Ulanoff should look in a mirror. That is where he will find the person that should not be trusted to repair his own devices. He is trying to burden the rest of use with his own inadequacies. He should stop trying to protect all the special snowflakes from their own stupidity.
If Apple wants to void my warranty if I do my own repair I'm OK with that. If they charge me extra after I mess it up that's reasonable.
If I buy it, I own it. I will what I want with it.
Humanity, morality, however you want to describe it always has a place. Just because this is a tech blog does not mean you should confine yourselves. If the Trump supporters don't like that you point out the insanity they can always read breitbart or foxnews.
If you ever stop calling out this kind of inhumanity and go vanilla on me I will be the one moving to other sources.
The whole thing looks like it was written by someone with limited English skills, as in foreign and with little practice or coaching.
Either Burlington farmed this out or somebody didn't like a story about them and decided to impersonate the cops. If it is the second case they will then have the Burlington cops after them for a federal violation.
I checked on Cinema Libre Studio. They have a list of screenings on their web site. There is one a couple of towns down the road from me. I may take my pick-it sign and exercise my First Amendment rights.
Nobody ever seems to ask these bozos the obvious question. Why don't they get the NSA to design this magical system? It would have to be open source so that anyone can implement and rigorously test it but that is not hard.
The NSA has a Lot of very smart people. Why can't they 'nerd harder'?
I am always amazed at the near total lack of foresight by the engineering teams that put these things together. There is little to no security built in. They always seem surprised when somebody hacks into their pretty little gadget.
Who writes the specifications for these things, The three Stooges? Was the requirement deleted by management? Was the entire project done by recent graduates with no adult supervision?
Netflix has to accept the regional licensing dike to offer content. The VPNs keep poking holes in the dike. Netflix pounds corks into the holes they find. They know it is a futile effort but they must do it to please the technically challenged suppliers.
The fun part comes when one of the creator/suppliers figures it all out and drops the regional foolishness and releases worldwide on the same day. How the rest react to the heresy will be interesting. Bring popcorn.
I see two possibilities here. 1. Chaum is an incredibly naive nerd that really does not understand the actual issue. 2. He is not getting the attention he things he should for his work and figures that his system will be a wonderful pr tool. Possibly both.
Besides, how do you select the nine persons with keys? How do you guarantee they are not compromised. Any reliance on the human elements is doomed to fail.
You cannot be too careful about those office supplies. A sharpened #2 pencil can be deadly if used to stab between the ribs. It punctures the heart and they will bleed out before anyone can save them. I don't recall which ribs, I saw it in a movie decades ago.
The damage that can be done with a letter opener is also scary. Then there is a network cable used as a garrote.