* Posts by shodanbo

7 posts • joined 21 Apr 2017

Four million outdated Log4j downloads were served from Apache Maven Central alone despite vuln publicity blitz

shodanbo

Yea these downloads are probably automated so I'm sure all the tremendously witty comments provided here will make an actual difference.

Yelp finally gets its chance to tell US Congress how Google screws its listings service every minute of every day

shodanbo

Pot calling the kettle black

How about how Yelp "helpfully" creates listings for businesses without being asked and then pumps up their SEO to get those listings to come up before the business' own web site for organic searches. Bonus points for then putting competitor ads into those un-requested business listings that can be removed if you only agree to give Yelp some of your hard earned cash?

"Nice business website you have there ... would be a shame if somebody with SEO experts out the wazzo came and prevented your customers from seeing it!"

Introducing 'freedom gas' – a bit like the 2003 deep-fried potato variety, only even worse for you

shodanbo

An empty house is better than a bad tenant!

Last time I was in London I admittedly spread some "Freedom Gas" around. The Buffalo Vindaloo was excellent though! [BURP]

Sorry London :-)

Just a little heads up: Google is still trying to convince everyone that web apps don't suck

shodanbo

Re: Web app? No thanks.

A web app is code (js/html/css) loaded from an internet endpoint.

A native app is code loaded from disk.

After that, both can make the same mistake and assume that a network is available when its not.

The advantage to a native app is the app can load even without a network. A web app *could* load without a network if it had loaded at least once with a network, but that's really up to the browser and the developers of the code.

Uber red-faced from Waymo legal row judge's repeated slapping

shodanbo

Seriously. Who is surprised by this,

1) Through hard work, perseverance and luck, I will succeed

or

2) Fuck em all, I need an edge, steal, lie, cheat .... odds favor this path.

Said another way ...

"You cannot guarantee success, but you can deserve it when it happens" ....

Or

"Screw that, I want to guarantee success, who cares if I deserve it?"

Intel, Samsung join Apple, FTC firing squad against rival Qualcomm

shodanbo

Billion dollar companies point fingers are each other ...

All public sees?

WAAAAAAAAH, We are all super rich, and [Insert Company name here] is keeping us from getting richer!

(And of course, its more complicated than this, but .... SOUNDBITES PEOPLE ... that's how things get done now)

Doctor Who-inspired proxy transmogrifies politically sensitive web to avoid gov censorship

shodanbo

Possible security issue?

Or, could it be used to redirect code pulls, and therefore bypass cross domain protections that keep insecure or unwanted code from executing?

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