406 reputation
34
bio website
location California
age
visits member for 3 years, 5 months
seen May 21 at 0:21

Hacking Unix since Version 6


Aug
17
comment How easy is it to hack JavaScript (in a browser)?
I know the OP specified "in a browser" but that cannot be relied upon as it is in some of the assumptions in the answers. Dickering over the exact semantics of a "prompt" in an environment where those semantics may be completely redefined by a compromised (or merely custom) client doesn't make sense. In fact, you cannot assume anything about what's at the other end of your TCP socket on the Internet especially when it comes to security. IMO the wrong answer got the checkmark, Joachim's is the correct response to any question about network security: it can only be done in the server.
Jun
16
comment What non-programming tools do programmers use?
I'm tempted to say one worthwhile tool that is falling into disuse is the Shift key ... the first clause of this question can be read two ways depending on whether one decides that the poster failed to capitalize "code complete" or merely has a slightly odd turn of phrase (I'm assuming he meant Code Complete). In my view, good programmers don't allow this kind of confusion to happen. Edit: on rereading I see he does mention "the book" later which answers the puzzle.
Jul
16
comment Accurate/recommended approachs to tracking play length of a video
That's a perfectly reasonable approach. If you run a HTTP sniffer while viewing videos at popular sites you'll exactly this kind of thing in action.
Jul
11
comment Basic features for a basic language? DSL suggestions?
Surely "goto" is a mandatory feature of any BASIC?