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Comment: So encrypt your email (Score 1) 986

by afabbro (#44619311) Attached to: Joining Lavabit Et Al, Groklaw Shuts Down Because of NSA Dragnet
In the early 90s, I used to read the cypherpunks email list. During the PGP, Clipper chip, etc. drama, the cypherpunks were discussing practical ways of encryption. They wrote code and collected practical how-to guides on encryption. Lots of good stuff - how to automate encryption on your email, how to make an encrypted "cryptobook" laptop, etc. And no one used it. Today encryption is used only for shopping. When's the last time you got an encrypted email? It isn't for lack of technology.

Comment: Re:We already have these... (Score 1) 400

by afabbro (#39929371) Attached to: America's Next Bomber: Unmanned, Unlimited Range, Aimed At China

ICBMs have a habit of not being recallable. Once it is in the air, the only abort possible is destruction of the missile. Unfortunately, that still leaves a lot of shrapnel on a ballistic trajectory to the target.

They get to the target in 30-60 minutes. If you are so confused that you're going to change your mind in 30 minutes, don't launch.

Comment: Hell Hath No Fury Like a Geek Inconvenienced (Score 1) 292

by afabbro (#39400569) Attached to: Time to Review FAA Gadget Policies

In most cases, you're talking about a few minutes before and during takeoff and a few minutes during landing. During that time, read a book.

I've certainly used tablets, phones (for apps), and laptops all other times during flight.

There is no one on this planet who can't live without the Internet for the duration of a flight. If you are so insanely important, buy the plane's service.

Your own mileage may vary.