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* Posts by Maksim

9 posts • joined 4 Dec 2007

Unsafe at any speed: Memcpy() banished in Redmond

Maksim
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This is insane

What's up with this trend of 'making life easier and safer'? If somebody wants to use safe alternatives - fine. But why do we need to _force_ people out of fast low-level stuff?

It's like 'yeah, you know, 99% of the programmers are idiots, really, who can't be trusted with dangerous stuff'. Only in ten years time there won't be anybody who can program your framoworks, libraries and OSes at all with that approach. Things are bad enough as it is, nine out of ten candidates whom I interview already do not know how computer works.

Arrrgh!

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Whitehats tackle The Great Botnet Dilemma

Maksim
Stop

@wibbilus maximus & others with idea of changing address to 127.0.0.1

Don't be so quick in assumption that it wouldn't hurt anything. There's plenty of things that can go wrong with that, simplest being the bot client doing something unexpected when not receiving any ACKs for some period of time. And all kinds of possible resource problems - potential memory/handle leaks due to excessive retries, overflows and whatnot

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Why is Ruby on Rails so darn slow?

Maksim
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How the f#$%...

...somebody can use language which isn't understood even by its developers (and with a stupid name to boot - Ruby on Rails is in the same line of names as Zero Cool and Acid Rain, i.e. teenage hacker nicks)

Why would anybody ever use a scripting language for anything besides text batch processing and starting up things is beyond me...

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Reality crashes Google hippie code fest

Maksim

@ b4k4

Living in Soviet Union was, actually, rather good, contrary to the propaganda

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Plastic bag campaign falls apart at the seams

Maksim
Unhappy

@ People who suggest charging for the bags

Let's also pay for shop's rent and electricity bill. After all, we can all be eco-friendly and only shop in the daytime out of the back of the store truck, right? Next time you're in the shop, leave a tip for the cashier as well, it's not like she's being being paid out of store' profit margin.

Do all of you really believe that the customers in the stores aren't already charged for the bags?

Can't believe my eyes when I see people writing crap like that

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Wikipedia black helicopters circle Utah's Traverse Mountain

Maksim
Paris Hilton

@AC (all to much...)

When I read 'said slowly whilst menacingly stroking my pussy', first thing that sprung to my mind was an image of naked SlimVirgin, one-handedly typing a reply from a wp fortress... but you meant Dr.Evil, right? right?

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Opera hits Microsoft with EC complaint

Maksim
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To all the people who use M$ in their posts

...you are just sooo 1337

f$#%ing disgusting, those forever stuck in their teens shouldn't be allowed on the internet. only couple of years ago the most what they could get was a soapbox in the park, now they are all over...

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Tracking down the Ron Paul spam botnet

Maksim

@Brett Brennan

Being from Minsk, I'd say that working on an 'outsourcing farm' is kinda prestigious, in a way that it's a lot better job that the most jobs out there. And btw Minsk hosts two biggest european software houses.

But I can easily see how people could write something like reactor for the coolness of it, as opposed to doing boring stuff outsorced from elsewhere. And there's extra pay, of course

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Secret mailing list rocks Wikipedia

Maksim

Wtf is 'sockpuppeting'?

Wtf is 'sockpuppeting'? Everybody else seem to know :(

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