The people who designed the SR-71 are at the top end of their generation's technological bell curve. The people who sponsored it are at the bottom end.
So what you're saying is that those who designed the SR-71 were mediocre and those who sponsored it were a mix of geniuses, idiots and anything in-between?
If you're on the top end of a bell curve, your possible deviation is as low as it can be. You are mediocre, belonging to the largest segment of the population.
If you're at the bottom end of a bell curve, your possible deviation is as high as it can be. There's no telling. You may be a genius or you might be an idiot.
Anyhow, what's pretty clear is that most of those who designed and sponsored the SR-71 are dead.
And this idea of where someone has driven being collected by government concerns no one? That's the impression you would get from the bang-up job done by the journalist authoring the article.
Or you're still working your way through school.
Actually, you couldn't be more wrong.
It absolutely IS the same as "guilty until proven innocent". MegaUpload is gone permanently, even if Kim Dotcom is ultimately found 100% innocent. Any money he would have made off his potentially legal service (remember, he WAS responding to DMCA requests) is now gone for years and is never coming back, again, even IF he is found innocent.
And Kent Hovind, head of a Creationist ministry currently on trial for structuring and tax evasion, was found in contempt of court for filing a lis pendens ON HIS OWN PROPERTY to prevent it from being sold by the government despite the fact that his trial is still going on!
And in the US, cops have seized over $2.5 billion since 9/11 in cases WITH NO SEARCH WARRANT OR INDICTMENT! Only in 7% of those cases was ANY money returned at all.
So, yeah, you can keep believing that seizures are great if you like, but it's a factually untenable argument.
I would rather my kids learn to program than to learn Trigonometry or Calculus, which have proven to be completely useless in my life.
Why we teach everyone years and years of math(s) they'll never use instead of something that many people could use is beyond me. Save that stuff for aerospace majors.
Without assumptions, there is no threat model. Without a threat model, there is no way to measure security.
Security isn't a measurable commodity, It's a philosophy.
Because even if Affirmative Action is their "policy" that doesn't necessarily mean that every implementation is in compliance with the law.