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Comment: Re:Know what's worse? Cleartext. (Score 1) 132

by Zeromous (#49278697) Attached to: Researchers Find Same RSA Encryption Key Used 28,000 Times

I agree, I liken this to a Master Lock. All keys are the same for the master lock (A Hammer/Crowbar), that doesn't mean it doesn't provide a measure of "sufficient security".

like Hey, if you want to steal my lawnmower thats cool bro. I'll put a master lock on the shed and worry about securing the really important stuff.

Comment: Re:What's the matter with Canada? (Score 1) 116

by Zeromous (#49090169) Attached to: The Disastrous Privacy Consequences of Canada's Anti-Terrorism Bill

I live in the Ontario suburbs you nitwit. Yes I'm talking about you.

I got mine through 30 years of hard work, your dissonance is the cost at which it is to serve you with city services in the suburbs vs a big city landowner (welfare case paying property taxes? where do you get this stuff)
Also no one mentioned city politics so there is that too.

Comment: Re:Arduino Panic Button (Score 3, Interesting) 327

by Zeromous (#49038125) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Panic Button a Very Young Child Can Use

When my kid was 2, she was at grandmas when she had an aneurysm. Luckily grandpa was home. Far from scarring, my kid actually had a fascinating life experience, and opened a dialogue about emergencies, first responders, what to do if something bad happens and they are alone. My kid still recalls it today as a positive, but very unfortunate circumstance.

Kids are far more resilient than your average parent gives them credit for. I'm proud of the way my kid handled it.

Comment: Re:Is she sure she told them the correct address? (Score 1) 224

by Zeromous (#48968601) Attached to: If a Financial Institution Mishandles My Data, What Recourse Do I Have?

I share a name with the son of a billionaire.

I have given feedback on his condo housecleaning and politely declined his best friend's bachelor party blowout at some swanky ski resort. Was fun. :D Haven't received any more emails since then.


FAA Could Extend Property Rights On the Moon Through Regulation 283

Posted by timothy
from the legal-fictions-made-of-cheese dept.
MarkWhittington writes When the Outer Space Treaty which, among other things, forbade claims of national sovereignty on other worlds, was signed and ratified by the United States in 1967, little thought was given to the idea of private property rights. Now, with companies like Moon Express and Bigelow Aerospace contemplating private lunar operations, that question has become a concern. According to Reuters, the FAA may have discovered a way to enforce private property rights on the moon without, it is hoped, violating the Outer Space Treaty. The idea is to extend the FAA's current launch licensing authority to cover commercial activities on the moon. The agency would license, for example, a helium 3 mining facility, giving the company running it control over it and as much adjoining territory as necessary to run the operation. The size of that territory, for which a particular company would hold property and mineral rights, could be considerable.

Comment: Re:"equal treatment" (Score 1) 779

by Zeromous (#48961605) Attached to: WA Bill Takes Aim at Boys' Dominance In Computer Classes

Better outcomes than mean is the goal of equal opportunities. Nice false equivelence here. How on earth is your comment Interesting? It doesn't even survive casual consideration.

Equal treatment != equal opportunities.
Equal treatment = inequal mobility due to means

As far as I can tell, and I'm just taking a straw poll of my middle class liberal self and friends.... Liberals tend to be for Equal Treatment + Equal Opportunities (= better outcomes on average), as this is the only approach which can close the gap on Equal Outcomes.

What good is a ticket to the good life, if you can't find the entrance?