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Comment: Re:Corporate personhood (Score 1) 641

by Chris Pimlott (#45578747) Attached to: Lawsuits Seek To Turn Chimpanzees Into Legal Persons

Step 1: Create a corporation called Chimp Inc. and make its owner a chimp named Bonzo. (People can leave their fortunes to a pet cat, they should be able to leave controlling interest of a corporation to a chimp.)

You don't leave money to a pet, you establish a trust or give money with stipulations for its use to a designated caregiver. Making a chimp owner of a corporation begs the question; animals can't own property.

Comment: Re:Https with local proxy/filters? (Score 1) 320

by Chris Pimlott (#45416567) Attached to: HTTP 2.0 May Be SSL-Only

There's no reason you couldn't still use a filtering proxy. What you'll need to do is configure that filtering proxy with its own CA cert which you'll have to add to your browser's trusted CAs. The filtering proxy can terminate the outside SSL connection to the remote site (with its own list of trusted external CAs) and generate and sign its own certificates (with its configured CA cert) for the internal SSL connection to your browser. This is how BurpSuite works, for example.

Comment: Re:doesnt really count... (Score 2) 95

by Chris Pimlott (#44766449) Attached to: Jonathon Fletcher: The Forgotten Father of the Search Engine

Not to detract from your accomplishment, but to clarify, 1989 was not pre-SQL; SQL dates back to the early 70s and became an ANSI standard in 1986. Commercial RDBMS's based on SQL were available as early as 1979. There might not have been any open source SQL databases back then, though.

You know, the difference between this company and the Titanic is that the Titanic had paying customers.