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M. C. DeMarco

I'm a web programmer and speculative fiction writer, likely to post about #bioinformatics, diseases, board games, #linguistics, Boston weather, and the MBTA.

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@33MHz Do you feel lucky?
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@jeremycherfas Direct link to his comment: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=15494386

@joe @EchoDunk
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@joe I thought delicious predated pinboard.
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@joe I'm sure it made them WANNACRY...
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@hackernews Promises, promises...
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@joe Constantly changing, I'm sure...
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@joe A list of who is on the ball: http://www.zdnet.com/article/here-is-every-patch-for-krack-wi-fi-attack-available-right-now/
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@joe You don't have to update the OS as long as the company provides security updates (and if you're crazy, even if they don't). Look at all the people still on XP. And they can't make your old hardware as fast as new hardware. It's not all malice.
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@joe One should distinguish between security updates (which go on a long time with Apple and MS) vs. doing OS revisions on old hardware, which isn't really their problem. That Android phones cut off both only confuses the bigger security update issue.
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@joe Apple isn't cutting people off that soon. It's about 5 years for iOS, which is forever compared to Android phones abandoned after 1 year. @olszowka recently had the issue that the carrier cut off his 4S (thait is, all 4G to his 4s) before Apple had.
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@joe Apple continues iOS security updates for about 5 years (which may mean no more 5c; I'm not sure about that one). OS updates may be cut off sooner. That's about five times as long as is typical for Android. Maybe this will be Google's WANNACRY...
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@33MHz And, of course, the Internet of Stunningly-Insecure-In-Their-Own-Right-All-WiFi-Issues-Aside Things...
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@33MHz Apple hasn't even said anything yet, despite six weeks' warning, but the real problem is sure to be old Android devices (where old means > 1 year).
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@paulyhedral Braaaaains!
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@paulyhedral That's only going to lead to nastier and nastier zombie patients.
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@paulyhedral A 1 year old should be next.
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All hacked out after the #hackathon. I woke up at quarter past six, so got to be one of the first to read the neews about WPA2 and start worrying.
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@33MHz I've been planning for NaNoWriMo, if that's the kind of writing you mean...

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