"intel has sufficiently beat the stuffing out of certain 3 letter competitors in the market, and no longer needs to shill its compiler. please return when our CEO returns to shore after having exhausted his supply of caviar. It is at this time we expect to begin IDF18, where we will scramble madly trying to renew competition against Ryzen."
the dark mode extension for firefox has taken care of this for me.
IPv6 transition mechanisms
ipv6 has been around nearly a decade. any company that doesnt have a competent dual-stack implementation deserves what they get. that having been said the number of vendors that recoil in shock and horror when you ask if they can route, or even support ipv6 is amazing.
Since IPv6 implementations and security solutions are relatively new and untested
but this has been an issue thats unaddressed by the industry, not security pros. I can think of maybe five vendors ive declined because their ipv6 implementation was either partial, shitty, or non-existent. I decided on implementing OpenBSD instead and so far havent found anything as robust.
systems engineers aren't fully aware of them
this happens when you have a baby-boomer tech employee who refuses to retire. you let him ride out his last days as a senior or manager while backfilling him with what you hope are more competent and open minds, but unless its from the vendor that bought him steak and told him he was a real straight shooter, hes not going out of his lane to potentially fail at this point in his career, or learn something new.
I worked at a refinery that used these for general reports in the control rooms and i absolutely dont miss them. These things weighed as much as a refrigerator, cost as much as a small car, and required weekly service. chain oil, bar lubes, and cleaning with isopropyl and solvents were the norm. the old posix "lp0 on fire" warning was not really a joke, as failure to let these machines dry out after service would cause them to catch fire due to residual alcohol. We paid IBM an extra $20k to retrofit the cabinets with soundproofing foam in some of the more public spaces these had to be installed.
I don't think Jobs's letter killed Flash. But I don't think Adobe did either.
no, the internet rallied around Flash like a mafia hitsquad around a mole and slowly beat it to death. NodeJS, html5, and webm video all colluded to deliver the killing stroke to Flash. Adobe, in turn, largely did what they do best and ignored the programs compatibility issues in Linux, stability issues in mac and windows, and rampant security issues across the board. It should serve as a stern reminder of what could happen to Photoshop and AfterEffects if Adobe doesnt start paying more attention and start fixing real bugs.
was the discovery of a plot
if every time someones discovered plotting the demise of western civilization we are to enact some new pointless and myopic law for our airlines, we may as well scrap the whole idea of commercial flight. Someone could easily roll a grenade into the screening area, or the food court, or even the ticket counter and accomplish just as much if not even more than an i-pad bomb. or they could show up at a gay nightclub and kill 60 people. or shoot up a government building in San Bernadino.
Los Angeles International even had a guy show up with a high power rifle and start picking off cops and TSA agents, which went way beyond a plot, but we still dutifully strip off our shoes and throw out our bottled water in homage to the all mighty security theatre. The point of terrorism is that once you concede to being terrorized, thats it, youve lost whatever war you thought you were fighting against it.
theranos: for the love of god and all thats holy, please do not litigate.
Uber: every week we get a new lawsuit, cities are outlawing us, countries have banned us or taxed our business model, workers have united and are forming unions, we actively thwarted regulatory attempts with greyball, our drivers have turned out to be serial killers and rapists, and our president just quit...but uh...i guess we're still worth ten billion dollars ya know!?
I have a very small mind and must live with it. -- E. Dijkstra