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Researcher Finds Tor Exit Node Adding Malware To Downloads

bug1 Re:Checksums (113 comments)

So the extra exclamation points didnt help to explain it then ?

yesterday
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Researcher Finds Tor Exit Node Adding Malware To Downloads

bug1 Re:Checksums (113 comments)

What you need is a digital signature instead.

And make sure its signed by a large well known company that works at the government level. Then you are really safe !!!

yesterday
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Australian Senate Introduces Laws To Allow Total Internet Surveillance

bug1 Re:if you're not doing anything wrong..... (212 comments)

If you have nothing to fear you should try and avoid being searched, it just a waste of police resources.

about a month ago
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DMCA Claim Over GPL Non-Compliance Shuts Off Minecraft Plug-Ins

bug1 Re:What the heck? (354 comments)

Stolen is never the right term to use in conjuction with intellectual property, stolen implies the item in question is transitive.

Licence or contract violation are the words your probably looking for.

about a month and a half ago
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WikiLeaks' Assange Hopes To Exit London Embassy "Soon"

bug1 Re:Character Assassination (299 comments)

If you really think you are so important the US government wants to off you, in whatever sense, then stand up like a man and take it.

you first

about 2 months ago
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New NSA-Funded Code Rolls All Programming Languages Into One

bug1 Because More is always better !!! (306 comments)

At the NSA they KNOW a bigger haystack is a better haystack, so why not extend that idea to a programming language.

By understanding all the languages you get the strengths of all the languages and none of the weaknesses, programmers can just ignore the weaknesses then they arent there,

Why should programmers have to put up with those pesky syntax errors when you can just make the language accept any (stupid) command.

Forward to the future !

about 2 months ago
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Black Hat Presentation On Tor Cancelled, Developers Working on Bug Fix

bug1 Re:OpenSSL (52 comments)

The value of open source is that end users can choose to take repsonsibility of the software for themselves, or get someone else to do it for them.

A lot of moneypeople expected volunteers to do all the work and were not willing to accept any responsibility themselves. You would think they would learn from their mistake wouldnt you.

about 3 months ago
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Black Hat Presentation On Tor Cancelled, Developers Working on Bug Fix

bug1 Re:TOR is actually sponsored by Uncle Sam (52 comments)

You dont have to trust Uncle Sam, you have to (trust/dont trust) the source code.

about 3 months ago
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Australia Repeals Carbon Tax

bug1 Re:Dissappointed (291 comments)

the government that you're so disappointed with campaigned on and was democratically elected on exactly this platform. They left not one shred of doubt about what they would do with the carbon tax when elected.

What they said they would do bears little resemblence to what they have tried to do.

Elections are fought on many topics, its naive to think the winning party has popular support for every policy they took to the election.

The Government did not win a majority in the senate, the people chose not to give them a mandate.

The people of Australia have no interest in adopting your energy poverty agenda

A recent essentila poll showed that 38% of people think Australia (and others) shoudl oppose a price on carbon, 39 opposed the idea, others dont know.

Never mind, revenge is a sweet dish in politics, one term Tony is going to lead his party to a historic defeat that his party might never recover from.

about 3 months ago
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Sand-Based Anode Triples Lithium-Ion Battery Performance

bug1 Re:Sand is useful (60 comments)

Na, it will all be needed to make big domes to protect the cities.

about 3 months ago
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Sand-Based Anode Triples Lithium-Ion Battery Performance

bug1 Sand is useful (60 comments)

I hear they make computers out of the stuff.

about 3 months ago
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Microsoft Backs Open Source For the Internet of Things

bug1 Re:Nerds, please make the IoT work... (136 comments)

Yep, big linnup of corporate freeloaders trying to get in early in the exploitation of others.

We need to abandon freedom 0 (The freedom to run the program, for any purpose),
The Free software movement should not demand that software be allowed to be used to make society less free. We cant just concern ourselves with software, we are not an island,
We need a non-commercial licence

about 4 months ago
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Ars Takes an Early Look At the Privacy-Centric Blackphone

bug1 Secured with secret source (67 comments)

How can anyone take them seriously when they use proprietary closed source drivers...

They are just a gimmick.

about 4 months ago
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NOAA: Earth Smashed A Record For Heat In May 2014, Effects To Worsen

bug1 Re:not a record (547 comments)

"The hysteria and FUD and the billions of dollars and euros wasted on "climate modeling" is absurd"

Understanding reality is not hysteria, trying to deny it is.

about 4 months ago
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Pirate Bay Co-Founder Peter Sunde Arrested In Sweden

bug1 Re:His 'role in the site' (221 comments)

It says I'm frustrated by somebody playing dumb. At least for your sake I hope you are just playing dumb and don't actually believe your own stupid statements

We dont have to agree, its ok for people to have differences of opinion. No big deal.

I dont accept your arguments that they are accessories to copyright infringement (assuming thats a law); From wikipedia

An accessory is a person who assists in the commission of a crime, but who does not actually participate in the commission of the crime as a joint principal. The distinction between an accessory and a principal is a question of fact and degree:

        The principal is the one whose acts or omissions, accompanied by the relevant mens rea (Latin for "guilty mind"), are the most immediate cause of the actus reus (Latin for "guilty act").
        If two or more people are directly responsible for the actus reus, they can be charged as joint principals (see common purpose). The test to distinguish a joint principal from an accessory is whether the defendant independently contributed to causing the actus reus rather than merely giving generalised and/or limited help and encouragement.

IMO It is reasonable to expect the site administrators to know that there is copyright infringing material on their site. But it is not reasonable to expect the site administrators to know if downloading material from a specific torrent would constitute a copyright infringing. Nothing you have said about the words they use or the way they organise their links has any bearing on that.

about 5 months ago
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Pirate Bay Co-Founder Peter Sunde Arrested In Sweden

bug1 Re:His 'role in the site' (221 comments)

The uneducated masses just look at the end result, they see a site that makes it easy to get copyright infringing material, and they blame the site. A simplistic analysis and little value. Try digging a bit deeper.

The law should judge people based on their actions, not on their beliefs. TPB adminstrators have gone out of the way to setup the systems so their actions are not contributing to copyright infringment.

If they can setup a system so they can advocate their views without being accessories then i think that is a good form of civil disobedience. Societies cant progress if people blindly do what they are told.

It could be argued their inaction is contibuting to copyright infringment, but ive not heard the argument about that being illegal.

The fact that you resort to personal attacks say more about your values that it does about me, so grow up.

about 5 months ago
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Pirate Bay Co-Founder Peter Sunde Arrested In Sweden

bug1 Re:His 'role in the site' (221 comments)

If you cant see both sides of an argument it suggests bias, not wisdom.

about 5 months ago
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Pirate Bay Co-Founder Peter Sunde Arrested In Sweden

bug1 Re:His 'role in the site' (221 comments)

Being an advocate of a crime is not the same thing as being an accessory to a crime.

I know its easy to make things black and white, but everyone who has followed it should be able to understand they go out of their way to make it as grey as possible. If it was black and white it would have been delt with long ago.

about 5 months ago
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Pirate Bay Co-Founder Peter Sunde Arrested In Sweden

bug1 Re:His 'role in the site' (221 comments)

Get real here. The Pirate Bay explicitly set out to link to copyrighted materials.

The piratebay administrators dont, some people who upload torrents do.

The site behaves the same way a "common carrier" does in tellecommunications, blaming TPB is like blaming ISP's for piracy.

ISP's want you to download content, they dont take any steps to verify the licences of content their customers are trying to download.

about 5 months ago

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Australia government to build broadband network

bug1 bug1 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

bug1 writes "The Australian Federal Government has announced it has scrapped a controversial tender process to build the new national broadband network. It will instead form a public/private partnership to build the new wholesale Fibre-To-The-Premises network.

The network will connect 90 percent of all Australian premises (towns with more than about 1000 people) with speeds up to 100 Mbit/s, next generation wireless and satellite technologies will connect the remaining 10% of premises. It will be Austrlias first national wholesale-only, open access broadband network"

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