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Journal: Why libressl is stupid

Journal by drinkypoo

I really want to like libressl. But it pretends to be openssl badly. They refused a patch that would have mitigated this whole RAND_egd problem by simply returning that it doesn't work when someone tries to use it, which means that you commonly need a patch to use it at all. If it's not going to work like openssl, then it shouldn't occupy the same space in the filesystem.

Comment: Power to the blamers! (Score 3, Interesting) 192

by smitty_one_each (#49761001) Attached to: Study: Science Still Seen As a Male Profession
Power to the blamers! There is far too much power to be garnered from inflaming (occasionally real, but often wholly manufactured) biases.
But things like the Rolling Stone UVA rape hoax, global warming, GamerGate, &c have blown the lid off what a bunch of cheap hucksters the Grievance Industrial Complex are.
Go back to hell and stay there, creeps.

Comment: Re:32MB? (Score 1) 147

by TheGratefulNet (#49760883) Attached to: Google Developing 'Brillo' OS For Internet of Things

these days, the IoT term has been hijacked to mean 'we mine your personal info along with smart sensors we convince you to buy and install inside your private LAN.'

that's really a bad idea, of course. I'm very into IoT things right now, myself, but NOT cloud-based shit! not for me! MY iot stuff is about device to device and device to small server, ALL staying local and nothing going across to a WAN. nrf24l01, xbee, even esp8266 - all neat wireless protocols. but all meant to stay local, too.

if your iot solution leaks info, you picked some cloud-based thing. DONT DO THAT!

iot != cloud

Comment: Re:32MB? (Score 1) 147

by TheGratefulNet (#49760845) Attached to: Google Developing 'Brillo' OS For Internet of Things

likely its the magic 32k number, which happens to be the size of the atmega 328 (arduino classic) chip!

still, 32k is too large for many sensors. attiny chips are now in the 8k range and even that is asking a lot. 4k used to be more typical.

android? HAHAHAHAH! google, you are teh funny. the security nightmare and complexity of android for IoT sensors? wow, I needed a good laugh today.

Comment: Re:This isn't a question (Score 2) 418

by drinkypoo (#49760551) Attached to: Ireland Votes Yes To Same-Sex Marriage

I recall reading about this experiment. Kids were left free to play with any toys they wanted... and, surprise, they still chose the traditional ones.

The majority of them do, yes. That's fine for them to do. Some of them don't. It's not fine for the majority to force them to do so. It's not fine for the parents to force them to do so. They may be ignorant and out of control tiny little humans, but many adult humans are also ignorant and out of control and we still let them dress how they want and in most states and countries, even fuck who they want given consensuality.

Comment: Re:This isn't a question (Score 2) 418

by drinkypoo (#49760541) Attached to: Ireland Votes Yes To Same-Sex Marriage

OK nutter, but reduce the argument to a reasonable one — you should be able to designate someone to come see you in the hospital whether you're married or related or not — and we return to there being absolutely no valid reason to not permit you to define the small pool of people who are permitted to see you if you are in the hospital. Speaking for myself, I vehemently do not want my mother permitted into my hospital room for any reason.

Comment: Re:Sigh (Score 1) 147

by drinkypoo (#49760529) Attached to: Google Developing 'Brillo' OS For Internet of Things

Not only various other variations of this (my first PC in particular only had 448kB of RAM, and only 64kB of that was on the mainboard) but my first computer that ran Linux was a 386DX25 with 8MB of RAM and a 120MB disk. And while I threw it away recently, I used to have an iOpener with some kind of rinkydink Linux with an ancient browser on it in just 32MB of disk. ISTR it having 16MB RAM. If anyone would like the wizztronics adapter, I have one here along with a low-profile cooler that fits inside the iOpener's case and is probably worth more than either the machine or the adapter board.

Comment: Re:Yes to Brexit (Score 1) 321

What really ends up happening is the slower horses end up getting dragged along, and the faster horses end up having to work harder

Yeah, if you insist on just dragging the slower members of your team, you're going to have to work pretty hard. If you helped them become more like you, then they would do better at pulling their own weight. And it's clear that just dragging them isn't going to make that happen, at least not quickly. Sure, they may eventually become resentful, but who wants to wait? Maybe there's a better way.

Comment: Re:Yes to Brexit (Score 1) 321

Yes the person in power does get to do whatever they want. That is what being in power is.

That's what being a child is. When you grow up, you realize that if you just do whatever you want, there are eventually consequences. We create the world we live in. Time to grow up, and act like it.

In the sciences, we are now uniquely priviledged to sit side by side with the giants on whose shoulders we stand. -- Gerald Holton