## Comment Re:Which hard drive encryption, if any, works? (Score 1) 462

FileVault?

Just search for VileFault - there's your answer.

FileVault?

Just search for VileFault - there's your answer.

Difficult to *restore* a faith that was never there.

Does "non-essential" cover senators and reps?

Surveillance is terrorism

Lets see now. 26 senators from 23 states. Less than half.

Was the assembly quorate?

...or a footgun

You mean your flying electric car currently has a power cable?

No wonder the range is limited.

> "...the government endorses a recent intellectual property report".

That's a first. I've lost count of the number of times some quango has been set up to bolster gov't policies and then been quietly buried when their report turns out to recommend the opposite.

I'm not Sparticus either.

I'm Spartacus!

First post, but modded down as "redundant"?

Reality must be on the blink again.*

[*] Douglas Adams,iirc.

Nah, we've got our own thanks to the EUCD.

That's called reductio ad absurdum

No it isn't. Reductio ad absurdum is where you assume the opposite (of what you want to prove) to be true and then after a series of logically correct inferences arrive at a "true" statement that is inconsistent with your assumption or the axioms.

Disproving a conjecture by finding a counter-example isn't a proof of anything except the falsehood of the conjecture. I suppose you could set up the falsehood of the conjecture as a theorem, but it doesn't really tell you anything.

Maybe you should try reductio ad nauseam. That's where you make a series of logically correct inferences until you arrive at the conclusion that everyone in your audience has dozed off. Then you suddenly announce "QED!" in a loud voice and move on to the next topic.

Nah - that's easy to debunk. Just ask for the citations.

I think the fact that high school maths teachers are recommending calculators at all points to what's wrong with maths teaching, but maybe that's just me.

MMBK writes *"NASA TV recently produced six movie-trailer parodies about current projects for a 'themed exhibit at an international conference.' But for the most part, the attempt remains pretty corny, far, far away from the imaginative, inspiring work of space artists like Bruce McCall."*

The primary function of the design engineer is to make things difficult for the fabricator and impossible for the serviceman.