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Confidence Shaken In Open Source Security Idealism

casings And that matters, how? (265 comments)

Last time I checked, the general public was pretty ignorant about just about everything related to computers outside of checking their email and viewing the latest cat pictures on reddit.

I'd rather consult a magic 8 ball than the general public.

about two weeks ago
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National Security Letter Issuance Likely Headed To Supreme Court

casings Re:DOJ Oaths (112 comments)

You can't deny that it is a first amendment right to disagree with the second amendment. And if we are making generalizations a lot of the second amendment people love to use their rights to intimidate people exercising their first amendment rights.

You can't pretend that either side is totally virtuous.

about three weeks ago
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Sons of Anarchy Creator On Google Copyright Anarchy

casings Re:um (381 comments)

Just because he hasn't been convicted in this current case, doesn't mean he isn't a convicted felon.

In 1994, he was arrested by German police for trafficking in stolen phone calling card numbers. He was held in custody for a month, released and arrested again on additional hacking charges shortly afterwards. He was eventually convicted of 11 counts of computer fraud, 10 counts of data espionage, and an assortment of other charges. He received a two-year suspended sentence – because he was under age at the time the crimes were committed.[29] The judge in the case said the court viewed his actions as "youthful foolishness."[30]
In 2001, Schmitz bought €375,000 worth of shares of the nearly bankrupt company Letsbuyit.com (de) and subsequently announced his intention to invest €50 million in the company.[31] The announcement caused the share value of Letsbuyit.com to jump[32] and Schmitz cashed out, making a profit of €1.5 million. One commentator suggested that Schmitz may have been ignorant of the legal ramifications of what he had done, since insider trading was not made a crime in Germany until 1995,[29] and until 2002 prosecutors also had to prove the accused had criminal intent.[33]
Schmitz moved to Thailand to avoid investigation[12] where he was subsequently arrested on behalf of German authorities.[30] In response, he allegedly pretended to kill himself online, posting a message on his website that from now on he wished to be known as "His Royal Highness King Kimble the First, Ruler of the Kimpire".[30][34] He was deported back to Germany where he pleaded guilty to embezzlement in November 2003 and, after five months in jail awaiting trial, again received a suspended sentence (of 20 months).[33] After avoiding a prison sentence for a second time, he left Germany and moved to Hong Kong in late 2003.[12]

from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K...

about 7 months ago
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Sons of Anarchy Creator On Google Copyright Anarchy

casings Re:Is Kim Dotcom a Convicted Felon? (381 comments)

Allow me to post the wikipedia article you were too lazy to search: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K...

In 1994, he was arrested by German police for trafficking in stolen phone calling card numbers. He was held in custody for a month, released and arrested again on additional hacking charges shortly afterwards. He was eventually convicted of 11 counts of computer fraud, 10 counts of data espionage, and an assortment of other charges. He received a two-year suspended sentence – because he was under age at the time the crimes were committed.[29] The judge in the case said the court viewed his actions as "youthful foolishness."[30]
In 2001, Schmitz bought €375,000 worth of shares of the nearly bankrupt company Letsbuyit.com (de) and subsequently announced his intention to invest €50 million in the company.[31] The announcement caused the share value of Letsbuyit.com to jump[32] and Schmitz cashed out, making a profit of €1.5 million. One commentator suggested that Schmitz may have been ignorant of the legal ramifications of what he had done, since insider trading was not made a crime in Germany until 1995,[29] and until 2002 prosecutors also had to prove the accused had criminal intent.[33]
Schmitz moved to Thailand to avoid investigation[12] where he was subsequently arrested on behalf of German authorities.[30] In response, he allegedly pretended to kill himself online, posting a message on his website that from now on he wished to be known as "His Royal Highness King Kimble the First, Ruler of the Kimpire".[30][34] He was deported back to Germany where he pleaded guilty to embezzlement in November 2003 and, after five months in jail awaiting trial, again received a suspended sentence (of 20 months).[33] After avoiding a prison sentence for a second time, he left Germany and moved to Hong Kong in late 2003.[12]

about 7 months ago
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Thieves Who Stole Cobalt-60 Will Soon Be Dead

casings Re:Tough luck.. (923 comments)

I completely and utterly disagree.

You clearly haven't been the victim of any robberies at gunpoint. It is terrifying and life-changing and most victims usually end up with some sort of PTSD. It takes a sick and depraved mind to commit such acts, and those responsible fully deserve death. There are far too many people in this world to allow people who are willing to kill to continue to breathe the same air as the rest of the population.

about a year ago
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Infosys Fined $35M For Illegally Bringing Programmers Into US On Visitor Visas

casings Re:Big deal (201 comments)

Whats worse is they even probably had a strategic team analyze how much they would get fined if they were caught, and decided it was worth the risk.

As long the US government gets their cut, the people who get screwed are the people who play by the rules. Fuck everything about big business and their collusion with the government.

1 year,1 day
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Call Yourself a Hacker, Lose Your 4th Amendment Rights

casings Re:Fourth Amendment Rights? (488 comments)

There is a difference between written and spoken word. Learn it. Live it. Love it. Or get the fuck out.

1 year,8 days
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Doctorow: Rivalry Keeps Google From Doing Evil

casings Re:Except He's Wrong (113 comments)

Cory's service to the community is not in providing nuanced analysis of issues. It's using his fame to bring issues to light that would simply be ignored by the more mainstream community.

And how exactly is that relevant here? You think the community needs another Google circlejerk?

about a year ago
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Could Technology Create Modern-Day 'Leper Colonies'?

casings Re: And what the hell does (452 comments)

Kill yourself, you fucking anonymous faggot.

about a year ago
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NSA Foils Much Internet Encryption

casings Re:Works for me (607 comments)

Your whole post is fucking retarded:

1. Encryption isn't a weapon. Period. Comparing the two is fucking stupid.

2. The president didn't ask the IRS to hurt opposition's finances. You were lied to by Darrell Issa who had no evidence but a heavily modified report which when taken as whole actually painted the IRS as anti-liberal rather than anti-conservative. But please keep spouting your ignorance on the subject, you really deserve those moderation points!

about a year ago
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Kernel Dev Tells Linus Torvalds To Stop Using Abusive Language

casings Re:linus is a narcasistic dick (1501 comments)

He's always been that way, but no one on the internet during those times cared about feelings over getting the job done.

about a year ago
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Kernel Dev Tells Linus Torvalds To Stop Using Abusive Language

casings Re:Sign of personal limitations? (1501 comments)

How many miles have you walked in Linus's shoes? Have you ever had to maintain a project as large as the linux kernel with a group of developers who were not being paid by you?

If not, then please report back when you have and tell us how you made it all work without having to shout.

about a year ago
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Kernel Dev Tells Linus Torvalds To Stop Using Abusive Language

casings Re:Abuse never helps (1501 comments)

I love when people like you compare your small project to the linux kernel. You have absolutely no idea what you are talking about. Period.

about a year ago
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Kernel Dev Tells Linus Torvalds To Stop Using Abusive Language

casings Re:Ethical Duty (1501 comments)

Despite your best efforts, there is no universal ethical code. So while you may not feel he is acting ethically, he is. He has his own set of ethics which he is living by. If he violates his own ethics, then he wouldn't be acting ethically. Period.

about a year ago
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Kernel Dev Tells Linus Torvalds To Stop Using Abusive Language

casings Re:Linux's new slogan (1501 comments)

I would buy the t-shirt.

about a year ago
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Kernel Dev Tells Linus Torvalds To Stop Using Abusive Language

casings Re:Attacking ideas versus people. (1501 comments)

It would have been a bastardized pile of junk because of all the proprietary nonsense that would have been added because someone as strong as Linus wouldn't be at the helm.

Feel free to speculate about how the project would or wouldn't turn out, but realize that what you are doing is pure speculation, and matter of fact the project itself is doing pretty fucking well, so asking it how much better just feels insulting. Like it already didn't accomplish some revolutionary things that it has.

about a year ago
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Kernel Dev Tells Linus Torvalds To Stop Using Abusive Language

casings Re:Informative Thread (1501 comments)

And what is this comment if not a troll for more replies? You have absolutely 0 substance to your comment. Keep being hypocritical.

about a year ago
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Kernel Dev Tells Linus Torvalds To Stop Using Abusive Language

casings Re:You tell 'em Linus! (1501 comments)

Cool you can run your fairly successful company how you see fit (the size of which compared to the LKML is peanuts.) Linus can run his successful project how he sees fit.

And it's pretty hypocritical of you to want to fire someone instead of help them understand how their approach is wrong and trying to correct it. You sound a lot more like Linus than otherwise with that statement.

about a year ago

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casings casings writes  |  more than 7 years ago

casings (257363) writes "The Register reports: Apple has apparently admitted its next operating system will utilize Sun Microsystems' ZFS encrypted file system, contradicting earlier denials. In a display of corporate left-hand/right-hand syndrome, Apple has reportedly confirmed comments made by Sun's chief executive Jonathan Schwartz last week that Sun's 128-bit ZFS for Solaris will appear in the Leopard Edition of OS X, due in October. The only question is how far, and whether ZFS will be offered on a limited basis compared to Apple's weaker HFS+. Apple was expected to unveil the news at the company's World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) this week in San Francisco, California, until senior director of product marketing for Mac OS Brian Croll reportedly said "ZFS is not happening" in Leopard."
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casings casings writes  |  more than 7 years ago

casings (257363) writes "The fellas over at Techdirt have detailed some pretty disturbing propaganda about the earlier post about Ed Whitacre stepping down. The article details the actions of the group "Save the Internet" where they used false quotes and and a faked video in which they imagine Ed Whitacre to have said, and put them in a blog which was published as if they were real. While the Anti Net Neutrality side has obviously claimed falsehoods, is this the kind of trash that people who embrace neutrality support? Here is the Slashdot article covering the blog."
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