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Comment: Re:decompression: 800 Mbps (Score 1) 122

by bradgoodman (#48056369) Attached to: Internet Explorer Implements HTTP/2 Support
That doesn't mean anything. Were you running on a 3GHz Ivy Bridge server, or a little PIC IoT device? How much CPU time did it take? How many did your application need/require? Did the net result of header decompression along with the easier parsing of the binary header take more or fewer CPU resources then the older uncompressed, ASCII header? etc..etc..etc..

Comment: Facebook: "The Privacy Kings" (Score 3, Insightful) 99

by bradgoodman (#48055445) Attached to: Facebook Ready To Get Into Healthcare
I can't possibly envision ever making Facebook privy to ANY health issues whatsoever. They would gladly shill that information out for profit - undoubtibly why they're doing it. With something such as health issues which are so confidential, making Facebook privy to any of this would be absolutely terrible.

Comment: Re: Apple REULEZ! (Score 1) 408

by bradgoodman (#47956661) Attached to: Why You Can't Manufacture Like Apple
If there is one thing Steve Jobs taught me,is that Apple isn't about "the technology". The view as a "technologist" may not even be germain as you think. He's always been about "usability" - but it's more than just that. Even this article talks about Apple as a battery company, a manufacturing company, a machine tool company, etc. Even the last video saw on the watch made me realize that I was more impressed with it a piece of jewelry than a piece of technology. With Apple,you often have to look at it from a perspective that has nothing to do with "technology" to really understand it.

Comment: Biometrics? Over Internet? (Score 1) 383

by bradgoodman (#47646579) Attached to: DARPA Wants To Kill the Password
I concur with the previous post saying you "can't change" biometric stuff if your password is "compromised" - but my further point is that biometrics are "secure" in an "embedded" world when you have a physical scanner attached to a physical device. When you're on the "open internet" - and such biometric data has to be collected and shuttled accross "the 'net" - you now have the same sort of issue as with "traditional" passwords - i.e. someone snarfing and/or "replying" that data.

So whereas biometrics might replace a traditional "password" - we need more systems which aren't vulnerable to the type of 1.8-billion-password-stealing-Russian-problems we see all over the place. I have been a big fan of much of the two-factor stuff, and some of the hashing schemes out there. It will be interesting to see what kind of other solutions could exist - though I don't think anything "static" like biometrics gets us anywhere.

Comment: Google Authenticator (Score 1) 113

by bradgoodman (#47558881) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Open Hardware/Software-Based Security Token?
Google Authenticator is an open source, RSA-soft-token-like system for two-factor authentication. Free applications exist for iPhone, Android, etc to act as your "key fob", and free, open-source PAM and Apache plug-in modules exist to allow you to require the tokens for SSH or web login.

I'd include links - but there are a lot of them depending on what you want (Linux, PAM, Apache, Andoird, iOS, etc) - So, "Just Google it!"

Comment: Re: I know you're trying to be funny, but... (Score 3, Interesting) 739

by bradgoodman (#47546499) Attached to: Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"
I've been doing Linux development for about 15 years - including lots of kernel work. I never have, nor ever would posted anything to the kernel mailing lists. With a few exceptions - like when I can hand it off to someone else or go through a third-party - is rather have one of my patches die - than to submit it. Reason? I've seen this kind of attitude and "abuse" and - quite frankly - would never want to subject myself to this kind of abuse should anything I say or submit be erroneous and have to tolerate listening to how "retarded" I or my work is. Personal feelings aside - I wouldn't want such very public commentary about me or my work living in such a perminant and searchable archive - say by some future employeer. I wonder if I'm alone. I wonder if others have the same attitude. I wonder if some of the actual smartest people in the world (not me) might have done some great work - but would be too shy to ever let themselves be noticed.

Comment: Re:What is "Dead" (Score 1) 283

by bradgoodman (#47309017) Attached to: Perl Is Undead
lol...interesting point!

I am very productive with Perl, and I like it. However, with the surge in things using Python, I find myself "needing" to know it. So where I may have a script to write, and I'm more comfortable doing it in Perl, I actually write it in Python just to learn/exercise the (needed) skills. So - even where I'm "productive, comfortable, knowledgeable and not missing features" with Perl, that's why I'd still do it in Python.

That's why at least for me - it's demise is a self-fulfilling prophecy.

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