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Comment: Re:Stallman would have something to say about this (Score 1) 488

by nigelo (#45205675) Attached to: Call Yourself a Hacker, Lose Your 4th Amendment Rights

'When referred to as "scare quotes", the quotation marks are suggested to imply skepticism or disagreement with the quoted terminology.'

I was curious about the answer, so I did what you should have done instead of just posting the obvious link and followed your link and posted the answer. :P

Comment: Re:This is pure security theater (Score 1) 380

by nigelo (#44500553) Attached to: First California AMBER Alert Shows AT&T's Emergency Alerts Are a Mess

> This is as beautiful an example of idiotic, worthless, counterproductive security theater as we've seen.

On the contrary, this kind of episode will easily increase the acceptance of automated license-plate scanning by the general population, if only because it *could* stop the need for these kinds of messages.

Comment: Re:sounds like a wetware problem (Score 1) 558

by nigelo (#44480793) Attached to: Campaign To Kill CAPTCHA Kicks Off

> Why can't there be a captcha showing a picture and three buttons with possible answers?

Well, ~33 per cent will be correct due to chance, which isn't a very good success rate considering there may be BILLIONS of bot-members posting spam.

So, a picture and 10,000 possible answers? Might be considered clumsy.

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