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Ask Slashdot: How Can We Create a Culture of Secure Behavior?

BreakBad Re:Start with the software developers and type saf (150 comments)

I used the same approach my requiring my users tattoo their passwords on their foreheads. Eventually my user base dropped to almost zero...but for those who stayed I did see an interesting trend. Passwords like %uS*32Ldi# started prevailing because passwords like wafflebunny make for an embarrassing tattoo.

yesterday
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In the US, Rich Now Work Longer Hours Than the Poor

BreakBad Re:By what definition of "rich"? (278 comments)

Mansion / Yacht are status symbols of the 80's/90's. You probably have a 3 or 4 character twitter account name.

yesterday
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Not Just a Cleanup Any More: LibreSSL Project Announced

BreakBad Re:Awesome! (308 comments)

Maybe not as pell-mell as it is opportunistic.

yesterday
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Google: Better To Be a 'B' CS Grad Than an 'A+' English Grad

BreakBad Re:My personal experience (348 comments)

That makes the assumption that one could only learn the concepts taught in a CS degree by participating in the program. That if you do not participate, then you will never be able to open some of those doors. That is simply not true. A college degree is an expensive certification that usually comes with little to no working experience. That is all.

Formal Education != Eating

2 days ago
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Google: Better To Be a 'B' CS Grad Than an 'A+' English Grad

BreakBad Re:My personal experience (348 comments)

e.g. I have CS degree and don't even know which fucking 'Reply to This' link to click on.

2 days ago
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Google: Better To Be a 'B' CS Grad Than an 'A+' English Grad

BreakBad Re:My personal experience (348 comments)

If you do not have a good (!) formal education in CS, what you can do is quite limited.

Having a CS degree by no means makes your skill-set unlimited. It is possible for someone without a formal degree to be more qualified. Life is complicated, we don't have to put a stamp on everything. Degrees are great, it tells me someone made it through boot-camp....this accounts for something, not everything.

2 days ago
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Code Quality: Open Source vs. Proprietary

BreakBad Re:Taking out the garbage... (132 comments)

Riiiight.......I definitely feel more elite taking my own garbage out rather than having someone else do it for me.

5 days ago
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Switching From Sitting To Standing At Your Desk

BreakBad Re:Walking yes, standing no. (311 comments)

We have an employee with a treadmill at his desk. He walks and types. Of course his emails usually read something like, "Hewmy Jammmmes, I gto taht TSp reprt dne!".

Its a new form of crypto...with different levels, depending on the level of difficulty the treadmill is set on:
HILL128 - Hilly Level 1
MNT512 - Mountains Level 5
DED1028 - Death Race Level 10

5 days ago
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Snowden Used the Linux Distro Designed For Internet Anonymity

BreakBad Re:Tails is awesome (171 comments)

..and pretty cool masks.

about a week ago
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Guardian and WaPo Receive Pulitzers For Snowden Coverage

BreakBad Re:TRAITORS!!1! (78 comments)

"This decision reminds us that what no individual conscience can change, a free press can. "

While free press exists. Seems 'free press' was treaded on with no recourse. Enjoy your award....free press....enjoy.

about a week ago
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Canonical Shutting Down Ubuntu One File Services

BreakBad Re:like always (161 comments)

Its the new Trail-and-Error method of innovation....its an infinite loop.

about three weeks ago
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How a 'Seismic Cloak' Could Slow Down an Earthquake

BreakBad Re:Two questions. (101 comments)

How many stations do you need to do the job?

And where?

Sometimes I feel like the people who make all the squiggly looking equations are just making shit up to spend tax dollars.

about three weeks ago
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Wal-Mart Sues Visa For $5 Billion For Rigging Card Swipe Fees

BreakBad Re:Wal-Mart vs. Visa (455 comments)

1%'r rage.

about a month ago
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White House To Propose Ending NSA Phone Records Collection

BreakBad Re:Sure (208 comments)

And considering the long and illustrious history of the NSA flat out LYING to the American people, Congress, and even the President himself; I wouldn't trust them to actually implement any change even if Congress passed 100 laws mandating it and the President made a pinkie promise that they were going to follow them.

Shit, I wouldn't trust them if they told me if was daytime outside and my watch read 1 p.m.

I was thinking about the same thing.

"Read my lips, NO NEW PHONE TAPS."

about a month ago
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Python 3.4 Released

BreakBad Re:And it still has the GIL (196 comments)

Basically the whole design of Python was so any part of the runtime can be overwritten at runtime, i.e. monkey patching.

I think the big problem with Python is all the hacker types who think it so cool to swap out bits bits of the runtime at runtime just because you can. Now this leads to some truly incomprehensible and unmaintainable code.

Agreed, but stated differently: I wouldn't blame the language design as much as I would blame the 'hacker' types.

I am glad the capability is there. Consider it a frontier....maybe we'll strike gold, maybe we'll waste time digging holes.

about a month ago
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Python 3.4 Released

BreakBad Re:And it still has the GIL (196 comments)

Those stats are just for submissions to codeeval challenges. I believe python is about 7th on the chart, while C/Java top it. Then C++,C#,PHP. Even Obj C is widely used due to iOS. I find it impossible to believe that python has a 30% share...but that would be nice.

about a month ago
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Study: Happiness Improves Developers' Problem Solving Skills

BreakBad Re:or, alternatively (91 comments)

Well....happiness IS a warm gun.

Guns solve problems...just saying.

about a month ago
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Stanford Researchers Spot Medical Conditions, Guns, and More In Phone Metadata

BreakBad Re:Outed? (193 comments)

AC was outed as not knowing what outed means. Nobody was deported for owning an AR-15.

about a month ago
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The Moderately Enthusiastic Programmer

BreakBad Re:Dreaming of code? (533 comments)

I see you've done code for Uncle Sam as-well.

about 3 months ago
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Facebook Mocks 'Infection' Study, Predicts Princeton's Demise

BreakBad Re:Atleast.. (193 comments)

There are no winners in a war. In this case... YAY!

about 3 months ago

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