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Comment: Re:Now that this has come up, (Score 1) 742

by wireshark (#31889514) Attached to: Why Linux Is Not Attracting Young Developers

I'd recommend starting with a problem you are confronted with on a day to day basis. For example if your laptops usb port is flaky & connecting an external device works only after five or six tries take a look at the kernel code for usb or even a usb driver. Utilize your c/c++ skills to read the code. From there you will probably have a better insight into why your usb port isn't working & it will place you in a position to modify a small piece of the kernel code if needed. I'd refer to this method as hacking to learn. Have fun!

Comment: Lets start a cyberwar with China. (Score 1, Insightful) 122

by wireshark (#31643180) Attached to: It's Time To Split Up NSA Between Spooks and Geeks
As the wars in Iraq & Afghanistan are winding down the government "especially the republican party" sees the need for a new war. What better way to grease up lucrative contracts between the U.S gov & it's most successful companies than a "cyber" war. The Google breach is clearly an intel/political issue. The technical aspects are minimal & we all knew that great firewall compromised any chance of IT security there yet the story is portrayed as a technical one. Oh my! google was hacked by the chinese. They must need technical government support. Rarely is the story portrayed simply as an international policy issue. It's war I tell you & the economy loves a good fight.

The number of computer scientists in a room is inversely proportional to the number of bugs in their code.