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Comment: Re: microsofties here is your chance to party (Score 1) 98

by aybiss (#47772435) Attached to: Project Zero Exploits 'Unexploitable' Glibc Bug

If you're talking about 'hold your head this way, right click on your keyboard then unplug your RAM == crash' then yes a change might be something you weigh up.

When you're looking at the code and you see *'this is logically incorrect'* then you fix it immediately. If you're smart you also create some unit tests _proving_ that it was incorrect before and is now correct.

Fuck everyone else who wants to reformat the headers of this part of the project and has it all checked out, fuck people who bitch about 'stability' in the sense of things not changing (after all, you don't HAVE to upgrade), you just fucking fix it.

That's what a programmer does - tells a computer how to *correctly* solve a problem.

Comment: Re: microsofties here is your chance to party (Score 1) 98

by aybiss (#47772417) Attached to: Project Zero Exploits 'Unexploitable' Glibc Bug

You may be correct but there's a couple of differences - firstly the processor designs are so incredibly complex now (Intel recently issued a 'microcode patch' that actually disabled some instructions on a certain batch of CPUs) that they're all optimised by computer, so it's unlikely that there's much leftover unused functionality. That brings me to the second point, in that whatever 'undocumented' behaviour is available is unlikely to be as useful as e.g. a deprecated opcode on a ZX80. Moreover, you don't go buy a ZX80 with exactly the same processor as everyone else any more. Not only do you have multiple brands to choose from for the same architecture, you probably aren't even paying attention to the exact model you are buying.

Comment: Re: microsofties here is your chance to party (Score 1) 98

by aybiss (#47762941) Attached to: Project Zero Exploits 'Unexploitable' Glibc Bug

It's an oldschool attitude to not touch things, from back in the day where software was so flaky that chances were someone had already 'exploited' the bug to do something non-malicious.

It drives me fucking crazy, having been born pretty much into the internet age where the corrected answer can be available in *seconds*. It's pretty obvious from the description what the bug is, so saying you aren't going to fix it is, as you say, pure laziness.

Comment: If you can rip it off in days... (Score 1) 113

by aybiss (#47762625) Attached to: Is Dong Nguyen Trolling Gamers With "Swing Copters"?

"years of hard work undermined by someone who cobbles together a clone in a matter of weeks or days"

Sorry but if I can reproduce the game in entirety in days, then what you've done is years of dicking around.

It's time we stopped babying everyone who got the hang of 2D graphics and sound in Android like they've invented the internet.

Comment: Re:Mandatory panic! (Score 1) 421

by aybiss (#47745245) Attached to: South Carolina Student Arrested For "Killing Pet Dinosaur"

"our culture is a culture of fear and cowardice :( plain and simple, when we all realise this collectively (lets hope it doesn't take a collective ass kicking) we'll grow up"

Your culture is a culture of guns. You don't even need to grow up about it if you just stop letting people shoot at each other all day long.

Never test for an error condition you don't know how to handle. -- Steinbach

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