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Comment: Re:Share your "encryption network" with Suckerberg (Score 1) 133

by grub (#49822071) Attached to: Facebook Now Supports PGP To Send You Encrypted Emails
Anyone who encrypts mail to me does it from their own machines. This is for Facebook mail to you. If a user grabs your keys they can also send you mail directly without going through Facebook.

Facebook lets you control your public keys as if it were any other information: public, friends only, etc.

Comment: It took mine. (Score 1) 133

by grub (#49821015) Attached to: Facebook Now Supports PGP To Send You Encrypted Emails
Just added my keys. Not that I care about the notifications that "Billy scored X on Y Game", but anything that obfuscates and encrypts data on the wire is a good thing. It's not just the NSA, how many of you use gmail? This will keep them from scanning your mail.

>In fact I may enable a bunch more useless notifications and set up a rule to delete them at my end as they arrive.

Comment: Sure (Score 0) 172

by Greyfox (#49806143) Attached to: Can You Commit Copyright Infringement By Using Your Own Work?
If a court decided that it was a different work (IE: Not derivative of the original piece) and you make an exact copy of that piece then yes, that's copyright infringement. If it's so different that you'd never have had that idea on your own, even if all the component pieces are your photos, the arrangement of them is not. If the piece is so similar that you could accidentally replicate it by, say, printing your photos on one page or some shit, then the original court would likely have not found the piece to be sufficiently different to warrant its own copyright protection. God, I'm not even a lawyer and that seems clear to me.

Comment: If You Find Them Creepy (Score 2) 175

If you find it creepy that they keep your photos around forever, just disable the auto-backup feature in your android settings. I'm sure it's a complete coincidence that most default camera apps I've used over the years don't allow you to specify the external SD card as the location that pictures are stored.

Comment: Really, Guys? (Score 4, Funny) 67

by Greyfox (#49795017) Attached to: Live Anthrax Shipped Accidentally To S Korea and US Labs
You'd think NOT GETTING ANTHRAX would be an effective incentive for your lab monkeys to follow the lab's safety protocols. Is it really THAT depressing a workplace environment?
"Hey Bob! Looks like we need to ship some anthrax to Korea."
"Ok! Did you make sure it wouldn't kill us before we start handling the samples."
"Does it really matter?"
"... No... I guess not..."

Comment: Re:Russian rocket motors (Score 1) 62

by Bruce Perens (#49787045) Attached to: SpaceX Cleared For US Military Launches

Russia would like for us to continue gifting them with cash for 40-year-old missle motors, it's our own government that doesn't want them any longer. For good reason. That did not cause SpaceX to enter the competitive process, they want the U.S. military as a customer. But it probably did make it go faster.

Also, ULA is flying 1960 technology, stuff that Mercury astronauts used, and only recently came up with concept drawings for something new due to competitive pressure from SpaceX. So, I am sure that folks within the Air Force wished for a better vendor but had no choice.

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