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Comment: Re:https is useless (Score 4, Interesting) 166

by HaeMaker (#47681263) Attached to: Watch a Cat Video, Get Hacked: the Death of Clear-Text
Correct. What make anyone think: NSA agents aren't working at Google, Microsoft, Verisign, etc. Anyone checks who actually signed the certs. Almost all devices trust a few DoD root certs by default. Going to slashdot is safe? No SSL here. Do any of these GIFs, JPGs or PNGs contain exploits? If they want you, they can't get you?
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Scientists Warn of Rising Oceans As Antarctic Ice Melts 784

Posted by samzenpus
from the it's-getting-hot-in-here dept.
mdsolar (1045926) writes "The collapse of large parts of the ice sheet in West Antarctica appears to have begun and is almost certainly unstoppable, with global warming accelerating the pace of the disintegration, two groups of scientists reported Monday. The finding, which had been feared by some scientists for decades, means that a rise in global sea level of at least 10 feet may now be inevitable. The rise may continue to be relatively slow for at least the next century or so, the scientists said, but sometime after that it will probably speed up so sharply as to become a crisis."

Comment: Okay, let's restate it... (Score 1) 115

by HaeMaker (#46963103) Attached to: How Free-To-Play Is Constricting Mobile Games
"The people who PAY FOR GAMES, want FREEMIUM." Just because you state a bunch of interesting statistics about what constitutes who puts money down for games, doesn't mean the end result isn't meaningful. As a business, what do you care what your non-paying customers want? They are not customers. You're asking for money, the people with the money are telling you how they recoup their money and you earn money yourself. Perhaps you should listen.

Comment: Not H1-Bs, offshore workers. (Score 5, Informative) 220

by HaeMaker (#46791593) Attached to: California Utility May Replace IT Workers with H-1B Workers
If you are "offshoring" you are literally having the work performed off-shore. If they fear their jobs are getting replaced by H1-Bs, then they are "outsourcing". It would be illegal for them to fire everyone then hire H1-Bs, and even if the off-shore companies place people that all happen to be H1-B, lawsuits will follow. How can the consulting company say they couldn't find competent employees when they know a bunch that got laid-off?

Comment: It's not the infinite bugs... (Score 1) 235

by HaeMaker (#46788105) Attached to: Bug Bounties Don't Help If Bugs Never Run Out
...it's the lack of accountability. The reason why Microsoft should take the cash is because they are not accountable for their bugs by contract. Finding a vulnerability costs them money, it does not make or save money. The only case that can be made for disclosing and fixing vulnerabilities is improved goodwill, but even that is tempered by the fact that what ever meager goodwill they gain by fixing the bug is probably cancelled by the loss in goodwill from having the bug in the first place.

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