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Comment: Re:de Raadt (Score 1) 286

by Dahan (#46760219) Attached to: OpenBSD Team Cleaning Up OpenSSL

Bitch about this instead. A fucking static checker found heartbleed.

No, it says, "Coverity did not find the heartbleed bug itself", which very clearly means that Coverity did not find Heartbleed. And Coverity themselves confim that Coverity does not detect the problem (though in response, they've added a new heuristic that does detect it, but no word on how the new heuristic affects the false positive rate).

Comment: Re:IRS has free online tax filing (Score 1) 383

by Dahan (#46757757) Attached to: Slashdot Asks: How Do You Pay Your Taxes?

It's not exactly the IRS's service; it's offered by the Free File Alliance, "a nonprofit coalition of industry-leading tax software companies partnered with the IRS to provide free electronic tax services."

I use them too... definitely beats driving to the main post office at midnight to make sure the return (or extension) is postmarked in time. :)

Comment: He only gave Google 2 days before going public? (Score 5, Informative) 152

by Dahan (#46720049) Attached to: Google Chrome Flaw Sets Your PC's Mic Live
So, no thanks to TFA, I found the actual bug report, and it turns out the guy went public less than 2 days after reporting the bug to Google. Talk about impatient. And it's not true that "Google issued a low-priority label to the bug when he reported it, until he wrote about it on his blog and the post started picking up steam on social media". It's true that it was originally given a low-severity label at first, it was bumped to medium a day-and-a-half later, then up to high a few hours after that--around the same time that he went to reddit about it. Not exactly sure if it was before or after, since I don't know the timezone of the times reported on Chrome's issue tracker, but one of the comments from Google says that they had already bumped the severity rating before they knew about him going public.

Comment: Re: Clearly vaccination is to blame! (Score 1) 558

Why are people so quick to say vaccines are connected? Wait until some weirdo declares that soap causes autism, and see how the world behaves even after the claim is debunked times over. Just like with vaccines. Enjoy the smell of the (literally) unwashed masses then.

Because soap doesn't normally contain a mercury compound as a preservative.

OK, but vaccines for kids don't normally contain a mercury compound as a preservative either.

Comment: Re:What the f*** Walmart? (Score 1) 455

by Dahan (#46608687) Attached to: Wal-Mart Sues Visa For $5 Billion For Rigging Card Swipe Fees

Now, they likely do have some valid complaints here.

But bitching about a slow transition away from magnetic stripe cards when *you are one of the last retailers to install NFC payment terminals* and more importantly *knowingly skipped the start of migration during your last payment terminal upgrade cycle* is bullshit.

What does NFC have to do with anything? What Walmart wants is the contact chip, not contactless. And their terminals have supported those for years... However, I've never gotten one to read my EMV card (supposedly they do work in some stores that have a significant number of international customers).

Comment: Re:Chip and PIN (Score 1) 455

by Dahan (#46608675) Attached to: Wal-Mart Sues Visa For $5 Billion For Rigging Card Swipe Fees

the most likely scenario for paying for the switch is that banks will offer their customers a "New, more secure card!" for the low, low price of ($10? $20?).

They don't cost any more than non-chip cards. I requested EMV cards from both Citibank and Bank of America (via online account management) and didn't have to pay anything.

Comment: Re:I suggest the ultimate legal protection: (Score 1) 15

by Dahan (#46588469) Attached to: Rebooting the Full Disclosure List

Yes, and how do you trust your "visitors"?

You don't trust yourself? And even if you don't, how does that reveal info on who is running the hidden service? Of course you know your own entry point into the Tor network; the Tor client even shows you. netstat shows you. But if you want to find/sue the person running the hidden service, you need to find that person's entry point.

Comment: Re:There's a reason people argue about vim and ema (Score 1) 248

by Dahan (#46555933) Attached to: Neovim: Rebuilding Vim For the 21st Century

As much as I love forwarded X11 apps, its rarely efficient over moderate to slow links. I can't justify using over 1Mbit of uplink traffic just to use my editor over the wire when even a VNC session is more efficient.

1Mbit? Back in the day, we ran X11 over dialup modems, and we liked it. Or at least thought it was semi-OK.

Comment: Re:There's a reason people argue about vim and ema (Score 1) 248

by Dahan (#46555681) Attached to: Neovim: Rebuilding Vim For the 21st Century

You know lots of Linux/Unix/*BSD systems don't have an X server, right? (Actually the majority of them don't)

And they don't need one--the post you're replying to is suggesting to run the X server on the local machine and run X clients on the remote machine, forwarding the connections over SSH.

Comment: Re:Obligatory xkcd, and rirst post (Score 1) 248

by Dahan (#46555645) Attached to: Neovim: Rebuilding Vim For the 21st Century

Here's the main reason I don't use Vim (or Emacs, for that matter): it's a "stateful" editor.

Insert mode? Command mode? Etc. etc.

If you think Emacs is stateful, aren't all editors stateful by your definition? Most people do not consider Emacs to be stateful. Sure, you can press Meta or Ctrl to start some multi-key command, but you can press Alt or Ctrl in Windows Notepad too. What makes vi stateful is that after you've typed a command, you're still in command mode and must type another command. In Emacs and Notepad, after you've typed a command, you're ready to insert text again.

Comment: Re:wait, what? (Score 2) 102

by Dahan (#46510729) Attached to: Dorian Nakamoto Officially Denies That He Created Bitcoin

When did his name change from Satoshi to Dorian? Did I miss something? The last article said they found him because his name literally was Satoshi.

1973. From the original Newsweek article, "At the age of 23, after graduating from California State Polytechnic University, he changed his name to "Dorian Prentice Satoshi Nakamoto," according to records filed with the U.S. District Court of Los Angeles in 1973."

What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite. -- Bertrand Russell, "Skeptical Essays", 1928