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  • Re: Earth week

    [quote user="joe.edwards"][quote user="El_Heffe"][quote user="joe.edwards"][quote user="El_Heffe"]40,000 Microsoft recycling bins almost sent to landfill  [/quote] OK I sense some dissonance there between the headline and the actual content of the article. [quote user="The Article"] The ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by El_Heffe on 04-24-2014
  • Re: So... about that Heartbleed

    [quote user="blakeyrat"][quote user="El_Heffe"]That's a completely irrelevant and contrived argument,[/quote] It's not even an argument. As far as I can tell, it has NOTHING to do with the discussion and people bringing it up haven't deigned to bother explaining why it's relevant. (In their eyes.)[/quote]The ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by El_Heffe on 04-24-2014
  • Re: Earth week

    [quote user="joe.edwards"][quote user="El_Heffe"]40,000 Microsoft recycling bins almost sent to landfill  [/quote] OK I sense some dissonance there between the headline and the actual content of the article. [quote user="The Article"] The Washington State Recycling Association, a trade group, today named ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by El_Heffe on 04-24-2014
  • Re: So... about that Heartbleed

    [quote user="flabdablet"]Try copying notepad.exe to C:\program.exe on a Windows box and watch how many things break. Hint: most of them won't be FOSS[/quote] That's a completely irrelevant and contrived argument, just like Blakey's example of creating a file called "-rf".  Renaming notepad.exe to C:\program.exe ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by El_Heffe on 04-24-2014
  • Re: So... about that Heartbleed

    [quote user="DaveK"] If a FOSS tool receives a path with a space in it as an argv entry and passes it to fopen(), nothing goes wrong. Of course, shitty user scripts that don't quote the args they pass to tools correctly exist, just like shitty .bat files that don't quote their args correctly also exist, but that's not the ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by El_Heffe on 04-24-2014
  • Re: THE BAD IDEAS THREAD

    Plastic surgery is real life Photoshopping.
    Posted to General Discussion (Forum) by El_Heffe on 04-23-2014
  • Re: Earth week

    40,000 Microsoft recycling bins almost sent to landfill  
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by El_Heffe on 04-23-2014
  • Re: THE BAD IDEAS THREAD

     Alterslash "Alterslash picks the best 5 comments from each of the day's Slashdot stories, and presents them on a single page for easy reading. "
    Posted to General Discussion (Forum) by El_Heffe on 04-23-2014
  • Re: The things people do for money...

    [quote user="Ben L."]Filed under: GPLv3 on the other hand has no purpose..[/quote] Tivo. Tivo uses a mixture of proprietary and GPL code in their DVRs. You can get a copy of the GPL code that Tivo uses but it won't do anything useful without the proprietary code. The Stallman crowd got pissed because they couldn't create their ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by El_Heffe on 04-23-2014
  • Re: So... about that Heartbleed

    [quote user="morbiuswilters"]creating a website to mock the people who wrote OpenSSL while you fix their bugs[/quote] I don' know . . .  I sort of like that. There's so much shitty software out there, maybe we need more "name and shame". [quote user="morbiuswilters"]it may keep people from ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by El_Heffe on 04-23-2014
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