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Bug Bounties Don't Help If Bugs Never Run Out

Oo.et.oO Re:Metaphor (235 comments)

i argued that it's a false equivalence because software quality is not based (entirely) on a single finish line.

about 3 months ago
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Bug Bounties Don't Help If Bugs Never Run Out

Oo.et.oO Re:Metaphor (235 comments)

wtf, slashdot? "evidence"? i said "an estimate"!

about 3 months ago
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Bug Bounties Don't Help If Bugs Never Run Out

Oo.et.oO Re:Metaphor (235 comments)

i understand that you think you are using a metaphor (even if it is in fact a simile)
but either way it's false. in a race, you either finish or you don't. in software it's an on going process with (hopefully, but rarely) increasing quality and functionality.
small battles can and are won.
say you have 10,000,000,000 bugs in the system as a evidence.
researchers find and patch 1,000,000,000
is your system more or less likely to have an exploit found?

about 3 months ago
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AllSeen Alliance Wants To Open-Source the 'Internet of Things'

Oo.et.oO Re:how does this differ from TCP/IP stack? (86 comments)

found more on the allSeen website:
https://allseenalliance.org/allseen/framework

"can communicate over various transport layers, such as Wi-Fi, power line or Ethernet"
"enable fundamental activities such as discovery of adjacent devices, pairing, message routing and security"
"onboarding to join the user’s network of connected devices; user notifications; a common control panel for creating rich user experiences; and audio streaming for simultaneous playback on multiple speakers."

about 8 months ago
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AllSeen Alliance Wants To Open-Source the 'Internet of Things'

Oo.et.oO how does this differ from TCP/IP stack? (86 comments)

FTFA: 'communicate "regardless of manufacturer or operating system and without the need for Internet access,"'

can anyone explain how AllJoyn differs from the TCP/IP stack?

about 8 months ago
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EUV Chipmaking Inches Forward

Oo.et.oO Re:EUV source (32 comments)

you guys are cute. several fab companies are already well into their evaluation processes to produce fully patterned 10nm wafers with evaluation CPUs and mixed signal ckts. and all without EUV (*gasp*).

in triple patterning, the third color is typically to produce the notches and orthogonal lines.
it's the double patterning that is mostly for parallel lines.

about a year ago
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Scientists Growing New Crystals To Make LED Lights Better

Oo.et.oO Re:So, not an organic LED ... (51 comments)

just to add a bit to this. it's typically termed "epitaxial growth", refering to the deposition of a layer of material over another. "assembled" always puts pictures of little machines putting parts together in my head, when it's a chemical process entirely.

about a year ago
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97% of Climate Science Papers Agree Global Warming Is Man-made

Oo.et.oO Re:BUYING SLASHDOT ACCOUNTS (1105 comments)

yes. this is how change happens. slavery, womens' rights, child labor laws, environmental laws. take that last one further, and we MIGHT be able to enable our existence for a while longer

about a year ago
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Mozilla Delays Default Third-Party Cookie Blocking In Firefox

Oo.et.oO Re:I block 3rd party cookies by default (106 comments)

a "session cookie" is literally a different type of cookie as sent from the server.
aka "transient cookies"
they are typically to follow you around that "session" on the website. not the session in the browser.
but yes, the browsers happen to trash them when you exit. but if you run out of cookie memory, they'll page them out or scrap the old ones entirely.

about a year ago
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Mozilla Delays Default Third-Party Cookie Blocking In Firefox

Oo.et.oO Re:Ummmm.. (106 comments)

that should say "disqus"

about a year ago
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Mozilla Delays Default Third-Party Cookie Blocking In Firefox

Oo.et.oO Re:No issue. (106 comments)

so you have exactly the same usage as "the vast majority" of people?

about a year ago
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Mozilla Delays Default Third-Party Cookie Blocking In Firefox

Oo.et.oO Re:Ummmm.. (106 comments)

not for sites that use 3rd party commenting systems, et al. discus

i'm not saying i like this implementation, but surely this firefox feature will break this. i see it all the time using cookie monster plugin

about a year ago
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Saudi Arabia Objects To Proposed .gay gTLD, Among Others

Oo.et.oO Re:Hmmm... (459 comments)

while this sounds like the recent, growing, rampant, ignorant islamo-phobia, i'm inclined to think it's a tongue-in-cheek proposed reaction to saudi's representatives stating that homosexuality and beer are offensive.

i too find religion offensive, counterproductive, and sometimes outright dangerous, and if governments continue to play such a large roll in handling gTLDs it's the religious gTLDs that should be disallowed (but not .saudi, .sa)

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Training To Rekindle a Long Tech Career?

Oo.et.oO Re:Be realistic (162 comments)

Most of people who've put you into this mess are senators and regulators who've since bailed and retired on their multi-million-dollar golden industry jobs.

Get kickbacks, Profit. Insider Trade. Profit. Allow derivative trading with no regulations. More profits. Allow unlimited campaign contributions from corporations. More profits. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat...

What? People are no longer buying the mass-produced junk we're importing from the Tea Party? Sorry about that. Guess it's time for me to bail...

there, i fixed it for you...

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Any Smart Phones Made Under Worker-Friendly Conditions?

Oo.et.oO Re:Short answer... (371 comments)

you have no idea what you are talking about.

more than 2 years ago
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FBI Tries To Force Google To Unlock User's Android Phone

Oo.et.oO Re:Just another reason... (385 comments)

while i agree this is the way it should be. there is recent federal precedent where they forced a defendant to supply the decryption passcode for her laptop even after she claimed 5th amendment rights.

this is even more egregious w/ regards to phones which at the moment don't have as much access to encryption, let alone hidden partitions, etc.

more than 2 years ago
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Stolen iPad's Reported Location Not Enough To Warrant Search, Say Dutch Police

Oo.et.oO Re:Bias (619 comments)

I have evidence that DEFFENDER produces and distributes meth.

how's that feel?

in the article case the evidence in question DOES violate the law. laws for unreasonable search and seizure.
if only the US were more strict about issuing search warrants, and more restricted when they do...

in my above example, my statement may fall under freedom of speech. it may also fall under libel. either way it's certainly inadmissible. but that won't matter much if they get a broad warrant and find a gimp tied up in your basement, will it?

(IANAL, and i have no evidence against this upstanding citizen)

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Flash-Friendly Router To Replace Aging WRT54GS?

Oo.et.oO Re:MIPS/horsepower? (334 comments)

tack onto just general routing ANY QOS stuff, or say a VPN server, or SSH tunneling and my wrt54gs ground to a halt.
i have a wndr3700 now and it flies and does everything i want with dd-wrt/open-wrt on it

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Flash-Friendly Router To Replace Aging WRT54GS?

Oo.et.oO Re:Netgear WNDR-3700 (334 comments)

second

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Flash-Friendly Router To Replace Aging WRT54GS?

Oo.et.oO netgear n600 (wndr3800) (334 comments)

is still top of the charts in most regards at smallnetbuilder at reasonable price point and open-firmware compatible

n750 is a bit faster but way more $$. now someone find me one with good external antenna connectors!

more than 2 years ago

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