How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything
Anyone that dares to challenge the status quo is attacked and ostracized. If they have arguments that are really good, they are ignored and black listed from media. Society has gone through many phases just like this one previously, as a true Philosophy I study everything including History.
Can you give any examples of the bolded statement?
California Whooping Cough Cases "an Epidemic"
So get a booster.
OpenBSD 5.5 Released
I was under the impression that OpenBSD did not enable heartbeats by default and, as such, was not vulnerable to Heartbleed by default.
Am I wrong?
Illinois Law Grounds PETA Drones Meant To Harass Hunters
Scaring the prey away from the hunters is interferring with the hunt.
FSF Responds To Microsoft's Privacy and Encryption Announcement
How do they know the code they've been given is the actual code used to generate the shipped binaries?
Can those Enterprise partners compile the code they've been given in order to compare the binaries with the binaries that MS ships?
FSF Responds To Microsoft's Privacy and Encryption Announcement
I pay my taxes because I benefit from things like roads and schools and fire departments and such.
Do you get zero benefit from the things your taxes pay for?
Linux 3.13 Kernel To Bring Major Feature Improvements
Some Linux distributors, instead of providing a new kernel that may break old applications or devices, instead backport security fixes to an old kernel.
Why does Linus allow kernel updates that break applications and drivers?
Because he has decided that those updates improve the kernel somehow. That's his job: to improve the kernel.
If some applications get broken when the kernel is improved, it's the application developer's job to fix them.
This is as it should be. Any other model ties the hands of the kernel developers and then they can't do their job.
UK Cryptographers Call For UK and US To Out Weakened Products
We have to assume everything up to this point is compromised and start pretty much from scratch. Replace AES with TwoFish, re-design all the lower level protocols, increase all key lengths, remove any ability to downgrade security and mercilessly cut off clients that don't upgrade when an issue is found.
I don't think any of that is strictly necessary. Verify the math and inspect the implementations, but there's no need to throw it all away. Some amount of paranoia is justified, but throwing it all away goes too far.
The whole trusted certificate system has to be replaced as well, which is going to be hard.
I agree there are serious issues with the current system, but I am at a loss to come up with what would replace it.
Are the NIST Standard Elliptic Curves Back-doored?
Because the designers of the Linux random number generator code designed things such that if RdRand is compromised, it doesn't reduce the strength of the random number generated. However, if it is not compromised, then the randomness is stronger.
Why should we give up a potential benefit if there is no possible harm?
Apple Unveils iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S
But for security purposes using it to unlock your phone or identify you to the device as the current user is pretty sweet
Sure, unless you're wearing gloves, or when you have wrinkled fingers from swiming or bathing, or you have grease on your fingers from eating, or you have a job where you have to wash your hands a lot (doctor, nurse, new parent, etc).
Subversion 1.8 Released But Will You Still Use Git?
Rebasing is extremely handy when you have multiple branches being developed. Whenever a branch is merged, you rebase the other branches so that the merged feature gets pulled into each branch.
'Smart Gun' Firm Wants You To Fund Its Prototype
Then you haven't thought things through.
"Locks" like what is being suggested here is simply another point of failure on a system that is optimized to have as few failure points as possible. No one that knows anything about guns will willingly buy this.
Microsoft Developer Explains Why Windows Kernel Development Falls Behind
There are people who get just as much satisfaction out of improving existing code as "feature" programmers get out of creating new features, both in the open source community and working for business.
If you identify the missing 10% and make it visible to those people, unless your process makes contributing painful or your code base is painful to work through, chances are someone will be willing to work on it, especially if they are directly impacted by it.
As an open source project, the best thing you can do to encourage people to help with the code is to make your codebase clean and readable and let people know what the issues are.
Hanford Nuclear Waste Vitrification Plant "Too Dangerous"
France can't turn down their nuclear stations without raising the cost of operation of them. So they have a surplus of night time energy that they have to sell at a loss.
This seems suspicious to me. Can you provide a link that explains this in useful detail?
Is Bitcoin Mining a Real-World Environmental Problem?
I think the term you're looking for is "opportunity cost".
Ask Slashdot: Mac To Linux Return Flow?
I've been a happy user of FVWM for the last decade or so. The man page can be a bit daunting, but once you get a feel for configuring it (assuming you don't like one of the pre-packaged themes), it's kind of fun to mess with it.
Canonical Announces Mir: A New Display Server Not On X11 Or Wayland
Gentoo doesn't use systemd (unless you choose to). I think it defaults ot openrc (which may or may not be better, I suppose...works well enough for me).
Using Technology To Make Guns Safer
And what happens to your children or wife while you're cowering under your bed?
I will not depend on the kindness of someone who has already violated the sanctity of my house to protect the safety of my family.
JPL Employee's Firing Wasn't Due To Intelligent Design Advocacy, Says Judge
When did the lack of religion become a religion?
I think you misunderstand what atheism is.
Complete this sentence: Theism is to Atheism what Religion is to _______?
Ask Slashdot: The Search For the Ultimate Engineer's Pen
For my pencil needs, I've settled on 0.3mm using 2B lead.
For my pen needs, I've put a fine blue fisher space pen refill in an Embassy Pen and love it. I've used space pen refills in various bodies for years now and absolutely love them.
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