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Comment Re:HIPAA is irrelevant... attacks are past stoppin (Score 1) 35 35

If the biggest, most secure organizations in the world (Sony x 2, Target, OPM) can get breached, anyone can.

I don't think anyone ever said they were the most secure organizations in the world. In the case of Sony specifically, their security was notable for its poor quality.

Comment Re:Wait Wait Wait... (Score 1) 127 127

In 2011, they ran out from IANA. Now they are running out in ARIN, which is the supply allocated to North America.

After this the only way to get IP addresses will be to pay a broker. The cost will go up and up over several years, until IPv6 is adopted, then the price will go down. IPv6 is already being rolled out in several places, so it's not an impossibility. Your phone more than likely uses IPv6, for example.

Comment Re:Exploiters need chumps (Score 1) 115 115

Agreed, but a substantial amount is gaming the business and the trick is attracting and extracting investor dollars with full knowledge that there's little chance of success

I'll bet venture capitalists know that game, and are more skilled at avoiding tricksters than you are at tricking them.

Comment Re:The biggest question of all: (Score 1) 36 36

How on earth can you be that huge and JOG?

Lots of people do, because exercise makes you hungrier. If you jog for an hour, you'll burn ~400 calories, which is the number of calories in a good sized bagel with cream cheese.

Exercise to keep yourself healthy and strong. If you want to lose weight, change what you eat.

Comment Why is it always about jobs (Score 1) 36 36

There is plenty of fun stuff in computer science. Trying to make people like it because it's "a good job" sounds like a way to make people bored with it.

I became a programmer because I like programming. The fact that I can make money doing it is just a happy coincidence.

Comment Re:Avoid companies that are there just to IPO (Score 2) 115 115

once you have the product built, they will let you go before you get a chance to cash in.

That sounds like a joke, but it's not. I've seen it happen. Never work for a company that rips off its customers, because they will just as surely rip you off when the time comes.

Comment Re:Solution: Don't Trust Anyone (within reason) (Score 1) 81 81

And how do we ensure that an update doesn't come along specifically to open up an exploit or a back door?

It doesn't matter if it's intentional or not, the exploits are there. Even OpenBSD hasn't managed to keep remote exploits out of their system (although practically speaking, good luck breaking into an OpenBSD system).

Frankly, Scarlett, I don't have a fix. -- Rhett Buggler