17 posts • joined Thursday 16th August 2012 17:21 GMT
Re: Title is basically incorrect
They will decrypt your files if you pay and apparently they're very cordial when you call them. Second hand information from a trusted source but still second hand.
Re: Why Ballmer?
You're overthinking it. He lef the company to his best friend who he probably knew wouldn't be successful anywhere else. I think we all probably have a friend we know isn't too bright and try and help them out when we can.
Re: No.... @Mad Mike
Well, thats kind of the rub here. The argument was that he just took a bunch documents and didn't really know what was all in them. Hence, not a whistleblower and not offered the protections of being considered such. This is semi-believable given the huge volume of documents that were leaked. However, how do you know what to leak without at least looking at some of it?
Regardless, I think it could have gone far worse for him. The other side of that coin is if he would have been executed it would have probably caused more dissent among the American public and ultimately led to a more meaningful change in how things are done. This would have probably been the better result for America as a country, but obviously much worse for this kid.
I think you'll have a hard time finding a cure for "maleria".
Impressive tech for 2008.
Not sure why that Ed guy threw that last bit in there about slavery...Seems unrelated to IT and unrelated to the article in general. He must really miss having the colonies...
Anyway there was more than one reason America declared independence from British rule.
Among the main ponits were the Stamp Act of 1765, the Tea Act in 1773, and the Coercive Acts in 1774. I will let you read on them for yourself and decide if it was worthy of the split.
But again - none of that really relates to IT or this article.
Even though you may not agree with its current use, or the sponsor, its still pretty cool technology. If they can make it more reliable it should lower the overall cost and then lead to non-military use, just like everything else.
All of 'em
I'd be surprised if every western govt wasn't already doing this and the US was just the first to get caught in public.
I'm sure I'll be downvoted to hell for saying this but: As a society we demand almost absolute security from random acts of violence(terrorism or whatever) but we also expect almost absolute privacy. This puts law enforcement/govt/et al in a very difficult position. I don't see how you can have it both ways. I think people lose sight of that and immediatly que the outrage when they learn of new details of this. I'm not saying there's not some ambiguity in whos getting monitored and for what, however I don't think theres some huge conspiracy to see what porn you're downloading.
Beer cos its Friday
Anyone know what the digs are actually like in the embassy? Perhaps they're way better than he had back home and just doesn't want to give them up.
Re: This is great...
Surely this event is just there on the horizon.
Re: What after this?
I'd be more likely to wear a futuristic monocle...they'd look pretty sweet I bet.
Not just Americans
If they pull this off it wouldn't just be something great for Americans to brag about but something the entire Human Race could be proud of. I hope they pull it off.
I'm not one to cry the sky is falling, nor am I one to say that we humans have zero effect on climate. I think its possible that if the temperature has truly leveled off it could be due to the pollution cutting etc done over the last 20-30 years. Although if thats the case, we'll probably see a warming spike coming down the pike from all the stuff China has been pumping into the sky.
Re: Way to confuse everyone
Yeah, they may try and climb it also. It's been a mountain longer than a format.
I'm REALLY getting tired of this Assange guy. Can't he just enjoy the hospitality of the Ecuadorians in silence or at least without press coverege every time he wants to open his yap?
I doubt the Brits were serious when they said they would enter the embassy. Probably hyperbole. There is also no gurantee that Sweden would extradite. Why wouldn't Assange want to face the charges against him in Sweden? It would be a large event covered by the press where he could prove his innocence on the global stage, obviously this assumes hes innocent. Perhaps he promised to provide all data he had to Ecuador and not release any of their sensitive data in exchange for asylum? I dont think anyone involved is completely innocent here.