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Comment Re:AES (Score 1) 53

I thought the whole point of asymmetric keys is that you can send the "encode" key in band and keep the secret "decode" key yourself.

If you're exchanging symmetric keys over IP wouldn't someone in the middle be able to sniff it out?

>if 3DES and Blowfish are symmetric, and they are used over the Internet, someone must have figured out how to exchange the key that I don't know about.

>off to quick research
>find out about diffie-hellman key exchange of symmetric keys

I know far too little about cryptography but this sent me in a good direction.



Comment Re:It only takes one... (Score 3, Informative) 68

Other courts have said that an IP address is not a person.

This is why a lot of other cases haven't advanced. Blindly suing people that might not even exist angers courts (Prenda).

>84 john does

"you're making too much work for the court with nonsense" is what's going to happen.

>reasonable doubt

In civil cases, it's preponderance of the evidence a lesser standard.


Comment Re:Apple employee here. (Score 1) 152

What if he came from the other end - let's say a member of the 700 Club or Family Research Council or one more of those anti LGBT or anti abortion groups? Would people still be hailing him or Apple?

Do you think being a member of the KKK in the 60's was as commendable as being a member of the NAACP? Just asking since all causes seem to be equivalent in your world....

Comment Re:GPS Pilot, right-wing wanker (Score 1) 446

You know about the scientific method, don't you? If you have one counter example to your theory, the theory is wrong. We have plenty of examples where it's wrong.

Wow, you sound like those guys who, upon hearing about the dangers of smoking, ask why people who don't smoke get cancer, and then nominate themselves for a Nobel prize. We are fortunate to be graced your intellect.

Comment Worthless wanker projection (Score 1) 446

"As the ocean gets warmer, which it is getting, it expands..." is just an example of Bill Nye trying to impress his audience with his knowledge of the physical properties of water, and therefore he should be trusted as part of the Priestly Order of the Science Illuminati.

You're the 101st poster gangbanging that chicken. She's pretty worn out by this point, could you give her a break?

Comment GPS Pilot, right-wing wanker (Score 1) 446

Nye hasn't published any papers on this topic. Let's look at what real scientists have found.

Even as Al Gore was trying to scare everyone into believing that the frequency and intensity of cyclones was in the process of skyrocketing,

So.....Bill Nye is a science denier.....because you drank the hatorade on Al Gore??

Dr. R.N. Maue

Who has a doctorate in meteorology, not climate science, so you might want to ease up with that 'not a real scientist' attack least it hit your appeals-to-authority fallacy in the face in the process.

Recent historically low global tropical cyclone activity

Annnnnd now from actual climate scientists: It is unclear whether global warming is increasing hurricane frequency but there is increasing evidence that warming increases hurricane intensity. You look at a list of the most powerful hurricanes/cyclones and it's going to be heavy with storms in the last 20 years. Looking at the 8 most powerful to make landfall, six of them have been since 1998.

Comment Re:But of course (Score 1) 446

I suffered a few minutes of NPR

Why would you subject yourself to that right wing rag?

Apparently the only officials from Louisiana or the feds that NPR has any interest in hosting are climatologists. No FEMA, no state first responders; just climatologists.

One night I was channel surfing and caught part of an olympic soccer match. I never watched anything else, but I'm sure that means NBC aired nothing but soccer matches over weeks of coverage. Because reasons.

While discussing the floods with the climatologists, both the federal and state climate guys made the mistake of mentioning the fact that the high costs and displacement are as much to do with recent property development as the amount of water. You could clearly detect the host's frustration as he attempted to get these hapless officials back on the rails speculating about climate and saying disparaging things about fossil fuels.

Sounds like confirmation bias. Yours, not the reporter from National Pentagon Radio. Yes, it's a problem when greedy developers are allowed to build in flood plains and sell to unsuspecting homeowners. But so many people are putting on their tunnel vision glasses to stare at that tree, and ignore the forest that is a once-in-a-thousand year flood putting land under water that has been dry since before this country's founding.

Comment If I could interrupt the victim-blaming for a sec (Score 1) 446

This isn't anything close to a normal flood. This is a once-in-a-thousand-years flood. Areas were underwater that had been flood-free for hundreds of years. Would you have 'had it coming' if your house got washed away, in flood waters not seen in your area since Gengis Khan was tromping around Asia?

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