What’s up today?

2 Likes

Gotta love dumb lawmakers. There are enough open source encryption options in the wild, that this bill does not frighten me. Anybody who wants encryption will be able to get it, regardless of this bill. All it will do is push big tech into allowing/promoting open source encryption. (A win for us)

If a platform (Apple) chooses to not only cripple it’s own encryption offering, which they would have to do by law, but also chooses to go the extra mile and actively keep open source encryption from its platform, governments, corporations, and organizations world-wide will remove that platform from their list of approved devices. Nobody likes to be spied on.

2 Likes

Outlawing encryption is not about making it inaccessible. It’s about defining those who use it as criminals who can be legitimately prosecuted. Just like Nixon’s war on drugs was about getting to the people demonstrating for civil rights and protesting the war in Vietnam - not about helping some stoners sober up.

4 Likes

Outlawing encryption would indeed be a bill to be worried about. This bill does not appear to do that, it only serves to strong arm social networks into not providing encryption as part of their offering.

15 posts were merged into an existing topic: Coronavirus Mega Thread

Guys, would you mind keeping the virus discussion here, please: Coronavirus Mega Thread.

7 Likes

Earth 1 - Flat Earther 0

Mad Mike Hughes just launched himself in a self-made steam-powered rocket and crash landed. Very likely did not survive. #MadMike #MadMikeHughes pic.twitter.com/svtviTEi8f

— Justin Chapman (@justindchapman) February 22, 2020
3 Likes

Actually it was questionable if he was even a true flat earth believer. He used it though to generate publicity and this apparently was a launch they were filming for the amateur competition where people launch themselves. Nothing to do with flat earth.

4 Likes

I beg to differ. He hit the earth and now he’s flat.

2 Likes

Unfortunately for him that is a fact of his death. Could already be 6ft under too with the force he hit.

1 Like

Well he’s certainly under 6 foot now…

The rest of us use Kerbal Space Program for this kind of malarkey. Was his middle name Jedediah?

2 Likes

We may see more accidents since it was part of an event where people go up in their rockets.

2 Likes

I bet an awful lot of them are now looking very carefully at their parachute deployment mechanisms and timing.

Whats the festival called? Desert Death Wish 2020?

3 Likes

Going up is fine… kinked spines permitting…

2 Likes
4 Likes

This is an interesting take on the Mad Mike thing by Mick West of Metabunk who met him last year.

His death is not a cautionary tale of the dangers of weird conspiracy theories. He died following his passion and being blinded by optimism. Flat Earth was just something tacked on that gave him loads of publicity.

3 Likes
1 Like

5 posts were merged into an existing topic: Coronavirus Mega Thread

6 Likes

If you’re on Twitter follow Wolfie:

3 Likes