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The Security of Popular Programming Languages

SpaceLifeForm The real cause of Heartbleed (186 comments)

Was a new feature that was enabled by default. The heartbeat 'feature' should have been *DISABLED* by default. New features should always be disabled, and then you let the developer decide whether to enable it or not. And then *TEST* it! And *CODE REVIEW* it!

2 days ago

IPCC's "Darkest Yet" Climate Report Warns of Food, Water Shortages

SpaceLifeForm Geez. Plants can only uptake CO2 with H20 (703 comments)

Seriously. get a fucking clue. Link

If the rain is not there, the plants do not do what you hope.

Really, Seriously, get a fucking clue.

Buy a fucking vowel.

about three weeks ago

Einstein's Lost Model of the Universe Discovered 'Hiding In Plain Sight'

SpaceLifeForm Space Makes H (118 comments)

H as in Hydrogen.

about a month ago

Is Traffic Congestion Growing Three Times As Fast As Economy?

SpaceLifeForm Re:Blame (credit?) Fracking (187 comments)

Riiight. Up about 40 cents per gallon last 10 days.

about a month ago

Steve Ballmer Blew Up At the Microsoft Board Before Retiring

SpaceLifeForm Re:I agree with the board here (248 comments)

One must not forget that you can't get to THERE from HERE. And it appears they are following a map that goes to NOWHERE.

about a month and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Reviewing 3rd Party Libraries?

SpaceLifeForm rm - just rm (88 comments)

Don't waste your time, just delete them. The probability that they don't have security problems is nearly nil.

about a month and a half ago

Girl's Facebook Post Costs Her Dad $80,000

SpaceLifeForm Re:Contracts (387 comments)

Better yet, they should have just lied and said they lost, and put the money in the bank. If they haven't figured out after numerous years that they could not trust their daughter to keep her mouth shut about it, they got bigger problems on their hands, still to come.

about a month and a half ago

NSA and GHCQ Employing Shills To Poison Web Forum Discourse

SpaceLifeForm Re:Wait a minute ... (347 comments)

Indicates to me that the docs were put together by outside contractor people that were not familiar with the normal abbreviations.

And based on the quality ot these docs and waste of paper, that fits.

about 2 months ago

NSA and GHCQ Employing Shills To Poison Web Forum Discourse

SpaceLifeForm Re:Lies! (347 comments)

You're hired.

That is some of the clearest well thought out bullshit I've read here is some time, well since reading Cold Fjord above.

Obviously, your programmers deserve a raise too as it is clear the the programmers of Cold Fjord basically have just taken Eliza and put some lipstick on it[0].

[0] - as evidenced by the level of reading comprehension displayed

about 2 months ago

Developer Loses Single-Letter Twitter Handle Through Extortion

SpaceLifeForm Re:"Social engineering" (448 comments)

Should not take long. As soon as the new @N tweets, the NSA has the data, and they can pass it on to the FBI. Which is why this entire story is suspect to begin with.

about 3 months ago

NSA and GCHQ Target "Leaky" Phone Apps To Scoop User Data

SpaceLifeForm Lipstick on a pig (144 comments)

Security theatre. It will help with privacy from the perspective of not giving away lots of info to a particular app maker, but it will do nothing to stop what NSA/GCHQ is doing.

about 3 months ago

NSA and GCHQ Target "Leaky" Phone Apps To Scoop User Data

SpaceLifeForm Too simplistic (144 comments)

Even if you could setup a VM-like environment, you are wasting your time. First, you can't hack the 2nd cpu in the phone, which is the one that does the cell-tower comms, and how the backdoors can be loaded into the phone, and secondly, they don't really need to do the backdoor route because your data traffic is what reveals most of the info they are looking for. The only way to secure a cell phone is to place it in a faraday cage, embedded in concrete, and deep-sixed in the ocean.

about 3 months ago

More Details About Mars Mystery Rock

SpaceLifeForm Looks like a Shroom (180 comments)

Red spore duststorms anyone?

about 3 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What's the Most Often-Run Piece of Code -- Ever?

SpaceLifeForm NOP, NOP, NOP (533 comments)

Unless malware is declining these days.

about 3 months ago

Analyst Calls Russian Teen Author of Target Malware

SpaceLifeForm Rumour has Walmart also (107 comments)

But who are the other three?

about 3 months ago

Yahoo Advertising Serves Up Malware For Thousands

SpaceLifeForm Re:Image/text only ads (184 comments)

Ask yourself this: How many ad farms are really NSA operations?

about 3 months ago

Former Head of NSA Calls For Obama To Reject NSA Commission Recommendations

SpaceLifeForm They'll poll damn well after the next attack (316 comments)

Sounds like a threat, like he knows there will be an attack. Perhaps he is correct, because he has inside info.

about 4 months ago

Linux x32 ABI Not Catching Wind

SpaceLifeForm Re:Why isn't it done dynamically? (262 comments)

Agree with your main points. However, I would not call how we have arrived here a mistake. It is just the result of doing the wholesale conversion from 32 bit to 64 bit without considering performance impact, especially at the cache level. Premature optimization is the root of all evil, no?

about 4 months ago


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