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Journal: And the sprint is finished

Journal by Ektanoor

Yes, ./ is great. Undoubtly. It is one of the great things that happened to Internet.
However, it is pretty sad that things keep being the same after all these years.

OS and browser Wars, standardize Linux, not so anonymous jerks, intelectual trolls. Yes, some of it has to exist. But other things... Hey, this standartization stuff was here 9 years ago. Are we discussing or playing the Hundred Years Cyberwar? Too much stuff stucked in the very same positions I saw when I stopped being a ./ regular. And too much stuff that should have reached a logical conclusion many years ago. It make you feel you are living in some sort of Middle Ages.

Yes, the feeling is even harsher when you read "hope being homeless". What would be the feeling of this guys if I answered "hope you drop dead somewhere"? This is not culture, it's Troll's Heavens.

Too much "funnies" a huge lack of authoritative with good content. Sad.

I couldn't nearly see big names around. The only person who catched my eye was Fyodor. Sad also.

Anyway ./ keeps a quality that I was afraid to be lost long ago. That's good but, for the moment. Either ./ jumps out of the time singularity it is in or it will be a path to nowhere. Nothing is eternal. Not even browser wars.

Yes, people keep writing a good deal of personal accounts, experiences. That's one of the things great on ./ But it seems to lack some content on good professional expertises. Sad, it was one of the great things in the old days.

Anyway it was a great sprint for the day. A good test to "see" a section of the "Universe" I have not been in, for quite a long time. But, that's all for now folks. Back to where I came from... While not being stuck in a job now, there is work to do. So, ./, keep on and put all those M$ lovers at bay. Oh, btw they will loose anyway. Eeeee the only problem is will they loose by themselves or everyone, without exception, looses. Hehehe...

Maybe some time, may be somewhere.

Seivanaa

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Journal: Trolls who call themselves programmers

Journal by Ektanoor

No I am no programmer. While I do some work on C, Delphi, Assembler and Perl, the things I do would hardly be called a profession. They are small thingies that help an admins life go better.

However there are some people on /. who seem to consider themselves as PhD.s on programming, while not giving a hint about what really happens after they write their "Hello World"'s in C, C#, C++, C-- or whatever. After compiling, they happily think that the world goes round while they forget that lot of things may go quite flat. They forget that, beyond interfaces and pretty lines of code, there are lots of things that happen. These are the guys that are typically blind to the fact that networks may carry lots of things that they could ever guess of. These guys love to rant and name one with everything that comes to their head. Unfortunately there are such trolls.

Recently I saw as two trolls that played some sort of public fight about the security of .NET. They were quite proud that they were programmers. Well I work in securing networks and machines. And I am forced to see very frequently the what goes beyond the screen and keyboard. During the discussion I stated that the biggest danger was that the foggy flexibility of .NET would allow to new types of exploits through the network, where the .NET framework would be used as an easy communication system.These guys flamed me to the impossible, from stating that C is insecure (?) down to stating me as a troll. As it is my tradition I flamed back.

Well, I was wrong. It seems that specifications of CLI are foggy enough to see such things like this one.

In any formula, constants (especially those obtained from handbooks) are to be treated as variables.

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