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Comment Re:Question (Score 1) 220

I think there is one US state that gives actual money via welfare.

Just about everywhere else, you could wait 5 years to get section 8 housing, get food stamps, *help* with utilities (not all paid), maybe medical coverage, but you still need to fill in the gaps with actual money. Even if you qualify for TANF, you'll get pittance for a short time, which you have to pay back. Long gone is the person that can live exclusively on welfare.

Comment Not clear (Score 1) 58

So... if I understand this correctly, the vulnerability is in the fact that since they mac-then-encrypt, the data must be decrypted before the HMAC can be validated. SO, in theory, it opens up the possibility of a side-channel attack, but I don't see how the encryption is actually "broken"

Comment Re:is SD fading away though? (Score 2) 117

but the era of SD supporting devices is fading away

No it isn't. Not at all. The latest gen phones not supporting an SD card is a stupid marketing trick to get you to purchase a phone with larger internal capacity. This says absolutely nothing about anything else. Sane portable devices will still use an expandable memory slot for a long long time to come.

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