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bio website dandascalescu.com
location Silicon Valley, CA
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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.


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 suggested 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 suggested 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
Mar
21
suggested suggested edit on How is an ATM secure?
Jan
18
awarded  Necromancer
Nov
26
awarded  Supporter