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Comment: Re:Darwin Awards (security department) (Score 1) 388

by Camel Pilot (#48541381) Attached to: Man Caught Trying To Sell Plans For New Aircraft Carrier

The guy was pointing out the vulnerable locations in the design. I doubt he was much of expert on that but he may be passing on more informed position on that matter. This guy should be sent away for a long time as you though nothing of endanger the lives of thousands of sailor for a few bucks and probably was motivated by hate.

Comment: Re:as a perl wizard.... (Score 1) 217

by Camel Pilot (#48319881) Attached to: The Effect of Programming Language On Software Quality

Indeed... From the fine paper

"The remaining coefficients are significant and either positive or negative. For those with positive coefficients we can expect that the language
is associated with, ceteris paribus, a greater number of defect fixes.These languages include C, C++, JavaScript, Objective-C,
Php, and Python. The languages Clojure, Haskell, Ruby, Scala, and TypeScript, all have negative coefficients implying that these languages are less likely than the average to result in defect fixing commits

Although not mentioned by name Perl's coefficient was -.15

Some people claim that the UNIX learning curve is steep, but at least you only have to climb it once.