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Comment Re:August 2012 to January 2013 (Score 1, Troll) 243

When a bug report is received, it gets evaluated and prioritised. It can take a non trivial time to track down and fix the bug (and any associated bugs in similar code).

Instead of trying to rationalize and trivialize the incompetence of the companies that provide a lot of the software infrastructure that the IT industry uses, maybe your online efforts might be better served to try to effect a change in the companies providing that software infrastructure to be able to produce a timely solution that protects the users from vulns.

Comment Re:Wrong. They want to kill java. (Score 1, Informative) 265

While i see you could think they dont understand security its far more likely they just dont like java and wish to kill it.

That's my second choice. :)

However, I cannot shake the feeling that Oracle is just not able to respond quickly to security exploits, that a security vulnerability is something they wish would just "go away" instead of Oracle resolving the root cause of said vulnerability.

In summary, I think Oracle is clueless about security at the client level..

Comment It is so obvious... (Score 3, Interesting) 265

It is so obvious, why do not the Java users see this...

It has become apparent that Oracle either does not understand the concept of computer security....

- or -

Oracle does understand the concept of computer security, and they are using these exploits to kill off Java, which they do not want to support anymore.

What else can it be?

(btw, my bet is that Oracle is clueless regarding computing security)

Comment Same old, same old... (Score 5, Insightful) 107

New leaked info from Intel sheds light on how the company's 2014 platforms will challenge ARM products in the ultra light, low power market.

Intel is using the tactic perfected by Microsoft, i.e., compare your product plans from two or so years in the future with the current products of your competitor, and then say how much better your envisioned products are.

Intel is behind the 8-ball in the low power market space, and this is nothing less than a move of desperation on Intel's part.

Comment Pixels, not marketing speak (Score 1) 266


What in the world do they mean? Why are the manufacturers so afraid to tell me the real specs (in pixels) of their monitors?

imo, the marketeers are intentionally trying to create confusion in the marketplace in order to sell monitors of inferior capability for inflated prices..

Why else would anyone create a bunch of acronyms that no one understands, and use those acronyms to describe the capability of monitors?

Comment Already done. (Score 1) 161

that architects and builders are finding ways to capture this excess body heat on a scale large enough to warm homes and office buildings

If you are in the building, aren't you already warming the building with your body heat, excess or otherwise?

Comment Re:Arsehole (Score 3, Insightful) 1051

I wish my boss would show the same concern for the quality of our software, and scream at the programmers that break it every day. Unfortunately it doesn't happen...

Sure, it does happen. I have fired programmers who could not do their job. The firing was done in my office with the door closed. I did not post news of the firing on the internal company forums. I did not drag the body through the streets as an example.

Why do you rationalize poor management techniques as an excuse for poor management?

Comment Re:Linus is an asshat, imho (Score 1) 1051

Unless that developer is disposable and you'd like to send a message aux les autres.

If you want to send a message to others, then just take the guy off the project. If the other developers are worth their salt, they will already know the guy is incompetent. There's no need for a public flogging.

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