It was more to show that there was a wide respect for Dan.
Celebrated information security researcher Dan Kaminsky, known not just for his technical ability but also for his compassion and support for those in his industry, has died. He was 42. Though Kaminsky rose to fame in 2008 for identifying a critical design weakness in the internet's infrastructure – and worked in secret with …
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To simply say, "not only would that have been morally wrong, he didn't want his mom to have to visit him in prison" simply shows that his view of life was so much better than the majority of people - it's always been rare that people apply both factors. And his work seems to have been mostly showing people how their systems could fail - that's means that he was comfortable with the pressure they would have applied because he believed that he was doing good.
It is traditional to raise an offering, so a toast to you Dan.
Gone way way too soon, a true netizien, not doing things because of the dollars, but because its the right thing to do!
To have avoided the chaos that would have been wrought had the DNS issue became exploited this man certainly deserves addition to the Internet Hall of Fame on its own. Add to that his often selfless contributions, where does one sign the petition!!
Dan's insights will be missed and I pray more live up to his ethos, they have big shoes to fill.
Also the creator of the DanKam app, which enhanced certain colors for the colorblind. He created it after a Star Trek movie viewing with a friend who hadn't realized that one of the characters had green skin.
And on a sadder note, his family had to release a statement that he had died of complications from diabetes, to combat a particular anti-vax creep who had claimed that he had died of complications from the vaccine.
Diabetic ketoacidosis is such an avoidable tragedy. As a parent with a Type 1 Diabetic child, I've developed a pretty good understanding of the disease and getting so far gone with ketoacidosis is heart breaking. Modern medicine really does know how to handle that condition so it makes me sad to think that they didn't manage to catch it in time.
Regardless of Dan's significant place in the world, anyone succumbing to such a condition really does suck.