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Comment: Or upgrade to llvm ... (Score 1) 739

by voltorb (#47544883) Attached to: Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

Debian people should probably downgrate their shiny new compiler.

Or upgrade to llvm. Being above to compile with either gcc or llvm would be a nice option.

"Update to to icc", that I would understand (for Intel platforms). "Upgrade to LLVM" sounds like this is not coming from a C++ programmer who really cares about the final binary (yes, GCC still produces better binaries is most situations). And given the issue at hand, it seems you're under the delusion that LLVM is bug-free and doesn't miscompile stuff. Yes, LLVM gives prettier error messages. Yes, LLVM code-base is module. Yes, Apple fan boys love it. Yes, it's BSD licensed and plays along nice with people who don't really care about software freedom. Nothing I care about here. But, LLVM codebase is as bug-ridden as GCC or any other codebase, don't pretend otherwise.

Comment: Re:The world... (Score 1) 236

by voltorb (#47234513) Attached to: Are the Glory Days of Analog Engineering Over?

And what are atoms made of? (They're certainly not atomic).

Quantization is not digitalization. Quick example #1: there are 2 spin states for spin-1/2 particle (this is quantization); the state of the particle is a complex 2-dimensional which can have any value as long as it is a unit vector. You cannot represent it error-free using a digital system with finite precision. Quick example #2: energy levels of hydrogen atom are quantized. Still you cannot represent them perfect on a digital system without introducing errors due to finite precision.

Comment: Re:So they are begginig the monopoly (Score 1) 100

by voltorb (#47162705) Attached to: Google Announces 'End-To-End' Encryption Extension For Chrome

They wouldn't need to bother Google, after all as we saw thanks to the AT&T whistleblower they hsigned.kbone access at the ISPs. This means they 1.- Know what OS you are running and 2.- Can perform a MITM on said OS. Lets say you use Linux? All they do is intercept the update mechanism for whatever flavor you are running and one of the dozens of packages you get during an update has a backdoor, with Windows or OSX it would work the same, intercept the update mechanism and force in a backdoor. Hell depending on what video player you are running they might not even do that as I'm sure they have a couple of Flash zero days lying around, simply wait until you request a video and replace it with a zero day infected vid.

Remember folks when they have access to the backbone ALL bets are off, with a MITM everything becomes MUCH easier.

Sorry to bust your bubble, but then can't do MITM on any decent Linux distro. The package in repositories are signed.

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