1) What kind of encryption did the FBI break?
2) Can they do it again, for any arbitrary encrypted data?
3) If 2), what kind of decryption should we use instead of 1) ?
Now honestly, even if it's organic matter that made it over with the rover, if it's reproducing and surviving on the planet, that's plenty interesting news.
You're exactly right - the "exciting" news might not be that life still exists on Mars, but that it easily could. This might have very interesting implications for terraforming.
Neither Breivik nor McVeigh was a Christian by any rational definition of the term.... While Breivik called himself a Christian, he explicitly said that he did not believe in the religion.
No TRUE Scotsman is a mass-murderer, either.
In any formula, constants (especially those obtained from handbooks) are to be treated as variables.