Ummmm. This is November 2014. Where does that contract / funding stand now?
I would add that the main problem they seem to be solving is slow bootup times, which are slow because you can't run startup processes in parallel.
That was the original reason for systemd before they decided to start the feature bloat. The fact though is that you can run startup processes in parallel and could without systemd. SUSE linux was able to do this and did a good job of it long before they switched to systemd while still using standard init scripts. On my system, the switch from that to systemd actually _slowed_ my boot process by about 10% because systemd insists on waiting for things that don't need to be waited for. Through some careful tuning, I've managed to get that slowdown to about 4-5% but it's still slower than the old parallel-run init scripts were.
I hear these onion routers are all the rage now.
Well if you want to route onions around the internet, then, yeah, it's an ok router (hint: puree routes better than whole onions and onion soup is even better until you get to the crouton and cheese). I'm mainly looking for a better way to route data from my home network to my Internet connection though.
9/11 was the most spectacular win for the authoritarians, because they more or less kicked the foundations out from Western society, and have helped to create the worst form of surveillance state you can imagine.
No, you didn't. You just made it say the same thing again.
Unfortunately, it also appears to be Windows-only.
No, you can't; they already come that way from the factory.
Ooooo, I like this one. Who are these people and do they have any kind of formal organization? I want to join up....
I know of no other company that can piss away 5-6 years of R&D and then claim over and over that the inferior new stuff is so great. It's mind-blowing.
Since they're attacking using high frequency sound, maybe have the machine emit some random noise in the same spectrum using its sound hardware while encrypting or decrypting or performing key generation. Wouldn't something like that jam such an attack (at least from a distance; if someone got microphones into your hardware that might be a different story)?
Now people are all neurotic about their DNA being obtained when it's the content of alchohol and drugs in their system they're checking.
And you're certain that's all that's being checked how, precisely?
I'm pretty sure you're wrong on both counts.