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UK Prime Minister Says Gov't Should Be Capable of Reading Any Communications

mcfedr Worth it (329 comments)

Its hard to say what i would think, when it comes to a personal family member, but honestly, freedom is worth the price.

about two weeks ago
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UK Prime Minister Says Gov't Should Be Capable of Reading Any Communications

mcfedr Idiots at work (329 comments)

Unfortunately this is a recurring theme that GCHQ has tried to push on each of last few governments seemingly in an attempt to legalise what they are already doing.

about two weeks ago
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Tor Project Mulls How Feds Took Down Hidden Websites

mcfedr Re:IPv6 as a help? (135 comments)

You could easily right, its something that we will have to fight for when the time comes.

about 3 months ago
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Comcast Using JavaScript Injection To Serve Ads On Public Wi-Fi Hotspots

mcfedr Re: Ask yourself these questions... apk (230 comments)

I don't disagree that hosts file might not be better, adblock is just a very simple solution, for non Slashdot users, my point is simply that I am not interested in working around the problem, I would be more interested in solving the problem at the source.Clearly ISPs are lacking proper regulation, net neutrality is being allowed to be destroyed, by a lack of response to such things.

about 5 months ago
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Comcast Using JavaScript Injection To Serve Ads On Public Wi-Fi Hotspots

mcfedr Re:Hosts file solution? (230 comments)

Everyone agrees that its easily worked around, a simple adblock extension will do it, but the point is rather more serious, that comcast think its ok to supply you not with the internet, but the internet according to comcast.

about 5 months ago
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Comcast Using JavaScript Injection To Serve Ads On Public Wi-Fi Hotspots

mcfedr Re:So setup a case where harm is being done (230 comments)

take em to court for claiming to provide free internet and actually providing something quite different

about 5 months ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

mcfedr Best change in a while (826 comments)

Its true, I prefer the upstart syntax, but either way, its a damn sight better than those scripts that we had to write for years. Why must people hang on so much to the old when there are so many clear advantages.

about 5 months ago
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Former FCC Head: "We Should Be Ashamed of Ourselves" For State of Broadband

mcfedr Re:About time (118 comments)

Maybe thats what they tell you, but I get near to 80 Gbps - here in eastern europe.

about 7 months ago
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Heartbleed Coder: Bug In OpenSSL Was an Honest Mistake

mcfedr Re:Open source failed (447 comments)

in the same way any company using open source can pay for a professional code audit

about 10 months ago
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Heartbleed Coder: Bug In OpenSSL Was an Honest Mistake

mcfedr Re:Open source failed (447 comments)

Great, buy some closed source software, and you will have no idea when such a bug is found, at least here once it was found, everybody knew, and a fix was made available quickly, no attempt to cover it up or pass it off as nothing important

about 10 months ago
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Killing Net Neutrality Could Be Good For You

mcfedr Re:Why stream? (361 comments)

Because most people only want to watch it once. Any they don't want to wait for the whole thing to download.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You To Tell Your Client That His "Expert" Is an Idiot?

mcfedr Re:Old fashioned idea... (384 comments)

The one time i need them, and i dont have any mod points

about a year ago
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The Death Cap Mushroom Is Spreading Across the US

mcfedr Re:she (274 comments)

Actually its more normal to use 'they' when the gender is unknown.

about a year ago
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Analyst Calls Russian Teen Author of Target Malware

mcfedr Re:Teenagers (107 comments)

it will/would if the usa ever get their dirty hands on him - really for just being smart enough to point out the flaws in a multinational's software.

1 year,10 days
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Why the World Needs OpenStreetMap

mcfedr Re: The race is on (162 comments)

Same experience, when map editor came to my town I thought great, but it's been more than a year a just a simple correction of my house number is still not on gmaps

1 year,13 days
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Why the World Needs OpenStreetMap

mcfedr Re:The race is on (162 comments)

You just proved the advantage of OSM, you can fix this! If you found the same problem on gmaps, you would be stuck with it until they decided to notice.

1 year,13 days
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EU To Allow 3G and 4G Connections On Planes

mcfedr Re:No. (106 comments)

Face the music, planes are public places, people will talk. Also people will use the internet!

about a year ago

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