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Comment: Re:Must hackers be such dicks about this? (Score 1) 270

by poetmatt (#49519313) Attached to: FBI Accuses Researcher of Hacking Plane, Seizes Equipment

To anyone who has a shred of fear of flying, the game of "screwing with the pilots for laughs" is not fucking funny.

Except that this has ZERO to do with what's going on. The fact that they broke the law to basically steal his laptop, this has nothing to do with screwing with the pilots.

Comment: Re:Sign off. (Score 1) 325

by poetmatt (#49488041) Attached to: LA Schools Seeking Refund Over Botched iPad Plan

Pearson does a lot of things; I'd find them fairly neutral in the process - what they do will work with basically anything.

That's not to say what they do is good? I find Pearson to be shit when it comes to education tools - they are filled with bloatware, drm, and things that don't provide any benefit to thing using them, but I wouldn't really blame them for anything here.

I would blame the superintendent and apple for sticking their nose into more sales under the guise of supporting education.

Comment: Re:NIST would like to hear from you. (Score 1) 7

by poetmatt (#49463327) Attached to: NIST Solicits Comments On Electronic Authentication Guideline

While they didn't willingly/intentionally give their information to the NSA, the fact that they were compromised by the NSA means that they should still be considered compromised going forward, so you are correct.

TLDR: don't do business with the NSA. This also means we really, really, really need to get rid of FIPS as well.

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a rigged demo. - Andy Finkel, computer guy