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Commenters To Dropbox CEO: Houston, We Have a Problem

netsharc Hiring A War Criminal highlights something else... (447 comments)

Hiring a war criminal and domestic-spying person may not change Dropbox's stance on privacy, but it shows another darker side of DB, it's business-at-the-expense-of-morality side.

Did they really think, "She approved the mass snooping of private data saved online, which certainly included targeting our infrastructure to breach our customers' privacy. Oh, we won't worry about that, we need her expertise, we'll hire her!".

Then again, writing the above paragraph, what the fuck was their stance on privacy then, if hiring her didn't make them ask themselves whether they're doing the right thing?

And how exactly will Dropbox succeed in the international scene, when all the foreign companies fucking realize that they're basically in-bed with the Washington "Elite", the same people that created and supported PRISM?!?

about a week ago

Dorian Nakamoto Officially Denies That He Created Bitcoin

netsharc Re:Evidence? (102 comments)

And yet, the Newsweek "journalist" thought "Oh my god, this guy's name matches the pseudonym, it must be him!"

How dense do you have to be!?! I'd like to give her one of those "how to occupy a blonde" birthday cards that tell you to flip it over and over...

about a month ago

Hacker Barnaby Jack Died of Drug Overdose

netsharc "See this gun?" (195 comments)

The way I see it, the men in black pointed the gun at him and said "Take those drugs! Now!"...

about 4 months ago

My NSA-induced paranoia level:

netsharc Re:First and third (290 comments)

Being scared of potential stuff ultimately leads to mental illness.

Guess who spent trillions of dollars to spy on everybody because they're scared of potential threats.

about 9 months ago

Wikileaks Aiding Snowden - Chinese Social Media Divided - Relations Strained

netsharc Re:Done us all a favor (629 comments)

He talked to the civilian Chinese newspaper about the US government hacking Chinese civilian servers.

I trust him, if his motive was really to sell those secrets for money to the Chinese, he would've done it covertly. He wants everyone, not just the Chinese, to have information about what the US Secret Police is doing. Want to bet that there are backups of ALL the files on NSA's illegal activities in the hands of Guardian reporters too? Snowden can disappear at any moment, he'll have trusted someone like Greenwald/a Guardian IT person to take care of his secrets, maybe as an insurance policy as well.

Just like we get pissed if the Chinese hacked Google, the Chinese are pissed that the US hacked into university servers. If it were military targets like the Pentagon, we would think it's fair game...

about 10 months ago

Facebook "Trusted Contacts" Lets You Pester Friends To Recover Account Access

netsharc Re:Security (114 comments)

It'd be more interesting to send parts of the password to different people. So for example 3 people out of a group of 7 would have to join their parts to get the whole password. Redundancies are there in case some of the people fall off the face of the planet. Ideally you'd find 7 people where no three of them would join up to conspire against you -- that is admittedly very hard.

I'm sure there's a mathematical function to split up a piece of information so that 3 out of 7 pieces is enough to restore it. How to do it is an exercise left for the reader.

about a year ago

Facebook's Android App Can Now Retrieve Data About What Apps You Use

netsharc Re:Big Android Problem (176 comments)

I played with a BlackBerry in 2008, and they already had/have this. If an app doesn't have a particular permission, it would get a SecurityException. It's supposed to keep functioning (e.g. a chat app might not be able to read your contacts, so it would have to have its own contacts database that you'd manage manually).

But of course Google apps just say "I have to have all permissions or I won't install myself" :(

1 year,6 days

Can QR Codes Save Lives?

netsharc Why not... (1 comments)

Was going to say, why not just put stickers with plain-text info? This is a solution looking for a problem, and there are network latency issues, etc etc.

Of course the benefit of having it on a site is that it is instantly modifiable, if the patient's medication changes...

about 2 years ago

Is Facebook Going To Buy Opera?

netsharc Re:Opera & P2P (226 comments)

Except that if you're serving content using a standard home connection, the upload bandwidth is a fraction of download bandwidth, and those pics will take forever to load compared to pics served by Facebook...

about 2 years ago

Wikipedia Didn't Kill Brittanica — Encarta Did

netsharc Re:And brittanica did not see the threat (288 comments)

Second Life and MySpace says hi!

Actually, you're still right. A few years ago people were saying these 2 will be the future of the internet. So, "future of the internet" = don't invest! "passing fad!" = invest all the money!

more than 2 years ago

US Prosecutors Have a Sealed Indictment On Assange, Say Leaked Files

netsharc Re:I still don't get it (328 comments)

Ah crap, hit the wrong button, sorry!

more than 2 years ago

US Prosecutors Have a Sealed Indictment On Assange, Say Leaked Files

netsharc Re:I still don't get it (328 comments)

He abused his position, broke his oath, and acted to place materials whose secrecy he was supposed to protect... into the hands of enemies (and friends, frenemies, neutrals, and basically anyone who cared to look).

Arguably, he was uphholding his oath of defending the US Constitution, and the best way he saw to do that was to expose the whole festering mess that was going on in the military. Machine-gunning kids, how the hell is that acceptable?

Frankly, he deserves what he gets.

OK, I can see you don't put much value in the Constitution anyway... Or your belief in it depends on whether you agree with a particular point or not...

more than 2 years ago

US Prosecutors Have a Sealed Indictment On Assange, Say Leaked Files

netsharc Re:I still don't get it (328 comments)


more than 2 years ago

88-Year-Old Inventor Hassled By the DEA

netsharc Re:Yet Another Terrible Flamebait Slashdot Summary (757 comments)

I can think for myself, and when I read his writings, I can judge for myself whether he's misrepresenting the facts or not, whether his opinions are defending the truth or defending the evil, and whether I agree with him or not.

And for a lot of things, I agree with him. It's not like I'm hiring him to be my accountant, where it would be a lot easier to hide the facts, how can you not trust the act of writing? His articles are read by a lot of people (oh wait, maybe he's sock-puppeting his audience too!) and if they found lies in it they would've protested, and loudly too.

more than 2 years ago

88-Year-Old Inventor Hassled By the DEA

netsharc Re:Yet Another Terrible Flamebait Slashdot Summary (757 comments)

He sock-puppeted once, does that mean everything he's done and he's continuing to do is useless in your eyes? Keep thinking that, meanwhile he's turning out to be the champion of uncompromising progressives' causes (unlike those who protested torture under Bush and then supported them under Obama...)

more than 2 years ago

Judge Makes Divorcing Couple Swap Facebook Passwords

netsharc Re:Terms of Service (332 comments)

Presumably there's an automated button somewhere to tell Facebook "I believe a third party knows my password" (which will be true) and a script will automatically change the password, and send a reset code to your e-mail address. Now is e-mail still sacred? If so, then the judge/the soon-to-be-ex can't touch that reset code, problem sort of solved...

more than 2 years ago

Siri Envy? Iris Brings Some Voice-Assistant Features to Android

netsharc Re:Just like Siri... (402 comments)

Well, thats just because you're an ignorant idiot who either can't read or hasn't actually owned an iPhone so you really don't have any clue what the fuck you're talking about :)

And you're a very pleasant individual yourself, sir! (smiley face).

And what if the user, just like the majority of computer users, just hits OK to close whatever dialog box that popped up? "Well then it's their own fault!", I suppose Mr. Superior I'm-Not-An-Ignorant-Nor-An-Idiot would say.

more than 2 years ago

Siri Envy? Iris Brings Some Voice-Assistant Features to Android

netsharc Re:Just like Siri... (402 comments)

Yeah, the first iPhone OS was well thought-of and intuitive, but after that it just relies on the user having to know some secrets to get it to work, e.g., who would've figured out that double-tapping the Home button on the lock screen would load Siri? That to move icons, group or delete apps on the home screen you have to hold them until they wiggle, and to group them you have to drag one onto another? Intuitive my butt...

Not that Android apps are any better. On some apps, hitting back actually means "go to the previous screen", even if that means leaving that app. But on my music player, if I load it, it goes to the "Now Playing" screen, which is the least useful screen since I can pause or skip songs on that screen, but I can do that from outside the app as well, so why would it show me that screen? Ok this is just nitpicking, it can't read my mind. But usually I open up the music app because I want to load up a different song. So I press the music app icon, I see the "Now playing" screen. Let's see, how do I see all songs? I press the menu button. No such option. I hit back. Ah, there it is. Real fucking intuitive..!

more than 2 years ago


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