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Comment: Re:Security through Obscurity (Score 5, Insightful) 129

by GameboyRMH (#48554877) Attached to: Stealthy Linux Trojan May Have Infected Victims For Years

With closed source there are also no guarantees the bad guys won't see the source either. And it's far better to make the code visible to all then to wait for the exploit to be found in the usual ways while everyone was in the dark about it.

Security through obscurity is just like peril-sensitive sunglasses. Having the code visible makes you nervous for some reason? Well we'll just keep you from seeing it! Problem solved!

Comment: Re:Spirit (Score 4, Insightful) 77

by GameboyRMH (#48524071) Attached to: Woz Downplays the Significance of Apple's Startup Garage

You say "spirit," I say "myth."

The idea is indeed powerful stuff. It wouldn't be so inspiring to realize that Apple didn't pull itself up by the bootstraps from a garage and that the real brains of the operation got a pittance compared to the smooth-talking asshole boss. Who wants a STEM education now?

Mathemeticians stand on each other's shoulders while computer scientists stand on each other's toes. -- Richard Hamming