Troll of the week! Nice!
Troll of the week! Nice!
Running an SQL update statement without a where clause and seeing '47,982 rows updated'.......bonechilling
I've done this. Now I talk to the interpreter like this:
where ^a delete from table ^e name='bill';
Now my biggest fear is getting the ln and tar order of arguments correct, lest some huge directory get replaced with an empty tarball or going-nowhere link.
What could possibly go wrong?
Why didn't somebody tell me my ass was so big?
This is very misleading.
It is rather misleading when these scientists turn to their ladyfriends and say "Come on baby, give me a little head".
Then the only question remaining is whether we should trust you.
Maybe you can, maybe your can't, but there is nobody that you can trust _more_ than Eric Paris. If the NSA has gotten Eric's compliance, then there is no where else for you to turn: not to Microsoft, not to Apple, and not to any of the BSDs.
Hi Eric! As much has I appreciate your competence and your attention to detail, is it not possible (or even plausible) that insidious code such as that found in The Underhanded C Contest might have been passed in under your nose?
Of course, it is reasonable to assume that the SE Linux code would be especially vetted for backdoors, and thus other areas of the kernel might make for less-eyes-looking-for-issues cover for a backdoor. But considering how much code goes into the kernel, is it not possible that some innocuous-looking code may have gotten through?
Of course, if SELinux or any other component is compromised (or the hardware), then it is safe to assume that _no_ operating environment is any better off.
I just signed up with these guys about a year ago:
I'm stupid happy with them. If you want, I can set you up with my own reseller account with them. I won't even charge you for the month or so while you get stuff up and running. Once you're happy with the way things are going, I'll charge you cost for the server space, if it is a non-profit that I agree with. Who is the non-profit?
I'm also a developer by trade, so though I won't commit to doing 'free work' I will happily help with some technical issues or advice if need be.
LEO: Low Earth Orbit
That is a nice dream, but Low Moon Orbit does not exist. The moon's gravity is too lumpy for that. You either land on the moon or crash on the moon, you don't orbit it. At least, not for more than a few weeks and even that demands considerable fuel expenditure in the form of station-keeping.
If possible, I would try writing unit tests for the existing code. This tests your understanding of what you are reading and will come in handy later if you change the code. If unit tests already exist then I suggest that you read them since they will tell you the intention of each function.
Unit tests are a lot like documentation: they will tell you what the code is _expected_ to do. (Not what the code actually _will_ do, especially in corner cases). Thus, if you are already digging in to see what any section of code is doing, document what you've found: write a unit test.
And lo, yea though ye shifteth right 8 bits, counteth not thy sign as verily carried henceforth unto the int8_t.
16 bits is right out.
I created this name 12 years ago because I was young, immature, and hated Microsoft with a passion.
(typical slashdotter at the time in 1999)
I hate to be the one to break it to you, but we're already halfway done with 2013!
Bing Rewards isn't available yet in your country or region.
Funny, _all_ of Google's services are available in my country. Guess I'll stick with the lesser evit, then.
I just buy a new PC. No proprietary software at all, I had to build the thing but is a really easy thing to do, I'll worry when I can no longer do that.
You can start worrying already:
How is this bug fixed? From the initial bug report, reproduction instructions:
Steps to repeat:
1. Visit a local PC store.
2. Attempt to buy a machine without any proprietary software.
Almost always, a majority of PCs for sale have Microsoft Windows pre-installed. In the rare cases that they come with a GNU/Linux operating system or no operating system at all, the drivers and BIOS may be proprietary.
What should happen:
A majority of the PCs for sale should include only free software.
I can still reproduce the bug in its entirety. Nothing has changed since 2004.
Nothing recedes like success. -- Walter Winchell