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Comment: Re:Donate (Score 5, Insightful) 99

by Noryungi (#47435445) Attached to: First Release of LibreSSL Portable Is Available

Oh boy, there is so much wrong here... Where to start?

First of all, OpenSSL problems are not ''getting fixed''. Part of the problem is that funding for OpenSSL was primarily based on company XYZ sponsoring function ABC. This gave incentives to the OpenSSL devs to add more functionalities on top of the cruft, the horrible mess that was the code base. More funding equals more developpers equals more eyeballs, but we haven't seen the progress so far.

Second of all, OpenBSD has given a HUGE amount of (BSD licensed) code to the rest of the world, Linux included. Try typing "ssh -V" on any Linux machine and I can guarantee you will get OpenSSH. And if you are like me, this is something you use EVERY. FREAKING. DAY. So please stop the trolling about OpenBSD, mmmmkay?

Third, the amount of code that has been cleaned up, improved, deleted and just plain scrubbed is simply amazing. You can say whatever you want about OpenBSD cranky devs, they know their stuff and they know their way around C code.

Fourth, OpenSSL is BSD/Apache licensed, and not GPL, so stop spouting off about supporting GPL software - not everything has to be blessed by Stallmann to be acceptable. And, yes, the Linux Foundation recognizes this - while you don't.

Comment: Re:Happy to let someone else test it (Score 5, Informative) 99

by Noryungi (#47434503) Attached to: First Release of LibreSSL Portable Is Available

There is not just ''cruft'' in the code base: if I remember correctly, they removed thousands upon thousands of lines of code from OpenSSL - think VMS, Borland C, Windows 3.x, MS Visual C++ (etc) support.

And they tested the whole thing on the OpenBSD ports - so far, nothing has been broken.

Oh and FIPS support? Not gonna happen. Bob Beck has been very very clear on that subject. OpenBSD does not care too much about US government standard.

Comment: Buddhist meditation... (Score 4, Interesting) 333

... And just about any form of meditation revolves about emptying your mind, focusing on your breathing and discarding thoughts (after examination) rather than dwell on them.

I just read this study as an example of how people are completely disconnected from their own inner life and addicted to constant stimulation. Seriously, an electric shock instead of enjoying a little bit of peace and quiet and a chance to gather yourself? What kind of total lack of self-control is that?

Comment: Re:Know your history (Score 2) 361

There's no Berlin Wall in America.

... Yet. They are working on it, thank you very much. See here. Or here.

I think you didn't get the memo on the whole Berlin Wall metaphor.

Your poor attempt at sarcasm betrays (a) an overly sensitivity to criticism of your country, and (b) a complete misunderstanding of the issue at hand. There is no Berlin Wall because there is no escaping the NSA. They are spying on the entire world. You can move to Mexico - that makes you a suspect. You can move to Canada - that makes you a suspect. If you even talk to someone who may know someone who may have been in contact with a suspect, you will be caught in the dragnet.

Everyone is fair game, everyone is a potential target. Everyone will be spied on, because terrorists! 9/11! Dirty bomb! Mushroom clouds! They hate our freedom!

I suspect YOU did not get THAT memo. Or maybe you are of the "I did not do anything wrong - so I have nothing to hide and nothing to fear from Big Brother" persuasion? Hmmm?

By the way, why are you reading Slashdot, citizen? Do you have your permit for that? And why talk to this terrorist suspect or that one?

The rest of your comment are more of the same drivel, so I will not even dignify it with a response.

Comment: Re:Know your history (Score 4, Interesting) 361

The Stasi (East Germany Secret Police) used to be one of the most powerful intelligence service in the world. It is estimated they had hundreds of thousands of informants and it maintained files on millions of citizens of East Germany.

But the Berlin wall eventually fell, despite all its efforts and all its agents. I believe the same thing will happen in the US. When the times comes, the whole rotten house of cards will crash down to earth.

Oh, and, NSA? Please go f**** yourself.

Comment: Re:VIM (Score 1) 359

That's funny. It's almost as if some people just can't grok emacs while other can't grok vim.

I suspect you are right in this: maybe the first exposure is the one determinant factor. If you learn Emacs first (I remember trying it for the first time on my Amiga 500 - Lord, I am getting old) then you are going emacs all the way. If it's vi you learn first, then vim is the one you use. Almost philosophical.

Comment: Re:VIM (Score 1) 359

Well, I was told to learn vi because... it's everywhere.

And, as I have said, while far from being a vim master, I really believe learning 20+ commands is enough to make you very productive under vim.

I have tried and tried and tried to ''get'' emacs, but I always give up after learning 5 or 6 Ctrl+something commands. Maybe I'll just give up one day and use vile, but vim is enough for my needs right now.

As the joke goes, "vi a veggie peeler knife, vim is a finely-honed, precision surgeon knife and emacs is a light saber. Most of the time, I cook, but, once in a while I need to fight hordes of battle droids."...

Comment: Re:VIM (Score 2, Interesting) 359

Here is my problem in the vim-vs-emacs debate:

Vim is pretty much the standard vi/editor/$VISUAL on every Linux distribution I use. Emacs is usually an extra package. Therefore, vim is installed, while emacs is not.

Once you have mastered the basic commands of vi, and its mode dichotomy (edit/command) you can edit text in a very efficient manner. Not to mention the goodies of vim, such as "vim -d" or "vim -x". I am so used to vim that, these days, I find myself hitting the Escape key under Word or Firefox. And I still have a lot to learn!

Emacs, on the other hand, is a complex, jumbled mess, a crazy carpal-inducing kitchen sink of a program that requires you to master its twisted logic before you can actually benefit from all the lispy goodness hiding inside. In the meantime, if you master, let's say, about 20 commands under vim, you undertand that its power is in its own logic, so to speak. Vim is complex, but it seems to me much more predictable and logically organized than Emacs.

Comment: Vim. (Score 1) 359

These days it's mostly vim, Python, shell, Perl.

When I really have to do something ''serious'' in Python, I use the free version of PyCharm, with the vim plugin, of course.

Otherwise, it's nothing but straight vim all day, every day. If not vim, thel elvis. if not elvis, then straight vi or nvi.

+ - The Open-Source Everything Manifesto

Submitted by Noryungi
Noryungi (70322) writes "Interesting article at the Guardian about the Open-Source Everything Manifesto, the latest book by Robert David Steele "former Marine, CIA case officer, and US co-founder of the US Marine Corps intelligence activity", who posits (a) that conditions are ripe for a revolution in the USA and the UK and (b) that the only forward for humanity is by open-sourcing everything and conducting all government business — even foreign intelligence — in an open-source, let's-share-everything manner. Robert Steele is known as the inventor of open-source intelligence."

Comment: Re:Also... (Score 1) 165

by Noryungi (#47201307) Attached to: Recommendations For Classic Superhero Comic Collections?

No, this is another case of the topic brinring out the stupid in Slashdot. Are you seriously suggesting that Golden Age comics have controversy about them similar to vi versus emacs or Windows versus Linux?

Did everyone take the original post, pick out the word "comics", and ignore the rest of it?

You don't get out much, do you?

Comment: Re:Also... (Score 1) 165

by Noryungi (#47201267) Attached to: Recommendations For Classic Superhero Comic Collections?

I'd like to commend ''BlackPignouf'' and ''Trepidity'' for the magnificence of their comments in this thread.

Seriously: Go back to these comments. Read them. Re-read them. Savor their perfect balance of snark, trolling and irony. This is simply superb - it almost brings tears to my eyes.

Ladies and gentlemen of /., this is why the Internet was created in the first place. That, and cute cat pictures, of course.

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