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Comment this sux waiting for it (Score 1) 87

Seriously, living in a place like highlands ranch, which is loaded with well-to-do techies, and having other communities around here, it sux waiting for Google to get here.
Come on Google, work with netflix, amazon, etc and spread out faster. All it takes is a bit of money from all of you to really his this hard.

Comment Re: Really, this happens in America? How?? (Score 1) 179

Proposition 13 froze the property tax rates of all homeowners in the 70s, and leaves them uncorrected for inflation. It basically creates a landed gentry, where you move in and pay the property taxes of your neighbors. I was angry about it and refused to buy a house in California, which turned out to be a good decision. I used to have a "repeal Prop 13" bumper sticker for a while, but when I would leave the car parked, people kept keying the car all round the front and back and ripping or tearing off the sticker.

Comment Re:Thanks for the great answers (Score 1) 157

Something tells me you have no idea what kinds of things perl is vulnerable to.

I think you might be missing the context of Larry Wall's remarks, and the attack vector that is being described. We are not talking about ways that a programming language can help protect the system that the program is running on from a malicious program, or from a carelessly written program. We are talking about ways that a programming language can protect its own virtual machine from having its own invariants broken.

Java bytecode cannot crash a Java virtual machine no matter how hard the programmer tries. In all of the years of security holes in Java, not one of those holes was in the VM or classloader itself; they were all bugs in the standard library, and the security manager was one particular weak point. These bugs allowed remote attackers to get whatever privileges the VM has, but they still couldn't crash the VM using only Java code.

By contrast, Perl code can crash a Perl virtual machine, however, it is so hard to do on purpose that Larry Wall's advice to "don't do that" really is a good way to guard against it. The Perl virtual machine protects itself from badly-written code, but not maliciously-written code because if (as Raymond Chen would put it) you're already on the other side of the airtight hatchway, there are easier ways to do it.

Comment Re: Good! (Score 1) 606

You may have missed this, but I was actually defending millennials. I'm one of those rare gen xers who, due to circumstances (child with a disability, which has a bunch of consequential problems such as being a single-income family and being unable to relocate for work) missed out on all the alleged wealth.

Comment Re:Cash Grab (Score 1) 123

So, you think that 'the man' sticking it to consumers is right?
Do you believe that if a rich man murders a poor man, that the rich man should go free?

By having VW pay what the car was worth PRIOR to the report, will not bankrupt VW.
And if the car is paid out at full value towards a VW/Audi/Porsche EV, than it helps VW turn the penalty around and sell cars instead of giving money.
Mine is a win-win, where as, your suggestion is that a rich one should get a free ride on society..

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