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Comment: Re: Theo has a bad temper? (Score 1) 284

by DTentilhao (#46762001) Attached to: OpenBSD Team Cleaning Up OpenSSL
"Yes, Theo has a bad temper and is not filtering carefully enough what he says, but his heart is in the right place, and he's a fucking great leader. I don't mind one bit his bad temper, because it usually hits those that really deserve it. And on the other hand, he's one of the most effective open source leaders."

That's called damning with faint praise :)

Comment: Languages and application security? (Score 1) 186

by DTentilhao (#46761947) Attached to: The Security of Popular Programming Languages
"A new WhiteHat Security report approaches application security not from the standpoint of what risks exist on sites and applications once they have been pushed into production, but rather by examining how the languages themselves perform in the field"

How about designing a language that can't read/write past a previously allocated buffer in memory.

Comment: Lack of US Cybersecurity Across the Electric Grid? (Score 1) 95

by DTentilhao (#46761897) Attached to: Lack of US Cybersecurity Across the Electric Grid
"ECGI is recommending the creation of a new, industry-supported model that would create incentives for the continual improvement and adaptation needed to respond effectively to rapidly evolving cyber threats"

How about not connecting your Electric Grid directly to the Internet ..

Comment: Heartbleed disclosure timeline .. (Score 1) 560

by DTentilhao (#46761863) Attached to: How Does Heartbleed Alter the 'Open Source Is Safer' Discussion?
"Ever since the "Heartbleed" flaw in encryption protocol OpenSSL was made public on April 7 in the US there have been various questions about who knew what and when."

Company | Codenomicon: "Howard A. Schmidt, Chairman of the Board .. His private-sector experience includes serving as Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Security Strategist at eBay and as Chief Security Officer for Microsoft ."

Comment: The smartwatch is not a new idea .. (Score 1) 275

"First, it reminds us that the smartwatch is not a new idea. Even in 1981, tech companies had been trying to build them for awhile:"

`Consider the wrist radio introduced in Tracy on January 13, 1946. No other single aspect of Dick Tracy has received more press and coverage in newspaper and magazine articles than the wrist radio' - "Dick Tracy and American Culture: Morality and Mythology, Text and Context" by Garyn G. Roberts

+ - This 1981 BYTE magazine cover explains why we're so bad at tech predictions->

Submitted by harrymcc
harrymcc (1641347) writes "If you remember the golden age of BYTE magazine, you remember Robert Tinney's wonderful cover paintings. BYTE's April 1981 cover featured an amazing Tinney image of a smartwatch with a tiny text-oriented interface, QWERTY keyboard, and floppy drive. It's hilarious--but 33 years later, it's also a smart visual explanation of why the future of technology so often bears so little resemblance to anyone's predictions. I wrote about this over at"
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Comment: Lets organize a boycott .. (Score 1) 202

by DTentilhao (#46752217) Attached to: Mozilla Appoints Former Marketing Head Interim CEO
Now that it's become the norm for getting people fired for holding opposing views to yerself, how about organising a boycott of the following individuals: Chloe Valerlidi, Chris McAvoy, Christie Koehler, Jessica Klein, Jess Klein, John Bevan, Sydney Moyer (ref) or failing that having them locked in a room and made listen to Alex Jones for ever.

+ - Censorship now apparent in Reddit popular subreddits, list of keywords banned->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Around 8 months ago was when they enacted the first set of filtered words. Then there was one put in place around 2 months ago. This is real bad news. This place is heavily censored. What's ever crazier is that it either looks like the filter is somewhat smart or mods go through and manually allow certain posts... Make sure to copy the list down and share it with others when they're wonder why all their posts are getting removed."
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+ - Climate scientist: Why nuclear power may be the only way to avoid geoengineering->

Submitted by Lasrick
Lasrick (2629253) writes "Tom Wigley is one of the world's top climate scientists, and in this interview he explains his outspoken support for both nuclear energy and research into climate engineering. Wigley was one of the first scientists to break the taboo on public discussion of climate engineering as a possible response to global warming; in a 2006 paper in the journal Science, he proposed a combined geoengineering-mitigation strategy that would address the problem of increasing ocean acidity, as well as the problem of climate change. In this interview, he argues that hat renewable energy alone will not be sufficient to address the climate challenge, because it cannot be scaled up quickly and cheaply enough, and that opposition to nuclear power 'threatens humanity’s ability to avoid dangerous climate change.'"
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+ - New World Order - same as the Old One ..-> 1

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes ""For the first time in all of human history, almost all of mankind is politically awake activated, politically conscious and interactive. There are only a few pockets of humanity here or there in the remotest corners of the world which are not politically alert and interactive with the political turmoil and stirrings and aspirations around the world. And all of that is creating a world surge in the quest for personal dignity and cultural respect ..

While the lethality — the lethality — of their power is greater than ever, their capacity to impose control over the politically awaking masses of the world is at a historical low. I once put it rather pungently and I was flattered that the British foreign secretary repeated this — as follows. Namely in earlier times, it was easier to control a million people literally, it was easier to control a million people, than physically to kill a million people. Today it is infinitely easier to kill a million people than to control a million people. It is easier to kill than to control. And of course that bares directly on the use of force particularly by societies that are culturally alien of other societies.""

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Comment: Penn Manor High School moves to Ubuntu .. (Score 1) 101

"After a year of planning, Penn Manor High School has officially launched a 1:1 computing program. Laptops are in the hands of approximately 1700 students! Here are a few fast facts and notes about the unique program ..

The laptops are running Linux, specifically Ubuntu 13.10, along with several dozen free and open source programs. Our program is believed to be the largest open source 1:1 implementation in Pennsylvania. By using open source software exclusively, we estimate an initial cost savings of at least $360,000 on licensing fees

Comment: Penrose's Conformal Cyclic Cosmology model .. (Score 1) 590

"One of the great theories of modern cosmology is that the universe began in a Big Bang. It's backed up by numerous lines of evidence, such as the cosmic microwave background and so on"

'over enormous scales of time (beyond 10^100 years), distance ceases to be meaningful as all mass breaks down into extremely red-shifted photon energy, whereupon time has no influence, and the universe continues to expand without event. This period from Big Bang to infinite expansion Penrose defines as an aeon. The smooth “hairless” infinite oblivion of the previous aeon becomes the low-entropy Big Bang state of the next aeon cycle`

Cycles of Time: An Extraordinary New View of the Universe

There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman? -- Woody Allen