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Click Like? You May Have Given Up the Right To Sue

x0ra Re:My Notice to General Mills (214 comments)

Private companies are NOT bound, in any possible way, by the Constitution or the Bill of Rights...

2 days ago
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Microsoft Confirms It Is Dropping Windows 8.1 Support

x0ra Re:Jeez (574 comments)

unless you *cannot* update because the update is broken...

5 days ago
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Microsoft Confirms It Is Dropping Windows 8.1 Support

x0ra Re:u wot m8 (574 comments)

As I understand it, they must update to "'Windows 8.1 Update 1". A new marketing name for the old "Service Pack" ?

5 days ago
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Heartbleed Coder: Bug In OpenSSL Was an Honest Mistake

x0ra Re:ya ya.. (445 comments)

in short, all software is flawed one way or another.

about a week ago
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Heartbleed Coder: Bug In OpenSSL Was an Honest Mistake

x0ra Re:Sloppy code (445 comments)

my question remains, when do you deliver your perfect OpenSSL implementation ?

about a week ago
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GM Names Names, Suspends Two Engineers Over Ignition-Switch Safety

x0ra Re:Editors, do your job for a change. (236 comments)

Looks at CVE-2014-0160 and the almost public shaming the guy has to go though for an understandable bug. The same behaviour in software is not that far away...

about a week ago
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GM Names Names, Suspends Two Engineers Over Ignition-Switch Safety

x0ra Re:Professional responsibility (236 comments)

AFAIK, in Canada, there is nothing criminal in professional irresponsibility. At worst, the crown would have to prove mens rea, which is pretty much impossible to prove on an employed individual.

about a week ago
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GM Names Names, Suspends Two Engineers Over Ignition-Switch Safety

x0ra Re:Why not? (236 comments)

Following French law, I am a fully qualified certified engineer. Membership in a professional organization is just a north american concept closer to mafia and group self-interest preservation than engineering.

about a week ago
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Michael Bloomberg: You Can't Teach a Coal Miner To Code

x0ra Re:He's right! (578 comments)

This is utter bs. Indeed, everyone can not be a good programmer, but a good programmer can emerge from anyone.

about two weeks ago
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Heartbleed Coder: Bug In OpenSSL Was an Honest Mistake

x0ra Re:Add that to your CV (445 comments)

I would be glad about it. At least, he is doing something, not idling on /. pointing fingers.

about two weeks ago
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Heartbleed Coder: Bug In OpenSSL Was an Honest Mistake

x0ra Re:The real failure is in the process (445 comments)

There is a reason for a yearly "International Obfuscated C Code Contest" ;-)

about two weeks ago
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Heartbleed Coder: Bug In OpenSSL Was an Honest Mistake

x0ra Re:Sloppy code (445 comments)

Then rewrite OpenSSL. I'll be glad to use (for free) the Perfect Software you would have dedicated you life to write

about two weeks ago
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Heartbleed Coder: Bug In OpenSSL Was an Honest Mistake

x0ra Re:I don't believe him (445 comments)

Navy destroyers are on their way and all the navy seals are already in route. Drones keeps patrolling the perimeters. Just as a back up, President Obama is ready during the operation to launch nukes to counter the threat.

about two weeks ago
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Heartbleed Coder: Bug In OpenSSL Was an Honest Mistake

x0ra Re:Well, his software career's ruined (445 comments)

These kind of mistake are done everyday by pretty much every programmer. Nobody test 100% of the assertions made in their code, or are aware of ALL the subtle way bugs can happen.

about two weeks ago
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Heartbleed Coder: Bug In OpenSSL Was an Honest Mistake

x0ra Re:ya ya.. (445 comments)

then you would trip on something you were not testing. There is a reason free software is pretty much free, it is imperfect. If you want perfect software, go in the aviation industry, where you might still end up with... http://www.cas.mcmaster.ca/~ba...

about two weeks ago
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Study: Video Gamer Aggression Result of Game Experience, Not Violent Content

x0ra Re:Great! (179 comments)

leading to even more frustration...

about two weeks ago
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Online Skim Reading Is Taking Over the Human Brain

x0ra Ltetres odrer (224 comments)

Acocdrnig to an elgnsih unviesitry sutdy the oredr of letetrs in a wrod dosen’t mttaer, the olny thnig thta’s iopmrantt is that the frsit and lsat ltteer of eevry word is in the crcreot ptoision. The rset can be jmbueld and one is stlil able to raed the txet wiohtut dclftfuiiy.

about two weeks ago
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Most Expensive Aviation Search: $53 Million To Find Flight MH370

x0ra Re:Well shoot... (233 comments)

There is just about 250 families pissed not knowing what the frack happened to their relatives.

about two weeks ago
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USB Reversable Cable Images Emerge

x0ra Re:100 watts?! (208 comments)

The remaining 97.5W are just sunk through subspace :-)

about two weeks ago

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