I'm not quite on board with this.
So on the other end of the conspiracy spectrum, are we to assume wholefood companies had nothing to do with the success of any of Gibson's work?
I didn't get your comment until further down... HTTPS does provide security, it just doesn't guarantee it. Especially where China could probably install any client they want on many many computers.
Don't move to D.C. or Arlington, V.A. Military helicopters galore.
For WHOIS info?
He said D.C.
Do you mean the D.C. that voted to legalize and were told to shove off by the congress critters from other states that the rest of the country elected?
In Arlington VA I take the bus every day. It's not only faster (it takes HOV on 395 which is 10x faster than the regular travel lanes), but I don't have to pay for parking either. The only better alternative I could use for commuting would be to ride my bike, but I really don't have a good solution for my suit. WMATA has its huge flaws, but the buses are usually on schedule, clean, and safe.
Also a large portion of personnel working in that environment, even in the federal buildings are contractors. Only difference between that and this, is the location they're working. Which as you said, has to be vetted facility wise to meet the same standards as federal spaces.
I think you're really not giving enough credit to those in charge of security auditing in the DoD. First, this may be the way the general likes to explain it, but I don't think it's entirely true, that their tactic is based on security through obscurity. Second, I don't believe those in charge of the auditing would let something as simple as not having the right device to read an old floppy foil their intrusion attempt. It may be old, but I'm willing to bet it's just as secure now as it ever was.
Anyone have a recommended replacement service?
Not sure if you're aware or not, in Vegas they are piloting a system that does this for taxi drivers. As soon as the cab gets close enough to anything in front of it, the driver's seat vibrates to hell. (x10 if it's a pedestrian in front) It's annoying even as a passenger. Especially if you're sitting behind the driver and your knees have to touch the seat.
Well isn't it theirs to do with as they please?
The training is for the benefit of the trainees;
Well that's pretty universal isn't it?