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mosb1000 (710161) writes "SpaceX is reporting that they've successfully landed the first stage of their CRS3 Falcon 9 rocket over the Atlantic Ocean today. This is potentially a huge milestone for low-cost space flight." In another win for the company, as the L.A. Times reports, SpaceX also has launched a re-supply mission to the ISS.

Comment Re:Useful Idiot (Score 1) 396

"These propaganda sessions for Putin" is a false are decidedly pre-staged propaganda comment typical of mass media PR=B$, sounds like it means something until you stop to think about it, something that propagandists never want you to do.

Let's look at the reality. Ask yourself should you be given the opportunity to publicly question Putin publicly live on TV would you say yes or no, obviously a person of Snowden's courage is not going to say no to that challenge. Now Putin knows full well that being challenged by Snowden publicly will work well for him, if Putin is capable of articulating himself well against the challenge, for a political representative it demonstrates confidence, skill and self control to the electorate, all vote winners.

So the interview occurs, the reality only an election show piece if the politicians is not an empty talking suit reading off a Teleprompter. Now how many US politicians would be willing to stand up to potential detractors on live TV, would Uncle Tom Obama the choom gang coward puppet of the corporations stand up to Snowden, nope, reality Snowden is permanently barred from returning to the US under the threat of sexual humiliation, torture, extended imprisonment and murder, they are that afraid of him.

The biggest tools in the shed have always been politicians owned by outside interests and what makes Putin more interesting is that he is definitely not owned by outside interests and is not just a puppet reading off a teleprompter like so, so, many US politicians (remember puppets will always have difficulty taking on public challenges because it give no opportunity for their masters PR agents to provide the answers).

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Comment Re:But do you want it? (Score 3, Informative) 50

You can short the loser side and get an immensely bigger payout if you are right. Options are pennies on the dollar compared to a bet or actual shares.

And in any event, unless you buy in at the IPO, you don't "help" a company or technology by buying their stock since the said stock is owned by some other dude and the sale does not bring a single more dollar to the company; if anything there is administrative overhead for them. The only marginal impact you may have is that by buying or selling you have a tiny influence over the stock price, which may please or displease other shareholders, who can reward or punish executives accordingly.

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Comment Re:Combination of both (Score 1) 220

Its happens in a lot of US sectors from mil to computers to support.
You set up a 100% US based firm to lobby for and sign off on US work, all the US legal needs, US contracting, US academic. State/federal US requirements are met.
At the back end is massive complex reality of a 24/7 cost saving outsourcing/offshoring service.
A massive reduction in US costs, a massive flow of long term cash out of the US for decades services all via a 100% Made in the USA success story.

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Comment Re:Left-Wing Propoganda (Score 1) 258

Spin this thing however you like.

I'm not the one spinning it, you are. You are saying your life is no more notable than my drivers license. I think you are foolish for believing that, but I do still think you have the right to have that belief.

Stop embellishing your Misogyny and enter the 21th century with the rest of the world.

Really? Saying a living person isn't the same as a drivers license is misogyny? If you wonder why your side loses the argument, it's because of stupidity like that.

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Comment Re:Metaphor (Score 1) 235

While you are technically correct, the reality is that the most serious security vulnerabilities are almost all directly related to buffer overruns (on read or write), allowing an attacker to read or write arbitrary memory. Everything else is a second-class citizen by comparison;

In my fairly long experience, there are ten vulnerabilities introduced at the design stage for every vulnerability caused by bad coding. Buffer overflows might be one of the more common coding errors, but certainly not the main cause of vulnerabilities.

Comment Re:I think you're working from a few false assumpt (Score 1) 235

If software were a closed system, you might be able to argue that the number of bugs is finite. But it's not.

For example, if you know what you are doing, you can write code that is immune from SQL injection But SQL will change, and it is possible that in the future, SQL will add a feature, or experience a change, that will introduce a bug into your software that will make it once again possible to inject SQL, using an entirely new approach.

Given the complexity of the interactions between various systems within the computer, and the software being designed, there really IS an infinite potential for bugs.

Comment first gen grey HTC(?) slide (Score 1) 702

I forget exactly what it was... The brand or even model. It was HTC (early) slide qwerty I'm pretty sure. I had gone through a million cell phones. Breaking. Cracking. Drowning. Crushing. But I finally found one that, LITERALLY, lasted through each one of those normally calamitous events. Here's a link to what I think it was... Well can't even find a photo. When all my friends had flip phones or even iFhones... I had my trusty (WTFIW) cell that was damaged, beat up, scratched, all kinds of $h1te. I think I got drunk one night and to prove a point I stuck it in some $h1te... But it worked. FLAWLESSLY! It was grey. It was hardcore. It was awesome. God Damned it was awesome... :/

Comment Re:When did slashdot become a blog for Bennett? (Score 1) 235

Okay, I'm obviously missing some important details not being a security expert. Clear a couple things up for me.
1. Do security researchers spend their efforts actively searching for one particular bug using one particular method, or do they try a lot of different things and expect to find a lot of different bugs of varying levels of importance?
2. Do companies looking at their own code for bugs only concern themselves with bugs that would be worth selling on the black market, or is every bug a concern for them?
3. Bit of an opinion question, how much would you consider spending to find a bug to sell for $100k considering the potential failure of the endeavor?
4. Do you think bug bounties are the primary motivation for white hats to research bugs, and if not what effect do they have?

I don't think Mr. Haselton is qualified to answer these.

1: A little of both. I can only speak for myself, but I tend to look at a particular piece of hardware or software, and poke it until I find something interesting. Now interesting doesn't have to be a vulnerability, but it engages the brain. Could there be an exploit in here? And if not, could there be an exploit in other products that use a fairly similar design for something?
I may start looking at product A, and find X interesting, but end up finding a defect Y in product B.

2: Both. You sell not only a product, but a perception that you care about your customers. Besides, most companies have people in decision who wouldn't be able to make an educated decision on what type it was, and underlings whose opinion is tainted because they have a real need to cover their own ass. And the companies certainly won't take the word of a hacker as to what the impact is, so they'll usually err on the side of caution, i.e. treat it seriously.
Note that treating it seriously might mean it will take quite a long time to fix, because taking code seriously also means extensive tests that fixes don't break anything else. A company that has a very fast turnover for security fixes is one that I wouldn't trust much - it's a prime candidate for looking for more problems.

3: You start with a premise that the hunt is to get a reward. I believe that's almost always a false premise.

4: No, I think the primary motivation is curiosity. Unless that;s your primary driver, you will likely not be good at it.
A bounty might make a hacker go to the company after they've discovered the bug, instead of just sitting on it.
Which I think is what mostly happens. You know about a security flaw, but don't want to go to the company given the high risk of being sued in best shoot the messenger style. And you don't want to turn blackhat either, neither for criminals nor governments. But, I repeat myself. And if you're not a kid looking for notoriety, chances are you won't tell anyone.
I am quite convinced there are thousands of unreported vulnerabilities. Bounties might help with that.

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Comment Outsourcing is definition of "view from the top" (Score 2) 220

> This fosters an unhealthy culture and climate by sending a message to employees that it is more important to focus on how things look from the top than how they actually are down below.

In what world is outsourcing not the same culture in spades? Specifically, a few suits and a few lucky fourth or fifth level professionals selling the idea that a bunch of farmers with three hours of training can take over IT? This only works when the people making the decisions have a fundamental misunderstanding of the problem they're trying to solve.

As if Californians didn't have enough power problems... I'm glad I don't live there.

Comment Re:how many of these people don't want to retire? (Score 1) 341

>When I see ages like 75 and never, I wonder if these are people who don't want to stop working, or people who financially can't stop working. My grandfather is 92 and still choice.

I said never.

That said, I took off a year or so from work after my kid was born. Or, as much as I could as I run a small business.

So maybe I've already retired and am rejoining the workforce. Who knows?

It's boring just sitting around doing nothing all day.

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Comment Re:Militia, then vs now (Score 1) 1633

Now, whether the militia is the intent of the second amendment is a question that we have been asking for a long time now. The wording of the second amendment is not particularly clear on that.

The framers of The Constitution had just finished overthrowing the lawful government of the land because it no longer represented their interests or rights. They did so using things like rifled gun bores (state of the art weapons at the time), guerrilla tactics, and other general treasonous actions. They knew damn well that the issue would come up again, and that is why they worded the 2nd Amendment in such a way as to avoid words like "army". The "Continental Army" was founded in 1775 ( and The Constitution was adopted on September 17, 1787, and went into effect on March 4, 1789 ( The framers of The Constitution had LOTS of time to word the document in order to restrict or disarm the general population, but did not. Then, the taxes levied to help pay for the war caused another revolt ( The Whiskey Rebellion and still law makers failed to restrict the rights of the people. There may have been other prior legislation but I'm pretty sure that armed rebellion was finally outlawed by Title 18 in 1948... damned commie menace...

Of all the phrases they could chose (and these were some seriously wordy dudes) they chose "...the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

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Comment Re:Why won't the vote this nut out? (Score 2) 169

The distinct branches of government are only of value to a free society when the branches oppose each-other to act as "checks and balances".

Blaming the mayor is like blaming one dead hard drive for a failure of the raid-1 array. Sure, that one bad disk is a problem but if the overall system was doing its job, then the news story would just be about a mayor trying something stupid and failing (an email from the SAN about a disk that needs to be replaced).

If cops showed up at this guy's house, it took all 3 branches of government to completely lose their shit.

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