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Comment: Re:Ah industry initiatives. (Score 1) 101

Because:
1. It's not initially feature-compatible with OpenSSL
2. While there is momentum, it's faster to work apart from the existing project.
3. There's no guarantee the rewrite would be accepted by the OpenSSL team
4. There's no guarantee LibreSSL will work on anything but BSD
5. Theo doesn't control OpenSSL

Personally, my hopes are:
1. This Linux Foundation fund identify LibreSSL as the most feasible solution in the long-term, and provide support for both projects.
2. Important bugs identified by both teams are ported to patch the current OpenSSL release.
3. LibreSSL gains feature parity with OpenSSL.
4. LibreSSL becomes OpenSSL v2, under the stewardship of a healthier OpenSSL community.

Comment: Re:Oh great (Score 1) 64

by Raumkraut (#46723381) Attached to: Future Airline Safety Instructions Will Be Given By Game Apps

The information in those demonstrations is trivial and hardly helpful once put to the test. People will panic and that means that little boring sermon will mean almost nothing where it counts.(as always happens)

Perhaps we should be campaigning for people to undergo aircraft-emergency simulations?
You're right that people panic, but people only panic because the situation is unusual. If people regularly experience "emergency" situations without the danger/fear (especially throughout childhood), they can be trained in what to do enough that handling a real emergency becomes routine and practically instinctual.

Comment: Re:Wrong way to go about it... (Score 4, Insightful) 477

by Raumkraut (#46713929) Attached to: New French Law Prohibits After-Hours Work Emails

So what do you do about colleagues in other time-zones? Or on other shifts? Are they not allowed to email you outside of the times you're both at work - assuming there is any overlap at all?

Email is not IM; it's not designed to require or expect an immediate response. Nothing about sending an email necessitates that it must be acted upon immediately.

Comment: Re:Do you need a database? (Score 1) 272

by Raumkraut (#46703049) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Which NoSQL Database For New Project?

For storing and querying arbitrarily-structured data, which is what the submitter seems to be wanting, a traditional relational SQL database is not necessarily the best way to do it.

And if anything, MongoDB is easier to start using than any relational database, IME. No need to create databases, schemas, or tables (collections) beforehand - you just install MongoDB, start writing data, and it gets stored.

Comment: Re:Database Scaleability. (Score 3, Informative) 272

by Raumkraut (#46703029) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Which NoSQL Database For New Project?

MongoDB has indexes.
MongoDB also lets you store and query arbitrary data, in addition to any "key fields", without having to pre-define all the possible fields. Which it seems is what the submitter asked for.

Where has this idea that "NoSQL" means "not a database" come from?

Comment: Re:Viva La XP! (Score 5, Insightful) 641

by Raumkraut (#46693433) Attached to: Meet the Diehards Who Refuse To Move On From Windows XP

Short version: They have a perfectly working computer with all their stuff on it. Why should they have to throw it in the trash and go through all the pain/expense of an "upgrade"?

Not to mention that, for many people, Windows XP is the only desktop operating system they've ever known.
XP has been around for 13 years. In consumer technology, that's an incredible length of time. After so many years of consistency, of course there are going to be people - millions of them - who don't want to face change.

Comment: Re:Space travel (Score 5, Insightful) 357

by Raumkraut (#46601071) Attached to: Gunshot Victims To Be Part of "Suspended Animation" Trials

In the end it will also not matter, because when these people reach the distant location, there will be no compatible civilization on earth left.

People don't generally think of multi-millennium cryo-sleeper journeys as a "there and back" deal, so the state of any civilization on Earth would be pretty much moot once they wake up at the destination.
That is, unless Earth has advanced so much that FTL Earth ships arrived at the destination before the sleepers did. In which case; "welcome to the world of tomorrow!"

There is no point in deep space travel as long as we are not able to go faster than light or at least close to light speed.

Perhaps no point for those staying behind, no. But for the pioneers, however long the journey takes, they may well become the first humans to explore and colonise a new planet and star system. If you honestly think that such an amazing achievement is entirely pointless, then I think you might be on the wrong website.

Comment: Re:But He Isn't (Score 4, Interesting) 276

by Raumkraut (#46426861) Attached to: Should Newsweek Have Outed Satoshi Nakamoto's Personal Details?

So an "official" SN account has denied this being the "real" SN.
The question I ask is: Why didn't that "official" account post a denial for each of the other times someone has been suggested to be "the guy"? Why does this Satoshi Nakamoto get a denial, and not the others?

Methinks he does protest too much.

Comment: Re:Personal Details (Score 5, Insightful) 276

by Raumkraut (#46426809) Attached to: Should Newsweek Have Outed Satoshi Nakamoto's Personal Details?

Thought experiment: Remember that guy at Tiananmen Square? If you're not Chinese, you probably know who I mean. Would you consider it "ethical" for an American newspaper to publicise his new identity, location, family, etc.?
What if it then turns out that wasn't the guy after all? Do you consider it "ethical" to publicise all the details about some random citizen, and - at the very best - turn their life upside down, just because some journalist thinks they're probably someone important, due to finding some circumstantial evidence?

"In the public interest" is not the same thing as "interesting to the public".

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