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Comment Re:A glimpse into our future (Score 1) 67 67

I hope not. I get the fact that some people live far away from there parents. I myself do, but it does make me a little sad that 1) There is enough demand for the service to be IBM/Apple profitable 2) The old folks don't have enough friends to keep local watch 3) Their society felt ok about using the mailman OTOH: If I can spend less time 'fixing their computer' due to a dirt simple app I'm all for it.

Submission + - Once a Forgotten Child, OpenSSL's Future Now Looks Bright

Trailrunner7 writes: Rarely does anything have a defined turning point in its history, a single day where people can point and say that was the day everything changed.

For OpenSSL, that day was April 7, 2014, the day that Heartbleed became part of the security lexicon. Heartbleed was a critical vulnerability in the venerable crypto library. OpenSSL is everywhere, in tens of thousands of commercial and homespun software projects. And so too, as of last April, was Heartbleed, an Internet-wide bug that leaked enough memory that a determined hacker could piece together anything from credentials to encryption keys.

“Two years ago, it was a night-and-day difference. Two years ago, aside from our loyal user community, we were invisible. No one knew we existed,” says Steve Marquess, cofounder, president and business manager of the OpenSSL Foundation, the corporate entity that handles commercial contracting for OpenSSL. “OpenSSL is used everywhere: hundreds, thousands of vendors use it; every smartphone uses it. Everyone took that for granted; most companies have no clue they even used it.”

To say OpenSSL has been flipped on its head—in a good way—is an understatement.

Heartbleed made the tech world realize that the status quo wasn’t healthy to the security and privacy of ecommerce transactions and communication worldwide. Shortly after Heartbleed, the Core Infrastructure Initiative was created, uniting The Linux Foundation, Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon, Dell, Google and other large technology companies in funding various open source projects. OpenSSL was the first beneficiary, getting enough money to hire Dr. Steve Henson and Andy Polyakov as its first full-timers. Henson, who did not return a request to be interviewed for this article, is universally known as the one steady hand that kept OpenSSL together, an unsung hero of the project who along with other volunteers handled bug reports, code reviews and changes.

Comment Re:This will need better advances in CGM Technolog (Score 1) 75 75

My daughter has been using the DexcomG4 for a year (off and on) and it is more accurate then 60-80. I've been very pleased with the results. Early models were certainly used for trends rather then reads. I look forward to the joining of CGM and pump with limits (just like pumps have now). Now if they could just fix the adhesive. Too many hours in the pool and the tape starts to peel off.

Comment ISP monthly bandwidth limits temper speed (Score 1) 142 142

I am fine with my home high speed 30-50 Mbps. I however the crazy 350 GB monthly limit is nuts. ISPs boast bandwidth at a low price and find profit with the industry standard 250 and 350 monthly limits. With higher bandwidth I seem to just hit my limit faster

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