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Comment: Between DST, JDK Date and Oracle DB's (Score 1) 613

by Megan Woods (#48290689) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Where Do You Stand on Daylight Saving Time?
Many countless hours dealing with time related stupidity especially when developers were originally obliged to use local time on the legacy system.

I think the whole concept of DST should be scrapped, and I think we should just all use UTC and have midday at whatever time that happens to be in UTC.

It would not take too long for the world to get used to it..

While we are at it, can all computing platforms standardise on the Unix timestamp in milliseconds please.

Comment: Its easy to be critical (Score 5, Insightful) 164

by Megan Woods (#47028629) Attached to: 30-Day Status Update On LibreSSL
The thing about OpenSSL et al is that everyone who used it had exactly the same opportunity to review the code and make a decision about its use.
What actually happened was that, for the most part, was that it was just used blindly as its the case with most cryptographic systems and API's.
Whatever the motivators for the OpenSSL group were, whatever the decisions that were made or not made, the simple fact of caveat emptor still applies.

Its good that LibreSSL is getting created, and thanks.. Seriously though, stop bashing the OpenSSL project, it is just as much the product of its community as its developers.

Comment: Booze busses etc (Score 1) 996

In Australia for fully licences drivers you can be no higher than .05 . It's ruthlessly enforced and all traffic police can stop you at any time for a random breath test.. They deploy booze and drug testing busses and I have seen them block a 3 lane freeway nicking 100s of motorists.. If you refuse to take the test you loose your licence on the spot. If you fail you loose your licence on the spot.. You can be jailed even if you don't cause an accident. I was the first group to have 00 BAC and its something I stick with even as a fully licenced driver.. To be honest your society will benefit from it..

+ - How Aussie Uni Creates World's Best Hackers->

Submitted by bennyboy64
bennyboy64 (1437419) writes "An Australian university appears to be excelling at cultivating some of Australia's best computer hackers. Following the University of NSW's students recently placing first, second and third in a hacking war game (the first place winners also won first place last year), The Sydney Morning Herald reports on what exactly about the NSW institution is breeding some of Australia's best hackers. It finds that a lecturer and mentor to the students with controversial views on responsible disclosure appears to the be the reason for their success."
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