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Comment: Re:How do you do that? (Score 1) 563

by drinkypoo (#48624561) Attached to: Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

You can't take down a full movie theatre with one suicide bomber, you would need several (at least one for each screen, somehow synchronized to maximize damage).

So you attend several ahead of time and plant bombs while you're there, there's loads of places in the average theater where you could hide an explosive. Then you set them off by cellphone. It's not rocket surgery. That nobody has done this already proves just how few terrists there actually are active on merican soil.

Comment: Re:Boycott (Score 1) 563

by drinkypoo (#48624549) Attached to: Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

You're missing the point. They didn't choose not to show the movie because of a terrorist threat. They chose not to show the movie because it would cost them money. Regardless of what they say, they are not taking the threat seriously.

They are acting like they are, so the damage is done. They have promoted kowtowing to terrorists.

What they are taking seriously is the number of customers who would choose not to come see The Interview

That sounds to me like taking it seriously.

Comment: Re:Stupid (Score 1) 354

by drinkypoo (#48624523) Attached to: Google Proposes To Warn People About Non-SSL Web Sites

Encryption has a cost, it isn't free.

Thermodynamics, how does it work!@!@@#!!

It increases CPU utilisation and power consumption.

Negligibly for the user; only slightly for the server end if specialized hardware is used.

It interferes with caching

Only at the proxy level.

and reduces network efficiency.

...and only if you're using proxy caching.

This is a dumb idea. A very dumb idea.

It's still smarter than making it easy to intercept your communications.

You say dumb, but some of us have been calling for end-to-end encryption of all communications since forever. If we have a right to privacy, then we should protect it by default. To me, dumb is enabling a surveillance state by not using encryption. In fact, I call that evil.

Comment: Re:Pussies!! (Score 1) 563

by wed128 (#48624513) Attached to: Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

I think it's incredibly naive to think that this has nothing to do with North Korea. It's extremely likely that this group of attackers is North Korean, and just as likely that they are under the North Korean government's employ. Also, they threatened attacks on movie theaters on american soil. The fact that the movie playing would be (distantly) owned by a Japanese company is irrelevant, the American moviegoers are the ones that would suffer.

That said, I think canceling showings of the film sends a shitty message, and sets a bad precedent.

Comment: Speaking of theft, what about actual theft? (Score 0) 106

by drinkypoo (#48624507) Attached to: RFID-Blocking Blazer and Jeans Could Stop Wireless Identity Theft

These clothes will be easy to steal, because you can just wrap them up in a wad and they will block their own theft tag. And once you've stolen them, you can use them to steal other items, because they will block theft tags. Sounds awesome for theives and like total wankery for everyone else.

Comment: Re:Calling it fraud could stop identity theft (Score 3, Informative) 106

by drinkypoo (#48624505) Attached to: RFID-Blocking Blazer and Jeans Could Stop Wireless Identity Theft

And if somebody steals your identity by taking out loans in your name, it's on the lender to prove that you were the one who actually took out the loan to begin with. It's inconvenient as hell granted because of all of the shit you have to go through to sort it out

And that's why you're wrong. It's on YOU to prove that the loan is fraudulent. My identity was stolen by an illegal mexican who "bought" a car. Now that's on my record until I go to court and prove that it wasn't me.

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