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UK Computing Student Jailed After Failing To Hand Over Crypto Keys

quarnap Self Incrimination Irrelevant (353 comments)

If the authorities have a proper search warrant, I don't see why he can't be compelled to give his encryption keys. It is no different than being compelled to provide the key to a locked desk. The location of the key is irrelevant, whether it be in his mind or on his keychain.

about 2 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What Good Print Media Is Left?

quarnap The Atlantic Monthly (285 comments)

The last of the general interest genre.

about 5 months ago

Scientology's Fraud Conviction Upheld In France

quarnap Celebrity Centre (321 comments)

The first time I drove down Franklin Avenue in Los Angeles and saw the sign in front of their building that says "Church Of Scientology Celebrity Centre International" I was pretty sure this wasn't really a religion.

about 10 months ago

Improvements in Teleportation

quarnap Personal Identity and Teleportation (437 comments)

If teleporting a human requires making a copy and destroying the original, then the obvious question is: is the copy still me? This raises the interesting question of what exactly constitutes personal identity. Here is a very entertaining and amusing read on the topic by Daniel Dennet, a first-rate philosopher and all-around funny guy.

more than 11 years ago


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