There is a pretty easy middle ground: multiple signatures per identity. You could then have authority(s) vouching for your identity, plus other people too. This makes it much easier to catch a defector. "Hey, how come the Turkish intelligence service (a CA that almost everyone trusts on the web) just signed this guy's brand new key, but Verisign hasn't?" (or better: "how come the federal CA and this guy's state CA disagree?")
You simply can't have people not do "anything extra" while also being resistance to MitM. Part of HTTPS' success story is that it's easy enough to set up, but at the cost of being extremely vulnerable (by PGP standards) to MitM. So to anyone who knows how it works, it's "insecure" but people actually bother to use it, so it's about a trillion times more secure against totally passive attacks, than plaintext is. Thus, on average for all persons, the web is more secure than email.
PGP email needs some kind of "lame" mode (where people have keys but they're not carefully certified, maybe just signed by a robot CA), but easy enough that passive attacks are defeated. And it needs to be compatible with doing things right, so that people-who-care and people-who-don't-care get combined into the same network-effect.
For us cash strapped kids, cutting holes into single sided floppy disks was the only option, shortsighted or not.
No, there was one other, though it did require spending a little money. You go to Radio Shack and buy a switch/button/whatever. (Many to choose from.) Open up your 1541 (which is probably permanently semi-open anyway, from all the times you need to re-align the head), cut the wirse to the optical sensor which detects the hole, drill a hole in the front of the 1541's case, mount the switch into there, connect the sensor's wires to the switch....
BTW, whole discussion is Slashdot trolling old people into admitting they're old people.
If you're going to announce to all the sabertooths that there are tasty humans grazing over here, go do it over there!
If I'm not racist, but I start calling myself racist anyway, does that mean that racist doesn't mean racist anymore?
I see what you did there. You came to Slashdot to pose your question to hackers, but all you found here was a wretched hive of scum and villainy.
What do we call people who get their "facts" from comedians?
If you think I'm going to write your punchline for you, then you must be one of those people in the joke. Write your own joke, you lazy commie slob.
If it's an argument at all, it's one against all forms of criminal sentencing of any kind whatsoever, not just the death penalty.
I still can't believe some people think the sentences are what's wrong, instead of the inaccurate verdicts. It's as though people think that figuratively taking an innocent person's life by putting them in prison for decades (or life) isn't an irreparable injustice on par with murder.
I have to call total and complete bullshit on that. How about I imprison you for years, perhaps also as my rape-slave among other violations of your dignity and a total denial of the entire life you wanted to live, and let's see if you don't, at some point, say "I wish he'd just kill me."
Get the trial right!! That is where efforts are most needed.
No. DMCA has been common fodder on Slashdot for
I'm leaving out a lot of synonyms or near-synonyms, but basically: you're prohibited from bypassing a technological measure that limits access to a copyrighted work. Removing your computer's ability to descramble DRMed stuff is not a violation, because doing this does not provide you with access. It is perfectly legal, per DMCA, for you to do that.
(You might have violated a contract by deleting a shared library, though. DMCA aside, we saw some sweeping "judicial activism" in contract law, a few years ago. (Thanks, Blizzard and their customers.) It's possible that you [wave hands] did a thing [waving harder, look over here!] equivalent to signing a contact, where you magically (and unknowingly) (and possibly requiring time-travel) agreed to not alter or delete any of the proprietary software on your computer.)
The "DANGER of AI" is that the AI will be somebody's bitch. Whose?
AI is "merely" another form of power, and adversaries-who-have-power are always a threat. Don't worry about AI; you should worry about $THEM getting AI, thereby causing $THEM to have an edge over you.
100.0% of techs are just like this. When you're pointing your nuclear missile at someone else, it's good. When someone else is pointing one at you, it's bad.
1. update makemkv
2. rip movie
3. handbrake to convert.
download already ripped/converted file.
I hate forced previews as well. I want my device to do what I say, not what some movie boss wants.
"There are some good people in it, but the orchestra as a whole is equivalent to a gang bent on destruction." -- John Cage, composer