And thay changes things, how? C++ allows all the same "unsafe" things as C does. Have you ever used C++ before?
If your language runtime has a bug instead, it's much more likely to be a very indirect one, because now not only do you likely have to cause a specific behavior in the program itself, but that behavior has to trip up the runtime in a way that causes that bug to lead to something bad.
Yeah and? Has that stopped all the exploits of the Flash runtime and the Sun/Oracle JVM? Nope. In fact, those two are among the most exploited pieces of userspace software on the OS.
And yet you'll trust languages implemented in it?
So if C is so bad why should we trust the languages that are implemented in it? You do realize that most of these "safe" languages are written in C, right?
And all these vaunted "safer languages" are written in... C.
Correction of myself: That should be 5.3 and 5.4 which both had 1.0.1c.
OpenBSD 5.3 was running 1.0.1c which was affected by the bug. This is not PR. It is fixing bugs in a critical component of their OS.
It's just complete nonsense, anyone working with smartphones at the time was completely unfazed by the iPhone
Chris DeSalvo right after the iPhone unveiling:
As a consumer I was blown away. I wanted one immediately. But as a Google engineer, I thought ‘We’re going to have to start over.’
What we had suddenly looked just so . . . nineties,” DeSalvo said. “It’s just one of those things that are obvious when you see it.
Andy Rubin after the iPhone unveiling:
"Holy crap," he said to one of his colleagues in the car. “I guess we’re not going to ship that phone."
Yeah, they were totally unfazed. Oh wait...
How exactly would you expect them to build a wireless network without encroaching on everyone else's spectrum? Did you even think that through?
I can only hope this is a clever attempt at whooshing people. Otherwise...
No, he's saying his show will mock them. Hence why they were referred to as "hilariously bad".
And yet there are times when the tool itself really is shitty. That statement is not meant to be infallible, unquestionable gospel. Some tools are simply poorly made and a bad fit for the job they're supposed to be used for.
While most of your post is spot on there is no way for the TSA to have stopped the 911 attacks since it was formed 2 months after that happened.
This is a good thing, as it will help prove the downfall of the current patent system. When you can get the big patent holders scared of other patent holders, we can get some progress in trimming the power of the vague and obvious patent.
Who says Cisco is scared? Also this same line has been trotted out for going on a decade every time a big company is sued over patents and yet it has lead to jack and shit.
Why would you be surprised about John Carmack? He sold out his company to Zenimax long ago.