amanfromMars 1 Wed 26 Feb 19:22  ……. being contrarian on https://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2020/02/26/rsa_2020_panel_discussion/
Re: Glib rejoinder
Well I’m with him [Ron Rivest] 100%, I’ve never believed you will get anything really useful from quantum computing. I would go as far as saying you are more likely to see cold fusion succeeding. ……. druck
Well I’m with Clarke’s First Law: When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong, druck.
And be a huge fan of Laws Two and Three too. ……….
 The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
 Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
amanfromMars 1 Wed 26 Feb 20:22  ……. just saying on https://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2020/02/26/mi5_chief_itv_interview/
Extra Special Operational Forces?
UK spies are not doing bulk surveillance
One doesn’t need to whenever effective targeting of certain prime and primeval assets of international security interest deliver the ability with facilities and utilities to ensure guaranteed future stability. Are MI5 excellent in that field?
Sir Andrew is stepping down in April, along with National Cyber Security Centre founding chief Ciaran Martin, whose service ends at some point this summer. Both their replacements will be appointed by the current government.
Appointed by the current government maybe but chosen by secure secret ballot of peers one presumes, for who else are as well equipped or better qualified? One of their own highly respected and considered awfully awesome would certainly be a Popular Sterling Stirling type choice. 🙂 You know, somebody who might actually know what the fcuk is happening and what to do about with all of the tremendously sensitive and explosive assets now freely available to spooks and straights alike for anywhere everywhere.
amanfromMars 1 Thu 27 Feb 18:09  ……. just saying out loud again on https://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2020/02/26/mi5_chief_itv_interview/
Re: Extra Special Operational Forces?
Who/Where/What do you imagine best placed and Top Secret Equipped to handle and deal with such Sensitive Compartmented Information with particular and peculiar attention being afforded for comment on just these two for now ……… Military Intelligence Bods or Cabinet Office Bots …… Latter 0Day Cowboys and Injuns into Playing Advanced IntelAIgent Roles with Post Modern Saints and Sinners.
To the Victor the Spoils 🙂 ……which Certainly be Always All Ways Hellish Heavenly Delights when most things are done almost perfectly right and hardly ever wrong. Travel that Path Diligently and Just Dessert Rewards are Endless and Almightily EMPowering and Stealthily Surreally Supplied and Applied
So, …. now y’all know what some folk are up to and busying themselves and others with. The difficulty one might have, because it is a simply made mistake to ponder on such as a problem, is a dogged and aggressive disbelief …… which is akin to a certifiable madness whenever one does battle against something which you believe to be not there and/or out there.