heartbleed: this is why C/C++ is, to this day, still too powerful for us

It starts with this piece of good-intention paving for the current https:// roads to hell: So we’re introducing a heartbeat, a transmission which seeks to keep the established (secure) lines of communication open (otherwise they get shut down if you’re “quiet” for too long and don’t transmit anything… which means back to square one with …

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Babysitting

“Dah-dah.” Oh no. “Dah dah!” For the love of God – it was too early for this shit. Mark turned onto his back, feeling his one natural eye struggle to open. It did so instinctively, and pointlessly. He pressed the switch at his temple to initiate a better simulacrum of sight and hoisted himself onto …

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little african boy…

OK – instalment three of WCP Lite and trying to actually draw properly without any artifice or twiddling around with filters. what I prefer to draw: faces (yes, take that, landscapes!!!). Since it’s imagined, I’m not sure if the light slants across the face are done correctly. I imagine him standing on a bright day in …

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Looper

You install a looper from CRAX.inthe.wall that boasts a quad-lane, real-time suggestOR. You run it as soon as it lands. You go in and break out every colour panel you can find. You burn two hours just surfing the features. The dials and panels seem to breed with every blink and you’re running out of …

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“Advise not”: 3-cornered truths, and social graces

There’s nothing to say about this triangle of horribly public messaging other than that I am just SHOCKED that Sinead O’Connor actually thought Miley Cyrus – in her current incarnation, at any rate – would actually listen to a single damned thing she had to say. Sinead can’t have been paying attention when society chucked a …

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