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Microsoft To Drop Support For Older Versions of Internet Explorer

grahamm Re:Only 17 months to go... (138 comments)

Yes, if you want to run java, run it as a standalone app not in the browser.

about a month ago
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Firefox 31 Released

grahamm Re:Spyware companies will love it (172 comments)

Allowing the browser to access to locally installed fonts (for rendering text) should not be a problem. What should be disabled is the ability for the browser to inform the web server about the installed fonts, as well as other characteristics of the system.

about 2 months ago
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'Hidden From Google' Remembers the Sites Google Is Forced To Forget

grahamm Re:Awesome! (163 comments)

The problem with retractions should be easier to deal with in the online domain than in print. Make it a rule that whenever an article which is subject to a retraction is requested that the retraction is automatically, and prominently, included in the page served.

about 2 months ago
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YouTube Issuing "Report Cards" On Carriers' Streaming Speeds

grahamm Re: Grade is on the curve (110 comments)

If not to the ISP, who should Netflix or YouTube pay the costs to? They don't bear them directly, because the traffic is necessarily much cheaper for them to carry than it is for the ISP.

They should pay the costs for their connection to/at the Internet Exchange Points (IXP) the same way the ISPs pay for their connections to the IXP.

about 2 months ago
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TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

grahamm Re:Incoming international flights (702 comments)

Nor carry anything which is mains driven rather than battery operated - so no corded only electric shavers in your hand luggage (Do long haul flights have a shaver socket in the bathrooms?)

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Hosting Services That Don't Overreact To DMCA Requests?

grahamm Re:Over-reacting is required (148 comments)

Why would the takedown notice be sent to the ISP? Would it not be sent to one of the contacts in the WHOIS for the domain?

Do most DMCA notices not just require taking down a single URL rather than all pages in a domain? In which case it is the site owner, or their webmaster, who has to action the notice, so sending the notice to the ISP will just delay the process.

about 2 months ago
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Goldman Sachs Demands Google Unsend One of Its E-mails

grahamm Re:why? (346 comments)

I disagree with your disagreement of the analogy. What if your house is rented or you have put the physical letter is in a safety deposit box in the bank? In both these cases the physical location is owned by someone else and you are just renting the space. Is this any different from you renting the e-mailbox space on the google (or other ISP) servers?

about 2 months ago
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Goldman Sachs Demands Google Unsend One of Its E-mails

grahamm Cannot unsend an email (346 comments)

Someone should tell Goldman Sachs that you cannot unsend an email. Usenet articles can be cancelled, even though most servers ignore cancels, but like snail mail, once email is posted it cannot be recalled.

about 2 months ago
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Mass. Supreme Court Says Defendant Can Be Compelled To Decrypt Data

grahamm Re:I lost the password (560 comments)

But having opened the safe, can they force you to 'decode' the entries on a paper document which are written in a code or cipher? If not, then they should not be able to force you to decrypt an electronic document which is written in 'code'.

about 3 months ago
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Wireless Industry Lobbying Hard to Keep Net Neutrality Out

grahamm Re:Of course they do ... (85 comments)

Even before AOL there was CompuServe with its octal user IDs

about 3 months ago
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Heartbleed Bug Exploited Over Extensible Authentication Protocol

grahamm Re:Should have upgraded Openssl (44 comments)

In which case the manufacturer should have upgraded OpenSSL and released (maybe even pushed) the update.

about 3 months ago
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Heartbleed Bug Exploited Over Extensible Authentication Protocol

grahamm Should have upgraded Openssl (44 comments)

When the Heartbleed exploit was announced, all users of vulnerable openssl versions should have upgraded.

about 3 months ago
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UPS Denies Helping the NSA 'Interdict' Packages

grahamm Re:Possibly... (207 comments)

In which case talking about it should never be allowed as refusing to either confirm or deny when previously having denied would strongly indicate that a gagging order had been issued.

about 4 months ago
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European Parliament Votes For Net Neutrality, Forbids Mobile Roaming Costs

grahamm Re:Touristy places will be in for a surprise.. (148 comments)

Or even worse when you do not even leave your home country but your phone happens to connect to a mast in a neighbouring country.

about 5 months ago
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Facebook's Face Identification Project Is Accurate 97.25% of the Time

grahamm Re:Say goodbye (149 comments)

Or to learn the techniques used by the Faceless Men in the Song of Ice and Fire series.

about 6 months ago
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Aussie Attorney General's War On Encrypted Web Services

grahamm Re:The Meat of It (151 comments)

Hiding the destination need not be difficult. You just do the electronic equivalent of putting a coded small ad in a newspaper. Everyone can read it, but only the intemded recipient can decode it and there is no indication as to whom the message is intended for.

about 6 months ago
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New Attack Hijacks DNS Traffic From 300,000 Routers

grahamm Re: wrong (105 comments)

Even that does not help. These mechanisms only authenticate you to the bank, not the bank to you. A spoof bank site could still request the OTP password or output from the dongle and accepr whatever response you give.

about 6 months ago
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YouTube Ordered To Remove "Illegal" Copyright Blocking Notices

grahamm Drop the sound (427 comments)

Rather than completely blocking the video, what was wrong with what YouTube used to do - show the video with no sound track?

about 7 months ago
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FCC Planning Rule Changes To Restore US Net Neutrality

grahamm Re:Not imposing common carrier status (235 comments)

But they can treat different packets differently in the same way as the Post Office handles letter and parcels differently.

about 7 months ago
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FCC Planning Rule Changes To Restore US Net Neutrality

grahamm Re:Could we be so lucky? (235 comments)

Or with TCP you have to have sufficiently large jitter buffers to cater for the delays caused by the backing off of the retreansmit timers.

about 7 months ago

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