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Comment: Re:Never bring politics... (Score 1) 154

by l0n3s0m3phr34k (#46785789) Attached to: Oracle Deflects Blame For Troubled Oregon Health Care Site
indeed, WiPro originally was a vegetable oil manufacturer, and stands for Western India Products Limited. I've dealt with them many times via supporting clients while working support at HP. Once you can get past the Indian's odd "your a stupid American" attitude (which usually I can't blame them!) they are mostly competent. In my situation, most of their "issues" and "failures" actually result from too-restricted access to various systems their trying to work on, crappy equipment their forced to use by their clients...for example one programmer I was trying to help had an ANCIENT laptop that our mutual client said had to be used for any work; he couldn't use his own (or even WiPro's) equipment but was forced to try and do some SQL dev on a D600...he needed software that our client didn't provide but was completely restricted to installing anything outside of NetIQ-pushed software packages on it. I felt for him...he even said he had an MSDN subscription and all the apps he needed but would be fired if he installed anything outside on it.

Comment: Re:Highly likely that NSA knew early on (Score 1) 149

by l0n3s0m3phr34k (#46731259) Attached to: NSA Allegedly Exploited Heartbleed
I know that at my company we don't "restart servers" as much as re-deploy another VM instance, switch all trafrfic to that, then kill the old VM. Yet sometimes it is over a year between reboots of the actual ESX servers themselves, as they are sometimes hosting dozens of VM's on a single box.

Comment: Re:It's time we own up to this one (Score 4, Insightful) 149

by l0n3s0m3phr34k (#46731205) Attached to: NSA Allegedly Exploited Heartbleed
Exactly! Everyone can get to the source, the whole point of OSS is that the companies themselves can (and should, from a risk-analysis point) be reviewing all the code too before implementation...it's along the lines "you get what you pay for" yet at least here everyone is given the chance to see exactly what's being run (as opposed to pre-compiled apps). IMHO, this really isn't an OpenSSL issue as much as a failing of due diligence by all the companies using it. The admin's excuse of "well, we don't actually know what the code says" fails here, and anyone over the past two years could have reviewed it themselves and fixed this! Maybe this will spur corps to actually review code of critical infrastructure when it's avalible as part of corp policy from now on, perhaps the insurance companies who do "Errors and Omissions" policies will start forcing corps to do that; kinda surprised that this isn't already a standard policy, as code review of OSS is one of it's main strengths and if your company doesn't do it then their missing out on one of the biggest assets of using OSS.

Comment: Re:I don't think people care (Score 1) 470

by l0n3s0m3phr34k (#46673899) Attached to: It's Time To Bring Pseudoscience Into the Science Classroom
The Baghdad Battery tends to disagree with your statement...it was invented somewhere around 250BC to 400AD, and was probably used for electroplating jewelry. But they didn't really understand what they had made...but still, we had made a very simple battery work way before Newton.

Comment: Re:I don't think people care (Score 1) 470

by l0n3s0m3phr34k (#46673873) Attached to: It's Time To Bring Pseudoscience Into the Science Classroom
According to Neil Tyson on Cosmos, he said ghosts DO exist. He was, of course. referring to Hubble's father telling Hubble that the stars in the sky are sometimes ghosts, as we see a star when it's actually long-gone. Well, I think it was actually Patrick Stewart's voice...so that makes it even MORE real, as Captain Pickard would never lie to us! /sarcasm

Comment: Re:needs some (Score 1) 470

by l0n3s0m3phr34k (#46673867) Attached to: It's Time To Bring Pseudoscience Into the Science Classroom
yet every assumption is not a hypothesis...or at least a scientific hypothesis. Not saying you fall into this category but many people use the word incorrectly, without the ability to test the hypothesis. If it can't be tested and proven false, it's pseudoscience. But yeah, the AC's post seems to be from the mid 1920's and ignoring all progress after that.

Even Darwin himself made note of potential objections to his theory, as his original "Origin of the Species" was published before the Burgess Shale discovery, and he stated that "as of yet" the fossil record didn't back up his hypothesis. Yet we've found many (well, a few lol) pre-Cambrian fossils now...but many Creationist still will adamantly scream and yell that Darwin himself "said the theory was wrong" because 1. they don't understand the times it was published and 2) refuse to recognize anything that changes their internal world view.

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