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Apple Disables Trim Support On 3rd Party SSDs In OS X

Ash-Fox Re: Why? (327 comments)

LOL that you're trying to tell Matt Fucking Dillon off about Amiga history

I am strongly in the opinion that I am right here, but it doesn't offend me if I get schooled.

A good source can be found on Page 60 of "Steal This Idea: Intellectual Property Rights and the Corporate Confiscation of Creativity" by Michael Perelman, published in 2004 through Palgrave Macmillan (Amazon link).

Alternatively, you can probably find an on-line source using Google.

I do have to say it's a new one to me, so congrats on originality I guess

I'm not original, I've read this story and heard this story from/in a few places of authority previously.

3 days ago
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Canadian Police Recommend Ending Anonymity On the Internet

Ash-Fox Re:ROFL (231 comments)

in 'summary' you've been called out and embarassed by your lack of technical knowledge of the Internet

Says the person that won't provide technical information on what activity would they detect in the freenet project that leads back to your identity exactly.

And your argument is some random non-sense about how Freenet is suddenly illegal with said system, however it isn't. Tracability of a connection doesn't mean anything in this scenario. You claim detecting of 'encrypted traffic', but true encrypted traffic is indistinguishable from binary data and with Freenet's use of steganography, how exactly are you detecting it?

The fact you compare Freenet to Tor shows how little you even know about how and what Freenet is. Freenet is not an anonymizing proxy and doesn't provide any sort of Internet connectivity like Tor.

you pretend that the whole thing doesn't matter and that nothing I presented has any merit

Why should I be bothered to explain any particulars in response to you when you can't be bothered to do the same?

about two weeks ago
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Apple Disables Trim Support On 3rd Party SSDs In OS X

Ash-Fox Re: Why? (327 comments)

No, Commodore died because of a patent troll preventing the Amiga CD32 from being sold due to a patent on XOR. They ran out of money just from keeping the units stored very quickly. Stop trying to rewrite history to make your points.

about two weeks ago
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Canadian Police Recommend Ending Anonymity On the Internet

Ash-Fox Re:ROFL (231 comments)

In summary, you have an opinion with no factual backing. I don't care.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft To Open Source .NET and Take It Cross-Platform

Ash-Fox Re:Sounds like what Sun did (525 comments)

Apple and many companies prefer BSD type licensing.

SUSE and many companies prefer GPL type licensing.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft To Open Source .NET and Take It Cross-Platform

Ash-Fox Re:RIP Java! (525 comments)

Losing the financial accounts of several fortune-500 companies because of the utilization of an insecure platform would be worse.

I can tell you've never worked with those companies.

about two weeks ago
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Multi-Process Comes To Firefox Nightly, 64-bit Firefox For Windows 'Soon'

Ash-Fox Re:Tempting (181 comments)

1) Addressable memory in 32-bit browsers. The threading approach means all tabs must not take more than a total of 4GB of memory, and this is quickly becoming a problem.

Let me guess, adblock plus user?

2) One tab crashing them all. Yes, firefox crashes on me often enough that it is annoying. Yes, the tabs come back when you relaunch, but then I get bombarded with login requests to all the sites I have open that require logins to view.

Let me guess, adblock plus user?

about two weeks ago
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Canadian Police Recommend Ending Anonymity On the Internet

Ash-Fox Re:ROFL (231 comments)

..no, I'm faily confident that you don't understand what they're suggesting, which is that no one would be allowed to access the Internet without a 'license', and any activity, no matter how you tried to hide it, would lead back to that 'license', and therefore your actual, legal identity.

Explain what activity is the freenet project that leads back to your identity exactly.

Things like your 'Freenet' and Tor would not be allowed

Nothing mentioned says it wouldn't be allowed.

Additionally, tell me how they would detect the Freenet project, please provide specifics. Tor is irrelevant where Freenet is concerned, it's not even similar in the slightest.

about two weeks ago
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Canadian Police Recommend Ending Anonymity On the Internet

Ash-Fox Re:ROFL (231 comments)

If there was any one thing that would degrade and destroy the Internet permanently for everyone, it would be THIS.

No, it wouldn't. I am fairly confident that this would have no baring on systems like Freenet. I'm also fairly confident that the sophistification still needs to meet the needs of the lowest common denominator and as such, I believe that I would be able to circumvent a fair amount of things that the general population would not.

about two weeks ago
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Canadian Police Recommend Ending Anonymity On the Internet

Ash-Fox Re:And then there's the hypocrites... (231 comments)

He thinks the government should have full access to you all the time to "stop crime".

Yet he posts videos on YouTube with his face blurred out and his voice altered so he doesn't get fired from jobs.
It's okay for HIM to have privacy, but he doesn't believe anyone else should have it.

Based on what you told us, his argument was that the government should have access, specifically to stop crime. Not corporations or other government entities (ie: his work). So, this doesn't seem hypocritical or a conflict of interests.

about two weeks ago
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Apple Releases iMessage Deregistration Utility

Ash-Fox Re: Huh (136 comments)

Skype for example doesn't have a serious spam problem

Speak for yourself. I have a common name 'Ash', and this earns me multiple spam contact requests a day. I have no baysian filtering or auto filters that work on Skype, I do on my e-mail. I consider the spam situation worse on my Skype currently.

it is harder to fake accounts

Why do you need to fake accounts on Skype when you can make genuine accounts look like others?

you can refuse messages from anyone who you don't first invite

I see the messages in the contact request, despite setting do not allow anyone on my contacts list to contact me.

Something that's not possible with email.

I have a whitelist system that works fine if I want to use it, in my e-mail. It's part of Zimbra opensource edition.

about two weeks ago
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Apple Releases iMessage Deregistration Utility

Ash-Fox Re: Huh (136 comments)

Because we have a email standard we still have spam two decades after it started becoming a problem.

I have been receiving spam on Skype for years and it's not a standard. I don't understand how your argument is meant to prove anything.

about two weeks ago
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Worrying Aspects of Linux Gaming

Ash-Fox Re:Numbers don't demand attention (265 comments)

Just look at how well games run on Play Station

I did, on my PS3, I was getting 30fps max at 1080p. Some games like Resident Evil were dipping as as 3fps at times for scenes. They didn't perform well on the Playstation.

No graphic card company ever focuses on doing a decent driver.

What is wrong with the nVidia drivers?

about two weeks ago
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Apple Releases iMessage Deregistration Utility

Ash-Fox Re: SMS to land line (136 comments)

I can receive SMSes just fine on a landline in the UK using a standard phone handset. If I want to receive SMSes on a PC, I can setup an ISDN modem to do so too.

about two weeks ago
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Apple Releases iMessage Deregistration Utility

Ash-Fox Re: Huh (136 comments)

People like me whom have data turned off automatically when the screen is turned off to save battery life. The cost of receiving SMS notifications is at no cost to me (I get plenty of server notifications) and the cost of an SMS plan I can get is nothing to cry about.

about two weeks ago
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Android 5.0 Makes SD Cards Great Again

Ash-Fox Re:File mgmt (214 comments)

Try to copy files via Bluetooth from one Android device to another.

Beaming has worked 100% of the time for me (NFC + Bluetooth combo)?

I've never tried another method.

about three weeks ago
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Android 5.0 Makes SD Cards Great Again

Ash-Fox Re:USB Storage (214 comments)

ALL of these have since been lost and had to result in going back to carrying around an extra device or two just to accomplish the same task that was possible just a few years ago with a cell phone and USB cable.

I don't get the problem. Stuff like Micro USB drives or are way more portable and easy to carry around than a cable alone.

about three weeks ago
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Denuvo DRM Challenges Game Crackers

Ash-Fox Re: This is news, how exactly? (187 comments)

I have one word for the realistic graphics camp:
Minecraft.

Is that your only real example? Sounds like an exception to the rule to me. What about a game from this year? Last year? The year before? etc?

about three weeks ago
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Windows 8 and 8.1 Pass 15% Market Share, Windows XP Drops Below 20% Mark

Ash-Fox Re: Wondering about those numbers. (192 comments)

Retail Windows 8 is allowed to be upgraded to 8.1 for free - it slips in as a Windows Update.

Uh, everytime I install a retail copy of Windows 8, I have to upgrade it through the Windows Application store (which requires sign in to a Microsoft account), not Windows Update. How did you get Windows Update to do it?

about three weeks ago
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YouTube Opens Up 60fps To Everyone

Ash-Fox Re: Firefox better get their act together (152 comments)

Even though no matter what system I am on fresh install or not, windows or mac, pretty much within 1-2 weeks the computer becomes unusable because firefox is open(and the only addon I have enables is adblock).. Kill task it and my computer is back to normal.

I don't have this problem with Firefox and I also don't have adblock installed.

On this computer chrome has been open for about 2 months now with a normal amount of memory usage.

The only stuff I have running that long continiously are server applications on servers. I close my webbrowser about four times a month on my main PC (not related to performance issues).

about three weeks ago

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