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Piracy Police Chief Calls For State Interference To Stop Internet "Anarchy"

Ash-Fox Re:Security force owned by a corporation (298 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.

2 days ago
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Piracy Police Chief Calls For State Interference To Stop Internet "Anarchy"

Ash-Fox Re:What a fool (298 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.

2 days ago
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Piracy Police Chief Calls For State Interference To Stop Internet "Anarchy"

Ash-Fox Re:Up north (298 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.

2 days ago
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Piracy Police Chief Calls For State Interference To Stop Internet "Anarchy"

Ash-Fox Re:What a fool (298 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.

2 days ago
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Piracy Police Chief Calls For State Interference To Stop Internet "Anarchy"

Ash-Fox Re:What a fool (298 comments)

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

2 days ago
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Piracy Police Chief Calls For State Interference To Stop Internet "Anarchy"

Ash-Fox Re:What a fool (298 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?

2 days 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 (298 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.

2 days 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 (298 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).

2 days ago
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Piracy Police Chief Calls For State Interference To Stop Internet "Anarchy"

Ash-Fox Re:Up north (298 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).

2 days ago
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FBI Chief: Apple, Google Phone Encryption Perilous

Ash-Fox Muh childrens (353 comments)

Comey cited child-kidnapping and terrorism cases as two examples of situations where quick access by authorities to information on cellphones can save lives.

From the article.

Hmm, where have I seen something like this before... Oh wait, I know!

The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people. As long as the government is perceived as working for the benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation.

-- Hitler, Mein Kampf

5 days ago
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Apple Yanks iOS 8 Update

Ash-Fox Re:ha ha (203 comments)

Speaking as a happy iPhone owner...if you want an open platform, get an Android phone (and make sure it isn't locked down first). I personally don't care whether my phone is open or closed, so it doesn't bother me.

I completely support you to do that.

5 days ago
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Apple Yanks iOS 8 Update

Ash-Fox Re:ha ha (203 comments)

As a friendly note, had I been you; I would have taken back that ridiculous false attribution argument you used, which children use in pre-school, "it's none of your business" as a retort to anything. If matters as these were genuinely an issue to you, you wouldn't have gone on your tirade of ad hominem attacks (fortunately for me, they're not even the truth) on someone's personal life, since, it would have been 'none of your business'.

I am surprised you did respond to my silly response to that.

about a week ago
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Apple Yanks iOS 8 Update

Ash-Fox Re:ha ha (203 comments)

You know what? I take back my other post. I'm not going to do a thing. Come stop me.

What the fuck did you just fucking say, you little bitch? I'll have you know I graduated top of my class in software development, and I've been involved in numerous secret raids on Apple, and I have over 300 confirmed patents. I am trained in opensores software and I'm the top programmer in the entire opensores world. You are nothing to me but just another platform target. I will wipe you the fuck out with float precisions the likes of which has never been seen before on this Earth, mark my fucking words. You think you can get away with saying that shit to me over the Internet? Think again, fucker. As we speak I am contacting my secret network of hackers across the world and your IP is being traced right now so you better prepare for the storm, maggot. The storm that wipes out the pathetic little thing you call your life. You're fucking dead, kid. I can be anywhere, anytime, and I can disprove your philosophy in over seven hundred ways, and that's just with my neckbeard. Not only am I extensively trained in FUD, but I have access to the entire arsenal of the open sorse code and I will use it to its full extent to wipe your miserable ass off the face of the continent, you little shit. If only you could have known what unholy retribution your little âoecleverâ comment was about to bring down upon you, maybe you would have held your fucking tongue. But you couldn't, you didn't, and now you're paying the price, you goddamn idiot. I will shit fury all over you and you will drown in it. You're fucking dead, kiddo.

about a week ago
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Apple Yanks iOS 8 Update

Ash-Fox Re:ha ha (203 comments)

If you truly believe in the value of open platforms you should support them with all you have.

I don't. I think they could be important and I feel that we'd only ever know once it's too late. It will become quite clear if economic factors are resolved behind it, if it's really relevant or not to a platform.

None of this half-assed bullshit. It's not an economic problem, it's that they suck.

I personally dislike practically every platform out there, they all suck in my opinion. That hasn't stopped others becoming more successful despite sucking more.

No, I kind of assumed that since you wanted open platforms that you actually supported them rather than expecting everyone else to so that it would be easier for you to jump on the bandwagon

No, what you assumed was that I was some sort of opensource zealot and that you had me all figured out.

My bad. From now on I'll assume that just because someone pays something lip-service means they're doing the opposite of what they preach.

But I am doing what I preach. I haven't jail broken my iPad, I haven't rooted my Xperia Z, I did root my Nexus S, which offered the functionality to do so without need for exploits etc.

On a serious note, why is intended use such a big deal to you?

It's not so much the intended use, as much as when there has been an explicit design decision against it, policy decisions against it and the why for that is because best case scenarios don't play out then and you end up with horrible cobbled together shit on every side. As well as the eventual inevitability.

The truth of the matter is that closing the holes that allow jailbreaking/rooting/whatever won't magically make open platforms better. It just means people will stop doing the things that they were jailbreaking/rooting for until someone finds a new way to do it.

Alternatively, it means people will focus doing open development on an open platform instead. After all, if you're aware that say the iPhone doesn't do jail braking anymore, and you don't want to get a device you can't do interesting/open development on, you may end up choosing and improving another solution that offers what you're looking for.

Alternatively, nothing happens and that is proof that open systems aren't necessary, wanted or used.

I bet you'd hate the guitarist community. Tons of people mod their pedals and amplifiers in ways not intended by the manufacturer.

Along with ad hominem attacks, you really love using arguments like the fallacy of the single cause, don't you?

about a week ago
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Apple Yanks iOS 8 Update

Ash-Fox Re:ha ha (203 comments)

If I pay for a device then it's none of your business whether I jailbreak it, break it outright, wipe my ass with it, load a different OS on it, or use it for target practice. None. That's like telling me I'm not allowed to get tattoos even though I own my own skin or telling me that a screwdriver should only be used on screws and not to pry something open.

I made it my business, what are you going to do about it, buddy?

However, I now see you have a deeper problem than just being a greasy basement dweller. You're a corporate worshiper.

You really spend a lot of time on ad hominem attacks. They don't however make your argument for you.

You didn't speak to how you were going to make open platforms good enough that someone would actually want to use them though. I'm interested in hearing that.

Through shutting out alternatives that only serve as false promises, it will generate more development interests in other platforms. With the maturity of opensource solutions, it is unlikely people will venture for writing a new platform from scratch.

By using Microsoft Office you're keeping the open platforms down.

I'm not opposed to using closed platforms for their intended use. Right tool for the job and all that. You aren't very good at reading people over the Internet.

about a week ago
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Apple Yanks iOS 8 Update

Ash-Fox Re:ha ha (203 comments)

If the open platforms die, they were worthless to begin with.

Or maybe the platform couldn't generate the funding necessary to maintain development at the scale closed platforms are doing; eventually exhausting resources playing catch up and dying out. That doesn't make it worthless, it just shows theres an economic issue to contend with.

However, if the closed down platform actually can't provide what people want, which is something open, then this will help generate interest and further development on open platforms.

Make one that is better than any of the current closed platforms.

The comes back to the economic problem in developing things at a high pace.

Here's a prediction: In 5 years, people like me who are completely platform agnostic will be happier than you.

And for some reason you think I'm not? I'm using some proprietary phones right now; I am not however endorsing jail breaking them or using them as open platforms.

how many of them feature actual improvements and how many feature buggy bullshit because no one bothered to make the code work before slapping their branding on it?

I wouldn't know, I barely use Android outside of the stock Xperia Z rom and my cheap Chinese knock off netbook running Android.

I don't care what platform I use as long as it does what I want, even if it takes a bit of work to jailbreak/root/whatever.

I hope one day that DRM works effectively and stops people like you getting 'what you want' from a platform not intended to be open.

If I were stuck on open platforms I'd be screwed.

I didn't endorse using open platforms exclusively.

I don't want to add all of the Microsoft Office things that I like to OpenOffice.

I pay a subscription for Microsoft Office, I use Office 365 on my Linux machines and Microsoft Office (desktop software) on my Windows machines.

So I use the right tool for the job.

Except you aren't, because you're jailbreaking to get access to features that are for an open platform.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Keep Students' Passwords Secure?

Ash-Fox Re:RFID chips (191 comments)

Besides, it's already been demonstrated how easy it is to spoof RFID chips.

Go spoof my Visa card then; I bet you can't.

about a week ago
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Australian Senate Introduces Laws To Allow Total Internet Surveillance

Ash-Fox Re: Fine. (212 comments)

pose as a member, gain trust, gather information

Fortunately, with the advent of computers and cryptography. One does not need to even present their real identity. The risk from exposure is somewhat reduced because if you infiltrate one member's details, that doesn't give you much about other members if responsible measures are kept in place.

about a week ago
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Australian Senate Introduces Laws To Allow Total Internet Surveillance

Ash-Fox Re: Fine. (212 comments)

If we catch anyone using them

Due to the nature of how darknets work, that is going to be difficult.

about a week ago

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