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Comment Now with even more show stopper bugs (Score 1) 35

Bluetooth LE is broken, taking a photo in portrait is broken, I mean WTF

Some 3rd party Android nightlies where messy, but this easily beats everything so far. At least they were frequent and easily revertible if needed.

Trying to load the factory images is broken as well if you did not already unlock your bootloader, because unlocking you bootloader is broken as well.

Really Google... WTF

Comment Re:"Did you even test this??!!!" (Score 1) 523

I really wish sometimes that error messages would add a line: "If you are calling for tech support, please write down this code ERR##### and give it to the technician." I know many would still ignore it but

That's why you should log the error, I've maintained an application for years and about 98% of the end-users never advanced past the colour of the error dialog when reporting the error, If they even bothered to report the error, because most did not.

Submission + - SourceForge MITM Projects (github.io) 2

lister king of smeg writes: What happened?

SourceForge, once a trustworthy source code hosting site, started to place misleading ads (like fake download buttons) a few years ago. They are also bundling third-party adware/malware directly with their Windows installer.

Some project managers decided to leave SourceForge – partly because of this, partly just because there are better options today. SF staff hijacked some of these abandoned accounts, partly to bundle the crapware with their installers. It has become just another sleazy garbage site with downloads of fake antivirus programs and such.

How can I help?

If you agree that SourceForge is in fact distributing malicious software under the guise of open source projects, report them to google. Ideally this will help remove them from search results, prevent others from suffering their malware and provide them with incentive to change their behavior.

As this story has been submitted several times in the past several days, by various submitter and is going around various other tech forums( https://news.ycombinator.com/i... , https://soylentnews.org/articl... , https://www.reddit.com/r/progr... ,) this submitter wonders has our shared "glorious Dice Corporate overloads" been shooting this story down?

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