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Comment we can fix this (Score 3, Funny) 52

it seems to me that we can stop shit commercial software from being published if governments set up a mandatory bug bounty systems. it's simple, you demo the exploit and get money based on the severity and the company making the software must pay it and has X days to fix it before paying the fine again. this would result in either better education on how to find exploits, better Q/A mechanism or companies going under. frankly, i don't care which happens as long as commercial software is held accountable for bad code.

Comment ungrateful jerk! (Score 1) 393

"In total, the vulnerabilities investigators found were so severe and so trivial to exploit, Epstein noted that 'anyone with even a modicum of training could have succeeded' in hacking them. An attacker wouldn't have needed to be inside a polling place either to subvert an election... someone 'within a half mile with a rudimentary antenna built using a Pringles can could also have attacked them.'"

well that's the last time I elect him governor!

Comment Re:Two ideas (Score 4, Funny) 57

it seems that the new much-more-accurate algorithm still misses 30% of cases. For me, hurting (even killing) 3 out of 10 pedestrians still sounds quite bad.

missing 30% isn't killing 3 out of 10 people, it's killing 7 out of 10 people which is a solid 70 points or 210 points if you are drifting. #Carmageddon

Comment Re:so fast your head will spin (Score 2) 138

I'll wager by 2025 most Cubans traveling to USA will be complaining about the shit internet and shit cellular here.

LOL! How much are you willing to wager? I would like to point out that Cuba's regime clamps down hard on communications technologies. They fear rebellion because they are tyrants.

Comment Re:blame the caller. (Score 1) 145

As a millenial, phonecalls never made sense to me. Unless I actively want to hear your voice (my parents for example) then i have an infinite and vastly superior cadre of resources with which to communicate.

it's true that many interactions are best kept to a text medium but the tone and volume of your voice is just as informative as what you are saying. i'm not saying it's more effective at resolving issues, i'm saying it's better for expressing your emotions.

Comment define "tender" (Score 4, Informative) 50


A call for tenders, or invitation to tender (ITT) (often called tender for short) is a special procedure for generating competing offers from different bidders looking to obtain an award of business activity in works, supply, or service contracts. They are usually preceded by a pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ).

sounds like they used it to win government contracts and blackmail government officials that didn't play nice.

Comment trust consumer grade routers? ha! (Score 1) 62

if you want to trust a router, you better be sure there is a vested interest in it being secure. new consumer grade routers come out as often as car models and the firmware is common crap that has half-assed security in the name of features.

i wouldn't trust a router without it being open source and open hardware down to the ICs. so... is anyone making a RISC V based router?

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