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OpenBSD Team Cleaning Up OpenSSL

MrBingoBoingo Re:Backport\Upstream? Seems unlikely (289 comments)

With something as big and messy as crufty as OpenSSL, there probably isn't a sane way to approach the problem of decrapifying it that doesn't involve first stripping it down to the minimum.The OpenBSD devs aren't Windows devs, Apple Devs, or Linux Devs. There is no "greater evil" in making something more secure in less time for your own platform when contorting themselves to maintain compatiility keeps junk that slows them in their task to the point they don't every get to the clean secure rewrite.

4 days ago
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The Myth of the Science and Engineering Shortage

MrBingoBoingo Re:Want to write a kernel ? (392 comments)

A large problem in trying to deal with "scientists" and "engineers" as a macro problem is people in those professions aren't very fungible. To be a scientist or and engineer is to have a substantial degree of professional specialization. A micro biologist is not fungible with a zoologist, and even most microbiologists are not fungible with other microbiologist or zoologists fungible with other zoologists.

about a month ago
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Mars Rover Opportunity Faces New Threat: Budget Ax

MrBingoBoingo Re:90 day budget (185 comments)

Sure, but... Continuing a legacy like that is cheaper than launching anything else. It's almost like the Airforce retiring the A-10 and supposing a vaporware F-35 can replace it, the F-35 being both Vaporware and an abortion because someone insisted the bulk of the US's future airplanes must take off and land like helicopters. Seriously, Fund NASA, axe the F-35 and just buy some French Raphaels already.

about a month ago
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Legal Motion: Hyperlinks Are Protected By the First Amendment

MrBingoBoingo Re:It's only a motion (49 comments)

Lawyers, it is great to have them, but very expensive to have them pointed against you.

about a month and a half ago
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Book Review: Threat Modeling: Designing For Security

MrBingoBoingo Re:now, if someone could handle the weather warnin (32 comments)

Right, in weather watches alert to favorable contitions for adverse incidents and warning alert that shit is imminent or going down at the moment. It's why in the midwest large portions of states may be covered under a Tornado watch, but the actual warnings are much more sparse. The difference between a weather warning and a "Terrorism warning" though is that generally the weather makes no special effort to conceal its intentions.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Modern Web Development Applied Science Associates Degree?

MrBingoBoingo Re:Not a good idea (246 comments)

Pretty much this. People going into an associates program generally are doing it for the vocational training with the expectation that when they graduate they can get a job where they continue learning and training in the craft. For this sort of curriculum you want to start with the basics of learning the relevant languages and tools, and bleed into working on practical projects before the end of the program. The biggest challenge in a two year curriculum is going to be introducing databases.

about a month and a half ago
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FileZilla Has an Evil Twin That Steals FTP Logins

MrBingoBoingo Re:What we need is a mechanism (197 comments)

These things actually do indeed exist. You know in the *NIX and Open source universe things that approach this are rather standard.

about 3 months ago
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Spoiled Onions: Exposing Malicious Tor Exit Relays

MrBingoBoingo Re:If all it takes is one... (65 comments)

What you send along to though can include things potentially mor idenifying than your IP might have ever been. The lesson is that there are no magic bullet solutions to anonymity and security which do not involve some degree or reading and learning how things work.

about 3 months ago
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Romanian Bitcoin Entrepreneur Steps In To Pay OpenBSD Shortfall

MrBingoBoingo Re:Mircea Popescu is very nice person (209 comments)

Here, here. Where was Tim Cook? Where was Steve Wozniak? WHere was the Oracle douche Ellison? Missing. What was here for the Open Source Movement? An mysterious Bitcoin Billionaire who likes young women nude in public.

about 2 months ago
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Romanian Bitcoin Entrepreneur Steps In To Pay OpenBSD Shortfall

MrBingoBoingo Re:Serious Questions about OpenBSD infrastructure (209 comments)

This electricity bill was explained last Slashdot post. OpenBSD builds for VAX. OpenBSD builds for 68K. I for one am happy someone builds modern software to let the Vaxen run.

about 2 months ago
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Romanian Bitcoin Entrepreneur Steps In To Pay OpenBSD Shortfall

MrBingoBoingo Re:Perhaps... (209 comments)

Well, Canada is an easy locale to turn a lot of BTC into local cash. An example of a hard locale would be Somalia.

about 2 months ago
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Romanian Bitcoin Entrepreneur Steps In To Pay OpenBSD Shortfall

MrBingoBoingo Re:Mircea Popescu is a criminal... nothing more (209 comments)

Pretty much retards trying to dirty Mircea while pumping their scams. Bitcointalk is the worst place for BTC news.

about 2 months ago
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Romanian Bitcoin Entrepreneur Steps In To Pay OpenBSD Shortfall

MrBingoBoingo Re:Perhaps... (209 comments)

it has been done in more difficult locales before.

about 2 months ago
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Romanian Bitcoin Entrepreneur Steps In To Pay OpenBSD Shortfall

MrBingoBoingo Re:Hey - NSFW (209 comments)

It's the right link.

about 2 months ago

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Bitcoin Barron Challenges Berkshire

MrBingoBoingo MrBingoBoingo writes  |  about a month ago

MrBingoBoingo (3481277) writes "Bitcoin Tychoon Mircea Popescu, recent savior of OpenBSD, has wagered 1000 BTC that Bitcoin will outperform Berkshire Hathaway over the next year. The wager falls into a long tradition of high value parimutuel bets in Bitcoin that center around financial outcomes, serving a role in Bitcoin similar to the one insurance does in more mature markets."
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MtGox Collapse should come as no suprise

MrBingoBoingo MrBingoBoingo writes  |  about 2 months ago

MrBingoBoingo (3481277) writes "The recent closure of the famous Bitcoin exchange MtGox has grabbed a lot of media attention lately, but people involved heavily in bitcoin have been raising alarms about business practices at MtGox for quite some time now. With the MtGox failure being Bitcoin's biggest since the collapse of the ponzi run by Trendon Shavers, also known as Pirateat40, it might be time to revisit the idea of counterparty risk in the world of irreversible cryptocurrency."
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