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Comment: Revocation, re-issuing, etc. (Score 1) 239

by barcarolle (#46711987) Attached to: Heartbleed OpenSSL Vulnerability: A Technical Remediation
What really needs to be done with certs? Do they really need to be revoked and reissued? Must the re-issued cert have a new issue date? At least one service provider I work with has claimed they somehow reissued their certificate, but it has the same, old issue date and a different signature. Is this enough?

Comment: Wrong approach (Score 1) 61

by barcarolle (#46332201) Attached to: Meet the Developers Who Want To Build the Next Snapchat
The problem with all of these kinds of things is that they're aiming to replace fundamental parts and protocols of the Internet and the Web, but those parts and protocols were not originally developed with a profit motive. No genuine replacement for things like telnet, SMTP, HTTP, IMAP, IRC, FTP, etc. will ever come out of an organization oriented purely towards a profit motive (which all “start-ups” are, just like mature business organizations). For all their huge success, even organizations like Google and Facebook have not been able to do this (no, not even SPDY), so why should a "start-up" be able to? Who, on Earth, would want them to?
Education

US Colleges Say Hiring US Students a Bad Deal 490

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the talking-to-you-cliff dept.
theodp writes "Many US colleges and universities have notices posted on their websites informing US companies that they're tax chumps if they hire students who are US citizens. 'In fact, a company may save money by hiring international students because the majority of them are exempt from Social Security (FICA) and Medicare tax requirements,' advises the taxpayer-supported University of Pittsburgh (pdf) as it makes the case against hiring its own US students. You'll find identical pitches made by the University of Delaware, the University of Cincinnati, Kansas State University, the University of Southern California, the University of Wisconsin, Iowa State University, and other public colleges and universities. The same message is also echoed by private schools, such as John Hopkins University, Brown University, Rollins College and Loyola University Chicago."

Comment: Licensing, licensing, licensing (Score 5, Insightful) 341

by barcarolle (#17751198) Attached to: The Insanely Great Songs Apple Won't Let You Hear
This is just the way the music business works. Apple can't change the fact that labels only license to certain territories. Just like you can go into a music store in Japan and buy thousands of CDs you can't buy elsewhere, Apple's iStore is contractually bound to operate the same way.

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