* Posts by Howard Chu

4 publicly visible posts • joined 30 Aug 2007

GNU security library GnuTLS fails on cert checks: Patch now

Howard Chu

Re: GnuTLS considered harmful ..

Read ITS#5361 too: http://www.openldap.org/its/index.cgi/Incoming?id=5361

Niko's rebuttal to my email http://nmav.gnutls.org/2011/05/is-really-gnutls-considered-harmful.html

My followup: https://plus.google.com/112912252727709520367/posts/RGBXrLTh7oG

None of this is a surprise.

Pirate Bay sinks under electric storm

Howard Chu

punishment and deterrent?

Punishment makes sense when there's an actual *theft* - an act that deprives a property owner of the use of that property. Electronic copying never deprives anyone of anything. At worst, they should simply be collecting the same fee they would have collected through an ordinary retail purchase, because that is the total extent of damage they could possibly have experienced.

Anything beyond that is Piracy, yes, but it's piracy committed by the RIAA and MPAA against ordinary citizens.

Windows Server 2008 to come in 8 flavors

Howard Chu

Good luck to those enterprises

Anyone running ActiveDirectory to manage their users is only getting 1/5th to 1/200th the performance their hardware is capable of...


Boy racer cuffed for 140mph YouTube jaunt

Howard Chu

Only in the US

re: Henry Wertz, TimePilot84 - same thing happened to me when I was 17. Drove through a yellow light, got pulled over for running a red. I knew that intersection, and looked up the state laws. (In Michigan, a traffic light is yellow for 1 second per 10mph speed limit.) Had the officer's testimony of his estimate of my car's distance from the intersection when the light turned yellow, had his estimate of my car's speed. (He did not ever imply I was driving an unsafe speed or anywhere over the limit.) I had photos of the intersection. I used a whiteboard in the courtroom and ran the numbers to show that by the time the light had changed from yellow to red, my car was at least 100 feet beyond the intersection. The judge said "I don't doubt your math young man, but the officer said you ran a red." Case closed, I lost, had to pay additional court fees.

In US courts facts don't mean shit, The Law is not the same as Justice.