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Peter Sunde Wants To Create Alternative To ICANN

shungi Re:Decentralized naming is hard (276 comments)

What is necessary is some other means of conveying trust, wether that is a web of trust, or some other out of band option.

This is what I believe we should strive for. The distributed naming system and trust system are orthogonal problems, but need to integrate in a convenient way. So, it is still a hard problem, just not in the same way.

In a way, this is what facebook does. (I know this wont be a popular opinion, and actually, I hate that I said it but it seems true).

more than 3 years ago
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Landmark Ruling Gives Australian ISPs Safe Harbor

shungi Re:Prepare for the appeals! (252 comments)

Not to get too technical but the High Court is the Supreme Court of Australia. It sits atop the Federal Court and the various state Supreme Courts. Each of those Courts, and the Federal Court, have appeals juristictions consisting of Banco (ie multiple) judges.

Here is part of section 71 of the Australian constitution for those who like evidence!

"The judicial power of the Commonwealth shall be vested in a Federal Supreme Court, to be called the High Court of Australia, and in such other federal courts as the Parliament creates, and in such other courts as it invests with federal jurisdiction. "

more than 4 years ago
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Landmark Ruling Gives Australian ISPs Safe Harbor

shungi direct link to judgement (252 comments)

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/cth/FCA/2010/24.html link to judgement The following is from the summary - I think it is an interesting finding particularly with respect to the large damages payouts you get in those US cases: " The first step in making a finding of authorisation was to determine whether certain iiNet users infringed copyright. I have found that they have. However, in reaching that finding, I have found that the number of infringements that have occurred are significantly fewer than the number alleged by the applicants. This follows from my finding that, on the evidence and on a proper interpretation of the law, a person makes each film available online only once through the BitTorrent system and electronically transmits each film only once through that system. This excludes the possible case of a person who might repeatedly download the same file, but no evidence was presented of such unusual and unlikely circumstance. Further, I have found, on the evidence before me, that the iiNet users have made one copy of each film and have not made further copies onto physical media such as DVDs."

more than 4 years ago
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Apple Balks, Finally Relents, At Possible User Queries of Dictionary App

shungi Should apple not censor music??? (259 comments)

Can't one of you techi types make it so I can upload a song to my iphone that engages the other functions? ??

more than 5 years ago
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Experimental Video Game Evolves Its Own Content

shungi Re:Dynamic world (167 comments)

The Problem is NOT balance. Life is unbalanced - the problem is the incentive scheme. If, as suggested above, there is king or ruler and you can fight to be him or her then you have incentives to build yourself up to - and people to knock you down. As there will be people clamering to get to the top, there is a fight amongst equals and the slightly more stronger until you get to the top and kill the king. Current games, based on levels or classes, the only incentive is to get better and stronger. Not to claim possesstion of some land or people or whatever.... Imagine, if, being the king, you could make laws and tax people! (so long as you have the tax collectors ready to punish those who dont pay) The possibilities are endless.

more than 5 years ago
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When Does It Become OK To Make Games About a War?

shungi Re:Not even going to RTFA (295 comments)

When has democracy been anything other than the will of the majority?

ummm.... Since the invention of the doctrine of separation of powers - so at least since the ancient roman republic. Courts are their to balance the tyranny of the majority, and have in many cases done so significantly.

more than 5 years ago
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Australia's Vast, Scattershot Censorship Blacklist Revealed

shungi Re:I did a CTRL+F (401 comments)

Actually, one right right we do enjoy here in Oz is the right to 'political communication'. It would be intersting to see if the abortion people who've been listed took issue with this in the high court what the outcome wouldbe... Indeed, one might take issue with the whole list on that basis...

more than 5 years ago
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Is Free Really the Future of Gaming?

shungi Re:Free and Open Source? (230 comments)

Yes! I have often thought that this would be an amazing project. And, i have some great ideas... Only problem. I can't program.

more than 5 years ago
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Some Of Australia's Tubes Are About To Be Filtered

shungi Re:Where's is (339 comments)

Negotiating with Microsoft

more than 5 years ago
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Some Of Australia's Tubes Are About To Be Filtered

shungi Re:Apologies to Banjo Paterson (339 comments)

A great choice of song. Banjo's Waltzing Matilda http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waltzing_Matilda#Lyrics is an unofficial anthem in this country, and harking to our convict heritage, it brings to life the relaxed, disdainfully rebelliousness of Australia. That attitude, which has served us well, is now under threat in so many ways, of which this filter nonsense is but one. Also ironically, the version most people sing contains a very early instance of product placement for the Billy Tea company (see link above). A great choice of for a parody.

more than 5 years ago
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Some Of Australia's Tubes Are About To Be Filtered

shungi It's begun (339 comments)

Well - I was wondering why the net's a bit slower today... Thought it was the random fluctuations I get from time to time but no... Sigh... Sad thing is, you mention this to people here and it's oh... Well, kinda bad, but meh..

more than 5 years ago
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Networked Fridges 'Negotiate' Electricity Use

shungi Privacy (217 comments)

Recently, I have read a number of stories in the same vain, and here I include things like distributing, without telling people, things that kill bot nets. Of course, if your fridge is talking to other peoples fridges, and so is you TV, shower and kettle, the possibility of breaches of privacy is there. On the other hand, there are clear benifits from doing so; as there are from killing the botnet and maybe from all this cloud computing stuff. As our technology starts to benifit from what might be considered a type of economy of scale through communicating with eachother, without our knowledge we move into the same lack of privacy a villager had when everyone in town knew everything about him or her. I genuinely wonder if it is worth it.

more than 5 years ago
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Scientists Build Neonatal Incubator From Car Parts

shungi OLPC Redux? (211 comments)

Why not have an OLPC like effort. With the salvage parts, we might even get this one down to $100.

more than 5 years ago
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A Look At the CoreFlood Botnet

shungi Re:Key Generator (120 comments)

A good solution is to send a text message containing a code to your mobile phone every time you make a transaction (or perhaps group of transactions). You then have to punch the code into the website.

more than 5 years ago

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The first few days of Google+ like Woodstock

shungi shungi writes  |  more than 3 years ago

shungi (977531) writes "Google Plus hangouts have been compared to Woodstock, with techs and nerds being involved in a life-as-we-know-it changing experience.

Sadly, says the article, "our generation's Woodstock has come to a close.""

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Google plus hidden features

shungi shungi writes  |  more than 3 years ago

shungi (977531) writes "A glitch in the "Worlds longest hangout" shows what google is doing behind the scenes.

It seems that functionality from Wave is being backended into the hangouts. Its a neat trick. Will it work?"

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New Features in G+ Hangouts

shungi shungi writes  |  more than 3 years ago

shungi (977531) writes "The Youtube function on the "World Longest Hangout" on Google+ has crashed, revealing underneath what appears to be the alpha of new additions to what you can do in Hangouts.

Except they are not new, they are things we saw on Google Wave. For those of you who are keen to know what's coming next, or who want to see how Wave begat Plus, this is a must see short video."

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Google forces Chrome Download

shungi shungi writes  |  more than 5 years ago

shungi (977531) writes "So, I download the new google earth downloader, which forces me to download chrome, and install it, before I can download the new google earth. I have been thinking of downloading chrome and giving it a run. But now, I have removed it and am never going to use it again. Shame. I had expect better. This is evidence of evil."
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Film Makers sue Ozzy ISP

shungi shungi writes  |  more than 5 years ago

shungi (977531) writes "The Sydney Morning Herald is reporting that Film Makers are suing an Australian ISP for allowing people to download movies. Apparently the movie makers informed the ISP that people were downloading movies (Duh!) and the ISP did nothing. Should I quit my job (lawyer) and join this fight? http://www.smh.com.au/news/technology/biztech/film-pirates-put-iinet-in-the-dock/2008/11/20/1226770617457.html?page=fullpage#contentSwap1"
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Genetic Crimes?

shungi shungi writes  |  more than 6 years ago

shungi (977531) writes "Every time we have a new tech, first the pornographers then the criminals get onto it. So Has anyone heard of any genetic crimes which have been committed? Or any criminal use that gene based technologies might be put to? (Eg identity theft)"

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