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Older than dirt. I got t-shirts older than you, kiddo.


Apr
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Apr
15
comment Are there “secure” languages?
At one time Java sort of fit this description, but (beginning roughly with "reflections") it got to be too complex to verify as being "secure" in any non-trivial context.
Apr
7
comment Why did Java (JRE) vulnerabilities peak in 2012-2013?
My impression is that more and more ill-advised functionality is crammed into each successive release.
Dec
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revised What is the point of spam like this?
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revised What is the point of spam like this?
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Apr
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comment Is there a spam storm?
Thanks for that last bit. It's interesting how the new spam has successfully avoided the filters like that (when previously the IEEE spam filters worked quite well, compared to my wife's service). But, interestingly, after I marked a bunch of these things "Spam" in Thunderbird it started filtering them pretty aggressively.
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Oct
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comment Odd spam in a forum
(Right now I'm going with the theory that it's Chinese students practicing their English -- perhaps as a game of sorts, to see if they'll be detected.)
Oct
11
comment Odd spam in a forum
@Ramhound -- Yep, but a bot doesn't make stupid spelling errors either.
Oct
10
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Oct
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Oct
4
comment Odd spam in a forum
Except that many of these have no links. There is no link in either the post or the user's profile.
Oct
4
comment Odd spam in a forum
Yeah, but the crummy software (Mollom) on this forum doesn't do "reputation building" to any visible degree. Many first-time posts are blatant spam (with links), while many long-time users get their posts rejected by the "spam filter".
Oct
4
comment Odd spam in a forum
@Ramhound -- Yeah, it may be that they're copying the text from somewhere, but some effort is presumably going into it. And there are typos (like "mol" rather than "mold") and grammar errors that indicate that the text has been retyped and likely edited in some way from the source text.