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Latin America Exhausts IPv4 Addresses

Lunix Nutcase Re:On behalf of all network specialists, (197 comments)

Everyone knew this would happen eventually. No one listened to the chicken littles that were screaming "the sky is falling!" every year for more than a decade.

about 2 months ago
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Apple Announces New Programming Language Called Swift

Lunix Nutcase Re:None of the baggage of C? (636 comments)

The statement is talking about if you only write pure Swift. What you describe is really no different than using C code with Java through JNI. But that does not mean Java itself has any C baggage.

about 2 months ago
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Apple Announces New Programming Language Called Swift

Lunix Nutcase Re:Good bye source compatibility (636 comments)

Why is this dumb post modded insightful? You can still use all the same languages you did before.

about 2 months ago
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OpenBSD Team Cleaning Up OpenSSL

Lunix Nutcase Re:What about a re-implementation... (304 comments)

And thay changes things, how? C++ allows all the same "unsafe" things as C does. Have you ever used C++ before?

about 4 months ago
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OpenBSD Team Cleaning Up OpenSSL

Lunix Nutcase Re:What about a re-implementation... (304 comments)

If your language runtime has a bug instead, it's much more likely to be a very indirect one, because now not only do you likely have to cause a specific behavior in the program itself, but that behavior has to trip up the runtime in a way that causes that bug to lead to something bad.

Yeah and? Has that stopped all the exploits of the Flash runtime and the Sun/Oracle JVM? Nope. In fact, those two are among the most exploited pieces of userspace software on the OS.

about 4 months ago
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OpenBSD Team Cleaning Up OpenSSL

Lunix Nutcase Re:What about a re-implementation... (304 comments)

So if C is so bad why should we trust the languages that are implemented in it? You do realize that most of these "safe" languages are written in C, right?

about 4 months ago
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OpenBSD Team Cleaning Up OpenSSL

Lunix Nutcase Re:Okay, Go! (304 comments)

Correction of myself: That should be 5.3 and 5.4 which both had 1.0.1c.

about 4 months ago
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OpenBSD Team Cleaning Up OpenSSL

Lunix Nutcase Re:Okay, Go! (304 comments)

OpenBSD 5.3 was running 1.0.1c which was affected by the bug. This is not PR. It is fixing bugs in a critical component of their OS.

about 4 months ago
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This 1981 BYTE Magazine Cover Explains Why We're So Bad At Tech Predictions

Lunix Nutcase Re:Surely ironic (276 comments)

It's just complete nonsense, anyone working with smartphones at the time was completely unfazed by the iPhone

Oh really?

Chris DeSalvo right after the iPhone unveiling:

As a consumer I was blown away. I wanted one immediately. But as a Google engineer, I thought ‘We’re going to have to start over.’

What we had suddenly looked just so . . . nineties,” DeSalvo said. “It’s just one of those things that are obvious when you see it.

Andy Rubin after the iPhone unveiling:

"Holy crap," he said to one of his colleagues in the car. “I guess we’re not going to ship that phone."

Yeah, they were totally unfazed. Oh wait...

http://theatlantic.com/technol...

about 4 months ago
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Google Buys Drone Maker Titan Aerospace

Lunix Nutcase Re:Nice for rural areas.. (41 comments)

How exactly would you expect them to build a wireless network without encroaching on everyone else's spectrum? Did you even think that through?

about 4 months ago
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OpenSSL Bug Allows Attackers To Read Memory In 64k Chunks

Lunix Nutcase Re:Theo? (303 comments)

I can only hope this is a clever attempt at whooshing people. Otherwise...

about 4 months ago
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Toward Better Programming

Lunix Nutcase Re:Proverb (391 comments)

And yet there are times when the tool itself really is shitty. That statement is not meant to be infallible, unquestionable gospel. Some tools are simply poorly made and a bad fit for the job they're supposed to be used for.

about 4 months ago
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TSA Missed Boston Bomber Because His Name Was Misspelled In a Database

Lunix Nutcase Re:More lies from the Republicans (275 comments)

While most of your post is spot on there is no way for the TSA to have stopped the 911 attacks since it was formed 2 months after that happened.

about 4 months ago
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Owner of Nortel Patents Sues Cisco For 'Immense' Patent Infringement

Lunix Nutcase Re:Good (83 comments)

This is a good thing, as it will help prove the downfall of the current patent system. When you can get the big patent holders scared of other patent holders, we can get some progress in trimming the power of the vague and obvious patent.

Who says Cisco is scared? Also this same line has been trotted out for going on a decade every time a big company is sued over patents and yet it has lead to jack and shit.

about 4 months ago
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Ouya Dropping 'Free-to-Play' Requirement

Lunix Nutcase Re:Huh? (107 comments)

A shitty console that will join the heap pile of failure along with things like the Atari Jaguar, the Philips CD-i or the Virtual Boy.

about 4 months ago

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