Slashdot: Critical Vulnerability In NetUSB Driver Exposes Millions of Routers To Hacking
TFA: Tiny list of router models affected.
I argue the exact opposite! C++ the programming language leaves way too many decisions to the compiler implementer. A better specified language, such as Java, Ada, Eiffel, etc, doesn't have that problem of different compiler interpretations of the standard.
Interpretations of the standard? C++ standard has few ambiguities, hard to come with many interpretations. Perhaps you mean the bits that are left as implementation-dependent? I think grandparent was talking about dumb programmers who argue about precise results of undefined behaviour.
I hate when people say that something is "3 times slower," as if that means anything. I know what they are trying to say, but the correct way to express it is "one-third the speed," or "one-third as fast."
Just imagine "slowness", measured in s/m, is the reciprocal of "speed". Three times slower means its slowness is three times bigger compared to the reference, thus it's 1/3 of its speed. Worth making a fuss of?
Worse yet: if you're alone in your car, your car might actually choose to kill you.
Now that would promote carpooling.
It seems like the "vulnerability" that the article is talking about only happens when a recipient of the dropbox file link copies that link address into a google search query. If the user just clicks the link like a normal person, there is no problem.
No, that's only half the problem. The other half is that if your shared document contains a link to, say, cnn.com and someone clicks this link straight from within the document, cnn.com can look at the referrer field and get the "secret" link to your document.
and also we wouldn't have batteries with capacities like 2000 milliamp-hours - it would be simplified to 2 amp-hours
Surely, you mean 7.2 kamp-seconds, or just 7.2 kC?
Precedence is a bitch, the US set the precedent and now they are winging about what is happening in Crimea !!
Precedence only matters in law, in places that use common law. In other legal systems, precedence doesn't matter at all.
It matters diplomatically and in propaganda.
Being DOS the only solution was to hit the hard reset button.
Meh, you just map the int 00 vector onto int 05 and you're ready to go. Press "Print Screen" anytime to divide by zero and terminate current process.
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