Which, by the way says at the bottom of page 1...wait for it..."There are no FIPS Approved nondeterministic random number generators."
spot on...specifically FIPS Pub 140-2 Annex C (draft) "Approved Random Number Generators" which can be found at http://csrc.nist.gov/publicati...
The solution, of course, is "norming." Create a special math in which designated disadvantaged classes might better succeed. Then legislate federal mandates so that "normative math" is standard curricula for federally funded schools, and for government use, for example in budget preparation and statistical analysis for social program design and management. (I'm not serious; however, I predict that something similar is bound to be introduced in a legislature near you...)
No. Obviously not. I used to get this same sort of extreme counterpoint when I used to talk to my kids when they were little. I'd discuss some broad concept, then I'd get back an example outlier, something like, "but what if it was there was a Tyrannosaurus Rex blocking your way, then what would you do!" So, I'd often tell them something like, "go brush your teeth....it's bedtime."
Canada is a democracy. They make their own laws and govern themselves. It is none of my business as an American what they decide to do inside their own borders any more than it's my business what happens in the privacy of my neighbor own home as long as it stays inside their home. Privacy, mmmmkay?
The "typically low frequency radio spectrum bands (e.g. 900MHz and 1800MHz etc.)" of which the submitter speaks, are solidly in the Ultra High Frequency band, which ranges from 300–3000 MHz. He many have meant to say "low-power," which is very true but different altogether.
Just curious. Does TFA, when ascribing contributions to "unknown," really mean "anonymous"? I can't imagine such a significant contribution by any truly "unknown." But why would a corporation or other non-governmental institution wish to be anonymous? On the other hand, I can imagine why certain government entities might. Rand(thoughts).
Yeah, and I'm I'm probably on the same list as you are for the same reason. Looking forward to meeting you at Re-education Camp!
Of course "they have the [power] to do to us anything we [don't] stop them from doing." That's a universal human and historical truth, and subject of Benjamin Franklin's answer to a passerby's question at the close of Constitutional Convention in 1787 with the veiled warning: "a republic, if you can keep it.' It's also the reason for the Bill of Rights which can only have meaning as long as there is vigilant scrutiny and determined enforcement. My only quibble with Heller is that fundamentally only individuals can have rights; governments, or any collectivist formulation, have only have persuasive or coersive power.
Best practice is to always create and use a non-admiistrator account for routine use, and an administrator's account only for **administration**. Also, never let someone else use your computer, period.
Axiom 1: The emperor, on occasion, has no cloths. Corollary 1: Emperors' political appointees are reluctant to bring this condition to the emperor's attention at each instance of occurrence due to their dependency on the emperor's good graces. Root cause: Human beings are imperfect, even the best and brightest among them; and even were they to approach perfection on any subject at any random juncture, neither conditions nor information are ever likely also sufficiently perfect to flawlessly formulate and execute their best laid plans. Commentary: Thus it has always been; thus it will always be. Implication: Be prudently wary of large and extremely complex laws, strategies, and "5 year economic (etc.) plans". Also, be extremely wary of the conceits that motivates them. Neither governments nor any other institutions conceived of man have ever been, nor will ever be, perfect. Therefore, they should be reasonably limited in scope and reach through vigorous public monitoring and judiciously enforced checks and balances within. That's what the U.S. Constitution tries to do. Recommend that we forget those principles, as we surely do from time to time at during every generation, at our grave peril. That said, every kid has to touch the burner at least once.
Assume that what you say or do in public is now, has ever been, and will always be public. That's not a new condition. Avoid doing or saying anything in public you'd be embarrassed for your Mom to find out about. Stay the hell off of "social media" sites; if you must (some employers strong arm for Linked-In), keep your footprint minimal, you activity low, your privacy settings maxed, and your ego in check. Immediately egress and abandon any "social," and every other site, that probes for information that makes you uncomfortable. Minimal internet presence is not only OK, but preferable to glaring and suspicion raising absence, because, be advised, methods for countering detection and targeting, including systemic traffic analysis, significantly include blending in with routine traffic. Although everything on the web is traceable and searchable, resources always have a pain threshold and imply a noise floor under which normal resources will not be routinely expended to engage without provocation or extraordinary need. Nothing can inoculate one from random occurrences of bad luck, malicious actors, or general misfortune; but, wise and moderate behavior reduces the odds. "Nail that sticks out gets hammered in." - Anon attributed as Japanese proverb
So, the idea is to derive requirements from actually analyzing users' business processes and information needs, and then design applications towards satisfying those? Wow. Who'd ever thunk...
Re "others claim The Early Bird was nothing more than a propaganda machine, by culling articles that painted DoD in a favorable light": Anyone who actually read the Earlybird over the years would know that this statement is patently untrue, as the service would routinely would feature articles that were unfavorable. I always thought that the reason would have to be so that readers would be afforded visibility on the range of relevant signals in the air, including the good, the bad and ugly.
"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized." - Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution.--------- Sadly too many Americans have lost sight of the central idea that in our form of government, as articulated and defined in our founding documents, the people are conceived to self-govern through our representatives. First, we need to stop reflexively referring to our representatives as "leaders," as it inflates their already immense egos. Instead, we need to constantly remind them that they are first and foremost the peoples' representatives, and not our rulers. Unelected bureaucrats also need to be reined in, through our representatives, and reminded that they are simply appointed instruments or agents facilitating the execution of our laws. Those who forget their place, in all strata of government, need to be brought to account, either administratively, judicially, and/or at the polls, depending on the nature and severity of the breach of public trust. There needs to be a wake-up call, and citizens need to get off their dead posteriors to keep a steady strain on their representatives at all levels. ------ "It is not so much that power corrupts, but that it irresistibly attracts the highly corruptible." - Frank Herbert (Author, including "Dune" series)