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Comment: Re:quick question (Score 1) 210

by Joce640k (#48418945) Attached to: Launching 2015: a New Certificate Authority To Encrypt the Entire Web

The fundamental problem is the whole concept of a "Web of Trust." How or why should I trust that a collision detection mechanism is in place, functioning properly, and has not been manually overridden? We've come full-circle to "I just have to blindly trust."

True, but lets get everybody used to using https and get it enabled on all the servers.

Once that's done, THEN we can tackle the problem of who to trust with the certificates.

"The longest journey starts with a single step", etc.

Comment: Exactly, reality says (Score 1) 304

by Joce640k (#48013105) Attached to: Consumer Reports: New iPhones Not As Bendy As Believed

In the end a large flat object can be broken, that's just physics and no amount of design will change that.

If you bother to look at the videos you'll see they all seem to bend right where the volume buttons are. That's called a "weak point" and a certain amount of design will change that (and without violating the laws of physics!)

Comment: Re:In other words... (Score 2) 304

by Joce640k (#48013087) Attached to: Consumer Reports: New iPhones Not As Bendy As Believed

The general consensus that Consumer Reports seems to be getting at here is that the results that they observed shows that while the iPhones do bend, the amount of force required to do so results in phones from other manufacturers simply breaking under the stresses involved.

If by "phones from other manufacturers" you mean "the HTC One (M8)", then, yes, that is correct.

The real problem is the size. There's a physical principle called a "lever" which multiplies forces. Maybe you can google it...

Comment: ...like dash cams. (Score 1) 455

by Joce640k (#47815051) Attached to: Should police have cameras recording their work at all times?

How to let officers pee without also letting them turn off cameras at every "inconvenient" time presents a challenge...

Why? They have no problem nudie-scanning the public at airports and calling their buddies over and having the chick pass through the machine a few more times if she's really hot.

They could have a button that turns it off for five minutes.

It could reactivate instantly if they start running, fighting, draw a weapon, etc.

Comment: Police have legal immunity (Score 1) 455

by Joce640k (#47815007) Attached to: Should police have cameras recording their work at all times?

Hopefully the cameras won't point straight downwards.towards policeman's feet.

What's needed is a law that says that whenever the camera is switched off the cop is regarded as "off duty" and therefore regarded as a normal citizen with no special privileges.

When they switch it off a little flap appears with the words "Off duty" on it (so everybody can see it) and the time spent off duty is deducted from their paycheck at the end of the month.

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