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Comment Re:How do you tell when a politician is lying? (Score 1) 1010

It probably has something to do with the fact that Presidents can't act unilaterally, and need Congress to enact most of the Presidents' promises. I'd bet most Presidential candidates have heard the truism "Never make a promise that you have to rely on others to keep".

Admittedly, candidates should really just own up and say that these things are out of the control of the President, but this is nonetheless the reason everyone leaves wiggle room in their commitments. I bet you do, too.


Bitlocker No Real Threat To Decryption? 319

An anonymous reader writes "The Register is running a story called 'Vista encryption 'no threat' to computer forensics'. The article explains that despite some initial concerns that lawbreakers would benefit from built-in strong encryption, it's unlikely the Bitlocker technology will slow down most digital forensic analysts. What kind of measures does one need to take to make sure no one but yourself has access to your data? Is Bitlocker just good enough (keeping out your siblings) or does it miss the whole purpose of the encryption entirely?" One would hope an international criminal mastermind could do better than the encryption built into Vista.

Submission + - Aqua Teen stunt costs Turner and Agency $2M

evw writes: The NYTimes reports that the Turner Broadcasting System and the ad agency responsible have reached a $2M settlement with the city of Boston and state and federal agencies that treated the light boards placed around the city as an act of terrorism (as covered earlier on /.) Half of the money is to cover direct costs associated with the response. The other $1M goes to "goodwill funds" that will be used for response training and public outreach.

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