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If you can't trust anyone on the internet, why are so many of us… - Grin with cat attached
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Oct. 16th, 2003 07:39 am
If you can't trust anyone on the internet, why are so many of us using linux and open-source applications?

(no subject) - (Anonymous)
From: azekeil
Date: October 16th, 2003 - 01:20 am (Link)
*grin* Yup. It's all to do with motives.
(no subject) - (Anonymous)

*ROTFL*

From: wechsler
Date: October 16th, 2003 - 12:22 am (Link)
Thanks, that's made my morning ;)
From: uon
Date: October 16th, 2003 - 12:13 am (Link)
I personally read every line of source code before compiling it.
(no subject) - (Anonymous)
From: deliberateblank
Date: October 16th, 2003 - 03:18 am (Link)
Don't worry - he also uses a compiler he wrote himself directly in machine code, and only compiles on a CPU he built himself on a Xilinx which he first micrographed to verify the programming logic.

Any day now he'll have completed the security audit on hello world.
From: uon
Date: October 16th, 2003 - 03:37 am (Link)
You'd be amazed how difficult it is to find an electron microscope you can trust. I wound up building one myself out of lodestone, a broken lightbulb, and some bits of string.
From: giolla
Date: October 16th, 2003 - 04:12 am (Link)
I hope you made that string yourself.
From: feanelwa
Date: October 16th, 2003 - 05:53 am (Link)
*blink blink*
Blimey. And I bet it works better than our class one as well. (Which is not tricky - there truly is no limit to the amount of grease a bunch of undergraduates can inflict on a vacuum chamber)
From: olithered
Date: October 16th, 2003 - 03:18 am (Link)
Thanks for reminding me of that; made me smile.
From: uon
Date: October 16th, 2003 - 03:25 am (Link)
I dot know what you're talking about.

(I found it amusing that a couple of vaguely recent trojans were actually in configure scripts rather than the source code itself..)
From: wechsler
Date: October 16th, 2003 - 03:38 am (Link)
Good point.