Miles Fidelman mfidelman at
Mon Apr 14 22:43:46 UTC 2014

Jim Popovitch wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 5:48 PM, Scott Howard <scott at> wrote:
>> On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 2:29 PM, Jim Popovitch <jimpop at> wrote:
>>>>> They could have made the change not late on a Friday afternoon (or well
>>>>> into the weekend for most of the world).
>>>> On the weekend before tax filings are due in the US!  And a couple of
>>>> days
>>>> before Passover.
>>> and in the middle of Heartbleed.....
>> You might have had a point - if it had been ANY of those.  Other than the
>> original claim of "Friday afternoon" it was none of those things.
> 7-April: Monday, Yahoo's dmarc change kicks everyone in the groin, the
> last full week before the US tax filing deadline.
> 7-April: OpenSSL's *public* advisory (after a full week of private
> notifications, of which yahoo surely was one tech company in on the
> early notifications)
> 11-April: Yahoo discusses what needs to be done on their public tumblr account.
14-April: 1st night of Passover
15-April: Tax Filings due in the US

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In practice, there is.   .... Yogi Berra

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