I also left out Emeril - Bam!
So, -biological- differences between -biological- races (yes, races...) do exist - like the size of the heart, the dick... the brain!?
In all three cases, it's not the size that counts, it's what you do with it.
Not if we have evidence that he has accepted bribes in the past to do that very thing which we do have now.
Its no different than how a review is required of every single case a cop was involved in if it turns out the cop was dirty because from that moment on everything that cop did in the past is now suspect. Pretty much everything RSA has ever done now is gonna have to be picked at with a fine tooth comb or even more likely tossed, because how do we know that they weren't on the NSA's payroll when they came up with them? We don't and that is why its junk now. hope that 10 mil was worth it guys, as your life's work is now worthless shit.
Here is what I personally don't get and since I'm not a crypto guy maybe I'm missing something but here goes...it looks like all these attacks come from using a RNG that has been rigged to be less than random, but why use their RNG when there are so many sources of randomness in the world?
There is the background radiation of the universe for starters, and how many webcams are freely accessible in heavily trafficked public places? It shouldn't be hard to write a program that does a quick head count, multiple that by the dollar amount of the biggest box office draw last week. How many letters is in headlines of the top 60 newspapers on the planet? Multiple that by the amount of temp detected by 30 weather stations and divide by the number of folks who went to see the fourth most popular movie yesterday squared by the ratings of the most popular reality show.
Yes i'm being silly but hopefully I'm being silly with a point, with so much random data for free on the net,everything from how many stocks sold on the NYSE for the top ten stocks to how many people watched The Daily Show it just seems to me it wouldn't be hard to pick a dozen out of a thousand different sources followed by a roulette wheel of multiply/divide/add/subtract and end up with a number that is random without needing to count on any third party program. How many vowels and consonants are in this thread? Divide by punctuation and multiply by number of posts by ACs with a troll label, ought to be pretty dang random.
I couldn't agree more: The story amounts to "Browser plugin does something that the author really wanted. Film at 11."
I mean, why would it be news if some guy had written a Firefox plugin to do the opposite?
The correct term is "amoral": Robots have no moral sense whatsoever. "immoral" would imply they had moral sense but were actively engaging in the behavior that is against that morality.
I have an even better question....how much of the stuff did he just ignore what MSE told him and kept on installing? How much was an actual failure, IE a drive by or zero warning from MSE, and how much was deliberate PEBKAC?
As a PC builder and repairman I have more exp than most when it comes to bugs and AVs (disclosure, I give customers Comodo or Avira, depending on how big PEBKAC they are) and I use MSE on my gaming system and here is the thing...while MSE will TELL you, it won't yank the keyboard out of your hand and slap your wrists. You can say "I choose to ignore this" and click a single button and bypass the block. Now some AVs very much WILL yank the keyboard from you, in fact I recently stopped giving out Avast because it had gotten SO aggressive that even if you told it that it was a false positive and to let it run? it would just straight up ignore you.
But here is the two things you must keep in mind if you choose to run MSE, 1.- It don't do shit as far as webpages, in fact I don't think I have ever seen MSE block single webpage no matter what was on it, so using a browser that runs in low rights mode is a must, and 2.- It was originally Giant AntiSpy and so that is what it works best on, its not really any good at blocking the social engineering based attacks we see a lot today, the "Hey its your BFF (insert name) on (insert chat client) and I found this great page, just click here!" where the person is then led to a page full of zero days type of attack.
That said frankly you shouldn't be giving MSE to your clueless types anyway, that is what a sandboxing AV like Comodo or one that holds their hand like Avira is best at, what MSE is for is for your non clueless who aren't gonna be doing PEBKAC shit and just want a lightweight AV to scan executables and add another layer to their defenses. It was never designed to be the end all be all, you got half a dozen free AVs that do that particular job VERY well, but all of them do HELL of a lot more scanning and thus take up more cycles, and when I'm gaming or editing audio/video? I NEED those cycles, thanks anyway.
My Win 7 system has been running ME since RTM in Oct 09 and its clean as a whistle, then again I run a low rights browser with ABP (a good 85% of bugs IME come from infected ads), don't run strange executables and don't click on email links either. If you are smart enough to show common sense on the web? MSE is fine. if not? Comodo, Avira, Avast, you have choices.
Sorry gotta throw a flag, bullshit on the field. One was an enemy government with significant R&D invested in crypto so keeping the fact you broke said crypto made sense, the other is a bunch of frankly religious whack-a-doodles that have shown us that brains and even common sense? Not really a requirement and in fact probably a hindrance.
From what we have seen the shoe bomber and underwear bomber seem more the rule than exception and if there is one thing we can take away from Snowden as well as history (COINTELPRO ring any bells?) its that if they say its rainy you better get proof because their word? not really worth squat.
Dude what EXACTLY is left to "refocus"? The company has been bleeding money, the only real selling point they had, American made and supported, just went down the shitter and thanks to the NSA nobody in business is gonna trust jack shit when it comes to communications originating in the USA.
Lets face it, BB is screwed. They sat on ass for too long and let Android and OSX drink their milkshake. Their one chance would be maybe breaking it up for parts be "taking the for sale sign down" translates to "nobody would buy the company" so even that is a no go.
There is no expectation of privacy when driving a vehicle on public roads.
There is also a big difference between tracking a specific vehicle (e.g. the police have reasonable suspicion that the person is engaged in criminal activity) and tracking everybody. Generally speaking, the principle in play here is: If the cops don't have a reason to suspect you of a crime, they should be leaving you completely alone. And if they catch you doing one crime (e.g. speeding), that does not give them a legitimate reason to immediately suspect you of another (e.g. human trafficking).
I can understand the instincts of police departments that would lead to tracking everybody: If you track every vehicle, then you can use that information to piece together criminal conspiracies after the fact. For example, if a drug dealer is caught, and his car stops at the same address every Tuesday at 3 PM, there's a decent chance that you've found the dealer's supplier or higher-up in the drug gang.
There are two problems with this idea:
1. You get a lot of bad leads this way. That address that the dealer stops at every Tuesday at 3 PM could be the supplier, but it could also be his family member, girlfriend or mistress, pastor, family friend, or someone else who's completely innocent.
2. You annoy a lot of law-abiding citizens. The police tend to forget that the majority of citizens they interact with are basically law-abiding, even among people they've profiled as "criminal". If you annoy them, the lifeblood of a truly just and successful criminal justice system, information from (un-coerced) witnesses, will dry up.
I've often wondered what would happen if police training and culture were such that when a cop was talking to a poor black guy, he was assumed to be either a law-abiding citizen or a witness to criminal activity rather than engaged in criminal activity. In other words, the opposite of this.
Actually Loongson is a CPU makr you might want to watch, sadly we won't get the chips here (thanks to the broken patent and copyright messes) but they re cooking up some REALLY interesting chips, in fact I'd argue that for the first time in ages you have someone actually thinking out of the box and innovating instead of just making variations on the arm bandwagon.
For an example check out their MIPS designs, where they have added a hardware X86 emulation layer so that you can fire up their custom version of Bochs and have 80% of the performance of the chip when running your legacy software! Imagine how sweet it would be to have mobile devices with the power saving of RISC that still allowed you to fire up your old Windows programs in return for some battery life ONLY when you needed them, wouldn't that be awesome?
As for TFA, sling hate ALL you want but lets call a spade a spade, okay? RMS passed the reasonable exit about 20 miles ago and has been in batshit militant town for several years now, I mean the guy said the fricking OLPC was "too locked down"...what? Then again I figured the cheese had slipped off his cracker when I saw this video...Stallman WTF? You are in public man, on stage no less? What were you smoking that made you think that THAT was appropriate behavior?
That is why I say, much as I disagree with the man, especially on the way he treats people, that if you are gonna look for direction from someone in the FOSS community? Look to Torvalds. He may have a smart mouth but I've never seen him act like he might need a psych eval and even when you disagree with him he makes DAMN good arguments to support his position. With his holding up signs, acting like he does on stage, frankly RMS reminds me more and more of Rev Al Sharpton than anything, someone who trolls the media for publicity and does outrageous shit just to stay in the spotlight. With all the media looking seriously at FOSS since the hit of Android is that REALLY the kind of spokesman you want?
"Mediadefender doesn't count because the users install it"...sound familiar? if you go by THAT metric guess what? Windows is bug free! Yay, there are no malware infected systems, hey security guys, your all out of a job LOL!
Hate to break the news to ya friend but guess how the vast majority of malware spreads? PEBKAC and this proves that Linux is JUST AS VULNERABLE as any other OS. And can you show me ONE zero day that was caught and fixed by a user and NOT a corporation? Just one? You can't because you are falling for the many eyes fallacy that states because something COULD happen it HAS happened. You and others think because the code COULD be audited it HAS been audited with ZERO proof to back it up. Well by that logic since there COULD be zombies there ARE zombies...but I don't think i need to start carrying a shotgun to kill the undead, do you?
Since you seem like a normal person and not a FOSSie, which are like a Moonie only with FOSS as their religion you might want to read this which quickly and concisely explains why its a lie better than I ever could. Oh and just FYI you want to see a FOSSie go absolutely apeshit? Give him a TMRepo link. Of course just as a flat earther hates science so too does a FOSSie hate TMRepo because it has reduced their tired old talking points into cliches. I could take every pro Linux rant here and reduce it to 5 TMs or less, know why? Because its the SAME TIRED SHIT, for 20 fricking years they have been using the same tired ass excuses, "works for me(TM)" "Linux has more drivers(TM)" "Stable ABI nonsense(TM)" its the same shit.
But many eyes is just a variant of the man month. It doesn't work, isn't ever gonna work, and frankly just because you have the source for a low level subsystem doesn't magically give you the knowledge and experience required to repair that system. it would be like saying if I gave you the blueprints you could fab some O-Rings for the shuttle, not happening.
Bill Gates, I think somewhere in his brain he wants to be altruistic for some philosophical reason, but his charity really just pumps M$ products and tries to make teachers be paid by performance.
His charity also does a ton of good stuff in areas like public health and sanitation. He's not a saint, he may be doing it primarily as a PR move, but that's definitely doing more good for the world than having it just sitting in some trust fund for his 3 kids or something. And yes, he could have also given it to a bunch of organizations rather than creating a foundation of his own, but my impression from those who have done work in the area where his foundation operates is that they have a fairly good reputation as far as non-profits go.
I don't like Bill Gates' business tactics. I do like what he's chosen to do with a lot of his time and money.
Fiat currencies are worth something because you have faith in the issuer.
Specifically, there are two mechanisms that a government (say, the US) can use that Bitcoin or any other non-fiat currency can't that make fiat currency more useful than Bitcoins:
1. Attempting to settle a debt with fiat currency is always a legal offer of payment. That means that you can, for example, go into a restaurant, order food, and proffer enough $20 bills to pay for your meal, and the restaurant cannot refuse your $20 bills and then claim that you skipped out on the check. This enforces the social value of holding fiat currency within the jurisdiction of the government in question, because that is the government saying that your currency can always be exchanged for something useful.
2. You are required by law to pay taxes using the fiat currency. That means that one way or another you have to get your hands on enough of them to keep the IRS happy. And yes, tax laws typically treat income not in the fiat currency as income: You can't legally evade income taxes by taking your entire salary and managing all your purchases in bottles of Guinness, not even in Ireland. If the government finds out that you are in fact attempting to do that, they will treat your Guinness as income, demand that you pay the tax based on the value of Guinness in the fiat currency to them, which forces you to sell some of your Guinness for fiat currency.
In short, if the government is functioning well enough that there's still a police force, court system, and tax collections, your fiat currency is guaranteed to be worth something. Bitcoins, by contrast, are not guaranteed to be anything.