places are a much better solution.

Further really in tightly built places like London public transportation should be built to cover most travel needs.

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