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Comment: Odd Questions About TrueCrypt (Score 1) 69 69

I wonder... Schneier says:

Then, I used TrueCrypt. I used it because it was open source. But the anonymous developers weirdly abdicated in 2014 when Microsoft released Windows 8.

Is there a relationship between the release of Windows 8 and the abandonment of TrueCrypt? Is there a bug / back door / some other issue between Windows 8 and TrueCrypt? Do the developers for TrueCrypt now work in Redmond?

Comment: Not a Placebo (Score 1) 668 668

...concluding that there is no evidence that homeopathy works for anything. Homeopathy is a placebo.

And therefor if "there is no evidence that homeopathy works for anything", than obviously it is not a placebo, since there are legitimate studies that show positive effects from placebos.

+ - Restaurateur settles after being extorted by BMI-> 1 1

Frosty Piss writes: BMI claims Amici III in Linden, New York didn't have a license when it played four tunes in its eatery one night last year, including the beloved “Bennie and the Jets” and “Brown Sugar,” winning a $24,000 judgment earlier this year, as well as more than $8,200 in attorney’s fees. Giovanni Lavorato, who has been in business for 25 years, says the disc jockey DJ brought into the eatery paid a fee to play tunes. 'It’s ridiculous for me to pay somebody also,' he said. 'This is not a nightclub. This is not a disco joint . . . How many times do they want to get paid for the stupid music?'
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Comment: Big fail from the software engineering standpoint. (Score 5, Interesting) 253 253

Just my take as a software engineer and current DoD employee that works with C17...

There should have been some process on firing up the jet / avionics / computers that ran checks to see that even if software was not latest, was it CONSISTENT?

Big fail from the software engineering standpoint.

Comment: Really? (Score 2) 56 56

The findings have raised concerns about the privacy and confidentiality wearable devices may provide.

Who ever suggested that there was any "privacy and confidentiality" of wearable devices that use Bluetooth? Who would even think such a thing? We're not talking about encrypted communications devices here...

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