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Man Walks Past Security Screening Staring At iPad, Causing Airport Evacuation

grahammm Re:WTFBBQ (217 comments)

So just have 2 sets of doors and arrange so that they cannot both be open simultaneously - ie an airlock type system. The first set of doors is open and the second closed. People pass through the 1st door, the door closes and the 2nd door opens to allow the people to exit. The second door will not close (and the first remains closed) while there is anyone in the area between the doors. This means that if someone does try to go the wrong way, they will have to turn back and exit through the door they entered by.

about three weeks ago
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BBC: ISPs Should Assume VPN Users Are Pirates

grahammm Do not do geo-blocking (363 comments)

If VPN use impedes the enforcement of geo-blocking then the answer is very simple - do not try and use geo-blocking. Restricting where content may be viewed is a concept which should have passed its 'sell by date'.

about a month and a half ago
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Microsoft Defies Court Order, Will Not Give Emails To US Government

grahammm Re:customer-centric (419 comments)

Once Office is gone, Linux on the desktop is in. Office is the reason why businesses need windows on client, and exchange servers on the back end. Game over man, game over.

Why do you need Exchange Server on the back end to handle office? Office works fine on a standalone PC, SOHO users just have it running on a single PC or use windows shares (without a domain controller) to share documents. Office documents can be stored on any shared file system and sent/received by any email system. So exchange server is not needed to support office.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Defies Court Order, Will Not Give Emails To US Government

grahammm Re:customer-centric (419 comments)

But could they order that the unopened box be shipped to the USA, where it will be forced open by US law enforcement and the contents examined?

about 2 months ago
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BBC and FACT Shut Down Doctor Who Fansite

grahammm Re:Anyone know what, exactly, was the issue? (186 comments)

If BBC iPlayer were to have the old episodes available, rather than its usual habit of removing programmes N days after broadcast, then there would be no incentive for fan and torrent sites to 'pirate' them.

about 2 months ago
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Netflix Now Works On Linux With HTML5 DRM Video Support In Chrome

grahammm Re:Why is (201 comments)

True,. If you distribute a Linux binary then as long as the user is running the same library .so versions as it was linked with, chances are that it will run with no problems irrespective of the distribution.

about 2 months ago
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Linux Kernel Shuffling Zombie Juror Aka 3.16 Released

grahammm Arch not the first (63 comments)

The article suggests that Arch will be the first distribution to have 3.16, but Gentoo got there before it,

about 3 months ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

grahammm Re:Customer service? (928 comments)

Where there are allocated seats (which is not the case in this story), why would anyone want to pay extra to board first? In many other situations, the more important, or higher ranked, the person the later they have take their seat. For example in the Navy, the most senior officer is the last to board a transport and the first to disembark. When there are state occasions (such as a Royal marriage), the "ordinary" people have to arrive first and sometimes be in their seats hours in advance, whereas the VIPs arrive at the last moment.

As a business, or first class, traveller, which would you prefer - staying longer in the first/business class lounge and boarding last or boarding first and having to sit on the plane for longer before it departs?

about 3 months ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

grahammm Re:Damn I used to like southwest (928 comments)

I get the impression that you have about equal chances of getting a rude gate agent no matter what airlines you fly with.

Probably because the gate agents are not employed by the airline but by a third party contractor who provides the agents for all gates irrespective of the airline.

about 3 months ago
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"Internet's Own Boy" Briefly Knocked Off YouTube With Bogus DMCA Claim

grahammm Re:There is supposed to be a penalty. (157 comments)

Maybe apply the 'three strikes' doctrine and make it that after N false take-downs all of the copyrights they do own revert to the public domain.

about 3 months ago
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"Internet's Own Boy" Briefly Knocked Off YouTube With Bogus DMCA Claim

grahammm Re:Sorry... (157 comments)

And those doing so should be also charged with perjury, as allowed for by DMCA. Claiming to own the rights to something to which you do not own the rights should be treated as being far more serious that copying (or distributing) something without permission (so called 'piracy').

about 3 months ago
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Aereo Embraces Ruling, Tries To Re-Classify Itself As Cable Company

grahammm Re:Idiots (147 comments)

Why not? Here the OTA terrestrial TV is a mixture of 'free to view' and encrypted 'subscription or pay-per-view' channels all using the same spectrum. The encrypted and unencrypted channels not only use the same spectrum but also share the same MUX..

about 3 months ago
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Aereo Embraces Ruling, Tries To Re-Classify Itself As Cable Company

grahammm Re:Idiots (147 comments)

Or they could encrypt the OTA transmissions and require viewers to use a CAM to decode them.

about 3 months ago
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UK Computing Student Jailed After Failing To Hand Over Crypto Keys

grahammm Re:Seems appropriate (353 comments)

Yes, you turn over they keys to the safe and inside they find sheets of paper with what appears to be random letters and numbers written on them. Can the court compel you to disclose the "meaning" of what is written on those documents?

about 3 months ago
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Netflix Could Be Classified As a 'Cybersecurity Threat' Under New CISPA Rules

grahammm Re:If Netflix, then DRM too (125 comments)

As do territorial rights/restrictions - you cannot access this information because of where you are (or where geolocation of your IP address thinks you are). Or "we do not support the browser/OS you are using.

about 4 months ago
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Wireless Industry Lobbying Hard to Keep Net Neutrality Out

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

Why should ISPs not be regulated the same as phones? They both do basically the same thing - provide the infrastructure for party A to connect to party B and exchange information. The only real difference is that a phone line only (normally) allows communication with a single peer at one time but communication to multiple peers can be multiplexed over the connection to an ISP.

about 4 months ago
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Google: Indie Musicians Must Join Streaming Service Or Be Removed

grahammm Re:FYI: remove from Youtube not from 'Google' (364 comments)

The agreement protects google against legal action arising from hosting copywriter content.

Do not forget that someone owns the copyright on every video posted on YouTube, whether it is a private individual posting a video of their cat playing with a ball of string or a TV company posting a complete TV show.

about 4 months ago
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What qualifications should the 'driver' of a fully autonomous car need?

grahammm Re:Driver and user licenses (301 comments)

The same as if any other vehicle (whether it is car you are driving or a vehicle in which you are a passenger) breaks down. You (or someone else) calls for assistance and either the vehicle is towed, a mechanic does a roadside repair or another vehicle is dispatched for you to continue your journey.

about 5 months ago
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Mozilla Offers FCC a Net Neutrality Plan With a Twist

grahammm Re:conflict of interest (123 comments)

Yes, but we can do that without restricting them from providing other services.

Why not? It seems to work for the landline and mobile telecom companies. Basically you can dial any number from any phone, including one which connects to a competitors service. The way they handle it is in the charging structure. If they provide service X then access to this is included in the basic charge. If you want to connect to service X provided by a competitor then you will have to pay the call charges. Translating this to ISPs would mean that access to the service provided by the ISP would either not be metered or would not count towards any data caps or allowances.

about 6 months ago
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Mozilla Offers FCC a Net Neutrality Plan With a Twist

grahammm Re:There's no financial incentive to play fair (123 comments)

So maybe there needs to be legislation which requires these ISPs to operate a "Chinese Wall" between their content provider and customer connectivity operations.

about 6 months ago

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