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Comment: But where/when does one explicitly learn security? (Score 1) 809

by RevWaldo (#49048355) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Portion of Developers Are Bad At What They Do?
I'm a recent CS grad, but I've had a number of years of IT experience as well, and explicit security education/training hasn't come up in either case. OOP? Troubleshooting? Database design? Parallel programming? On it. Computer Security 101? Not so much.


+ - It's 2015. Where are the anti-snow robots?

Submitted by RevWaldo
RevWaldo (1186281) writes "I'm hardly the first armchair inventor that's thought "like a Roomba, but for snow!" If you search around many folks have built themselves remote control snowplows / snowthrowers, but we're hardly talking The Jetsons here. You'd think self-guided bots that continuously remove snow as it's falling (thus reducing the needed mass and horsepower, making it less likely to, say, scoop up the neighbor's dog) would be all over Kickstarter and the like, but not so much. What's the hold up?"

Comment: Biased to cracked sites (Score 3, Insightful) 197

by RevWaldo (#48859103) Attached to: The Most Popular Passwords Are Still "123456" and "password"
Since a site with proper hashing, where in theory the actual passwords are unknowable, wouldn't be on the list. And presumably sites with proper security on the back end would have stronger password complexity requirements in the first place, and vice versa. The blame falls more on the bar than the drunkards it serves.


Comment: Re:No. Hell No. Bad Idea. (Score 1) 480

by RevWaldo (#48794855) Attached to: How Bitcoin Could Be Key To Online Voting

The people that can hold a financial gun to your head if you don't vote the way they want.

Worse than the gun to the head, the free voting app from your party / union / special interest group / chamber of commerce that makes casting your vote simple! Just type in your ID, press the big red "Vote!" button, and we fill out the virtual ballot for you! No getting bogged down in details like names or offices or having to read those boring ballot initiatives!


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