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Comment: Re:Great! (Score 3, Informative) 53

by Lennie (#47583253) Attached to: Multipath TCP Introduces Security Blind Spot

I'm not sure what you mean, but MultiPath-TCP is about combining different technologies.

So one part of the stream will run over Comcast, sure. But an other part will be transfered of 3G/LTE/whatever...

In that case Comcast isn't going to get the whole stream. Good luck with your IDS and deep packet inspection.

Al though most deep packet inspection problem looks for port-numbers, HTTP Host-headers, HTTPS SNI names and destination IP-addresses anyway. So impact in that case might not be that bad.

An other use case for MultiPath-TCP is roaming without dropping a connection. So for example, going from one WiFi to an other Wifi network without interruption.

If that is a different provider again Comcast won't see the whole stream.

Comment: Re:A/B Testing (Score 1) 161

by Lennie (#47573043) Attached to: OKCupid Experiments on Users Too

I honestly don't know.

They do say: opposites attract. :-)

Really: we don't know how well this online dating thing really works. Isn't really all that clear cut as people make it out to be. They are just guessing. And they know it this. So them trying out different approaches isn't as different as what they normally do as you think.

Comment: Re:Laziness (Score 3, Informative) 145

Crappy developers usually means: uneducated developers.

They can get simple things done without understanding the whole system. That deliver something that sort of works. This makes them cheap labor.

Why do we need cheap labor, because of competition and a race to the bottom driven by consumer buying decisions.

In a talk by Gabe Newell from Valve said that a free game got you 10x more users and 3x more profit (they for example get some money from people selling items inside the game). Not that they use cheap labor, they actually do the exact opposite. But it is just to illustrate how price is important.

So free like the above is a profitable model, free and ad-supported might actually not be as profitable. I don't know how much money companies get for selling personal information. I assume it is more than the ads.

So how do you solve that.

I see a few possible ways:
- education
- create good open source libraries that prevent most of the bad things and cheap developers want to use.

Now comes the kicker:

Do you think HTML5-apps without any permissions by default on phones would be a better model ? :-)
That would be a model similar to Javascript-code running in the browser on the desktop where the user is asked to allow access to the camera when needed.

Actually, I do, but then again I actually do use a FirefoxOS phone to see what it is like.

A lot of the time the hardware is bit underpowered so it can be sold in countries that currently still have a large number of feature phones or people not willing/able to pay for more expensive hardware.

But still pretty impressive what they can get out of that cheaper hardware.

Comment: Re:All software is full of bugs (Score 1) 145

1. Why are you excluding women ? isn't that discrimination ?

2. Some people just don't know this yet, they don't have a hacker mentality (which is what is needed to understand whole systems and how things can be used in ways they were never intended). A hacker mentality is not taught at educational institutions, so they need to still learn it. It usually isn't malice or laziness it is not understanding what you are doing. All they have learned is is how to get the task completed.

Comment: Re:Put some of the money back in... (Score 1) 293

Google, Yahoo, Red Hat, Facebook, Twitter, Apple etc


Actually, Google, Yahoo, Red Hat, Facebook, Twitter, Apple all have open source projects of their own or collaborate on existing projects.

Heartbleed happened, because it wasn't coordinated.

Now the Linux Foundation has a budget for that, to search for important projects and fund them.

Comment: Re:Malware blocking for file downloads (Score 5, Informative) 172

by Lennie (#47511187) Attached to: Firefox 31 Released

How to turn off this feature

Do any one of the following:

        Turn off browser.safebrowsing.malware.enabled in about:config or in the Preferences > Security > "Block reported attack sites." This disables all Safebrowsing malware protection, including the warning interstitial that appears when the user navigates to a malware site.
        Replace browser.safebrowsing.appRepURL in about:config with an empty string. This disables application reputation checks but leaves other Safebrowsing malware protection intact.

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