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The Security of Popular Programming Languages

oldhack Re:Subtle attack against C/C++ (188 comments)

Hey, enough jokes from you today. You're way over the quota. What, are you getting a big fat refund?

3 days ago
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U.S. Biomedical Research 'Unsustainable' Prominent Researchers Warn

oldhack Another thing (135 comments)

Some may think we are spending gobloads of money on some "Big" physics with those gigantic particle smashers, but all of that pales in comparison to the amount of public money we throw at medical research.

Damn straight it ain't "sustainable".

3 days ago
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U.S. Biomedical Research 'Unsustainable' Prominent Researchers Warn

oldhack Empty summary (135 comments)

The only issue noted was too many researchers. Well, that's a self-correcting problem, isn't it.

3 days ago
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The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money

oldhack Among other things (687 comments)

Unlink yourself from systemd.

5 days ago
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NSA Allegedly Exploited Heartbleed

oldhack Re:It's time we own up to this one (149 comments)

Bugs happen. We should assume there are more bugs of similar nature and have a plan on how to proceed when the next one is discovered. It's particularly important for OpenSSL as it may affect not only SSL encryption keys but whole chains of SSL certs.

about a week ago
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Not Just Apple: GnuTLS Bug Means Security Flaw For Major Linux Distros

oldhack Editor's "editing" (144 comments)

And while Apple can readily fix a bug in its own software, at least for users who keep up on patches, "Linux" refers to a broad range of systems and vendors, rather than a single company, and the affected systems include some of the biggest names in the Linux world, like Red Hat, Debian, and Ubuntu.

Now, who was this comment for? Half the stories generate complaints about obcure acronyms and lack of context in the summary, but you manage to throw that in?

about two weeks ago
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Was Eich a Threat To Mozilla's $1B Google "Trust Fund"?

oldhack Gossip girls (564 comments)

I hate social bullshit, buckets of unsubstantiated rumors, speculation, and accusation. Timothy's specialty, I guess.

Sad thing, though, is that at least half the "stories" here are posted just to elicit whining comments like this one - a click is a click, eh.

about two weeks ago
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It's Time To Bring Pseudoscience Into the Science Classroom

oldhack Throw in other high-faluting BS (470 comments)

Like "the universe is a simulation", multi-verse, anthropic principle.

about two weeks ago
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The Problem With Congress's Scientific Illiterates

oldhack Re:AGW Jihadists are the culprit (509 comments)

Wrong. Evolution describes the process, but does not make prediction, and the process has been observed repeatedly.

AGW tries to both describe and predict, but is too primitive to even verify given the precision and time interval required.

about two weeks ago
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The Problem With Congress's Scientific Illiterates

oldhack Re:AGW Jihadists are the culprit (509 comments)

You crazies not only messed up climate research, you fucked up the public image of science/scientists in general.

Fuckers.

about two weeks ago
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The Problem With Congress's Scientific Illiterates

oldhack AGW Jihadists are the culprit (509 comments)

Instead of being conservative and creditable, as scientists typically are, and argue for more funding due to the gravity of possible consequences, you crazies went off "we all gonna die!!!!!".

Fuckers.

about two weeks ago
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Million Jars of Peanut Butter Dumped In New Mexico Landfill

oldhack Re:And so this is Costco's fault? (440 comments)

Alright. That whole shit don't make no sense - shit at the front don't mash with that shit at the back.

Fuck that shit.

about three weeks ago
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Million Jars of Peanut Butter Dumped In New Mexico Landfill

oldhack Re:And so this is Costco's fault? (440 comments)

I'll go slowly. I'll quote the sentence in question:

Never mind most of the people getting it free would not be able to buy it anyway.

The batch of PB given away/thrown away won't affect those who shop at CostCo, so what exactly does the sentence above add, except to negate the preceding ones?

Kids with twitter these days...

about three weeks ago
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Million Jars of Peanut Butter Dumped In New Mexico Landfill

oldhack God damn it (440 comments)

A little salmonella never killed nobody.

about three weeks ago
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Million Jars of Peanut Butter Dumped In New Mexico Landfill

oldhack Re:And so this is Costco's fault? (440 comments)

And you have a reading comprehension problem. That third sentence is irrelevant.

about three weeks ago
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West Nile Virus May Have Met Its Match: Tobacco

oldhack Knew it (54 comments)

Obamacare needs to cover cigarette.

about three weeks ago
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Researchers: Rats Didn't Spread Black Death, Humans Did

oldhack Re:actually, it was the fleas. (135 comments)

You know, I clicked on the story, saw that the link is from "ibtimes", and then your comment. Led me to guess it must be samzenpus.

I suppose consistency is a virtue of a sort.

about three weeks ago
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WSJ: Prepare To Hang Up the Phone — Forever

oldhack An option? (449 comments)

Municipality should simply take over the existing land line infrastructure.

about three weeks ago
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Why Darmok Is a Good Star Trek: TNG Episode

oldhack Re:Can I vote for.. (512 comments)

A snooty nerd, as if you don't get beat up enough already.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Handle Unfixed Linux Accessibility Bugs?

oldhack Re:Options (266 comments)

Crappy software is crappy, "Open Source" or otherwise.

about three weeks ago

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