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Comment Re:Fishy (Score 1) 566

Several data recovery/forensic analysis companies listed TrueCrypt password/key recovery in their products' features but when reading any further than the bullet list on the front it was always dictionary/bruteforce attack with a module that directly tried to find TC volume headers.

Comment Re: Fishy (Score 1) 566

. I would not, ever, trust an FDE from Microsoft. Why? They partner with the NSA. Which means the product is either badly implemented or just straight backdoored. In both cases it is not secure, therefore not worth using.

If you try to install latest update to Win8.1 it forces you to create an online account and will copy BitLocker keys to Microsoft's cloud for "safekeeping" and "recovery". Such a great free service, who would not like it?

Comment Re:US Military shares your opinion. (Score 1) 276

Against crooks, yes. Against govt spies - no.

Look around the websites of some CAs and you'll find mentions that they will provide duplicates of certificates to "law enforcement".

The best choice seems to be to use CA from country that hates the country that is most likely to spy on you or interfere with your site.

Comment Re:ask for more than that (Score 1) 443


Did they ever advertise product as "lukewarm coffee"? They havent? In that case, coffee should be expected to be hot. Not warm, HOT. Like, scalding hot...

And when dealing with hot liquids, caution is necessary. She did not take reasonable caution, therefore it's her fault.

Hating corporations is a fine pastime, but at least hate them for evils they do, not for stupidity of their customers. Say, Pinto fuel tanks...

Comment Re:The logical result of Libertarianism (Score 0) 201

Although amusing, this is a perfectly example of what results from Libertarian logic. If property rights override all other rights, then large property owners are effectively tyrants.

Within their property. You would always have option of not entering their little kingdoms.

How many times have there been Slashdot postings about corporate based discussion boards that censor negative comments?

And they have right to do it, regardless of the fact that it makes them look stupid and guilty.

Rand Paul came out a couple of years ago and said that racial prejudice should be legal in business, because property rights were absolute. (This time I'm not going to look it up, you go an find it on Google.)

That is not surprising, typical libertarian view is that anyone should be able to discriminate any stupid way he wants and this right is equal, ie. you could have "No $GROUP served" and "$GROUP only" shops side by side.

Personally, one of my dreams is to discriminate against a Libertarian in an economic transaction simply because of their political affiliation. In theory, they should be supportive of my position, since property rights are absolute. In practice, I think they would squeal like a stuck pig. I have a strong hunch that no Libertarian can conceive that they would be excluded from anything because of personal prejudice.

Now, that would be a funny & cool thing to do! A true believer should actually agree with your right to choose who are you doing business with, yet I think his reaction would be more like throwing a fit with "You hate libertarians? Then I don't want to do business with you anyway!"

Comment Re:Spamming and Trolling and PR (Score 1) 373

Also some people (like me) believe that they should not have to lay their entire life bare for everybody to see. My coworkers don't have need or reason to know my hobbies, my friends have no reason or need to know my work related stuff and my extended family has no need to know either.

If someone is happy with being completely open and HasNothingToHide(TM), fine for them, I'm not going to get close to exhibitionist playgrounds like FB or G+. Want to know me? Ask and maybe I'll tel.

Comment Re:Other end of the spectrum. (Score 1) 294

Does lack of censorship mean that everyone should be able to view whatever they want to?

This is exactly what "lack of censorship" means. If you ban some kind of content (be it porn, violence or anything else (like criticism of Great Leader)) it means censorship. Yes, there is that commonly accepted exception of limiting access to some stuff for kids but for adults there should be restriction.
That assumes they request the content by their own choice.

Since it is obvious that there are things that are 'off limits' that SHOULD remain censored, who decides the demarcation points?

So what are these "obvious" things that "should" be censored? Let's start with demonstrating that there are such things that must be censored, for some objective reason. I don't see any. You apparently do - so what bothers you so much?

Why is it that so few people frown upon this method of 'forcing' of opinions?

Because they don't see it as such?
Appeals to base desires, as you call it, do not force anyone to do anything. They try to convince people that some things are desirable more than other, mostly by propagating obvious lie that if you buy Brand X Whatever you'll get laid. Yet I don't remember being forced by advertising. Maybe it's beacuse I've lived in the system that DID force opinions, by arresting and sometimes killing people that did not simply repeat "the truth" (aka the Party line), so I know what forcing is.

But no... after many years of pondering on this I have come to the conclusion that it is very possible that some people for whatever reasons ranging from mental health to various circumstances in their lives are changed by beholding such wholesale carnage on the screen, and that it is very possible that the carnage bleeds over from pixels to real life.

Maybe. Or maybe it's reverse, in that violent people are more drawn to violent games. Anyway, statistics show no rise in violence that could be correlated with games, in fact there seems to be a reverse correlation. The claims of the games making people violent in real life are made frequently, yet no proof is offered. If you have one, please share it and enlighten us, otherwise please stop propagating the meme.

Comment Re:He should have stuck with the 2000 system (Score 1) 311

there will always exist a class of people who will refuse to be bothered with "useless" things like mathematics and will demand that the workings of the universe be made comprehensible to them in simple terms

Yes, you're perfectly right that anyone not enthusiastic about deriving all the equations from scratch is worthelss subhuman that should not receive any of the holy science and the knowledge should be withheld from these heathen useless animals. We shall never tell them F=ma, anyone worthy of knowing will derive that himself. Eradicate the unbelivers!

Did it, maybe, occur to you, that aside from some people who define "being humanist" as "don't know calculus and proud of it!" there is a majority of those who cannot understand higher mathematics but would like to know, even in approximate way, how the universe works? Probably not...

Comment Re:I understand these modern times and all... (Score 4, Informative) 875

Government doing anything in "efficient and cost effective manner"? What color is the sky on your planet?

Governemt may be the only way to organize some operations that are too costly/not profitable enough for a citizen or corporation to undertake, but unfortunately, it always causes a lot of waste and excessive cost. Bureaucratic overhead can be amazingly high and order of priorities tends to be seriously fucked.

Getting back to Finland... Nowadays the Scandinavian countries have significantly socialist tendencies. It may be shocking to you Americans but the citizens of those countries seem to be quite happy with the way the things are. And they're actually spending the tax money on something useful.

Comment Re:Facebook and cell phones are full of pr0n (Score 1) 408

Punish the people who actually commit crimes of child abuse.

But... but... but that would require investigation, gathering real evidence and proving they did it.

BTW, it's not only UK. The disease spreads across the world. Recently Poland was also infected with this insanity (though we top UK by making the Internet illegal (not by itself, but any link such as this is up to 2 years inprisonment)).

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This is clearly another case of too many mad scientists, and not enough hunchbacks.