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Comment Re:Israel is defending itself (Score 1) 156

against Muslim aggression.
Israel is entirely willing to live, in peace, with Arabs.

Quiz time...
Who said: "If I'm elected, there will be no Palestinian state"

However, Muslims have hated Jews since the prophet Mohammad walked the earth. Hating Jews is commanded in Islam.

Welcome to the club, lots of crazy shit can be found in all the religious texts.

Hamas has launched thousands of rockets into Isreal. Hamas has Jew hatred written into Hamas's charter.

Israel killed more people in a single hour of Military conflict than all the rockets combined over three decades. Anyone who really wants peace will actively seek to move beyond tit for tat and excuses to continue war.

Comment Re:Fuck Israel (Score 1) 156

By contrast, Hamas has it written into their charter they Hamas considers it their responsibility to kill every Jew on earth.

Mildly amusing when a politician quotes such rhetoric it always seems to be in the context of excuses for inaction and avoidance of constructive resolution to outstanding problems.

How many times have politicians used "Death to America" as an excuse to rally against the Iran nuclear deal? Leveraging rhetoric exclusively to justify a position is weak sauce.

Comment Re:I avoid OLED when buying displays (Score 1) 220

All of which is not at all relevant on a disposable device like a smartphone.

I don't consider my mobile phone to be a disposable device. I refuse to waste my "disposable income" continuously upgrading phones for increasingly marginal benefit. Mobile is fast approaching parity with PC in terms of pointlessness of continuous replacement.

Comment Re:Landfill-saving hero (Score 1) 69

WindowsPhone is the best mobile OS I ever used with a superior UI that never crashes, freezes, or glitches and runs 400 to 500% faster. My 820 which inferior hardware to my Galaxy S 5 was so much faster. To this day cut and pasting calander events with conference calls with pins is not possible with Android. You need to write down the pin with paper and a pen.

Windows phone is the most oppressive piece of spyware Microsoft has ever released.

Comment I avoid OLED when buying displays (Score 0) 220

I actively avoid OLED when purchasing tech with displays. OLED suffers from CRT style burnin on steroids, more prone to failure with usage/age and offers inferior daylight visibility.

I don't care about which of the two panels looks slightly better than the other. I can't tell the difference and frankly I wouldn't care if I could.

Comment Re:I Should Be A Judge (Score 1) 814

It wasn't designed to "look like a bomb", it was designed to look like a clock a kid modified. It just happened to look like a cartoon or movie bomb, which is nothing at all like what real IED's look like.

Nobody knows for sure what actual intent was.

What did it for me was when he plugged in and set the alarm of his suitcase clock to go off in the middle of class. Given family history I'm more inclined to believe they got precisely response they were hoping for and then some.

Comment Re:Everyone has to learn about it. (Score 1) 193

It solves it in the sense that a procedure requires you pass inputs as query parameters.

No absolutely not. It does no such thing. Anyone can call stored procedures from strings without binding parameters. Using stored procedures in and of itself solves exactly nothing.

The types of people who still code in SQL injection attack vectors are the same types of people who aren't going to understand the subtleties of content versus context.

I'm sick of these lame ass excuses for ignorance. It isn't a hard concept at all in any shape or form to understand. Anyone who can't grasp it has no business in the industry.

Giving them a tool which will always force them to parameterize their queries is a means of saving them from themselves.

I worship at the church of designing systems requiring people to try really hard to fail yet this isn't what my comment is about. It is about "common wisdom" that is actively harmful.

Comment Re:The attack that _would_ go away (Score 1) 193

Perl?!? Are you serious? That's the language you will have problems with to read back your own code after a minute you wrote it.

This is the same person who recently posted the following jem:

A language is not secure or unsecure. It's what developers do with it that makes the result secure or unsecure. I can write a .NET or Java application that has all the vulnerabilities you can think of.

Building translators is good clean fun. -- T. Cheatham