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Comment: xubuntu seems patched (Score 1) 144

libgnutls26:amd64 2.12.23-1ubuntu4.2

zless /usr/share/doc/libgnutls26/changelog.Debian.gz

gnutls26 (2.12.23-1ubuntu4.2) saucy-security; urgency=medium

    * SECURITY UPDATE: certificate validation bypass
        - debian/patches/CVE-2014-0092.patch: correct return codes in
        - CVE-2014-0092

  -- Marc Deslauriers Mon, 03 Mar 2014 14:14:00 -0500

Comment: Wow, that made it seem 10 times worse, thanks! (Score 1) 144

Yes its used, but only sometimes. Only for that mail stuff, and hey maybe only if someone else is handling authentication because we know thats broken. And we need the stuff there for legal reasons and we need it there as an alternative. Just in case we need to use it, even though we know its broken.

So tell me, why cant we have the parts we know are insecure issue a log each time they are run?

Comment: If GNUTls is unneeded, then create a NO-OP library (Score 1) 144

Create a library with that name that does nothing, or logs errors for any entry points. Why is something being shipped that is insecure. I understand that the builds have to be changed. But the library could be replaced with a skeleton right now, can't it?
And maybe we would see that its not quite as in-active as people think.

Comment: Actually, it would probably be funnier if they had (Score 2) 544

by Marrow (#46650845) Attached to: 60 Minutes Dubbed Engines Noise Over Tesla Model S

realized it was electric. What sound effect would they use instead? Starship Enterprise sounds or something? It would probably rise to cult classic status.

Actually, that would be fun. Slashdot should have a competition to decide what an electric car on television should sound like.

Comment: You think the roads appeared out of thin air? (Score 1) 401

by Marrow (#46498477) Attached to: NASA-Funded Study Investigates Collapse of Industrial Civilization

Where do you think they got the local labor, and how much do you think they payed them. Yeah, Rome may have sent in the engineers to design stuff, but the holes still needed to get dug. And the locals probably didn't get a lot of choice about who had to dig them.

The victors write the history books. And they never ever admit they were murdering, raping, lying, conniving monsters.

Comment: There should be a private test suite (Score 1) 273

by Marrow (#46476305) Attached to: Is the New "Common Core SAT" Bill Gates' Doing?

The parents should be able to administer a test to their children at the end of each year and it should measure the academic level. This level should be independent of whatever crap the school, the Man, or the SATs company is spewing out.
People are worried about test tampering (See Atlanta Schools) and racial demotivators and various education problems. But no one is giving the Parents an independent test to see if their child needs help or if their school is a sham.

Lets get the parents a way to independently, privately, determine the aptitude of their children for their age and level of schooling and take the control away from the those who would pervert education for their own twisted ends.

For every bloke who makes his mark, there's half a dozen waiting to rub it out. -- Andy Capp