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Comment: Re:Books to read (Score 1) 352

by Dionysus (#47006433) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Should Every Programmer Read?

Also if you are a C++ program, the original K&R C book is a good read of how to keep things simple.

I agree on the K&R C book. Also would add The C++ Standard Library by Josuttis. Although I don't know how dated it is, since the version I have dealt with C++98 (or whatever was before C++0x. I'm not much of a C++ programmer these days). I also like Beautiful Code by Oram & Wilson (small essays from programmers about beautiful code they've seen/written in different languages). K&R C book has that too. If you're interested in history, I loved Go To by Steve Lohr and The Design and Evolution of C++ by Stroustrup.

Comment: Re:"Liberty-Minded"? (Score 3, Informative) 701

by Dionysus (#43962459) Attached to: The Free State Project, One Decade Later

First. Killing people and burning shit down is illegal. Do not need different laws to prevent it.

Nice thing about jury nullifiication is that you can change that. Sure, the law might say that blowing up a church with black girls in it might be illegal, but "thankfully" no jury will convict you for it. That is, if they can get anyone to prosecute you, that is.

Comment: Re:Confused. (Score 1) 270

by Dionysus (#42769697) Attached to: Oracle Responds To Java Security Critics With Massive 50 Flaw Patch Update

I'm sure there are enough that I feel fairly confident in my advice to just not install Java unless you really, really need it. Which, unless you're a developer or a Minecraft addict, you really don't.

Depends on where you're from. All the banks in Norway (and I think the Nordic countries, don't know about the rest of Europe) have a common login functionality that is java applet based. Meaning if you want to do online banking (or financial transactions, since I think brokerage firms also use it for login) in Norway, you need java installed.

Comment: Re:Simple solution (Score 1) 408

by Dionysus (#40935765) Attached to: Secret Security Questions Are a Joke

"Who is your favorite author,"

Questions like that (or favorite book) might sound easy, but is actually hard because of the "there should only be one correct answer". There were a site where the security question was that, and I forgot what I had answered because my favorite author and book had changed in the meantime (and I don't remember who I had at the time when I signed up for the site).

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