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Comment: Re:call me skeptical (Score 1) 190

This would only prove that the airline "security" system is in desparate need for better IT staff. Simple encryption implementing a proper trapdoor function (elliptical, or prime number based) can prevent most portable hardware from accessing information it's not supposed to (unless there are backdoors implemented for abuse, legal or otherwise). Frankly it's sad how politics corrupt functioning mathematics.

Comment: Re:They made a good argument, though. (Score 1) 118

by ememisya (#49709767) Attached to: GCHQ Officials Given Immunity From Hacking Charges

It's a trend. A realization of how cheap surveillance of any kind has become, and the will to be on top of it all. The idea is, "We'll protect you from those evil hackers, if you let us in to all of your personal information". Which kind of defeats the purpose doesn't it? Welcome to the Internet of Things where you should just shut up and not mind your protectors peering into all aspects of your life for your own safety in this dangerous world.

TLDR; You wouldn't want the "bad guys" to hack your computer right?

Comment: Re: Treaty Violations (Score 1) 103

by ememisya (#49704213) Attached to: House Science Committee Approves Changes To Space Law
Or more importantly, how many nations can shoot all those satellites down to oblivion? Oh, just 3? And U.S. is the most effective? I suppose in a reality with a specific constant speed of light and the inability to travel any faster, blowing up lenses of the other kids in the space sandbox matters more huh? Hate God, not America.

Comment: Boston Pride (Score 2) 649

by ememisya (#49704171) Attached to: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Gets Death Penalty In Boston Marathon Bombing
So all this surveillence, enough to know what every American waxes their carrot to (or ring their bells, not leaving any ladies out), and we still couldn't stop some Balthazar Whateverthefuckyou from blowing up a bunch of strangers in the middle of Boston. But fear not! We did pester a family for Googling "pressure cooker". Don't cha feel safe already? I know I do.

An inclined plane is a slope up. -- Willard Espy, "An Almanac of Words at Play"