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Comment A couple questions (Score 1) 66

What's the existing license? Is this a migration from copyleft to a more permissive license, or is this a migration from an unusual license (some kind of openbsd license?) to something more standard?

Also:

Oracle is proud to extend its collaboration with the OpenSSL Foundation by relicensing its contributions of elliptic curve cryptography

What company that Oracle has bought originally contributed this?

Comment Re:MapReduce is great (Score 1) 130

I'd say its really this.

You have a business problem which is completely unrealistic to solve via. vertical scaling on SQL Things in the range of 50-200k CPU hours Hadoop is good for. SQL solutions are pretty dreadful at 1000 CPU hours type workloads. BTW petabytes and exabytes. SQL is pretty good for terabytes.

Comment Re: The climevangelists are busy today (Score 2) 255

Bullshit. Modern diseases are not caused by foods that have been eaten for hundreds of thousands of years. They've been caused by modern processed crap such as sugar, white flour and industrial vegetable oils.

A lot of them have been caused by the fact that without modern medicine, we wouldn't survive long enough to experience them.

Comment Re:People don't care because ipv4 works for them (Score 0) 54

The internet won't be ipv6 only it will be ipv6 primarily. I think it would be very very fast. Consider the basic home user getting a /60, that is 16 home subnets each larger than today's internet to allocate addresses from. Devices themselves can default to an address (their subnet + mac), random or the home user (including things like the home router) can provision them out manually.

devices with an Ipv4 dynamic address using NAT would still exist but the permanent address comes almost immediately after the ISP makes ipv6 available to the home.

Chrome

Google Reducing Trust In Symantec Certificates Following Numerous Slip-Ups (bleepingcomputer.com) 77

An anonymous Slashdot reader writes from a report via BleepingComputer: Google Chrome engineers announced plans to gradually remove trust in old Symantec SSL certificates and intent to reduce the accepted validity period of newly issued Symantec certificates, following repeated slip-ups on the part of Symantec. Google's decision comes after the conclusion of an investigation that started on January 19, which unearthed several problems with Symantec's certificate issuance process, such as 30,000 misused certificates. In September 2015, Google also discovered that Symantec issued SSL certificates for Google.com without authorization. Symantec blamed the incident on three rogue employees, whom it later fired. This move from Google will force all owners of older Symantec certificates to request a new one. Google hopes that by that point, Symantec would have revamped its infrastructure and will be following the rules agreed upon by all the other CAs and browser makers.

Comment Re:I guess /. still approves this crap (Score 1) 270

If every bank involved agrees the invalid signature is valid, what happens to the money?

Stealing a coin here or there from a wallet that hasn't been touched in a while would be more "practical", and for all we know, is being done now.

Anyone can audit the blockchain, not just miners.

It'd be possible to find every bitcoin not traded in the past 3 years, assert it "lost" then the attacker fraudulently claim them with the attack given, and it's possible he could liquidate after the theft without anyone noticing until he's cashed out.

It's not just miners checking the transactions.

Comment Re:I guess /. still approves this crap (Score 1) 270

I do understand Bitcoin, and what you are describing is impossible. Bitcoins cannot be transferred from one account to another unless you have the private keys to the account that currently holds them. It's like a signed check - it can't be transferred to another account without a valid signature.

Comment Re:WOW! (Score 4, Informative) 88

If you actually watch the video, you will see the machine adds fibreglass rebar already automatically. Also you will see that the exterior walls are printed hollow so you can spray foam inside them afterwards (basically the same concept as ICF except it is 3D printed).

Yes, the framing, siding, and roofing is not the only part of building a house. Obviously you still have interior work to do after the fact. However, it is a very significant portion, and this machine can do all of them in 24 hours (have a bigger house? Use 2 or 3 machines to keep it at 24 hours...). When was the last time you saw a house framed, roofed, and sided in 24 hours? You can't even assemble a factory-built home on site that fast... I know cause I have one.

Comment Re:Who's Responsibility? (Score 1) 246

Sure. If the USA decides a particular corporate activity is in the national interest then the CIA can freely back it. We had a lot more crony capitalism 1930s-1970s and it showed across all areas of government, including the first 3 decades of the CIA. My point is that this is not a blanket guarantee. They can also act against corporate interests freely when they deem it appropriate.

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