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Comment: Re:This is just wrong. (Score 1) 402

by thegarbz (#48207341) Attached to: FTDI Reportedly Bricking Devices Using Competitors' Chips.

or are using FTDI trademark

They are. The fakes look like FTDIs, same package, FTDI name, FTDI model numbers, fake serial numbers, and when plugged in will be recognised by the FTDI driver and report FTDI's USB VIN.

This is not a case of second-sourcing. That said FTDI's actions should be legal actions against the supplier. Bricking devices in the hands over end users is at best unethical and at worst criminal.

Comment: Re:Classic Samsung... (Score 0) 99

by thegarbz (#48200975) Attached to: Samsung Acknowledges and Fixes Bug On 840 EVO SSDs

Being a fanboi and having a good sense of perspective are two very different things.

All of the examples of the parent show that there is a company which releases patches to solve issues. It shows a sense of a company which has had 1 serious issue which they fixed out of a line of about 60 smartphones they have released in the past 5 years. Quite interestingly some of the bugs had strange edge cases, e.g. installing CM causes issues due to firmware design and this is supposed to be Samsung's problem who have released a fine working product? Really?

No I care about one thing and one thing only, what is the affect on me? I have yet to experience a problem with a Samsung product that wasn't resolved by a patch issued by them. Yet that label makes me some kind of fanboi for calling out the GP who claims they can't code for shit because of {insert barely related bug here}?

You and I are the same, I too reward corporations that do good, I also do so by recommending their products to others and hosing down what appears to be either a grossly missinformed post or an intentional troll.

Comment: Re:Classic Samsung... (Score 1, Insightful) 99

by thegarbz (#48200001) Attached to: Samsung Acknowledges and Fixes Bug On 840 EVO SSDs

Still a better love story than the one with OCZ.

Before you go attacking a company on a general sense, take a look at what they make. In the case of Samsung which make... Everything from what I can tell, it's little wonder that the occasional product has an issue. Calling out 5 products out of the several thousand they make is hardly a cause of concern, much like 5 bent iphones isn't either

Comment: Re:Who cares about performance? (Score 1) 104

by thegarbz (#48192173) Attached to: Which Android Devices Sacrifice Battery-Life For Performance?

Besides gamers, who cares if it takes a few more milliseconds to launch a web browser or process an image?

Based on the comments pre-project butter Android vs iOS articles ... everyone.

A fast responsive system is the number 1 thing that matters to most people. I can excuse graphical missmatches and occasional bugs, but if I click the little Phone icon and I have to wait for it to pop up there will be murder.

Comment: Re:UNIX Philosophy (Score 2) 545

by thegarbz (#48189809) Attached to: Debian's Systemd Adoption Inspires Threat of Fork

One serves web pages.... and acts as a proxy, a cache, a load balancer, an SQL client, has its own authorisation system.... Apache is probably the single biggest and bloated web server currently available on Linux. It definitely does not do one thing, however it gets a tick for doing most things well.

Likewise PostgreSQL has a feature list so incredibly long that is not related to the core of having a simple relational database model that it's own Wikipedia entry could be accused of being bloated. But again it does things well.

The GP is correct. None of these programs follow the Unix Philosophy which is more targeted at tools like grep, sed, and awk.

Comment: Re:I still don't see what's wrong with X (Score 1) 225

by thegarbz (#48189637) Attached to: Lead Mir Developer: 'Mir More Relevant Than Wayland In Two Years'

So your complaints have nothing to do with Wayland itself then.

Again all this hate is misdirected. The toolkit level comment is absurd. The compositor is responsible for remote desktop. The developer's comments were only that remote is neither mandated nor impeded at the protocol level and they wouldn't focus on putting it in the reference compositor Weston. I think people fundamentally forget that Wayland is a protocol.

But if you think the recent dramas are in any way special then you should look into the history of things. The past had it's share of dramas, typically with RedHat plowing forward and doing it's own thing. The only thing that is really new as of late is that Debian, a former example of how to make a feature stable and conservative OS is starting to move to systemd. The rest of the stuff doesn't surprise me much.

I think people in generally forget the reason why there are so many different Linux distributions, and people generally forget why there are so many different packages. Take Gnome for example. Gnome is now dependent on logind, which is dependent on systemd causing distributions to switch sysvinit to systemd. However that's not it at all. Gnome is dependent on an API for user management. Why not implement it separately? I saw talks of one project forking logind and decoupling it from systemd, and then everything goes back to normal and Gnome can run on any init system. THAT is how Linux used to be run.

These days it's all threats of forks and then bending over and taking whatever is on offer because it's my favorite distro or some such thing. 20 years ago for end users it was a case of well Debian didn't work... I'll try Slackware. Now we all have collective Stockholm syndrome.

Comment: Re:Android (Score 1) 77

by thegarbz (#48189463) Attached to: Google Releases Android 5.0 Lollipop SDK and Nexus Preview Images

Wait, hangon, what has any of this got to do with the data partition? That partition is not user accessible in any normal use case. Android specifically mounts user accessible data in the SDcard partition though the name varies from device, especially on those which have 2 SD cards. The only way to get access to /data is to root the device. Apps don't store data in /data, only the apps and the OS themselves reside there.

The vfat thing is an issue though. I can't recall if I saw that on my older phone or not anymore, but I agree if it did mount paritions as FAT then it would create security issues.

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