There are other hardware RNGs available, but none as inexpensive as a PI. Also because the PI has an RJ45 connection, it can be plugged into my router where it can serve random numbers for all computers on my lan.
He suggest that packet processing in the Linux kernel had been obstructed by one kernel developer. Gilmore suggests that the NSA has been plotting against strong cryptography on mobile phones:"
Probably the only CA I would trust.
If an important commonly used crypto program like gpg or ssl were broken by the NSA's mathematicians, it would be a secret of the highest order. Any use of the secret tends to reveal the secret. Therefore the secret can only be used for national business of the highest importance. Most people's secrets are just not that important, even if they involve matters that the federal government does not like. Thus most ordinary people are protected as free riders. This is "Coventry logic".
It is for this reason that the NSA's abilities should not be probed. If some investigative people probed the NSA's abilities, with fake messages about fake plots and that scheme worked, it could remove the "coventry logic" protection that millions of people now currently enjoy. If an important secret were forced out, then why not use the secret? Thus it is in no one's interest, other than the genuine malefactors, that this type of secret be probed. Everyone else has an interest in strategic ambiguity.
The typical alien civilization has had hundreds of thousands of years to work out compression algorithms.
On top of this, spread spectrum might be used.
So what makes anyone think that SETI or anyone else would be capable of recognizing an alien signal if they saw one?
The fact that people are trying to draw conclusions from this failure, is a sign only of colossal human arrogance.
Any derived work of something, like git, which is GPLed, must be GPLed. That means that if you fork, the main branch, the main branch is free to use your extensions. This makes it difficult for replacement to work.
Furthermore, if you try discontinue step, others are free to fork and continue. So discontinue does not work.
The GPL completely breaks the "Embrace. Step 2: Extend. Step 3: Replace. Step 4: Discontinue." process. Which is why it is hated.
This reply usually confuses them enough to go away.
Testers should do the testing.
Packagers should do the packaging.
Sysadmins should do installations.
Requiring devopers to know everything in the Debian Policy manual would be too much.
Philosophers and theologians prove exactly what they assume, no more.
These questions are a complete mystery.
Get Used to it.
This result may not be an example, yet, because it has not been independently confirmed yet. (Who knows if it will be?)
Something like this is bound to happen sometime. (Some think it already has.)
Will physicists have the courage and humility to admit current theories are broken, or will they act like geologists with respect to Wegener, before nuclear fission was discovered?
What is currently known is a very small faction of that which could be scientifically known.
Science is a restrictive methodology i.e. the scientific method.
Human beings have ways of knowing things that are not scientific. So the class of things that could be known, is even larger, than the class of things that could be scientifically known.
And then there are the questions human could pose, for which there is no conceivable way for humans to confirm an answer.
This is the unknowable. "Our line is too short to fathom such immense abysses."
Then there are those truths for which humans can not even formulate the question.