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Comment: Re:I'm sure both of the affected are rather flatte (Score 2) 161

Good point. I suppose in Pennsylvania this could be perceived as a problem, but in New York or Illinois draft eligiblity would just be the dead's civic duty, right alongside voting and jury participation.

Don't disenfranchise our patriotic dead!

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India's National Informatics Centre Forged Google SSL Certificates 104

Posted by timothy
from the who-can-you-trust? dept.
NotInHere (3654617) writes As Google writes on its Online Security Blog, the National Informatics Centre of India (NIC) used its intermediate CA certificate, issued by Indian CCA, to issue several unauthorized certificates for Google domains, allowing it to do Man in the middle attacks. Possible impact however is limited, as, according to Google, the root certificates for the CA were only installed on Windows, which Firefox doesn't use — and for the Chrom{e,ium} browser, the CA for important Google domains is pinned to the Google CA. According to its website, the NIC CA has suspended certificate issuance, and according to Google, its root certificates were revoked by Indian CCA.

Comment: Re:Bring in the drones (Score 1) 339

by idontgno (#47420391) Attached to: The Pentagon's $399 Billion Plane To Nowhere

Most drones, like most tactical manned aircraft, don't have intercontinental range. Any kind of overseas presence has to include ground basing.

Even aircraft with intercontinental range have trouble with responsiveness (kind of hard to react immediately to a strike call when it'll take you 20 hours to get to the operation area).

Sorry, nice idea, but as long as America takes an interest in the rest of the world, we'll have to take posession of small parts of it to enforce our interests. Kthxbuhbye.

Comment: Re:World's largest mall: Occupying 8 million sq ft (Score 2) 261

by idontgno (#47420339) Attached to: Dubai's Climate-Controlled Dome City Is a Dystopia Waiting To Happen

What if looking at more clothes and stuff is interesting?

Your complaint boils down to "What's wrong with these people? They're completely unlike ME!"

Yeah, I'm not nuts about rampant consumerism, and shopping is not entertainment to me, but I acknowledge that I'm not typical.

Comment: Re:Sinking ship... (Score 1) 93

by idontgno (#47407627) Attached to: Rob Pardo Says Farewell To Blizzard
Oooh building blocks? Where can I buy them?

World of Warcraft Mega Bloks. Hypothetically, any retailer that has a large enough toy section that Legos hasn't completely pushed out any "Lego-compatible" building brick sets. On-line too, I guess, but the few I have I actually picked up out of clearance bins at places like Target.

Comment: Re:Missing Option: I HATE fireworks. (Score 1) 331

by idontgno (#47400137) Attached to: On 4th of July:

You just take them outside immediately they begin to disturb others.

Nice trick at 40,000 feet.

They do not like this and they learn.

You've obviously made an unannounced subject transition from "baby" to "school-age child". The earliest the "take them outside because they don't like this" trick can possibly work is about 3 years old. Much younger than that, and the kid is crying for purely internal reasons, and the only thing "taking them outside" does is remove the child from the presence of other people whom their crying is disturbing. An acceptable approach, if feasible, but not a learning one. Besides, at some point choosing between "being someplace for important reasons" and "not annoying people around you" has to come down to "being someplace for important reasons", and "other people" will just have to suck it up.

Comment: Re:Incoming international flights (Score 5, Insightful) 674

by idontgno (#47399757) Attached to: TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

Actually, if you're a REALLY dedicated terrorist, replace all the cells with explosives triggered by the power switch. Kill everyone in a 10-meter radius in the security checkpoint at the specific command of the TSA agent, and make sure the post-event propaganda plays that up.

Comment: Re:White collar prison (Score 5, Insightful) 682

by idontgno (#47271971) Attached to: IRS Recycled Lerner Hard Drive

If the lowly peon isn't held accountable for his direct actions, then the next time management asks him to do something wrong or illegal, there's one less reason for him to refuse. If he refuses, he can be assured of repercussions from management, but experience has shown him that threat of legal consequences is low if he complies; the path of least resistance is clear.

What you're advocating is that the IT puke be arrested, tried, convicted, sentenced, and punished for... working an anonymous hardware ticket in the IT task management tool. Probably one of dozens added to the system in any day.

I'm sure you're envisioning IT minion being called into Big Bad Evil Bureaucrat's office and being told "This hard drive contains crucial evidence which will destroy every Great and Evil thing I have worked for so long to accomplish. You must destroy it... use the Impractically Slow Hard Drive Destruction Machine in our Sea of Japan secret volcano base."

In practice, I'm sure it was the IP weenie going "Huh. A hardware decommisioning ticket from Remedy. A dozen hard drives."

Yeah. There's individual moral responsibility. But while we're at it, let's imprison undertakers for destroying murder evidence in cases where the murder isn't uncovered until after the burial.

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