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David Ashton
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Re: cause or symptom?
David Ashton   7/21/2014 6:14:35 PM
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@Alvie, fear not, my tongue was firmly in my cheek and I was wondering what reaction I would get.  Job done!   I am more likely to support the Edward Snowdens and Julian Assanges of this world than hang them.

I DO support the death penalty, but for far more heinous crimes, of the rape / murder / paedophilia ilk.  And with a LOT of safeguards to prevent mistakes.  Most if not all of the mistakes you read about are due to really bad procedures.  I'd also support corporal punishment in schools - the large number idiots you see coming out of the school system now with no respect for  anyone or anything are ample proof that it did work.  

 

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Re: cause or symptom?
Alvie   7/21/2014 3:16:32 PM
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Make security leaks punishable by death and you'll solve the problem


@David Ashton: Honestly, I was not expecting anyone on EETimes to publicly support death penalty. Actually, I find it very distressful that any person, in this 21th century, even considers it as a problem-solver.


I know this post is probably inadequate, but I am really shocked.


Alvie

 

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Every solution is a problem
HardwIntr   7/21/2014 4:39:48 AM
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that's what i'm applying to myself on daily basis and what  i'm telling my children on every occasion.

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Re: At least it's paperless
betajet   7/20/2014 10:03:49 AM
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resistion wrote: Wouldn't the best way be to just disconnect and go offline?

I totally agree with this.  All these computers were fine and secure (except for the human factor, of course) before they were networked.  If you want security, weld the back door shut.

JMO/YMMV

resistion
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Re: Only to write a letter?
resistion   7/20/2014 3:44:54 AM
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I still use pen for "back of the envelope" calculations and sketches:)

Sanjib.A
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Only to write a letter?
Sanjib.A   7/20/2014 3:30:22 AM
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If it is only to write a letter, do we need even a type writer? Before the type writer was extensively used for writing letters and documents, people used to use just pen and paper. Still I enjoy writing by a pen on paper rather than typing. But, thinking practically, you would need to go somewhere to buy an envelope, then you would need to drive to the post office & send the letter and then wait for a reply for 3-5days. Instead, it is a lot convenient sending & receiving on e-mail and now WhatsApp...isn't it? :) 

But, the nostalgic part pf my mind says that those paper letters were seemingly more valuable to me than the letters sent in e-mail.

  

prabhakar_deosthali
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Outdated thought
prabhakar_deosthali   7/20/2014 1:45:48 AM
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Whatever may be the motive, the decision to go back to the typewriters looks absurd. How can one prevent somebody from using his/her smartphone to scan that typewritten copy and send it across the world using internet?

So we need to think how to make the  existing technologu secure and not just run away from from them.

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Re: 4 GB not enough
LarryM99   7/19/2014 11:30:26 PM
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Probably not, because the cell phone ring on your finger will have 4 GB of RAM and will have a full voice interface, if not a direct neural link. At that point we will be pining for the good old days where you could actually see electronics.

Larry M.

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cause or symptom?
David Ashton   7/19/2014 9:07:09 PM
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Apart from anything else, you get a one-off paper copy of a document, put it in a scanner and ten minutes later it can be all over the internet.  Attack the cause, not the symptom.  Make security leaks punishable by death and you'll solve the problem.  You'll get rid of the first few leakers and the rest will rapidly wind their necks in.

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Re: 4 GB not enough
DrFPGA   7/19/2014 7:43:12 PM
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You probably won't even need a laptop in 8 years...

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