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NSA Collecting Millions of Faces From Web Images

Megan Woods They would silly not to... (136 comments)

Honestly it is kind of what you would expect that kind of organisation to be doing..

about 4 months ago

30-Day Status Update On LibreSSL

Megan Woods Re:Its easy to be critical (164 comments)

I guess I was just trying to be a bit more moderate, I agree with the criticism and the project should be written about in textbooks on what not to do but I feel that the ongoing criticism is just shooting fish in a barrel and doesn't contribute much in the way of value.

about 4 months ago

30-Day Status Update On LibreSSL

Megan Woods Re:Its easy to be critical (164 comments)

Yea ok, I took a look at the code about a decade ago and decided I would not use it unless I was completely stuck with it. I agree with your observations it was clearly mismanaged. Thanks..

about 4 months ago

30-Day Status Update On LibreSSL

Megan Woods Its easy to be critical (164 comments)

The thing about OpenSSL et al is that everyone who used it had exactly the same opportunity to review the code and make a decision about its use.
What actually happened was that, for the most part, was that it was just used blindly as its the case with most cryptographic systems and API's.
Whatever the motivators for the OpenSSL group were, whatever the decisions that were made or not made, the simple fact of caveat emptor still applies.

Its good that LibreSSL is getting created, and thanks.. Seriously though, stop bashing the OpenSSL project, it is just as much the product of its community as its developers.

about 4 months ago

Inside Boeing's New Self-Destructing Smartphone

Megan Woods Cold disassembly? (162 comments)

How would it go if it were chilled right down, liquid nitrogen or colder so the electronics stopped working and then disassembled. (I don't know if it's possible, just kicking the idea around.)

about 7 months ago

Why Is Dropbox Back On the Chinese Market?

Megan Woods One of the unusual survivors. (46 comments)

Drop box has survived public humiliation and questions about its security and yet... Get this.. It still survives to this day.. Everything slips off drop box like it is Teflon coated.

about 7 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Should Developers Fix Bugs They Cause On Their Own Time?

Megan Woods So misaligned features become bugs (716 comments)

Fantastic opportunity for management to deem maldefined features as bugs and make the devs work on it for free..

about 7 months ago

NTSB Recommends Lower Drunk Driving Threshold Nationwide: 0.05 BAC

Megan Woods Booze busses etc (996 comments)

In Australia for fully licences drivers you can be no higher than .05 . It's ruthlessly enforced and all traffic police can stop you at any time for a random breath test.. They deploy booze and drug testing busses and I have seen them block a 3 lane freeway nicking 100s of motorists.. If you refuse to take the test you loose your licence on the spot. If you fail you loose your licence on the spot.. You can be jailed even if you don't cause an accident. I was the first group to have 00 BAC and its something I stick with even as a fully licenced driver.. To be honest your society will benefit from it..

about a year ago


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