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Heartbleed Coder: Bug In OpenSSL Was an Honest Mistake

Manfre Re:He's sorry now ... (445 comments)

His code was reviewed. The established process was followed. The reviewer and possibly anyone else with access to the code could be viewed as negligent for not preventing this undesirable functionality.

about two weeks ago
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Intel Upgrades MinnowBoard: Baytrail CPU, Nearly Halves Price To $99

Manfre Re:Dual interface ? (92 comments)

If you're not routing gigabit, get a usb network port or configure it to have two IPs for its one port and route between.

about three weeks ago
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Operation Wants To Mine 10% of All New Bitcoins

Manfre Re:Fantastic ROI (275 comments)

They would essentially have to launder the bitcoins to not kill their value. They could do this buy buying lots of random things that can easily get resold from retailers that accept bitcoins.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Fastest, Cheapest Path To a Bachelor's Degree?

Manfre Re:A printer and a template (370 comments)

Many states have "at will" employment, which means that the employer can fire anyone for any reason, as long as that reason doesn't violate established law.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Fastest, Cheapest Path To a Bachelor's Degree?

Manfre Re:A printer and a template (370 comments)

As far as I know, there are no laws requiring people to be honest on their resumes. They will obviously get fired if caught, but not arrested and charged with a crime.

about a month ago
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Drone-Assisted Hunting To Be Illegal In Alaska

Manfre Spotting with helicopter still okay? (397 comments)

They're not okay with drones, but I thought Alaska allowed people to hunt and shoot from a helicopter. If this is the case, then I guess they don't want the poor people to enjoy an aerial advantage.

about a month ago
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Are Bankers Paid Too Much? Are Technology CEOs?

Manfre Re:They are all paid too much (712 comments)

Do you honestly believe that is how it really works?

about 2 months ago
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Are Bankers Paid Too Much? Are Technology CEOs?

Manfre Re:You get, what you negotiate (712 comments)

CEO pay and bonuses is often at the expense of worker salary. This results in taxpayers subsidizing the lower worker salaries with food stamps and other financial assistance.

about 2 months ago
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Are Bankers Paid Too Much? Are Technology CEOs?

Manfre Re:They are all paid too much (712 comments)

Wrong. CEO pay is determined by the board, not investors.

about 2 months ago
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Apple Rumored To Be Exploring Medical Devices, Electric Cars To Reignite Growth

Manfre Apple Car Troubles (255 comments)

Any issues with the car will probably be blamed on the driver. "Your car doesn't accelerate properly because you're holding the steering wheel incorrectly."

about 2 months ago
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GOP Bill To Outlaw EPA 'Secret Science' That Is Not Transparent, Reproducible

Manfre Re:Transparency I agree with (618 comments)

The bill will only serve to allow companies to fight EPA regulations in court by failing to reproduce the results.

about 2 months ago
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AMC Theaters Allegedly Calls FBI to Interrogate a Google Glass Wearer

Manfre Re:Sue (1034 comments)

1. Google glass is not classified as a medical device.
2. He did the equivalent of bringing a video camera in to a movie theater and pointed it at the screen for the entire movie.
3. He didn't ask for a lawyer and then STFU. His rights were not violated.

about 2 months ago
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Google Buys Home Automation Company Nest

Manfre Re:It's a Google aquisition (257 comments)

You jest, but that would be a great feature. House burning down, auto call fire department, and also send you info to reserve a hotel room.

about 3 months ago
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FDA Tells Google-Backed 23andMe To Halt DNA Test Service

Manfre Re:Old boys' network (371 comments)

You clearly don't understand what the service provides, but I'm glad that doesn't inhibit you from responding as if you do!

Using your example, they don't test you for dick cancer. They check your DNA for indicators that you might be more likely to get dick cancer. The appropriate response to the results is to keep that in mind and every so often have a doctor check to make sure you don't have dick cancer.

about 5 months ago
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Dart 1.0 Released

Manfre Re:And I'd learn to use it (121 comments)

Chrome is the new IE6. A site I maintain has dropped IE6, but has recently been required to make CSS tweaks to fix box and other layout issues with Chrome.

about 5 months ago
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US Intelligence Wants To Radically Advance Facial Recognition Software

Manfre Re:Will not work. Period. (178 comments)

I wonder if "smugglers" includes people trying to sneak an extra few ounces of shampoo on to the plane.

about 5 months ago
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Drive With Google Glass: Get a Ticket

Manfre Re:Impaired Driving Abilities? (638 comments)

When a pilot loses their gauges, the worry is that the aircraft will hit the ground, not something in the air.

about 6 months ago
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CAPTCHA Busted? Company Claims To Have Broken Protection System

Manfre Better than humans (141 comments)

I wish I could get CAPTCHAs right 90% of the time.

about 6 months ago
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The Linux Backdoor Attempt of 2003

Manfre Re: This is the reality, no need for tinfoil hats (360 comments)

Some one with knowledge of the code discovered a bug in the code. That happens for closed source as well. Most people who use open source don't look at the code so it's essentially closed source.

about 6 months ago

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Processing Visualization Language Ported To JS

Manfre Manfre writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Manfre writes "On his birthday, John Resig (creator of jQuery) has given a present to developers by releasing Processing.js. This is a Javascript port of the Processing Visualization Language. This is a first step towards Javascript being a rival to flash for online graphics content. His blog post contains an excellent write up with many demos."

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