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Comment: Re:Encryption (Score 1) 220

by neokushan (#47098049) Attached to: PHK: HTTP 2.0 Should Be Scrapped

With encryption without authentication, many people will assume they gain some security when they are not.

Not at all. It would appear to the user like any non-TLS site does today - standard address bar, no padlock, nothing. What goes on in the background doesn't matter as far as the user is concerned. In fact, I'd be surprised if many users have even considered that their data is being sent plaintext on the majority of sites. Changing the background to be encrypted would be a good way to block a lot of passive surveillance without making users feel as though their entire online doings are protected without the padlock.

Comment: Re:Not denying something is different from forcing (Score 1) 406

by neokushan (#47036821) Attached to: Did Mozilla Have No Choice But To Add DRM To Firefox?

Choosing not to include some feature in your product is exercising your freedom

Likewise, Choosing TO include some feature in your product is exercising your freedom. What's the issue?

Yes, Firefox is bundling in code to handle DRM, but you are never forced to use it. Firefox itself is not becoming DRM'd, in reality it's not entirely different to including proprietary CODEC support - you're free to use it if you want and free to ignore it if you don't want to use it. Ultimately, giving users a choice is the most freedom.

Comment: Re:Debuggers (Score 1) 294

by neokushan (#47036515) Attached to: Fixing the Pain of Programming

How else are people supposed to learn? Stepping through code line-by-line is an excellent way to learn what your code is actually doing. Everyone has to start somewhere. If someone has decades of experience and still works like this, then I have to ask why they're in that position? Who put them there? Why haven't they had performance reviews that highlight this weakness?

It seems that far too many rockstar developers can't fathom that not everyone knows absolutely every facet of development.

Comment: Re:Only the great Master of Paper can save AMD (Score 1) 345

by neokushan (#47021503) Attached to: AMD Preparing To Give Intel a Run For Its Money

I do wonder what the future has in store for the humble CPU. With a huge market shift towards tablets and phones in the consumer area, where power savings are more important than raw oomph, as well as a similar shift in a good portion of the server market, are we starting to reach an era of CPU's being "good enough" for most people and performance to begin stagnating?

Hopefully some good competition between AMD and Intel will keep things fresh and fast.

Comment: Re:Flash? I removed Flash to avoid problems! (Score 1) 86

by neokushan (#46990249) Attached to: Researchers Find, Analyze Forged SSL Certs In the Wild

Too bad you didn't read the summary properly: The flash object sits on the website, not the browser. The browser just runs it.
For this to work on a wide scale, you can't make everyone install a browser addon. That's just stupid and as bad as flash is, proprietary addons are worse.

We can predict everything, except the future.