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Comment: WRONG! (Score 1) 220

by Junior J. Junior III (#46788671) Attached to: Bug Bounties Don't Help If Bugs Never Run Out
Security is not binary. Security is not absolute. There is ALWAYS residual risk. There is no such thing as invulnerability or immortality. Everything can be taken down. Security is not an end state. It is an ongoing process. If you do not continually improve the security of software, by addressing known vulnerabilities, performing a sane risk assessment, identifying threats, and doing what you can to mitigate them, you will regret it. The notion that implementing fixes is pointless because there will always be more vulnerabilities is wrong. Yes, there will always be vulnerabilities. Yes, security is a job that never ends. No, you can't ignore vulnerabilities once you know of them.

Comment: 100% paper (Score 0) 167

by Junior J. Junior III (#46670475) Attached to: A Rock Paper Scissors Brainteaser
100% paper strategy will win 50% of the time. Of the remaining 50% of games played, (assuming even distribution of the remaining picks) 25% will be losses and 25% will be tied. Thus, you'd be assured a win-loss-tie ratio of 2-1-1, which is quite good. If their remaining options are not distributed evenly, this changes things. You'd want to look at their play to see whether there are any discernable patterns, such that you know that Rock will be played for certain every other move, for example. Then you just sync Paper moves to their Rock moves, and play Scissors or Rock randomly for the other half.

Comment: Unequal, but also unquantifiable (Score 2) 156

Rather than asking whether they are equal, we should instead think in terms of how can we verify what they're worth? Is a source quantifiable? If not, it makes little sense to consider whether one type of source is equal to another. Just being able to identify what type of source a source is may be difficult or impossible.

Comment: fuuuuuuck comcast (Score 1) 520

by Junior J. Junior III (#46318229) Attached to: Netflix Blinks, Will Pay Comcast For Network Access
I want my network neutrality back. This is the sort of thing that is going to squeeze out the smaller players, or anyone who the backbone operators and ISPs don't want to succeed. It will result in less innovation as startups who can't afford to pony up to the established powers who control the infrastructure won't be able to do business. Prepare for decades of stagnation and no progress as the big players concentrate on consolidating control and only improve things where they absolutely have to, incrementally, with no imagination.

Comment: My favorite laptop keyboard was a Lenovo (Score 1) 459

2007: The T61p. I *still* use mine. I'm typing this post from it. It has the best layout and the best feeling keys I've ever used on a laptop. I especially like the placement of the arrow keys and "back page/fwd page" keys in a 3x2 grid, and the Insert|Delete|Home|End|PgUp|PgDn block. ONLY ONE improvement possible: swap the Fn and Ctrl key on the left side of the keyboard. There are firmware hacks that do this. I'm hoping Lenovo puts out a new model with this keyboard before my T61 dies, or at least before *I* die... but I don't expect that it'll happen. But I keep wishing.

Comment: I have seen it in person, it's legit. (Score 2) 46

I saw this demo'ed first hand, and it is awesome. I don't know that I'd call it "military grade" (not sure what that means) but they originally developed the technology for controlling industrial robots better, according to the guy in the booth who I talked to. So I'd say it's at least "industrial grade" tech. I really want to see the kickstarter succeed. This VR suit pairs brilliantly with oculus rift, and makes the wiimote seem rather primitive.

Comment: You may say to yourself, my god, what have I done? (Score 1) 273

There is water at the bottom of the ocean Remove the water, carry the water Remove the water from the bottom of the ocean Letting the days go by, let the water hold me down Letting the days go by, water flowing underground Into the blue again, after the money's gone Once in a lifetime, water flowing underground Into the blue again, into silent water Under the rocks and stones, there is water underground

Comment: Bill Gates was a lousy coder too (Score 3, Insightful) 204

by Junior J. Junior III (#45300095) Attached to: Larry Page and Sergey Brin Are Lousy Coders
For a lot of these mega-successful people, it's not the beauty of the code, or the maintainabilty of it. It's having the idea that software can do something, that this something is valuable and can be used as an engine drive profits, and then getting there first. Making it as good as it can be comes much later, if ever. Seemingly not at all if you're Microsoft. Not being able to code doesn't mean that much.

Those who can, do; those who can't, simulate.