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Comment: Re:Certificate warnings (Score 1) 88

by Shados (#48453641) Attached to: Book Review: Bulletproof SSL and TLS

Haha... I've been making a MITM proxy for debugging purpose (there's a few out there, ie: Fiddler, CharlesProxy, etc), and have been wondering for like ever why some sites seemed to handle poor certificate configuration differently than others (ie: I can MITM Google.com with a self signed certificate thats trusted, but I can't MITM account.google.com without proper SHA256 and a certificate authority chain...).

Its because of that header. I had never heard about it (hard to find something you don't know you're looking for).

I have learnt something useful on slashdot today. Holy crap.

Comment: Re:police are good (Score 1) 474

by Shados (#48448503) Attached to: Cops 101: NYC High School Teaches How To Behave During Stop-and-Frisk

Thats definitely the obvious conclusion, but I'm not so sure. The way I see it, people of all kind get arrested every day. You generally only hear about certain ethnic or social groups (its not just about color) getting unfairly arrested in the news, while my friends, most of which are not in those groups (statistics and all...), also complain about being arrested for no good reason all the time.

But generally, a well educated, upstanding citizen will just grind their teeth, and say "Yes sir, grrr, of course sir" and get a slap on the wrist. Many members of these other groups instead will make a ton of mistakes, incriminate themselves, do stuff that will get themselves in trouble, and then get arrested where they shouldn't have. Then they'll bitch they got profiled because the first person I described didn't get arrested and they did.

If you show them how other people act in these scenarios, they can at least also be an apple in the apple to apple comparison.

Comment: Re:Change the approach to the problem (Score 1) 453

by Shados (#48444011) Attached to: In a Self-Driving Future, We May Not Even Want To Own Cars

That sounds awesome. If it ever happens though, it sure as hell wont be in the US. Liability issues of what happens if there's an accident (all your expensive stuff in your private compartment that broke!") or the dick that let his kid run around in his compartment, hitting its head and suing the driver, would make this tricky at best.

Comment: Re:Can someone expolain what's so great about HTML (Score 1) 133

by Shados (#48410259) Attached to: HTML5: It's Already Everywhere, Even In Mobile

Depends what you do though. Making a mass market customer facing e-commerce website? Yeah, IE9's probably your minimum. Maybe even IE8 for some cases.

Making an internal portal? You probably can go IE11.

Mac-only shop? You can even drop IE now and just go safari/chrome/firefox.

Not as lucky, but you have a dashboard for a marketing or HR system? You probably can mandate IE10 and up. Any company who cannot accommodate that will be stuck on SAP and Oracle anyway.

Making a desktop app with HTML5 stuff? Well, you're on node-webkit, and can use anything but the most bleeding edge.

So you have a LOT of scenarios where all the new stuff can be used.

Comment: Re:Microsoft has targeted other platforms in the p (Score 0) 192

by Shados (#48395141) Attached to: Visual Studio 2015 Supports CLANG and Android (Emulator Included)

Making what is basically a fork of a platform isn't exactly the same as targeting a platform they don't control.

You'd have a point if they forked Android, tacked the Windows Phone UI on it, and added support for THAT in Visual Studio...but thats not what they're doing.

Comment: Re:We all dance in the streets (Score 1) 192

by Shados (#48395135) Attached to: Visual Studio 2015 Supports CLANG and Android (Emulator Included)

Visual Studio is definitely farther along than IntelliJ was 10 years ago. With Resharper, for obvious reasons, its almost the same thing. Even without, its not too too far behind (most of Resharper's features at this point overlap....people just don't even realize it, having used the plugin for so long and not wanting to learn different keyboard shortcuts).

Overall IntelliJ is still superior IMO (and cheaper, especially if you don't need all the languages, so you can use something more specific like WebStorm or Rubymine), but not by much.

Comment: Re:Does it have a "strict compliance" compiler fla (Score 2) 192

by Shados (#48395121) Attached to: Visual Studio 2015 Supports CLANG and Android (Emulator Included)

Since they don't control Android (open source maybe, but the version that ends up on phones is vetoed by Google and fairly tightly controlled), the most they could do is submit patches to it, that could be accepted or declined. They could also bundle extra libraries...like every other Android app toolkit/framework does.

Not much evil to do there. This isn't exactly the first time Microsoft includes support for open source stuff (ie: when they started supporting jquery). They go through the same channels anyone else would.

Comment: Re:This may be a good thing ... (Score 1) 237

by Shados (#48383821) Attached to: Will Lyft and Uber's Shared-Ride Service Hurt Public Transit?

Generally what happens in cities with poor transit, is that people stop using them. Then the transit authorities look at their statistic dashboard, see "oh, bus route XYZ is almost empty. Means we can cut it!" and things just get worse.

Happened in my hometown. There was a bus that would get me straight to the subway, and during peek hour it would come every 3 minutes (ie: the buses were often back to back). They were all jam packed, too.

They eventually made changes to the route to "optimize" things. The route was split in 2 somewhat different routes, and came half as often. They forgot that not everyone went to the subway (so going from midpoint to midpoint was no longer possible, as the routes didnt link) and that 6 minutes during peek hour was ok, but it meant 1 HOUR wait off peek time.

During peek hour, since the routes were not longer as useful unless you wanted to hit the subway, half or so of the riders just stopped and used alternatives. Off peek hour you were lucky to see 1 person in either bus.

Eventually they just cut one of the routes and the second one was only running during peek hour at 30 minutes interval for lack of riders. It became totally useless.

Comment: Re:Buddy of mine (Score 1) 127

by Shados (#48365973) Attached to: FCC Confirms Delay of New Net Neutrality Rules Until 2015

He's not suggesting anti-trust regulation per say. He's saying revert things to the state they would have been if it had been void of regulations all along. That is,the companies didn't get a government sponsored monopoly for several decades. Then after that reversion is done, go all out free market.

Its obviously not possible in practice, but if you wanted a free market, you'd have to have it from the beginning. Trying to break a government-made monopoly via free market is impossible.

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