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Yahoo To Add PGP Encryption For Email

Steve B Re:It's a TRAP! (175 comments)

webmail kinda implies that the provider will either be storing the key or at the very least be able to access it

Obviously they need access to the PUBLIC keys in order to encrypt messages to the designated recipient. The whole point of public-key cryptography is that revealing the public key doesn't compromise security.

about 4 months ago
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Auditors Release Verified Repositories of TrueCrypt

Steve B Re: Sublime irony (146 comments)

"secret 3G/4G reception inside of the CPU"

Ruh roh! I'd better put my CPU in the middle of a metal box or something....

about 6 months ago
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Rethinking How Congress Pushes Copyright Laws

Steve B Re:I for one (228 comments)

Maybe the MAIFAA already did that "study", and makes sure to remind him about "those pictures of you and the goat" when handing him the latest bill he is instructed to introduce on their behalf.

more than 2 years ago
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Feds: We Need Priority Access To Cloud Resources

Steve B That Gets Back To Their Definition Of "Emergency" (183 comments)

A state trooper needs the description of a gunman recently seen in the area? OK.

A state trooper needs to get his quote of parking tickets filled ASAP? Not so much.

more than 2 years ago
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Why Sustainable Power Is Unsustainable

Steve B The "Known Reserves" Fallacy (1108 comments)

If the companies that sell X have access to a 15-year supply, they aren't going to spend money looking for more. As a result, anybody who looks at known reserves and doesn't understand the reality described in the previous sentence is going to run around yelling "ONOZ WE'RE GONNA RUN OUT OF X IN 15 YEARS OMG!!!1!"

more than 5 years ago
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Taser International Wins Lawsuit to Change Cause of Death

Steve B Soverign Immunity (577 comments)

This is one of those cases where the government should assert its prerogative and tell Taser International to go piss up a rope.

more than 6 years ago

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Steve B Steve B writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Steve B (42864) writes "The Senate Democratic leadership has just written a letter to the president of Disney complaining about alleged misrepresentation of history in an upcoming 9/11 "docudrama". You don't have to look very hard between the lines to read a "Nice broadcast license ya got there... shame if something was to happen to it..." message. Somebody might also notice that it's also a nice bunch of extra copyright privileges and extensions they got there...."

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