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Comment: Re:Fine as-is? (Score 1) 288

by rex.clts (#48943415) Attached to: VirtualBox Development At a Standstill
Also, have you ever run a Windows guest under KVM? The guest drivers, which are required to bring performance to a level anywhere near VirtualBox, aren't anywhere near what I would call "stable" yet. Don't get me wrong, I'm a fan of KVM, and use it exclusively at home for both servers and my Windows-while-I'm-booted-to-Linux machine. But it's just not quite as ready for mainstream as VirtualBox is.

I've used VirtualBox for a long time without many complaints, but the bug list is starting to pile up; the user base has noticed; and certainly Oracle is in-part to blame.

Comment: Fine as-is? (Score 1) 288

by rex.clts (#48943377) Attached to: VirtualBox Development At a Standstill
If you think VirtualBox is "fine as-is", maybe you should try passing-through your USB 2.0 device that's plugged into your laptop which only has USB 3.0 host controllers. Guess what? It doesn't work because Virtual Box refuses to enumerate devices on USB 3.0 controllers. This bug has been outstanding for over 4 years.

Or maybe you want to use Windows 10 in a VM? Go right ahead! As long as you prefer your screen a pretty shade of blue. If you really think VirtualBox is "fine as-is", please post your IP address, because you're probably still running Windows XP.

+ - DNA Sequence Withheld From New Botulism Paper

Submitted by rex.clts
rex.clts (2791393) writes "In the IT security world, it is common practice to withhold specifics when announcing a newly discovered software vulnerability. The exact details regarding a buffer overflow or race condition are typically kept secret until a patch is available, to slow the proliferation of exploits against the hole. For the first time, this practice has been extended to medical publishing. A new form of Botulism has been identified, but its DNA sequence (the genetic code that makes up the toxin) has been withheld, until an antidote has been found. It seems that censorship in the name of "security" is spreading (with DHS involved this comes as no surprise.) Is this the right move?"

Comment: Re:Amazing idea (Score 0) 732

by rex.clts (#44732861) Attached to: EU Proposes To Fit Cars With Speed Limiters

it will cause the car to brake without the driver anticipating it. That will cause more accidents than speeding. Plus, a car that breaks hard when there's nothing in front of it will surprise other drivers and cause a number of accidents as well.

Implementing this will increase, not decrease traffic fatalities.

You really have to be the dumbest person in this entire thread.

There already exist limiters in commercial vehicles. These vehicles go down hills. Do you honestly think they apply the fucking brakes when the car exceeds the programmed speed?! I'll give you a little clue: NO, BECAUSE THAT WOULD BE FUCKING STUPID.

Comment: Re:Enough with the cloud crap already!! (Score 1) 445

by rex.clts (#44247755) Attached to: Dropbox Wants To Replace Your Hard Disk

If you do not have physical control of the device, you cannot know whether that web page it is showing is actually the login page for your email provider or a false front that logs into your email provider with your credentials, passes the data through to the screen, and waits for you to walk away so it can forward the contents of your inbox to Croatia.

And what about TLS and certificates? Did you forget that encryption (when implemented correctly) is mathematically sound?

Comment: Re:Yes (Score 2) 397

by rex.clts (#43981993) Attached to: Proposed NJ Law Allows Cops To Search Phones At Crash Scenes
You are seriously a fucking moron. "Oh cops, please come help me! I'm a liberal little pussy and can't wipe my ass unless it's with government approved toilet paper!" What happens when he turns and fires on the house before your beloved cops show up? Your wife/kids just got hit by bullets. Meanwhile, I dropped the motherfucker.

In case of injury notify your superior immediately. He'll kiss it and make it better.

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