C & undefined behaviour - was Re: tumble under BSD

Noel Chiappa jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu
Sun Apr 3 17:41:41 CDT 2016

    > From: Mouse

    > A pity pdos.csail.mit.edu is willing to impair its accessibility for
    > the sake of..I'm not sure what..by refusing to serve it over HTTP.

It's the latest cretinous-lemming craze in the world of high tech - we _MUST_
hide all our bits in encryption, because otherwise some dastardly, evil
government agency will peer at them ... or something like that.

Let's all just conveniently ignore the fact that if said government
agency/ies _really_ wanted to know what someone was doing online, they'd
perhaps infect that machine's bloat-/Swiss-cheese-ware, which passes for
contemporary 'best software practices', with a virus that would report every
keystroke ... or something like that.

Never mind! Everyone turning on mandatory HTTPS on their server, refusing to
even deign to talk to you without it, can sleep the oblivious sleep of the
morally superior, rigidly secure in the knowledge that they have done their
bit in the crucial fight of out time, to protect privacy and human rights.
... Or something like that.

Sorry. You pressed one of my hot buttons - one that is connected to several
other of my hot buttons.


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