Linked by David Adams on Tue 28th Jun 2011 15:35 UTC, submitted by HAL2001
Privacy, Security, Encryption In an unexpected move for a security company, SecurEnvoy today said that cyber break-ins and advanced malware incidents, such as the recent DDoS attack by LulzSec, should actually be welcomed and their initiators applauded. The company's CTO Andy Kemshall said: "I firmly believe that the media attention LulzSec’s DDoS attack has recently received is deserving. It’s thanks to these guys, who’re exposing the blase attitudes of government and businesses without any personal financial gain, that will make a difference in the long term to the security being put in place to protect our own personal data!"
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RE[6]: Comment by MORB
by Alfman on Wed 29th Jun 2011 15:52 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by MORB"
Alfman
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2011-01-28

Soulbender,

"Some wise guy said something about premature optimization a long time ago and it's still true."

I agreed with you up until this point. Too many people in CS use the quote above to justify designs with very poor scalability. Never forget that the quote was from the 1970s when the inefficiency typical of computing today was not yet conceivable. I'm afraid if modern day CS developers were sent back in time to work with Knuth, the quote you'd be reading would be quite different.

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