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I've read people saying it's the same thing that happened to Lavabit[^]; they received a National Security Letter forcing them to give up their encryption keys to the government. I don't know what's true, we'll probably unlikely to find out either way. I don't see how a hack would force them to shut down indefinitely, so I'm inclined to go down the NSL route instead.
Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it. --- George Santayana (December 16, 1863 – September 26, 1952)
Those who fail to clear history are doomed to explain it. --- OriginalGriff (February 24, 1959 – ∞)
Damnit man, when Microsoft says it ain't supported, that means any application that runs on it has security flaws!
I say stop using the silly Microsoft DLLs and use raw ASM.
It worked for Roller Coaster Tycoon 1 (altho they did have to set up video interface via DirectX).
The fact that they've never supported w8 tends to give credence to having lost interest in the project and the announcement being their way of shutting down by nuking their bridges...
The results[^] from the first part of the crowd funded code audit[^] started last summer suggest that the code base is in fairly lousy shape:
Update the Windows build environment.
The current required Windows build environment depends on outdated build tools and software packages that are hard to get from trustworthy sources. For example, following the reproducible build instructions at https://madiba.encs.concordia.ca/~x_decarn/truecrypt-binaries-analysis/ requires access to VC++ 1.52 (released in 1993), in addition to various Windows ports of GNU tools downloadable from wherever they can be found. Using antiquated and unsupported build tools introduces multiple risks including: unsigned tools that could be maliciously modified, unknown or un-patched security vulnerabilities in the tools themselves, and weaker or missing implementations of modern protection mechanisms such as DEP and ASLR.
Improve code quality.
Due to lax quality standards, TrueCrypt source is difficult to review and maintain. This will make future bugs harder to find and correct. It also makes the learning curve steeper for those who wish to join the TrueCrypt project.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, waging all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
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Them: So what do you do for a living?
Me: I'm a programmer.
Me: I'm in IT. I work with computers.
Them: Oh good. Can you take a look at my computer. It's become slow and sometimes it won't start.
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Well, I don't want, but I have to (just to be nice). I don't know what I have but I keep on attracting nosy people. They always ask anything about me and try to pretend that they understand the nature of my job, although they didn't.
When I was in college, when they knew I was taking Computer Science, they keep saying I'm going to be a call center agent after.
Once, I applied on a television network and they ask me if I'm going to be a newscaster.
Then I applied on a bank, and they ask me if I'm going to be a teller.
Don't mind those people who say you're not HOT. At least you know you're COOL.
I'm not afraid of falling, I'm afraid of the sudden stop at the end of the fall! - Richard Andrew x64
holy crap on a cracker - these threads have taken a turn for the ball-less.
I'm an EE that writes sw. Period. I do it because I love electronics and have a deathly fear of anything at and over 120V.
Do you people even understand the difference between civil engineers and electrical engineers? The civils build targets.....
Seriously, the worse thing I ever saw was in the .com boom where anyone who could hack html - and I mean old school - meant the could "do software". Yeah, I said, have fun. Call me when you are serious.....
<italic>Stuck in a dysfunctional matrix from which I must escape...
"Where liberty dwells, there is my country." B. Franklin, 1783
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” BF, 1759
I've been nearly electrocuted at 230V, hasn't stopped me from working on electrical / electronic projects yet. What I can't understand is how people can work on things running at hundreds of kilovolts.
I talk with computer in .... language. Before 15 years ago I used binary language, but now a days, the computers get more smarter and some of them can understand C# language also. I basically command to computer to do something.
Go to Canada. In Canada you can't call yourself an engineer - software or otherwise - unless you join a legal closed shop.
Most of the professionals I've met have been idle or thieving, but hey, once you get on with the rules you're untouchable.
So, while I'm in the UK, I'm an ENGINEER, an ENGINEER by God, not by the grace of a little beadle sticking pins in dolls of free men and dreaming of jackbooted propriety and order.
I'm not going ot get into a nationalist pi$$ing contest. We have chartered engineers too, but membership is strictly voluntary. If an employer wants to call some kid out of school an engineer, they can.
Them: So what do you do?
Me: I'm software engineer.
Them: And what do you do?
Me: I'm programmer, I'm creating software.
Them (confused): Really..?
Me (admittedly): I'm a computer nerd.
Them: Oh, I see.