Are you whiny, entitled people serious? Its work for fuck's sake. You have no right to free internet, or freedom of expression thereon, at work.
Already saw this on nambla news.
Wow, do you really think access to slightly flawed health care is worse than *none* at all? That's simply amazing.
Oh, yes, "they" should. Because infrastructure doesn't help with any of the problems you listed, and there is no middle class in Africa (definitely not a rapidly growing one). Furthermore, there is no variation at all in a continent of over 50 countries and a billion people - every last person in Africa is constantly ducking snipers whilst starving in the middle of the desert and coughing up blood on account of ebolavirus AT THE SAME TIME.
She was so mad about her phone being wiretapped. And yet, she was playing along with the American surveillance machine the whole time. Serves her right.
Off-topic, but I've always wondered - why on earth do people still use WinZIP when every major GUI has had transparent Zip support for years and years?
I'll give you ubiquitous and portable, but C is not remotely a "perfectly safe" language. That's a ridiculous claim.
It's not remotely about petty OS wars. Complexity is bad for security, mmkay? If you want a newer version of openssl for OS/2, netware, or pre OSX MacOS, I'd really like to know what exactly you are doing. Dropping those platforms is the right thing.
Fair enough, but this reads like (among other things) a bunch of prejudiced bullhonky, and I sure as hell would not associate my website with it.
Good lord. Clearly this man has a healthy respect for the law, freedom of the press, international institutions, and our friends in Central America, whom he treats as equals even though "half of them can't read". And the crowd at slashdot is too busy jerking off to his pseudo-libertarian entitlementist thoughtporn to care.
don't use firefox. don't use any browser at all. if you need a browser, you need windows 7. sorry to burst your bubble, but anything else is going to be dangerous. you should be getting rid of any potential vector for badness (any software, particularly software that is known to touch the internet) altogether.
Insigntful? Wow. And when I asked that question about RMS I got kicked to the curb. de Raadt really isn't that bad. Maybe he used to be, I dunno, I wasn't here then.
I can do this in lots of languages, including perl, but also many others.
Step 1: Implement in long-hand perl.
Step 2: $source =~ s/\n/
Step 1 is left as an exercise to the reader =)
techies are abrasive. i am abrasive. you are abrasive. but it just doesn't work for the head of the FSF to be abrasive to the point of rudeness. will you please step aside and let someone who isn't afraid to play nice take the helm, or at least handle the PR-type functions of your position? a LOT more good could be done this way.
How many QA engineers does it take to screw in a lightbulb? 3: 1 to screw it in and 2 to say "I told you so" when it doesn't work.