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Systems That Can Secretly Track Where Cellphone Users Go Around the Globe

mars-nl Re:Location services (76 comments)

I don't think you get it. This has nothing to do with your phone. It's the phone network that keeps track of where you are. Your phone does not need GPS. It just needs to be on. Now it seems that other people, besides your network operator, are able to query the network for your location by just knowing your phone number. And those people are not necessarily your friends.

about a month ago
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Systems That Can Secretly Track Where Cellphone Users Go Around the Globe

mars-nl Re:No duh. (76 comments)

Yes, my telco is supposed to know. But they should be the *only* ones to know. And it seems this is not the case. Far from it.

about a month ago
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Systems That Can Secretly Track Where Cellphone Users Go Around the Globe

mars-nl Re:HLR lookup? (76 comments)

Actually, how do you get ss7 network access?

about a month ago
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Apple CarPlay Rollout Delayed By Some Carmakers

mars-nl Carberry (76 comments)

As a non-Andoid, non-iOS smartphone owner I'm not interested in any cool proprietary interface. No one should be interested in it.

Better support something like MirrorLink and connect use something like the CarBerry.

about a month ago
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Snowden: NSA Working On Autonomous Cyberwarfare Bot

mars-nl Re:Where the fuck is the EU? (194 comments)

I think it's the other way around. The US Gov couldn't care less about shouting and screaming EU citizens. They do somewhat care about US voters/consumers maybe, hopefully. Unfortunately the only thing US citizens shout is: USA! USA!

about a month and a half ago
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Writer: Internet Comments Belong On Personal Blogs, Not News Sites

mars-nl Re:The "push" model dies hard (299 comments)

I value comments on news sites and blogs. They provide reporters and writers are often wrong or one-sided. Comments provide corrections, additions and other viewpoints. Yes, sometimes they provide shit. Press page down.

about a month and a half ago
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Google's Mapping Contest Draws Ire From Indian Government

mars-nl Re:How long does it take (96 comments)

Not starting a flamewar. Both Google Maps and OSM have their place. But if I was an Indian, I would donate my time to OpenStreetMap so that everyone can profit from the data instead of just one American company.

about 2 months ago
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Federal Judge Rules US No-fly List Violates Constitution

mars-nl Sudden outbreak of common sense (276 comments)

Thank you Judge Anna Brown. Hopefully this ruling also applies to non-Americans.

about 3 months ago
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When will large-scale IPv6 deployment happen?

mars-nl Re:IPv6 Addresses (305 comments)

Buy a pen, buy paper and write it down if you can't run your DNS, never heard of host files, are unaware that you can paste IP addresses in Excel or a text file. I'm not the designer of IPv6 but I agree with them: suck it up.

about 4 months ago
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When will large-scale IPv6 deployment happen?

mars-nl Re:IPv6 Addresses (305 comments)

How do we manage this with phone numbers? We have someone call or text us, store the received number in our cell phone's phonebook, give it a descriptive name and we forget about the number. If only we had something like this for IP-addresses... Oh, we do! It's called DNS and works fine for both IPv4 and IPv6.

Can we now please stop whining people cannot remember 128 bits?

about 4 months ago
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When will large-scale IPv6 deployment happen?

mars-nl Re:Fuck IPv6 (305 comments)

Ok, now try to run not 64512, but just 2 web servers that both must by accessible on port 80. Good luck with that.

about 4 months ago
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When will large-scale IPv6 deployment happen?

mars-nl Re:Fuck IPv6 (305 comments)

I have 1 public facing ip and my whole house behind it. Why would i want 20 devices with their asses hanging out on the web?

Why would you want more than 640 KB RAM?

Anyway, you don't seem to understand IPv6 very well, as many people who are somehow against it. This discussion has been done many times already and I will not repeat it. You just keep your IPv4 and be happy with it. But let others have their IPv6.

about 4 months ago
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Thousands of Europeans Petition For Their 'Right To Be Forgotten'

mars-nl Re:All I'll say... (224 comments)

the fact that you try to shield pedos is disgusting. these people cannot be rehabilitated and every parent should know where pedos live around them. Actually US already provides this info with handy maps. Once I had a really creepy neighbor move in and I looked him up there but did not find anything to my surprise.

What makes pedos different from murderers and thieves and guys who beat up their wifes? They have been punished and then get on with their life. Chasing them for the rest of their life does not make them behave any better.

May I remind you that most child abuse happens by non-creepy looking uncles, teachers, pastors, babysitters, etc. They are around you, always. And what will you do if you know where they live? Go to their house with torches? Keep your kids inside forever? You have to learn to deal with it. Teach your children not to go with strange men. And talk to your children so you know something is going on in case a non-stranger is doing things they are not supposed to.

about 4 months ago
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Why You Shouldn't Use Spreadsheets For Important Work

mars-nl New type of tool needed? (422 comments)

The spreadsheet was a great invention and it can be very useful. But it's not useful for everything. There should be some kind of tool that allows you to write formulas programming style (e.g. python), but with some added table visualisation for inputting/outputting data.

about 4 months ago
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Why Snowden Did Right

mars-nl Re:The Roman Empire? (348 comments)

I guess you are an American citizen. I'm not, so according to you/your laws the NSA can do what they want to me. I'm not happy with and I thank Snowden for revealing the USA treats everyone who is not American as a terrorist.

BTW: I'm not a terrorist, so STOP FUCKING EAVESDROPPING ON ME. Thanks.

about 4 months ago
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Report: Apple To Unveil "Smart Home" System

mars-nl Can't wait... (174 comments)

... to buy a light bulb, come home and read the small text on the box that says: "works with Apple devices only".

We *must* use open standards here and not let Google, Apple or whoever infiltrate our houses any further. But looking at how easily folks sell their soul to Apple or Google (Android), I'm not holding my breath. Next time you buy a house, you'll have to decide Apple, Google or Microsoft...

about 4 months ago
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ARIN Is Down To the Last /8 of IPv4 Addresses

mars-nl Re:About time! (306 comments)

It kills the internet as it once was and how it was intended, i.e. every host can directly contact any other host (only limited by firewalls when necessary). The fact that most people noways just just google.com, facebook.com and that was about it, is sad. That is not internet, that is google-net and facebook-net.

about 5 months ago

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