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Comment: Revoke the certs (Score 5, Insightful) 133

by Imagix (#49329779) Attached to: Chinese CA Issues Certificates To Impersonate Google
At a _minimum_ MCS's rights need to be revoked. There needs to be an independent audit of any cert that CNNIC has issued _at CNNIC's expense_, and of their operations (both CNNIC, and the organizations to which they've issued certs), or CNNIC should have its rights revoked as well. MCS is completely untrustable, and CNNIC has to prove that they are currently trustable. CNNIC's operations need to be audited or they may just turn around an issue a new cert to MCS. (Or "MCS" with a new name)

Comment: Re:why? (Score 1) 677

by Imagix (#49045063) Attached to: Empirical Study On How C Devs Use Goto In Practice Says "Not Harmful"
Single entry/single exit code was a convention in order to combat the problem of developers attempting to write cleanup code in multiple places within a function. Which causes a maintenance issue as it makes it possible that one cleanup location gets updated and the other(s) get missed. Another solution is the concept of a destructor in C++ (or a similar concept in other languages) where one can put the cleanup code in one place that is guaranteed to be executed when the function exits regardless if is was a return or an exception. And I do agree.. blindly following any convention is bad. But one should use the convention with the understanding of why the convention exists.

Comment: Re:Can they make me control the ads I see? (Score 1) 619

by Imagix (#48969739) Attached to: Google, Amazon, Microsoft Reportedly Paid AdBlock Plus To Unblock
It is not my responsibility to "find a way to let them find ad revenue without being obnoxious". That's their responsibility. As a whole, they have lost the trust of a fair portion of the internet's users. Thus they now pay the price that people are not willing to see _any_ of their dreck. Add to that the infection vector that they have become, as well as the source of delays in loading sites. They've got a long road ahead to build trust such that the first reaction of people isn't "block it".

Comment: Re:its not about the ring, its just a lesson. (Score 1) 591

by Imagix (#48959541) Attached to: Texas Boy Suspended For "Threatening" Classmate With the One Ring
Consequence of a litigious society. Here's a question for you: if this kid comes along later in life and beats the tar out of somebody, and in that lawsuit they point back to this incident and use the argument "Look! He's got a history of threatening other people. Doesn't matter that it wasn't a _credible_ threat. He threatened other kids and the school did nothing! Blame the school. Sue the principal and every teacher who ever saw the kid.", are _you_ going to spend all of the money and time to hire the lawyers to defend the school from this (and pay the "damages")? Since that is unlikely to happen, the school is forced to take action in order to defend itself from a future lawsuit.

Comment: Re:$30/mo is a terrible price (Score 1) 43

by Imagix (#48904835) Attached to: For New Yorkers, Cablevision Introduces a Wi-Fi-Centric VoiP Network
Which is true. I have the same problem with certain lower-cost cell providers where I live. As soon as you wander out of the downtown area, you're hit with roaming charges. For some people that may serve their needs (they never leave downtown). Same as wifi coverage only. May serve many people's needs. They never leave the populated areas. Doesn't work for me, but I recognize that my usage may not be typical.

Comment: Taxes (Score 3, Interesting) 216

Hmmm.. I'm curious as to how many of the people are declaring the income from the ride sharing to the IRS (or CRA for Canada, or whomever is the taxation authority in the region where they're operating). Followed by how many are deducting vehicle expenses from the income, etc.

He keeps differentiating, flying off on a tangent.