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Comment: Re:Insecure (Score 1) 112

by Pieroxy (#49178927) Attached to: Schneier: Either Everyone Is Cyber-secure Or No One Is

Also, don't forget they overfucked Iran's nuclear facilities infecting PCs that were on no network at all. It worked for more than 5 years. So all in all, network is just an accelerator, but they can get into anything with plugs. Fill the network plug, USB slots, CD-Rom drives and every other mean of communication from the computer and then it's become worthless.

Comment: Re:Insecure (Score 1) 112

by Pieroxy (#49178921) Attached to: Schneier: Either Everyone Is Cyber-secure Or No One Is

Well, you're right on one thing: unplugging is probably the only option. Given the gazillion lines of code running on any net-connected machine, there is just no way in hell all this code will ever be 100% secure. Given that anyone in the world can find a flaw and then market it for the others, I'd say the future looks pretty dark on that front.

The paper is interesting but quite idealist. No OS, driver, app is going to be rewritten with this in mind. And we need ALL of them to be rewritten. There is, for all intents and purposes, an infinity of vulnerabilities in every system.

Yeah, today is that kind of a day.

Comment: Re:Yeah.... (Score -1, Redundant) 103

I'll be happier with private companies like Google than governments.

If I get tired of a business like Google, I quit using it.

Kinda hard to quit a government that can take your freedom and life away from you if you get pissed at least hard in the short run.

Comment: Re:c++? (Score 1) 383

I think you should be modded funny actually. I haven't done any C++ since college (say, 20 years ago) and reading your code makes me happy that I didn't. The mess of it !

As another commenter pointed out, what if the string is made of UTF-8 and not ASCII ? Such trivialities should be handled at a layer way below this.

Comment: Re:Default Government Stance (Score 2) 193

by Pieroxy (#49166947) Attached to: Feds Admit Stingray Can Disrupt Bystanders' Communications

They are very identical in one VERY IMPORTANT way: They'll both push their agenda of the day, but in the end, they'll keep ignoring the real problems and protecting their benefactors (which is a part of the real problem) along with distributing the money to friends, family and allies.

And there's nothing you can do about it.

In that way, they are identical. Now, their agenda du jour... in the end is pretty much irrelevant. Your so called health insurance, we have it in France since about 65 years now. It's 2B€ in debt every fucking year. And there is only 60 millions of us. Because of it, more and more people are poor because it consumes so much wealth. Trade healthcare vs poverty. This is what it will become. The government is inefficient to a point where this will become the number one money gobbler in the US. Just give it time. The system doesn't even have enough money anymore over here to provide decent reimbursement. We have to take extra insurance if we don't want to pay for everything except for aspirin.

And don't tell me I don't know what I'm talking about because I'm French. We have the very exact same bunch over here. I'd like to think ours are worse, but that's just because I'm French and I (obviously) am the center of the world.

Comment: Re:Oh just stop already (Score 1) 201

by cayenne8 (#49165509) Attached to: That U2 Apple Stunt Wasn't the Disaster You Might Think It Was

Since I'm here I might as well give you a heads up on some of the things that will change. On the sex front, expect your standards for what is "hot enough to do" to fall straight through the floor. I know this sounds awful to you now, but trust me on this, you've got hold of the wrong end of that stick.

Not sure why you're saying this.

I've gotten quite a bit older and my standards for what I will fuck certainly haven't dropped?!?!

Sure, the women are a bit older than before, but they still have to be good looking enough for me....well kept, not fat, and not old looking or acting. The one nice thing about older ladies, is that you don't have to generally worry about them having young kids to get in the way. If they do have kids, they are usually of the age of just about to leave the house, so you don't have to put up with them, or the father of them really.

Comment: Re:Photos being separated (Score 4, Insightful) 144

by cayenne8 (#49164795) Attached to: Google+ Divided Into Photos and Streams, With New Boss
It would be nice to be able to comment on YouTube videos (even reply/respond to comments on my OWN videos), but I refuse to switch to G+ and give them that info.

My YT account is so old that I guess it was grandfathered in and I never would associate it with G+ or create a G+ account for it (it isn't registered under a gmail email). They have finally quit bugging me to do this.

But it would be nice if I could comment on my own videos or respond.

I really HATE the forced association google tries to make with this. I don't NEED a unified account across all Google.

Comment: Maybe there's another reason behind this... (Score 2) 132

by ZorinLynx (#49150629) Attached to: Microsoft Finally Allows Customers To Legally Download Windows 7 ISOs

The recent Lenovo mess has shown that it's a good idea for users to be able to easily download a stock Windows ISO to reinstall their system free of crapware. Microsoft may just want to make this process easier for people.

Good for them. I'm not a Windows user myself, but it feels good to know that if I ever switch over to Windows, it's now easier to get real stock installation images.

What about Windows 8, though? Are they doing the same for 8 and future versions?

Comment: Re:That is okay (Score 1) 301

Yet you seem more than willing to kick any of the people trying to climb out of the hole they were born in in the teeth to make sure they never get ion an equal footing with you.

Actually, that's not true at all. I don't go out of my way to keep anyone down, and encourage anyone that actually puts forth effort and works hard to succeed.

But I don't think anyone or any group should have or get special consideration, or have the bar lowered for them just because they are of a certain group, sex or religion, or had a hard start in life.

It is pure results at the end.

I don't believe in quotas, or special helping funds for anyone out of the gov. coffers, that just isn't supposed to be the governments job.

Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings: (9) Dammit, little-endian systems *are* more consistent!