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  •  As I see it, the diary title (1+ / 0-)
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    might as well be  "A Perpetual Motion Machine. Yes, for real."

    A diary with a title and theme like that wouldn't be a place I'd want to get into discussions about real-world machine efficiency.  

    •  I guess that depends on interpretation.... (0+ / 0-)

      If you interpret "NSA-proof" as meaning it's perfect, then yeah, that's never going to be.  But, if you interpret it in the way words like "waterproof", "soundproof", and "bullet-proof" are normally used, then I don't think it's that unreasonable a headline.  

      I don't think he ever said in the body that it made a system unhackable.  Though on the whole he does seem to be overselling it. It does seem like a decent security idea, but probably more effective vs. malware than vs. the NSA (which is only collecting data off the internet, and if they do target individual computers, they really wouldn't be permitted to do that to US citizens).  

      And I think it also would likely be more complex, and less for average users, than applying basic security measures to a popular Linux distribution like Mint or Ubuntu.  

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