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Comment: Re:Defense attorneys (Score 1) 114

by Marxist Hacker 42 (#47976993) Attached to: Before Using StingRays, Police Must Sign NDA With FBI

Or a more vague description and question. Like "Officer, how exactly did you know the location and contents of my client's cell phone data?" Somehow I don't think many courts will accept "Officer Y told me" (hearsay evidence, inadmissible) or "I can't answer because I signed an NDA with the FBI" (secret police don't often go over very well with American jury).

Comment: Re:Please describe exactly (Score 1) 386

Right. So when any of the normal annual changes take place (the way they handle certain experimental drugs or therapies, the way they handle certain hospital scenarios, etc), the insurer can no longer provide the plan - the ACA shuts it down because it doesn't provide post-menopausal women maternity care, etc.

So I am a bit confused about why that is a problem. The cost to the insurer of offering maternity care to post-menopausal women should be about zero. Why not tack that onto an otherwise good plan if that's what the law requires? Wouldn't that make more sense than scrapping the plan for such a flimsy reason?

Comment: Re:It seems that Republicans... (Score 1, Flamebait) 63

by epyT-R (#47971633) Attached to: CIA Tested Primitive Chatbots For Interrogation In the 1980s

Do these chatbots want the law deciding your fate in various contexts based on your skin tone? Your sex? Your orientation? While some of these chatbots would want that done with their religion as the guide, it's the democrat chatbots who have pervasively done this in the name of 'equality', social 'justice', and human 'rights.' the scarequotes denote newspeak use of the terms.

Comment: Re:Hosted in the US? (Score 1) 95

by perpenso (#47970247) Attached to: Service Promises To Leak Your Documents If the Government Murders You

Upload the file(s) as a single encrypted image file. Break that image into stripes. Store each stripe and the decryption key in a different legal jurisdiction? Not foolproof but it does make it more difficult for a single entity.

If you do that, how is the site supposed to publish your documents in the event of your death? They're going to have to get access to the data so they can do the job.

You only do the uploading of the image. The service does the striping and jurisdictionally diverse storage.

Comment: Station wagon full of tapes ... (Score 3, Interesting) 95

by perpenso (#47969985) Attached to: Service Promises To Leak Your Documents If the Government Murders You

The USA would have the keys to all of them, since they seem to 0wnz the entire world's internet. (NSA spying on all the pipes, etc.)

Believe it or not, it is possible to move digital information (like a key) around the world without using the internet.

Drive that station wagon full of tapes to a port and have the station wagon loaded into a cargo container? :-)

Comment: Re:Hosted in the US? (Score 1) 95

by perpenso (#47969923) Attached to: Service Promises To Leak Your Documents If the Government Murders You

But then stopping any of the stripes will stop the entire revelation.

OK. That's not the problem I was trying to address, but I think striping can help here too.

Rather than an additive approach use a subtractive approach. For instance instead of each site having only 1 of 3 pieces, it has 2 of 3 pieces - 1 piece missing. Each site is missing some number of stripes, so a single entity can not read on its own. However there would be redundancy in that any particular stripe is in more than one jurisdiction. So coordination between jurisdictions is need for both release and denial. Again, not foolproof.

Operating Systems

Outlining Thin Linux 201

Posted by Soulskill
from the tux-on-a-diet dept.
snydeq writes: Deep End's Paul Venezia follows up his call for splitting Linux distros in two by arguing that the new shape of the Linux server is thin, light, and fine-tuned to a single purpose. "Those of us who build and maintain large-scale Linux infrastructures would be happy to see a highly specific, highly stable mainstream distro that had no desktop package or dependency support whatsoever, so was not beholden to architectural changes made due to desktop package requirements. When you're rolling out a few hundred Linux VMs locally, in the cloud, or both, you won't manually log into them, much less need any type of graphical support. Frankly, you could lose the framebuffer too; it wouldn't matter unless you were running certain tests," Venezia writes. "It's only a matter of time before a Linux distribution that caters solely to these considerations becomes mainstream and is offered alongside more traditional distributions."

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