It's like expecting Google search to suddenly gain sentience
Meet Watson, it beat the best humans in the open ended problem domain of "game show trivia" using natural language processing. When it won the Jeopardy championship it had 20 tons of air-conditioning and a room full of servers. Today it runs on a "pizza box" server and you can try it out yourself. After Jeopardy it went back to working with various medical institutes where it was trained and fed on a steady diet of medical journals, it's now well past the point where it became knowledgeable enough to pass the test for a US GP's license.
True Watson is blind, but I suspect the problems with visual input is more about the human teacher's failure to provide the right context and experience than it is about the artificial students ability to learn.
- Cleanly separate content and presentation.
- Provide easy-to-edit templates.
- Allows all of the content to be stored in a VCS.
- Generates entirely static content, so none of its code is in the TCB for the site.
The one thing that it doesn't provide is a comment system, but I'd be quite happy for that to be provided by a separate package if I need one. In particular, it means that even if the comment system is hacked, it won't have access to the source for the site so it's easy to restore.
The 'brought to you by' box on that site lists Mozilla, Akamai, Cisco, EFF, and IdenTrust. I don't see Google pushing it. They're not listed as a sponsor.
That said, it is pushing Certificate Transparency, which is something that is largely led by Ben Laurie at Google and is a very good idea (it aims to use a distributed Merkel Tree to let you track what certificates other people are seeing for a site and what certs are offered for a site, so that servers can tell if someone is issuing bad certs and clients can see if they're the only one getting a different cert).
It depends on your adversary model. Encryption without authentication is good protection against passive adversaries, no protection against active adversaries. If someone can get traffic logs, or sits on the same network as you and gets your packets broadcast, then encryption protects you. If they're in control of one of your routers and are willing to modify traffic, then it doesn't.
The thing that's changed recently is that the global passive adversary has been shown to really exist. Various intelligence agencies really are scooping up all traffic and scanning it. Even a self-signed cert makes this hard, because the overhead of sitting in the middle of every SSL negotiation and doing a separate negotiation with the client and server is huge, especially as you can't tell which clients are using certificate pinning and so will spot it.
Terrorists are to you today what communists were to your father and fascists to your grandfather. Just one intangible group of people that we kinda-sorta know where to find on this globe (along with "there might be some in our country" that we can't find without some new laws that cut down your freedoms) to project your 2 minute hate o
I dunno if "If you watch that movie, chances are you're going to die in a terrorist attack" is a tagline that would make people want to see it. "A movie to die for" might be, but its literal application sure isn't.
I'd ask my appointment to move it somewhere else. Duh.
There's a line between stupid and brave. Brave is to face danger when there's necessity. Stupid is when you face danger when you could easily avoid it without losing anything.
We install Sandboxie on all computers that are in for service. The benefits of using it are explained to the customer. A rogue website only takes over the sandboxed session. If infected, close the box, delete the contents and you're up and running again.
That's completely useless in this case as the malware fools the user into installing it. The user downloads a zip file containing an executable, so its well outside the sandbox by that point.
Golly... where have I heard of that before...
They could call it
Now get off my moisture farm, damn kids.
Not? Look at the two nutjobs you picked as examples and tell me it ain't so.