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Can Computers Be Used To Optimize the US Tax Code?

ShOOf Perl to the rescue (730 comments)

Let Larry Wall throw some regexs at it. It will become the greatest Perl script ever. It might just be the origin of sky net.

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Invests In Open Source Software Company

ShOOf Not really investing in Open Source itself (99 comments)

They aren't investing in the company because it's open source, they are investing in a company that just happens to release their product as open source.

more than 3 years ago
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Adobe Releases New 64-Bit Flash Plugin For Linux

ShOOf Too Late (240 comments)

Gnash works with youtube. Gnash development has picked up since Adobe dropped the 64bit support. And once you switch there is no reason to go back unless you enjoy your cpu melting and state of the art 0-days

more than 3 years ago
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Canonical Begins Tracking Ubuntu Installations

ShOOf Re:At least.... (548 comments)

dpkg --purge canonical-census

Remove the virus with fire.

more than 3 years ago
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US Senate Passes 'Libel Tourism' Bill

ShOOf Re:Confused (467 comments)

Ya my first reaction was to look at the date, nope not Apr 1.

about 4 years ago
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FBI Investigating iPad E-Mail Leaks

ShOOf Re:This isn't so simple (209 comments)

Email addresses aren't considered personal information.

more than 4 years ago
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IBM's Patent-Pending Traffic Lights Stop Car Engines

ShOOf Re:I've got a better idea ... (423 comments)

thats the first thought I had. Add even a little logic to the lights and we wouldn't have to idle so much.

more than 4 years ago
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SQL Injection Attack Claims 132,000+

ShOOf Re:Details? (186 comments)

And in the case of SQL injections it's usually not the fault of the underlying database, it's stupid coders who don't validate their inputs.

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Plans Largest-Ever Patch Tuesday

ShOOf Re:So? (341 comments)

And you didn't have to reboot.

more than 4 years ago
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Local Privilege Escalation On All Linux Kernels

ShOOf Re:Local Privilege Escalation On All Linux Kernels (595 comments)

No.

Local means that you have to have shell access to the machine in order to run the exploit. SSH allows you to have shell access "remotely" but that is not a remote exploit. This still requires shell access and that is not something that should be given to users unless absolutely necessary, if you are enabling sftp access and not locking down the shell then you've already failed.

more than 4 years ago
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Swearing Provides Pain Relief, Say Scientists

ShOOf Re:Cursing, Not Swearing (230 comments)

In the South they may refer to it as cursing, in the North we just call them words.

about 5 years ago
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Chinese Hackers Targeting NYPD Computers

ShOOf network of hackers? (212 comments)

bots brute forcing logins != hackers

more than 5 years ago
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D&D Co-Creator Gary Gygax Has Passed Away

ShOOf Re:Friends (512 comments)


There were alot of us D&D geeks in the Navy too, used to play on the aircraft carrier while out on a cruise. Everyday after that 12 hr shift you head down to the forward galley and there were at least 2 games going on, sometimes more. You didn't even have to really be a part of the campaign you could just sit down, roll up a char and play for a couple hours. Played with alot of great people, we even had some officers who played.

Gary will be missed, he gave us geeks hidden down in the basement hours and hours of enjoyment.

more than 6 years ago

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