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Comment And it'll be a shitshow because of course it is (Score 4, Funny) 196

Sneak preview of the API:

crypto_really_encode(plaintext, algorithm); // Simplest
crypto_really_encode(plaintext, mode, algorithm); // Next arg goes in the middle
crypto_really_encode(block_size, plaintext, algorithm, mode); // Switch it up yo lol

...where AES will somehow be a valid value for both mode and algorithm (which will silently override to "NULL" if plaintext starts with a zero or the letter "p").

Comment Do NOT delete your account! It's a security risk! (Score 4, Informative) 100

Yahoo re-issues email addresses after they've been deleted. Are you absolutely 100% certain you haven't used that account as the password reset address for anything else? If so, go ahead (so long as you don't mind someone else having your username). If there's any chance at all that your old Yahoo address's new owner could reset your Facebook password, for instance, then purge your Yahoo account instead.

Yes, everything to do with Yahoo is a travesty. Why do you ask?

Comment Re:MVS core dumps (Score 1) 612

When I was doing IBM mainframe systems programming in that era (we were the first shop in Houston to go to MVS/XA, to exploit our shiny new 3084, and we did that conversion in six weeks), I walked in through the machine room on my way to my office one morning. Got stopped by an operator who thanked me for having a solution to a problem he'd called me with overnight. I didn't even remember the call...

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