The Startling Array of Hacking Tools In NSA's Armory
A truly random one-time pad longer than your cipher text is not crackable other than brute-force. Use a code along with the OTP and it's uncrackable (because the crackers won't recognize the plaintext when they do decipher it.) Of course you need to distribute copies of your codebook and OTP, which is why they developed ciphers in the first place...the only trick is to develop a code that parses to plain boring text. "Aunt Martha sends her love; she made a wonderful cherry pie for the church potluck last week, everyone was raving about it!"
New Study Shows One-Third of Americans Don't Believe In Evolution
Yes. because degenerate primitive theocracies have ALWAYS been very nice places to live.
The iOS 7 Jailbreak Fiasco
You DO understand that if your phone is in the physical possession of the bad guy, they can do anything they want?
It's not like this can be done remotely with some crappily cloned Tetris game off the App Store, like some Android exploits we've seen....
A Flood of Fawning Reviews For Apple's Latest
oooohhh an insult from the 90's...how clever!
Is Ruby Dying?
Slashdot Home for Old Farts
"Wait a minute, That scruffy beard, those suspenders, that smug expression.You're one of those condescending Unix users!"
Switzerland's Mega Tunnel Sets Record
No, it's not very interesting because it simply isn't true. On the average government employees are better paid than the average american, but that's only because government jobs tend not to be minimum-wage McJobs.
When controlled by educational achievement, the exact opposite is true.
The average government employee with a bachelors degree makes 25% LESS than the average private industry employee with a bachelors degree.
World Cup Prediction Failures
Well, actually the current state of the economy is proof enough that "these guys who spend their entire lives predicting financial markets" aren't god at predicting financial markets.
Who the hell would believe these guys could predict soccer?
Malware Delivered By Yahoo, Fox, Google Ads
Of course there's a defense.
There, it's easy.
Microsoft Secretly Beheads Notorious Waledac Botnet
I like the 'court-ordered vigilantism', myself.
Jet Pack Runs For Hours On Water
Nope, such devices have been made by EV hobbyists. There's a guy in CA http://www.mrsharkey.com/pusher.pdf who made a EV out of a VW Rabbit, then made a hybrid by lopping off the front end of another Rabbit, and attached it via a rigid towbar to the back of the EV, along with the necessary control electonics for changing gears, etc.
Netbook Return Rates Much Higher For Linux Than Windows
I wish I had a cluebat right now.
"Those are all packages I found with a quick `aptitude search "~i~sGames"; that is, these are games that are packaged and trivially easy to install straight out of the box."
See that contrail waaaaaay up there at the edge of the atmosphere? That's the whole point flying right over your head...