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bio website dandascalescu.com
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Full-stack dev who co-founded 2 startups and worked at Yahoo! and Google. Passionate about delivering flawless solutions. CS degree, 5+ years JavaScript, 10+ years Perl, keen eye to detail, excellent teamwork, written and verbal communication skills.

Most recent project: built StockBase, a financial news aggregator, with , , .

Former CTO at Blueseed, the visa-free cruise ship for startup entrepreneurs. Founded the Quantified Self Forum, a community for self-trackers.

More about me on on Wikipedia or on my website.


Dec
13
revised What real world benefits does PGP have over sending email with SSL/TLS such as with HTTPS?
Improve answer incorporating comments summary
Dec
13
comment What real world benefits does PGP have over sending email with SSL/TLS such as with HTTPS?
Intermediate can also read the metadata, which can expose sufficient information about you to be apprehended by hostile authorities if you're a protester.
Dec
13
suggested approved edit on What real world benefits does PGP have over sending email with SSL/TLS such as with HTTPS?
Nov
19
answered Is compiling source code from github a big security risk?
Oct
26
comment Do I really need an Anti-Virus software if I'm careful about where I browse?
Anecdotal evidence: running Windows without real-time AV protection for the past 10 years, visiting US sites. Only ~3 infections, and those were from running IE or Chrome in an anonymous tab without Ad Block. I run offline scans periodically and the most they find are cookies.
Aug
9
awarded  Student
Aug
9
asked How can I detect whether a webshell exploit has been run?
May
9
revised What can a web application developer do to protect user information from powerful adversaries like the NSA or China
fix several typos
May
9
suggested approved edit on What can a web application developer do to protect user information from powerful adversaries like the NSA or China
May
9
answered Are SMS,MMS stored on the network service providers' servers?
Mar
25
awarded  Yearling
Mar
6
awarded  Critic
Feb
19
awarded  Autobiographer
Jan
19
awarded  Excavator
Jan
19
revised Is HSTS (Strict-Transport-Security header) for HTTP or HTTPS?
It's HSTS, not HTST - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_Strict_Transport_Security
Jan
19
suggested approved edit on Is HSTS (Strict-Transport-Security header) for HTTP or HTTPS?
Dec
20
answered Why does one need a high level of privacy/anonymity for legal activities?
Dec
20
comment Why does one need a high level of privacy/anonymity for legal activities?
I've summarize Solove's arguments at "Why privacy is important even if you have nothing to hide.
Dec
6
revised How do I check if a gmail/gtalk SSL certificate is valid?
gr4mm3r
Mar
21
revised How is an ATM secure?
corrected extra words