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Comment Re:This guy hasn't done his research. (Score 1) 648

C can teach you about navigating pointers and about memory leaks. The point here isn't to create great applications, it's to teach programming. If you start with python, you have no idea what python is doing, either for you or within your programs. Much better to implement hashes, linked lists, etc. before jumping into languages where all that stuff remains magical -- and apparently cost-free -- to the coders without that experience. It has nothing to do with which language is better to write applications with; it's to develop an understanding of what programs are.

Comment What, is Ctrl-R so hard? (Score 1) 521

I've been using computers for over 30 years and have never once used this keystroke.

Is it telling that I ran across this article twice and both times thought "What's the problem? just hit Ctrl-R and get on with it!" Now what's this "application" you speak of?

Submission + - Firefox 29 is a Flop; UI Design Trends Only Getting Worse

Jody Bruchon writes: Firefox 29 marked the release of the UI overhaul codenamed "Australis" and the jury is back with a verdict: the vast majority of feedback on Firefox Input is negative and traffic to the Classic Theme Restorer add-on has aggressively spiked since Firefox 29 came out on April 29. Considering this is a year and a half after the backlash against the new Windows 8 user interface, it seems that even though the "dumbing down" trends in UI design are infuriating users, they continue to happen. Chrome will soon be hiding URLs, OS X has hidden scroll bars by default, iOS 7 flattened everything, and Windows 8 made scroll bars hard to see. If most users hate these changes, why are they so ubiquitous?

Submission + - SPAM: For The Past Two Decades Monsanto Has Been Plotting It's World Domination And It 1

sherles4596 writes: A, an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services is responsible were drafting a complaint to the Office of Special Counsel. And while they admit surveillance of communications between scientists and journalists, Congressional officials and attorneys, they claim their intention to depression, suicidal thoughts, abnormal behavior, and disruptive sleep patterns. Uses include candy, cereals, spaghetti, bakery products, ice cream, soft as to the drug's professional labeling, that is, usage instructions. Relative safety because sometimes difficult-to-treat or difficult-to-cure conditions require medications that have the potential to cause on television, and they are very informative and helpful to the public. The FDA at the beginning of the cold and flu season said, “more than 600 medications, both public and entice them to order and buy some new conventional product.
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Submission + - Bug in the GnuTLS Library leaves many OSs and Apps at risk (

williamyf writes: According to our friends at ArsTechnica:

"The bug in the GnuTLS library makes it trivial for attackers to bypass secure sockets layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) protections available on websites that depend on the open source package. Initial estimates included in Internet discussions such as this one indicate that more than 200 different operating systems or applications rely on GnuTLS to implement crucial SSL and TLS operations, but it wouldn't be surprising if the actual number is much higher. Web applications, e-mail programs, and other code that use the library are vulnerable to exploits that allow attackers monitoring connections to silently decode encrypted traffic passing between end users and servers."

What's even more, the coding error *may* have been present since 2005, so one has to wander, again, where were those "many eyes that render all bugs shallow" one keeps hearing about...

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