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Comment: Re:But the press has stopped talking about it... (Score 1) 244

by asifyoucare (#48473343) Attached to: Health Advisor: Ebola Still Spreading, Worst Outbreak We've Ever Seen

I agree. The reassurances being uttered recently by health authorities were totally a odds with the facts. Two western patients and three resulting infections to health workers, despite having all the facilities and protective gear.

I'm still somewhat confident it could be contained in a major western country (if we can stop those stupid exposed health workers mingling with the general population), but imagine it getting into parts of Asia and South America.

Comment: Re:Hope she is successful (Score 2) 23

by asifyoucare (#48324277) Attached to: Fabiola Gianotti To Take Over As CERN Director-General

this is like the most prestigious post a female scientist has had, in the physical sciences. I knew one of the previous directors, and he was very laid back, I think she'll do fine.

... and possibly the most prestigious post for a person with the initials FG who was born on her birthday.

Being a woman doesn't mean she's competing in the scientific special Olympics.

Comment: Re:What about iCloud? (Score 1) 146

by asifyoucare (#48080125) Attached to: Details of iOS and Android Device Encryption

Is iCloud encrypted under the consumer's key? That seems like the smart thing to do.

No, that is absolutely not the smart thing to do. Brute force attacks on the key are throttled by the phone hardware, but there would be no throttling on internal iCloud attacks on that same key. Not only could a government get your data from the cloud but it then has the key for anything you didn't backup to the cloud.

Presumably attacks within the cloud could normally only be performed by government agencies, and I guess its is slightly better that your naked selfies be accessible to only the government than available to any skilled hacker.

Comment: Re:What an asshole (Score 2) 305

by asifyoucare (#48066169) Attached to: The Single Vigilante Behind Facebook's 'Real Name' Crackdown
Facebook is disingenuous. If there's no problem with their policy, how can enforcing it be a problem? OK, so this guy is weird and his reports targeted a specific demographic - but why is Facebook apologising? Is Facebook henceforth only going to enforce the policy against non-drag members, or are they going to ensure that the policy enforcement proportionately represents all demographics, or are they going to do nothing and keep this policy - while mouthing some PC mumbo jumbo?

They laughed at Einstein. They laughed at the Wright Brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown. -- Carl Sagan