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Comment A lot of sites use Google services (Score 1) 53

the sites they are visiting independently use Google services in some sort of hosting capacity

This is in fact the case. One possible reason for this is that Google's AdSense was the one of the first major ad networks (if not the first) to support HTTPS, beginning in September 2013. Other sites are hosted on Blogspot or Google App Engine, or they include YouTube embeds, Google "+1" buttons, jQuery from Google's CDN, Google Fonts, reCAPTCHA, or Google Analytics.

Comment Let's Encrypt is for domain owners (Score 1) 53

The one weakness of Let's Encrypt is sites on a home LAN that don't have a fully qualified domain. To pass the DNS challenge of Let's Encrypt, you first have to buy a domain. Or is every head of household who owns a router, printer, or NAS supposed to spend $15 per year on a domain?

Comment SNI (TLS virtual hosting) works in all browsers (Score 2) 53

ISPs will often charge dedicated IP and/or certificate maintenance fees

That hasn't been the case since April 2014, when extended support for Internet Explorer on Windows XP ended. Since then, all supported web browsers in wide use have supported Server Name Indication (SNI), which allows the TLS client to specify for which hostname the server should try to present a certificate. WebFaction, for instance, has offered TLS+SNI hosting at no additional charge.

"But I want to support 3-year-old unpatched IE/XP!"
I don't recommend this, because a browser that neither receives security updates nor has been formally proven secure is presumed vulnerable to man-in-the-browser attacks.

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Comment Re:I can understand (Score 1) 185

There are basically 3 kinds of CompSci programs, they can be identified by what school they are taught out of: Engineering, Math or Business (in general, in decreasing order of their quality).

CompSci people that graduated out of a business based CS programs are about as useful as MBAs.

Math based can be good if you're looking for a theoretician, but cut out the middleman and just get an applied math PhD. Go to the nearest university and shake a tree, watch out they don't hit you when they fall out.

Comment how many people have died from this lie? (Score 1) 252

How many people got in trouble by following a high fat AND high sugar diet, AKA the Western Diet, and then were told by their cardiologists that "you need to follow a low fat diet, low cholesterol and low salt" and then died of stroke and other problems because the human brain is MADE OF FAT AND CHOLESTEROL and our cells rely on salt?

Come on, this is a disaster. They were fattening people up like feed lot cattle for decades. A bowl of raisin bran cereal has the same glycemic index as a can of pepsi. (or coke, if that's your brand). But that box of raisin bran has a "heart healthy" logo doesn't it?

There needs to be lawsuits. How many of our grandparents and parents were killed by this lie?

People who go "low carb" or at least avoid blatant and hidden sugars but eat high fat foods see improvements in blood pressure, cholesterol ratios, weight, triglycerides and blood sugar levels.

Comment Re:lol (Score 1) 185

Are you still making that?

First professional jobs suck, so what? I know a kid right now who's literally _wiping old person ass_ for a first job. It can be a lot worse than coding.

Anybody who's been in the workforce, coding, for 5-10 years and only makes 60k, sucks. (exceptions might exist in deepest BFE or people slinging code for the 'Young Hot Nymphomaniacs Institute'.)

Comment Re:There's a fine line between helping and enablin (Score 1) 164

That first sentence is code for: 'For the _crazy_ homeless who split their time between parks, ERs and jails...'

Note the mention of 'retained in housing'. That's someone who's batshit, a problem with no good solutions. Give the government the ability to lock up loonies and they have historically used it to lock up dissidents.

This discussion is about families with kids though, usually much shorter term housing. A group of homeless that are actually fairly motivated (as such populations go, they do need an occasional 'boot to the head' or three).

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