Sure, coding this up should be pretty quick, since I just need to plug A into B using X.
Me: Wait, where is X?
Microsoft: X has been deprecated in 64-bit.
Me: Wait, why? W, Y, and Z all work, why not X?
Microsoft: Nobody uses it.
Me: It's listed as a feature in your docs! It's the recommended method! If people are doing W, Y and Z, they are definitely doing X!
Microsoft: Whoops, wait a sec... There now they say NOT to use X as it's deprecated.
Me: Fine I'll write a 32-bit shim
Me: Holy cow I need to write a friggin' service and pipe crap to it just to get X to work?
Microsoft: Or write your own implementation
Me: The whole point of X is it's a pain in the neck to implement properly and I'd rather be spending time on user-facing stuff, rather than become an expert on X, which I'll only be using for this one particular feature. Fine I'm re-implementing, my original estimate has now increased 10x.
Six Months Later:
Microsoft: Good news, X has now been implemented in 64-bit! Download it here...
If it works 1000 times, it sounds like three times my salary.
I'm sorry, maybe work on your LinkedIn profile...
However, what makes you think it will "work" 1000 times? It's a lame DDoS attack aimed at some very large companies. Did you read the article?
Following ridicule from fellow hackers, who made fun of the group for failing to understand how a DDoS extortion works, the group closed their Twitter account earlier today.
The attention they got wasn't the one they expected, as their hosting provider took down their website, located at xmr-squad.biz.
Cute, we've seen how this worked when the TSA showed up, groping all passengers in their crotch
Mostly little boys.
sounds like the mob pay up if you don't want something bad to happen.
At $275 a crack? Sounds like Skript Kiddies.
If software development was "chaotic", then it would be overestimated as often as underestimated. But that isn't true. Overruns are way more common.
Here's a way to get better estimates: Instead of asking Bob "How long will it take for you to complete this?", ask Fred "How long will it take Bob to complete this?". By asking a 3rd party, you take away the hubris factor.
one recent study titled "Products as pals" finds that exposure to or interaction with anthropomorphic products -- which have characteristics of being alive -- partially satisfy our social needs, which means the human-like robots of tomorrow could kill our dwindling urge to be around other humans.
We all might be alone but we won't be lonely.
What you should be doing is actually selling a DDoS protection service and then have an IoT botnet that attacks targets that don't use your service! Do these idiots know nothing of capitalism?
I've already replaced most the people I know with very small shell scripts which I then deleted!
However, the bond between me and my mailman is something that can never be broken.
The public needs to decide just how much privacy they're willing to sacrifice in the name of security, and get their legislative representatives to give that decision the force of law... or the cops will take all their privacy without even blinking.
I believe the UK has already lost this battle.
"If the code and the comments disagree, then both are probably wrong." -- Norm Schryer