[langsec-discuss] a question on code volume

Chris Palmer snackypants at gmail.com
Sat Jan 10 06:52:59 UTC 2015


Wow dude

Le vendredi 9 janvier 2015, <travis+ml-langsec at subspacefield.org> a écrit :

> On Sun, Jan 04, 2015 at 03:52:03PM -0500, matt wrote:
> > qmail is a pita to configure and use.  usability is a much greater factor
> > in adoption than security.  whether you like that or not.
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> http://csiss.org/classics/content/99
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>         George Zipf: George Zipf: Human Behavior and the Principle of
> Least Effort By Benjamin Sprague
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>         [...]
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>         Zipf refers to usability expert Jakob Nielsen who devised a
>         law of user experience that echoes this sentiment: "Users
>         spend most of their time on other sites. This means that users
>         prefer your site to work the same way as all the other sites
>         they already know." Zipf identifies this to say that people
>         choose their entire behavior based on the minimization of
>         effort. More specifically, behavior related to a human beings
>         need and desire to, in the course of daily life, move around
>         his/her environment, or activity space. Basically Zipf,
>         determined peoples behavior in space based on the minimization
>         of effort.
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> https://encyclopediadramatica.se/Theo_de_Raadt#Theo_vs._DJB
> https://encyclopediadramatica.se/Daniel_J._Bernstein
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> Was wonderfully amusing to watch, like a head-on train collision in
> slow motion.  I saw the thread and I was like:
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> http://i0.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/010/100/dis_gon_be_good.gif
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> Here it is:
> http://marc.info/?t=99867604400001&r=1&w=3
> http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/openbsd/2001-08/2543.html
> --
> http://www.subspacefield.org/~travis/
> Split a packed field and I am there; parse a line of text and you will
> find me.
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