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Comment: Re: One-time pads (Score 1) 208

by cbiltcliffe (#49806609) Attached to: Australian Law Could Criminalize the Teaching of Encryption

Yes, you can have more than one. But then you're not "doing multiple transactions securely in the future using that one time pad" which is what the original poster stated.

Now, as to using a single, long OTP to encrypt several shorter messages....Ok, I'll give you that it's a single OTP retrieval from the bank, however, as far as the encryption is concerned, it's a bunch of OTPs that just happen to reside within a single file. You also have to coordinate starting position within the file for every transaction using that OTP string.

Comment: Re:One-time pads (Score 1) 208

by cbiltcliffe (#49806591) Attached to: Australian Law Could Criminalize the Teaching of Encryption

And if the OTP is much longer than a single transaction (which would work, I give you, although it's not really a single OTP then; it's more like a bunch of OTPs run through cat.) then you've got to coordinate somehow between you and the bank the position within the OTP where you actually start.

Comment: Re:A Data Point (Score 2) 175

I'm going to call bullshit.
Unless you've checked the box for "Allow Google to do absolutely anything with absolutely anything of mine, for absolutely any reason whatsoever."
I've never actually seen this option in Google's settings, so I doubt it's that.

I've already posted this, so here's the short version:
I've got an Android phone, Gmail account (which is linked to said Android phone), 2 YouTube accounts, both with videos uploaded, use Picasa for organizing my photos taken with both my Android phone and my camera.

I just checked Google Photos, and there is absolutely nothing there.
I have never had Google automatically copy files to my phone, even when I replaced my last Android phone with my current one, or the previous time I upgraded my phone, either. All 3 were Android devices, all linked to the same Gmail account.

So, what the hell are you doing, that Google copies undeletable photos to your new Android phone?

Comment: Re:What is on there already (Score 1) 175

What the hell are you doing with your stuff? I've got an Android phone. I've got a Gmail account. I've got a 2 YouTube accounts. I take photos with my phone all the time, all of which are still on said phone. I have videos uploaded onto both YouTube accounts. I use Picasa on my PC to organize and tag photos that I took with both my phone, and my more expensive camera.

I just checked Google Photos. Squat. There's nothing there. All my photos are safely restricted to my phone and computer.

What the heck are you doing, or what settings have you configured, that have photos from over 5 years ago automatically stored in Google Photos?

Comment: Re:One-time pads (Score 1) 208

by cbiltcliffe (#49736395) Attached to: Australian Law Could Criminalize the Teaching of Encryption

A one time pad allows me to get the one time pad from the bank, and do multiple transactions securely in the future using that one time pad.

Are you seeing the problem here? Please don't talk about encryption if you have no clue what you're talking about. It's called a one time pad for reason.

Comment: Re:unacceptable (Score 1) 121

We must develop a new deep AI which will attempt to do what is best for our country and people.

So then we pass control of the country to some corruptible, bribable idiots we have a hope of voting out to some small group of corruptible, bribable AI developers who we may not even know who they are. Sounds like a great idea. Pretty sure SHODAN wouldn't do very well running the country, either.

Comment: Re:Per minute... (Score 1) 293

What's your point? Considering all of my calculations were approximate, some rounded high and some low, they'll balance out reasonably well.
Regardless, GGP calculated an amount of travel per hour, and tried to pass it off as a per minute travel, making it seem much worse than it is. Whether it was an accident, or a "WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIIIIIEEE!!!1111" alarmist statement, I have no idea, but it was flat out wrong. My calculations are much more accurate, regardless of my approximations.

Comment: Re:Melting is normal (Score 1) 293

They spike up very quickly after the ice age ends, drop back down, and generally fluctuate a significant amount without any human input at all.

Not according to any the historical temperature graphs that I've seen. The temperature rises rapidly at the end of the ice age and then levels off an eventually begins to fall again.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holocene#/media/File:Holocene_Temperature_Variations.png
The graph in the page you linked to shows temperature doing exactly what I claimed it does.

Comment: Re:Welcome to civilization (Score 1) 293

Except you're wrong: On the timescales of human civilization, climate is virtually static.

Bullshit. Human civilization has been through significant temperature changes with the Roman and Medieval Warm Periods, and the Little Ice Age. Both these Warm Periods were at least as warm as we are now, and a lot of analyses show them to be even warmer. Even the pro-AGW Wikipedia articles on these two periods claim an ocean surface temperature as much as a degree warmer than today. The Little Ice Age is part of a pattern of 1-2 degree cooler periods that happen every 1500 years. Of course, warming from all the previous ones was entirely natural, but warming from the LIA, despite being basically the same as the warming from the previous cool periods, is marketed as AGW by the alarmists.

Comment: Re:Welcome to a changing world (Score 1) 293

Really? What's different about this change? The fact that we're using direct temperature measurements for the last 145 years, rather than less accurate lower resolution proxies like ice cores, so we can more clearly see year to year changes in the time since 1870? Is that the difference you mean?

Comment: Re:Good thing climate change isn't real! (Score 1, Insightful) 293

Gee, it's a good thing Anthropogenic Global Warming is just a Big Leftist Conspiracy, or imagine how bad things would be!

How much evidence is required before denialist clowns will be convinced that Global Warming is a thing, and it is almost certainly Our Fault?

See, this is why global warming is a religion, rather than science. If you don't agree with the entire GW dogmatic scripture, and you question anything at all, then you're straw manned as denying everything at all, being anti-science, etc.etc.etc.

There's the position that you hold, where "AGW IS REAL!!! WE'RE CAUSING EVERY BIT OF IT AND WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIIIIIIIIIEEE!!1!1!!"
Then there's the position you claim everyone who disagrees with you holds, where "AGW ISN'T HAPPENING! THERE IS NO WARMING! CLIMATE DOESN'T CHANGE AT ALL! YOU'RE ALL LIAAAARRRSSS!!!!11!!11"

Your statement makes it quite clear that you think no other position exists. Regardless of your black and white view, there is a whole scale of opinions in between your two extremes.
How about: "Yes, the earth is warming slightly. We're probably causing a little bit of it, but there have been continual climate fluctuations for millions of years, without any human cause, so it's entirely likely that this is at least somewhat natural, as well. As a natural process, it will reverse itself with time, just like it has every other time in the past."
Or maybe: "Yes, the earth has warmed marginally over the past 50 years. It seems to have paused at the moment, though, so maybe it's going to start cooling by itself within the next couple of decades, so maybe we're not causing it at all."
Or even: "Well, there is a bit of warming, but it's not anywhere near as quick as it was at the end of the ice age. We're probably causing most of it, but we're looking at a temperature that's still lower than it was 10,000 years ago, so we're certainly not at a point of no return yet, regardless of what the extremists are shouting."

Regardless of you being an extremist loon, that doesn't mean that everyone who questions you is an extremist loon in the opposite direction.

Comment: Re:Melting is normal (Score 1, Interesting) 293

Interglacial temperatures don't follow a standard deviation normal curve type graph. They spike up very quickly after the ice age ends, drop back down, and generally fluctuate a significant amount without any human input at all. At the beginning of the current interglacial, the global temperature spiked up by at least 4 degrees in just a few hundred years. That's a massively faster increase than the current warming trend that everybody seems to be so worried about. It's also cooler now than it was during that spike, but the alarmists never seem to publicize that fact.

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