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Derek Morr
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Please make it stop. I'm by no means a C expert, and even I'm horrified by some of the ridiculous bugs they're finding in OpenSSL.
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Yup. Did you see the one where they sometimes use the private key to see the PRNG? WTF?!
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God forbid companies should have to let their customers know their funding armed conflicts in other countries.  Think of the shareholders!

If the companies have nothing to hide, they have nothing to fear.  It's not a privacy issue like it is with individuals.
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An interesting proposal - using password resets and one-time tokens to login. Not sure I'm onboard with this particular approach to solving the password problem, but I agree that passwords need to go.

As I've been resetting passwords all week, I'm just amazed that the state of the industry is so terrible. Many sites still send passwords in the clear (in 2014!), many have horrible UI that make it far too difficult to find the password reset screen, some don't let you reset passwords or delete your account, some require you to email a human to do that, many have silly length and character set limits (which suggests they're not following best practices for handling passwords in the first place), and several have cutesy web UIs that interact poorly with password managers.

Stop the insanity. This doesn't scale.
And they make Heartbleed a thousand times worse
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Dying here.
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Haha. That's great.
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Between Kerberos tickets, SAML assertions, and OAuth tokens, I'm stunned we're still sending around passwords so much in 2014. Heartbleed should have been a lot less bad than it was.
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Scala 2.11.0 jars have hit Maven Central, but there hasn't been a formal release announcement yet. Also, TypeSafe did a nice webinar yesterday about 2.11.
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This is a recording of that webinar.
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Tough questions. No good answers. But we desperately need them. Software quality is too important now to be left to fly by night cowboy coders and underfunded projects.
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Utterly amazed at how many sites still send passwords in the clear. In 2014. smh
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In light of Heartbleed, and the desperate need for a memory (and type) safe systems language, I've been reading up on Rust and Go this week. Rust looks really interesting. Lots of neat functional aspects to it (it almost reminds me of Scala).
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    Sr. Systems Programmer, 2002 - present
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Gay, atheist, geek, vegan. Proud liberal. Android enthusiast. Lover of fine beers. Programmer/IT wranger. Constantly nagging folks to support IPv6.

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  • Pennsylvania State University
    Psychology (cognitive), 1997 - 2002
  • Linguistics (minor), 1997 - 2002
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Great trails and rocks to climb. Stopped here with my dog, and he loved it.
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Very limit vegetarian selections. Service is quick, though. Overall, there are better restaurants in the area.
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Decent vegetarian & vegan options. Nice in the summer when the students are out of town. Very good beer selection.
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It's reasonably good and quick for lunch takeout. They have a buffet with several Americanized dishes, and always have a few vegetarian selections.
Food: GoodDecor: Poor to fairService: Very good
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