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FBI Chief: Apple, Google Phone Encryption Perilous

SumDog Re:Beyond the law? (353 comments)

Exactly. The ticking time bomb is pretty much a logical fallacy.

about a week ago
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FBI Chief: Apple, Google Phone Encryption Perilous

SumDog Re:Rich like the Twinkie Filling (353 comments)

Even if they just forgot. But in these cases, the contempt of court charges, which might only be a few months at most, are still better than the potential alternatives of the original charges.

about a week ago
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FBI Chief: Apple, Google Phone Encryption Perilous

SumDog Re:Think of the children (353 comments)

Yea it's by it's very definition of irony.

"What concerns me about this is companies marketing something expressly to allow people to place themselves beyond the law.

Really? I'm pretty sure the past year of leaks have showed the FBI, the NSA, the CIA and even local law enforcement are constantly operating above the law! If anything, encryptable cellphones allow people to keep their 4th amendment rights!

about a week ago
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Flurry of Scans Hint That Bash Vulnerability Could Already Be In the Wild

SumDog Re:"could be worse than Heartbleed" (317 comments)

I don't think you understand. Even if Apache is using CGI to call out to your safe perl CGI script, it opens up a Bash shell (the default shell) which opens that perl script (unless you're using mod_perl..I think FastCGI might be exempt as well, but I'm not entirely sure).

You could possibly change Apache's default shell to something else like ksh or dash.

about a week ago
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Remote Exploit Vulnerability Found In Bash

SumDog Re:Dangerous (399 comments)

fish

about a week ago
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It's Banned Books Week; I recommend ...

SumDog Re:How 'Bout (404 comments)

I agree. I honestly recomended it to people over 1984. Don't get me wrong. I like 1984 and there's a lot of good stuff in it. But I like the writing style of Animal Farm better and he makes some pretty amazing statements in it. It's a good introduction or Orwell's work.

about a week ago
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DuckDuckGo Now Blocked In China

SumDog Re:my favorite search engine (82 comments)

Plus the NSA is probably logging all your search results with them anyway (regardless of if they know or not).

I still like DuckDuckGo because I like having an alternative. I like not being in the filter bubble. I have to type in the name of my city for local results, unlike google, but I don't mind that DuckDuckGo doesn't customize my results based on some algorthims about my browsers+ip+os+wi-fi access point+my history.

And if I can't find what I'm looking for, I can always add !g and duckduckgo redirect to Google...or !yt for YouTube, or !w for Wikipedia or !rt for Rottom Tomatoes or just ! for the first result (I'm feeling lucky). The bang(!) commands are really the best part about them.

about a week ago
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DuckDuckGo Now Blocked In China

SumDog Re:Question remains (82 comments)

I knew a Chineese student in graduate school. He told me in China he can pretty much get access to anything. Most people know how to get around the firewall with proxies and VPNs. There are too many people for the government to really do anything about it...unless you talk about it. If you start commenting on fourms or discussiong international verion of news eventus or start voicing any opinions about China or the Chineese Government, you can expect things to not go well for you.

about a week ago
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Anonymous Peer-review Comments May Spark Legal Battle

SumDog Incompetence (167 comments)

Well, now we know why you're losing your tenure. Stop being such a baby about it. If your research was solid, the scientist should be able to stand behind and defend it. If it was flakey, well hopefully this will keep him from getting other jobs where he can be an incompetent professor.

about a week ago
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Apple Sells More Than 10 Million New iPhones In First 3 Days

SumDog Re:Lemmings (206 comments)

Beats Audio Headphones

I am an Android user, but I will say the iPhone isn't beats. It's actually a decent piece of hardware and software. I don't particularaly like iOS and will stick to my Android, but it's also not horrible and a lot of people develop for it. I'm also glad we have both options, plus Windows Mobile too. More options are better for the market and people who write apps for only one OS are idiots.

It's still half of beats though. There are a lot of people who buy eyeProducts because of the marketing. I liked OSX 10.6, but everything since than has been shit. Final Cut X is god awful. There are pros and cons to everything.

about two weeks ago
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My resting heart rate:

SumDog Re:Do the math (169 comments)

You realize that people who work out and are healthy/fit have a higer heart rate at rest right?

about two weeks ago
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Airbnb To Start Collecting Hotel Tax On Rentals In San Francisco

SumDog Re:14%? What a f***ing ripoff (71 comments)

But you have an income tax right? Tennessee had no income tax but like an 8% ~ 9% sales tax

about two weeks ago
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I think next winter will be:

SumDog New Zealand (148 comments)

I live in New Zealand. Next winter is over a year away.

about two weeks ago
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The FCC Net Neutrality Comment Deadline Has Arrived: What Now?

SumDog Re:Spoilers (131 comments)

No. That's totally different. Network Neutrality means that when you pay for a given quality of service, you get that same quality of service to any destination on the Internet.

When you pay for 30Mbps, you expect that maximum of that to any Internet destination (of course within reason of normal traffic congestion and delays on that path). But what if an ISP says, "Well for YouTube, Google is forking over $1m for this dedicated fiber lane to their data centre." So now they charge you a little extra, maybe $5 a month, for faster YouToob. Now you have two Internets.

about two weeks ago
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NSA Metadata Collection Gets 90-Day Extension

SumDog Why bother? (73 comments)

Why even bother getting an extention? We all know the program will continue anyway.

about three weeks ago
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Amazon Is Killing Off Its Free P2P Money-Transfer Service WebPay On October 13

SumDog Re:The what? (34 comments)

Same here. WTF? How the fuck does someone like Amazon fail at a PayPal competitor?

about three weeks ago
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Net Neutrality Comments Surge Past 1.7M, an All-Time Record For the FCC

SumDog Tits (81 comments)

I'm a little more concerned that the fact that Janet Jackson's led to over a million complains. Why are American's afraid of tits?! There wasn't even a nipple. I don't get it!

about three weeks ago
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Net Neutrality Comments Surge Past 1.7M, an All-Time Record For the FCC

SumDog Re:Internet Slowdown Campaign? (81 comments)

I think I saw it on here, which is why I added the banner to my site.

about three weeks ago
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China's Island Factory

SumDog By Country (199 comments)

So here's some trivia. How many aircraft carries to most countries have (those who have them)? Take a guess. Another guess. The answer is 1. Only two nations have more than 1 and that's India and Italy.

The United States has 11:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_aircraft_carriers_by_country

The United States is one of the most dangerous military states in the world and the largest state sponsor of terrorism in the world. An 11 carrier Navy fleet is not sustainable. It will require more war and wars that do not end.

about three weeks ago

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AT&T wants to offer "Sponsored Data" programs.

SumDog SumDog writes  |  about 9 months ago

SumDog (466607) writes "AT&T is preparing to offer "sponsored data" programs. Companies can front to bill so their content is delieverd without impacting a consumer's mobile data caps. While this seems good for the consumer, it creates two tieres of service. If Google pays AT&T for streaming fees, it would encourage people to use YouTube over other services like Vimeo. It's a good thing the United States has network neutrality leglisglation to prevent this sort of thing. Oh wait, it doesn't."
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SumDog SumDog writes  |  more than 7 years ago

SumDog writes "The international space station's newest power source, a set of solar wings, made its debut yesterday. The solar array is part of a new 17.5-ton space station segment that was connected to the orbiting outpost during a spacewalk Monday."
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