Telex Would Work, But Is It Overkill?
It would work because only friendly Telex stations outside of the censor's reach will be given the private key. Without the private key, it would be impossible to tell a Telex tag from a legit encryption nonce. The censor must either get hold of the private key - and the service could be built to use a new private key every few minutes - or brute force decrypt the suspected Telex tag, which is a lot more trouble than it's worth. The system operates on the same principle as RSA encryption - everyone knows how to perform the encryption/decryption process, but only a select few have the necessary keys to actually DEcrypt the message. The censor could go ahead and build as many Telex stations as they want, but unless someone gives them the private key they won't be able to tell a Telex tagged request from, say, a legit bank transaction request.
Swedish KTH threatened
Huh? If you believe I posted this to mock Sweden or something like it, let me clarify that I'm a student at the KTH myself and I posted this so that a few more nerds who didn't hear about it from other sources might get the warning via /. instead.
Is RCA's Airnergy Snake Oil?
Isn't omega used for angle/rotation speed, as in 2pi/T, radians per time unit? Nu or f is for frequency, as in 1/T.
Anti-Technology Themes in James Cameron's Avatar
I saw it like the entire planet was like a single giant organism - Eywa - and that many of its inhabitants therefore had those neural interfaces (could call them axons, perhaps?) for communicating and merging with each other, including the trees. As if every creature on Pandora was like a standalone, self-sustaining part of the whole, but could connect to others if needed. The reason the Na'vi could save memories in the trees might be that they interfaced with them just like they did with the Ikran, for example, and their thoughts would be passed from tree to tree across the 10^12 trees on Pandora, probably remain in some of the trees at any given time, and never be "forgotten" - like a message travelling through an infinite loop of redirections. Maybe the Na'vi were the only ones intelligent enough to realize that the link could be used across species in this way, and to "drive" other creatures. However, I found it interesting that other creatures had two axons, while the Na'vi only had one. Theories?
Science Gifts For Kids?
DIY circuit boards and a book on electronics! Or an Einstein action figure. I know I'd be happy.
Styling Web Pages With CSS
If you're going to do web design with CSS, there's an awesome Firefox extension to ease the pain of constantly saving and reloading. Firebug (https://addons.mozilla.org/sv-SE/firefox/addon/1843) lets you inspect and edit HTML and CSS, among other things, in real-time while browsing. Once you start using it you really don't understand how you managed to survive without it.
Swedish ISP Deletes Customer ID Info
Actually, a law from 2003 REQUIRES ISPs to delete records when they are no longer in use.
â5 Â Trafikuppgifter som avser anvÃndare som Ãr fysiska personer eller avser abonnenter /.../ skall utplÃ¥nas eller avidentifieras nÃr de inte lÃngre behÃvs fÃr att ÃverfÃra ett elektroniskt meddelande /.../ .â
â5 Â Traffic information concerning users who are physical persons or subscribers /.../ shall be destroyed or de-identified when they are no longer needed for transferring an electronic message /.../ .â
So according to this, OLDER law, all ISPs who DO save such records are in violation of Swedish law. And as far as I know, the new IPRED law only requires ISPs to provide records that are already saved. Pretty interesting, huh?