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Comment Re:I smell a false flag (Score 2) 418

2. The very word 'unbreakable' is misleading - as nothing, absolutely nothing - is unbreakable, in the tech scene

Yes, but anything that you can refer to as "breakable" encryption is really no encryption at all.

And even if you are paranoid, somebody might still be out to get you.

Comment Re:Derp, Lessig (Score 1) 239

Money isn't that bad a negative proxy for support, since if you can't raise money you don't have much popular support. (It doesn't work the other way.)

But money is a terrible positive proxy, precisely because it doesn't work the other way. Lessig does not want to BE president, and has indicated so by way of his promise to resign. But Lessig's issue needs to be heard, and the other candidates need to respond in a meaningful way, and the debate stage (this one or the next one) is the place where that is most likely to happen.

Comment Re:Derp, Lessig (Score 1) 239

If he can raise significant amounts of money, he can run his own ads. If he makes a decent showing in a primary or in state caucuses, he has some claim to be heard.

Your statement is the exact catch-22 that is keeping him out of the debates, and it is a further example of how money has become the gatekeeper for our entire political system. This is the corruption that Lessig is fighting against.

Comment Re:Derp, Lessig (Score 1) 239

He should use those talents to try to educate people that the "Two Party" system is a cabal of political oligarchs who fleece the people by convincing them they have a choice when in reality there is only "fork over your money or something bad might happen".

That is exactly what he is trying to do, but he needs to get in front of the cameras on the debate stage to do it.

Comment Re:wrong premise? (Score 1) 281

I was under the impression (having actually read The Mythical Man Month) that the premise actually was "adding manpower to a late software project makes it later" which is not the premise being discussed here.

That is correct, along with my favorite paraphrase, "Programming time is not fungible". Regarding the summary, perhaps the author should seek the advice of The Doctor: "Answers are easy. It's asking the right questions which is hard."

Marvelous! The super-user's going to boot me! What a finely tuned response to the situation!