I'll give you ubiquitous and portable, but C is not remotely a "perfectly safe" language. That's a ridiculous claim.
It's not remotely about petty OS wars. Complexity is bad for security, mmkay? If you want a newer version of openssl for OS/2, netware, or pre OSX MacOS, I'd really like to know what exactly you are doing. Dropping those platforms is the right thing.
Fair enough, but this reads like (among other things) a bunch of prejudiced bullhonky, and I sure as hell would not associate my website with it.
Good lord. Clearly this man has a healthy respect for the law, freedom of the press, international institutions, and our friends in Central America, whom he treats as equals even though "half of them can't read". And the crowd at slashdot is too busy jerking off to his pseudo-libertarian entitlementist thoughtporn to care.
don't use firefox. don't use any browser at all. if you need a browser, you need windows 7. sorry to burst your bubble, but anything else is going to be dangerous. you should be getting rid of any potential vector for badness (any software, particularly software that is known to touch the internet) altogether.
Insigntful? Wow. And when I asked that question about RMS I got kicked to the curb. de Raadt really isn't that bad. Maybe he used to be, I dunno, I wasn't here then.
I can do this in lots of languages, including perl, but also many others.
Step 1: Implement in long-hand perl.
Step 2: $source =~ s/\n/
Step 1 is left as an exercise to the reader =)
techies are abrasive. i am abrasive. you are abrasive. but it just doesn't work for the head of the FSF to be abrasive to the point of rudeness. will you please step aside and let someone who isn't afraid to play nice take the helm, or at least handle the PR-type functions of your position? a LOT more good could be done this way.
They killed the animal to measure on the inside, which they thought would be easier, but:
on the second count, the researchers concentrated on the growth rings on the outside of the shell.
So, the more precise measurement came from the outside, and they killed the oldest living animal for nothing but stupidity. I sincerely hope that instead of accolades, they get nothing but scorn from their colleagues.
The hilarious bit isn't that Shuttleworth says this, but that someone thought it was news that he did.
Yes, but I really wish she had waited a little bit longer. It's just too soon not to affect people's perceptions of the leak. And given the way many Americans feel about Manning, this will also affect people's perceptions about transgender folks.Not a well thought-out move if you ask me.
Umm, no offense to our friends at Gallup and such, but shouldn't we set the bar a little higher?
So, what you're saying is your attention span is less than 2 minutes, 11 seconds, even with pausing? And I thought my ADD was bad. Wow.
And no, it's not switchgrass. It's something called "Energy Cane".
So because I don't believe in absolutes I must be some sort of bigot? Jesus, pull your head out of your ass. The air is much fresher out here - seriously.
“The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.” - Bertrand Russel.
Some people believe in moral absolutes. They are wrong.