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Sony Leaks Reveal Hollywood Is Trying To Break DNS

Em Adespoton Re:huh what? (366 comments)

The practical effect is the same - the user is denied access to the site via an attack on the name resolution protocol. If the registrar is subpoenaed, it doesn't matter if they set the domain to resolve to a takedown notice or a NXDOMAIN result - the practical result is that anyone who doesn't have the site's IP address written down will be unable to access it.

Both hosting and registering the domain outside of the US will provide some resilience if you are doing something they don't like, though they can still block resolution for everyone who isn't using DNSSEC.

Except the effect is NOT the same. In the one case, you still end up going somewhere, and the reason is explained to you, so you have some recourse and know what happened. With the NXDOMAIN result, you have no idea what happened. And on the other side, you have a court order backed by a judge (meaning probable cause needed to be proven) versus someone (or some bot) deciding something on your site looked like it might belong to someone else.

It might not make a difference as far as immediately accessing the data located at that domain, but it makes a world of difference for the person who owns the domain, as well as anyone attempting to mitigate the issue.

2 hours ago
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In Breakthrough, US and Cuba To Resume Diplomatic Relations

Em Adespoton Re:Why not push toward collapse? (380 comments)

Chechnyans don't really have any reason to export terrorism

Except for the fact that a lot of the ones who fought against Russia (and their pro-Russian compatriots) are fucked-in-the-head Islamists that behead, dismember and enslave people for fun. A lot of Chechens are fighting for ISIS right now. A Chechen conducted the boston bombing.

And yet, Russia is the enemy and Chechens are our friends. It's a bizarre world.

"The enemy of my enemy is likely out to get me too, and is not to be trusted."

yesterday
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In Breakthrough, US and Cuba To Resume Diplomatic Relations

Em Adespoton Re:Why not push toward collapse? (380 comments)

That's the difference between the Communist model and the Capitalist model: in capitalism, you generally get a single executive leader with charisma, who rises to the position because of that charisma and their politicking. They then lead as they see fit, within the bounds that have been laid out for them by the people.

In Communism, it's rule by party, not by individual; this is partly by design: if a single person dies/goes "bad" etc, the party routes around that, and keeps going as they were. It's extremely difficult to change the regime unless it is overthrown completely. Even then, if it has had time to become entrenched, things won't change all that much if it is overthrown.

Just look at Russia and China as examples: Russia's regime was pretty much overthrown from within, and yet has been replaced by Putin's regime, which isn't really all that different in many ways. China saw the writing on the wall, and made incremental changes over time such that the regime could stay entrenched while not depending too much on any person/event/change.

Personally, I'd rather Cuba take China's long and twisted route to democracy than Russia's.

yesterday
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In Breakthrough, US and Cuba To Resume Diplomatic Relations

Em Adespoton Re:Why not push toward collapse? (380 comments)

Why would Chechnya "export" terrorism?

Sorry, seems you have not much clue. Chechnya is a nation that tries to separate from Russia.

During WW II the chechnic "terror attacks" would have been called "commando attacks", sure getting civilians as hostages in a theatre is a bit over the edge, but the germans, the spanish and the italian _REGULAR TROOPS_ did the exact same during WW II and the Spanish Revolution wars.

To answer your question: Chechnyans don't really have any reason to export terrorism -- but they DO have reason to sell munitions to those wanting to use them to overthrow western powers. And if Russia collapsed, you'd have a LOT of equipment looking for a new home. This is already a bit of an issue in Ukraine.

yesterday
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In Breakthrough, US and Cuba To Resume Diplomatic Relations

Em Adespoton Re:Why not push toward collapse? (380 comments)

Iraq collapsed. How's that working out for US interests?

Obama pulled us out too soon from the collapsed country. That was a mistake, not the bringing upon the collapse (of Saddam Hussein's regime) itself.

Iraq was already in collapse prior to the US military pulling out. ISIS was not the juggernaut it is today, but they were already strategically attacking installations and gaining members. Pulling out proved to have negative consequences, but staying there likely would have had other consequences just as bad. That's what happens when you install someone like Hussein in the first place and expect him to be an acquiescent puppet. The fact that the US had to invade the country and have him deposed when the US was responsible for him being in power in the first place seems to fly over many people's heads.

If sanctions causing collapse of an allied country don't work, what hope is there for having them with a country that nobody but you considers to be an enemy?

yesterday
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In Breakthrough, US and Cuba To Resume Diplomatic Relations

Em Adespoton Re:Why not push toward collapse? (380 comments)

Being in Iraq was such an epic failure that only people who can call it a success were the private companies who made huge profits, and the lying bastards who got you in there in the first place.

If you think that's a template for how to fix the worlds problems ... the world doesn't want any more of your "help".

There is one other group that can call it a success... ISIS. They wouldn't exist if it wasn't for the US meddling in Iraq and creating a power vacuum. There's a reason Hussein was kept busy between the Kurds, Sunnis and Shias. He wasn't just sitting on his hands letting his country fall apart around him, despite all the horrible methods he used to try and prevent collapse.

yesterday
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In Breakthrough, US and Cuba To Resume Diplomatic Relations

Em Adespoton Re:Crap (380 comments)

We know from hard-learned experience that it is better to encourage and support reform [so that we can make a state fail by importing our "goods" while we make a profit] than to impose policies that will render a country a failed state [while we get nothing out of the deal.]

So yeah, what you said.

yesterday
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Sony Leaks Reveal Hollywood Is Trying To Break DNS

Em Adespoton Re:huh what? (366 comments)

There's a difference; in those cases, the sites were routed to an alternate IP via a court order. What the MPAA is talking about is just dropping the domain altogether based solely on a takedown notice.

yesterday
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Sony Leaks Reveal Hollywood Is Trying To Break DNS

Em Adespoton Re:These idiots remain idiotic (366 comments)

It seems to me what they want to do is make it just difficult enough that Joe Average will shell out the bucks rather than figure out how to use Tor et al.

What they clearly want to do is break the internet. However, if their goal is to stop infringement by Joe Average, this effort would fail. What will happen is an alternate system will be set up by those of us who know how to do such things (whether we engage in piracy or not -- it doesn't matter), then we'll encourage everyone to use it and when we set up machines for our nontech friends and family, we'll set them up to use the alternate system as well.

It's simpler than that: if they break DNS, what will happen is that Joe Average will a) blame their ISP, b) blame the MPAA when the news comes out about what happened, c) search for "piratebay" or similar and find a link to TorBrowser. TorBrowser will then get a whole bunch of downloads, and people will carry on as normal.

After all... remember the days of eDonkey2k? The only people I ever knew who installed that were Joe Average kinds of people. But enough of them installed it that files were being shared left right and center. And anyone who couldn't figure out how to install it either knew someone who did, or knew someone who could just copy the files they wanted onto a removable drive and give them to them.

So there's really no winning situation for the MPAA members in following this strategy, unless nobody knows they're doing it.

yesterday
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Sony Leaks Reveal Hollywood Is Trying To Break DNS

Em Adespoton Re:These idiots remain idiotic (366 comments)

If they break DNS, we'll just move to a shadow system, whether based on hosts or just another flavor of DNS.

Fuck them.

Let's just say: good luck breaking DNS for the .onion TLD.

yesterday
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Sony Leaks Reveal Hollywood Is Trying To Break DNS

Em Adespoton Re:Go ahead (366 comments)

So is IP address allocation. What's left of the Internet when you take that away?

IPv6.

yesterday
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Sony Leaks Reveal Hollywood Is Trying To Break DNS

Em Adespoton Re:Go ahead (366 comments)

I guess they don't know history so well. AlterNIC could easily return under such a scenario.

AlterNIC doesn't even have to return... OpenDNS will already route around this unless OpenDNS is specifically served with a court order that is valid in their countries of operation. Not to mention, the first time this is used, Google can show harm caused, as people will pretty much abandon 8.8.8.8 if it stops resolving domains.

Oh, and I've already got a list of domains in my hosts file that I'm sure some enterprising soul will file a takedown notice for. If it's honored, that would knock the MPAA off the internet as if they had never existed. Surely they have considered that outcome?

yesterday
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Apple Wins iTunes DRM Case

Em Adespoton Re:it was a crap suit (183 comments)

The issue I always had with the suit was that it boiled down to this:

"Apple won't let other vendors lock in their customers using the Apple infrastructure, but they do it themselves! No Fair!"

The response should be something along the lines of "There are competitors out there offering similar things. You could either partner with them (as you did) or do it yourself (as you failed to do)." While I was annoyed by Apple's DRM and never bought a DRM'd track from them, it's not like consumer choice would have been improved via Real offering their own DRM of the same music for the same price on the exact same platform. And that's where things were at, until Amazon provided DRM-free tracks and the market changed (for the better).

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Should a Liberal Arts Major Get Into STEM?

Em Adespoton Re:It doesn't really matter... (270 comments)

Oh yes, and there's nothing saying you need to get your Master's and PhD in the same field you got your Bachelors in -- but you're going to need to get friendly with some professors and pick the right program.

2 days ago
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Microsoft Gets Industry Support Against US Search Of Data In Ireland

Em Adespoton Re:A different kind of justice for multinationals (136 comments)

America is all about race. Only cowards would deny the obvious.

The race to the bottom, maybe. Making "race" the center of everyday life? Only for minorities (and I'm not talking racial minorities). It's not race that's at issue in the US anymore; it's societal norms. There's an "African American" culture, a "Latino" culture, a "White Power" culture, and a plethora of others. For the most part, these have nothing to do with genetic background or inherited traits, and everything to do with the cultural norms as accepted by one group and not by another. These days someone with a grandmother from China, a grandfather from Mexico, another grandmother from Italy and the last grandfather 6th generation African American isn't really all that abnormal. And yet this person could validly claim to be part of any of the most vocal race-based groups in the US. But what really matters is how they speak, where they live, and how they dress. THAT's what America is all about. Status.

2 days ago
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Godot Engine Reaches 1.0, First Stable Release

Em Adespoton Re:Good (54 comments)

Ha! Samuel Beckett would be proud.

I figured that with a name like Godot Engine, it was vaporware from the beginning. This kind of ruins Beckett's entire premise!

2 days ago
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Sony Demands Press Destroy Leaked Documents

Em Adespoton Re:First amendment? (249 comments)

You're an idiot. The first amendment ensures the freedom of the press.

Sony can't (successfully) sue them for breaking into their servers because they weren't the ones who did that (even then they'd have a hard time - look at what Murdoch gets away with).
Sony can't (successfully) sue them for libel / slander / defamation / damages because all of the shit leaked is true and no member of the press was under contract to not release that information.
Sony can't (successfully) sue for whatever else you can dream up, because that would be the government enforcing some law restricting the press from doing their job as the press, a clear violation of the first amendment.

The press hasn't done anything to Sony aside from reveal the truth.
Until you find the press has been actively hacking Sony, or has been trespassing on their property, or has been torturing Sony employees for info, or has been engaged in other such crimes in pursuit of this story, the press is free and clear.

Finding and disseminating truth is the press's job. This is exactly what the first amendment is designed to protect.

...and this is likely why, despite having their own large legal team, Sony Pictures hired David Boies to run this show. The aim is probably not to actually successfully sue anyone, but to spread FUD and create a chilling effect to limit what gets reported.

2 days ago
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In Iowa, a Phone App Could Serve As Driver's License

Em Adespoton Re:Nightclubs too? (207 comments)

unless you're getting carded by an actual person, you can just generate a 3D barcode and have it scanned. The code contains a physical description of you and your birthday.

about a week ago
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In Iowa, a Phone App Could Serve As Driver's License

Em Adespoton Re:Uh huh (207 comments)

Ah; but the trick is that your phone can validate the PIN, but the officer can't. That way, the officer can't pretend to be you by knowing your name and PIN, because they don't know the PIN. That's the entire idea behind public key infrastructure -- you can provide trusted credentials to untrusted parties by not revealing the private info to them, but having it vetted by a mutually trusted third party.

Personally, I think the government should issue key-pairs to people, not identity numbers that don't expire. A single key-pair could be used to validate the person and be used to sign their driver's license token, their insurance token, their employment token (co-signed by the employer), etc. Easy way to ensure identifiers don't get re-used for multiple services, but they can all be validated off of a central authority.

The other bonus is that you can have your key-pair validated in multiple places, and can expire it (or have them on rolling expiry) but have it chained to a fresh key-pair, making identity theft that much more difficult.

The only problem with this is that it requires a computational device to be present, and for full validation, needs a network connection back to the key authority(s).

about a week ago
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In Iowa, a Phone App Could Serve As Driver's License

Em Adespoton Re:Uh huh (207 comments)

The only phones that don't have NFC are Apple phones.

Windows phones, BlackBerry phones, and Android phones all have it.

Apple needs to get with the times.

They already did; current Apple phones have NFC; only previous-gen phones don't.

Only took them a decade to catch up on that one... at least they not only caught up but also provided an API and infrastructure to facilitate secure storage and transfer of data over NFC. A (backup) driver's license using Apple's SecureID would actually be somewhat decent. Wouldn't want it to be the primary method though.

But then again, these days all you should really need is your first and last name and date of birth -- from that, most police should be able to pull up your info if you're in-state.

At least it gets rid of "papers please" requests...

about a week ago

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Apple now relaying all FaceTime calls due to lost patent dispute

Em Adespoton Em Adespoton writes  |  about a year ago

Em Adespoton (792954) writes "Before the VirnetX case, nearly all FaceTime calls were done through a system of direct communication. Essentially, Apple would verify that both parties had valid FaceTime accounts and then allow their two devices to speak directly to each other over the Internet, without any intermediary or "relay" servers. However, a small number of calls—5 to 10 percent, according to an Apple engineer who testified at trial—were routed through "relay servers."

At the August 15 hearing, a VirnetX lawyer stated that Apple had logged "over half a million calls" complaining about the quality of FaceTime [since disabling direct connections]."

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Facebook to include profile photos in its facial recognition database?

Em Adespoton Em Adespoton writes  |  about a year ago

Em Adespoton (792954) writes "Facebook has published a summary of the updates it's proposing to make to its Data Use Policy and Statement of Rights and Responsibilities which shows a large volume of rewriting.

Most of the changes are minimal, but one area has caught people's attention — photo tagging.

Facebook has highlighted how it plans to use members' profile pictures as an identification tool to allow their friends to tag them in photos.

NakedSecurity's Lee Munson has more details, including comments from Facebook's chief privacy officer Erin Egan on why this is a "good thing"."

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Em Adespoton Em Adespoton writes  |  about a year and a half ago

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The DDoS That Almost Broke the Internet

Em Adespoton Em Adespoton writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Em Adespoton writes "Had any network issues over the last week? CloudFlare, an AnyCast, Anti-DDoS network provider writes, "Our direct peers quickly filtered attack traffic at their edge. This pushed the attack upstream to their direct peers, largely Tier 1 networks. Tier 1 networks don't buy bandwidth from anyone, so the majority of the weight of the attack ended up being carried by them. While we don't have direct visibility into the traffic loads they saw, we have been told by one major Tier 1 provider that they saw more than 300Gbps of attack traffic related to this attack. That would make this attack one of the largest ever reported.""
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Study finds Lost USB keys have 66% chance of malwa

Em Adespoton Em Adespoton writes  |  about 3 years ago

Em Adespoton writes "Sophos studied 50 USB keys bought at a major transit authority's Lost Property auction.

        The study revealed that two-thirds were infected with malware, and quickly uncovered information about many of the former owners of the devices, their family, friends and colleagues.

        Disturbingly, none of the owners had used any sort of encryption to secure their files against unauthorised snoopers."

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Targeted attacks steal credit cards from hospitali

Em Adespoton Em Adespoton writes  |  about 3 years ago

Em Adespoton writes "SophosLabs, the security research division of Sophos, Inc, has been tracking an increase in targeted attacks against hospitality and educational organizations. Active malware has been discovered that steals credit card data directly from memory for later retrieval by the criminals involved. This activity appears to go back as far as 2009, just like the Stuxnet/Duqu threat."
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Can we fix SSL Certification?

Em Adespoton Em Adespoton writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Em Adespoton writes "At DEFCON this year, Moxie Marlinspike gave an excellent presentation entitled "SSL And The Future Of Authenticity." It shows how broken the current SSL certification model is, and proposes a replacement. Naked Security adds to the issue, pointing out that with Moxie's method, does it even matter if you can trust your certificate notaries?
What do you think?"

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Palin's hacker imprisoned, against Judge's wishes

Em Adespoton Em Adespoton writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Em Adespoton writes "It was a computer security story that made headlines around the world, involving the private emails of a woman who could have become Vice President of the United States. And now, it's ended with a young man sent to a federal prison, hundreds of miles from his family home.

David C Kernell, the hacker who broke into Sarah Palin's personal Yahoo email account, is reported to have been sent to jail despite a judge's recommendation that he should not be put behind bars."

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Em Adespoton Em Adespoton writes  |  about 8 years ago

Em Adespoton writes "Following the recent expose done by CBC's investigative reporting show, '22 Minutes', the Canadian public has become aware of a bill being pushed through parliament to create a national timbit registry.

Gordon Lightfoot, representative of the Assembly of Native Canadians, was said to hold that, "even considering such a bill was ludicrous, as it would destroy the current goodwill and respect painstakingly developed over the last two centuries between the government and native Canadians."

Political Rights Activist Brian Mallroony added that he would sooner "swallow a timbit whole than register it with the government," as such a thing goes against the very basis of the values upon which our country is based.

Others across the nation have commented that they would continue to purchase and distribute timbits without registering them with the government, if such a law came into effect.

"The Canadian Native population has long depended on hunting and gathering in harsh environments in order to survive. Over the centuries, they have perfected their tools to achieve the greatest sustenance with the least amount of effort. Today, these generations of refinement have resulted in traditional Canadian Timbits, which are cheap and relatively easy to produce and yet when used skillfully, can sustain a large tribe.

"The problem is that the use of timbits in Canada has become so widespread that their use is beginning to threaten traditional Canadian food sources. In order to combat this, the Canadian government is considering instituting a Timbit Registry, so that anyone who posesses timbits must register them with the government prior to transporting, using, or selling them.

"This proposed solution is drawing fire from the Canadian native community, who view timbits not only as an integral part of their way of life, but also as a status symbol. They feel that this proposal is purely an attempt to isolate the native Canadian communities by denying them access to timbits for traditional use and social recreation."

Having arrived at a stalemate in the Timbit talks, the government is now asking the international community for their suggestions on how to peacefully nullify the impact of timbits on the environment at large, while reaffirming the native culture that celebrates the timbit as an integral part of day to day life. Please feel free to use this forum to help hammer out the details so we can present the government of Canada with a well thought out, unified statement.

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Em Adespoton Em Adespoton writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Em Adespoton writes "The Globe and Mail and others are reporting that the US Border Patrol and the DHS have announced plans for fully monitored borders between not just the US and Mexico, but also the US and Canada.

"We're looking at making it a guarded border," David Aguilar, chief of the U.S. Border Patrol, told reporters yesterday as the Department of Homeland Security announced plans for a high-tech surveillance system to stop illegal crossings across the borders with Mexico and Canada.

Secretary Chertoff added in his press briefing that "there are some limits — frankly, legal limits because of the procurement rules which come in a very fat book that prohibit my getting into too much detail. So we'll give as much detail as the law allows us to about the specifics. I will say that what we've been looking for is, in particular, proven technology. We want to get high-tech in the very best of the 21st century, but we're not interested in performing science experiments on the border. What we want to do is use tools that have been proven in other contexts to have the ability to perform and to have the durability we need in the border. And so that was a very important guiding principle and what we laid down as our requirement.""

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Keep the Government's hands off our Timbits!

Em Adespoton Em Adespoton writes  |  about 8 years ago Following the recent expose done by CBC's investigative reporting show, '22 Minutes', the Canadian public has become aware of a bill being pushed through parliament to create a national timbit registry.

Gordon Lightfoot, representative of the Assembly of Native Canadians, was said to hold that, "even considering such a bill was ludicrous, as it would destroy the current goodwill and respect painstakingly developed over the last two centuries between the government and native Canadians."

Political Rights Activist Brian Mallroony added that he would sooner "swallow a timbit whole than register it with the government," as such a thing goes against the very basis of the values upon which our country is based.

Others across the nation have commented that they would continue to purchase and distribute timbits without registering them with the government, if such a law came into effect.

"The Canadian Native population has long depended on hunting and gathering in harsh environments in order to survive. Over the centuries, they have perfected their tools to achieve the greatest sustenance with the least amount of effort. Today, these generations of refinement have resulted in traditional Canadian Timbits, which are cheap and relatively easy to produce and yet when used skillfully, can sustain a large tribe.

"The problem is that the use of timbits in Canada has become so widespread that their use is beginning to threaten traditional Canadian food sources. In order to combat this, the Canadian government is considering instituting a Timbit Registry, so that anyone who posesses timbits must register them with the government prior to transporting, using, or selling them.

"This proposed solution is drawing fire from the Canadian native community, who view timbits not only as an integral part of their way of life, but also as a status symbol. They feel that this proposal is purely an attempt to isolate the native Canadian communities by denying them access to timbits for traditional use and social recreation."

Having arrived at a stalemate in the Timbit talks, the government is now asking the international community for their suggestions on how to peacefully nullify the impact of timbits on the environment at large, while reaffirming the native culture that celebrates the timbit as an integral part of day to day life. Please feel free to use this forum to help hammer out the details so we can present the government of Canada with a well thought out, unified statement.

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JHL Continued... 0.0.56 Onward.

Em Adespoton Em Adespoton writes  |  more than 10 years ago Current version: JHL Available Here!.

JHL, the Java Hotline Client.
Slashdot archived my previous entry, so here's a new one. You can find the previous one here.

Send someone an e-mail with this link!

There's an official jhl website now, so these slashlogs aren't really needed anymore. If you have bugs to report, leave them as comments for the version release you find the bugs in. For feature requests, leave them in the comments of the version you're currently using. Be sure to note if it's a BUG REPORT or FEATURE REQUEST at the top of the comment.

For those who can't be bothered with the official site:

Here's some documentation for JHL as it stands now, since some things can be a bit confusing.

JHL is a Java Hotline Client first and foremost, although it also does rudimentary IRC, and looks to handle AIM chat in the future. There is very little built-in documentation, and its main audience is experienced hotline users who want a more powerful client to use, want to get rid of the spyware that is the official client, and/or want a uniform client that works on all the unixes (including Linux and MacOS X) as well as MS Windows. JHL is currently a closed-source beta, but once electron feels he has made it feature complete, and stable it will be released as open source.
Why not release it as open source now? For obvious reasons -- projects which do not start as open source which are released under a FOSS license too early tend to fizzle and die. Plus, electron wants to clean up his code before others can look at it and critique it ;)

All the following is true as of version 0.1.

First off, the AIM client hasn't been designed yet. It doesn't do anything.

Second, the IRC client is REALLY buggy -- a lot of things will lock up the entire monolithic app if you try them.

Now on to the Hotline client:

There is now a way to save settings files.

In order to create new bookmarks, you enter your connection settings in the connect dialog, and click the save button to save a new connect file.

The preferences save in the current session when you click the save button at the bottom of the preferences pane, and to make them load on startup, click the "Save to file (defaults)" button.

One other quirk is that you can't do some things by double clicking -- for example, download files -- and this is considered by some to be a good thing. However, some double click features are being added -- you can now double-click in the user list to send a message.

On to the description of the interface:

The little hand above the userlist is an ignore hand; click it while someone is selected to ignore them, click again for their chat to start showing up again.

Nicknames can be tab completed in chat; just start typing someone's nickname, hit tab, and it will autocomplete.

In the file tab, refresh refreshes the subcontents of the currently selected item; folder counts belong to the parent item, and you can not upload to a selected file; you must select the folder you wish to upload to first

There is a hotline 1.2.3-compatible folder download/upload feature. Select a folder, and it will download/upload all files in that folder.
NOTE: it will NOT download subfolders or their contents.

As an additional note to downloading, double clicking does not work. To download, you must select the file/folder(s) to download, and then either click the download button or right click and select download from the contextual menu.

For Windows users, do the following to create a shortcut that's launchable from the start menu:

select the jar file and create a shortcut

get the properties of the shortcut, and replace the Target line with

C:\WINDOWS\system32\javaw.exe -jar jhl.jar

change name and custom icon as desired.

All other hidden and unobvious features are left to the user to discover at this time; maybe I'll make another update sometime.

Finally, my requests:

Red highlighting on the chat/transfer tabs when new stuff is available. For chat, it would be new chat, for the transfers tab, it would be new items in queue and transfer finished (removed from queue).

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Odd Spam

Em Adespoton Em Adespoton writes  |  more than 10 years ago Here's an odd Spam I just got in my inbox; what do you think their scam could be?

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DON'T worry, This one doesn't cost a penny. Just a moment of your time.

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How would you like to have High-Speed Internet Access for FREE? What do you think about giving away FREE BROADBAND worldwide and GETTING PAID for it again and again?!? Hundreds of MILLIONS of people worldwide will potentially be flocking to this service once they learn it really exists. And all that is needed is a simple phone-line.

And beyond that this company provides it's affiliates (free of charge) the most amazing marketing support program I have ever seen. Free to Join and Free to use.

DO NOT HESITATE on this folks , there is ABSOLUTELY NO RISK. It's going to be like the great Gold Rush of the old west! This company offers you some AMAZING income potential. You will not believe it if you just take the time to read through the site.

Facts:

-Easy to install and very simple to use

-Available anywhere in the world

-Works with your existing ISP

-A software download so there is NO need for new hardware

-FOUR times the speed of normal broadband

-Compatible with any type of phone line

-Works with any PC or MAC of the lowest specification believable

-Compatible with old 9,600kbps modems upwards to the most recent modems.

-Guaranteed to provide a minimum of 2MB internet speed and that's SUPER FAST!!

-Coming very soon worldwide OCT 1 2004, It just pre-launched a month ago!!

Again DO NOT HESITATE ,there is NO COST OR MONTHLY FEES, EVER!!

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JHL Continued... 0.0.40 Onwards.

Em Adespoton Em Adespoton writes  |  more than 10 years ago The Bug & Feature page has now moved to here due to slashcode autolocking journal comments.

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JHL Feature Requests

Em Adespoton Em Adespoton writes  |  more than 10 years ago Grab JHL here.

This journal entry got archived, so go here to continue the discussion.

Also, emulation.net has moved to a new URL until the DNS issues can be resolved. The current domain rental expires in 2009, so it probably won't be usable again for some time unless a miracle happens.

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Sad but True... Trolling works on Slashdot.

Em Adespoton Em Adespoton writes  |  more than 10 years ago Well, I just thought I'd do an experiment, and post an unsubstantiated troll in a fairly new article: http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=114223&cid=9677047

As you can see, it is still the case that people tend to give points to posts that match their own "common sense" opinion, rather than posts that actually bring something new to the discussion, like facts, references, new ways of thinking, etc.

The sad thing is, people responded to my post in an informed manner, and many have been fully ignored, even though their points are much more valid than my unsubstantiated comment.

Because of this, I guess I'll continue to read slashdot at the +1 level; the +3 and higher posts aren't worth looking at (I hope someone noticed the obvious about this sentence).

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