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Comment two solutions. (Score 1, Interesting) 78

1. realize that in this foul year of our lord 2017, any media coverage of a potential exploit that releases unanticipated or unauthorized amounts of data must now be called a 'bleed.' when the worlds first automated toilet gets hacked, rest assured, thats turd-bleed.

2. quit relying on cloudflare to shave a few cents off your infrastructure and learn how to competently host and deploy your own load balanced services that are resilient to DDoS. most hosting providers offer ddos protection anyhow, and the statistical likelyhood youll need cloudflare levels of protection is limited, unless youre 4chan or wikileaks.

Comment those who ignore IRC (Score 4, Insightful) 61

are doomed to reinvent it, poorly. IRC has had end to end TLS and EECDH cryptography for quite some time. it even boasts key based authentication. This is the opinion of a Greybeard, so hold on for a rant. I dont think "chat-ops" brings anything to the table we havent had for 3 decades already. its a nice buzzword for startups to throw around when touting their agile workplaces.

Do one thing, and do it well. If im chatting with you, i dont need to see your face or hear your voice. Asterisk lets me place a call to you if its really that necessary but video conferencing is just compensating for managements insecurity. if you want to show me your code, send me a link to your gitlab or pastebin or gerrit (we have pull requests you know.) if you need to share your screen, tmux and novnc do it just fine but you should take a moment to determine why your screen has to be shared for me to understand a particular concept or issue. So in short, no. I dont see value in slack and mattermost. I dont want another goddamn client on my desktop and i dont need another website that loads 50mb of content just to make sure my manager can see my living room.

Comment reactions were mixed (Score 5, Funny) 143

japanese: 11 hours!? ill never get anything done and my wife wont let me come home after less than 16 hours you insensitive clods!!
Americans: 11 hours...so...thats an entire 11 hour shift at just one job? not 5 jobs?
French: ....
Americans: someone call an ambulance, the french guy just dropped dead after reading the title.
dead japanese man: how shameful. ive been dead for 5 months and still manage to get to work on time. stop making excuses for yourself.

Comment Re:Rose tinted glasses (Score 2) 512

French revolution, which the article surprisingly glosses over, had a number of factors, one of which was inequality. I suspect that's the case in all these examples. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

I call bs on anything that uses words like 'The only thing....'
This isn't a TV show, so simplification becomes an exercise in cherry picking to prove your point.

Comment suggestions for the course (Score 5, Funny) 392

1. College is the only means of success in modern society. trade schools and vocational professions are unsuccessful.
2. college debt is normal, and shouldnt be questioned. you will become successful after college.
3. college atheletes are students and not paid performers, despite lucrative contract deals with advertisers and meaningless classes.
4. college deans command high salaries because they work hard and get results.

Comment thank you gemalto (Score 1) 47

the sim card protected my PKI keys, which i use to access networks and confirm financial transactions, by storing them in dedicated hardware with no direct access. Now that youve decided to put these keys in software...and in a quite insecure OS i might add...i certainly see free wireless and cellular service in my future.

Comment this can only go one of two ways. (Score 3, Insightful) 174

1. Apple pays the taxes and admits no wrongdoing, quietly sweeping this incident under the rug and hoping to never have to endure it again by greasing more than just irish hands
2. Ireland admits it illegally undertaxed apple and skirted EU tax laws, thus opening up cause for additional investigation of facebook, google, and other megacorps that conveniently headquartered in Ireland because of, er, the weather.

Comment its never been your content. (Score 1) 144

arguing for your live video rights on facebook is like listening to the cattle argue for ownership over their milk. Its not going to happen.

in the future, consider recording the event, uploading it to something like owncloud or your own personal storage, and editing it accordingly. Once its ready, take the time to upload it (if you so desire) to youtube and select an appropriate license (hint: not youtube.) to share with friends. if and when approached for the footage you may then negotiate the terms of your content.

Facebook has already proven numerous times: blindly clicking the app can have rather dire consequences, and your content does not belong exclusively to you.

Comment as an american im shocked. (Score 5, Funny) 181

How will you ever formulate your trust synergies? without your CEO you cant reactively anticipate the growth strategy of your win-win situations and kaizan the goal strategy matrix. Christ forbid you go for longer than a few weeks without a CEO's absolutely critical newsletters and quarterly associate pow-wows to help strengthen and inspire. Why it gives me chills to think how much actual work your corporation accomplishes on a daily basis without a CEO. You might have "happy customers" and "completed projects" but do you have productivity metrics to suggest your lean six-sigma axis is tilting toward revenue pivots?

Comment the real reason theyre arguing it. (Score 5, Insightful) 310

consumers who repair their own phones could cause lithium batteries to catch fire.

yep, and changing the oil on my motorcycle could cause scalding hot oil to burn me, but well documented processes from the vendor generally limit this risk. Repairing the power regulator for my refrigerator could have caused a shock, however repair manuals clearly instructed me to unplug and de-energize the appliance.

the reason these bills are being fought incessantly is because modern consumer capitalism is predicated on brand consumption, not product consumption, and includes concessions to allow for the hedonic treadmill to spin freely. Sure, Apple may be forced to support older architectures that do not support the latest whizbang features but the real argument is that they would have to support the idea that the user owns the device instead of rents it until the next model comes out. being able to repair a cellphone or tablet, or even a macbook for that matter erodes the concept of the brand as an experience and slowly drags apple back to the earthly realm of hardware manufacturer and not a lifestyle. Owning a product, and not a brand in the 21st century is a slow death for any company.

Comment depends on how you set goals. (Score 4, Insightful) 229

There are a few ways. SCRUM/Kanban is an effective way to inundate your programmers with meetings and conference calls asking and tracking minute status updates for every commit or stash you can find. its perfect to ensure that changes to the codebase are governed by your personal fears and demons, not the best interests of users, because you too have to be fully invested in standing up in a conference room every morning and listening to a dozen or more different and often pedantic events transpiring in the cubes of people that know far more about them than you. Agile can be used to boost your title and sometimes salary while at the same time demeaning a team of programmers into thinking theyve signed on to some late chapter of Orwells 1984.

Or you can set goals, track them in a ticket system, and evaluate results based on what your users and teesters see and want. Call people in for meetings when there are big events, but otherwise keep your hand off the phone and use something called trust to ensure your programmers are "doing a good job" once the code is ready.

Comment Re:Censorship. (Score 1) 405

I'd argue that RT is about as bad as the others but generally uses higher register language than the far right press. A big mistake may be to read all believing the truth lies somewhere in the aggregate, when frequently they are all just not true.

And yes, I am aware of the irony of citing a news source.

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