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Comment: Re:Maybe it's a sign... (Score 1) 12

by TheGratefulNet (#49618921) Attached to: Cisco Names Veteran Robbins To Succeed Chambers as CEO

REST apis at ciscso are a joke.

sdn at cisco is a joke (they cancelled onePK. oh, and they didn't really tell anyone, either, but it IS cancelled).

disc: I used to work there. key terms: 'used to'

cisco is a has-been. and most of their really good people will leave in the year, as cisco removes all cubes and goes full retar^Hopen-office-plan. no one was excited about that and people said that when their building converts over, they'll either work from home or quit.

I remember cisco from the early 90's (I was there at menlo) and cisco today is a shell of what it used to be. they have too many people, too many projects and too much dead project (and old code!).

hell, when heartbleed came out, it took cisco over 6mos to get a working ssh daemon and even then its still broken with latest linux and putty opensl libs.

they do some things right, but too much else is done wrong, there.

pity, but they have definitely passed their prime, so to speak. canceling onePK was a huge loss even though it was complex as hell. now, their sdn story is weaker than all the rest.

and don't get me started on that csr1000v piece of shit. lacks too many tools and is not reliable (from what I've seen when I played around with it). don't get me started on their bad snmp, netconf and bazillion variants of the 'cisco classic cli'.

Comment: Re:A useful link for all of ya ... (Score 1) 952

by Pseudonym (#49618815) Attached to: Two Gunman Killed Outside "Draw the Prophet" Event In Texas

Hint: mockery and blasphemy is a HUGE part of modern American culture.

It's tempered by the maxim that you never punch down. That's why you never see blackface any more.

The fact that they are asshats doesn't change the fact that they are legally in the right, and the fact that they are legally in the right doesn't change the fact that they are asshats. As such, they should neither be censored nor admired.

I don't advocate censorship, but I strongly advocate censureship.

Comment: Re:A useful link for all of ya ... (Score 1) 952

by Pseudonym (#49618779) Attached to: Two Gunman Killed Outside "Draw the Prophet" Event In Texas

Do you know what a Caliphate is?

I do! They were hereditary monarchies which claimed divine right, in a way that was essentially indistinguishable from the monarchies of Europe with which they coexisted. The last caliphate was abolished at the same time and in the same way that many European monarchies were abolished: in the aftermath of World War I. Like them, it was abolished by popular support of the people.

Did you have a point, or did you just want everyone to understand that Muslim people of Middle Eastern descent are no different from Christian people of European descent?

Comment: Re:Apple may not keep that port forever (Score 1) 91

Dude, are you seriously this worked-up about a throwaway joke?

In any event, as the other AC noted, I was suggesting that this shipped port would never be official as it is not patented, and that a future watch would have a different and patented port.

My little bit of snark is somewhat founded on fact: Apple really does like to patent their connectors. MagSafe power connector: patented. Lightning: patented. So it is possible that Apple is going to keep this connector unofficial and undocumented, and later release a documented and patented connector. But really I was just having a bit of fun there.

Comment: Re:Technically C++ (Score 4, Insightful) 112

by Dutch Gun (#49617451) Attached to: Singapore's Prime Minister Shares His C++ Sudoku Solver Code

Heh, leave it to the tech community to start nitpicking which language was actually used rather than the fact that we're seeing the very rare sight of a computer programmer in political office.

I took a look at the code - yeah, it's really just C code, but that's fine for a tiny project like this. Nice code, very clean and readable, but not very well commented.

Comment: Re:Windows 7 eol (Score 1) 118

by Dutch Gun (#49617329) Attached to: Microsoft Office 2016 Public Preview Released

Honestly, I don't think Windows 7 -> Windows 10 will be nearly as bad as between Windows XP -> Windows Vista. Windows has been fairly stable under the hood since Vista - the driver model has stayed the same, the internal APIs are fairly similar with only minor additions, and there hasn't been a significant uptick in hardware requirements.

What I think businesses (and many users) hated in Windows 8 was the radically re-designed UI, but as far as I know, there were very few reports of technical incompatibilities. I think the same will be true of Windows 10. As far as UI goes, it mostly looks like an ugly Windows 7 with a few minor differences, but quite a few internal improvements.

In fact, it seems like this time MS is going out of their way to move forward with a lot of features in Windows 10 that will be very attractive for enterprise customers, such as improvements to active directory, built-in two-factor authentication, the ability to do in-place upgrades, etc. I think they've learned their lesson about ignoring the business customer. True, switching platforms may not be a business' first choice, but they sure don't have to jump on the latest OS if it feels like there's no value there.

Comment: 37% of webservers, not servers on ships (Score 3) 41

Hopefully that includes timely patch management, since CyberKeel claims 37% of maritime webservers running Microsoft were not patched and thereby "open to remote control risk." Granted, that risk is about hackers taking over websites, but it could certainly turn into a misinformation mess.

Also, I love the picture used for that article - a coast guard cutter in front of a ship burning on the water in the background - as though it's vulnerable Microsoft-based computer suddenly burst into flames and took the ship with it. Danger! Patch your OS or this could happen to you!

Reality must take precedence over public relations, for Mother Nature cannot be fooled. -- R.P. Feynman