Hmmm. Yeah, you're right. The stuff I had seen is for an obsolete manufacturing process and doesn't apply to the bio-engineered solution which is used in the USA.
Do you have a link describing this process? Or are you making this up?
The ethanol used for fuel is made from industrial grade corn syrup. Because the corn syrup used is not food-grade, it is usually made using a process which uses mercury. So, the combustion of fuel with ethanol is actually putting mercury into the environment.. Mercury is considered a worse toxin than lead but it's arguably at much smaller quantities.
Although I like where your head is, wouldn't the CPU power required to do on-the-fly GPG decoding of content be prohibitive? Or am I misunderstanding the proposed solution?
A large amount of the content on the internet is static. The static assets can be stored on the disk, already signed. This has the added advantage that HTTPS cannot provide: The static assets are cacheable and they are tamper-proof, should the server be compromised.
When it comes to dynamic content, one can 'cheat' a little by reusing the same session key for the same connection. The startup cost is not much different than existing HTTPS which uses DH for key exchange.
It's not going to be much slower than what we have today with HTTPS for interactive sites, where humans are the slow link in the chain.
Using HTTPS is not the solution when the only thing people see is that some trusted certificate was used. If a trusted Certificate Authority was compromised or issued `fake' certificates for government spy agencies, the target wouldn't know that a MITM attack has occurred because the little green icon is showing just fine.
However, if we had something like a GPG content encoding, if the site hasn't already been trusted by the user, red flags will immediately be showing.
Like as like not, with the proliferation of CAs which exist, MITM attacks are easier than ever because people have been conditioned to trust HTTPS.
I wonder what the public reaction would be if some pro-democracy dissident who is operating covertly in their own hostile country is murdered and the country gives a press release saying that they couldn't have found their criminal if it wasn't for the help of the NSA compromising internet security...
Does that put the NSA/FISA on the side of dictatorships and other anti-freedom nations?
They probably used a power budget similar to the public Facebook datacenter data but then decided to run their machines on Windows Azure.
I have noticed that power consumption of my computers is significantly higher when running Windows - and the laptops have seriously reduced battery life, even while doing nothing.
This must be part of the Open Government Initiative that the US administration has been promising: http://www.whitehouse.gov/open
Ahh... While I am doing programming, I watch videos on mute because it will disrupt the music.
The amusing side effect of the effectiveness of statistical machine translation is that more and more people would use machine translation instead of employing fluent humans to do the translation and that is where the fun begins: The machine-translated phrases will reenter the corpus as seed data and as the percentage of human-origin data in the corpus reduces, so does the quality of the translations as subtle errors are magnified over time.
There should be some kind of "fingerprint" added to the machine translation which can be trivially detectable so that such work doesn't reenter the corpus. Of course, the quantity of human text will decline but that will degrade the quality at a slower pace.
Fun to think about.
Looks like it uses a gas stream as a laser waveguide... Perhaps a noble gas, like Argon. That would account why there appears to be a force upon the melted debris.
This is the madness of high-speed trading...
Why not the reporter attend but when taken to the witness stand, every question asked should be answered with "I am under duress and I am not here under my free will". If I recall correctly, people who are under duress with threat on their person are permitted to commit perjury, which is why defendants, when found guilty, cannot be charged with perjury for claiming to be not guilty. So when asked a question, the reporter should state that he is under duress and then give an obviously nonsense answer. So when asked to name his source, he should give the name of the Judge's dog, for example.
I may be very wrong but it would be interesting...
Just my 2.
With how American Politicians almost uniformly deny global warming and sea level rise, I am surprised that none of them have yet suggested building a couple of large gigawatt nuclear power station barges and huge pumps then pump seawater into the middle of Antarctica where it may freeze...
The problem is that they only fine corporations because there isn't any "one" to imprison
Yes there is. Probably more than one. Someone gave the order to perform an illegal activity. Someone followed the order to perform an illegal activity.
...If the the general orders his troops to go on a raping spree, and they all do it, then they all go to jail.
I beg to differ. What really happens is the incident is covered up and nobody goes to jail unless the press gets hold of the story and then there's a slight chance that a few of the lowest-level soldiers will go to jail.
Yeah... It always seems that they always find some scapegoat at the lowest-level who was "operating independently".
It would be nice if the "buck stops here" happens and after identifying the henchman who dunnit, they imprison all managers from him upwards including the CEO.