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Comment Re:AES (Score 1) 42

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.

Thanks.

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BMO

Comment Re:It only takes one... (Score 3, Informative) 47

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.

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BMO

Comment Re:konqueror best filemanager (Score 2) 512

But Finder vs. Windows File Explorer vs. Thunar vs. Nautilus? I'd be curious if anyone can show that the choice has any measurable impact on productivity. It seems to me purely a matter of taste.

Here's what you can do in Dolphin and Konqueror versus all the rest:

There's a guy up there in the thread that is very happy with mc. Mc is visually identifiable at a glance because it has 2 panes and a command line. There is a profile that re-creates mc in Dolphin and Konq, which you cannot do in other file managers because they can't do panes.

Why do this in Dolphin or Konq instead of just running mc in a terminal? Because you can drag-and-drop from/to Dolphin and Konq to other programs.

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BMO

Comment Re: Not quite... (Score 1) 220

The point being that windmills have been a fixture on the island itself for going on 40 years /at a minimum./

It doesn't matter if the eggbeater type sucks or not. Windmills have been in use and we have a so-called resident of Adrian Block's island who has his frilly panties and his delicate sensibilities in a twist about them.

He should GTFO the island if that's the case.

BTW, the island makes its money exclusively on tourism and it's likely that he thinks that this is going to affect the tourism negatively. Windmill farms in other parts of the world have shown this o not be the case.

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BMO

Comment Re:Not quite... (Score 2, Funny) 220

You're bitching that you can fucking see the windmills?

As a former resident of RI who still loves the damn state for all its political and economic faults and the goddamned provincial attitudes and is a former member of the 294/295 telephone exchange:

You, and everyone like you in RI is everything that is wrong with Rhode Island.

Go. Fuck. Yourself. From. Point. Judith. All. The. Way. Across. The. Sound. To. New. Shoreham. And. Then. Fuck. Off. Some. More. Hopefully. Out. To. Sea. Forever.

tl;dr:

Fuck You.

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BMO

Comment Re:Bash is outdated (Score 2) 400

That's why we have zsh and fizsh with syntax highlighting and all that fun stuff and other interpreters like tcl.

I've used powershell. It's the first thing I install on a Windows system if it's not already there.

It's fucking awful. The only useful thing about it is that the two letter unix commands are aliased, so I don't get a dumb error when I type ls.

The syntax of powershell is un-fucking-readable. You can type it with tab completion and aliases, but man, Looking.At.AlltheObjects.LabeledThis.Way for more than 15 minutes makes my eyes bleed.

Microsoft /could/ put REXX (or tcl!) in as a system scripting language, but since that makes too much sense, they'll never do it. They could do a lot of things that make sense, but we're talking about Microsoft here.

Pfui on PS.

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BMO

Comment Re: And when Trump says the same thing, it's an ou (Score 1) 217

"Step 4: Recruit group of persons who are willing to accept cash and keep their mouths shut to get driven around all day and be told who to vote for."

HAH! Unlikely!

"Three people may keep a secret if two are dead" - Benny Franklin.

People talk. They love to talk and tell stories. They hate being told to shut up, even for money. It usually has to be a lot of money for them to shut up, especially when it comes to a federal crime and they are spotted. They will roll over on you and your scheme to stay out of jail.

$SUFFICIENTBRIBE == At least minimum wage for 24/7 behind bars for a year or two, plus extra for damage to reputation and future earning loss. And you have to /trust/ every last one of these people to keep their word.

Suddenly your "bus full of voter fraud" becomes very expensive, and you're better off just hiring more canvassers.

Voter fraud doesn't happen because it's too much work for the results and the penalty for being caught at it is too high for the risk. Electoral fraud, however, is fucking rampant. Various idiots like to conflate voter fraud with electoral fraud, most likely because "their side" is the side that does the electoral fraud and project on the other side voter fraud.

Why the public just goes along with electronic voting with no paper trail? I don't fucking know. It's not like this hasn't been talked about for the last 20 years, since the introduction of electronic voting machines.

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BMO

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