It's probably one of the details that makes security experts doubt its veracity. Because that's an improbable and kind of stupid system.
Do you have a justification for trying to spy on every person on the planet?
Sure. It's their job and it's effective. For everyone who's not a US citizen, you're transmitting data right through our networks willingly and there's no law that says we can't. For US citizens, "we're not intentionally targeting you, we're using your data as a tool to target foreigners". It's an asshole justification, but it's pretty clear-cut.
Do you have a justification for a system that's more about corporate espionage than stopping terrorism?
Say what you will about the NSA, corporate espionage isn't their thing. That's other countries. Show some evidence to the contrary if you have it.
A lot of S and TS information is protected by Suite A cryptography instead, rather than Suite B (like AES). Still, there's a lot of classified material protected by AES and, yes, knowing about serious vulnerabilities in AES would be directly counter to one of NSAs major goals, since they've certified AES as being appropriate for use in securing lots of sensitive material.
How can that company not be a patent troll?
I don't think that there's any doubt that they are. Unfortunately, and I think most people don't really grasp this, being a patent troll in the United States is not just legal, it's extremely lucrative. That's why, while I certainly hope that Newegg eventually successfully appeals this case and continues defending against patent trolls, what we really need is better legislation to make all of this shit illegal.
NewEgg stands up to patent trolls.
Amazon... well, one-click.
This. Exactly. I'd rather pay Newegg a few bucks more knowing that those bucks will be spent fighting patent trolls than saving a few bucks at Amazon knowing that the reason they're able to offer prices a few bucks lower is because they sued some other company out of existence for having the audacity to put a button on their web page that charges your credit card and checks you out in one action.
Not surprisingly, the submitter grossly misrepresented what was said. In TFA, the Arial font thing was just a couple of lines in a much more troubling string of rants, stuff like:
- "it’s always awkward when I see one of my pervs in the parking lot after a hearing"
- he (the hearing examiner) “likes taking motions under advisement, but gets greater satisfaction denying them”
- On November 20, 2008, the day of the plaintiff’s hearing, the following comment was posted during working hours: “it’s always a mistake when people testify, because they get destroyed in cross examination”
- On that same day, the day of the plaintiff’s hearing, the hearing examiner also posted the following (apparently with reference to a different sex offender): he (the examiner) “hopes this guy doesn’t show up!!” which was followed up with “Tyson Lynch says yay!! He didn’t show up!”
...And so on. This is someone who is supposed to be fair and impartial, and the guy clearly has issues with the people he has a duty to work with.
So yeah, if I had a hearing before the guy that went south, I'd be trying to have it overturned also. I hope that the guy is fired and the people who did have hearings before him get new hearings.
Law enforcement doesn't know, they only suspect. Hopefully they have a reasonable suspicion (and hopefully a judge holds them to it).
When you go to trial, the judge doesn't know your intent, either. He's there to decide on matters of law. Your intent is a matter of fact. The job of deciding it is up to the people in the jury box.
Look into "gliadin" if you do not already know.
Gliadin, one of the two major proteins in wheat (along with glutenin)? It's been around since wheat was wheat, at least. A bit longer than 1976.
It depends on what you mean by "cloud", which is sort of a catchall term. As you've pointed out, on SaaS clouds you're going to have no guarantee of consistency, even if no time passes -- you don't know that the cloud environment is homogeneous. For (P/I)aaS clouds, you can hopefully hold constant what software is running. For example, if you have your Ubuntu 12.04 VM that runs your software, when you fire up that VM five years from now, its software hasn't changed one bit. You of course have to worry about whether or not the form you have the VM in is even usable in five years. You would hope that, even with inevitable hardware changes, if none of the software stack changes, then you'll get the same results. I'd guess that if they're running all on hardware that really correctly implements IEEE floating-point numbers, than you will in fact get consistent results. But I wouldn't bet on it.
What you really need, unfortunately, is a library that abstracts away and quantifies the uncertainty induced by hardware limitations. There are a variety of options for these, since they're popular in scientific computing, but the overall point is that using such techniques, you can get consistent results within the stated accuracy of the library.
If you don't care about safety and error checking, multithreading, Atom SoCs, or C++11... what sort of new features are you really expecting in a compiler. That touches pretty much all the major functionality of a compiler.
Disturbingly, with data URIs, a URI can contain an image. Probably not what was meant in this case, though.
It depends. From a technical standpoint, it's only reasonable to create MD5 collisions, and even then, it requires engineering both files. So, in many contexts, even MD5 collisions can be considered non-issues. A lot of P2P systems use SHA1 or SHA2, which alleviate even that problem.
Realistically, most jurisdictions don't actually trust that as evidence. A defense lawyer will ask exactly what you're asking, and then you'll be forced into the situation of explaining shadowy technical magic, which juries never like. Usually they find P2P-shared files by hash matches and then either download the files to confirm or pick the guy up and analyze his computers (which presumably contain the material). All of the evidence may not end up being presented in trial or in motions, though, depending on what's actually needed.
We're going to have to start using a new theme. In Olympic Russia, games report on journalists.
Adblock is on the Chrome Web Store.
No shit. I saw this article and wondered how much this technology was and how soon I could have it -- if the lower insurance came even close to the cost of a driverless car, it's a no-brainer: I can spend my trips doing something better than driving!