Profile overview for floatingboat.
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This user has mostly submitted to the following subverses (showing top 5):

1 submissions to CriticalThinking

This user has so far shared a total of 1 links, started a total of 0 discussions and submitted a total of 7 comments.

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Submissions: This user has upvoted 7 and downvoted 0 submissions.

Comments: This user has upvoted 17 and downvoted 0 comments.

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5 highest rated submissions:

"I hate the news" by Aaron Swartz (Why news is unnecessary or even bad), submitted: 6/13/2015 12:03:06 PM, 20 points (+20|-0)

5 lowest rated submissions:

"I hate the news" by Aaron Swartz (Why news is unnecessary or even bad), submitted: 6/13/2015 12:03:06 PM, 20 points (+20|-0)

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3 highest rated comments:

deleted by user submitted by deleted to Hacking

floatingboat 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago

The article seems to miss the point of how to use javascript encryption on websites.

JavaScript encryption is used to the server unaware of what it's storing. Period. It's not used to replace HTTPS and all other security measuers should still be there. The article gets so many things wrong I could write another blog post just poiting out all the errors in it.

For those who are new to security, don't read this article and don't blindly trust everything it says because most of it is just the authors lack of knowledge. It's also from 2011 and a lot of things have changed since then, we now have window.crypto for example (even though the specification is still a draft as far as I know).

"I hate the news" by Aaron Swartz (Why news is unnecessary or even bad) submitted by floatingboat to CriticalThinking

floatingboat 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago

I agree that some news should be followed, but somtimes it's hard to filter out what's worth it and what is not.

I try to keep up with web development and IT security, for that I follow certan news feeds that I know has good information. It could be the news section from a certain company or an...

"I hate the news" by Aaron Swartz (Why news is unnecessary or even bad) submitted by floatingboat to CriticalThinking

floatingboat 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago

I think you're missing the point a bit actually. What he complains most about is that "The News" often report unverified information. I come to this clip from Anchorman 2, which kind of shows the point a bit. And of course [South Park did it...

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The original Linux kernel as a wallpaper submitted by vornth to Linux

floatingboat 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago

Can we maybe put things like this in /v/linuxmemes or something similar instead? I don't like reddits /r/linux, it's so many pictues of different machines running linux, people making funny things with linux as a theme or similar. I'd rather have a good source for linux news and good discussions than a place for these types of things.

I mean, look at the top of r/linux, the most upvoted thing there is a cake with (bad) bash code written on it. Is that really what we want this community to become?

It's a nice wallpaper though, good work on that! This is nothing personal against you OP but rather a suggestion for this as a community.

Edit: I just created /v/linuxot (Linux Off Topic) for these kinds of things. I hope it catches on.

The original Linux kernel as a wallpaper submitted by vornth to Linux

floatingboat 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago

I'm glad you like it!

I've messaged the mod for this subverse and asked about it. There are no rules specfied for /v/linux at the moment so if it's really going to be a thing, rules are most likely needed.

Account Deleted By User submitted by nastymatt to AskVoat

floatingboat 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago

Maybe add a description of what asoiaf is? Took me way too long to figure it out. It says nowhere on in the sidepanel that it's about Game of Thornes and none of the posts I saw mentioned the name either, just "Season 5" and stuff like that. I follow a lot of series and didn't want to open the links in fear of spoliers.

Just a thought!