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390 weeks ago @ Atomic Toasters - User Input: Blinker Fluid · 1 reply · +1 points

Eh, I'd be okay with that. After all, I've got a guy willing to take power drills and blowtorches to people's kneecaps just for mentioning "trust" in design docs on my side.
https://twitter.com/thegrugq/statuses/39241569519...

As for making money; simple, sell magical boxes companies can plug into their networks that make everything better*.

*results not typical, individual results will vary; if your threat model contains "NSA", "FSB", or "PRC" you're pretty much boned.

390 weeks ago @ Atomic Toasters - User Input: Blinker Fluid · 0 replies · +1 points

Yes, and if you attempt to use hand signals now days you're likely to get your arm taken off by the idiot who didn't realize you were signaling "left".

390 weeks ago @ Atomic Toasters - User Input: Blinker Fluid · 0 replies · +3 points

Or the power cable.

It's disturbing how many times I've heard "Oh, yeah, that was the problem..."

390 weeks ago @ Atomic Toasters - User Input: Blinker Fluid · 3 replies · +1 points

There is a huge difference between trust and security.

Trust is a vulnerability and security is a lack of vulnerabilities.

Easiest way to destroy or disrupt a "secure" system is to attack the trust points. Oh, you trust your DNS to direct you to the legitimate sites? What happens when your DNS server gets owned? You trust SSL certs to verify software? What happens when a CA gets popped and issues $majorcompany signing certs to a guy in Iran?

Trust is antithetical to real security; we just don't have anything better.

390 weeks ago @ Atomic Toasters - User Input: Blinker Fluid · 5 replies · +4 points

Information security has a bunch:
Cyber with the cyber on the cyber for cyber to cyber. Cyber.

"The cloud"

"Secure"

"Trust"

393 weeks ago @ Atomic Toasters - Startup: Perspective · 5 replies · +2 points

ProTip: Don't ask if things are plugged in. Ask them to "check the polarity" on the plugs.

393 weeks ago @ Atomic Toasters - Startup: Perspective · 0 replies · +2 points

*twitch* *twitch*

395 weeks ago @ Atomic Toasters - Delayed Action · 0 replies · +7 points

Everybody forgets the "and protector of Mexico" part of his title.

396 weeks ago @ Atomic Toasters - User Input: Just For T... · 1 reply · +8 points

The explosive plungers are basically just a magneto in a box. When you push the plunger down it spins up the magneto generating an electrical current which then runs down the wires and sets off the blasting cap.

As for what I want? Giant red "Self Destruct" button. No idea what I'd hook it up to, maybe pots of thermite over my hard drives.

Also a giant Tesla coil.

397 weeks ago @ Atomic Toasters - What Ever Became of…... · 0 replies · +3 points

Xerox happened.