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    Security Application

    There's also a security-related application of this:
    - a very simple C compiler, is much more easy to code review compared to more performant but larger behemoths like GCC
    - thus it is easy to...
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    About regretting Cat6 cables

    As an alternative to Cat6 cables:

    There's a local (Swiss) small startup providing affordable plastic-optical-fiber (POF) running at gigabit speeds: http://casacom.ch/.
    Looks like an interesting...
  3. /system32 contains windows system files since the...

    /system32 contains windows system files since the first days of Win NT and its support for 32 bits code (as opposed to contemporary Windows 3 and its 16 bit code which used /system)

    When 64bit...
  4. Or see everything perfectly: because modern...

    Or see everything perfectly: because modern digital TV...
    - ...uses more modern signal circuitry which is able to better catch lower signal.
    - ...has some form of error correction or compensation...
  5. That's also an inherent problem with the VLIW...

    That's also an inherent problem with the VLIW type of architecture as used on the Itanium.
    (i.e.: one "instruction" is actually a very long list of micro-ops that each subunit of the CPU will run in...
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    1. - No DRM, yet. It's up to DRM provider to...

    1. - No DRM, yet. It's up to DRM provider to decide if they decide to port DRM modules or not
    (but as the current provider of DRM module for Firefox is Adobe, I won't be holding my breath waiting...
  7. [QUOTE=Luke_Wolf;447202]So much this......

    Well, pragmatically, ext drivers have been part of the vanilla kernel for ages. The current driver, ext4, is backward compatible with ext2/3/4 drives and widely supported.
    Keeping it inside Chrome...
  8. UDF...

    UDF is clearly a better solution for removable media.
    It's supported by the big OS, including Windows (even older versions like XP).
    It supports modern features (big files, etc.)
    It's more widely...
  9. At least, now lots of work can be shared within...

    At least, now lots of work can be shared within amdgpu development that would previsouly be split between fglrx and r600/radeonsi
    Even if that won't bring actual new developers, that would at least...
  10. Mesa running on top of amdgpu instead of radeonsi...

    Mesa running on top of amdgpu instead of radeonsi (or even r600 ?): could be doable, depends on how much resources are available (mostly developers in the opensource community).
    Might be useful to...
  11. My opinion is that the kernel drivers won't lag...

    My opinion is that the kernel drivers won't lag much.

    Currently, the opensource drivers only get done once the specs are officially made open to the opensource developers, around the time the...
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    There is a VERY PRECISE reason why this is so:...

    There is a VERY PRECISE reason why this is so:
    The problem is that a "dollar sign between double quotes" has already a well defined befaviour in PHP - namely expanding the content of the $variable...
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    No, it's simply what Apple are using for their...

    No, it's simply what Apple are using for their SSL needs.
    And don't worry, GNU TLS will come with its own fair share of bugs (see Gotofail)



    Probably the next big change every will be...
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    Yup, I agree. Fleeing to a different shell won't...

    Yup, I agree. Fleeing to a different shell won't magically solve the MAIN problem: We NEED to have the shells (whichever) audited.
  15. Personally, I *do* use an adblocker absolutely...

    Personally, I *do* use an adblocker absolutely everywhere. I viscerally hate ads, and I'm not going to disable it ever.

    BUT! I'm totally for giving an occasional tip (preferably over bitcoin)....
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    No lol: There's actually a grain of truth in...

    No lol: There's actually a grain of truth in this.

    Big photography teams probably continue to work with photoshop because that's a very good software for their very peculiar needs. They aren't the...
  17. No, because at no point was there something like...

    No, because at no point was there something like a buffer overflow.

    To give more detail:

    Bash support fonctions: you can


    myfunc() {
    echo "Hello world"
    }
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    Speaking of real-world usage: - journald itself...

    Speaking of real-world usage:
    - journald itself can still forward messages to syslog (and is setup so in distribution that currently ship with systemd like openSuse which I am using)
    - so, in...
  19. Sadly, not all of us have the leisure of this...

    Sadly, not all of us have the leisure of this choice.
    My main culprit are the horrible huge blob that some equipment manufacturer send with their lab equipment and that we need to somehow find a way...
  20. But there's rarely a better way to handle those...

    But there's rarely a better way to handle those extreme cases, short of managing to get the source (under NDA or whatever) and recompile it for your distro.
    And in fact systemd proposal uses BTRFS...
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