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China Censors 60,000 Porn Sites, 5,000 Arrested

mrsteveman1 Re:Priorities (219 comments)

They don't have to choose, it's a totalitarian country.

more than 3 years ago
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China Censors 60,000 Porn Sites, 5,000 Arrested

mrsteveman1 Right wingers in the U.S...... (219 comments)

...are taking notes right now. They'd love to do this, and have been openly trying for a looong time.

more than 3 years ago
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Democrats Crowdsourcing To Vote Palin In Primaries

mrsteveman1 Re:Okay, great. (1128 comments)

No it isn't, stop being dismissive just because you don't want to participate.

more than 3 years ago
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Google Pushes Openness Over Rooting

mrsteveman1 Re:Knocked Over? (196 comments)

By letting the carriers fuck up Android and completely take it over, and then playing the "it wouldn't be open if we told the carriers what to do with our software" card while users are left with locked and crippled phones that can't be upgraded without hacking or waiting for the carriers to care (they don't).

more than 3 years ago
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Google Pushes Openness Over Rooting

mrsteveman1 Re:Developer's Choice (196 comments)

Yea they got their foot in the door, then flung it open and knocked over all their users.

more than 3 years ago
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Google Pushes Openness Over Rooting

mrsteveman1 Re:Suggestion: (196 comments)

I trust Google more than AT&T by far.

more than 3 years ago
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Will 2011 Be the Year of Mobile Malware?

mrsteveman1 Yea (111 comments)

I doubt this is going to be a repeat of Windows, where a combination of massive marketshare and blatant negligence on the part of Microsoft led to an epidemic of worms.

But, there's also a very real threat, even on systems like iOS where users and even Apple assume that they have control of the platform, hackers prove them wrong constantly.

For instance a month or 2 back, jailbreakers were able to just visit a website through mobile safari and execute one exploit after another to compromise the entire system and install unapproved software like Cydia. That's a rare alignment of exploits, but who can really say it won't happen again via a malicious attacker?

more than 3 years ago
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CIA Launches WTF To Investigate Wikileaks

mrsteveman1 Re:Idiots (402 comments)

That doesn't appear matter at the moment, so unless the law changes..

more than 3 years ago
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CIA Launches WTF To Investigate Wikileaks

mrsteveman1 Re:Idiots (402 comments)

They have chat logs implicating Assange in aiding Bradley Manning with submitting the documents. The law is pretty clear about these things. We'll just have to wait for his trial.

That isn't the same thing as assisting someone in stealing classified information.

more than 3 years ago
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Why Android Is the New Windows

mrsteveman1 Re:Systems Integration (424 comments)

I'm an iOS *and* Android developer. I don't write applications in html, i use Objective-C and Java, and I agree with what the OP said.

more than 3 years ago
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UK Gov't Wants To Block Internet Porn By Default

mrsteveman1 Re:Blind political fetishism for popularist votes (642 comments)

Too much ankle? That's a bannin'

2 buttons instead of 3 on that blouse? You better believe that's a bannin'

OH MY GOD, PICTURES OF WOMEN VOTING! BAN! BAN! BAN!

more than 3 years ago
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UK Gov't Wants To Block Internet Porn By Default

mrsteveman1 Re:So lets start. (642 comments)

Not once in the history of the internet have i heard that phrase used in conjunction with some proposal that would ACTUALLY protect children.

more than 3 years ago
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UK Gov't Wants To Block Internet Porn By Default

mrsteveman1 Re:What in the heck?? (642 comments)

This is the first step to making the internet a whitelist. You don't think its possible to block all porn, but they'll try, and the first thing to do will be to block anything that isn't proven NOT to be porn.

more than 3 years ago
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UK Gov't Wants To Block Internet Porn By Default

mrsteveman1 Re:ask obama and the fbi (642 comments)

after all they pulled kids off missing children cases so they can go after IP issues.

They were using kids to investigate missing child cases? Is this why nothing ever gets done in government?

more than 3 years ago
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Intel's Sandy Bridge Processor Has a Kill Switch

mrsteveman1 wut (399 comments)

Why does this have to be IN the processor? Intel needs to calm down with the paranoid shit and just make processors.

more than 3 years ago
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Retailers Dread Phone-Wielding Shoppers

mrsteveman1 Re:In completely unrelated news (725 comments)

That would never be permitted in public stores, people would stop shopping in them or stop buying as much and rush out of the store sooner, destroying whatever advantage the store gets for erecting a "wall of ignorance".

What if there's a family emergency? What if your kid got hurt at school? You simply can't screw with mobile connectivity anymore, it's too important.

more than 3 years ago
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The French Government Can Now Censor the Internet

mrsteveman1 Re:france sucks (419 comments)

Yes but U.S. citizens still have their guns, the French dropped theirs ~60 years ago :)

more than 3 years ago
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Should Wikipedia Just Accept Ads Already?

mrsteveman1 Re:Advertisers are a bad idea (608 comments)

Why wouldn't that be true of donors?

You don't think Wikipedia would feel similar pressure if the founder of Ebay decided not to donate because of a specific article on the site?

more than 3 years ago
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Hidden Backdoor Discovered On HP MSA2000 Arrays

mrsteveman1 Re:Wow... (197 comments)

Yes but you've now seen the ! so it's NOT admin, we'll have to keep looking.

Those HP guys are clever.

more than 3 years ago
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Judge Declares Federal Healthcare Plan (Partly) Unconstitutional

mrsteveman1 Re:Filed by Ken Cuccinelli (1505 comments)

Yea but you're talking about speech either way, and the first amendment applies to every level from the top on down.

more than 3 years ago

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OS X "Leopard" firewall gets very poor rev

mrsteveman1 mrsteveman1 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

mrsteveman1 (1010381) writes "Heise Security gives the recently released OS X 10.5 "Leopard" firewall a very poor review, going so far as to compare it to Windows XP before Service Pack 2. In testing they have found numerous ports to be open but unreported in the GUI.

"The Mac OS X Leopard firewall failed every test. It is not activated by default and, even when activated, it does not behave as expected. Network connections to non-authorized services can still be established and even under the most restrictive setting, "Block all incoming connections," it allows access to system services from the internet.""

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