Talk:Daniel J. Bernstein
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"A selection of quotations from his messages to various mailing lists in 1997 follows."
- Just because it's automatic doesn't mean it works.
- Anyway, I'm interested in what works, not in philosophical bullshit.
- (In response to another poster's assertion that "As today's unices are very stable, crashing operating systems are not an issue.") Don't be silly. Every minute there's a UNIX system crashing somewhere.
- There's an engineering term for systems like that: "garbage".
- I'm not interested in security through obscurity. I want real security mechanisms, solutions that work for _everybody_. Yes, that's a lot more difficult than randomly blowing away "suspicious" portions of the Internet mail infrastructure, but it's the Right Thing To Do.
- Be careful what you wish for you just might get it.
- That section of the fetchmail man page is wild speculation; it has never had any relation to reality.
- From a security perspective, if you're connected, you're screwed.
- I don't care where you think your resources are going. If you know, show me the measurements. If you don't, stop wasting my time.
- CAPS has surpassed ETRN in the "Most absurd use of port 25" contest.
- Some parts of RFC 821 are simply too absurd to tolerate.
- Make up your mind. Do you want to declare that your filters are effective, or do you want to find out how effective they actually are?
- In general, the Internet was not designed to accommodate deliberate failures to communicate.
- (In response to another poster's assertion that Windows NT is easier to configure than an otherwise-similar Unix system) Indeed. With NT, I can usually see in a matter of minutes that what I'm trying to do simply can't be done with the available software.
- Profile. Don't speculate.
- Compression saves bandwidth. What a surprise.
- I don't have much respect for the people who run the Internet, but as a practical matter there are certain lines that can't be crossed without their approval.
- The average user doesn't give a damn what happens, as long as (1) it works and (2) it's fast.
- I'm not saying that this is how things should be. I'm saying that this is how things are.
- I do engineering, not religion.
- Duh-duh-duh... Buffer Overflow!
- I thank God for not making me a computer scientist.
- It seems some people do not have atomically synchronized watches and some do
- I will be starting the lecture in SEVEN ... SIX ... FIVE ... ...
- This is UNIX. Stop acting so helpless!
- The new glue is, unfortunately, ignored by recent versions of the BIND cache; the detailed technical explanation for this is that the BIND company is a bunch of idiots.
- I have discovered that there are two types of command interfaces in the world of computing: good interfaces and user interfaces. Source
- Unless you have a hundred unanswered questions in your mind you haven't read enough...