Good cache link, comments on ycombinator."
However, many things have not changed, like the Microsoft FUD war, the BSDs' installation UI, and the sky is the limit for Linux (except when it comes to the year of the Linux desktop).
So... why are a lot of us still using Windows? What would it take for us to switch?"
Anyone else with me that just suggests to use wireless instead?
Sure, i have gigabit and 10gb in my server room, and one gigabit wire going from the server room to where i watch 1080p movies (which i have used once for about 5 minutes), but otherwise, 802.11b/g/n works fine. If it is an issue with conflicting channels with the neighbours, you are not trying hard enough.
And for the next time you build a house: There is no standard wire that will last forever. Coax was the standard about 20 years ago (and it
Thus, you should have wire conduits, with fibre's limited ability to turn corners in mind. Another option is to have the ability to drop wire easily from the attic between the walls all the way to the basement, and/or to have removable ceiling tiles. Be careful with insulating though, because a big whole in an outside wall can ruin your heating bill.
According to http://tw.wowarmory.com/character-achievements.xml?r=Wrathbringer&cn=%E5%B0%8F%E7%81%B0&gn=%E7%A5%9E%E6%A8%A3 , he still has one world event to attend. He also has not reached the top of the ladder for 2v2, 3v3, or 5v5 matches.
However, he did finish 165 out of 164 player versus player matches. I am not sure how that works.
Also, why are we presuming this person is a he?
I find it hard to believe you can post that just a few hours after the "Microsoft Tries To Censor Bing Vulnerability" story was posted ( http://yro.slashdot.org/story/09/11/09/2319233/Microsoft-Tries-To-Censor-Bing-Vulnerability ).
IMHO, Microsoft's lawyers (collectively) are faster and better than Microsoft's developers (collectively).
Just from that, I believe your arguments are mostly moot.
Also, Microsoft's legal department and development/maintenance team are two separate entities. Legal will do what it needs to do to protect the company (which is what it is trying to do here) and get more money. Microsoft's developers (whether hired by Microsoft full time or via a contract) will try to avoid boring work, which is why they used the GPL code.
However, I still agree that contacting the person/company/organization/corporation before spreading the news is the right thing to do, but it is not absolutely necessary.
I do not doubt that the lawyers at Microsoft will use the full extent of the law (and even go beyond when it can) to protect Microsoft and themselves, so I would not want to ever (non-anonymously) release a vulnerability.
That being said,
Please fix the vulnerabilities I sent to you last year, as I am very tempted to spread them or use them. I know your people can sleep knowing a few critical vulnerabilities exist with IIS and Windows, but I sometimes cannot.
More information is available from the NANOG (North American Network Operator's Group) list: http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.org.operators.nanog/65992 .
Fisher Plaza, a self-styled carrier hotel in Seattle, and home to multiple
datacenter and colocation providers, has had a major issue in one of its
buildings late last night, early this morning.
The best information I am aware of is that there was a failure in the
main/generator transfer switch which resulted in a fire. The sprinkler
system activated. From speaking to the fire battalion chief, I am under the
impression that Seattle Fire did use water on the fire as well, but I am
unsure of this.
(Btw: Water + Lots of electricity = not good. I bet the electricity got turned off.)
I would copy and paste the rest with reference, but people are posting more details as they come.
...and I think the others are usually a lot easier to install. Microsoft's takes at least 5 steps (with steps like 1. "Download, Configure, Install MySQL").
Meanwhile, on many other systems, it is a lot less work:
1. In the Programs menu, click "Add/Remove"
2. Select the CMS (or whatever) that you want, and click "Install"
Other debian systems:
1. apt-get install my-favourite-cms
And finally, a quick comparison between this new Microsoft way and the usual ways with GNU Linux/BSD:
Installing is easier with GNU Linux/BSD
Configuration is easier with GNU Linux/BSD
Support is generally more available with GNU Linux/BSD
Writing plugins is generally a whole lot easier with GNU Linux/BSD because the code is available
Especially with the new tools available, I believe IIS deserves to die.
And I believe your argument of "booby trapping" something can be turned against you:
The software companies generally booby trap the software agreement, so basically any person will agree to it whether they are in their right mind or if a kid or cat is agreeing to it.
For instance, if I install Windows XP, the only option at one point is to hit F8 to agree to the license. Therefore banging on all devices (including the keyboard) will generally cause the computer to believe that you agreed to the license.
I do not believe a contract that has random scribbles all over it is considered a valid contract.
I still do not believe the EULA has been tested in court in any major country, as all law suits have assumed that it is valid, which might go against my/this argument.
In other news, IANAL.
If Machiavelli were a hacker, he'd have worked for the CSSG. -- Phil Lapsley