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Like everything if you RTFM it works as described. If you are coding PHP you would know this behaviour.
I disagree that most or even many PHP programmers know this issue. A few months ago I demo'ed an exploit in code that a coworker wrote which had the same flaw, this time in comparing MD5 hashes. He had been using PHP for all of his professional career and had no idea how PHP compares strings with leading digits.
Of course, I only knew about the issue because of a similar bug that I wrote, sometime a bit over a decade ago. At that time I had been using PHP for over five years.
So the maxim "know your tools" still stands, but string comparison in PHP _is_ broken in subtle, dangerous ways that most devs will never (knowingly) encounter. I've never seen code that _relies_ on this behaviour, I would love to see it fixed in a major version release. Too bad PHP 7 still carries this flaw.
the "designer" mindset has gifted us with extreme low contrast backdrops and fonts - STOP THAT
About that, discussion on Stack Exchange: What is the reason for small, lightly coloured text?
LOL - no worries. Given the 'no reading the TFA' I did think it was funny.
Side-note: One personal metric for how mature a web site is is whether or not the username "MikeTheGreat" is taken. I was MikeTheGreat on BitBucket but had to fall back to MikeTheTall on GitHub
I know that it's a tradition here on
Using a pass code is protected by the Fifth Amendment, using a fingerprint is not.
Why not use the 'sticker' part of the glove _instead_ of one of your actual fingers? Then you could visibly try every finger and plausibly deny that the phone is yours.
Next time I'm going to be more clear about what I'm trying to convey.
I wasn't criticizing the summary, I was amused by it, and then reflected that most non-US visitor probably feel like this all the time.
Clearly I need to use more smiley faces next time.
The article is fine, and it's actually nice to see something that's written some a more diverse (at least, non-US) perspective. It really struck me, and caused me to think about how all y'all non-US people must see all the (other) politics articles here on
...when there's a Slashdot article about the U.S.
This political story is nice and all, but none of these names even ring a bell, let alone mean anything
Note that this is audience-specific--if you're writing for
Agreed - that's exactly what I'm pushing. Here on
Personally, I find this to be a good way to figure out what I ought to know - if something comes up and I don't know what it is I might ignore it the first time. And the second time. By the third time it's clear that I need to know more about it because clearly it's important.
Also - I love your technology examples
If you have to ask, you should first look it up, then ask an informed question
One of the reasons why I come here is to be exposed to tech that I haven't seen before. See something that you're not familiar with? Look it up!
Especially for this topic - "Xamarin", just by itself, is an extremely unique search term thus enabling you to self-educate with almost no effort. And today the whole Xamarin+VS is at the top of any search results for either.
Slashdot is "news for nerds", not "news for people who kinda like plunking around on their computers in between their online first-person shooter games but don't really want to have to, y'know, think about this stuff"
Can I (genuinely) ask why people want Unicode?
It seems like all the articles that are linked to are in English (or a European language with the same alphabet + accent marks) so I don't quite follow why people want read article text and post comments in Unicode.
It's really, really nice to make Slashdot part of my 'daily rounds' of websites again. Thank you so very much for everything you've done!
Thank you for doing this! I didn't realize how much I loved and missed this site until I finally, finally admitted to myself that it's just not the same place anymore. This first step has me more hopeful for
Never call a man a fool. Borrow from him.