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Comment: Re:Too complex for politicians (Score 1) 95

by Frosty Piss (#49262803) Attached to: BlackBerry's Latest Experiment: a $2,300 'Secure' Tablet

I don't think many politicians would bother to use anything this secure...

The military might.

Currently, the Air Force uses iPads, but not for classified, due to the requirement to connect to Apple servers to upgrade the OS (they will not supply a disc, as Microsoft does for our classified Windows boxes).

All of our pilots carry and use them for non-classified publications, but it would be nice to have something that Secret could be loaded onto for missions.

Comment: Re:Not a good idea. (Score 1, Interesting) 79

by Frosty Piss (#49206721) Attached to: FTC Announces $50k In Prizes For Robocaller Trap Software

At one point these numbers are owned by some company.

Phone numbers are passed around like pocket change. Who has control today is not who has control tommorow.

But beyond that, if I buy a MagickJack today and send out 1,000,000 spams and 100,000 robo dials tomorow, how can the "owner" of that number be held responsible? Of course common sense says they cam't.

Unless, of course, you are willing to accept an invasive personal background check whenever you want to get a phone or chnge your phone number.

Is that what you want? Background checks to get phone numbers?

Comment: Re:Not a good idea. (Score 0) 79

by Frosty Piss (#49205589) Attached to: FTC Announces $50k In Prizes For Robocaller Trap Software

If a large number of robocall reports were being made in real time, wouldn't that help identify the physical source?

First, phone numbers can and are often "spoffed".

Second, just like with Intertube Spam, I can bust out 100,000's of robo-calls in one day from a disposable phone number (MagicJack and the like), and than move on untraced.

Comment: Not a good idea. (Score 2) 79

by Frosty Piss (#49205465) Attached to: FTC Announces $50k In Prizes For Robocaller Trap Software

Robo-calls come from ever-changing numbers that eventually make it back into the pool. The result of a system like this will be that, like SPAM IP addresses, large swaths of numbers will forever be blacklisted even long after the robo-caller has moved on, forever useless to any other user.

Blacklisting in this way has been shown not to have any effect at all on SPAM / robo-callers, and only inconveniences everyone else.

Comment: Re: Good grief... (Score -1, Troll) 681

by Frosty Piss (#49108779) Attached to: Bill Nye Disses "Regular" Software Writers' Science Knowledge

i remodeled his house in seattle before i went to school and got a phd in physics. i spent a lot of time with him. he's not an asshole at all. in fact, he's pretty much like on his show, just a bit more real. not arrogant. not full of shit.

Yet you have not idea where the shift key is on your keyboard. A "phd"? Really?

How can you work when the system's so crowded?