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Comment: Re:Class action lawsuit ? (Score 1) 192

by Knightman (#49093099) Attached to: How NSA Spies Stole the Keys To the Encryption Castle

Your analogy doesn't work. Here is a better one:

Somebody breaks into a combination-lock factory and steals the list of serial-numbers and their associated codes. They then proceed to use this information to break into peoples homes and rifle through all their belongings.

Don't you think that a home-owner who bought this lock thinking it was secure is going to do something about it?

The company selling the locks now has a couple of problems: the public image of their company has been tarnished, all the the locks they have sold are now insecure and a lot of customers now want their insecure locks exchanged for secure at no cost. All this will hit the company hard financially.

Comment: Re:Doesn't matter even if the publishers win... (Score 4, Insightful) 699

by Knightman (#48549967) Attached to: French Publishers Prepare Lawsuit Against Adblock Plus

Also, ad-heavy sites takes forever to load because the infrastructure supplying the ads sucks. On top of that the ad-agencies are using quite invasive tracking coupled with all the social network connectors that now are more or less standard on every site.

Comment: Re:Who pays for TSB investigation (Score 2) 165

by Knightman (#48309905) Attached to: Some Virgin Galactic Customers Demand Money Back

So if for example Boeing crashed an experimental prototype business jet, NTSB wouldn't need to be involved since Boeing is a for profit company and only rich people and companies would eventually buy the plane? Is that what you are saying?

Since FAA issued a license for the plane in question NTSB has to investigate the accident, and if the NTSB finds that the plane is unsafe they can recommend the FAA to rescind the license. Thats why NTSB is involved, it has nothing to do with "rich peoples hobbies".

+ - Why does the DNA double helix twist to the right?->

Submitted by Annanag
Annanag (3853767) writes "Most organic molecules have left- or right-handed versions, mirror images of each other, just like gloves. For some reason, life always seems to favour one version over the other — the DNA double helix in its standard form always twists like a right-handed screw, for example. But why this preference for left or right happens has always been a mystery. Now, in an experiment that took 13 years to perfect, physicists have found hints that this asymmetry of life could have been caused by electrons from nuclear decay in the early days of evolution."
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