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Comment: Re:Good indeed, for open source (Score 1) 256

by Khyber (#49138449) Attached to: It's Official: NSA Spying Is Hurting the US Tech Economy

" You clearly haven't worked in proprietary software development teams and seen the incompetent vomit that goes into products."

Bullshit, I do controller programming all day for massive hydroponic farms - I know what bullshit people can write. Part of my job is fixing said bullshit.

You're not apparently reading my words the proper way.

"in closed software there is no possibility of the community finding the faulty code and reporting it,"

Yea, that sure worked out well for Superfish, which is closed-csource. Less than 12 hours after it was broken there was a tool out to track and log anyone infected with Superfish released on GitHub.

"Maybe you should think a little about what it means before posting a nonsense conclusion."

Maybe you should do a bit more critical thinking, as very recent events have proven you utterly wrong.

Comment: Reddit's a corrupt piece of shit anyways (Score -1, Flamebait) 293

by Khyber (#49134307) Attached to: Reddit Imposes Ban On Sexual Content Posted Without Permission

Admins threatening to frame a subreddit mod for child pornography, GamerGate censorship, unfaithful fucking CEOs with a running history of being unfaithful, pandering to the SJW crowd, shutting down subreddits that broke ZERO rules just to please Anti-GamerGate assholes.

Fuck Reddit, fuck its admins, and fuck the default subredit moderators for rolling over and taking this shit instead of burning the fucking site to the ground.

Comment: Re:Good indeed, for open source (Score 0) 256

by Khyber (#49132491) Attached to: It's Official: NSA Spying Is Hurting the US Tech Economy

"While open source is not a 100% panacea for security, it is so VASTLY less likely to be compromised than closed proprietary code that it's no contest whatsoever."

And yet a simple google search for 0-days and such in OSS software shows that you are just dead fucking wrong.

Comment: Re:Wrong! (Score 1) 344

by Khyber (#49130781) Attached to: The Groups Behind Making Distributed Solar Power Harder To Adopt

"In the southern US, solar may not be as usable since it won't run an A/C"

Uhh, yea, about that. You most certainly can run an A/C system on solar. We've got AC systems with 400% efficiency (For every one watt of power used, 4 watts of heat get removed from a system) and even typical 3-ton AC units are coming down in power usage to where you can run one off 120V 20A.

Comment: Re:Only a partial removal? (Score 3, Insightful) 266

by Khyber (#49095333) Attached to: Lenovo To Wipe Superfish Off PCs

The discussion is far from moot. Security also involves mitigation. By assuming your OS is fucked in the first place, you get programs that should in theory provide more security by using their own stuff instead of the OS, thus mitigating (or outright eliminating in some cases) the specific threat to the point of rendering it useless. Thus, even if the OS isn't actually compromised, you've still greatly managed to increase your security over the baseline.

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