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RCMP Arrest Canadian Teen For Heartbleed Exploit

neoform Re:Good. (98 comments)

>I for one welcome arresting people who seem to think it is a good idea to enter someones home just because they didn't get to update all their locks on their home.

I think your example is a bit too gentle.

This is more like someone kicking your locked front door down and pointing out that your door isn't strong enough to prevent someone from kicking it down.

The system was "locked" for all intents and purposes, as best the system administrators knew how to lock it. It wasn't because they were lazy or forgot, they just didn't know the door had any weaknesses.

yesterday
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NSA Allegedly Exploited Heartbleed

neoform Re:This seems plausable (149 comments)

You would think if the government was doing this, they would at least tell their fellow government agencies about the flaws, so that they would not be vulnerable to foreign hackers...

about a week ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

neoform Re:I think this is bullshit (1746 comments)

>*If* he'd said it in the 1840's... that'd be a pretty common view and chances are I wouldn't care much... but then there would also be the issue of how I would know he said it.

We're not talking about 50 years ago, we're talking about today...

about two weeks ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

neoform Re:I think this is bullshit (1746 comments)

>If someone said that in Alabama in 1957, would it be justified to deny them employment for the rest of their life even if they changed their mind after the Civil Rights Act passed?

We're not talking about 50 years ago, we're talking about today.

about two weeks ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

neoform Re:I think this is bullshit (1746 comments)

>and worse sets a chilling prescient for future attacks on those who dare to hold an opposing view.

Would you call it "just an opposing view" if it were something else?

What if he had said, "blacks don't deserve the right to vote"?

about two weeks ago
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MariaDB 10 Released, Now With NoSQL Support

neoform Re:I never trusted Monty in the first place (103 comments)

>I think his point is to say that MySQL is a full fledge SQL database is like saying IE 6 is a standards compliant web browser.

Herein lies the problem: what standards are you referring to? ACID? Mysql 5.5 in strict mode *is* ACID compliant.

>MySQL owes its success to web frameworks where better SQL servers like Postgres are considered an overkill and it works quite well in that domain.

I think you're remembering history differently than it was. MySQL was always significantly faster than Postgres, which was a slow database until relatively recently. There's a reason companies like Google chose MySQL for their adsense platform.

>If your requirements are more on the SQL-side than the web-side of the equation, you would do much better with Postgres.

Oh, absolutely. But... this comes down to a "right tool for the job" situation. The other guy that was replying to me just hates mysql and sees no use for it.

about two weeks ago
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MariaDB 10 Released, Now With NoSQL Support

neoform Re:I never trusted Monty in the first place (103 comments)

>MySQL is the IE 6 of the database world. It encourages poor developer practice

This would be true if IE6 was easier to use than every other browser out there.

MySQL is simple, fast and does a sufficient job for those who use it.

>It's not supposed to be allowed to guess if the user tells it to do something ambiguous or nonsensical.

Considering most people who use MySQL also use PHP, this actually makes perfect sense. PHP is loosely typed, and in a way, so is MySQL. It's forgiving and makes corrections based on context.

I'm curious if you actually feel MySQL has no place in any application...

Does ease of use count for nothing to you? It's significantly faster to get a web app up and running with mysql than it is with postgres.

about two weeks ago
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MariaDB 10 Released, Now With NoSQL Support

neoform Re:I never trusted Monty in the first place (103 comments)

Lol. I love how you're using a medical application as the standard/bar for all database use everywhere.

You would do very poorly working on large scale web services.

about two weeks ago
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MariaDB 10 Released, Now With NoSQL Support

neoform Re:I never trusted Monty in the first place (103 comments)

>Which is fine if you're setting up a web forum,

Or.. you know, a top 5 website... small potatoes.

>but not when you're organizing an enterprise that spans the world and has numerous applications accessing it

Silly me, I didn't realize every tech industry could be summed up so tightly. Everyone that uses mysql must simply be retarded, and everyone that uses PGSQL a genius.

>Not just me... most professionals know this and accept it and know that not every tool fits every scenario.

And yet somehow you insinuate that the only possible use for mysql is a "web forum".

about two weeks ago
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MariaDB 10 Released, Now With NoSQL Support

neoform Re:I never trusted Monty in the first place (103 comments)

The first item from your link:

He tries to insert 99999999999999 into a 32 bit int field, what he gets is 2147483647 stored as the value.

What do you suppose would happen in C/C++ if you have a 32 bit int, and you add 99999999999999 to it? Are you going to curse C/C++ for allowing the int to overflow?

Other databases (tested: Firebird 1.5rc4, Oracle 8.1.7 and PostgreSQL 7.4) raised errors with the same data.

Allow me to introduce you to strict mode: http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refma...

Which has been available for almost a decade.

about two weeks ago
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MariaDB 10 Released, Now With NoSQL Support

neoform Re:I never trusted Monty in the first place (103 comments)

I guess we better not use C/C++ in that case. Getting integer overflows means it's not a serious language, we should call them "fuzzy integers" instead.

about two weeks ago
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Lies Programmers Tell Themselves

neoform Re:"It's just one line... it won't break anything" (452 comments)

everyone lies, both to themselves and to others, most of the time.

This renders your original point irrelevant then. If everyone lies and I'm only lying 1/10 times, that means I'm far more trustworthy than not.

about 1 month ago
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Lies Programmers Tell Themselves

neoform Re:"It's just one line... it won't break anything" (452 comments)

So if I say something with 90% accuracy, I'm liar when that 10% occurs?

That would make just about everyone a liar, since very few things can be said with 100% accuracy.

about 1 month ago
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1GB of Google Drive Storage Now Costs Only $0.02 Per Month

neoform Re:Yeah, you can totally trust your data... (335 comments)

And when that 1TB drive fails?

Cloud storage usually comes with a ridiculously high durability. S3 offers 99.999999999% over the course of a year. Your 1TB drive wont.

about a month ago
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The New PHP

neoform Re:PHP (254 comments)

>Java is fuggin java

As someone currently learning java after 14+ years of PHP coding, what do you mean?

about a month and a half ago
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Will Microsoft IIS Overtake Apache?

neoform Re:IIS better in almost every way. (303 comments)

apache ab. nginx serves static and dynamic content faster. not sure how many other metrics one needs to gauge a web server's performance.

about 2 months ago
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Will Microsoft IIS Overtake Apache?

neoform Re:IIS better in almost every way. (303 comments)

I for one switched all my web servers from apache to nginx. It simply performs better.

about 2 months ago
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Candy Crush Maker King.com Has Trademarked 'Candy' For Games

neoform Re:Over-reaching by miles (169 comments)

I guess Skull Candy is gonna get sued... ?

about 3 months ago

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Google uncloaks once-secret server

neoform neoform writes  |  about 5 years ago

neoform writes "

Google's big surprise: each server has its own 12-volt battery to supply power if there's a problem with the main source of electricity. The company also revealed for the first time that since 2005, its data centers have been composed of standard shipping containers--each with 1,160 servers and a power consumption that can reach 250 kilowatts. [...] Jimmy Clidaras revealed that the core of the company's data centers are composed of standard 1AAA shipping containers packed with 1,160 servers each, with many containers in each data center. Modular data centers are not unique to Google; Sun Microsystems and Rackable Systems both sell them. But Google started using them in 2005.

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Web Communities Patented By Invetor iKimbo, Inc.

neoform neoform writes  |  more than 6 years ago

neoform writes "In 2003 iKimbo inc. patented:

System for creating a community for users with common interests to interact in

Abstract

An Information and Application Distribution System (IADS) is disclosed. The IADS operates, in one embodiment, to distribute, initiate and allow interaction and communication within like-minded communities. Application distribution occurs through the transmission and receipt of an "invitation application" which contains both a message component and an executable component to enable multiple users to connect within a specific community. The application object includes functionality which allows the user's local computer to automatically set up a user interface to connect with a central controller which facilitates interaction and introduction between and among users."

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neoform neoform writes  |  more than 6 years ago

neoform writes "http://www.wired.com/politics/law/news/2007/05/rei ser

"A former lover of the missing wife of Linux programmer and accused spouse killer Hans Reiser has confessed to killing eight people unrelated to the case, prosecutors informed the defense last week.

Sean Sturgeon, a one-time friend of Reiser's, had already been a focus of the defense team's efforts to shift suspicion off Reiser in the disappearance of his estranged wife, Nina Reiser. Sturgeon's alleged confession to a series of unrelated murders will likely complicate the trial, which is set to begin Monday.""
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neoform neoform writes  |  about 7 years ago

neoform writes "http://www.newsique.com/science/plants_on_other_pl anets_might_no/

If trees grow on other planets, their leaves might be red, orange or yellow, and not only in autumn, scientists say.

Two new studies detailed in the March issue of the journal Astrobiology find that the color of a planet's photosynthetic organisms depend on the type of star the world orbits and the makeup of its atmosphere.

"You have a particular spectrum which is affected by the star's surface temperature, but once that light comes down through the atmosphere, the atmosphere filters that radiation," said study team member Victoria Meadows of the Virtual Planet Laboratory at Caltech."

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