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Comment: Re:Subtle attack against C/C++ (Score -1, Troll) 159

by Joce640k (#46759941) Attached to: The Security of Popular Programming Languages

The problem lies squarely with C.

If they'd used C++ instead of C, heartbleed would never have happened - std::containers don't need to store their size as a separate variable.

Luckily for us, the people responsible for maintaining the Linux Kernel understand the difference between C and C++ and their software isn't full of manual memory management and arguments over which version of malloc()/free() to use. Oh, wait...

Comment: It was a "joke" back then (Score 4, Funny) 262

Imagine that Cray computer decides to make a personal computer. It has
a 150 MHz processor, 200 megabytes of RAM, 1500 megabytes of disk
storage, a screen resolution of 4096 x 4096 pixels, relies entirely on
voice recognition for input, fits in your shirt pocket and costs $300.
What's the first question that the computer community asks?

"Is it PC compatible?"

(Source unknown...)

Comment: Re:Useless (Score 1, Insightful) 179

by Joce640k (#46744751) Attached to: First Glow-In-the-Dark Road Debuts In Netherlands

On the other hand, some things (like animals and pedestrians) require some means of illumination at night.

I wonder how we ever managed to survive before electric light...

Oh, wait, humans can actually see by starlight alone.

You're not going to read a book or do rocket surgery but you can walk around outdoors without electric lights even when there's no moon. I've done plenty of hiking, etc. under a full moon.

"If John Madden steps outside on February 2, looks down, and doesn't see his feet, we'll have 6 more weeks of Pro football." -- Chuck Newcombe