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Comment: Re:It's the code, stupid! (Score 1) 108

Lots of people fail at preventing SQL Injection. Lots of people who really ought to know better: http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/search-results?query=SQL+Injection&search_type=all&cves=on

This isn't magic, and it's no replacement for a good secure software development program, but it's a fair bit better than nothing.

Comment: Re:17 pencils (Score 1) 160

by Lord_Byron (#36087798) Attached to: Vintage Collection of Tech Failures

Why do you bother? I mean, your screen is lit, and surely lights up your keyboard....

Yes, yes, most people need papers or books or something as they work, I know. But more seriously, a low-wattage LED task light might be more efficient & less annoying.

I'm lucky to have a private office, and the overhead lights are almost always off. It's just a personal preference, but I keep a number of smaller, softer, perhaps more power efficient lights on, to make the space more attractive.

Comment: Re:Labels and Pop Culture (Score 1) 134

by Lord_Byron (#35946820) Attached to: NYC Resistor: DIY Hackers Doing Awesome Things

There may not be quite as little cross-over as you think. I know at least some of the Resistor folks are hams, for example. And the TAPR license is one of the better known Open Hardware licenses; Open Hardware being a related movement and TAPR being a group that concentrates on digital amateur radio.

There is some culture clash, I'm sure, as there are individuals we're talking about. Although IME, both groups are very welcoming to newcomers.

You probably won't find hackerspace types rag-chewing on HF much, but doing cool stuff on VHF+? Sure.

If you know an ARC and a hackerspace community in close-ish range, have you tried introducing them? Maybe try to work with both groups to get a fox hunt on, or something.

Make sure your code does nothing gracefully.