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Australia Pushes Ahead With Website Blocking In Piracy Fight

bloodhawk Re:At least read before you post (99 comments)

they DID NOT block in 2009. they removed the DNS entries, they are not stupid enough to believe they could block. packet inspection is hideously processor expensive, it would cost billions to effectively do this, and even then it would be easy to get past.

yesterday
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Australia Pushes Ahead With Website Blocking In Piracy Fight

bloodhawk Re:You just don't get it (99 comments)

sigh it is pointless arguing with you, you obviously have very little understanding of IT or government beyond what you see over your tinfoil hat, the world is obviously too scary a place for you to exist in. even firewalling all links in a single US city it would be near impossible to stop VPN's, I can tunnel a VPN over HTTP traffic if I need to.

yesterday
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Australia Pushes Ahead With Website Blocking In Piracy Fight

bloodhawk Re:Ever heard of laws? (99 comments)

As per the Chinese government, even if the Australian government went all communist and banned everything they cannot stop it, it is not technically feasible. China spends billions trying to do it and fails, yet you somehow believe the Australian government with a fraction of the resources, far less legal authority to do so and no direct control of the links will do it. seriously you need to see someone, it is not normal to have such insane levels of paranoia.

2 days ago
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Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

bloodhawk Re:Muslims? (861 comments)

Really the crusades were just mass rape, pillage and murder with no regard or care for who they were killing. It is amusing when some try to justify it, people have always done shitty things in the names of the various religions and as long as religions continue to dominate a large proportion of the planet I am sure it will continue indefinitely.

2 days ago
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Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

bloodhawk Re:Muslims? (861 comments)

That would be fine if the muslims were the only people they mass slaughtered during the crusades (well not really fine, mass slaughter is never fine) but the crusades slaughtered everyone that wasn't Christian, not just muslims.

2 days ago
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Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

bloodhawk Re:Don't worry guys... (861 comments)

The inquisition was over 4 centuries later, you can hardly equate that to the forced conversions. actually you had a forced conversion of all Jews and Muslims in spain as well between the crusades and the inquisition which is rather ironic as saving the Jews is one of the many excuses for the crusades, yet the crusades actually slaughtered many Jews as well.

2 days ago
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Forbes Blasts Latests Windows 7 Patch as Malware

bloodhawk Re:Malware? (228 comments)

testing is generally automated, if they were using people to test the literally millions of permutations of patches, drivers, hardware, software etc you can bet there would be thousands of more issues with updates.

3 days ago
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Australia Pushes Ahead With Website Blocking In Piracy Fight

bloodhawk Re:You do not understand (99 comments)

ummmm no, the Australian government doesn't control all the global links from Australia, most are controlled or owned by the various telecommunications companies, you really have no clue what your talking about. Not even going to bother commenting on your clueless VPN rant. hint unless they are also going to ban SSL sites there is NO WAY to prevent VPN's

3 days ago
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Australia Pushes Ahead With Website Blocking In Piracy Fight

bloodhawk Re:Fucking Morons (99 comments)

and how is that supposed to stop someone routing through a vpn or proxy? or are you suggesting they will go on a mad campaign to block the thousands if not hundreds of thousands of ways around it, not even chinas great wall has managed that.

about a week ago
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Fraud Bots Cost Advertisers $6 Billion

bloodhawk Re:I'll wager it doesn't actually matter (190 comments)

It isn't funneling revenue away from the ad network, it funnels it away from the websites that have advertising on them. More hits generate more money for the advertising networks, not less.

about a week ago
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Australia Pushes Ahead With Website Blocking In Piracy Fight

bloodhawk Re:pirate bay un|blocked (99 comments)

They aren't blocking anything yet, piratebay was offline because it was raided.....again.

about a week ago
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Fraud Bots Cost Advertisers $6 Billion

bloodhawk Re:I'll wager it doesn't actually matter (190 comments)

The article clearly states it is fraudulent bot traffic for selective sites, that doesn't mean the site has to be fraudulent. They said the sites were not organized crime but that doesn't make it any less fraudulent or less intentional. You have a site legitimate or not stealing revenue from others.

about a week ago
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Fraud Bots Cost Advertisers $6 Billion

bloodhawk Re:I'll wager it doesn't actually matter (190 comments)

Here's the thing. This is like a microeconomics modeled market. If the click rate is inflated by 25%, I'll wager the payouts compensate by being deflated by 25%. Advertisers are willing to pay for clicks, and will probably adjust their prices accordingly.

One of the few times I feel comfortable saying online that the free market will handily solve this problem, without worrying that I'll end up sounding like a lolberterian.

Doesn't matter? tell that to all the millions of websites that get a 25% cut in advertising revenue because those with bot nets need to get their cut. Your statement is moronic, The effects are potentially massive as it funnels funds away from legitimate sites in favor of the corrupt and I say that as someone that despises advertising.

about a week ago
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Microsoft To US Gov't: the World's Servers Are Not Yours For the Taking

bloodhawk Re:Hiding evidence (192 comments)

This isn't similar at all. The information was always outside of the country and kept there, as such the US has no jurisdiction. Just like if someone sent you a letter to your address in Ireland they could not claim jurisdiction over that letter, if they wanted to produce a court order for the letter they would need to do so via Irelands courts (which they can of course do). The US is trying to bypass due process, this will backfire on them and backfire badly as other countries will use it as a precedent to sieze US information from companies as after all storing and using it only in the US is not a legal blocker to china, Russia or any other country from demanding an organization from producing that information right?

about a week ago
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Court Orders Uber To Shut Down In Spain

bloodhawk Re:How's This: (280 comments)

Not as far as the insurance companies are concerned mofo.

about a week ago
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Court Orders Uber To Shut Down In Spain

bloodhawk Re:How's This: (280 comments)

No it doesn't. Most Uber Drivers are considered uninsured in most countries as you need a commercial insurance and commercial license to operate as a for hire vehicle.

about a week ago
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Sony Employees Receive Email Threat From Hackers: 'Your Family Will Be In Danger'

bloodhawk Re:Something is dodgy here. (184 comments)

GoP are good. They have to be. The level of pwnage achieved is simply far beyond anything script kiddies could pull of. Not just the scale of the breach in total data, but in variety. Email, employee records, media from production - data from several divisions, and they even leaked it out through computers that host Playstation infrastructure, a completly different part of the organisation. Whoever GoP are, they have a very high level of skill.

This group then sends some idiotic threats, badly written at that, to low-level employees? I believe I detect the faint smell of fish. It just seems out of character.

I wouldn't be surprised if someone at Sony were responsible for sending this email as a false-flag operation. This would achieve two things they must be much desiring of right now. First, it casts GoP in a bad light - makes sure they are seen by the rest of the world as violent thugs and criminals, rather than being venerated as grassroots hackers who defeated a loathed mega-corporation. Secondly, a threat of physical harm brings a lot more attention from law enforcement - the FBI will devote more resources to aiding in the investigation, as will the corresponding law enforcement agencies in other countries.

I don't know whether GoP are good or bad, but the level of pwnage here is nothing special, Sony was a very very soft target it seems and it could easily be anyone from script kiddies to an organized group with how bad the security (or complete lack of it) was.

about two weeks ago
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Man Caught Trying To Sell Plans For New Aircraft Carrier

bloodhawk Re:Standard FBI followup (388 comments)

It is entrapment, however it is perfectly legal in these circumstances, even if somewhat unethical as I would hazard a guess most people have a number they would sell out for, especially when to a supposedly friendly country.

about two weeks ago

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