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DARPA Wants To Kill the Password

musmax 666 (383 comments)

And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead, and he provides that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name. Rev 13:17

about a month ago

Heartbleed Coder: Bug In OpenSSL Was an Honest Mistake

musmax Re:Sloppy code (447 comments)

I'm sure the project will appreciate your patches.

about 5 months ago

Heartbleed Coder: Bug In OpenSSL Was an Honest Mistake

musmax Re:Whatever you may think ... (447 comments)

No he has many more options than that. He did not need to respond at all, he does not need answer to anyone or is liable for anything, read the licence. If it was me and I was inclined to comment at all, I would just say: "Well shit, fuck me for trying. If you think you can do better - please do."

about 5 months ago

Heartbleed Coder: Bug In OpenSSL Was an Honest Mistake

musmax Why is he even excusing himself ? (447 comments)

He has no reason to. He gave it a best effort shot given the resources. If you can do better, fucking do it.

about 5 months ago

How Jan Koum Steered WhatsApp Into $16B Facebook Deal

musmax Oh for fucks sake (136 comments)

Success is always attributed to the extraordinary skill and foresight of the winner: Queue the endless blogs and Forbes' deep analysis heaping accolades on Jan and his demonstrable $16B greatness. Good on Jan for striking it lucky, spare a thought for the thousands, just as worthy, that the dice did not favor, nothing more nothing less.

about 7 months ago

Darker Arctic Boosting Global Warming

musmax Re:Small problem (378 comments)

That rebound was just a hop of the ball rolling down the hill. Once the permafrost is 30% gone the climate hysteresis curve flips to the hot side. No gradual slide, no slow "glacial change", rapid, furious, chaotic and violent ringing around the new norm.

about 7 months ago

Oldest Known Star In the Universe Discovered

musmax Astronomy: Astrology for Physicists (141 comments)

I don't get it. If it so old it should be an ember by now, or does it still radiate ? If its only 6k ly from here then it still radiates right ? Also, if it is so old it should have 'expanded' away enormously.... or not. Its like finding a live dinosaur in your back yard.

about 7 months ago

The Death Cap Mushroom Is Spreading Across the US

musmax She loves to come home and eat the D (274 comments)

And why not, she can eat whatever she wants, its her right, right ? I mean its not like you need a vagina to eat shrooms and die.

about 7 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Should Developers Fix Bugs They Cause On Their Own Time?

musmax All software development is R&D (716 comments)

Not construction. A manager that insists to manage a R&D project as a construction project is going to have a bad time.

about 7 months ago

Greenland's Fastest Glacier Sets New Speed Record

musmax Kill all humans (136 comments)

You know I don't really care about the number of humans the impeding environmental crisis will kill off, the more the better, as long as its not me of course, and it will take at least 50 years, by which time I will be dragged to my grave by my fat ass. In all probability it will be some brown nobody that cooks his food over a dung fire in Asstonia, and who gives a fuck about that ? What concerns me more is the sterile wasteland the survivors will create. I mean its nice to "conserve" some splatter of greenery somewhere out of town siting in front of your TV in your underpants, drinking craft beer, but I'll wager not much will stop you bulldozing that shit down to feed your starving kids.

about 7 months ago

Australia OKs Dumping Dredge Waste In Barrier Reef

musmax Re:Sign the petition (277 comments)

Not all violence is committed against humans.

about 8 months ago

China's PandaX Project Looks For Dark Matter In the Heart of a Marble Mountain

musmax Here at the end of the American era (62 comments)

I can't help to feel a bit of both schadenfreude and melancholy. Being a westerner myself, I wonder if Neil Stephenson were more of a prophet than a futurist.

about 8 months ago

Forget Flash: Resistive RAM Crams 1TB Onto Tiny Chip

musmax I want to believe (287 comments)

I really do.

about a year ago

Aaron Swartz Prosecution Team Claims Online Harassment

musmax A fucking river (429 comments)

cry me one.

about a year and a half ago

Embedded Developers Prefer Linux, Love Android

musmax Re:Wrong conclusions from the data (104 comments)

Why anyone, today, would chose Windows for "embedded" products, is completely beyond me. WTAF ? I would really like to see and try to understand the decision tree that lead to this outcome. If only to guard agains it in my own organisation.

about a year and a half ago



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