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Why Tor Users Should Be Cautious About P2P Privacy

Mathiasdm Re:I2P? (122 comments)

Yes, I2P has a number of clients specifically made for it. Also, since the traffic stays inside the network, there's not the same issue as with Tor (that bittorrent basically ruins the outproxies). That upside is also a downside, since it means you can't torrent traffic from regular sites, you have to stick to internal I2P torrents.

more than 4 years ago
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GNOME 2.30, End of the (2.x) Line

Mathiasdm Re:Oh good! (276 comments)

Wait, what? The LGPL is less free because it's called that way? The LGPL gives me, as a developer, MORE freedom. It's all a matter of perspective.

more than 4 years ago
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White House Website Switches To Open Source

Mathiasdm Re:Why CMS (219 comments)

For one, the weight a CMS adds is compensated by all of the code that is already present, all of the plugins that can be added without any trouble, the possibility for non-coders to easily modify website content ...
Especially for large websites, this can dramatically improve how fast you can update and improve your site.
Also, if you don't want to use a CMS, a framework like Django or Ruby on Rails is the way to go. These allow you to program everything yourself, but already have a lot of functionality built-in, to avoid reinventing the wheel.

more than 4 years ago
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Windows 7 Reintroduces Remote BSoD

Mathiasdm Re:Local? (427 comments)

Ignore the above. It was due to a bad copypaste, apparently (linefeed missing).

more than 5 years ago
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Windows 7 Reintroduces Remote BSoD

Mathiasdm Re:Local? (427 comments)

Yes, it affects Vista (just tested it here). The example exploit contains a bug though. You need to add an import line 'from socket import socket'.

more than 5 years ago
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Highly-Paid Developers As ScrumMasters?

Mathiasdm Re:WTF does this mean??? (434 comments)

Here you go :-)

And yes, you are absolutely right. I couldn't entirely understand the article either.

more than 5 years ago
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Could We Beam Broadband Internet Into Iran?

Mathiasdm 802.11s + anonymous network on top (541 comments)

It would still be an Iran-only network, unless there are unfiltered gateways, but it would at least allow internal communication.

more than 5 years ago
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French Assembly Adopts 3-Strikes Bill

Mathiasdm Re:Encryption doesn't do much. (343 comments)

Indeed, with rapidshare, you can still easily be 'sold out' when the French government requests IPs from the rapidshare hosts.

By the way, we're already noticing the effect on I2P. The new router count is getting a huge boost today.

more than 5 years ago
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Anonymous Network I2P 0.7.2 Released

Mathiasdm Re:First post? (231 comments)

Unlike with Tor, each user is a router (especially true for high-bandwidth users). Obviously people are not a router to the regular net (as that could get people in trouble), but all users route data through the I2P network itself.
In other words, if you want high-bandwidth bittorrenting, it helps a lot to contribute bandwidth yourself (makes you well-integrated). This keeps leechers to a slightly lower level.
Secondly, as torrents consume a lot of bandwidth, they also provide cover traffic for other people who might not more anonymity.

more than 5 years ago
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Anonymous Network I2P 0.7.2 Released

Mathiasdm Re:No HTTPS support (231 comments)

Yes, it would make a useful addition (lots of things would :P). We just need someone to set it up and it'll be there.

more than 5 years ago
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Anonymous Network I2P 0.7.2 Released

Mathiasdm Re:No HTTPS support (231 comments)

The fail is in fact on nobodies end. The reason https is 'not supported' is simply because nobody has set up an outproxy for it. If somebody does set up one, you will be able to use https.

more than 5 years ago
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Online Banking Customers Migrating To Lynx

Mathiasdm Re:"CLUI" (220 comments)

CLI: Command-Line Interface That includes CLUI's ;-)

more than 5 years ago
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Online Banking Customers Migrating To Lynx

Mathiasdm Re:Is this it? (220 comments)

This one is obviously real. Bow to the superiority of CLI browsers!
Oh, time to go. Ctrl+A D

more than 5 years ago
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Slashdot Launches User Achievements

Mathiasdm Re:Slashdot achievements (1582 comments)

Wait. We're supposed to dare to click on that link? Damn you, April 1st!
Hm, perhaps that can be an achievement: dared to click a link resemblin goatse.

more than 5 years ago
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Comcast's Congestion Catch-22

Mathiasdm DOCSIS? (177 comments)

Comcast is a cable company, right? So isn't this just because their VoIP can be put in a separate Docsis channel (and prioritised accordingly), while 'regular' VoIP is sent as normal data?

more than 5 years ago
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Next G8 President Wants To "Regulate the Internet"

Mathiasdm Re:Stop him! (279 comments)

Well, they could of course take away the right to privacy (some laws already do). That's exactly what this article is about.

However, Freenet now has a darknet part, so I guess it would be kinda hard to detect (don't know the details, can someone else comment on that?).

more than 5 years ago
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Next G8 President Wants To "Regulate the Internet"

Mathiasdm Re:Stop him! (279 comments)

I2P downloading at 30-40 kBps is perfectly possible. It might not be very fast compared to non-anonymous networking, but still, that's quite okay. When downloading large files, people just leave their downloads on for a while anyway. Visiting I2P websites (known as eepsites) is also quite fast.
The same goes for visiting websites through Tor: the latency is high, but doable (depending on how much latency you're willing to tolerate :p).

I can't comment on Freenet, as I haven't really used it yet.

And no, I'm not on some super-connection, just cable.

more than 5 years ago

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Anonymous network I2P 0.7.10 released

Mathiasdm Mathiasdm writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Mathiasdm (803983) writes "The Invisible Internet Project (I2P) attempts to create an anonymous communication network. I2P creates an additional layer in the network stack, providing anonymity using encryption and passing messages along through several other computers. On top of the network, regular services such as mail, browsing, file sharing and chatting are supported.
Version 0.7.10 was released today. It will increase the scalability of the network, which has seen a 5-fold traffic growth in the past year, even further. The release also addresses a possible security issue."

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Anonymous network I2P 0.7.2 released

Mathiasdm Mathiasdm writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Mathiasdm writes "The Invisible Internet Project, also known as I2P, has seen its 0.7.2 release (download). I2P uses multiple encryption layers, and routing through several other computers to hide both sender and receiver of messages. On top of the network, regular services such as mail, browsing, file sharing and chatting are supported. This release (and all of the releases since 0.7) is at the start of a new development period, in which the I2P developers wish to spread the word about the secure network. This new release includes performance improvements, a first edition of an experimental new desktop interface and security improvements (by limiting the number of tunnels a single peer can participate in)."
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Anonymous network I2P 0.7.1 released

Mathiasdm Mathiasdm writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Mathiasdm writes "I2P is an anonymous communication network that works by encrypting each message multiple times and forwarding them through other I2P users. Anonymity is an ever more important topic in a society where internet filters are installed and people are sued because they visited the wrong website.
I2P 0.7.1 has been released with a whole bunch of new features and improvements for users wanting to browse, mail, torrent or 'insert your favourite web activity here' (yes, there is porn). The new release is available for download."

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Anonymous network I2P 0.7 released

Mathiasdm Mathiasdm writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Mathiasdm (803983) writes "The Invisible Internet Project, also known as I2P, has seen its 0.7 release (download). I2P uses multiple encryption layers, and routing through several other computers to hide both sender and receiver of messages. On top of the network, regular services such as mail, browsing, file sharing and chatting are supported.
This major version change marks a new period, in which the I2P developers wish to spread the word about the secure network. This new release includes improvements in the built-in bittorrent client, changes in the network exploration software and an experimental new address system using base32 hashes of destination keys."

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Omega Pharma claims miracle patch for cell phones

Mathiasdm Mathiasdm writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Mathiasdm writes "Omega Pharma, a big Belgian pharmaceutical company, is claiming to have a solution for countering radiation emitted from cell phones. It supposedly counteracts any possible side-effects of the radiation, it comes in the form of a small patch for your cell phone, and best of all... It's only 38.95 (or about 50 dollar)!
The device, known as the E-Waves Phone Chip "beams a quantum physical information wave, which is in counter-phase with the harmful components of the electromagnetic waves".
Anyone else got lost there?
Well, so did the Belgian University where one of the Omega Pharma researchers claimed to work. They quickly released a statement denying any involvement in the E-Waves chip.
What do you think? Snakeoil or a genuine invention?"

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