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Comment Re:NSA has cribs? (Score 1) 394

Yes, but (attempt to) making sure that *nobody* can crack this can be done together with trying to crack it themselves.

Even in an organization of 20 people, if some are trying to prevent public "crackage", others would try to crack it themselves. Skillsets of the two attempts are quite different - one needs diplomacy, physical coercion, dialoge with the Executive; the other needs pure cryptographical skills. NSA being so humongous, they'd be fools if they don't give their best at cracking it themselves.

So I was replying to your statement that since they know what is inside, cracking it won't help them. Which is not true. First thing any victim of burglary asks is - what the burglars took. Even if they know whatever they took was from their home.

Comment Re:Only relevant line (Score 1) 629

You :

Microsoft is a monopolist now. I assume they will try to utilize this monopoly for business advantage when they can

Contradicted by the "used to be" from yourself, quoted in bold below from your post.

You Now :

Assigning labels like "evil" and "good" to companies I leave to mentally retarded children. It's infantile

Ok, I don't believing in name calling, but you just called yourself one of mentally retarded children and infantile. See "evil" below, quoted in bold from your post.

You Earlier :

The appropriate term is "utilizing a de-facto monopoly in one area to crush competition in another area". It is illegal. It is evil. It is what Microsoft used to be

So decide if you are a mentally retarded child, and infantile; or not. If yes, how can I continue the discussion? If no, why did you assign labels like "evil" to companies?

Comment Re:Only relevant line (Score 1) 629

So it was reasonable for Microsoft to release versions of their operating systems that would make the competitions applications not run? I don't think so

You just said it is reasonable for Microsoft to release a patch so that Google chrome browser doesn't run. I am done reminding you of your own statements. Enjoy talking to yourself as you can have a nice argument all by yourself without needing any one else.

I'll reply when you recall your own statements, at least those made in this thread.

Comment Re:What's the point? (Score 2) 394

Every person is first of all about self-preservation. Then anything else. Stay alive to fight another day.

Your statement is that a soldier should never take cover from enemy gunfire, but just expose his chest and fire on. Because that is all a soldier is about. It almost never happens in real life - soldiers have to take cover to protect themselves temporarily to ATTACK LATER. Few exceptions to this, prove the rule.

Comment Re:NSA has cribs? (Score 1) 394

You've never lost something, have you?

Look, 400 GB can not contain ALL of NSA's secrets. It is important for NSA to know which of the secrets are in the leaked 400 GB. Is it even true? Or just /dev/random ? Accordingly they may or may not agree to wikileaks' demands for not releasing the key to public.

Depending on their security system, it can also narrow down the list of potential leakers if they find out what was leaked. This is even more important than getting at the leaked data itself because it has to do with future leaks too.

Comment Re:Hey look at us, we are still relevant! (Score 1) 394

Actually, it might be a good test of whether NSA has the ability to beat AES encryption. In that case, the decrypted files have information that will lead to some obvious action from NSA or Government at large, which will prove they beat encryption without the key.

I think NSA can't beat AES, but how can I be sure?

Confirming that will be a great service to mankind.

Comment Re:Only relevant line (Score 1) 629

Again, "reasonable" for Microsoft to block something is when they stand to lose money or their business model. Like when Google chrome publishes Microsoft's source code (somehow).

Youtube lost money or their business model because of Microsoft's recent malicious behaviour.

Read again and then answer : People using Youtube app use Google's resources, costing Google money. Google has to see value in letting its resources being used, and control the way it is used so that not only it brings revenue but doesn't expose loopholes as Microsoft are abusive with permissions e.g. the earlier episode of letting people download videos.

Comment Re:Only relevant line (Score 1) 629

Doesn't answer the question at all - choose whether or not you believe Microsoft is an evil monopolist NOW.

Try again - If Microsoft "used to be" and not "are", the evil monopolist that doesn't use monopoly in one area to gain advantage over another, where is the real open specification of MS office. And if not, why do you claim they "used to be" ?

Comment Re:Only relevant line (Score 1) 629

Did I ever say they were? Are you mentally retarded or something? What I am saying is that they should not be allowed to prevent Microsoft from writing an app, which is what they are doing now. This is equivalent to Microsoft preventing Chrome from running on Windows. Wonder what Google would have said.

Ok, so you don't understand so much, that it is mind boggling. For the first and last time, I explain this to you, but the spoon feeding is getting too much :

People using Youtube app use Google's resources, costing Google money. Google has to see value in letting its resources being used, and control the way it is used so that not only it brings revenue but doesn't expose loopholes as Microsoft are abusive with permissions e.g. the earlier episode of letting people download videos.

People running chrome on windows pay Microsoft money to buy Windows licenses and then on NO cost to Microsoft, run chrome on their OWN computers.

If Google chrome ever makes available a very good decompilation of Microsoft's Windows source code, Microsoft will be well within its rights to disable Chrome for next version based on this distrust inculcated.

Comment Re:Only relevant line (Score 1) 629

on their own dime and time

I want to write the MS office on my own dime and time. I just want clarifications on "open specifications" like tableLikeWord97 etc. If Microsoft "used to be" and not "are", the evil monopolist that doesn't use monopoly in one area to gain advantage over another, where is the real open specification of MS office. And if not, why do you claim they "used to be" ?

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