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The Schizophrenic Programmer Who Built an OS To Talk To God

JustNiz Re:yeah ummm cya (448 comments)

No, even in (well-written) C, you don't just use globals everywhere.

2 days ago
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The Schizophrenic Programmer Who Built an OS To Talk To God

JustNiz Church of Pong (448 comments)

For some reason this reminded me of the "Church of Pong" in Neuromancer.

2 days ago
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The Schizophrenic Programmer Who Built an OS To Talk To God

JustNiz yeah ummm cya (448 comments)

>> There are no C++ public/private protections and all
functions, even secondary ones in the kernel, can be called. ...so literally everything has global scope? ..No defined interfaces anywhere and changing the implementation of _anything_ has a high probability of breaking _everything_?

Good luck with ever getting a robust system, or even finding anyone with an actual clue that would want to contribute (a.k.a. waste) their time trying.

2 days ago
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Researchers Say the Tech Worker Shortage Doesn't Really Exist

JustNiz The real question is... (433 comments)

Everyone already knows this, whether they want to admit it or not.

The real question is will the US gov ever actually do anything to benefit US workers, or are they already too far under the thumbs of the hi tech companies?

3 days ago
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Here's What Your Car Could Look Like In 2030

JustNiz Re:Mine will look different! (144 comments)

Thankyou. Mine too.

IMHO, the best car is one with NO computer tech or LCD screens in it.

3 days ago
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Launching 2015: a New Certificate Authority To Encrypt the Entire Web

JustNiz Re:No thanks... (212 comments)

...because "clean politician" is an oxymoron. the politicians avoid pushing restrictions on the NSA in case the NSA leaks the dirt on them. ...so there really is nobody powerful enough to limit the NSA, even the government.

3 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: What's the Most Hackable Car?

JustNiz Re: Mercedes (194 comments)

old diesel? ...are you SURE the smoke was actually coming off the tyres and not the exhaust?

about a week ago
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Launching 2015: a New Certificate Authority To Encrypt the Entire Web

JustNiz Re:strawman? (212 comments)

I guess my real point is: assuming the NSA can already do it, how long will it be before the 15 yr old skript kiddy can download a tool from somewhere that does it too?

about a week ago
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Launching 2015: a New Certificate Authority To Encrypt the Entire Web

JustNiz Re:strawman? (212 comments)

Not useless, but also not what it says on the tin.

about two weeks ago
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Launching 2015: a New Certificate Authority To Encrypt the Entire Web

JustNiz strawman? (212 comments)

Why should we believe that HTTPS (or i suppose more accurately TLS / SSL) hasn't already been compromised (i.e. by the NSA)?

about two weeks ago
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Launching 2015: a New Certificate Authority To Encrypt the Entire Web

JustNiz Re:No thanks... (212 comments)

This.

I think this is the REAL question. As is: why should we believe that https isn't also already compromised (i.e. by the NSA)?

about two weeks ago
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Do Good Programmers Need Agents?

JustNiz already seen more than enough of "rockstars" (215 comments)

All this will do is encourage the so-called "rockstars" that come in and hack the crap out of the code base to throw together some piece of shit that superficially appears to very quickly met some highly visible/urgent management objective, then they always disappear before management get to also experience the fallout from the damage they did, so they leave looking good and the code devastation to everyone else (i.e. the _actually_ good engineers) to pick up the pieces.

about two weeks ago
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Washington Dancers Sue To Prevent Identity Disclosure

JustNiz I call bullshit (461 comments)

It seems to me that you actually don't need someone's personal details just to pray for them.

about three weeks ago
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Silk Road 2.0 operator arrested and charged

JustNiz and in other news... (1 comments)

Silk Road 3 is now open.

about three weeks ago
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Android 5.0 Makes SD Cards Great Again

JustNiz Still not holding my breath... (214 comments)

I'm still not holding my breath for Google to finally get a clue and include SD slots on Nexus phones.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can You Say Something Nice About Systemd?

JustNiz Re:Less fragmentation (928 comments)

>> Your high UID suggest that you weren't around when Linux was young.

Your automatic presumption that my slashdot membership age in any way relates to my industry experience only serves to further highlight that logical thinking is not one of your strengths.

>> If it wasn't for Red Hat, Linux wouldn't have made it as a viable commercial alternative to MS, period!

I agree that Red Hat has and does make valuable contributions to Linux, just as many other large companies, such as Google. I also agree that RedHat's contributions have helped (but are not singularly responsible for) Linux breaking the Microsoft monopoly, especially in the server space, however there is far more reason to Linux's existence than just being an anti-MS weapon.
you assertion that Linux would just not exist without RedHat remains patently ridiciulous.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can You Say Something Nice About Systemd?

JustNiz Re:Less fragmentation (928 comments)

>> If it wasn't for Red Hat, Linux wouldn't exist today.

Thanks for the laugh. I really didn't think anyone could be that clueless.

about three weeks ago
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MPAA Bans Google Glass In Theaters

JustNiz Re:How about actively limiting phone use? (357 comments)

I like to throw popcorn at people that continue to disturb movies.
If they ever say anything, I respond with
Oh so you want me to stop being antisocial?"

about a month ago

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