Poster says "phasing out support for certificates using SHA-1 encryption" SHA-1 is a hash function not an encryption function.
That horse has left the barn. The states are federated, the USA might as well be a single state. Why do we even bother thinking of states as individual legal entities any more.
The ISPs have a defacto monopoly. Net neutrality is them trying to exercise their monopoly. We shouldn't be going after net neutrality, instead we need to break up the monopoly that is behind it.
Possible solution: Modify the netflix player to acknowledge every packet it receives with a response packet of equal size sent to the netflix servers. Now the comcast network would be sending as much to netflix as netflix send to it and their would be balance in the force.
Without exception every site I have developed for the desktop has failed to work on a mobile browser initially because of some limitation of the mobile browser. This includes modern Chrome on a tablet.
"50kg of force on every wheel" How do you get that? Since when was force measured in kg.
I think you have misunderstood the meaning of the word sentience. Sentience is the capacity to feel not the capacity to reason. Your position that "Animals will never progress to sentience" is not a widely held belief. It is generally accepted that animals can feel and can suffer and are therefor sentient. For example: 'In 1997 the concept of animal sentience was written into the basic law of the European Union. The legally-binding protocol annexed to the Treaty of Amsterdam recognizes that animals are "sentient beings", and requires the EU and its member states to "pay full regard to the welfare requirements of animals".' http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sentience#Animal_rights_and_sentience
Perhaps but it is a question of degree. You don't typically hear people arguing that 3 year olds should be tried as adults. If this were the case just about ever kid pre-school would be likely have a long criminal record for assault.
I can come up with a better way of catching terrorists than the one they are currently employing. Do nothing. It will catch you just as many terrorists. What has been the benefit to the citizens of the USA for all the money that has been spent and all the privacy we have lost. Show me the terrorists. Show me the plots that have been foiled. Seems to me like all this money has been spent to prevent hypothetical terrorists. Or in other words to defend against an enemy that does not exist. The current system that costs so much and invades so much isn't catching terrorists either.
What about humans who have developmental disabilities that prevent them from ever mentally progressing from the level of an infant? We still consider these beings to be persons even though we are confident they are not ever going have the mental capabilities of a human adult. And yet we don't consider them to be responsible in the way we consider adults responsible. I think a case can be made that there are chimps that have greater cognitive abilities that some developmentally disabled humans.
Consider that we provide children a special status in our society. We consider children to be persons and afford them rights as such. Yet we do not hold them accountable for murder in the same way we do for human adults. Giving a chimp the status person does not mean we have to give them the same rights as human adults.
Not only do you have to understand the problem in hand, you have to understand how the prior programmer understood the problem.
That passphrase would usually be digested into a 128 or 256bit secret key and the private key would then be encrypted with AES. Safe and sound.