As if people care about that. If they did, the average EBay scam could not be pulled off, and yet it's still going strong, after years and years of the same trick being pulled on the same people.
The DOD called, they claim they have a patent on that shit.
Depends entirely on the games you play. In the average FPS you're right. In pretty much any other multiplayer game, being the first to load can be a decisive advantage.
Steganography is neither limited to data at rest nor to pictures. As long as you can transmit data that need not have a certain format to be considered "normal", you can transmit data hidden inside other data. If everything fails, transmit a lolcat pic that contains the data you want to transmit as a mail attachment.
What's harder to hide is source and destination of your traffic, though with a bit of creativity and the use of international providers even that's not completely out of the question.
Use international politics to your benefit. If you want to evade the government of country A, find out what countries would rather not aid them and try to use resources in those countries.
Who'd have thought you'd ever be happy about a deadlocked legislative, hmm?
You know, I know, possibly he knows, but it seems to still work on the dimwits keeping him in office.
You mean, like, say, end to end encryption?
What a novel idea, you should patent it...
Here's the third: Take your business elsewhere.
The world is a large place. Someone might want to tell Mr. Bigwig that his laws mean jack in all but one country.
The French took it for only so long.
Another poster has already hinted at the inevitable outcome of this kind of behaviour.
This is the arm for the little guy. ; This one is for wholesale business
Its amazing what you can get over there. You can buy anything from a completely assembled product down to every little piece that goes to make one. I am currently looking into having some of my stuff replicated and sold through them.
I have been so pissed off about some of his products I could just about climb the walls.
I do not know who to blame, as there are many special interests and factions with their hand in it.
However, I am in much agreement on how he sees fit as to how to distribute the proceeds of his business. He seems intent on leaving a legacy of making a difference. Much unlike most folk I know that seem to take finance like sharks at a feeding frenzy.
In other news, most of Britain wants the UK Government to be removed and replaced by people who are not asshats. Unfortunately, it turns out that nobody who is not an asshat can be persuaded to want the job.
In yet other news
You'll find that far fewer of the citizens would ever want to do anything to oppose that. It's more effective than playing whack-a-mole with an ever-growing list of terrorists.
I don't think the average FB-sheep has the intellectual potential to pull it off.
Sure they want to have one. To play some FB game, to put some pics on it, but certainly not to socialize with their friends. Well, at least not once puberty sets in, they notice that their parents (or their parents' friends) have FB accounts and they can't really avoid "friending" them.
Then they'll be looking for some other medium to communicate with their peers where their parents are not going to be able to snoop.
I'm certainly no nuclear physicist, but doesn't lower half life also mean faster decay and more radiation?