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by mousewiz
Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Encapsulation & Exceptions
Replies: 20
Views: 6998

Re: Encapsulation & Exceptions

Are you going to stop someone from changing: public void read() throws IOException { is.read(); } into: public void read() throws IOException { try{ is.read(); } catch (IOException e) { throw e; // Or new IOException() or whatever } } Because I'm thinking that's what you'd get... if you don't know h...
by mousewiz
Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Elven Village Mayor
Replies: 22
Views: 6885

Re: Elven Village Mayor

The solution involving maintaining a hash -> location directory is the most obvious one to me, but it does have a problem. The hash function is likely to run in O(length of name), which is something we are told could be pretty costly. This has potential to create a bottleneck at the gate. D...
by mousewiz
Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Verisign repeatedly hacked in 2010
Replies: 33
Views: 5996

Re: Verisign repeatedly hacked in 2010

I doubt that forged Verisign certificates, if they can now be created, will be used to steal random CC & bank information. You don't need to hack Verisign if all you want is mass CC fraud. Using forged certificates to commit mass CC fraud would effectively be bragging that you can forge certific...
by mousewiz
Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Verisign repeatedly hacked in 2010
Replies: 33
Views: 5996

Re: Verisign repeatedly hacked in 2010

Don't get me wrong, it's a bad thing, but honestly so many websites (including my own bank =/) mix content and have an HTTP main page linking to an HTTPS login page or whatever that I don't expect average people are significantly more at risk because of certificate forgery than they would be without...
by mousewiz
Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1011: "Baby Names by Frank Zappa"
Replies: 302
Views: 83427

Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

There was a Stu Pidass listed in my phone book (Airdrie, AB). I don't believe it was a given name, but it is still one to mention.
by mousewiz
Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: SOPA talk, yo.
Replies: 620
Views: 94748

Re: SOPA talk, yo.

However I cant make up my mind on whether or not the people in question should be in any legal trouble? Are they free to host US content all over the world as long as it isn't in the US and when they do slip up and host something here the owners of the material only recourse is to shut down the ser...

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