Who wants to buy from a website for something big - who do I take it back to if it breaks? One of Amazon's "trusted partners"?
Have you bought something big from a traditional retail outlet lately? Once it's out the door it's no longer their problem. Have an issue? Call the manufacturer. Warranty claim? Call the manufacturer. It's really no different.
I am not labelling the majority of individual US citizens as sadistic, egotistical, greedy, sociopathic, controlling, corrupt, stupid and dishonest. Just the US nation as a whole (i.e. your government, your spies and the business and banking leaders and their "top people".)
I actually love my country. It's just the current government that runs it that turns my stomach.
The OP is surprised why you can't find gifts that do this. The answer is simple: it's patented. No one in the USA is safe to produce this kind of effect without being sued, and the major photo publishers must be quite aware of this patent status and are not willing to pay the extra cost for the feature.
Citation needed please.
The TextSecure Protocol
TextSecure's upcoming iOS client (and Android data channel client) uses a simple trick to provide asynchronous messaging while simultaneously providing forward secrecy.
At registration time, the TextSecure client preemptively generates 100 signed key exchange messages and sends them to the server. We call these "prekeys". A client that wishes to send a secure message to a user for the first time can now:
Connect to the server and request the destination's next "prekey."
Generate its own key exchange message half.
Calculate a shared secret with the prekey it received and its own key exchange half.
Use the shared secret to encrypt the message.
Package up the prekey id, the locally generated key exchange message, and the ciphertext.
Send it all in one bundle to the destination client.
The user experience for the sender is ideal: they type a message, hit send, and an encrypted message is immediately sent.
The destination client receives all of this as a single push notification. When the user taps it, the client has everything it needs to calculate the key exchange on its end, immediately decrypt the ciphertext, and display the message.
With the initial key exchange out of the way, both parties can then continue communicating with an OTR-style protocol as usual. Since the server never hands out the same prekey twice (and the client would never accept the same prekey twice), we are able to provide forward secrecy in a fully asynchronous environment.
Depending on how it's implemented, the whole system may depend on a central server that facilitates the initial key exchange (prekeys).
From the WhisperSystem posting:
The Cyanogen team runs their own TextSecure server for WhisperPush clients, which federates with the Open WhisperSystems TextSecure server, so that both clients can exchange messages with each-other seamlessly.
Funded through the Air Force’s classified budget, the program to build this new UAS, dubbed the RQ-180, was awarded to Northrop Grumman after a competition that included Boeing and Lockheed Martin. The aircraft will conduct the penetrating ISR mission that has been left unaddressed, and under wide debate, since retirement of the Lockheed SR-71 in 1998."
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Actually I'm still wondering if the drone would be smart enough to land on pavement or miss entirely and drop packages on a customer roof or balcony
Hopefully they don't use the code that delivers care packages in Call of Duty then.
Content remains scrambled as it traverses the Internet and is unreadable even to Syme, which stores the data on its servers. Co-founder Mullie authored a white paper describing Syme's use of a two-step, hybrid encryption system that is fast, secure and efficient.
I would prefer a non-car analogy please. It's been a while since the last good one.
Ok, if you were Peter Parker then