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The PHP Singularity

asdfghjklqwertyuiop Re:Really? (622 comments)

Yeah... I used to write PHP more often ~5+ years ago. The only time I miss the easiness of is in when doing the simplest things. I still use PHP for such things once in a while. But In every other way I find Python to be better and that verbosity you're talking about winds up insignificant.

more than 2 years ago
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The PHP Singularity

asdfghjklqwertyuiop Re:Really? (622 comments)

I still don't know what you're talking about. It still doesn't have anything to do with implementing the FastCGI. protocol in every script that you write. start_response() is WSGI which can be run completely without FastCGI. If you don't want to say "start_response('200 OK', [('Content-Type', 'text/plain')])" all the time then don't write your web app in WSGI. Use some higher level frame work like django or something.

more than 2 years ago
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The PHP Singularity

asdfghjklqwertyuiop Re:Really? (622 comments)

That has nothing to do with fastcgi

more than 2 years ago
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TSA Defends Pat Down of 4-Year-Old Girl

asdfghjklqwertyuiop Re:Of course. (1174 comments)

I don't quite understand why so many USians are so wound up about pat-downs. They are standard practice around the world in any environment where certain items must be excluded from a physical space.

No they aren't. All I ever had to do to get in to a court building or police station was go through a metal detector.

more than 2 years ago
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LSD Can Treat Alcoholism

asdfghjklqwertyuiop Re:Go figure (346 comments)

I know I went off on like 6 tangents here, but you seemed curious about the experience itself

Yeah, thanks for the info.

And for God's sake don't start out with more than 1-2 hits or 2-4 friends.

Is that only if you want to do the whole introspection thing and try to get something out of it? You mentioned at first you only used it as a party drug and nothing extraordinary happened the first time. I'm guessing the only place I'd be likely to find it at first would be at a music fest or concert or something like that. Not as controlled of an environment as you're recommending.

more than 2 years ago
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LSD Can Treat Alcoholism

asdfghjklqwertyuiop Re:Go figure (346 comments)

Were those positive effects (getting over an ex-girlfriend, partying less) only on the first trip or different ones?

more than 2 years ago
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Dreamhost FTP/Shell Password Database Breached

asdfghjklqwertyuiop Re:Not a big deal (123 comments)

If they can email you the plain text then they are not hashed.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Writing Hardened Web Applications?

asdfghjklqwertyuiop Re:Filter EVERY input right at the start. (333 comments)

People's names are not usually "acted upon" like command lines are. As far as the program is concerned, they're just arbitrary character strings.

more than 2 years ago
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Duqu Attackers Managed to Wipe C&C Servers

asdfghjklqwertyuiop Re:Points 4. and 5... (227 comments)

It does nothing (yes, nothing) to enhance security

It may enhance your luck. Sometimes exploits are found and there's some time between the discovery of the vulnerability and you fixing your system. In that time it could be that the only attack that will be attempted on your system will be an untargeted one by someone who's just quickly sweeping the whole internet on the standard port for as many machines to root as quickly as possible.

more than 2 years ago
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Duqu Attackers Managed to Wipe C&C Servers

asdfghjklqwertyuiop Re:Points 4. and 5... (227 comments)

Serious question to all: Do people still use the default port for SSH anymore? I never have, as once we went from telnet to ssh (over a decade ago...) we just always used a non-standard port. Makes my logs a lot easier to read.

Yes, I run it on the default port, as does everyone else I personally know. How does running it on a non-standard port make your logs easier to read?

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Camera For Getting Into Photography?

asdfghjklqwertyuiop Re:the best camera (569 comments)

I'm thinking about getting one of those, but don't you find the lenses to be on the big side?

more than 2 years ago
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US Government Probes Huawei and ZTE

asdfghjklqwertyuiop Re:Experience with my Huawei router (122 comments)

An IP address isn't necessarily invalid because it ends in .255. If the web interface is simply preventing you from entering any address ending in 255 then that's another broken thing on that router.

more than 2 years ago
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CarrierIQ Tries To Silence Security Researcher

asdfghjklqwertyuiop Re:Why blame CIQ? (216 comments)

Beat up on them for no good reason? They're a spyware manufacturer. Sounds like a perfectly valid reason to me.

more than 2 years ago
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Potential 0-Day Vulnerability For BIND 9

asdfghjklqwertyuiop Re:Impossible! (187 comments)

No, we don't.

more than 2 years ago
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AFL-CIO and Big Content Advocate For SOPA

asdfghjklqwertyuiop Re:That's it. It's over. (295 comments)

Paying $30 for a DVD and then making a thousand copies of it still makes them $30 of profit.

As "they" love to point out, the thousand people you give those copies to are now less inclined to pay $30 for a copy.

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft Shareholders Unhappy After Annual Meeting

asdfghjklqwertyuiop Re:Many regular people own MSFT (521 comments)

How hard is it to learn LaTeX, anyway?

Extremely, as soon as your boss/customer/instructor asks you to make some silly change to the document formatting that LaTeX and/or the template wasn't designed to make easy. I gave LaTeX a try and it didn't take long for it to become incredibly hard to use in those cases.

more than 2 years ago
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Google Music Downloads To Go Ahead Without Sony Or Warner

asdfghjklqwertyuiop Re:Here's a chance to grab my money Google. (220 comments)

You must not have used Amazon in a while. Over the past year they started requiring the use of their downloader for more and more stuff. I stopped using amazon and started using rhapsody instead.

more than 2 years ago
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Google Music Downloads To Go Ahead Without Sony Or Warner

asdfghjklqwertyuiop Re:Here's a chance to grab my money Google. (220 comments)

No. Preferably without that useless special downloader program you have to use to actually get the MP3 files you bought from amazon.

more than 2 years ago
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How To Catch a Laptop Thief?

asdfghjklqwertyuiop Re:Lazy police (485 comments)

Don't you have sshd enabled on your mac with an appropriate 50 character password?

Why on earth would anyone have a 50 character password for SSH when SSH supports public key authentication? Don't you have sshd enabled with an appropriate public key?

more than 2 years ago

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