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.
If you haven't seen Slashdot Beta already, open this in a new tab. After seeing that, click here to return to classic Slashdot.
We should boycott stories and only discuss the abomination that is Slashdot Beta until Dice abandons the project.
We should boycott slashdot entirely during the week of Feb 10 to Feb 17 as part of the wider slashcott
Moderators — only spend mod points on comments that discuss Beta
Commentors — only discuss Beta
[spam URL stripped] — Vote up the Fuck Beta stories
Keep this up for a few days and we may finally get the PHBs attention. -----=====##### LINKS #####=====-----
Discussion of Beta: [spam URL stripped]
Discussion of where to go if Beta goes live: [spam URL stripped]
Alternative Slashdot: [spam URL stripped] (thanks Okian Warrior (537106))
So if we can get this thread out of the Firehose, I was thinking that, as the 10th arrives for us in our respective locations, we could leave here what may be our final farewells to Slashdot.
Until Midnight, this is our meeting place, our City Hall, our town square.
(and yes, our playground)
After that I'm not sure where we can congregate to discuss how the Slashcott's going and whether it's time to move on.
I'm going to jump the gun and lay claim to "So long and thanks for all the Karma", and perhaps someone could do a Bob Hope and re-write the lyrics to "Thanks for the Memories".
In the meantime, a bit of housekeeping.
An AC beat me to the week-long boycott idea by a couple of hours, and suggested the date range of the 10th through the 17th.
As part of a group of people familiar with the concept of beginning a count with 0 instead of 1, I really should have spotted the mistake of putting 8 days into that particular week.
So, should Slashcott Week end as the 17th begins, or do we give Dice a bonus day?