# Sampson’s Techdirt Profile

• Jan 5th, 2017 @ 6:22am

### We will help

I think it is about time we helped the Russians out and disconnect them from this side. Will save us all a great deal of trouble.

• Oct 16th, 2015 @ 7:07pm

### Time for my Eagle

Time to teach my eagle to fly while directed by my GPS and then strap a Go-Pro on his back. Try registering that!

• Oct 16th, 2015 @ 7:23am

### Re: 'crack' a prime

If 2 prime numbers are multiplied together, it is very hard to find these 2 prime numbers from their product. e.g. 41 AND 83 are prime numbers. Their product is 3403. Given this product it is hard for a human to find the 2 prime factors. (multipliers). Now, in this case because we are only using 2 digit prime numbers a computer could solve this almost immediately. But the problem gets exponentially more difficult as the prime factors get larger and some would take a computer years to solve. This is why many encryption systems use very large prime numbers as factors:
Here is a link that explains how these prime factors are used to in Public Key Encryption methods.
http://www.livinginternet.com/i/is_crypt_pkc_work.htm

• Aug 25th, 2015 @ 7:18am

### My Smart fridge does not phone home.

I know this for sure because it does not have a WiFi connection.
That is what makes my fridge so smart!

• Jan 18th, 2014 @ 6:51am

### Re: Maybe I'm missing something but...

I think it would work in a similar way to a 'Smart fridge'
In order that you can communicate with said fridge you need to have it connected with the internet. Somewhere in the machines small print will be a clause that allows the manufacturer to harvest (no pun intended) your data and sell it to whomever they wish. The only way to stop the data would be to disconnect the machine from the net (or maybe communications is done by GPS?) However the machine may not work if it can not communicate.

• Dec 5th, 2013 @ 1:09pm

### Throwing bottles at the wrong department...

I think everyone is pointing at the wrong department here.
As mentioned in the article:
"the Manhattan district attorney’s office persuaded a grand jury to charge Mr. Broadnax with assault..."

If your Justice system is corrupt then you don't have a hope in hell of getting a normal response to any incidents.

• Nov 29th, 2013 @ 12:58pm

### Wrong direction

This may be a good strategy for the short term but it is rather like hiding the Jews from the Nazis.
Eventually you need to remove the Nazis, not create better attics to hide the Jews...

• Oct 25th, 2011 @ 8:32pm

### Holland is worse!

I just got back from Amsterdam and WIFI is available just about everywhere. The cost is 5 euros for 15 min!