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Hungary To Tax Internet Traffic

sabri how to tax? (324 comments)

That will be delegated to the ISPs.

Ah yes, the forceful delegation of government responsibilities, and their cost, to businesses. Now an ISP is forced to basically become the tax man.

Well, if Hungary wants to go back to the communistic age, they're welcome to do so. But please stay the F out of the EU and join the USSRv2 with Ukraine.

2 days ago
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Manga Images Depicting Children Lead to Conviction in UK

sabri Re:pics? (470 comments)

Like I said yesterday:

I've said it many times before, and will say it again. The UK is not what it used to be. It used to be the bastion of European freedom, the saviors against Hitler.

At this time, they're exactly the opposite. They're on the front-lines of oppression, limiting freedom of speech and monitoring online and offline behavior all in the name of "save the children".

4 days ago
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In UK, Internet Trolls Could Face Two Years In Jail

sabri Re:F the UK (487 comments)

Remember, we let neo-nazis and racists rally, and we let fundamentalists protest funerals and abortion clinics. This is freedom.

Mod parent up. Lot's of people don't understand that this is the tradeoff society makes when implementing freedom of speech: it also applies to speech that you don't agree with.

4 days ago
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In UK, Internet Trolls Could Face Two Years In Jail

sabri F the UK (487 comments)

I've said it many times before, and will say it again. The UK is not what it used to be. It used to be the bastion of European freedom, the saviors against Hitler.

At this time, they're exactly the opposite. They're on the front-lines of oppression, limiting freedom of speech and monitoring online and offline behavior all in the name of "save the children".

4 days ago
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Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

sabri Re:Sugary Drinks, Only (422 comments)

Slashdot summary should have mentioned this. But, without it, you get more click-throughs?

Well, this headline was still better than:

You Won't Believe Which 14 Drinks Researches Have Found To Cause Aging! #3 Is Amazing!

5 days ago
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Worcester Mass. City Council Votes To Keep Comcast From Entering the Area

sabri Re:In short... (232 comments)

the 'peoples' voice in all this is essentially irrelevant.

Vote with your money.

about two weeks ago
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ISPs Violating Net Neutrality To Block Encryption

sabri Re:No Carriers (149 comments)

What someone should probably come up with is something between https and http.. that being signed payloads over http

I like that idea. Why not write a standard? :)

about two weeks ago
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ISPs Violating Net Neutrality To Block Encryption

sabri Re:No Carriers (149 comments)

End result is, his connection is being tampered with, and he is not recieving the service he paid for.

True that, and I fully agree. BUT: the article suggests something far more evil than the evidence provided suggests, and that's what annoys me.

And like I said, transparent proxying has been done for a long time, and is actually undergoing a phase of renewed youth thanks to CDN/TIC solutions like PeerApp and this Brocade/Bluecoat solution.

about two weeks ago
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ISPs Violating Net Neutrality To Block Encryption

sabri Re:No Carriers (149 comments)

Isn't the end result the same?

Yes, and I totally agree with you. But this article is written by a journalist, not a techie. It's kind of like watching a Hollywood hacking scene.

about two weeks ago
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ISPs Violating Net Neutrality To Block Encryption

sabri Re:No Carriers (149 comments)

I call bullshit without more evidence. From the article:

When it detects the STARTTLS command being sent from the client to the server, the mobile wireless provider modifies the command to âoeXXXXXXXX.â The server does not understand this command and therefore sends an error message to the client.

This smells like a transparent proxy for mail, in a similar manner is providers have been doing transparent proxying for a long time. This does not necessarily have anything to do with DPI and selectively modifying server's responses to client requests.

The whole article is written by folks who clearly have no idea about how the internet works.

about two weeks ago
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Four Dutch Uberpop Taxi Drivers Arrested, Fined

sabri Re:News at 11. (282 comments)

Uberpop is a threat to local mafia.

They're a threat to all scumbag "taxi" drivers, not just TCA. Uberpop will soon come to Haarlem :)

about two weeks ago
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US Remains Top Country For Global Workers

sabri Re:Well yeah (123 comments)

France is a leader in aviation (#2 exporter) and european aerospace,, medicine, nuclear fuel reprocessing, genetics, second largest defense tech maker, France is ranked #4 in research after U.S, Japan, Germany.

France is also the number one destroyer of their own economy, with everyone going on strike as soon as someone farts and doesn't say "excusez moi".

Seriously, fuck the French with all their strikes. I'm avoiding France like the plague, and never ever will I travel through CDG again if I can avoid it. Half of the time the flight is cancelled, or someone is on strike. Whether that is ATC, pilots, cabin crew or ground personnel.

about two weeks ago
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Former Infosys Recruiter Says He Was Told Not To Hire US Workers

sabri Re:Well duh. (293 comments)

But it also says they discriminated in favor of potential H1-B servants.

Fixed that for you.

That's the story. Infosys is nothing more than an H1-B mill.

about two weeks ago
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GlaxoSmithKline Released 45 Liters of Live Polio Virus

sabri Re:Derp (209 comments)

Yeah, Derp indeed. That website is full of conspiracy theories. What a load of crap.

about three weeks ago
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Boeing Told To Replace Cockpit Screens Affected By Wi-Fi

sabri Re:Cheaper option (142 comments)

And as you could read in the source I spoke about, flight crew other than the aircraft commander have no special arrest authority. That means flight attendants don't have the power to arrest someone just because they are flight attendants. And I don't recall the statement about them being able to arrest someone was specific to felonies. But that's moot.

No you did not. I said "they do have the power to arrest", to which you replied "No, they don't".

I then listed multiple sources pointing out that your statement is wrong. I never said the FAs rights are derived from their employment. I merely said: they do have the right to arrest". As a citizen, and as flight crew based on the delegated authority of their captain.

about three weeks ago
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Boeing Told To Replace Cockpit Screens Affected By Wi-Fi

sabri Re:Cheaper option (142 comments)

You should have read the link from google that you provided concerning the "Tokyo Convention". It says the aircraft commander has the power of arrest but then continues to say that his power is to turn someone over to the ground authorities. It makes no special provisions for flight attendants, and does not say that they can arrest anyone.

Yes, you are right, but this is also true for any other non-law enforcement arrest. In this case, the captain's ultimate authority ends the moment the plane hits the gate and the flight has ended so he has to hand them over. Furthermore, a captain can delegate his ultimate authority to other flight crew, or even passengers should he deem that necessary. But as you could read in the other sources, a citizen's arrest is legally recognized in most of the world in cases of a felony. Interference with the flight crew also happens to be a felony in most countries as well. And remember, on a plane, the law of the country it is registered in applies as well.

about three weeks ago
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Boeing Told To Replace Cockpit Screens Affected By Wi-Fi

sabri Re:Cheaper option (142 comments)

No, they don't. They have the power to tell the captain, and the captain has the power to tell the authorities on the ground who do have the power to arrest.

Yes they can.

about three weeks ago
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Boeing Told To Replace Cockpit Screens Affected By Wi-Fi

sabri Re:Cheaper option (142 comments)

That's only cheaper if you think flight attendants work for free (and that they have the power to arrest anyone).

They don't work for free but they do have the power to arrest. Not following the directions of the captain of an air vessel is a felony. Once the plane is moving by itself (even taxiing on the ground), the flight has started and the captain is the ultimate authority.

So yes, the can, and if needed they will, arrest and restrain you if you interfere with the safety of the flight or fail to follow any legal directions. That includes telling you to turn off your phone.

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Announces Windows 10

sabri Re:OMFG, stupid (644 comments)

nice car analogy, moron

How about you look at the difference in luxury and space? I'm no MS fan in any way but your comment is a bit over the top.

about three weeks ago

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No shortage in tech workers, advocacy groups say

sabri sabri writes  |  about 4 months ago

sabri (584428) writes "To have a labor shortage or not to have, that's the question. According to the San Jose Mercury News:

Last month, three tech advocacy groups launched a labor boycott against Infosys, IBM and the global staffing and consulting company ManpowerGroup, citing a "pattern of excluding U.S. workers from job openings on U.S soil."

They say Manpower, for example, last year posted U.S. job openings in India but not in the United States."
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City of San Jose wants to snoop private CCTV camera's

sabri sabri writes  |  about 9 months ago

sabri (584428) writes "The City of San Jose, self-proclaimed capitol of Silicon Valley, wants to snoop into the security camera's of private citizens, in an effort to combat the rising crime figures of the city. The councilman proposing the ordinance says " The new database "is something that costs very little but could have a big impact in making San Jose safer."". Full article available on the website of the San Jose Mercury News website."
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Woman facing $3500 fine for posting online review

sabri sabri writes  |  about a year ago

sabri (584428) writes "Jen Palmer tried to order something from kleargear.com, some sort of cheap Thinkgeek clone. The merchandise never arrived and she wrote a review on ripoffreport.com. Now, kleargear.com is reporting her to credit agencies and sending collectors to collect $3500 as part of a clause which did not exist at the alleged time of purchase.

Now I'm wondering whether or not the terms and conditions even apply, since the sales transaction was never completed."
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Second SFO disaster avoided seconds before crash

sabri sabri writes  |  about a year ago

sabri (584428) writes "On July 25th, flight EVA28, a Boeing 777 flying from Taiwan to SFO, was on the final approach for runway 28L when they were alerted by ATC that they were only at 600ft above the ground at less than 4NM from the threshold. SFO's tower directed the flight crew to climb immediately and declare missed approach.

Assuming they were flying at 140 knots (typical approach speed of a 777), they were less than 2 minutes from the runway and at a 3 degree angle (approx 500ft/min descent), about a minute from impact. This is the same type of aircraft and runway used by the crashed Asiana flight. Similar weather conditions and awfully similar flight path. Is there a structural problem with computer-aided pilot's ability to fly visual approaches?"
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USCIS receives 50,000 packages of H-1B petitions on first day

sabri sabri writes  |  about a year and a half ago

sabri (584428) writes "The USCIS has received 50,000 applications for new H-1B visas on the 1st day of the H-1B season for FY2014. It is expected that this years season will not last longer than the minimum of 5 days.

While the proponents and opponents of the H-1B visa program still disagree, one thing is sure: the increased H-1B visa demand is a sign that the economy is improving."
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Huawei got caught copying - again

sabri sabri writes  |  about 2 years ago

sabri (584428) writes "Huawei, the industry leader in copying other companies code and property, has done it again. This time they did not even bother removing their victim's contact information:

"Sabina Berloffa, vice president of marketing at Kapsch CarrierCom, made her views quite clear on her company's website — see Kapsch vs. Huawei: Find the differences — after Huawei issued promotional materials that not only resembled Kapsch's in practically every respect but which also included a hyperlink to Kapsch's contact details."

You'd think they would learn at some point..."

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Security expert: Huawei routers riddles with vulnerabilities

sabri sabri writes  |  more than 2 years ago

sabri (584428) writes "Cnet reports in this article that German security expert Felix Lindner has unearthed several vulnerabilities in Huawei's carrier grade routers. These vulnerabilities could potentially enable attackers, or the Chinese government, to snoop on users' traffic and/or perform a man-in-the-middle attack. While these routers are mostly in use in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, they are increasingly being used in other parts of the world as well, because of their dirt-cheap pricing.

Disclaimer: I work for one of their competitors."

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"Cyber" criminals distribute infected USB sticks on parking lot

sabri sabri writes  |  more than 2 years ago

sabri (584428) writes "The Dutch news-site Elsevier is reporting that cybercriminals attempted to steal data from a multinational by "losing" spyware infected USB sticks on the companies parking lot. Their attempt failed as one of the employees who found the stick dropped it off at the companies IT department, who then found the spyware and issued a warning.

So next time, don't expect to find someones dirty pictures on a USB stick you just found..."

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