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Comment: Re:The question remains why this extension? (Score 2) 445

by Imagix (#46722525) Attached to: Heartbleed Coder: Bug In OpenSSL Was an Honest Mistake
Not really. That means every application that wants to talk securely would have to add the noise, vs the library that they use adds the noise behind the scenes and the multitude of applications can concern themselves with what they need to do. And if the noise generation needed to be changed for some reason, then you only have to update the library and not the multitudes of applications (some of which may never be updated....).

Comment: Re:Just call the credit card company and tell them (Score 1) 321

by Imagix (#46473083) Attached to: Google Sued Over Children's In-App Android Purchases

Suppose a 10 year old walks up to a cashier at a Walmart, dumps 50 candy bars on the belt, and hands the cashier a credit card with no adult in sight. The cashier rings it up and charges the card. The kid opens all the candy and gives it away to friends, eats it, whatever. Later the adult discovers that the kid took his card out of his wallet when he wasn't looking and complains to his credit card company.

Not quite. Your analogy is missing the part where the adult walked up with the 10 year old and told the cashier that the child was allowed to use the credit card, and then left. That's not to say that Android should probably have multiuser capabilities across all devices, a device administrator designation, and an account setting about "auth once" vs. "auth for 30 mins" on wallet access.

Comment: Re:Please.... (Score 1) 321

by Imagix (#46472995) Attached to: Google Sued Over Children's In-App Android Purchases

They aren't, they're willing to go to court to protect their mishaps

Welcome to the results of a litigious society. If Google makes a change then people will hold that up in court and say "Look, your honor, if they weren't doing anything wrong, why did they change it? Therefore they must have been screwing everybody over, SUE! SUE! SUE!"

Comment: Re:In their defence. (Score 1) 417

by Imagix (#46439951) Attached to: School Tricks Pupils Into Installing a Root CA

Increasingly however, what the school does is utterly irrelevant. Almost all the students have their own completely independent access to the big bad 'net.

Which makes it Not Their Problem. They have a requirement (whether legislation, policy, or politics) to secure their network. What Jimmy does on their cellphone is now the telco's problem.

Comment: Yes (Score 3, Insightful) 627

by Imagix (#46327337) Attached to: Does Relying On an IDE Make You a Bad Programmer?
Offhand, yes, you are a less effective programmer if you rely on the IDE. I've seen many "programmers" that get completely lost if the IDE doesn't autocomplete everything for them. They have no sense as to how the program as a whole hangs together. (Note the specific phrasing of "rely on the IDE". Not the same as "uses an IDE". Not using the tool is silly. Requiring the tool is the problem.)

Comment: Re:IPv6 has this tiny problem (Score 2) 574

by Imagix (#46267117) Attached to: Whatever Happened To the IPv4 Address Crisis?
There's this really interesting service out there that converts from a human-friendly (well, friendlier anyway) form to the IP address. Perhaps you've heard of it. It's called DNS. (and BTW, you just quoted a link-local IPv6 address... so the guy who wants to talk to Joe probably can't use it anyway...)

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