This made the rounds recently.
This made the rounds recently.
Legend! That sounds like an awesome night.
In contrast, I'll be celebrating by waving a single sparkler
The nanny-state doesn't make it easy for us to acquire things that go boom here in Australia.
Some people used to drive to Canberra and stock-up (it used to be legal there, don't know now).
- ground spinners? - the ones about the size of a AAA battery which you'd light and throw and they'd sometimes take-off in random directions
- Oh! And the parachute one!
Gosh they were fun.
Have a great night !!
Also, it makes it that much easier for the authorities to nail you if / when they choose to come after you.
(Assuming one hasn't maintained all the paperwork.)
e.g. for those subject to Australian tax law
Barter transactions are assessable and deductible for income tax purposes to the same extent as other cash or credit transactions.
When an entity that is a member of a trade exchange makes a taxable sale to another member, there is a liability for tax, including GST.
Bartering and barter exchanges
Australian Taxation Office
Further reading -> Taxation Ruling No. IT 2668 -- Income tax: barter and countertrade transactions
First alternative that comes to mind is bartering. But I suppose there's also Bitcoin and related services.
All of which would eventually be made illegal via expedient justifications.
(We need to be able to contact purchasers of goods in cases of urgent product recalls, etc)
Sadly, I think if our society went cashless it would become more dystopic rather than a utopic.
Most definitely. (And of course, I know you know that.)
I used very simple strings as keys in an attempt to aid the example. Apologies if that caused confusion.
I recall the first time I heard about OTP.
I remember thinking the same as you wrote earlier: that if you throw enough raw power at it you can still solve it; just that it's harder than "regular keys".
Then I read a wonderful explanation here on Slashdot (far better than my terrible attempt) and the penny dropped with a heavy thud. OTP are completely uncrackable *because the key can be anything*! Of course, this comes with all the caveats regarding key security.
I generally browse
Not quite, bud.
I ain't no cryptographer (which will soon become apparent!) but I'll have a go at explaining.
The thing with OTP is that the random component can be *anything*.
Lemme give a very contrived example:
Let's say we've encrypted 1,024 bits of plaintext with 1,024 bit OTP key, resulting in 1,024 bits of cyphertext.
If we reverse that cyphertext with the original 1,024 OTP key, we get the original 1,024 bits of data.
So far so good. However
It would be possible to put together a *different* combination of 1,024 bits that, when combined with the cyphertext, would yield another, valid plaintext message.
Original Message = Hello, world!
OTP = AAAAAAAAAAAAA
Final Cyphertext = BBBBBBBBBBBBB
Reverse the process, and you get "Hello, world!"
But we could use:
OTP = GGGGGGGGGGGGG
To yield this Cyphertext = I like jelly!
OTP = PPPPPPPPPPPPP
To yield = Summer's here
which would still trigger alarms when checked for things like the frequency of characters, etc. After all, to someone eavesdropping, the OTP can be anything, can it not? Therefore the plaintext could also have been anything.
I hope the above makes sense. (?)
It's easy to see why commercial software providers would want to push users toward the cloud
There's no guarantee that locally-installed software will remain subscription-free.
Don't forget about the widely-used Adobe tool suite, Adobe Creative Cloud.
It wouldn't surprise me if MS Windows & MS Office moved in that direction in the next decade.
One could host ownCloud with this plug-in on a home server (RPi?) but admittedly we're talking small numbers of people.
My primary reason for disk encryption is to protect my data from lost / stolen hardware.
But another benefit is that it makes it that much easier disposing of obsolete storage.
Quit making a boob out of yourself!
mens rea. Meaning that you have to have a guilty mind (i.e., intent) to have broken the law
My understanding of "mens rea" is that the defendant knew (understood) that they were performing the action (the "actus reus") irrespective of whether or not they knew that the action was illegal. Some people commit physical actions but don't know what they're doing
And that the demonstration of intent (knowingly breaking the law) only exacerbates the offence.
Then again, IANAL, so my legal commentaries are probably as valuable as those of the underage child I mentioned above
Professional retail without MSDN is now gone
Wrong. Read bullet-point "5" at the bottom of this page:
I absolutely endorse your statements.
I refuse to vote for the 2 major parties.
Many tell me I'm "throwing away my vote", as those for whom I vote have no chance of winning.
And you know what? 99.9% of the time they're right! But
-> every now and then, change does happen
-> when the assholes in power notice that their winning margins are thinning, you better believe it grabs their attention
Here's what I have previously said on the subject.
Again, I absolutely agree with your stance.
Hey bud, you would have been better-off using this:
LastPass got a hold of the database and offers a checking service.
10.0 times 0.1 is hardly ever 1.0.