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OpenBSD Team Cleaning Up OpenSSL

Lunix Nutcase Re:What about a re-implementation... (290 comments)

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

5 days ago
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OpenBSD Team Cleaning Up OpenSSL

Lunix Nutcase Re:What about a re-implementation... (290 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.

5 days ago
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OpenBSD Team Cleaning Up OpenSSL

Lunix Nutcase Re:What about a re-implementation... (290 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?

5 days ago
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OpenBSD Team Cleaning Up OpenSSL

Lunix Nutcase Re:Okay, Go! (290 comments)

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

5 days ago
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OpenBSD Team Cleaning Up OpenSSL

Lunix Nutcase Re:Okay, Go! (290 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.

5 days ago
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This 1981 BYTE Magazine Cover Explains Why We're So Bad At Tech Predictions

Lunix Nutcase Re:Surely ironic (275 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...

5 days 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 a week 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 two weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 a month ago
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Creationists Demand Equal Airtime With 'Cosmos'

Lunix Nutcase Re:Pay for their own show (667 comments)

Which is like saying you can only add 1s together to get small numbers (aka "microevolution) but not big numbers (aka "macroevolution"). It's an absurd position. New species arise through the accumulation of lots of small changes not the silly "chimp giving birth to a human" fallacious argument that creationists spew.

about a month ago
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Creationists Demand Equal Airtime With 'Cosmos'

Lunix Nutcase Re:Pay for their own show (667 comments)

Ahh but they accept those things because that is "microevolution" as opposed to what they call "macroevolution" which they claim would have to be something like a dog giving birth to a pig.

about a month ago
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Have a Privacy-Invasion Wishlist? Peruse NSA's Top Secret Catalog

Lunix Nutcase Re:Don't buy from US companies (259 comments)

How is it wrong? The article is about a 2008 document. It was merely reporting what was in it.

about 4 months ago

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