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Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police

cryptizard Re:NSL (501 comments)

If it weren't true, it would come out eventually in a trial where the keys were obtained from Apple. At that point, it seems like they would have opened themselves up to a huge lawsuit for publicly claiming a feature that they knew they did not have.

yesterday
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Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police

cryptizard Re: So everything is protected by a 4 digit passco (501 comments)

If by that you mean "all of us" because that is the case right now. The fact that you got +5 insightful is real proof that people around here are not as good at math as they think they are.

64-bit keys are considered pretty weak, but not trivial to break, so lets assume that you have a computer so fast you can break one of those keys every second, i.e. it does 2^64 key checks per second. Don't worry about the fact that it would take a computer a million times faster than the fastest super computer in existence now to do that, we're just estimating. Now, even with that ridiculously awesome super computer, it would still take you 10 times the lifetime of the universe to break a 128-bit key. So unless there is some theoretical break on the cipher, 128 bits is secure for a very, very long time to come.

yesterday
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Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

cryptizard Re:I predict (1134 comments)

Jesus christ, this is like the 10th comment that says the exact same thing. Maybe wait two seconds before you hit that post button?

about two weeks ago
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Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

cryptizard Re:I predict (1134 comments)

How can there be video evidence that she doesn't enjoy games? Does it show a video game killing her parents?

about two weeks ago
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Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

cryptizard Re:Nobody has the right not to be offended. (1134 comments)

What, do you think the outcome of this is that the police are going to start going around forcing you to make friends with women? You can be as much of an asshole as you want. But other people are equally free to call you out for it.

about two weeks ago
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Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

cryptizard Re:Astroturfing for Hillary Clinton (1134 comments)

"Wow, that is some high level paranoid thinking...like Hitler, or Willy Wonka." -Jack Donaghy

about two weeks ago
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Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

cryptizard Re:Does anyone know if its possible (588 comments)

Sure, there are lots of forms of vegetable protein. Particularly, seitan has three times more protein by weight than steak. And of course all kinds of oils are vegetarian (olive, avocado, sunflower, coconut, etc). Just avoid pasta, bread and rice basically.

about three weeks ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

cryptizard Re:Just proves the point (1262 comments)

lolwut? That's your takeaway? That you can call women bitch, slut, whore and expect them to do what you want because you are a man, be available sex objects to you, but at least you aren't being violent. That would be messed up.

about three weeks ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

cryptizard Re:Just proves the point (1262 comments)

I wasn't trying to prove anything, I was trying to counter your example of how only men are oppressed by dumb t shirts.

about three weeks ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

cryptizard Re:Just proves the point (1262 comments)

Those are from Spencer's, which has over 600 actual stores, not some obscure internet brand. And I have personally seen someone wearing at least 3 of those shirts in public.

about three weeks ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

cryptizard Re:Slashdot comments indicative of the problem (1262 comments)

And no one is saying you can't acknowledge that. But it has been done to death. It is not a defense for the rapist. People for whom their first reaction to hearing a rape accusation is, "well, she shouldn't have been drinking that much/in that situation/wearing that" are a part of the problem. When they feel like they have to say that every time there is a discussion about rape, when everyone already knows, they are a bigger part of the problem. Of course you shouldn't go to a black neighborhood and pick a fight, but when you do and the police come afterwards, they are going to believe you and investigate the crime. Many times women don't even get that.

about three weeks ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

cryptizard Re:Just tell them (1262 comments)

Awesome, well said. I knew there was some hope left for Slashdot.

about three weeks ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

cryptizard Re:Just proves the point (1262 comments)

Are you saying it can't be done or that it is too hard so we just shouldn't try? Because the Mass Effect series would like to have a word with you about gender and complicated character interactions.

about three weeks ago
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New Nail Polish Alerts Wearers To Date Rape Drugs

cryptizard Re:How will the "For Men!" version work? (595 comments)

It's clear and you only need one nail to get the job done. Also there's not reason you couldn't put it on like a drink stirrer. Think outside the box before you cry "what about the men".

about a month ago
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New Nail Polish Alerts Wearers To Date Rape Drugs

cryptizard Re:In 14 years practising emergency medicine (595 comments)

That's why we tell people to exercise and watch their diet like, all the time in every form of media there is. Why can't we handle this with even a modicum of the same respect? Teach people that sex is only to be had with positive consent from both parties, under no influence from drugs.

about a month ago
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New Nail Polish Alerts Wearers To Date Rape Drugs

cryptizard Re:Discreet? (595 comments)

You are posting this idea on pretty much every thread but it makes no sense. It requires that someone be paranoid enough that they know about this nail polish and would want someone to test their drink, but lazy enough to not actually get it themselves and paradoxically trusting enough that they would accept that person's word about the veracity of their test. And, of course there will be drugs that it cannot detect. This is just a proof of concept. That does not make the whole idea worthless.

about a month ago
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New Nail Polish Alerts Wearers To Date Rape Drugs

cryptizard Re:The world we live in. (595 comments)

Umm... you know that just because it is called "nail polish" doesn't mean that it won't stick to other things, like a drink stirrer, right?

about a month ago
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New Nail Polish Alerts Wearers To Date Rape Drugs

cryptizard Re:How many women are raped each year on campus? (595 comments)

That article is so full of shit. They admit that at least 1 in 40 college women are raped. If the same percentage of them got, say, meningitis, that would be all over the news as the worst epidemic in decades. Stop downplaying the seriousness of the situation.

about a month ago

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