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Comment: Re:Large corporations beware (Score 1) 160

by silas_moeckel (#46802971) Attached to: $42,000 Prosthetic Hand Outperformed By $50 3D Printed Hand

3D printing right now tends to scratch an itch for somebody. Recently the GF had a part break on a brand new lamp. Nothing fancy just a utility light for her crafting room. 30 seconds of searching on thingverse to find that multiple people have come up with a better replacement. Mind you I'm a wood guy a few minutes with a scrap of hardwood and a shop full of tools would be my normal response but had a new toy to try out.

Comment: Re:They don't pay attention to Coverity (Score 1) 331

by epine (#46800499) Attached to: OpenSSL Cleanup: Hundreds of Commits In a Week

You'll kick yourself later if you hit a bug that was revealed by a warning which was ignored.

Yes, it's called highsight bias, and there's an entire subfield of psychology devoted to its study, and a related subfield of behavioural economics which applies cost/benefit analysis to the human self-kick behavioural reflex arc.

There are educated self-kicks and there are also blind mice self-kicks.

Comment: Re:I would think (Score 5, Interesting) 331

by Richard_at_work (#46798763) Attached to: OpenSSL Cleanup: Hundreds of Commits In a Week

As the other poster says, OpenSSL isn't an OpenBSD project - what is going on here is a full blown fork of OpenSSL by the OpenBSD team, who are putting their money where their mouths are because when the heartbleed bug came out it was noted that the issue could have been mitigated on OpenBSD if the OpenSSL team had used the system provided memory allocation resources.

So this is less OpenSSL and much more OpenBSD SSL being created.

Comment: Re:Someone call Ben Affleck (Score 3, Interesting) 149

Theres a lot of evidence linking the Israelis to the South African nuclear weapons program with a lot of people thinking it was a "legitimatised" nuclear program that would only get SA into trouble internationally while Israel could walk away with a lot of improvements scot free, so if US technology and material ended up in Israeli hands, then I have no doubt equally that some of it then made its way on to apartheid South Africa.

Comment: Re:Combination of both (Score 2) 212

by anubi (#46792897) Attached to: California Utility May Replace IT Workers with H-1B Workers

Shouldn't that be illegal?

Depends

If you are a college graduate who has invested tens of thousands of dollars into education and is expecting a return on that investment, if some businessman can get those skills cheaper overseas, its just good business.

If you are some business who has invested tens of thousands of dollars developing some product and is expecting a return on that investment and someone can bypass that and simply download the work from an overseas server, that is copyright violation, violation of patent, or some other way of saying "theft" and is verboten.

It just depends on how big you are and your relationship with the government on whether this action demonstrates "good business skills" or is considered "theft". Its really a fine line; I often cannot tell which side of it to be on myself, as I know that the game is rigged, and trying to be an honest player is a sure way to lose.

My personal ethics and the reality of my environment are usually at odds with each other big-time on these issues, which is why I have done my damndest to "drop out" of it. Doing science is what I feel I was borned to do, but putting up with the politics of the management classes goes against damned near everything I hold true.

Comment: Re:Militia, then vs now (Score 4, Informative) 1583

by pegr (#46768423) Attached to: Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

You really have no idea. Go find a Mosin Nagant, an ancient Russian military rifle capable of hitting a target at over 200 yards with a high-power round for about $100.

Are expensive guns better than cheap ones? Sure! But there are cheap (and effective) guns for anyone who wants one.

(A clip is not a magazine...)

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