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German Court: ISPs Must Hand Over File Sharer Info

bky1701 Re:"..know who was using an IP address..." ? (136 comments)

Amazing. 3 score point drop in approximately 5 seconds. Yeah, that's legit. Slashdot's moderation system has been hijacked. See ya.

about a year and a half ago
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German Court: ISPs Must Hand Over File Sharer Info

bky1701 Re:"..know who was using an IP address..." ? (136 comments)

You realize that the United States effectively defined "amendment" and "constitution" in the sense you understand them, right? And that the Bill of Rights was effectively a part of the constitution, despite being posed as amendments." You also realize that you are attacking the US for a minor distinction made 200 years ago, in a country with many more serious and recent problems along the same lines? And that after that small mess, we effectively rewrote your constitution to how it is now?

God, Slashdot has gone to shit. Yesterday 2 trolls modding themselves up to +5, now people with no substantiated facts being modded up simply because they imply the United States is somehow evil. I think it is time to leave this place to burn itself down.

about a year and a half ago
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German Court: ISPs Must Hand Over File Sharer Info

bky1701 Re:"..know who was using an IP address..." ? (136 comments)

[Citation Needed]

Further, please read a post before you reply to it. "Having your property associated with a crime does not prove criminal activity itself. It at best proves you were an accessory." Nothing you said in any way relates to what I said.

about a year and a half ago
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German Court: ISPs Must Hand Over File Sharer Info

bky1701 Re:"..know who was using an IP address..." ? (136 comments)

Most of Europe doesn't have an equivalent to the 5th Amendment. They, for whatever reason, do not see this as a problem. We are quickly ceasing to have it even here in the US.

about a year and a half ago
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German Court: ISPs Must Hand Over File Sharer Info

bky1701 Re:"..know who was using an IP address..." ? (136 comments)

Which is why the owner of a car is liable if it is stolen and used in a robbery?

Except not. Having your property associated with a crime does not prove criminal activity itself. It at best proves you were an accessory.

Your post is just scare tactics regurgitated from ISP PR departments, to sell more connections by scaring people into closing their public nodes.

about a year and a half ago
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German Court: ISPs Must Hand Over File Sharer Info

bky1701 Re:Subpoena (136 comments)

According to TFA, they have to already have been ruled to have infringed copyright, meaning they presumably already had the information the ISP would be giving, in addition to some proof of the supposed infringement. Basically, this isn't supposed to do anything, which makes me wonder why they want it at all. Hedging their bets on the judges they bought, perhaps?

about a year and a half ago
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Vote On What the Very Large Telescope Observes

bky1701 Re:Romney/Ryan/Constitution Victory Speech (64 comments)

Just ignore the trolls. I know there are a lot of them lately. Slashdot's moderation system seems to have been co-opted by sockpuppets, but that's no excuse to feed ones at -1.

about a year and a half ago
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Vote On What the Very Large Telescope Observes

bky1701 Itself (64 comments)

How else will it know it exists!?

about a year and a half ago
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Watchdog "Not Ready" To Probe Cookie Complaints

bky1701 Re:Like anyone is going to follow this (166 comments)

Yes. I do. The context of numerous people giving you factual information, and you acting like an asshole rather than actually refuting them. I hope they do, I really do. Your posts are far over-rated in this discussion at anything above -1. I would encourage everyone to keep watching your posts in general, in fact.

about a year and a half ago
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Watchdog "Not Ready" To Probe Cookie Complaints

bky1701 Re:Like anyone is going to follow this (166 comments)

The process is quite simple.

You link an image from Facebook, such as a "like" button. Every time someone views your page, that button is accessed, and your domain is the referrer. Facebook then sees the IP of the person viewing that image, and that referrer, and can potentially correlate that easily with the known IPs of Facebook users. Volla, Facebook knows every site you have been to.

This is not some kind of mythical concept. This was actually used to cause a brief hack scare on a site I used to administer.

That is not even getting into CSS hacks, which are still, effectively, open, and allow any site to access your browser history.

It's also pretty classic you're accusing me of being a tinfoil hat, considering you spent several hours going on about the evils of cookies and how this law is needed to protect your privacy, but that's ok, it's obvious you're a troll. I post this for the benefit of others, as I realize my original post was not totally clear.

about a year and a half ago
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Watchdog "Not Ready" To Probe Cookie Complaints

bky1701 Re:Like anyone is going to follow this (166 comments)

So your answer to having it pointed out this helps nothing and hurts technology in general is... to call me a douchebag and continue to say nothing of substance (really, I can tolerate being called names if the person actually puts in an effort).

Well, I can see the supporters of this measure are as mature as they come.

about a year and a half ago
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Watchdog "Not Ready" To Probe Cookie Complaints

bky1701 Re:Like anyone is going to follow this (166 comments)

"there you go with your cookie fetish again... it won't "break technology", it will merely neccessitate some recoding (keeping programmers employed)"

It will break it as it stands. That qualifies as "breaking" it in my book. The fact it can be fixed is irrelevant to the act of breaking it.

Also, broken window fallacy. Creating jobs is not an excuse to break things that work fine now.

"you're not too bright are ya... there are also laws that prohibit murder, but it doesn't prevent people from being murdered... maybe such pointless laws should be dropped too?"

If there was a law that stated you could not kill someone with a bladed weapon, and no law saying you could bludgeon them to death, then yes. It is stupid and ineffectual to have one but not the other, ESPECIALLY if part of the law calls for outlawing cooking knives.

"the law is about establishing a level of risk in doing what is against the law, so that if you engage in breaking the law there is a risk that you'll be caught and punished."

Or... people can simply do the same nasty things via still legal and not much more complicated means, effectively only harming the legitimate applications of the effectively banned technology.

"introducing a law that prohibits using such cookies without user consent means that there is now risk in engaging in some (not all) online privacy invasion "

Except:

1. Real privacy threats are outside EU jurisdiction, and will continue on their merry way.
2. It is trivial to shift tracking to other means.
3. It is NOT so trivial to shift legitimate uses, many of which lack good alternatives, as I and others have explained.

Costs: massive.
Benefits: near nil.

This isn't a well-reasoned policy. That leads me to think it is a feel-good policy.

about a year and a half ago
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Watchdog "Not Ready" To Probe Cookie Complaints

bky1701 Re:A Solution ... (166 comments)

Or just hold no physical presence in those countries, and still sell to them. More or less the same thing done with sales tax in the US. All this sort of thing does is make EU countries less likely to compete in the internet market. I guess I should be happy about it: it means the US will be able to pick up a lot of the space left by them.

about a year and a half ago
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Watchdog "Not Ready" To Probe Cookie Complaints

bky1701 Re:It's a damn stupid law (166 comments)

It's just another group of governments trying to flex their muscle to prove how bravado they are over the internet. It'll fail, they'll destroy their own IT industry in the process while the companies move to some less problematic country (in this case, the US), and no one will ever call the governments on it. It happens often.

Europeans especially seem to be unusually prone to this. At least us Americans tend to bitch about everything before, during, and after; that's arguably why we're still freer in a lot of important ways, despite having a much larger number of right-wing loons. It's also why nothing passes on a federal level other than "we dislike Hitler" bills. I'd still rather that than the alternative, though.

about a year and a half ago
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Watchdog "Not Ready" To Probe Cookie Complaints

bky1701 Re:Why is the burden on millions... (166 comments)

"Because the burden is on the one infringing on my right to privacy to prove necessity, not on me."

Or, you could, you know, block their cookies. Or disable cookies entirely. Or get the fuck off the internet if you are THAT worried about privacy, because, let me tell you, cookies are the absolute least of most people's privacy woes here.

Check the link in my signature. It's relevant.

about a year and a half ago
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Watchdog "Not Ready" To Probe Cookie Complaints

bky1701 Re:Why is the burden on millions... (166 comments)

"and how do you mandate that to a company that isn't in the UK?"

How do you mandate what sites do if they aren't in the UK?

The answer in both cases is: you do not, and that is by design.

about a year and a half ago
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Watchdog "Not Ready" To Probe Cookie Complaints

bky1701 Re:Cookies suck (166 comments)

It was also arguably made to be transferred over telephone lines and used by 16 bit computers.

about a year and a half ago
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Watchdog "Not Ready" To Probe Cookie Complaints

bky1701 Re:Like anyone is going to follow this (166 comments)

"the EU directive isn't nonsense. its not the ultimate answer to everything, but its at least a step in the right direction towards adressing some level of online privacy."

If breaking the vast majority of technology on the market to accomplish absolutely nothing is a "step in the right direction," then please, let us slide far in the wrong direction.

I will again say: it's about feel-good-fuzzy-warm-cuddlies, as you just proved. Not technology. This does zilch to protect your privacy, and if you were concerned about this aspect of your privacy, it was already a browser option. The directive breaks things to give people a useless protection they could have had in approximately 30 seconds if they cared. That's not the right direction. That is not even stupidity. That is a shameful waste of government time and money, and every European should feel ashamed their collective government would undertake it.

about a year and a half ago
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Watchdog "Not Ready" To Probe Cookie Complaints

bky1701 Re:Like anyone is going to follow this (166 comments)

If you took the 10 seconds it takes to put a username into the address bar (it's that one at the top of your browser), you'd see that I am indeed a real user, with the same writing style, who has the same opinion of idiots, as that "anonymous coward."

I am not disputing anything further with you. You're either a raw troll, or an abject fanatic with zero ability to see how stupid they appear to others. In either case, there is really not much point in actually discussing your talking points further. I already did, and you told me to kill myself when you noticed you had no idea what the words contained in my post meant.

about a year and a half ago
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Watchdog "Not Ready" To Probe Cookie Complaints

bky1701 Re:Like anyone is going to follow this (166 comments)

Again, my entire purpose for citing anything of my experience was to counter the statement that I must know nothing because I disagreed with the second-to-original retard poster. I am sorry it makes you feel inferior somehow that I do so. What you said is pretty obviously self-contradictory, and summarizing the exchange as I see it:

Me: "Well, I'm going to be an engineer."
You: "I am an engineer! A better one!"
You: "But qualifications don't matter!"

It's kind of self-contradictory and I am not sure what you hoped to gain. I was countering an ad homenin. Why you felt the need to make the discussion a dick sizing contest I am not sure. Perhaps because I am indeed the one quoting actual facts and you are just ranting about things?

about a year and a half ago

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