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Comment: I'm not sure I'd want this (Score 1) 75 75

If you're automatically taking code from a more secure application and injecting it into a "stable" application, that' alters the stable application and invalidates any testing that's been performed. Sure, the intention is fixing a "bug" or a vulnerability but you're changing application behavior potentially and creating a bigger set of problems. From a purely academic sense it's definitely intriguing but I don't think I'd want anything I'm supposed to be supporting leveraging this as a catch-all.

Comment: Business Asset (Score 0, Flamebait) 92 92

It's a business asset and as such can be transferred and despite the terms of service and policies set forth, a bankruptcy judge can pretty much throw that away if it means getting revenue for creditors and bond holders. In a lot of cases, the value of customer data can be considered significant, why do you think WhatsApp was so valuable to Facetard?

  It's also boggling that people still think that terms and conditions actually protect them in any way, shape or form. They don't, they describe your "permitted access" and protect the provider; if you had good legal council they'd probably say "don't agree."

Comment: Re:Security team (Score 1) 513 513

On-access scanning of something already scanned is redundant but A/V cant really do that because the mechanics of ensuring that a file hasn't been modified, i.e., infected since last scan is difficult. Despite that it's not that big of a deal and with faster storage and I/O handling in general it's becoming less of an issue.

Comment: Re:Only in Barcelona? (Score 2) 103 103

Yes most western cities do have regulations about this and it's focused on two main issues. One, is that rents in urban areas is on the increase, places that are purchased and available for temporary rentals create over speculation and drive up demand, punishing residents with lower availability and higher prices for living accommodations. Two, as you indicated, they skirt local taxation laws which are draconian in nature but generate revenue just from a tourist being there. Most cities have a daily room rate and sales taxes imposed on a hotel room. This can be over 20%, for example, Baltimore 24% ( 9% + 15% ) on a daily room price just for being in the city. How one differentiates a local resident trying to make a buck or a speculator buying up places to let out to temporary tourists is at the heart of the matter, therefore a city just bans the activity altogether and then comes after those who provide the service, the tenants. Airbnb can of course obviate themselves from the matter because they just connect potential travelers with those who are willing to let them stay at their place for awhile. Legal entanglements can be sticky, but Airbnb essentially can walk taking it's money with them leaving the sub contractors to twist in the wind.

“The bureaucracy is expanding to meet the needs of the expanding bureaucracy.” - Oscar Wilde

Comment: Re:What the fuck is Airbnb ?? (Score 4, Insightful) 103 103

It's supposed to be intrinsic knowledge when speaking of companies that really don't produce anything and introduce a business model based upon others taking the risk while they reap a profit. Uber and Lyft are examples of these kinds of companies. They're viewed as perfect investment models and have insane valuations based on hype rather than substance. Welcome to the new economic reality.

Comment: You think drones are bad now.. (Score 1) 119 119

Now you'll have people flying in on these things, getting into situations that they're unprepared for and they'll need rescuing as well. I'm waiting for the first time one of these falls out of the sky and kills somebody on the ground. It'll be a field day for the lawyers. Preparing popcorn now...

Comment: Arguing ensues (Score 1) 125 125

Yeah, not a good idea. Sure if all the team members are mediocre or noobs then it may work but if you're dealing with some alpha over-caffeinated coders then it'll invariably lead to open arguments and people tearing off in a huff. Pair programming does work when the pair collaborates and gets along, i.e., have compatible ways of communicating both verbally and non-verbally. Taking that to a higher extreme usually results in chaos.

The first myth of management is that it exists. The second myth of management is that success equals skill. -- Robert Heller