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Comment: Oblig (Score 4, Funny) 303

by Ubi_NL (#46152467) Attached to: Will Microsoft IIS Overtake Apache?

At the time Elvis Presley died in 1977, he had 150 impersonators in the US. Now, according to calculations I spotted in a Sunday newspaper colour supplement recently, there are 85,000. Intriguingly, that means one in every 3,400 Americans is an Elvis impersonator. More disturbingly, if Elvis impersonators continue multiplying at the same rate, they will account for a third of the worldâ(TM)s population by 2019.

Comment: Hail to the uninformed (Score 5, Informative) 194

by Ubi_NL (#45507579) Attached to: Make Way For "Mutant" Crops As GM Foods Face Opposition

Is this a joke article? Please.
We've been using random mutagenesis for over 25 years now to improve seeds, and guess what, we improved our technology over time. Not only is the secondary mutation mitigated via thorough back-crossing, but these days technology moved that only the gene of interest is actually changed. Read some recent patents by Monsanto or Keygene for a clue. This article is fear mongering bullshit that would have had truth in it if it was written in 1975.

Comment: And free ddos (Score 4, Informative) 141

by Ubi_NL (#45371055) Attached to: Taking Google's QUIC For a Test Drive

The current problem with UDP is that many border routers do not check whether outgoing udp packages are from within their network. This is the base for DNS based ddos attacks. They are very difficult to mitigate on server level without creating openings for Joe job attacks instead... Standardizing on udp for other protocols will emphasize this problem

Real Programmers don't write in FORTRAN. FORTRAN is for pipe stress freaks and crystallography weenies. FORTRAN is for wimp engineers who wear white socks.