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Bug Bounties Don't Help If Bugs Never Run Out

bigsexyjoe Atrocious logic (200 comments)

"Okay, there are not infinite bugs, but let's assume there are and make strong conclusions based the on concept of infinity..."

This guy is a fucking idiot. The VERY REASON that you don't find all the bugs in a complex piece of software is the diminishing returns on your effort to find bugs. There are a finite number of bugs, you offer the bounty and get the easiest ones found out. Then there are diminishing returns for finding additional bugs, so the payouts stop. To talk about finding bugs without acknowledging the diminishing returns on finding bugs is mindbogglingly dumb.

It is also worth noting it is not truly impossible to eliminate all bugs, it is just highly unlikely, and the efforts are constrained by the diminishing returns problem.

3 hours ago
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LHCb Confirms Existence of Exotic Hadrons

bigsexyjoe So what is it made of? (99 comments)

It's not a quark-antiquark pair. It's not three quarks of different colors. So what is it? Four quarks? Something else?

about two weeks ago
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Prominent GitHub Engineer Julie Ann Horvath Quits Citing Harrassment

bigsexyjoe RTFA (710 comments)

Are you saying that another employees wife was harassing her and yelling at her for being a bad employee? What the fuck are you talking about? Read the fucking article!

about 1 month ago
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U.S. Students/Grads Carrying Over $1 Trillion In Debt

bigsexyjoe Data?? (538 comments)

Who says many college graduates buy new cars upon graduation? Most of them don't have the income and credit scores for it.

about a month and a half ago
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Microsoft Lync Server Gathers Employee Data Just Like NSA

bigsexyjoe Is this a suprise? (207 comments)

My employer explicitly says they keep your Lync messages. Do other employers pretend they don't?

I mean they give you an email and they keep the record. Tied to that email is your Lync. They keep that data too.

about 2 months ago
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The Moderately Enthusiastic Programmer

bigsexyjoe I love this article! (533 comments)

I like coding. I don't love it. I have a wide variety of interests in my life, such as family, movies, reading about other topics.

I have met a very few coders who are really all code all the time. And you know what? I find them insufferable.

A person should be well rounded and have many interests.

about 3 months ago
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Michael Mann Defamation Suit Against National Review Writer to Proceed

bigsexyjoe Re:Actually he is debating Steyn in court (393 comments)

So many disconnected entities are independently deciding that global warming deniers are crackpots? That's interesting. I think Steyn is going to have a rough court case trying to prove that Mann literally committed fraud.

about 3 months ago
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Michael Mann Defamation Suit Against National Review Writer to Proceed

bigsexyjoe I love that National Review won't stand behind him (393 comments)

If some journalist for Mother Jones got into legal trouble, I'm pretty sure they'd have his back. But the National Review just throws people aside when it's convenient. It would be one thing if what Steyn argued (that global warming is BS) wasn't conservative dogma, but it is. He pretty much just strongly worded their position.

about 3 months ago
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Michael Mann Defamation Suit Against National Review Writer to Proceed

bigsexyjoe Re:SLAPPed hard (393 comments)

It probably does. Let's see if Steyn can prove any of that.

about 3 months ago
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Michael Mann Defamation Suit Against National Review Writer to Proceed

bigsexyjoe Actually he is debating Steyn in court (393 comments)

He is debating Steyn in court about whether he is a fraud. If Steyn can just prove he is a fraud, he wins, if not, he is in a lot of trouble.

about 3 months ago
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Blowing Up a Pointless Job Interview

bigsexyjoe Here's the sad part (692 comments)

When you are young, desperate, and eager to please, they ask you all the stupid questions. Their apparent motive is just to fuck with you and assert dominance.

When you are older and have a resume, they don't bother with the stupid questions. They just ask you about code and projects.

about 3 months ago
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Federal Court Kills Net Neutrality, Says FCC Lacks Authority.

bigsexyjoe Not really (383 comments)

The different companies have the same motives and act the same way. They tend to collude with each other when they have a common interest.

about 3 months ago
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The Role of Freeloaders In Open Source Communities

bigsexyjoe You mean feeloaders of free software? (120 comments)

If you provide free software, you should, you know, expect people to use it for free.

Of course, you might have users pay to use your open source software, but then they wouldn't be freeloaders, would they?

about 3 months ago
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Code.org: Give Us More H-1B Visas Or the Kids Get Hurt

bigsexyjoe Direct contradiction (271 comments)

Just looking at it as a practical issue, if you reduce demand by bringing immigrants in to do the job (especially at sub-market rates), then the people here will have less incentive to learn those skills.

By eliminating short term demand spikes, you are reducing the long term supply of workers.

about 3 months ago
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Federal Court Kills Net Neutrality, Says FCC Lacks Authority.

bigsexyjoe So you want corporations to control the Internet? (383 comments)

Corporations are legal fictions that are run in the manner that the government allows them to be run. Is putting them in charge of the Internet better?

about 3 months ago
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People Become More Utilitarian When They Face Moral Dilemmas In Virtual Reality

bigsexyjoe We're comparing VR to hypothetical talk not realit (146 comments)

Sure it's VR but what are we comparing it to? The actual experiment? No. We are comparing it to hypothetical talk. So between VR and talk, I would guess VR gives the more realistic view of what people would do. Talk is cheap. You don't know what you'd do until you are in the situation.

about 3 months ago
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Federal Judge Rules Chicago's Ban On Licensed Gun Dealers Unconstitutional

bigsexyjoe What about minors? (934 comments)

In Chicago, minors are forced to join gangs by gun wielding adults. Does this do anything for them?

about 3 months ago
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Federal Judge Rules Chicago's Ban On Licensed Gun Dealers Unconstitutional

bigsexyjoe Yeah right... (934 comments)

You have rights because you can shoot government drones out of the sky. The government has no power over you because you have a gun.

about 3 months ago
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How To Change U.S. Laws To Promote Robotics

bigsexyjoe Great idea (118 comments)

People can be killed by cheaply made robots, so the US can "win the robotics race."

Why don't we instead have companies here develop the technology for the safest robots so they eventually become the ones most used around the world.

about 4 months ago

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Interview with Jeremy Hammond

bigsexyjoe bigsexyjoe writes  |  about 5 months ago

bigsexyjoe (581721) writes "http://www.huffingtonpost.com/vivien-lesnik-weisman/jeremy-hammond-q-and-a_b_4298969.html

Jeremy Hammond talks about how white hat hackers actually sell zero day exploits to the highest bidder, how cyber-security is really cyber offense. The possibility that the government had Sabu set up the attack in an attempt to entrap Julian Assange is also discussed. (Hammond sabotaged that plan when he dumped the emails onto the Pirate Bay.)"

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How do I get back a passion for programming?

bigsexyjoe bigsexyjoe writes  |  more than 2 years ago

bigsexyjoe (581721) writes "I am a somewhat experienced software developer who is pretty much an office drone. I used to enjoy writing code. I even enjoyed writing routine code before it became routine.

But now I just come in day in and day out. I work for manipulative assholes. I don't care about the product I create. I don't enjoy coding anymore.

I'm not great at interviewing. I don't have an impressive resume. I stick in more advanced stuff into my code when I can, but that is always on the sly.

So my question is how do I get back the enjoyment I used to have writing code?"
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Where should I host my personal website?

bigsexyjoe bigsexyjoe writes  |  more than 2 years ago

bigsexyjoe (581721) writes "I am a web developer who wants to create a personal website to server as a portfolio of my skills. So in addition to showing off my front end skills (which I can do anywhere), I would like to also put up projects that display my back-end coding skills

It would seem that it would be best for me to use a Cloud Service like Heroku or Google App Engine, so I code in Java, which is my primary strength, in addition to being able to put up projects in Django and Node.js

Oh, and I am of course looking to do this for free or at least at a minimal cost!

I thank you for your input in advance."

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