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Comment: They are still being made, by Unicomp (Score 1) 304

by ttucker (#48093713) Attached to: The Greatest Keyboard Ever Made
I am using a brand new Model M to type this message. Unicomp bought the rights and machinery to manufacture many IBM and Lexmark keyboards. You can buy them from the manufacturer here: . It is embarrassing that /. would advertise some shill refurb site without mentioning this great resource.

Comment: Re: This shit is why managers think the cloud work (Score 1) 62

by ttucker (#48089803) Attached to: Vax, PDP/11, HP3000 and Others Live On In the Cloud

Sharepoint runs on PDP-11s? VAX? Alpha?

Microsoft Sharepoint first came out in 2001. I think if it ran on NT at the time it could run on an Alpha, but why would any company want to have an run MS Sharepoint on unsupported architecture today? It is not that difficult to transfer the MS Sharepoint infrastructure to current X86 architecture. Of course maintaining a Sharepoint structure or even a Wiki is a totally different thing.


Comment: Re:Obj-C (Score 1) 316

by ttucker (#48012723) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Swift Or Objective-C As New iOS Developer's 1st Language?

You just quoted 106 characters to accomplish the following simple task:

print "Hello, World\n";

That's 23 characters to accomplish the same task, but the core issue isn't even really the character count alone. It's the verbosity combined with the requirement that an object be explicitly constructed to perform something that is a fundamentally procedural task.

So all of Java is garbage, because it is not enough like a scripting language?

You liking Python better is not a good enough reason for Java to be dismissed as trash, and it hardly justifies claiming it is worse than C++, of all the verbose garbage languages.

Try Groovy.

Comment: Re:who not whom. (Score 1, Offtopic) 209

by ttucker (#47577677) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: When Is It Better To Modify the ERP vs. Interfacing It?

Submitter should use smaller words. He's trying to swim in the deep end ("whom", "wrought") when he's barely ready for the kiddy pool.

Amazingly, even in light of this new information, nobody cares. Nobody even cares that you are an asshole. Nobody cares. Just, go back to your basement.

Comment: Re: Angler PC malware? (Score 1) 122

by ttucker (#47506331) Attached to: Critroni Crypto Ransomware Seen Using Tor for Command and Control

No need. I have this newfangled feature called "sources.list."

That file barely tells you where the repositories are. The main question still remains, where did the programs actually come from, who compiled them, and why do you trust any of the parties involved?

I trust the Ubuntu repositories much more than any app store, but the principle is similar... they could conceivably contain malicious code.

IF I HAD A MINE SHAFT, I don't think I would just abandon it. There's got to be a better way. -- Jack Handley, The New Mexican, 1988.