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Comment: Re:Poor Design... (Score 1) 73

by AchilleTalon (#49526119) Attached to: Networking Library Bug Breaks HTTPS In ~1,500 iOS Apps

What if the developer isn't around anymore to fix it?

It means you have picked the wrong library since there isn't enough interest in it to sustain it. You should then drop it for a replacement or write your own code. I know, there is plenty of examples of good libraries that are not well funded, so they went unsecure since developers cannot dedicate time to maintain them properly, one recent example comes to mind: OpenSSL and Heartbleed bug. On one side you have all these companies buying expensive Linux distros from respectable vendors with the guarantee if something goes wrong the vendor will fix it and on the other side, the vendor pocket the money and doesn't fund the developers that make him existing in first place or at least the most critical libraries that justify the companies to buy Linux instead of getting it for free and funding directly the projects they believe they critically depend on.

Comment: Re:Good for him and the world. (Score 1) 118

Exactly, that's part of the problem. Beside the requirement to have a charging station at home, there isn't charging station spreaded in the country to make this car useful. Even the guy that teamed with Tesla to install charging stations recognized the problem when he attempted to do a long roadtrip with his Tesla car. There is a whole logistic behind spreading Tesla cars at large which cannot be neglected since sales will heavily depend on it. Seems someone at Tesla is beliving in some kind of magic to solve this problem.

Comment: Re:Good for him and the world. (Score 1) 118

Right, but at the end you have a fuel-cell that will not burn carbon and produce CO2. You are using natural gaz to produce hydrogen (not oil, petrol or diesel) for now, but wait, what if you stopped doing research because lead-acid batteries were not efficient to make a car? Do you have an idea of the cost of running a complete reliable electricity network with enough capacity to recharge Musk's batteries in all the developing countries and even in remote areas in developed countries? There may be a market for now for electric cars running on batteries, but I don't believe this is the future of the automobile and road transportation.

Comment: Re:Good for him and the world. (Score 1) 118

That's probably the reason Tesla fired a third of its employees in China and is having more cars in its inventory than it sold. I'm very sorry, but Musk is overrated. The strategy in China was just plain dumb ignoring the reality of the market and the infrastructures. The electricity distribution network in China (and many other countries) is just not ready. In fact, hydrogen fuel-cell is probably a better alternative to oil. The distribution network for fuel-cells can easily capitalizes on the existing network for oil distribution, something Tesla's car and the likes cannot do.

Comment: Re:Stupid (Score 1) 590

Anesthesia doesn't equate no pain at all. It is subject to research at Stanford to help anesthesists to determine if the patient under anesthesia actually suffer or not when he/she is unable to communicate. You can administer drugs to create short term amnesia, hence, someone may have actually suffer under anesthesia, but because he was under such drugs, no memory of this episode can come to his/her mind. Here is the article:

Comment: Re:San Francisco started this crap. (Score 1) 199

by AchilleTalon (#49483675) Attached to: Chrome 42 Launches With Push Notifications

Well, this is just a very thin part of what the web/internet is. Just consider all the components that interact together to make the internet possible. The level of sophistication and efficiency of routing, transmission algorithms. The management of the whole thing. The cryptography field which has litterally boomed with the internet, and so on, and so on.

It is not because someone makes an insignificant usage of the internet, the internet is insignificant. It has changed much more the lives of people than the space race in much less time. Try to imagine the world without it. It is just the beginning. This is still work-in-progress.

Comment: Re:For work I use really bad passwords (Score 1) 136

by AchilleTalon (#49482927) Attached to: Cracking Passwords With Statistics
Frankly guys, I believe you are complaining the belly full. At my place, everything is so obscure and cryptic that even the guys responsibles for the DNS succeeded to defeat the purpose of a DNS in first place. It is almost easier to remember the hosts by their IP addresses than by their names. Imagine now the password rules.

Comment: Re:San Francisco started this crap. (Score 0) 199

by AchilleTalon (#49475423) Attached to: Chrome 42 Launches With Push Notifications

Exactly! It is silly to say the space shuttle is far more complex than the internet/web. The size of a project like the space shuttle is dwarf by the size of a project like the internet/web by many magnitudes of order. There is much more technology into the internet than in the space shuttle.

For the AC poster who seems to believe there is an argument about making a distinction between the web and the internet, there is none. HTTP is running on top of the protocol stack that runs the whole thing and the network is the hardware part without which the protocol has no purpose.

Comment: Re:San Francisco started this crap. (Score -1, Flamebait) 199

by AchilleTalon (#49475015) Attached to: Chrome 42 Launches With Push Notifications
Perhaps you should think a bit before replying such things. The web is certainly the most complex engineering project ever made by the human kind. You obviously have no idea of its complexity and the algorithms that makes it running day after day. It is not because you can use it for futile purposes it isn't the greatest thing yet built by the human kind.

Comment: Re:For when you're too cheap to buy two monitors! (Score 1) 187

by AchilleTalon (#49455639) Attached to: LG Split Screen Software Compromises System Security
You are full of shit my friend. I started my career on typewriter which were nothing less than computer screens on paper. I experienced the ascii terminals, the graphics terminals, the modern displays on CRT all sizes and flat displays and I am having two physical displays right now and I would take a third and a fourth without any problem and eye strain. Back in the old days, we were writing simple piece of software with simple interactions and well defined input/output access. The world has changed for the better, the proof being people are ready to pay good money for interactive and smart pieces of hardware and good software. I am very sorry for you, but personally I do not regret anything of the past. I'm old and I enjoy the wonderful gadgets we can imagine, build and have today, including multiple screen displays to work efficiently with many document and testing environments at once.

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