I thought hydroelectricity was not considered clean by the USA, creating a weird situation with Quebec's overproduction exports (among others maybe)...
Those who did specialize in computer science early on, after high school let's say, tend to not understand physics / chemistry / biology / etc. as well, and it shows.
That doesn't mean they are anti-science / anti-global-warming or anything like that, just that the rest depends more on ambiant politic than critical use of scientific knowledge when shown scientific studies...
What they really want is white box cryptography, but it seems computationally impractical right now.
Also, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T... did this and was broken!
You do need HTTPS to protect mundane content: Saying otherwise is very short sighted...
You might not care about the content, but the way someone, somewhere, is accessing it, does offer a lot of "value".
It can allow a watchful eye to either accuse the reader of being outside the norm, criminal, not respectful and whatnot (reason why librarians fought hard for the right to lend books without giving the list to the state!) or allow them to caracterise, profile, target a person over time for many different reasons.
Thus everyone should have the to right to read anonymously and willingly.
Witholding this right from others is being complicit with opressors.
Encryption has a cost, it isn't free. It increases CPU utilisation and power consumption. It interferes with caching and reduces network efficiency.
This is a dumb idea. A very dumb idea.
By FOSS do they mean dump the source after release... like Android?
I don't think that's the spirit, even though the licence says so.
Meta godwin aside, I wish a major (market wise) fork would exist with grsecurity merged in by default, for example...
I don't even understand why china, of all places, is not 100% Linux wall to wall already...
OnlyCoin - was a weird idea anyway, throw away batteries piss me off!
Also, Canada has been using chips for a few years, with both debit and credit being seperate (to answer some comments about the "rest of the world").
Will it be closed like Bittorrent-sync?
Someone can't set their date properly?
Don't forget about the first internet search engine... not web
The more people will use it, the less this argument makes any sense...