I used to have bad reactions to such games. But with age comes maturity, experience. Nowadays when the game goes through a determined threshold of difficulty I simply ditch it. Battletoads, Alex Kidd and the likes are no more!
Ironically 2 severe events that threw almost deadly blows to the internet (so far we can't really tell if they were deadly) are actually fueling a good deal of greatly needed scrutiny which will lead to improvements overall.
Ironic because maybe we should thank NSA and heartbleed timing...
In the end warning about vulnerabilities in the open is always the best option. No way for the Govt to try to silence it before reaching the public so it can be fixed just because they want to use it for their pseudo-terrorism pseudo-fight.
I'll use this comment to thank Techdirt for this. Probably the average Joe like me and many other readers wouldn't be able to pull such brief due to lack of time, lack of knowledge or simply lack of writing skills. It is good to see that somebody - and in my case somebody I 'donate' my money to because I like their work - is there helping with such an important cause.
Obviously a judge cannot have knowledge of every single thing. Taking me as an example I can understand a distilling tower but some stuff in biology are pure wizardry and sociologists are hippies on weed for me.
That said, I will ask for help from those specialists if I need to deal with determined scenarios and I see their importance. Same with judges. They can ask for explanations and statements from specialists, as many as the judge sees fit. The problem is, most simply don't do it and when they do they have their ideas already formed against anything that will be said. Because wizardry.
We don't need judges who understand everything. We need impartial judges that acknowledge they don't know everything and are capable of using specialists to help reach a fair verdict.
I would look at their paper and study the proposed fixes extensively before making my mind. So the answer is no, I would not trust them at all but I would not discard it either. I would compare it to News from FoxNews: you can use them as a starting point but you'll only know if it's true and sticks to real facts if you give it careful scrutiny.
The fact that the FBI won't be severely punished for basically giving the finger to the Congress (yet again if you consider all Executive letter-soup agencies have taken their turn giving it the middle finger) surely is... Disheartening.
It's interesting that the US trapped Snowden in Russia. Trying to frame him as a Russian spy should be easier. I wonder what the tone would be if he was trapped in, say, Seychelles or any other small country that poses no real risk and has no background history of espionage? I'm sincerely cheering on some lousy country giving him asylum. Should be interesting to know how Rogers will flip it. ALIENS, HE'S A SPY FOR THE EVIL ALIENS FROM MARS!
That's one spectacular downfall for the US efforts around the globe. This is just another nail in the coffin. Maybe in a bright side people will stop hoping the US will solve all problems concerning freedom of speech and privacy and start taking the issue in their own hands... One can dream.