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Google Proposes To Warn People About Non-SSL Web Sites

fremean Re:Sly (394 comments)

Note that StartSSL consider a Paypal donate button on a website on a parent domain to be enough to make your website "commercial" even if the subdomain is quite evidently not related and you tell them you're using it for application level security (seriously, owncloud.mydomain.com was rejected because mydomain.com had a tiny donate button in the corner)

4 days ago
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Google Proposes To Warn People About Non-SSL Web Sites

fremean Re:Sly (394 comments)

*grin*

Terminate the ssl session on an nginx reverse proxy to the DVR.

But that's just because I'd never directly use such a thing - I have a tendency to take anything that has 'internet connectivity', firewall it from the internet, and expose just the parts I want - and usually only on a command line.

4 days ago
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To Fight Currency Mismatches, Steam Adding Region Locking to PC Games

fremean Re:Why Steam? Why? (159 comments)

Wait, oil price has declined by 50%? why hasn't my fuel price done the same?

4 days ago
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Iceland Considers Internet Porn Ban

fremean Re:fuck you iceland. (684 comments)

Shrugs... If women want to do it let them.

Ban mcdonalds, the kids that work there get scared for life and they get paid minimum wage, less if the megacorp can arrange it..

Why does everyone only care about the harm done to women in porn, I'm sure the men in porn suffer hardship too... sounds sexist to me...

about 2 years ago
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Minecraft Documentary Premiers On Pirate Bay As Well As Xbox Live

fremean Re:Sorry for you connection loss (75 comments)

Your jab is a way of life for some broadband customers, in australia it's quite "normal" for adsl2+ customers to be stuck at 3mbit and damn lucky to get that - on the most expensive or the cheap isps.

about 2 years ago
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Microsoft Makes Direct X 11.1 a Windows 8 Exclusive

fremean Re:Let's hope Steam on Linux gathers... steam (553 comments)

Hehe, don't mind me, I don't take these conversations seriously, I enjoy poking fun without going to the extent of trolling. Truth be told, I use both platforms interchangeably. Tho, I do find Adobe tools frustrating, much like I found itunes insufferable, this is just me tho, no reflection on the tool - I'm clearly not it's target market.

more than 2 years ago
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Privacy Advocates Oppose Aussie Data Breach Laws

fremean Re:Notification != punishment (25 comments)

I support being told when someone has unauthorized access to my data... for example... the coles breach a couple of years ago (what you didn't hear about that? not surprised - they only just admitted to it after months of me hounding) and the pizza hut breach (they still won't admit to it)

more than 2 years ago
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Ubisoft Scales Back Driver DRM

fremean Re:still unacceptable (121 comments)

You don't have to download it to be called a pirate - their logic is "we should be able to sell 20m copies but only sold 5m - 15m must have pirated" regardless of if anyone downloaded a less than legitimate version or not.

more than 3 years ago
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Ubisoft Scales Back Driver DRM

fremean Re:Too late... (121 comments)

Sadly they don't care what we think - if we pirate or don't pirate it doesn't matter as they will call you a pirate anyway.

A lost sale = pirate, no it can't possibly be that the game is shit so no-one bought it.... or the DRM is shit so no-one bought it.

As for those who are pissed off about "From Dust" having shit DRM - I have a simple rule for avoiding DRM: Does the box have a Ubisoft logo? Don't buy it.

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Combat IP-Based Censorship?

fremean Re:Options (103 comments)

Yes because the united states is the bastion for free speech.. ask a mexican how they trap wild pigs

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Dealing With the Business Software Alliance?

fremean Re:Yeah. (519 comments)

Pull all the hard disks out of your machines, send them to a relative of a relative of a friend of a relative in some far off place, install new hard disks in all the machines, install Ubuntu, Sabayon or Fedora (A distro that comes with some of the basics to continue working) - work with those for as long as you can (to build up the 'this is not a fresh install' feel) then invite their auditors in with open arms.

more than 3 years ago
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China Mandates Wi-Fi Hotspot Traffic Monitoring

fremean China today (83 comments)

Australia tomorrow.

Other slogans:
China, leading Australia
China, Australia's future today.

more than 3 years ago
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PS3 "Strong Contender" To Overtake Xbox 360

fremean Well duh (276 comments)

Now it's been hacked... people have to buy 2 - one for psn one for games.

more than 3 years ago
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NH Man Arrested For Videotaping Police.. Again

fremean Re:Falsifying evidence? (666 comments)

How did you keep from laughing when they asked you that question?

more than 3 years ago
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Ubisoft Hops On the Online Pass Bandwagon

fremean Re:Great (134 comments)

I've boycotted them since StarForce...

more than 3 years ago
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Belgian Newspapers Delisted On Google

fremean About time (385 comments)

I've been saying this for years... Why does google capitulate to idiots when it can simply... literally... ignore them

more than 3 years ago
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Open Source Software Hijacked To Push Malware

fremean One solution (147 comments)

Shoot them all - preferably with small caliber rounds, many times... Heck, a blunderbuss loaded of bits of broken beer bottle would work nicely.

more than 3 years ago
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Movie Industry Files Injunction Against UK ISP

fremean Re:So friggin' what! (165 comments)

I don't watch it - but they just assume I've pirated it and watched it.

more than 3 years ago
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Samsung Wants To See iPhone 5 and iPad 3

fremean Re:Back to the future (136 comments)

Can't we all just get along?!?

more than 3 years ago
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Sony Suffers Yet More Security Breaches

fremean Re:Was it really worth it, Sony? (288 comments)

Your box might be connecting to Sony's network, mine would have a rather hard time given that it's not attached to the lan and the firewall still contains rules expressly forbidding it's access to the internet from the days that it was.

I didn't pay $700 for a box I can't pull apart and put back together to whistle dixie if I so choose - I can pull apart a $200 electric projection screen controller and place a new chip in it overriding the functions of the original design and manufacture (as well as significantly increasing it's feature set - I know you ask "what more can a screen do but go up and down?"... I answer "usb & exact positioning"), why the hell can't I do the same with my $700 PS3?

If Sony wanted me to give them control over their device they should have had me lease it... or at the very least presented a contract at the time I was presenting money - not once the sale had taken place.

more than 3 years ago

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