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Comment Re:Gene Marks is VERY dumb (Score 1) 386

It's actually far worse than just Forbes... . He writes a blog for the NYTimes (christ its tech coverage is crap), Huff Post and he is a talking head on various business shows. And some sort of conman ... er, I mean, motivational speaker. The guy makes a living talking, but not actually doing much else.

Comment Re:Already mostly debunked... (Score 1) 315

Maybe he can't get a date because he's a creep? Please Google "Nice guys of OKCupid." Look at the women who actually commented on his post: http://webcache.googleusercont... It's the same error as always: correlation != causation. The guy isn't actually a techie, but a manager (overhead), who has no credentials whatsoever: http://resume.jeffreifman.com/

Submission + - Bloomberg News: NSA has been using HeartBleed for years->

jasonla writes: We all knew this was coming, right? From the article:

"The U.S. National Security Agency knew for at least two years about a flaw in the way that many websites send sensitive information, now dubbed the Heartbleed bug, and regularly used it to gather critical intelligence, two people familiar with the matter said."

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Comment Still doesn't guard against lazy programming (Score 1) 129

I don't think a new domain will prevent stupid mistakes like this: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/06/14/citigroup_website_hack_simple/ In short, Citibank's website was "hacked" by changing the account number in the URL. Account numbers exposed via GET requests.

Neckties strangle clear thinking. -- Lin Yutang