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Comment: Re:No they can't ignore consumer protections (Score 4, Interesting) 247

by chrylis (#49476639) Attached to: EU To Hit Google With Antitrust Charges

EU consumer laws have the express purpose of limiting the abuse of consumers by sociopathic profit-seekers.

Well, the sociopathic profit-seekers who work for companies whose customers can go elsewhere. The sociopathic profit-seekers in government get to abuse to their heart's content. And lest there be any doubt about the latter, the regulator in question was yesterday specifically calling for abuse of "antitrust" action against American companies.

Comment: Re:Common Problem (Score 1) 809

by chrylis (#49049015) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Portion of Developers Are Bad At What They Do?

Knowing the ins and outs isn't necessary. Knowing generally what it's used for is, just as much as any developer should know "don't store plaintext passwords". I'm not offhand familiar with how to securely generate a salt, and I use a library that does that, but I certainly know that there's a Wrong Way to handle passwords.

Comment: Re:Your company is probably shit (Score 1) 809

by chrylis (#49048989) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Portion of Developers Are Bad At What They Do?

How many deployment avenues don't use cryptographic signatures? Usually you're either producing downloadable code, in which case the packages or tarballs are generally signed, or deploying to an HTTP or similar server, in which case you should at least understand what the purpose of TLS is.

Comment: Re:JPEG2000 replaced JPEG (Score 1) 377

by chrylis (#48571197) Attached to: Bellard Creates New Image Format To Replace JPEG

That's if you're trying to permit AJAX requests cross-site, and that's pretty easy. The difficulty with the JavaScript image-decoding shims is that they're trying to intercept the browser's ordinary page-loading flow, and at least Firefox (the one major browser that doesn't support WebP) won't let JavaScript hook into third-party img loads.

Comment: Re:JPEG2000 replaced JPEG (Score 1, Insightful) 377

by chrylis (#48570549) Attached to: Bellard Creates New Image Format To Replace JPEG

What in the world are you talking about? I have an application that's focused on processing and displaying user images. Are you seriously claiming that it would be better practice for me to deal with reinventing the storage wheel instead of saving everything to S3 and serving it from there?

Comment: Re:JPEG2000 replaced JPEG (Score 3, Insightful) 377

by chrylis (#48570459) Attached to: Bellard Creates New Image Format To Replace JPEG

Same-origin policy is a nightmare for use with CDNs. I really wanted to use WebP for image handling for the application I'm working on, but Firefox adamantly refuses to merge a patch adding WebP support, and the JavaScript shim can only access the images if they're pulled of the same host. Images loaded from a CDN aren't accessible to the JS decoder.

Comment: Re:Why Is US Broadband So Slow? (Score 1, Insightful) 513

by chrylis (#46321029) Attached to: Why Is US Broadband So Slow?

Hardly "insightful". If corporate greed were allowed to take its natural course, I'm quite sure that plenty of companies would be happy to offer faster access at lower prices than I currently have available, but local governments won't let them. It's regulatory capture, not the profit motive, that keeps the incumbents fat and lazy.

Where there's a will, there's an Inheritance Tax.

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