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The submitter asked:
"I've been wondering whether there are any feasible and working FOSS and open hardware-based security token generator projects out there"
Is Yubikey open source software and hardware? Because it appears to be neither.
RSA was in the NSA's back pocket. Why wouldn't these people? How can their hardware or software be audited?
I replied to someone who said that "his manner is coarse." They were speaking of Linus's general manner, not his specific conduct in this particular case.
Linus has a long history of name-calling, mocking, ridiculing, etc.
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But we are at Dice, sir:
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Pros: Today's article has more content than the usual Dice front page linkage. Great article if you're not a programmer but feel stymied by the wide assortment of languages out there. Although instead of hemming and hawing before making your first project you're better off listening to Winston Churchill and sticking your feet in the mud: "The maxim 'Nothing avails but perfection' may be spelt shorter -- 'Paralysis."
Cons: It barely scratches the surface of an incredibly deep topic with unlimited facets. And when one is considering investing potential technical debt into a technology, this probably wouldn't even suffice as an introduction let alone table of contents. Words spent on anecdotes ("In 2004, a coworker of mine referred to it as a 'toy language.'" like, lol no way bro!) could have been better spent on things like Lambdas in Java 8. Most interesting on the list is Erlang? Seems to be more of a random addition that could just as easily been Scala, Ruby, Groovy, Clojure, Dart -- whatever the cool hip thing it is we're playing with today but doesn't seem to quite pan out on a massive scale
Ireland didn't do anything remotely like what Hamas is doing to Israel. If it did, you would have seen the relevant bits of Ireland flattened like what England helped do to Nazi Germany.
I don't really have a side in this argument. But I do feel compelled to mention that England absolutely did terrible, terrible things in trying to quell the Irish problem. Oliver Cromwell famously said that Catholics were welcome to go to 'Hell or Connaught' as he drove them from the Pale. (Those of you who can see beyond the postcard photos will know that Connaught is close enough to Hell when you're trying to work a farm.)
The potato 'famine' was a direct result of predatory practices put in place by the British and Anglo-Irish to keep the Irish poor and desperate. Over a million people died. But this practice had been going on for years and years beforehand. Deacon Smith's A Modest Proposal , considered one of the greatest examples of satire in the English language, was a direct response to the appalling depredations of the landlord class in Ireland.
In fact the intransigence of the problem of Northern Ireland is a direct result of the British relocating large numbers of people (mostly Scots) to Ulster in order to create a 'buffer' population. Now, 400 years on, they have a very similar problem to that experienced by the Israelis, who tragically are using almost exactly the same tactics to deal with it, proving that they've failed to learn a thing from the fight for Irish independence.
His manner is coarse
It's not "coarse", it's abusive. Namecalling, mocking, ridicule, hyperbole. That's abuse.
you must admit that he's gotten the job done. Linux advances on schedule, patches get incorporated, code gets tested, and all proceeds smoothly.
I sacrificed a chicken yesterday and successfully committed code. You must admit that the ritualistic sacrifice got the job done.
("Getting the job done" does not, and has never required being abusive to others. Getting the job done while being abusive is not proof that being abusive is required or even was part of, "getting the job done.")
Strawman argument. Nobody except you has posited that "all opinions are valid", and nobody suggested that criticisms can't be made. You invented that position to attack it.
I specifically said: it's fine to tell people they did something wrong. What you may not do is be abusive.
...the people who deserve the apology are the people who were subject to an abusive tirade.
You can point out someone made a mistake. There's no obligation to be "nice" when doing so. There is an obligation to not be abusive, which is what Linus repeatedly does. Abuse includes mockery, ridicule, name calling, etc.
He's being a bully, pure and simple - using his popularity to shove around others. That should not be tolerated, full stop.
TOR exit nodes are in very short supply, and as a company you already have the protection of incorporation that prevents the biggest fear of exit operators (and the reason there are so few), being caught up in an investigation by police who kick down doors first and ask questions late
Clearly you read neither the slashdot text (which says "what should we do with these resources") not "what should we do with this website content." It's not even said that the setup is running a public-facing website, or even a website at all.
The commenter very clearly meant "donate the equipment to us."
Keep everything ready, so you can switch back when the cloud services fail and/or your management team changes.
Did you miss the part about them trying to cut opex? *siiiiiigh*
Even that aside...Maybe the latter, but not the former. One of the most common mistakes of failover environments is using the "old stuff" for failover/backup.
That works great, until you exceed the computing/storage capacity/bandwidth of the original hardware.
Let's say in a year traffic is up 30%. Something goes wrong, big time, with Teh Cloudz. You've done a good job of keeping the old hardware current and replicated. You 'flip the switch'...and the old environment promptly chokes...oops.
Unless you're getting power donated as well, you definitely should not be accepting every machine you can get.
If this stuff more than a few years old, the power bill is going to quickly eclipse the cost differential of better hardware.
Electricity costs vary, but a ballpark of 1 watt/year = $1 is roughly right around here. That doesn't include cooling. A probably conservative but very rough ballpark power estimate would be 3kW for that equipment...I didn't count hard drives, the firewall, the router, etc.
Imagine where we'd be if Palin were president.
Yeah, or that shining example of progressive intellectuual integrity, John Edwards.
That's how a friend's father, an eye surgeon, put it.
It doesn't always go right, and (yes, rarely) it goes very wrong. There are no take-backs with the laser surgeries.
If you must, do the surgery that is reversible - they insert a small piece of plastic that corrects the lens shape.