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Comment: Spies vs Comm Monitoring (Score 1) 161

by BoRegardless (#49368537) Attached to: Europol Chief Warns About Computer Encryption

Sun Tzu almost 3000 years ago said he'd rather have 1 good spy than 10,000 good soldiers.

So what yields better results, spies you hire or machines who take no pay? Yeah, I know, spies are difficult, messy, and must be paid in cash.

My guess is what you catch with machines is bad guy wannabees. Real terrorists are probably already using unbreakable steganography. The chance of getting 500 bytes of info out of a 500 KB image, if you can figure out which image has hidden data in it, is next to none.

Comment: Tired of Consensus = Fact (Score 5, Informative) 442

by BoRegardless (#49366215) Attached to: Experts: Aim of 2 Degrees Climate Goal Insufficient

These stories are tiring as there is no chance for "settled science fact" in climate change.

All of these estimates are based on elaborate math models and yet the Earth's long term climate ON ITS OWN, has swung widely over recorded history.

And from the geologic history, we know we will again go into another ice age based on the history of the change in the Earth-Sun orbit & precession changes on a regular 110,000 year cycle. And without human intervention, the ice age ends.

Comment: Ultimate Security Risk: Carry PW in your pocket! (Score 1) 267

by BoRegardless (#49349673) Attached to: Generate Memorizable Passphrases That Even the NSA Can't Guess

"You should write your new passphrase down on a piece of paper and carry it with you "

Boy, that is NOT a security risk, is it? Of course, you always hide your hands under a towel when you enter the PW, right?

That keeps your screen's 'selfie' camera from allowing reading the key clicks off of the reflection on your cornea. Good, right?

Pick the start of the sentence or book title you have on your shelf all the time to serve as a reminder and PW source or a short sentence on a card in your wallet.

Comment: Re:Kill dogs, why not people??? (Score 1) 179

by BoRegardless (#49314539) Attached to: WHO Report Links Weed Killer Ingredient To Cancer Risk

Anything that kills a living organism is potentially a problem for humans. Only a small % of man-made chemicals have been rigorously tested for causing cancer; but then would you volunteer for such a study. I thought so.

Lead, asbestos, formaldihyde, weird solvents and reactive chemicals have been mostly eliminated from consumer goods with good reason.

Just stay away from as many chemicals as you can. Drink from glass cups/glasses. Wax coated paper cups, no. "Slug bait," no. Fast food, well virtually all fast foods have an anti-bacterial agent (calcium probinate) in them and it can muck up peoples digestion if they are sensitive and who knows what else.

Real programmers don't write in BASIC. Actually, no programmers write in BASIC after reaching puberty.

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