It was not made clear what "operation value" they were seeking."
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Also, go fuck yourself. Loser.
No, no no no no! The person is SO messed he/she/it is probably a hermaphrodite, and maybe even so messed up to be a self-fertile one!
We don't need more just like 'em!
More to the point, Larry thinks the NSA program of collecting everything is "excellent" and "necessary".
Of course! You can't do big data with out Oracle DB!
Good Grief, I built an Altair 8800 — in those days peripheral boards came as "you solder the chips in and save $50" and a template driver was included, so that you could write your own, better one. These drivers were super well documented with references to test points on the board. Yes clock speeds were around 1-2 MegHz, with "wait states" included for stability — technology has passed out of the garage.
Mother COBOL (Grace Hopper) handed out Nano Seconds (one foot strings) at the start of a speech. Nano Second = Clock Speed of 1 GigHz. A 2 Gig Mobo has two clock ticks alive at one time — not to mention distance between pins — FAR beyond a guy/gal with a soldering iron, hemostat and jeweller's loop. So we must TRUST the magicians and their 4 layer Mobos. — HOW do we do that?
A key logger would be pure simplicity,
I hear about NSA Ordering (via FISA) the
keys, seeds, salt, and keystrokes of clients.
(Oh BTW, key loggers in anything you import or build)
Keystrokes should never go further than your box, damn it!
Can we form a TRUSTED COMPUTER (from a customer POV) certification
Can we get a software suite that monitors our modem connection automatically, with alerts?
If the government is able to determine a person's password, which is typically stored in encrypted form, the credential could be used to log in to an account to peruse confidential correspondence or even impersonate the user. Obtaining it also would aid in deciphering encrypted devices in situations where passwords are reused.
Some of the government orders demand not only a user's password but also the encryption algorithm and the so-called salt, according to a person familiar with the requests. A salt is a random string of letters or numbers used to make it more difficult to reverse the encryption process and determine the original password. Other orders demand the secret question codes often associated with user accounts.
I'm next expecting to see the regulation or law demanding that all users use plain text for all web transactions, to catch terrorists and for the children"
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I think you misunderstand what 501(c)(3)'s are, and how they compare to for-profit corps.Having headed a (c)(3), (c)(4), and for profit companies, maybe I can help.
A not for profit, (any of the (c)'s, they all just exist for differing purposes), is supposed to lose (or more properly use) money for certain purposes for which it is formed. If I form the "Red Wiggler Defense League" to educate people about how modern land use is wiping out that worm, I can incorporate as a (c)(3) educational org and accept donations to fund that effort. I can pay my self a salary as a worker for the org, create worm shaped gimmicks to sell as fund raisers, and even make a profit on them, enough to fund the whole organization, BUT I must put that profit back into the organization and not give it to other people of for profit corps. I can donate some it to the "Earthworm Defense Fund", another (c)(3), or form a (c)(4) that's related and fund it with some of the money, to lobby for changes in the law. I can also abuse the money by giving myself a $250,000 salary, use of an organizationally owned car and home, etc, but you usually only get away with that if you're United Way or the like.
As a (c)(3), my profits are not taxed, because they are all flowing back into my charity work, and not for making me rich. Because I'm a (c)(3), you get to deduct any donations you make to me from your net income for income tax purposes. It's treated just like you didn't make 'X' amount when you file.
As a corporation, all my profits are taxed, but that should not be confused with income. If I spend $600K a year paying for programmers to make my software better, that money is deducted from the income I make to figure my profits. If my company spent 10 million to make 100K, I only got taxed on 100K. I can take that 100K and (after paying corporate taxes on it) return it to investors, buy a competitor, whatever I want. Of course, the Investors will also be taxed on any money they receive from the corp, hence the double taxation of corporate profits.
As a corporation, I can't take donations from others to help make my software better without counting that as income, and possibly adding tax liability to it. As a (c)(3), I can. That's really just about the only advantage of doing my development as a (c)(3) or some other (c) code.
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