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Comment Re:Why has it taken [all] this long? (Score 1) 140

Well more or less. Its no broad invalidation thats been done. But the line has moved. So if someone should go to court and try to get it invalidated it might work to get it invalid.

But that cost alot of money. And its not 100% sure that it will work. It depends on the court what they say. So it can also take along time to get it invalidated. The owner of the patent will probably make sure to draw it out so expect several years of patent ligiation.

So people just mostly wait for patent to expire.

Comment Re:Very true (Score 1) 2837

Saying that Clinton could not beat Trump is kinda strange given that it looks like she will do just that.

Clinton looks to win the total vote tally. She just lost some important swing states that gave Trump the electorial win and this the presidency.

This is the second time this happend in recent decades and its the second time a republican become president becaus of it.

Might be good if USA removed the electors and instead just counted the total votes and not made it so that some votes are more important then others.

Comment Re:The only fascinating thing about this story... (Score 1) 99

This is not a patent case. Its a copyright case.

It was not Oracle who open sourced Java. It was Sun.

Oracle later bought Sun. They did not really get any worth from it. So now they use the normal way for those that can't innovate - they sue those that make money and hope they get lucky.

As for Java sucking - thats was mostly Microsofts doing; for having a version that was incompatible with the other versions.

Comment Re:Systemd was SUCH A GREAT IDEA (Score 4, Insightful) 508

No its a technical struggle.

The UNIX philosofy is to make many smaller programs that does one thing and does it well. From a bug point of view that been godsend; smaller programs are easier to debug and test.

Large complex programs will always be a problem. Like webb browsers and systemd. The more complex a program becomes and the more it does the more complex is it to write secure code for all situations.

Comment Re:I don't get it. (Score 4, Informative) 73

Yes they use Copy on Write. But they use the hardware bug Rawhammer to flip bites without CoW being triggered.

So its really an escalation of a hardwarebug. So it its not restricted to Linux. Should be able to affect any software running on a multiuser system - regardless of operating system.

Basically any insecure hardware system affected by Rawhammer are not safe to run multiuser software - since it can be used to manipulate the system.

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