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Heartbleed Pricetag To Top $500 Million?

gelfling The government is mad they can't fine anyone (79 comments)

The Federal government's main compliant is that there's no clear case to fine the crap out of every deep pocket in the country.

2 days ago
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L.A. Science Teacher Suspended Over Student Science Fair Projects

gelfling Oh who cares anymore (247 comments)

After they get that MFA in post modern Lesbian Marxist theater they're still going to be working the espresso machine for all the foreign scientists who go to school here.

2 days ago
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Heartbleed Sparks 'Responsible' Disclosure Debate

gelfling Nonsense Nonsense Nonsense (188 comments)

I'm in outsourcing and our #1 problem this week by far is getting clients to actually allow us to patch their shit.

4 days ago
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Mathematicians Devise Typefaces Based On Problems of Computational Geometry

gelfling Do any of them (60 comments)

Have to be fucking readable?

4 days ago
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Investors Value Yahoo's Core Business At Less Than $0

gelfling Of course (149 comments)

Why do think there's this hero worship mythology built up around Marissa Meyer? Because the Yahoo business is the JC Penney of the internet.

4 days ago
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Detroit: America's Next Tech Boomtown

gelfling You are adorable (336 comments)

Detroit? There are two kinds of people in Detroit. Corrupt politicians and union bosses on the take and stubborn backwards people who would rather starve than change. If you're not bringing back the glory days of the 1960's where a high school grad could make $40,000/yr with benefits then they won't listen to you.

4 days ago
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Racing To Contain Ebola

gelfling Better to let it burn itself out (112 comments)

At worst a few thousand people die. That's fewer than die in the Arab world because they keep murdering health workers, because THAT's disrespectful of Allah or some such shit.

about two weeks ago
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Can Web-Based Protests Be a Force for Change?

gelfling No (76 comments)

It's all angry feel gooderism pointless bullshit.

about two weeks ago
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IRS Misses XP Deadline, Pays Microsoft Millions For Patches

gelfling Why? (322 comments)

Why not just say fuck it and not patch anything. What's the worse that happens? It's the IR fucking S for god's sake.

about two weeks ago
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The Comcast/TWC Merger Is About Controlling Information

gelfling Hell no (107 comments)

After a year of shit content you won't care anymore. Comcast is about raping you for money. Period.

about two weeks ago
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New French Law Prohibits After-Hours Work Emails

gelfling A whole country of civil servants (477 comments)

I'm sorry, I don't care if you're having a heart attack on the front lawn as your house burns. I'm off the clock.

about two weeks ago
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Navy Debuts New Railgun That Launches Shells at Mach 7

gelfling Great Scott! 1.21 GigaWatts! (630 comments)

let's see 23lbs @ 7333 fps is about 169,000 ft lbs or about 229,000 joules each second. If the projectile hits the target for about 1/500th of a second that's more or less 1.2 GigaWatts.

about two weeks ago
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Should Microsoft Be Required To Extend Support For Windows XP?

gelfling I suppose Obama could buy it (650 comments)

Nationalize it and give it away.

about two weeks ago
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Your Car Will Tell You How To Hit the Next Green Light

gelfling Or you could be from Raleigh NC (364 comments)

and just run them all, or better yet stop at a green, wait for the red THEN run it.

about three weeks ago
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A Third of Consumers Who Bought Wearable Devices Have Ditched Them

gelfling If it's in the Guardian (180 comments)

Then they're talking about some vast dark Zionist capitalist plot bent on supernal and global domination of everything.

about three weeks ago
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Vermont Nuclear Plant Seeks Decommission But Lacks Funds

gelfling We need to go back to the 17th Century (179 comments)

Where everyone was a farmer and women who didn't die right away in childbirth had 10 kids 6 of whom died in childhood. Cmon Hippies! We can do it!

about three weeks ago
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Department of Transportation Makes Rear View Cameras Mandatory

gelfling A $3,000 'system' not a $10 beeper (518 comments)

Sounds great. Because if nothing else fat lazy drunk sweating bastards who don't look behind them are going to stare into a monitor. And it's going to be a device that's also used for navigation and DVD's which states want to ban anyway. 12-15 lives? Woo hoo! Let's give out a Nobel Prize for this one

about three weeks ago

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I always cringe a little

gelfling gelfling writes  |  more than 6 years ago

When I see that someone has responded to one of my posts because if nothing else, the most common attribute of the blogerati and their wannabes is that no one really has anything to say unless it's to shriek that you're a retard asshole or that some dipshit fresh out of the 11th grade demands you 'prove' something to them. I worry a little bit about the generations behind me. I think that not only are stupider and less motivated than their elders but they angrily self righteous about it. I said back in the late 80's (yes I've been on the internet since 1989 so for you angry fuckhead teens out there, don't bother 'correcting' me, thanks) that eventually the internet would become a weapon of tyranny. Not because of control but because it collapses belief and freedom into the smallest angriest space possible. You no longer need to think.

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Now you can't even recount your own bad MS experiences

gelfling gelfling writes  |  more than 6 years ago

So now you can't even recount your ongoing experiences with MS mind bendingly poor customer support w/o being modded down a troll. Why the fuck doesn't this site just admit it has paid flacks on board to do Redmond's bidding. Or, that it's just a bunch of retarded teenagers?

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gelfling gelfling writes  |  about 8 years ago

Do you ever get the sense that there's a population of MS boosters who are here semi-officially ready to pounce on anyone who doesn't tow the MS party line?

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Intel Apple. Not so weird?

gelfling gelfling writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Apple's history of switching CPUs is as old as Apple. First was the 6502 then the Moto 68000 series then the PPC and now Intel. Seems like it's not such a leap after all and isn't it really what we've been asking for for 2 decades? To build & sell a PC where the internals don't matter to us.

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Google porn: searches or results?

gelfling gelfling writes  |  more than 8 years ago

It's one thing to query results it's quite another to query searches for results. You would be in effect enlarging the child pornography statute to include looking for child porn.

And let me add - fuck slashdot and the posers who run it. Fuck them all to death.

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What are MS's own security priorities?

gelfling gelfling writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Feel free to post this in the appropriate Nash interview thread. I forget sometimes that I'm persona non grata here at Anime/LotR/Nerd Porn Central.

Without saying 'everything' what are the actual ranked or prioritized security issues at MS for Windows?

DRM?
Spyware?
Integrating tools that already exist into the MS sphere?
Patch management?
Time -to -fix cycles?
Better security architecture?
Other?

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Mac security comes from doing insecure things

gelfling gelfling writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Note: since I've been targetted by /. modbombers for banning and day by day my karma is being synthetically erased, I've decided to post everything here in duplicate as long as I'm permitted to post. When I'm no longer permitted to post then everything will go here. Until of course, /. admins decide to ban my IP outright. This has already happened to one of the places I commonly post from, but only after I complained to /. admins about being attacked here. That ID that I complained to them, from, has been banned permanently. Word to the wise: /. is rapidly turning into the darkest version of everything they claimed to hate.

I get regular security vulnerability email alerts all the time. Just today there was a long list of potential problems with 10 different flavors of Linux, HP-UX, Cisco, OS/400, Z/OS and of course Windows.

Now the issue is, how bad is that? And the other question is what is the cost - benefit of fixing it?

Many of the vulnerabilities in the alert I alluded have the potential to be serious enough to warrant your attention but this assumes that you already have NOTHING in place to protect yourself, that you've effectively not implemented any security infratrature whatsoever. The probability of this is quite low.

But - and this is the big issue with Windows, your exposures surface out of EVERY SINGLE ordinary everyday common task you employ the machine to do. It would be as if every Cisco vulnerability surfaced specifically and only when it routed packets and only because it routed packets.

Therein lies the difference.

In the Mac world, no one is seriously suggesting that their BSD based OS is defacto immune from problems. What they're arguing convincingly is that those problems when they arise will arise out of non common tasks and obscure problems that typically stem from operating your machines in a very nonstandard way to begin with. For instance the ordinary Mac user could, if they were motivated, run as root all day everyday. But why would they? That's a nonstandard operation mode. Moreover the common problems you do see in the Mac world won't ordinarily occur because of executing common tasks that ordinary users employ their machines to do. You won't see many vulnerabilities exploited the same way that simply using AOLIM or Limewire or reading a rich email or any of the other innumerable problems in Windows stems from.

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gelfling gelfling writes  |  more than 8 years ago

My email alerter shows my last post was modded 8 times up and 8 times down. /. continues to be the nerds revenge for the cool table in the lunchroom in highschool. What they fail to appreciate is that social maladaption is social maladaption.

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somebody tell me why this is considered a troll?

gelfling gelfling writes  |  more than 8 years ago

http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=173869&cid=14464389

Seriously it's a statement of fact based on real world experience.

I honestly think that /. is quickly killing itself.

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so my plan is

gelfling gelfling writes  |  more than 8 years ago

if I'm ever able to post and mod again I'll randomly single out specific posters and mod them down as much as I can. I really want to share the wealth here at slashfuck.

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gelfling gelfling writes  |  more than 8 years ago

I have been banned for the second time in 10 days. Apparentlt at this point no matter what, if anyone mods any post I've ever made I risk being banned again. There is no way to wipe the slate clean after being repeatedly banned. So fuck /. and circle jerk of anime wannabes that run it.

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Hate Mail

gelfling gelfling writes  |  more than 8 years ago

See this is exactly my point. /. has a secret modding scheme that will punish you if you don't plod along with their normal bovine groupthink. Got banned for weeks over something I never knew and the first post back when I comment on it it's back to being downmodded. This to me is the beginning of the end of /. Pretty much it's all about anime, sci fi movies and Libertarian bullshit. If you're not down with that or, perish the fucking thought, express an opinion you might actually have a knowledgeable background in, if it's not part of the official /. checklist-o-thoughts, you get punished. And it's in a very capricious way.

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