Re: What a surprise
Remember how well they treated the researchers that found vulns in some of their systems.
147 posts • joined 21 Nov 2014
"I wonder what name we should give to developers who share their code (due to infrastructure requirements) but do not necessarily give any shites about it and just want money?"
"Open source developers"
Free software programmers respect the 4 freedoms. Open source programmers don't always respect the 4 freedoms.
The freedoms are:
(0) to run the program,
(1) to study and change the program in source code form,
(2) to redistribute exact copies, and
(3) to distribute modified versions.
Open source doesn't always guarantee the freedom to distribute exact copies or modified versions, or even the right to modify the software for private use.
"So now you only have to worry about the EFI, ME, AMT, and probably something else running on the as yet undiscovered ring -50 because CPUs these days are like Inception."
If you're concerned about that you could run Coreboot. coreboot.org
"coreboot is an extended firmware platform that delivers a lightning fast and secure boot experience on modern computers and embedded systems. As an Open Source project it provides audit ability and maximum control over technology."
"I received a lot of feedback. But Valve didn’t say a single word, HackerOne sent a huge letter and, mostly, kept silence," Kravets wrote. "Eventually things escalated with Valve and I got banned by them on HackerOne – I can no longer participate in their vulnerability rejection program (the rest of H1 is still available though)."
He's not banned from H1, just the Valve bounty programme.
A good documentary about money is "Money as Debt"
From the Wikipedia article:
"The film was conceived by Paul Grignon in 2002 as an introduction to a 5-hour video commission for United Financial Consumers. He prefaced his video lecture with a re-telling of The Goldsmith's Tale in animation form titled Money as Debt. The Goldsmith's Tale is noted in the film as being "a brief and broadly allegorical history of banking" and should not be viewed as a complete or entirely accurate account of the history of banking. Expanded over a six-month period in 2006, it was Grignon's first full length animation project"
It's defiantly worth watching.
I hope I get one of these, I'd like to see how long I could keep it going on:-) I had a tech support scammer call me an arsehole for wasting his time, and another one at the same number tell me to go fuck myself:-)
I was only able to keep them on the line for about 4 minutes each:-( if I hadn't been tired I could have stayed on longer.
Not in BC (I think the rest of Canada has a similar act)the Apology act allows one to apologize without admitting guilt.
1 In this Act:
"apology" means an expression of sympathy or regret, a statement that one is sorry or any other words or actions indicating contrition or commiseration, whether or not the words or actions admit or imply an admission of fault in connection with the matter to which the words or actions relate;
"court" includes a tribunal, an arbitrator and any other person who is acting in a judicial or quasi-judicial capacity.
Effect of apology on liability
2 (1) An apology made by or on behalf of a person in connection with any matter
(a) does not constitute an express or implied admission of fault or liability by the person in connection with that matter,
(b) does not constitute an acknowledgement of liability in relation to that matter for the purposes of section 24 of the Limitation Act,
(c) does not, despite any wording to the contrary in any contract of insurance and despite any other enactment, void, impair or otherwise affect any insurance coverage that is available, or that would, but for the apology, be available, to the person in connection with that matter, and
(d) must not be taken into account in any determination of fault or liability in connection with that matter.
(2) Despite any other enactment, evidence of an apology made by or on behalf of a person in connection with any matter is not admissible in any court as evidence of the fault or liability of the person in connection with that matter"
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