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Comment: Re:Well, it's a good bet this is safe (Score 1) 607

by FatherBash (#44771265) Attached to: NSA Foils Much Internet Encryption
Oops, silly mistake. It should read This certificate is currently valid.

User-ID:

Ed Snowden edsnowden@lavabit.com

a.k.a.:

Ed Snowden edsnowden@hushmail.com

a.k.a.:

Edward Snowden edsnowden@hushmail.com

a.k.a.:

Edward Snowden edward_snowden@bah.com

a.k.a.:

Edward Snowden esnowden@boozallen.com

Validity: from 2013-03-24 07:21 until forever Certificate type:

4,096-bit RSA

Certificate usage:

Key-ID: 21B7141F

Fingerprint: 21B7141F

Comment: Well, it's a good bet this is safe (Score 1) 607

by FatherBash (#44771241) Attached to: NSA Foils Much Internet Encryption
This certificate is currently valid.

User-ID:

Ed Snowden

a.k.a.:

Ed Snowden

a.k.a.:

Edward Snowden

a.k.a.:

Edward Snowden

a.k.a.:

Edward Snowden

Validity:

from 2013-03-24 07:21 until forever

Certificate type:

4,096-bit RSA

Certificate usage:

Key-ID: 21B7141F

Fingerprint: 21B7141F"

So now we know what he uses

Comment: Re:Well they COULD put a backdoor in some OSS... (Score 1) 407

by FatherBash (#44176015) Attached to: NSA Backdoors In Open Source and Open Standards: What Are the Odds?

Why backdoor just one brand of compiler (since there are several), when you could backdoor the architecture? I'm pretty sure there is a special sequence of intel instructions which open the unicorn gate, and pipe a copy of all memory writes to NSA's server.

Right, in fact, Theo de Raadt specifically warned about exploitable bugs in the Intel Core2 cpu. http://marc.info/?l=openbsd-misc&m=118296441702631

Comment: Re:Folks I don't want to hear say oops (Score 1) 672

by FatherBash (#26584305) Attached to: Black Holes From the LHC Could Last For Minutes

I wonder if they are taking any bets on the probability of an "oops" incident.

Source: July 16, 1945: Trinity Blast Opens Atomic Age @ Wired "The Trinity test, as it was known, was the culmination of the American effort to win the race against Germany (and, ultimately, the Soviet Union) in building an atomic bomb. A mere three weeks after the test, the United States used atomic bombs to destroy the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. But prior to the 16th, none of those involved in the project knew if they had built a devastating new weapon or a spectacular dud. With gallows humor, the Los Alamos physicists got up a betting pool on the possible yield of the bomb. Estimates ranged from zero to as high as 45,000 tons of TNT. Enrico Fermi, who won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1938 for his work on nuclear fission, offered side odds on the bomb destroying all life on the planet."

Fermi did have a sense of humor. Offering a side bet for a contingency in which you can never collect sounds like classic scientist humor to me.

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