NYT: If you see gibberish on a computer screen, it might be terrorist encryption software


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#2

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#3

If you see gibberish on a computer screen, it might be terrorist encryption software The New York Times.

FTFY.


#4

Relax. It wasn’t Gibberish. It was a Mister.44 post.


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Why not just print the original, attributed descriptions of how “the bad guy code” displays?

… waaaait a minute.


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#9

Ciphertext, command line or ISIS terrorist…

¯\(ツ)

Kill 'em all and let the FSM sort them out! Good guys FTW!


#10

“and what is the use of a book,” thought Alice, “without pictures or conversations?”

What I’m getting at is this sort of thinking will quickly lead you down a rabbit hole.


#11

…there’s way too much information to decode the Matrix. You get used to it, though. Your brain does the translating. I don’t even see the code. All I see is blonde, brunette, redhead.


#12

The NYT have been everyone’s reactionary numbskull uncle since at least 2001.


#13

Any sufficiently advanced technology looks like terrorism.


#14

Hmm, it sounds like ascii art… terrorist ascii art.


#15

Post 9/11, the new rule is, “If you hear hoofbeats, think unicorns, not zebra”


#16

Sometimes I hit F12 to see the code that the terrorists are running in my browser. You think I don’t know, but I’m on to you, terrorists!


#17

If text terminal is terrorism, then I am a terrorist.
It’s better fate than mousing around.

GUI? Phooey!


#18

Morons. Everybody knows that encryption involves 3D visualizations.

Like this:

or this:

or this:


#19

Show me a survivalist using a GUI and I’ll show you a goddam dilettante.


#20

I’ve found a fun way to scare the non-tech minded is to be fiddling around trying to get a minecraft server to work.
The window of scrolling text when loading looks very much like ‘hacking’ in movies, once freaked out a relative this way :slight_smile: