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NSA Agents Leak Tor Bugs To Developers

java_dev Reading source for months... (116 comments)

"You have to think about the type of people who would be able to do this and have the expertise and time to read Tor source code from scratch for hours, for weeks, for months, and find and elucidate these super-subtle bugs or other things that they probably don't get to see in most commercial software."

Come on... NSA undoubtedly has highly developed automated tools for identifying flaws source code, or at least rating the probability of a flaw existing within any section of code so that analysts can focus their time on the areas most likely to produce results.

about 5 months ago

Oculus Rift Raises Another $16 Million

java_dev How's this different? (104 comments)

I remember Quake on the VFX1. Novel, but not practical for everyday gaming. How's this any different?

about a year and a half ago

Behind the Scenes At NASA's Mission Control Center

java_dev Re:0.005$ is not enough (38 comments)

They do so much with so little?

My neighbor has been hired into Goddard as a contractor twice now to get two different programs back on track because they were over budget and behind schedule.

There is A LOT of dead wood at NASA. For example, he took instruments to the JHU Applied Physics Lab for shake and vibe testing because APL could do the testing in a day, while the NASA union guys would take a week for the same job.

more than 2 years ago

80,000lbs of Walnuts Purloined In Northern California

java_dev That's nutty! (127 comments)

Thank you, I'll be here all week!

more than 2 years ago

Disney to Acquire Lucasfilm, Star Wars Episode 7 Due In 2015

java_dev The money machine lives on (816 comments)

What's your bet that the next movie will suck even more than the last three?

more than 2 years ago

Shut Up and Play Nice: How the Western World Is Limiting Free Speech

java_dev Who is being intolerant? (1160 comments)

Why is the party making a statement (or video) always the one being accused of intolerance, while the recipient who can't tolerate what is being said not accused of the very same thing? I don't get it...

more than 2 years ago

Report: Apple To Switch From Samsung to TSMC For ARM CPU Production

java_dev Re:Well if they want ... (178 comments)

Well stated!

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Do Kids Still Take Interest In Programming For Its Own Sake?

java_dev Hacking (276 comments)

The fascination of the Apple II in 5th grade math lab, getting a PC when they first came out, and the arcane 8" thick code dump print outs my VM programmer father brought home drove me to learn to code. I dont think what drove us exists any more.

An area of fascination that does exist is computer and network security (ie. penetrating and defending syatems). What kid wouldnt be interested in that?

It's the angle I plan to use to get my son interested in coding when he gets a little older.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Life After Software Development?

java_dev Sales engineer (416 comments)

for a software company with products aimed at software developers. Your experience provides great credibility in that role. From there move into product management.

That's the route I took. Much more interesting than the daily development grind IMHO.

more than 2 years ago

A Job Fair For Jobs In India — In California

java_dev Best two years of my career (309 comments)

I lved in India with my family setting up some engineering teams. Best two years of my career... but also the most challenging, simply because you have no idea how hard it is to adjust to living in a foreign culture until you have to do it.

Of course, if you have a crappy boss, it'll completely suck - like anywhere else..

more than 3 years ago

If Search Is Google's Castle, Android Is the Moat

java_dev And inside the castle (209 comments)

is the MCP.

more than 3 years ago

Should Colleges Ban Classroom Laptop Use?

java_dev It's just training... (804 comments)

Preparation for a future in boring business meetings run by blowhards who like to hear themselves talk.

about 4 years ago

Churches Use Halo To Spread the Word, Raise Eyebrows

java_dev Re:WWJF? (474 comments)

Happy to see that I'm not the only Christian who reads slashdot... and plays Halo.

more than 7 years ago


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