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by val
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Home page feedback / comments
Replies: 19
Views: 7978

Re: Home page feedback / comments

:lol: Emu, you can ban me forever, the forum is nothing but a waste of time. But before, let me tell you something. Your style of moderation is moderation in a "brain dead" mode, :lol: when you recently banned purplegirl, because of her opinion on that equality thing, when she didn't say absolutely ...
by val
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Home page feedback / comments
Replies: 19
Views: 7978

Re: Home page feedback / comments

Of course "appreciated". The dude failed to even get (despite it's written clearly many frigging times on the site) that this is NT OS, really written from scratch, not being based on any NUXI-clone nor using X etc. he is "pretty sure" it is "presumably" a wrap around crappux or bsd... But he alread...
by val
Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Partition aligment
Replies: 19
Views: 8556

Re: Partition aligment

these tricks with withholding writes might cause data loss in practice, this is everything I can say yet, And ext file system types are foreign for this architecture, don't think they will be primary FSs anytime. But this might have been done on the lower level (by appropriate drivers on NAND-backed...
by val
Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Year 2038 problem
Replies: 20
Views: 9060

Re: Year 2038 problem

smells like a couple of linuxoids had expereinced a bit of butthurt, :D
by the way, "arrogant asshole" - this is an exact definition of a linux kernel developer. isn't it?

there is no such a problem, that's the answer, Adrian, be happy. The galaxy is not endangered. :)
by val
Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Partition aligment
Replies: 19
Views: 8556

Re: Partition aligment

This equally applies to SSD/SD/eMMC storage devices. They all expose 512 byte sectors for the host. But all have much larger Erase Units partitioning on internal NAND arrays. Internal microcontroller kind of takes care of this. But there are even bare NAND devices, where OS should take care of wear ...
by val
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Partition aligment
Replies: 19
Views: 8556

Re: Partition aligment

Windows Vista (and higher) solves it with GPT if allowed to use it, and if I remember right, that is quite wasteful in the amount of space reserved before the first available sector. It's not exactly "wasteful". GPT allows for having a lot of partitions. This requires space for GPT Partition Array,...
by val
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How many of you still use Windows XP?
Replies: 60
Views: 72580

Re: How many of you still use Windows XP?

For me personally, I think XP belongs in VMs Without tin foil on your head that's not gonna help, VMs pass through it all right into the very same "unpatched outdated system" exposing it for those hordes of automated systems searching for intrusion into the machine through defenseless ports. and th...
by val
Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How many of you still use Windows XP?
Replies: 60
Views: 72580

Re: How many of you still use Windows XP?

I'm still using XP and it's fine for most things. I have windows 7 professional but got fed up with the amount of updates I was having to install almost every time I logged in. I guess XP is fairly safe so long as you have your firewall switched on and a good internet security running in the backgr...
by val
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Version compatibility
Replies: 16
Views: 8060

Re: Version compatibility

UAC is garbage. TrustedInstaller is garbage. Symlinks are garbage that made impossible to install NT6 onto FAT32, not to mention that directory redirections only added unneeded and unwanted complexity with virtually zero benefits, including the security aspect. Administrating or repairing NT6+ is a...
by val
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Rails Girls Summer of Code is still accpeting applications
Replies: 13
Views: 5253

Re: Rails Girls Summer of Code is still accpeting applicatio

ROCKNROLLKID wrote: I thought the same, too. Maybe they have to provide some kind of ID or something. Anyways, that is a problem Rails would need to resolve, not ReactOS.
That's not a problem, that's a pure fun! (Especially "resolving" it :lol: )
by val
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Rails Girls Summer of Code is still accpeting applications
Replies: 13
Views: 5253

Re: Rails Girls Summer of Code is still accpeting applicatio

This will be my last topic about interns. Just saw that Rails Girls Summer of Code is still accepting open-source projects, up until the 28th. This is a lot like GSoC, except it's for female coders. Any project can apply, just the interns have to be female or "non-binary" . Check it out here: https...
by val
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Intel processor design flaw requiring ROS kernel mode change
Replies: 45
Views: 19495

Re: Intel processor design flaw requiring ROS kernel mode ch

That is frightening and it implies that ReactOS or any unpatched o/s is a potential trojan horse for an exploit. I don't mind being wrong on this, it is just a point of discussion that I feel needs to be opened... it's the same as with the OS vs. user process situation. because 1) the problem is in...
by val
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How many of you still use Windows XP?
Replies: 60
Views: 72580

Re: How many of you still use Windows XP?

At worst this could potentially allow any user program even web-based javascript programs to access kernel memory and inject code to compromise the system. wow wow wow, not that far. this buggy "optimization" from Intel allows for only "guessing" kernel memory content. That isn't even close to the ...
by val
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Intel processor design flaw requiring ROS kernel mode change
Replies: 45
Views: 19495

Re: Intel processor design flaw requiring ROS kernel mode ch

Konata : Vulnerability is not the problem. val: Does it mean I am right? if researchers at google were right, then yes: The researchers say AMD's Ryzen family is affected by Spectre. Googlers have confirmed AMD FX and AMD Pro cores can allow arbitrary data to be obtained by a user process; the proo...
by val
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Intel processor design flaw requiring ROS kernel mode change
Replies: 45
Views: 19495

Re: Intel processor design flaw requiring ROS kernel mode ch

This is a CPU bug, not software one, so ReactOS is affected. Unless it doesn't map the kernel into the higher VA subspace of every process, but it does. Everybody does. This is a very unpleasant thing. Turns out every processor using extensive out of order and speculative execution have these vulner...