Yeah, deeply disappointed they were found out.
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Yeah, deeply disappointed they were found out.
Wood? What wood? All I can see is trees!
I'm genuinely curious about the people who actually wrote the code
* Must be a small team, maybe one person and a reviewer.
* Must have known precisely what they were doing.
* They didn't give a toss about ethics
* They were handsomely paid (off)
* They were too frightened to blow the whistle
Where are they?
« On teh Internets, nobody knows you're a Messiah »
... just to fire the little guys.
is to start enforcing the bit that says "under penalty of perjury".
Yeah, I had a very good lunch, so I was feeling magnanimous. But I promise, as I was writing, words like "brainfart" and "Mrs. Mimsy" were flowing liberally through my mind.
"The integrity of more than 300 million travel locks has been compromised after 3D printing files for a range of master keys were posted online."
"The integrity of more than 300 million pieces of luggage has been compromised after some stupid American numpty came up with the idea of backdoor keys, and some even more stupid American management numpty approved his idea instead of firing him, thereby granting access to luggage handlers worldwide."
Don't let David Cameron (or his opposition equivalents, whoever they may be) know about this.
By analogy to cryptography: "cell division causes cancer, so we ought to prohibit it".
Because we need 2+2 to equal 4 *and* 5 at the same time, and if you're a technology company, your patriotic duty is to make that happen, not to say "it's impossible".
Sourceforge is to Code as Geocities is to WebPresence.
Thank you for your attention.
"When enabled/disabled by an administrator".
Isn't that (or something similar) what the UEFI lobby said? And now M$ is changing the emphasis there, so that you may not be able to turn of secure boot.
This thing is going to go the same way, as part of the War on General Purpose Computing and free software.
Well, if and once they've managed to sort out Google, how about sorting out more important targets: NSA and GCHQ?
We need a new version of Moore's Law:
The amount of Government Stupidity (TM) created, anent security and cryptography, approximately doubles every x months.
Thank you so much for irritating me this Saturday.
Everyone with an IQ over 75 already knows this is the stupidest meme-that-doesn't-work ever invented; as to the remainder, can we try to convince our North American colleagues that 31st April would be a better date for this nonsense?
"Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me."
It's about time we all told these peers where to place their charter.
As Cory Doctorow says, "Fuck Right Off", my Lord.
Oh! I always thought that AOL was the Internets! You live and learn.
It's "evading" taxes that makes you an "offender", not "avoiding".
What turns "tax evaders" into "tax avoiders" is inadequate legislation by incompetent, lazy, undecided, or corrupt legislators. Westminster etc please take note.
... peace be upon you, you really ought to do something to improve the quality of these followers of yours. Shame on you for leaving your holy places in the hands of these loathsome people.
"Well, we made a number of mistakes, but not making them couldn't have prevented anything. On the other hand, Facebook is a Terrist Communication Platform"
A whole lot less than I fear gov.uk, the Servants who want to be Masters.
Must be because GCHQ is draining all the bandwidth.
It took me almost three months to read (I am not an economist, and needed some rest days).
The message that came over clearly (to me, at any rate) is that (a) the r > g thing will cause greater and greater inequality; (b) that Piketty offers a possible solution that seems to him the most effective; and (c) that his great fear is that if nothing is done, it will end in violent social upheaval, which is no-one's interest.
One of the funniest occasions of my whole IT career was when IBM launched a mainframe version of 1-2-3.
So you type something into a cell on your terminal, then you hit enter and *wait for the response* before you can type in the next cell.
What really astounded me was just how many (non-tech) IBMers just couldn't see that it was a non-starter.
I think the words you're looking for are these:
"The crows to peck at eagles"
Just to give Troels Oerting a helping hand, here are a few more things that terrorists and paedophiles might occasionally use, and should, therefore, be banned:
* Cars and petrol
* Police uniforms
and, last but not least,
* Common sense
Yes, good luck with that, uk.gov, even after you've solved your IT competence issues...
While you're at it, you could try regulating hurricanes and thunderstorms.
A number of less-than-fortunate consequences may follow from this. Many of them sound like the names of films, like "The Geckos came from Outer Space" or "Invasion of the Geckos". Of course the worst one would be "Invasion of the Lizard People".
Oops, I think we may have had that one already...
So, then, you would be happy, for example, if you were a teenage girl who successively phoned her doctor's surgery, an abortion clinic, and a suicide help hotline?
No content, of course, so no-one could possibly imagine what she was saying.
Can anyone tell me what use is an index when it's full of holes?
So Marc Andreessen joins a bunch of other doubtfuls like John Kerry and Jim Gilmore.
These people need to stop cussing the toilet paper, and start examining the faeces.
If you were the NSA, how would you set about neutralising things like Truecrypt?
One option might be what we see today.
Food for thought.
In reply to "This is not good"
'... put data into the blockchain, if you've enough processing power ...'
Heard of "social connections"? How's this for a chain of them?:
Big Banking <==> Government <==> FBI etc <==> NSA/GCHQ <==> Enough processing power?
"Of course, when everyone's out to get you, you must expect to feel a bit paranoid"
As I've told you before, imposter is not a word. You are probably searching for impostor.
Now, go and write out 'Impostor is a word which does not contain the letter "e".' five hundred times, without using a word processor.
... Not to mention how much homeopathic cocaine...
"The Right to be Forgotten" is BS for Whingers, or worse.
If it's on the internet, it'll be found, with or without Google search
The right place to attack this, first, is to look at when and how it gets published in the first place
The next best place to sort it out is at the website that's publishing it, not breaking Google search
Rewriting history is dangerous. Mario Costeja Gonzalez *may* have the "right to be forgotten", but Bashar al-Assad definitely doesn't. Now, where do you draw the line in between?
Right. I've often wondered, the first day after a new pres gets settled into the White House, does (s)he get a "helpful induction powerpoint presentation" from the True Mafia®?
Sure, all you need is a couple of gigadollars in loose change.
Thank you. +1
I think you're referring to the Swiss system. I use it for almost everything (even in the UK, where we have it in order, but backwards).
Of course, "America" (that is, the USA), is the spiritual home of the semi-buttock.
Of all the many and varied stupid things in the world, the USAmerican way of writing the date and time must be in at least the top ten.
Everyone knows that 3/14 is the Third of Novebruary.
Nothing else to say. FTW
The point is not whether the man in the street is worried about it, Dave, it's whether you and your mates, and Clegg and his mates, and Milliband and his mates*, all realise that politicians are (a) meant to serve the people who elected them rather than control them; and (b), uphold the law rather than break it.
*A black plague descend upon you all.
All this will never have happened.
(For those that haven't already understood, the NSA/GCHQ complex will rule through puppet administrations bent to their will through blackmail. One of their early actions on taking power will be to erase all record of what we know today.)
Don't know enough about the difference between W*ndows and *nix memory requirements for Chrome, but on Windows a working set of 2Gb or more, just for Chrome, is pretty easy to get.
I couldn't agree with you more.
If we issue a Royal Pardon for Turing, then logically we have to issue pardons for everyone who was convicted under the mediaeval law in force at the time.
If we issue a pardon for everyone convicted under that law, then logically we should issue pardons to people convicted under *every* law now seen to be barbaric. Pardons for the shot shell-shocked accused of cowardice in WW I; pardons for all the suffragettes; pardons for all the children hanged for stealing a loaf; the list is endless.
Then, once we legalise the consumption of cannabis, we have, logically, to pardon all those convicted under the present law. And so on.
This idea is called "re-writing history". Orwell satirised it in '1984'.
People, the damage is done! Although all these laws were abominable, they were the law at the time these injustices happened, and the injustices happened within a valid, if barbaric, rule of law.
We have to learn, improve, and move on. Pardons, and even apologies, just don't make sense.
'P0wned' ??? WTF?
Do you mean 'pwned' ?!?