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Comment: Re:What are the practical results of this? (Score 1) 430

by DulcetTone (#48937173) Attached to: FCC Officially Approves Change In the Definition of Broadband

I think the counterargument to be made is that the Koch brothers are denying us our free speech rights. If THEIR argument is that money IS speech, our argument should be that we be given the same money so that we can all actually converse. If their argument is then that this is not so, we have to say that they've effectively muted us.

Comment: double encryption methods (Score 1) 560

There are ways of encrypting data so that the ciphertext contains more than one message. One password might reveal a given plaintext, while a second one produces another, entirely more innocent and unrelated.

Obviously, such a ciphertext is larger than one would expect for any resultant plain text, but you could popularize use of encryption that mandates such a larger footprint so that any given user could shrug and say (after giving the password that produces nothing but cookie recipes), "sorry it isn't what you expected, officer!"

Comment: Re:Yes, but... (Score 1) 139

by DulcetTone (#44555705) Attached to: Royal Navy Deployed Laser Weapons During the Falklands War

The Coriolis Effect story is a myth.

Short take: the Royal Navy's fire control of the era did not address Coriolis Effect in any way, shape or form (nor did the German navy treat this minor effect). Not handling this effect is a minuscule factor in accuracy in an engagement along a line of fire that changes only slowly over the course of a battle.

Comment: Where were these two suspects? (Score 1) 270

by DulcetTone (#43526707) Attached to: Crowdsourcing Failed In Boston Bombing Aftermath

What I'm confused by is the seeming absence of the two suspects in any of the photos that were pawed over by reddit users. Has anyone seen the two brothers in the photos that were so widely reviewed? It seems to me that the photos from the two men who were overlooking bomb location 1 would have had a rough time NOT seeing the older brother placing his bomb.

Not trying to imply anything untoward, but it seems to me that although the Reddit crew had a fair number of very good photos, they were seemingly not seeing a single photo by which they could have identified the right people.

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