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80% of Browsers Found To Be At Risk of Attack

d_jedi Re:Firefox terrible in this regard (196 comments)

(I am OP, didn't post under my username before.. and this is a reply to both tuppe and venom)
I am running Firefox 3.0.19. The extension that doesn't work is Tab Clicking Options 0.6.9

more than 3 years ago

'Anonymous' WikiLeaks Proponents Not So Anonymous

d_jedi Good, now arrest them! (390 comments)

These people are arguably cyber-terrorists (but more realistically, 30+ year old obese men living in their parents basements)

more than 4 years ago

Activision Wants Consoles To Be Replaced By PCs

d_jedi Don't cripple your PC games, then, Activision! (344 comments)

Ex. Modern Warfare 2:
"Criticism has arisen of changes made to the PC version of Modern Warfare 2 including the lack of dedicated servers, latency issues of the listen server-only IWNET, lack of console commands, lack of support for matches larger than 18 players, and inability to vote towards kicking or banning cheating players immediately"

Remove the benefits of PC gaming, and gamers won't game on a PC..

more than 4 years ago

Utah Attorney General Tweets Execution Order

d_jedi Next tweet (556 comments)

Inmate electrocuted. For some reason, I've got a craving for some BBQ rite now..

more than 4 years ago

Windows Phone 7 Lacks Copy-and-Paste

d_jedi iPhone didn't have cut-and-paste either.. (319 comments)

Just sayin'..

Honestly, I don't understand why such a simple, useful feature could be missed by both companies..

more than 4 years ago

My laptop's battery's good for roughly ...

d_jedi Need a new Dell battery - HELP! (454 comments)

Only about an hour now. Time for a new battery, but OEM ones from Dell are overpriced.
Anyone know a reputable seller of high quality Dell Inspiron 1520 batteries?

more than 4 years ago

Valve's Newell Thinks PS3 Needs To Be "Open Like a Mac"

d_jedi Mac.. open? (348 comments)

Wait.. what?!

more than 4 years ago

New Litigation Targets 20,000 BitTorrent-Using Downloaders

d_jedi Re:WTF are they thinking? (949 comments)

People who are illegally downloading and distributing their works are not a part of their customer base. You have to *buy* something to be a customer.

more than 4 years ago

"Install Other OS" Feature Removed From the PS3

d_jedi It does everything (739 comments)

Well.. not any more it doesn't.

more than 4 years ago

Nvidia Drops Support For Its Open Source Driver

d_jedi So use the proprietary driver (412 comments)

Problem solved.. with only the fanatical FSF zealots still up in arms..

more than 4 years ago

Canada's Top Court Quashes Child Porn Warrant

d_jedi Ridiculous decision (363 comments)

Did anyone commenting here actually read TFA (specifically, the court ruling)?
The reasoning for why the conviction was quashed had absolutely nothing to do with cached images. It was quashed because the police were ruled to have conducted an illegal (as per the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms) search, despite having a search warrant to search for possession of child pornography.

Essentially, this is what happened:
1) Technician shows up to install an Internet connection on accused computer.
2) Technician notices probable child porn links in IE favourites (along with other legal porn links), and sees (legal) porn image, either on browser homepage or desktop. Technician also notices webcam hooked up to VCR (turned off at the time) directed at accused's 3 year old child.
3) Technician returns next day to finish work, and finds computer had been formatted.
4) Technician reports to social worker about possible child abuse. Social worker in turn informs RCMP.
5) Police obtain search warrant based on technician's observations.
6) (Four months after technician's initial visit) Police search accused's home, and find child pornography.

The court essentially ruled that the technician's observations did not legally justify a search. And I find this patently ridiculous.

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft Takes Responsibility For GPL Violation

d_jedi GPL is like cancer? (364 comments)

So because the software tool in question used SOME GPL code (as well as plenty of custom code written by Microsoft or its contractors).. MS is forced to release the ENTIRE SOURCE CODE for the software.

Does this not confirm Ballmer's statement from a few years back that the GPL was like cancer?

more than 5 years ago

Mozilla Unblocks Microsoft's .NET Addon

d_jedi Piss poor moves by both Microsoft and Mozilla (275 comments)

This whole thing was handled piss poor by both Microsoft and Mozilla.

First off, WHY did MS install a FF plugin which cannot be disabled/uninstalled by normal means? And why does FF ALLOW plugins to have this functionality?

But onto the core issue.. why is Mozilla disabling the plugin AFTER THE FLAW HAS ALREADY BEEN PATCHED BY MICROSOFT??!

The proper way Mozilla should have went about this if they were concerned with users who have not patched their systems (and on that note - MS calling it an IE update was a BAD IDEA as well, since it doesn't only affect IE..) would be as follows:
1) If system has been patched (check .dll versions or something which would indicate patch installed..), LEAVE IT ALONE.
2) If not, pop up a message saying there is a vulnerability, and suggest it is a VERY GOOD IDEA to either:
a) Allow FF to disable the extension, but if not..
b) STRONGLY RECOMMEND the user apply the security update.

And if this is not possible in the current version of FF, push out an update (installed only with consent/auto updates enabled..) WITH FUNCTIONALITY TO ALLOW THIS.

I think it is DOWNRIGHT SCARY - on par with the Amazon Kindle 1984 debacle - that Mozilla has the ability to disable plugins on MY COMPUTER without my knowledge or consent.

I'm done now.. I feel a bit better.

more than 5 years ago

Alan Turing Gets an Apology From Prime Minister Brown

d_jedi Re:You do the crime, you do the time. (576 comments)

Yet he was judged under a disgusting law (one that condamned people for private action where all participants where willing and free
Paedophiles could argue the law still DOES do this.. do you believe preventing adults from having sex with children is a "disgusting law" ?

more than 5 years ago

Alan Turing Gets an Apology From Prime Minister Brown

d_jedi You do the crime, you do the time. (576 comments)

Alan Turing did many great things.. but he did break the law of the land at the time which prohibited sodomy. I don't believe that people who are famous should be treated lightly by the law, and so his punishment was fair and reasonable under the circumstances.. no apology is necessary.

more than 5 years ago

Opera CTO Thinks IE Will Be Forced To Support SVG

d_jedi Re:Ubuntu (411 comments)

So does Windows 7.

more than 5 years ago


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