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Assange: Google Is Not What It Seems

Ash-Fox Re:The Internet is our best weapon (289 comments)

I know this thread is done but just in case you see this

I always get e-mail replies, so I don't miss responses. :)

In hindsight, it seems obvious that somebody in a high position recognized the offensive potential of the internet.

I would also say that if they didn't, they had a risk that someone else would create an 'internet'. Being the first network was probably a strategic advantage to ensure nobody else could dominate the network.

I have no doubt that the Soviet Union was the intended target.

I find it amusing that .su to this day still exists on the Internet.

The defensive use of the internet (or more precisely, a packet based error correcting network) is easy to see; we can still communicate in spite of fog of war and infrastructure smashage scenarios and all that. The offensive use is only recently becoming clear to me.

I suspect that they didn't really envision how integrated the Internet would become in society as it is today though. Back in the 90s, it was hard to find Internet access, now it's hard to not find Internet access in some form.

about a week ago
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BitTorrent Performance Test: Sync Is Faster Than Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox

Ash-Fox Re:Fancy version of FTP (124 comments)

I'm being pedantic now for the hell of it...

Sync supports storing your data on untrusted nodes because of transparent encryption

So does FTP, anyone can run FTP.

You even have the option to share your data with certain other people in read-only or read-write.

So does FTP.

Well, it's designed to support that.

So does FTP.

I still don't like FTP.

about a week ago
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Assange: Google Is Not What It Seems

Ash-Fox Re:The Internet is our best weapon (289 comments)

Don't forget the internet was invented by DARPA.

Not really, they funded the development of ARPANET. The Internet was self was created by numerous organisations linking their existing networks, including ARPANET.

about a week ago
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BitTorrent Performance Test: Sync Is Faster Than Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox

Ash-Fox Re:Fancy version of FTP (124 comments)

What if you don't trust root on the FTP server?

If I didn't trust myself, I don't see how Sync would help.

about a week ago
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BitTorrent Performance Test: Sync Is Faster Than Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox

Ash-Fox Re:Trickle (124 comments)

My ISP uses Level 3

My ISP uses LINX, level 3 and SFINX however it also has a lot of direct peering with services, such as those from Cloudflare, Google, Amazon and Netflix etc.

about a week ago
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BitTorrent Performance Test: Sync Is Faster Than Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox

Ash-Fox Re:Trickle (124 comments)

Why is my connection only doing 10mb/s with DropBox and getting packet-loss, while I can use BitTorrent at 45/45 up & down at the same time and not have loss or latency?

Maybe your ISP has poor peering to Amazon Web Services?

the quick bursts are wrecking havoc with my ISP's traffic shaping via their Cisco router.

Sounds pretty shitty, I don't observe such issues on my VDSL connection (BT Infinity).

about a week ago
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BitTorrent Performance Test: Sync Is Faster Than Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox

Ash-Fox Re:Fancy version of FTP (124 comments)

Let me know how well FTP scales as you add more nodes, and how it allows you to keep your data separate from other people's data while still allowing you to use their node for storage.

As I recall, it scaled really well in it's prime. Many people setup their own FTP servers for their own uses. It supported seperation of users on systems through credential logins, file permissions etc.

I didn't like FTP.

about a week ago
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BBC Takes a Stand For the Public's Right To Remember Redacted Links

Ash-Fox Re:As expected from google (113 comments)

Better, the article should only be hidden for certain search terms

It is.

about two weeks ago
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BBC Takes a Stand For the Public's Right To Remember Redacted Links

Ash-Fox Re:fuck the EU, fuck the USA (113 comments)

where do I get a full list of these links?

There is no publicly accessible list of these links.

about two weeks ago
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ChromeOS Will No Longer Support Ext2/3/4 On External Drives/SD Cards

Ash-Fox Re:Security (345 comments)

Ext2/3/4 is code written in the early 90's

From what I have seen in the change sets, it appears most of the code changes were done after the early 90s, a vast majority appears after 2000 even, especially where ext3 and ext4 are concerned.

Considering the code to process ext2 filesystems can be activated and exploited by any untrustworthy plugged in USB stick, and the code is complex, old, and running in kernel mode (so any successful attack on it makes you get full control of the whole computer), I'd say it's a very sensible move to disable it

I'd say you didn't check the source and that's why you come up with stories like "code written in the early 90's".

about three weeks ago
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Piracy Police Chief Calls For State Interference To Stop Internet "Anarchy"

Ash-Fox Re:Security force owned by a corporation (302 comments)

You aren't familiar with reality, are you?

Yeah, I have no idea what I'm talking about. It's not like I've actually worked in London and the City of London and I'm not sitting in a hotel right now in the City of London (yes, I took that just now, just for you. You may recognise the famous Lloyd's Building in that picture on the left side), oh wait.

It uses the same roads

What does this even mean? There are villages that use the same roads as towns, that doesn't make them part of that town.

the same utilities

Actually, the service departments are separated from London? But even if it weren't, it's still considered a separate 'entity' in culture, history, legality and geography.

By your logic, taking out a piece of a completed puzzle, covering it in a colored marker, and then putting it back would make that piece of the puzzle separate from the rest of the entire puzzle around it

By your logic, it must be part of America because America is connected by the same planet.

about a month ago
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Piracy Police Chief Calls For State Interference To Stop Internet "Anarchy"

Ash-Fox Re:What a fool (302 comments)

Yes they are - the Airwave system has been in use across all UK police forces for a number of years

I live in Northern Ireland (part of the UK) currently and I can tell you for certain that not all the police use TETRA Airwave there.

about a month ago
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Piracy Police Chief Calls For State Interference To Stop Internet "Anarchy"

Ash-Fox Re:Up north (302 comments)

Sure, that's a given. But England in general seems to be really tripping when it comes to internet regulation

I'm more alarmed about the double standard internet regulations, policies and double speak the EU is doing at the moment. The filtering of some websites on some select ISPs through rulings (piracy sites) and child filters that again, are on some select ISPs which aren't even an actual law isn't really something a UK citizen as myself is really concerned about compared to what the EU is legislating.

about a month ago
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Piracy Police Chief Calls For State Interference To Stop Internet "Anarchy"

Ash-Fox Re:What a fool (302 comments)

Believe it or not, there do exist domain name registrars outside the UK. They could certainly require this for anyone using the .uk TLD, but why would pirates do that when they could just buy a .com from GoDaddy or someone else in the US or elsewhere?

A while back, register.com would require proof of identity after you paid for the domain registration and gave you a very short time period if you lived outside of the US. I don't know if they still continue this practice.

about a month ago
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Piracy Police Chief Calls For State Interference To Stop Internet "Anarchy"

Ash-Fox Re:What a fool (302 comments)

You will find that police dispatch radio systems aren't standardized in the UK too.

about a month ago
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Piracy Police Chief Calls For State Interference To Stop Internet "Anarchy"

Ash-Fox Re:What a fool (302 comments)

Seemed to work fine for TV... oh wait. Thank god I'm Canadian.

It worked fine in the U.S. too, they decided to add technical measures to enforce it in later years by moving those pay channels to cable and still introduce adverts regardless.

I know little how this was approached in Canada though, care to share?

about a month ago
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Piracy Police Chief Calls For State Interference To Stop Internet "Anarchy"

Ash-Fox Re:Security force owned by a corporation (302 comments)

The "City of London" (now a tiny part of London)

The City of London is not part of London. If you look at a map of London, there is a hole that is not London in it, where the City of London is. Just because you can walk from London into the City of London doesn't make it part of it. It doesn't even have the same city hall, mayor etc.

about a month ago
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Piracy Police Chief Calls For State Interference To Stop Internet "Anarchy"

Ash-Fox Re:Security force owned by a corporation (302 comments)

Normally they would be subject to sanctions, but this is the City of London and it desperately needs to be brought back within the UK, and back within democratic controls.

The City of London is older than the UK. The City of London was given plenty of special exemptions for agreeing to join England and accept the king freely. The city of London also has plenty of democratic controls, to the point that people that work and/OR lives in the City of London can get a vote on policies (provided EU/UK national etc).

Quite literally in this little square miles CORPORATIONS *ARE* PEOPLE

Corporations don't vote, they can only appoint voters from their own company - Said person also can't be forced by the company or others to vote a certain way. Of course, in doing so, they would lose their ability to vote in local elections (if they live in the City of London).

about a month ago
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Piracy Police Chief Calls For State Interference To Stop Internet "Anarchy"

Ash-Fox Re:Up north (302 comments)

Oh Scotland. You had a chance to get away from this madness.

Scotland isn't governed by the City of London, nor is London governed by the City of London either. Scotland is governed by the Scottish Parliament, then the UK parliament (where Scotland has a powerful voice) and then the European Union (where nobody but undemocratically selected people have absurd amount of powers - The 'no' voters still wanted to be part of the EU mind you).

about a month ago

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