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Google Proposes To Warn People About Non-SSL Web Sites

mwvdlee Re:Sly (389 comments)

Well, it didn't work on Chrome, Firefox, IE10, Opera, Safari and Dolphin on Android 2.3 when I tried it about a year ago.
Had never had any trouble with commercial certificates, and if I'm going to have to rely on non-pre-installed CA certificates, I might as well create my own chain like I do with WAMP setups.

10 hours ago
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Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

mwvdlee Re:Land of the free (566 comments)

The info on conspiring to take down DNS comes from the leaked docs.
If the leaked docs are a hoax, why would Sony choose to fake a message which make them look like the bad guys?
Lets not forget that this "Interview" movie is just a run-of-the-mill comedy, not something any company would ever want to stake it's reputation on.

yesterday
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Google Proposes To Warn People About Non-SSL Web Sites

mwvdlee Re:Sly (389 comments)

Like which?

Apart from 30-90 day trial accounts from the big CA's, I know only of StartSSL (no pre-installed CA cert) and several community-CA projects (no pre-installed CA cert).

yesterday
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Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

mwvdlee Re:Land of the free (566 comments)

I think faking terrorist threats is a teeny tiny bit against the law.

2 days ago
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US Links North Korea To Sony Hacking

mwvdlee Speaking off the record (180 comments)

Speaking off the record

Let me fix that for you...

Obviously speaking on the record, but with sufficient disclaimers to not be held legally accountable according to literal interpretation of the law

2 days ago
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Google Proposes To Warn People About Non-SSL Web Sites

mwvdlee Re:Sly (389 comments)

You know none of those have CA certs pre-installed on any browser, right?

2 days ago
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Verizon "End-to-End" Encrypted Calling Includes Law Enforcement Backdoor

mwvdlee Re:Depends... (166 comments)

Nobody is being "backdoored" here except as required by law

That may be what they intended.
But when it comes to security, adding a backdoor for one means adding an unpatchable gaping security hole for the entire world.
Either nobody can spy or everybody can spy.

2 days ago
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A Domain Registrar Is Starting a Fiber ISP To Compete With Comcast

mwvdlee Re:Yeah, sure, any day now... (65 comments)

If comcast provides better quality for lower price in Charlottesville, they're basically admitting that they sell overpriced, low-quality in the rest of the nation, which provides legal ammo to those opposed to them.
Ofcourse, all of this would be good for consumers, competitors and pretty much everybody... except Comcast themselves.

2 days ago
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Snowden Leaks Prompt Internet Users Worldwide To Protect Their Data

mwvdlee Re:If "Steps" are Facebook Privacy Controls... (53 comments)

No, it's because you say things like "YESSH!!!!", "I got modded Troll!", "Boooyahh!", "*Really*?", "Did you Facebook fanbois actually read what I posted,", "did your lips get tired after the first sentence?", "No troll here folks." and "Just the truth.".

4 days ago
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9th Circuit Will Revisit "Innocence of Muslims" Takedown Order

mwvdlee Re:Valid release (158 comments)

This.

This isn't just about the freedom of speech of the director of that movie.
It's also about the freedom of speech of the actress.
Not being forced to say something you disagree with is also freedom of speech.

So what is more important; the freedom to say something or the freedom to not say something?

5 days ago
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Apple's iPod Classic Refuses To Die

mwvdlee Re:Wrong conclusion (269 comments)

I actually have an old "smartphone" Samsung G600 with 8GB microSD as an MP3 player during fitness.
My old Samsung S+ is hooked up to a reciever; FM radio, internet radio and client for a 1.5TB mediatank.
If my current phone is replaced, I can still use it as a media player elsewhere in the house. Perhaps replace my alarm clock.

about a week ago
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Bellard Creates New Image Format To Replace JPEG

mwvdlee Re:JPEG2000 replaced JPEG (377 comments)

Do you know what a CDN is?
I'm guessing the GP is talking about things like Cloudflare, MaxCDN, Azure CDN and Cloudftront.
There are very few people who'd be able to replicate such a network on their own. In fact, neither do those CDN companies.
Also, the statement "If one can't do the work on their own, they probably shouldn't be in the IT field at all" is blatently stupid, unless ofcourse you mold your own CPU's from raw sand.

about two weeks ago
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Bellard Creates New Image Format To Replace JPEG

mwvdlee Re:Great... (377 comments)

I can see how explaining a file format would be a problem for you.

about two weeks ago
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Comcast Sued For Turning Home Wi-Fi Routers Into Public Hotspots

mwvdlee Re:I am by no means a fan of Comcast... (291 comments)

But your front lawn makes an excellent hang out spot for my free Wifi needs!
Your neighbors all opted out of sharing Wifi, so I can't very well loiter around in their front lawns, now can I?

about two weeks ago
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How Relevant is C in 2014?

mwvdlee Re:C can be the future (641 comments)

I sure hope you were being sarcastic.
It's hard to tell the difference sometimes.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Are Any Certifications Worth Going For?

mwvdlee Re:Certs are for grunts (317 comments)

Steve Jobs and Bill Gates are business men that just happened to make their fortune in IT. Ofcourse they're not going to need IT certification.

99% of us are grunts, including you and me.
Very few of us have that unique combination of sufficient skill and lots of luck to have a positive reputation that preceeds us.
Pretty much all us grunts are hired going through an HR department grunt.
The HR grunt doesn't know anything about IT, but he knows certifications.
Certifications have value not because they represent any qualifications, but because HR grunts aren't going to be fired if they select employees based on certifications.

about two weeks ago
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Heathrow Plane In Near Miss With Drone

mwvdlee Re:Cue Ayn Rand worshipping Libetarians... (325 comments)

Don't know if you're being sarcastic or not, but a drone hitting the fan of a jet engine can be quite damaging.

about two weeks ago

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mwvdlee mwvdlee writes  |  more than 8 years ago

mwvdlee writes "I have a small site selling selfmade software. Obviously this software has been cracked and is now distributed on warez sites. These warez site often refer to the original site and my statistics show a significant amount of traffic from them. I've set up a number of rules using mod_rewrite which currently redirect such warez sites to their local Business Software Alliance sites, which is kinda funny. But I'd like to do something more "creative" with redirecting such users. Can anybody think of fun things to do with redirecting warez visitors?"

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