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It's one thing to trust the server to be who you expect it to be.
It's something completely different to trust that server to tell you how to authenticate all the other servers that you know about. That requires a LOT more trust than "this server is the one I expected"
This is not what this is about. TFA talks only about updating keys for the same server as far as I can see.
If the devil payed you to successfully research a method to eliminate poverty would you do take his money?
If your goal is to eliminate poverty there is no need to research for a new method. The efficiency of producing food and buildings has gone up by a factor of tens or hundreds in last few centuries. If the humankind has still been not able to provide all people with enough food and shelter, then it's just a shame.
There are real, legitimate concerns and reasons to MITM. If you don't like it, don't do non-company things on company Internet and equipment.
All this somehow loses importance if I am allowed and expected to take my laptop to home half of the time and doing company things using my home internet and equipment. Well, I am basically forced to do that because their MITM software does not work properly with the dropbox software of some customers. So I have to download and upload those 200 MB files over my home connection, just to do my work.
If I really wanted to send over some sensitive information to somebody, you can be sure I would find a way to do this. And about malware, the only malware which I have seen on my computer is the company-enforced Symantec antivirus crapware. So there...
What browser can't an employer control to do a MitM attack? You can turn off cert pinning in both Chrome and Firefox, as well as add your own cert...
I am hoping this would require more access to my machine than they have got, but I may be wrong. Fortunately the IT department is at least physically located in another country
I guess they've got to have a browser, every OS comes with one. It used to be that Microsoft was at their best as the underdog. If the browser were good enough, I'd switch... I have no loyalty to my browser. Adding value is fine with me--if it really is value and not bloat. I don't see it happening, but you never know.
With IE, it's more like misfeatures, like hiding the fact that my employer is carrying out a MITM attack on my encrypted connections. So sorry, there is no chance I would switch to it.
To be fair, though, the only two forms of generic programming I know a little about are the template approach in C++ and the duck-typing approach in Python. Both of those rely heavily on classes.
Presence of classes does not automatically mean OO. In C you also have structs and can store also function pointers in them to mimic virtual functions, yet nobody says C is an OO language. For "real" OO one needs at least derivation/inheritance and virtual method overriding. In C++, one could implement containers, iterators and algorithms without any derivation or virtual functions whatsoever, so in my mind, no OO is involved in STL.
And what about the STL guy who was just interviewed here?
STL has little to do with OO, it's mostly about algorithms and generic programming.
The reason is, AI will have no 'motivation'. [...] Without a sense of self preservation it won't 'feel' a need to defend itself.
This idea (not saying that I fully agree with it) is quite nicely played out in the recent "Automata" movie (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automata (film)). The critics could not make heads or tails of it, because they assumed the movies should be about people.
It is a public forum. Anyone, including an NSA agent can browse all your postings regardless of any encryption used between you and this site.
Nobody can browse my posts if I am posting as "anonymous coward"
This is NOT revisionism or censorship. The fact we got to be forgotten is a something we enjoyed for most of our history. Until google and search engine came along, then it went out of the window.
You are right, this is not revisionism or censorship. It is luddism. You cannot turn back the wheels. What do you think the HR people do when they realize google does not give them all results about job applicants any more? That's right, they use another search engine. Or build their own.
Nowadays the society has a lot better memory, one just needs to acknowledge this. And the society needs to learn to forgive. By legal means if necessary.
In 2011 Microsoft announced in many articles the come back of C++, and Microsoft C++ experts like Herb Sutter did many conferences to explain why C++ is back and mostly promotes the use of Modern C++. In the same time the standard C++11 was approved and we begin to talk about C++ as new language."
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This is not a real citizenship. For example, voting is not included in the rights of e-residents.
For obtaining the card the applicant must be at first be physically present in Estonia. E-residency can be cancelled at any moment by the authorities if there is a suspicion of fraud.
The first such digital ID cards go to the US risk capitalist Steve Jurvetson with Estonian roots and the British journalist Edward Lucas who intends to use his digital ID for encrypted correspondence in the journal The Economist."