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Comment: Re:HTML = programming (Score 1) 298

by bytesex (#48873465) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Has the Time Passed For Coding Website from Scratch?

HTML is a functional, not an imperative, language. Perhaps the reason that you don't recognize this, is that you never knew there is such a thing as a functional computer language. Both types of computer languages tell a computer what to do, but they do it each on their own level. Functional languages don't care how a problem is solved, as long as it is solved. Another example of a functional language is SQL, another example of an imperative language that renders graphics as its core business, is postscript.

Comment: Re:Much like MTU handling (Score 1) 312

by bytesex (#48706027) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Should We Do About the DDoS Problem?

I'm not saying it's the begin-all, end-all solution. I'm just saying that until you have an AI algorithm that can discriminate legit traffic from illegit traffic, you're forced to use something that will, in effect, transfer your firewall rules upstream. It would have to be combined with other measures (monitoring point-of-origin networks, anycast, ISP application specific logic (eg. TCP traffic shaping of ISP client hosts' SMTP traffic)).

Comment: Re: Who cares... (Score 2) 346

"Your center detector needs re-calibration (travel anywhere in the world outside the US). All media in the US is right to far-right."

Your rest-of-the-world detector also needs some recalibration: that's old school. The rest of the world is getting significantly more right-wing at the moment, while pubilications such as Slate thrive in the US.

Heard that the next Space Shuttle is supposed to carry several Guernsey cows? It's gonna be the herd shot 'round the world.