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  • Open ​Specificati​on Promise: What. How. Why.

    gdesroches wrote:
    This is good, but I am a little confused. Most of the standards listed are web service standards. Why would Microsoft need to promise not to sue someone for using an industry standard?

    Smiley I had to smile -  good point.

    And I can-t wait for the Novell/Linux-Deal-video, explaining me, why RedHat-using companies sleep suddenly uncomfortable.

    BTW: guy-s, haven-t seen the video being excited? Classy comments. Wink
  • Michael Surkan: Introduction to IPV6

    IPv6 is a subject, that really get-s me mad for over 10 years now.

    Pushing IPv6, getting rid of NAT that would be really great.

    Will it happen? I doubt it for many years to come.

    I even start to doubt 'evolution' as a mechanism in nature, since CIOs/roots/admins all are too comfortable with a NAT/FW-type of 'lame-duck'-construction of their networks. And the ISPs and Telcos, while using IPv6 internally, don-t really propagate it.

    I know numerous stories of troubles/problems and countless man-hours, dealing with traffic-problems. Yet, I write this on a LAN-pc behind NAT/FW. Sharing one ISP-address with 200+ others. I assure you. Bittorrents are finding their way through, no matter what. So does maleware...

    Still I don-t like the (typical) Microsoft-idea to host the "Teredo"-Servers, which is another word for 'Trackers' and logging all traffic that goes through. I know, I know, but that-s typical for you: good intentions - bad execution.

    It is also funny to see one dev-department trying to make Vista as secure as possible, while the other dev tries to find ways to break it, to allow communication. Hen and egg-dilemma, all over again. Unsolvable IMHO.
  • Vittorio Bertocci: WS-Trust - Under the Hood

    I would humbly emphasize on the aspect that any (automated) implementation on a web-services-basis of PKI (public key infrastructure) should be applauded.

    Business, Government, Citizens will eventually have to communicate in secure ways online. They can do it already but it is time-consuming and to complicated for the everage person or business-transaction. Nonetheless, implementing it into Web-Services is a way to go. 

    On the other hand: whoever wants to keep the insecure infrastructures shall keep it, as long as it is legal. 

    I don-t use creditcards (online OR offline)and I don-t buy/sell on Ebay because I don-t trust neither of them for now.


  • Doron Holan - Kernel Mode Driver Framework

    now this is a video I really would have liked in HD-quality, at least the first part Wink

    Thanks for another deeply appreciated gem. You almost make me want to 'like' writing drivers for win again...and thanks, doronh, for making me feel old (c/c++, assembler...) but expensive;)
  • Windows Shell Architecture

    I stopped watching after 60 seconds. I know why you don-t want extra mics - but know you know why I will not watch these either Embarassed

  • Blue Hat 2005 - Security Researchers come to MS, Part III

    Nice teasers. Good crowd. Now, I really want to see/hear more about it.


    IRenderable wrote:
    m1t0s1s wrote: MS SUCKS!!!

    @IRenderable: please - don't feed the troll. He loves the attention he is getting. So, just ignore these kind of posts. Saves time.
  • Ken Levy - In the field in Switzerland

    BTW the video is a waste of time and should be plugged with that tag...

    ... unless you are into chickflicks which C9 is not my source for.

    This vid should be in Ken's private library and nowhere else. What did I learn from this: People have dinner together, they have a nice time and maybe afterwards ... more nice time, which is non of my business, of course.


  • Rebecca Norlander: Security and Success at Microsoft

    dantheman82 wrote:
    MS has to seriously think about the consequences of bluetooth, wireless, and other interfaces to cars, household appliances, etc. which will be more and more commonplace.  Basically, the worst-case scenarios will be a lot more than loss of money or time in the future...

    Well that's exactly where - after 2 decades - I am shifting from Microsoft's responsibility towards the responsibility of the Customer/User. Let's face it: Users want the USB-everywhere-into-everything-Plug-me-in! They themselves have the responsibility to know that you cannot protect yourself if you allow unprotected access everywhere into everything. Of course, there are security issues within apps. But there are also improved scenarios how to protect your business-environment. The Security-issues are less technical (although we dev's have to improve there too) but are rather generally ideological. The question ultimatly comes down to the CEO (not CIO) to say: "OK. I want security in my company. It will cost me lot's of money+time+training_the_employees etc... without any investment return whatsoever!". If CEOs are willing to do this instead of quarterly profit annoucements, there's hope.
  • Calvin Rowland - Tour at F5 Networks

    Swordfish - bad bad movie, I say...
  • Rebecca Norlander: Security and Success at Microsoft

    I used to be one of those persons who would rant about the security-issues from old DOS-days on (knowing Unix). I stopped blaming Microsoft when I realized how "stupid" users behave and how they don't want to be bothered with things like "passwords", "profiles" or "security".

    They want to do "everything" with their PCs without knowing what this means and without any sense of "problems" that might evolve.

    You don't have to be a dev or prog to understand the sensitive concept of exchanging information between total strangers. Every click is an execution, is a decision on the presumption that it will be "ok". Unless people start thinking about what they do before they do things, we will have to deal with pain.

    BTW: Another great vid. Interesting people make interesting vidcasts.

  • Douglas Engelbart - Inventing the Mouse

    If you happen to have watched this bit: congratulation user.

    check out www.bootstrap.org - the official Engelbart-Site and there is another excellent interview @ www.pbs.org/nerdtv/ - Cringley's series of tech-gurus. (This time the audio is very good).

    Realize. The old man (in the NerdTV-Piece) is talking soft and tender but his thoughs are sharp and his ideas edgy. I would love to have such a brain at that age...

    There is wisdom in old men, we can sip from Wink
  • Rob Short (and kernel team) - Going deep inside Windows Vista's kernel architecture

    I agree /w Rich Neves towards the end of the tape. The future wont be the "one-size-fits-all"-OS/Kernel. Listening to these "Biggies" gives me a glimpse of how painfull it must be to go through the code and "componentize" the system. It must be a "pain-in-the-youknowwhat" re-designing/refining this extremly complicated and complex code-snippets. I can only guess...

    A lot of things that were discussed (virtualization,usermode-device-driver-framework, fragmentation, memory_management) reminded me of the discussions I follow with the linux-kernel-newsgroup (- no flaming intended).

    The "Do you guys wish (that) the Registry would have never been developed?" was sure a fun question which led to some serious answers. Thats what I like.

    Unfortunately I had some difficulty to understand what Richard Ward was saying. I guess I was not the only one.