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Comment: Re:What about a re-implementation... (Score 4, Insightful) 290

by Lunix Nutcase (#46758655) Attached to: OpenBSD Team Cleaning Up OpenSSL

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.

Comment: Re:Surely ironic (Score 4, Insightful) 275

It's just complete nonsense, anyone working with smartphones at the time was completely unfazed by the iPhone

Oh really?

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...

Comment: Re:Good (Score 2) 83

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.

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