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March 29th, 2016

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09:22 pm - Imperfect security
Очень мудрые мысли у Брюса Шнайера, хорошо бы побольше людей это поняли:

Across the US, states are on the verge of reversing decades-old laws about homosexual relationships and marijuana use. If the old laws could have been perfectly enforced through surveillance, society would never have reached the point where the majority of citizens thought those things were okay. There has to be a period where they are still illegal yet increasingly tolerated, so that people can look around and say, “You know, that wasn’t so bad.” Yes, the process takes decades, but it’s a process that can’t happen without lawbreaking. Frank Zappa said something similar in 1971: “Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.”

The perfect enforcement that comes with ubiquitous government surveillance chills this process. We need imperfect security­ -- systems that free people to try new things, much the way off-the-record brainstorming sessions loosen inhibitions and foster creativity. If we don’t have that, we can’t slowly move from a thing’s being illegal and not okay, to illegal and not sure, to illegal and probably okay, and finally to legal.
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Date:April 3rd, 2016 - 09:06 pm

it's complicated

Так ты бы перевёл, может быть мы бы и поняли!

З.Ы. Пздр. с д.р.
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Date:April 4th, 2016 - 11:16 am

Re: it's complicated

Google Translate переведёт :)

ЗЫ: Спасибо.

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