They didn't kill the Skype linux version yet: http://www.skype.com/en/downlo...
What has always puzzled me was how all this mitosis-invariant ageing isn't a concern in the germ line.
Yeah meant the nonsuspectibility to death, not the apple product for ghosts.
For calling a scientific advancement a milestone you need to be either really sure, or have a bloating press. Einstein's theory wasn't regarded as "milestone" until the solar eclipse 1919. Are they already really sure yet?
What affects the 1%ers today will affect the 99%ers tomorrow. This was true for Electric Light and phones in cars, and will be true for imortality.
Banks are already required to scan and report the serial numbers of all banknotes for deposits/withdrawals.
can you give me a reference?
If we had a truly cashless society would there be the possibility of the anonymous purchase as you can with cash?
Will cash remain to be anonymous? Right now every banknote has an unique number. The only thing for stores and banks to do is to band together and scan the money once when you get it from the ATM in the bank or as change in the store, and once when you pay with it in the store.
This seems not very much. How do we know of them at all?
Technology repeats itself. Perhaps you see a message behind the surface? Do you know how often the letter "q" appears on slashdot? Do you complain about that one?
On the internet things are cool only a very short time. If it were about cooless, this would have disappeared a long time ago.
Lets set up a review panel to review review panel reviews!
We aren't in control of our data or devices anyway. If anything has been shown in the past, is that everything we do with our shiny new devices is phoned home to HQ for further analysis. No way of being self-sustained. It could leak trade secrets. And the users don't care, so lure them with a bit convenience, and they are all yours. No need to get data from inside a suspect, its already enough to just ask google what he has asked google. Google may not be in direct contact with our nerves, but if we include it into our very own thought processes, it becomes part of our brain.
Without identity, you don't know if its the NSA, your ISP, or the actual site you want to talk to you encrypt with. Without cert warnings an ssl connection is almost as good as no one. Active MITM is not very hard if you already intercept all traffic, and you have a small industry that sells appliance cryptobreaking solutions.
It might be true that certs are overpriced in some cases. But that's what a free market is for. The current highly centralized approach makes high centralisation of security neccessary.
The current approach of "one CA signs", everyone trusts is a bad idea. The security is as good as the security of the worst CA. Let certs be signed by multiple CAs. Then the security of the most secure CAs involved counts.
Or, try DANE. It enables TLD owners and IANA to fake you, but at least it requires server owners to publish their cert lists with a timeframe they want to use them in.
that slashdot wasn't affected by this.