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Serious Network Function Vulnerability Found In Glibc

bytesex Re:Open source code is open for everyone (209 comments)

Not necessarily: to come to this point, you need two things: development quality, and auditing quality. The first to create, the second to discover, the bugs. The second is what you get plenty of, in the open source world, presumably. But you assume that an open source developer is just as good as a closed source developer. That might not necessarily be true.

2 days ago
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Fark's Drew Curtis Running For Governor of Kentucky

bytesex If Drew were to rule Kentucky (120 comments)

I dread to think: what's the IRL equivalent of a shadow-ban?

4 days ago
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Fark's Drew Curtis Running For Governor of Kentucky

bytesex Re:1st Post (120 comments)

He was just testing out to see if slashdot has started transmogrifying posts through filters yet.

4 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Has the Time Passed For Coding Website from Scratch?

bytesex Re:HTML = programming (302 comments)

You're absolutely right. s/functional/declarative/g; However, you're also wrong: SQL definitly *is* a declarative language.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Has the Time Passed For Coding Website from Scratch?

bytesex Re:HTML = programming (302 comments)

HTML is a functional, not an imperative, language. Perhaps the reason that you don't recognize this, is that you never knew there is such a thing as a functional computer language. Both types of computer languages tell a computer what to do, but they do it each on their own level. Functional languages don't care how a problem is solved, as long as it is solved. Another example of a functional language is SQL, another example of an imperative language that renders graphics as its core business, is postscript.

about a week ago
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Why Run Linux On Macs?

bytesex I have my reasons (592 comments)

1) It's beautiful hardware. 2) I don't want to run an OS that the NSA can simply summon the passwords of.

about two weeks ago
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HTTP/2 - the IETF Is Phoning It In

bytesex The IETF is irrelevant anyway (161 comments)

With IPv6 the IETF has shown that they're on a long path toward oblivion. Too many cooks in the kitchen.

about three weeks ago
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White House Responds To Petition To Fire Aaron Swartz's Prosecutor

bytesex Re:translation (189 comments)

Governments need to make their jobs cushy, because a) they are already fraught with risk, b) they couldn't afford the salaries if they weren't this cushy. Protection from being fired is part of the job.

about three weeks ago
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Ancient Planes and Other Claims Spark Controversy at Indian Science Congress

bytesex Citation needed (381 comments)

Article seems like a bunch of selective quoting in order to make someone look bad. An anecdote by a speaker, a confused musing by some scientist, and all of a sudden we have faux science created by unabashed nationalism. Right.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Should We Do About the DDoS Problem?

bytesex Re:Much like MTU handling (312 comments)

Huh - DDoS traffic looks like a virus signature now?! An IDS filters traffic based on (pre-distributed) rules. They look for virusses. DDoS traffic is legit traffic, but just too much of it. I don't see how you could stop a DDoS on a router by turning it into an IDS.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Should We Do About the DDoS Problem?

bytesex Re:Much like MTU handling (312 comments)

I'm not saying it's the begin-all, end-all solution. I'm just saying that until you have an AI algorithm that can discriminate legit traffic from illegit traffic, you're forced to use something that will, in effect, transfer your firewall rules upstream. It would have to be combined with other measures (monitoring point-of-origin networks, anycast, ISP application specific logic (eg. TCP traffic shaping of ISP client hosts' SMTP traffic)).

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Should We Do About the DDoS Problem?

bytesex Much like MTU handling (312 comments)

Send some sort of ICMP message upstream that indicates your maximum capacity for handling traffic. It's a DOS vector in itself, but you could minimize it.

about a month ago
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Facebook Founder Presents Vision For The New Republic, Many Resign In Protest

bytesex Re: Who cares... (346 comments)

"Your center detector needs re-calibration (travel anywhere in the world outside the US). All media in the US is right to far-right."

Your rest-of-the-world detector also needs some recalibration: that's old school. The rest of the world is getting significantly more right-wing at the moment, while pubilications such as Slate thrive in the US.

about 2 months ago
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Kim Dotcom Faces Jail At Bail Hearing

bytesex Re:authorities? (166 comments)

It's much worse. If the NZ authorities fail to turn over Kim DC, the filming of the next Tolkien epic won't be allowed there.

about 2 months ago
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Attack of the One-Letter Programming Languages

bytesex D is not bad (127 comments)

If only it were free.

about 2 months ago
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How "Big Ideas" Are Actually Hurting International Development

bytesex I don't blame people for trying alternatives (92 comments)

The only thing that foreign aid has helped accomplish so far (the last FORTY years!), is prop up dictators and help them balance their budgets, so as to keep their weapons-buying programs out of harms way. This article sounds like somebody has a cushy job to lose.

about 2 months ago
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Alleged Satellite Photo Says Ukraine Shootdown of MH17

bytesex Re:False flag (340 comments)

Eh.. yeah. But those countries were in Asia. And even there Putin won't be able to pull shit like that any longer, what with China breathing down his neck.

about 2 months ago
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Alleged Satellite Photo Says Ukraine Shootdown of MH17

bytesex Re:False flag (340 comments)

If there really was a 'George Bilt' from MIT leaking classified satelite images, you can bet your ass it would be all over the news. He'd be in Gitmo by now, and his wife would be slobbering over journalists.

about 2 months ago
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Alleged Satellite Photo Says Ukraine Shootdown of MH17

bytesex Re:uh, no? (340 comments)

Never mind that the fighter is at such a distance to the airplane, that it would crash into it in 2 - 3 seconds.

about 2 months ago

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