The issue that Silent Circle points out is that SMTP is inherently unable to provide security against traffic analysis. Even if the body of the email is encrypted, the headers cannot be.
So yes, you can run your own email server, and require that only gpg traffic pass through it. But that won't keep you secure against traffic analysis (aka "metadata collection") with collection performed at your ISP.
You can't re-use nodes, but you _can_ put in crossing lines, which makes the grease smears less useful.
We have to protect our phoney baloney jobs here, gentlemen! We must do something about this immediately! Immediately! Immediately! Harrumph! Harrumph! Harrumph!
Most software (games being the obvious exception) has the possibility of creating harm to humans. Payroll, accounting, project management, word processing, etc. all have that potential.
It really shouldn't have.
Nationally, the No Child Left Behind Act has dictated that there need to be standards for educational performance, and standardized tests will be used to make sure those standards are met. Although that push started with basics like math and language, national science standards were also called for, and many states have since implemented them; the Kentucky legislature apparently adopted the national standards in 2009. ACT, a company that creates and manages standardized testing, was contracted to handle the science tests.
Given that evolution is extremely well supported and provides the central organizing idea of biology, ACT's tests featured it heavily. That made a number of the state legislators rather unhappy, and gave them the chance to demonstrate that they should not be setting education policy."
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It has also said that over a 24-hour period on the busiest Olympic days it had more traffic to bbc.co.uk than it did for the entire BBC coverage of the FIFA World Cup 2010 games.
“We wanted to offer the whole breadth of the Games to audiences. It’s been hugely gratifying to see from our data that they embraced our comprehensive coverage: we saw over 106 million requests for BBC Olympic video content across all online platforms,” said Cait O’Riordan, head of product at BBC Sport and London 2012.
BBC Sport Online’s most requested live video stream was of the tennis single finals, where Serena Williams and Andy Murray won golds, which saw 820,000 requests."
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Also *raises hand*.
On one system we stored programs by wiring them into a ROM. By hand. One wire per word, wrapped around the center pole of the E-cores clockwise for a 1, or counterclockwise for a 0. Then solder one end of the wire to the correct X address, and the other end to the correct Y address. Total, 256 16-bit words per board (Z was decoded to board-select).
Yes, I am old.
From the article:
"He warned that the rush to make webpages more dynamic often meant users were badly served.
He said sites peppered with personalisation tools were in danger of resembling the "glossy but useless" sites at the height of the dotcom boom.
This is already happening to some extent with Yahoo, which is offering three options to users to maintain their photos:
However, the backup CD option they are promoting is not the best alternative. Their partner, Englaze, which is integrated with both Yahoo Photos and Flickr, is relatively weak in comparison to other options. For one thing, it gives users very little choice in which photos can be backed up — in reality it is all or nothing. Perhaps even more significant for cost-conscious consumers that it is expensive — $6.95 + $1.70 shipping = $8.65.
Our product, Backupr (yahoo.backupr.com or www.backupr.com) is also integrated with Yahoo Photos:
But unlike Englaze, Backupr gives users more control over which photos they'd like to back up and a CD of photos is free (plus $3.99 shipping worldwide), adding up to a total cost of less then half what Englaze is charging.
Yahoo could easily have decided to give users more options and let them make the choice of how to best manage their photos, but for their own business reasons they decided to only refer to Englaze's solution — effectively making customers either use a more expensive and less user-friendly option or do their own legwork to find a solution.
It is important that customers know that they have better options. After all, these are their photos, not Yahoo's, and what can be more personal and precious to individuals and families than memories captured in photos.
The latest version of Java seems to have an under the radar problem that occurs when users have the following:
1) Client application uses either a Java 1.6 applet or webstart.
2) Client uses https for all communication.
3) Server can be Java 1.5 or 1.6 (I use tomcat 5.5 with Java 1.5).
The above will randomly generate an internal exception. Simply switching back to Java 1.5 on the client fixes the problem. What is the response from Sun? Not much at this point as you can see from the bug posted back in January.