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The Cost of the "S" In HTTPS

Vlijmen Fileer You mean ad injection? (238 comments)

"the inability to offer any in-network value added services" - I was hoping you were referring here to injecting webpages with ads on mobile phones while browsing? Can that criminal behaviour be prevented by an all-HTTPS web?

about two weeks ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Biometric Authentication System?

Vlijmen Fileer None! (127 comments)

Can this discussion about the supposed virtues of biometric identification / authentication please die?
Biometric properties are like usernames. Not like passwords. They don't "authenticate" anybody; your fingerprints e.g. can be found all over the world, right in the open.
And on top of that they are BAD usernames, because they can not be changed. Once your biometric identity has been compromised, you have to give up to whole identification / authentication /system/, because the property can not be changed!

about three weeks ago

New Snowden Docs Show GCHQ Paid Telcos For Cable Taps

Vlijmen Fileer Enemy (90 comments)

Thie biggest enemy of citizens has been governments, for quite a while already.
And as always these governments point to the hardly exisiting threats of "terrorism" (but not theirs) and child abuse to lure naive idiots (the vast majority of citizens) into acquiescing these programs.
And oh, the civilians themselves pay for it all.

about three weeks ago

What's Been the Best Linux Distro of 2014?

Vlijmen Fileer Debian (303 comments)

Debian. But of course not just in 2014, but since it's inception.

about 2 months ago

Lennart Poettering: Open Source Community "Quite a Sick Place To Be In"

Vlijmen Fileer Refreshing (993 comments)

/Very/ refreshing to finally see someone else calling out Linus for the incompetent abusive narcissistic nonvaleur he really is.
That was long overdue. Over the years he's been chasing away so many good developers with good ideas and good code, just because he saw them as a threat to perpetuating his tunnel vision on Linux. I've seen quite a number of good and needed kernel developments seen stamped out just because Linus did not understand the need and it irritated his superiority-sensors.
I'm not into systemd, from what I read I read it seems like a good plan but indeed quite badly implemented, but Lennart is 100% spot-on in his evaluation of Linus and some of his inner-circle cronies.

about 2 months ago

Forest Service Wants To Require Permits For Photography

Vlijmen Fileer Re:Petitions.org... (299 comments)

^This. But actually...
The talk about tripods really is utter nonsense; it's a rant of somebody just disliking tripods.
If you do not use a tripod for your picture, YOU HAVE TO STAND IN THAT EXACT SAME PLACE YOURSELF! And probably for a much longer time than when using a tripod, because getting a sharp picture suddenly takes a hundred tries.

about 3 months ago

GNOME 3.14 Released

Vlijmen Fileer Broken (250 comments)

As so often with Gnome, it does not work.
As so often with Gnome, it gives no explanation as to how or why, or how to solve (`Options are not for idiots, therefore, you cannot have any').
"Ohh nooo, something went went wrong! All `plugins' (WTF has Gnome regressed to a browser equivalent piece of software now?) were disabled. You can only log out (We disallow you to even try to solve the issue)"
Gnomorons, blegh :.

about 3 months ago

Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

Vlijmen Fileer It's getting hotter still! (635 comments)

Let no one be distracted; it will be flooded here with nutcases very soon who will all claim that this -obviously- does NOT mean global warming isn't happening.
As always, they "will just have to incorporate this new information into their models" :/.
Bunch of climate terrorists :-|.

about 3 months ago

Google Hangouts Gets Google Voice Integration And Free VoIP Calls

Vlijmen Fileer Hm? (162 comments)

What /is/ Google "Hangouts"? Some app for criminal unemployed youngsters?

about 3 months ago

Fedora To Get a New Partition Manager

Vlijmen Fileer Lie (170 comments)

"The need of a new partition manager stems from the fact that none of the existing GUI partitioning tools supports all modern storage technologies."
That would be a lie. If that is all, just contribute to Parted already. As always more will be at stake, probable things like "not invented here" and "I wanna have the power". And as a result we get to have a partition editor that needs Python??

about 3 months ago

Apparent Meteorite Hits Managua, Nicaragua, Leaving Crater But No Injuries

Vlijmen Fileer Imperial (107 comments)

"Foot" ?
Again? Seriously?? When will this braindead imperial insanity EVER stop???

about 3 months ago

Google Expands Safe Browsing To Block Unwanted Downloads

Vlijmen Fileer The title is a lie (106 comments)

Apparently, it is not Google (as in the search engine, or the company) that will block things. It is their shady browser, Chrome, that will block things.
So people not using Chrome (quite some, I'd say) are not helped by this endeavour.

about 4 months ago

Microsoft Surface Drowning?

Vlijmen Fileer Borg (337 comments)

Maybe I am late noticing, but... Where did the VERY APT borg icon for microsoft articles go?

about 4 months ago

UK Seeks To Hold Terrorism Trial In Secret

Vlijmen Fileer Terrorism (240 comments)

But.... Then it is /not/ justice!
It is more like state terrorism against civilians.
Civilians now know that the moment that the state will destroy them, in secret, for any petty offence is not far off. And out of terror, people will start acting afraid and careful.

about 6 months ago

Apple Says Many Users 'Bought an Android Phone By Mistake'

Vlijmen Fileer Re:"By Mistake" (711 comments)

I'm sure you meant that in a funny way. But I find it almost frightening to realize that "Reality distortion field" seems to be about the only way to explain Apple fans' weird fanatism :s.

about 7 months ago

Apple Says Many Users 'Bought an Android Phone By Mistake'

Vlijmen Fileer Re:Other way around (711 comments)

That's pretty uninformed.
3x4 Is a very good format for reading, at any rate clearly better than any more elongated format like 9x16.
Not all videos are 9x16; mine are 3x4 and will stay that way; it's a much more balanced format.
Photos are, and will remain, what the photographer wants them to be. Normaly anything between 1x1 and 3x4 for artistic reasons.
Mind you: Computer screen first went to longer formats because that was cheaper to cut when making LCD screens. Movie theater screenings are often even in something like 1x2.2 because of theater hall dimensions. All the talk about longer formats being more natural for humans is nonsense, the drive is purely financial.

about 7 months ago

Which desktop environment do you like the best?

Vlijmen Fileer Joke? (611 comments)

People actually /use/ KDE? How can that be?? It has been an utterly laughable unusabilty disaster from day one, and still is. And of all the many Linux users I know, not a single one uses KDE. Maybe there is one country or big company where it is pushed upon people?

about 7 months ago

You Can Now Run Beta Versions of OS X—For Free

Vlijmen Fileer iShould have read (201 comments)

iOS iX iBeta iSeed iProgram iNow iFree iTo iUse.
iAnnoyingly iChildish iApple iCrap :/ Who the hell would be interested????

about 8 months ago

Oracle Deflects Blame For Troubled Oregon Health Care Site

Vlijmen Fileer Re:It's Not Really Oracle (163 comments)

Carrot? I would also produce an enourmous steaming pile of shit if you made me eat that many carrots.

about 8 months ago


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