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    This is a security nightmare. Large swaths of...

    This is a security nightmare. Large swaths of very complex code that was not written to be secure (as there was no point in local exploitation of OpenGL) are now subject to untrusted input from...
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    EDIT: Yup, this snippet fixes it. @@...

    EDIT: Yup, this snippet fixes it.



    @@ -83,14 +86,16 @@ __nss_hostname_digits_dots (const char *name, struct hostent *resbuf,
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    size_needed = (sizeof (*host_addr)
    - ...
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    This was probably patched with commit...

    This was probably patched with commit d5dd6189d506068ed11c8bfa1e1e9bffde04decd:

    http://sourceware.org/git/?p=glibc.git;a=commit;h=d5dd6189d506068ed11c8bfa1e1e9bffde04decd


    Fix parsing of...
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    Yup, there should be a patched version available...

    Yup, there should be a patched version available before the vulnerability is disclosed.
    Such as "there is a horrific security vuln in glibc < 2.18, upgrade now!" without specifying more detalis. ...
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    Heartbleed looks insignificant now.

    Heartbleed looks insignificant now.
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    That guy who proposed the change claims that it...

    That guy who proposed the change claims that it was a joke:

    http://smoogespace.blogspot.com/2015/01/mea-maxima-culpa.html



    There may have been the Poe's law involved. ...
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    The biggest problems here are probably netbooks,...

    The biggest problems here are probably netbooks, not laptops or desktops.
    Many/most netbooks with Intel Atom do not support 64-bit. Even many models released in 2011/12 do not support it: ...
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    I know it and am going to switch in the near...

    I know it and am going to switch in the near future (for causes unrelated to anyone dropping support for 32-bit).


    Yup.
    I'm using Ubuntu BTW.

    Ubuntu is still maintaining the powerpc port (it...
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    Many people simply can't afford buying a new...

    Many people simply can't afford buying a new system.
    Linux is used not only in the developed world.

    EDIT: And we may gain new users on low-end hardware that switch from WinXP.

    EDIT2: I'm...
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    MPEG LA is only a licencing pool, it cannot sue...

    MPEG LA is only a licencing pool, it cannot sue anyone for patent infrigement.

    I do not expect anyone to sue me, I just want to stay legal.

    Licence for H.264 is approx. $0,20 for a device.
    ...
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    http://cgit.freedesktop.org/mesa/mesa/tree/docs/RE...

    http://cgit.freedesktop.org/mesa/mesa/tree/docs/README.UVD


    IANAL and this is not 100% clear, but I think that the first paragraph states that licence for H.264 (among others) is necessary.
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    Please remember, that it is probably necessary to...

    Please remember, that it is probably necessary to buy a patent license from MPEG LA to lawfully use the UVD open source support.
    We may not like the law, but that does not mean that we could break...
  13. The famous bug in kernel that resulted in several...

    The famous bug in kernel that resulted in several models of Samsung laptops being bricked
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu-cdimage/+bug/1040557
    also took an awful lot of time to fix (over a half...
  14. I am reading...

    I am reading https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TrustyTahr/ReleaseNotes and begin to think that this guy is right:


    The worst thing is that this bug is not fixed in 14.04.1. I like the sentence "Ensure you...
  15. Please *try* to be at least marginally kind to...

    Please *try* to be at least marginally kind to this guy. He may just have a lot of bad luck with Linux.

    It is difficult to install / boot Linux on some systems in common existence because of...
  16. Why is it so? What is so difficult about display...

    Why is it so?
    What is so difficult about display support? Driving PLLs?
  17. Is this game different enough from Minecraft to...

    Is this game different enough from Minecraft to be legal?
    Fedora AFAIK does not allow game clones for fear of legal problems.
  18. BUMP!

    BUMP!
  19. uselessd maintainer writes an insightful article about systemd debates

    Hello,
    I have recently stumbled upon a great article written by the uselessd maintainer that revolves around the topic of systemd debates. It can be found here:...
  20. How much work is needed to complete the missing...

    How much work is needed to complete the missing features?

    Items left:

    For GL4.0:
    GL_ARB_gpu_shader_fp64 started (Dave)
    GL_ARB_shader_subroutine ...
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