Re: Bruce Schneier *doesn't* reveal what he'll use
When Bruce Schneier uses double ROT13 encryption, the ciphertext is totally unbreakable.
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When Bruce Schneier uses double ROT13 encryption, the ciphertext is totally unbreakable.
If you can't trust Microsoft to stand up for the little guy who can you trust ?
>Or it's a red herring for you think it couldn't possibly be them
Or that's what they want you to think !
Yes - rather better than on a baking Californian or Texan day when you need AC
I think Waterloo station and Trafalgar Square are next
> If making a request solves the "crime" rather than getting a court order, it seems like a fine use of taxpayers money to me.
Like "requesting" that somebody doesn't send tweets ridiculing UKIP policies?
Or "requesting" that UK ISPs block terrorist propaganda, like Al-Jazeera or SinnFein or CND or Greenpeace or the SNP
>Courts actually consider all the evidence.
That's why the police dislike them - much better to "request" that the site be pulled, or its DNS blocked because they failed to engage - than have to go to the trouble of collecting evidence and going to court.
Well it can't be that there is a revolving door between BT, BBC and Government for senior managers - so best to keep all your chums sweet - definitely not that
>Corporations broke the law, employees sued them, corporations are paying up.
Shouldn't the state be responsible for enforcing the law?
If you rob a bank, can you wait until all the account holders get together to bring a class action lawsuit to get their money back and then pay them a fraction of the amount they lost ?
When Oz and SA were competing for the site there was a lot of thinly veiled statements about the need for "stability and reliable organisation and government" in the choice.
Generally the people drafting these treaties have been caught like this before and there will be a Concorde Clause - so Oz science will end up paying for it's end even if it doesn't build it.
Like car makers, GE and IBM, Boeing is now really a hedge fund that happens to make stuff.
When you can make more profit in a year from switching your corporate leasing contracts to the right tax treaty on the right day - than you do from making the things with your name on it, then it makes sense to not bother with the boring aircraft stuff
The statement was to reassure shareholders that there isn't going to be another planned disaster anytime soon. That probably doesn't matter, the shares are actually held by high frequency trading algorithms in hedge funds - who don't listen to calming CEO words.
It does mean that it will be impossible to hire any decent employees in Seattle. Come and work for Boeing - and you will do routine boring work for 30years, or go to a commercial space flight startup?
Going higher also means no weather
The SR71 (at 80,000ft) navigated mostly by dead reckoning - with no weather you can decide to flay at x knots and arrive exactly y hours later.
The outsourcing on the 7E7 seems to have been a disaster both financially and technically
Instead of the normal partnership model where BAe do the wings, Dassualt do the tail, etc they outsourced to outsourcers who outsourced to outscourcers.... until you literally had no idea which one man in a garage was building vital bits of your plane.
Come the downturn Boeing lawyers were flying around the country desperately buying up sub-sub-contractors who had gone bust before delivering some subsystem.
The other problem in aviation is the "when the document weighs more than the plane it is ready to fly" but Boeing subcontracted the design of the component to the maker bidding on it - for flexibility. Try writing an FAA FMEA for kit that you didn't design and have no idea how or why it was designed like that - assuming the maker is still in business and supplied you with any design documentation at all.
How did I miss that? (well because I never go to youtube and I'm not on facebook)
That just wasted an hour
For individuals they will spy on your data without a warrant and prosecute you - as they did wiyth the hotmail account of someone who was selling stolen license keys
Insanely clean - when a single atom can ruin a crystal you tend to have pretty good air filteration
And heavy metals tend not to leap out of Silicon wafers
Paper recycling is about feeling like you are doing something and a little about landfill volume.
The trees you are saving are farmed pine forests, more trees are planted for every one that is harvested - "saving them" is like recycling flour to save the wheat.
It's horribly energy inefficient to collect and recycle paper and involves lots of nasty chemicals - but it is also expensive to bury large amounts of paper that never rots.
Exactly the same arguments were put forward against electronic engine management, ABS, etc
What will happen is that autonomous cars will have much fewer accidents, the insurance premiums for these will fall to the level that the manufacturers will self-insure as one of the benefits. Meanwhile the cost of all the drunk drivers, teenagers and general idiots will fall on the manually driven car owners - so their premiums will increase to the point that nobody could afford to drive a car manually
Researches first had to engineer a car that could talk on two cellphones while drinking a coffee
It will edit saved documents locally.
>Sofa surfing - it makes a better (and cheaper) tablet than a tablet
And it runs netflix, which my HP netbook can't
Plus I got it on a trip to the US open-box at BestBuy for $180
At least they had payphones and a postbox - luxury
To be fair Heathrow was never intended as an airport - it was just that the world's biggest perpetual building site attracted so many visitors that they had to put in some transport links and the only practical way to reach central Heathrow from London was to fly.
>Rather that than the other way around.
You obviously haven't visited Southampton !
Not sure why Samsung would want to be associated with T5 anyway. What's their next move "Samsung sponsors the Auschwitz experience" ?
Whose idea was it to build a terminal at the worlds busiest international airport, specifically for the worlds favourite airline (!) and have no transit passenger connection to the other terminals?
We nearly missed a flight because it took an hour for my non-Eu colleague to get through immigration.
Hint to UK border agency, 40 year old Canadian engineers with a Canadian passport and a business class ticket on an Air Canada flight to Canada leaving in 2hours are unlikely to be secret asylum seekers.
Named after would suggest it was some sort of monument in their memory - named for means they plonked down the money and we did it for them.
It's the difference between Trafalgar Square and the new Thales square
The effects are slightly more asymmetric.
NSA employees not allowed visas to visit China - big fat meh
Employees of Chinese companies with government links (ie all of them) not allowed US visas, so difficultto visit South American countries or Canada.
US citizens not allowed to do business with these companies, US companies not allowed to do business with companies that do business with these companies etc etc.
That's why you need pasta and anti-pasta
A large proportion of the satellite build is test and verification - that still costs 2x as much for 2 units.
Most of the commercial satellite bus is pretty much pick and mix, compared to the R&D effort in a science payload.
So if you built a spare it would probably cost 75% of the first item and unless it is one of a constellation like GPS/Iridium you wouldn't have a market for it unless there was an oops, it's cheaper to buy insurance.
Yes but you aren't allowed to launch on them if your payload contains any significant American technology, or you want any US government work in future.
A clever bit of protectionism/nationalism that has led to china developing (or at least copying) a lot of the technology themselves.
Possibly a market for an attachment with two small mirrors that allow you to video conference using the rear camera?
That was before it started affecting the big boys.
Demanding money from apple for access to iTunes is going to be like asking a Mr Putin to pay a parking ticket. A certain telco is going to end up in the corporate equivalent of a shallow hole in the desert
Think that they can charge Apple/Google/Microsoft/Netflix extra to ship their packets?
Don't cable companies normally pay for content?
Presumably when this goes through Apple/Microsoft etc will charge the Comcast the same as Fox/HBO/etc do for allowing them to show their content.
Because you would still have to trust Cisco themselves - a US corporation subject o national security letters, that relies on US government contracts for a lot of its INCOME.
The only way you could trust them would be if they moved to Switzerland, fired all their US citizen employees, banned all American shareholding, refused to sell to any US government customer..
Even then it would be prudent to assume it was all a front.
It did occur to them - but with the current level of US manufacturing the NSA had to outsource the innards to Huawei
And of course, never had any problems with the police, never even seen a drug and apparently not being tattooed.
Or unless the losers decide to fight back.
So Comcast want $M from Netflix to make sure that Netflix's packets don't get 'broken'
Then Apple decide that Comcast users don't get iTunes, Microsoft decide that they don't get updates and Google is suddenly 404.
There are lots of rules about telcos and common carriers, there aren't many saying that a computer company can't choose who its customers are.
Tech follows the money.
The reason disabled tech is so bad is that the customer is government health schemes/insurance companies. once there are more old people and they have more money than teenagers then Apple/Nike/etc are going to focus on them
From people in the community I've talked to I believe the self-encoding flaw wasn't that serious in itself. It was opsec failures that led to it's downfall, especially sending the same message in different codes and using long stock phrases and greetings.
Ironically the major break in the 4 rotor U boat system was due to attempts to tighten security. Rules requiring that all rotors be changed every day and no rotor be re-used within a certain time etc greatly reduced the keyspace - especially if you had broken a recent setting.
Worth bearing in mind when you create password rules the word must be a certain length, must have a capital, can't have two numbers next to each other etc etc....
The enigma was effectively unbreakable by the technology of the time.
It was broken because of poor security procedures. Choosing weak keys (the famous AfrikaKorp signaller who used "HIT" "LER" as the code group everyday for the entire war) retransmitting the same message with incremented code settings, or sending identical daily weather reports in enigma and weak civilian code.
The British navy had a less complex but reasonably secure book cypher. Unfortunately they also had an admiral in Halifax who sent the same message "nothing to report" with a long long florid greeting and sign off signature every morning using that days code.
It is a very complicated question with a long history of religous, cultural and historical issues which must ultimately be judged by the only appropriate measure in these cases.
Do they have oil ?
>Time to, you know, re-fund NASA? ...might well prove faster and cheaper.
2014 version of Kennedy's speech:
"We choose this decade to convene a focus group to work on a powerpoint presentation to engage k12 students and stakeholders in creating a new Nasa mission statement - to go to the moon"
>the guys who wrote the textbooks on how to do it might well prove faster and cheaper.
I think all the Nazi rocket scientists are dead
The USA could just do what it historically did when faced with a threat from an overwhelmingly superior foreign empire - turn to the French for help.
Ariane5 was originally intended to carry the Hermes spaceplane as part of the Eu's "Frogs in Space" project. Shoudl be easy enough to reinstate it
Presumably the solution to Android is iOS - in the same way that Imodium is "Diarrhea Solutions"
You could just buy Fiat, give everybody their own Fiat 500 and keep the Ferraris for yourself
Wait until they privatise it.
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