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Comment: Re:Rimberry's only advantage was security.. (Score 1) 132

by acoustix (#48634971) Attached to: Review: The BlackBerry Classic Is One of the Best Phones of 2009

But then they rolled over for India, of all places, trading backdoors for market share.

Citation needed.

Just because you heard it somewhere doesn't mean it's true. There are no backdoors for the BES system. The customer generates their own keys. BlackBerry doesn't have access to them.

Comment: Re:the mysterious "us" (Score 1) 178

by acoustix (#48569379) Attached to: LA Mayor Proposes Earthquake Retrofits On Thousands of Buildings

who is this "us" he is talking about? because with just a little thought, you quickly realized these "billions of dollars" are just transfers from the (assumed) wealthy building owners to the less wealthy contractors and workers.

one person's cost is another's paycheck and kids tuition payment.

if the public good is really being served here by improving safety of citizens, why isn't the discussion framed more along these lines?

Where do you think these contractors/workers live and work? In buildings where the owners and renters will be forced to pay for these improvements.

Stop acting like only the rich will pay for it. Everyone will pay for it. Most people won't be able to afford it. If it becomes mandatory people will be forced to move out of the city due to the cost. Everyone will pay.

Comment: Re:Unless end to end, it's a farce (Score 2) 27

by acoustix (#48502813) Attached to: BlackBerry Clears Hurdle For Voice Crypto Acquisition

Since multiple governments mandate that Blackberry share back doors with them, it's not clear to me what benefit more encryption will really add. Won't they be sharing keys with governments (and thus potentially hackers can get the same data)?

The only secure encryption is end to end encryption where you understand and actively control/limit how the key transmission works.

This is a blatant lie. BES controls encryption from end-to-end. BB/RIM does not have the ability to see any traffic other than the encrypted traffic.

Comment: It's almost as if... (Score 1) 384

by acoustix (#48204503) Attached to: Ebola Does Not Require an "Ebola Czar," Nor Calling Up the National Guard

...Obama has no leadership experience at all. He procrastinates making decisions, and when shit fails he blames someone else. He's never accountable for anything.

Who would have thought that a community organizer and a state senator with a record number of "present votes" can't lead.


Comment: Re:The Conservative Option (Score 1) 487

by acoustix (#48096583) Attached to: Texas Ebola Patient Dies

Wrong. Aid workers from the US could return if they go through quarantine. And throughout that process they would receive our best medical care. However, having unrestricted travel between countries when there is a plague on the loose is moronic.

Moronic... an opinion morons have.

Really? You don't think the people that want to get to the United States are going to travel somewhere else first and then simply go to the US from there? Thus, if they are infected, spreading the disease even further? Or simply trek to the nearest nation they can travel around from?

Call names all you want, that seems to be the method employed by the people promoting the travel ban option. That and batshit insane fear mongering. know....look at their travel history before letting them in the US. Isn't that the job of customs at the airports?

Comment: Re:not complicated...monopology (Score 1, Insightful) 346

You might want look up the definition of monopoly. A government run Internet is a monopoly. I have 5+ choices for Internet access (all private companies) in my *small* town. That's not a monopoly.

The article even admits that it's all government run. Which means its most likely all subsidized by their massive taxes. The government shouldn't be providing services that can be done by the private sector.

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