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Egypt's Oldest Pyramid Is Being Destroyed By Its Own Restoration Team

zaphirplane Re: ... all in the name of "Allah" (246 comments)

Indeed, that's funny / sad weird. The church sodomizing the communities children while upholding themselves as the moral guide for the community is what ? Continuing to follow uphold the church knowing they rape your kids is what ?

about 3 months ago
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Researchers Made a Fake Social Network To Infiltrate China's Internet Censors

zaphirplane Re:I skipped to the ending (49 comments)

Wow, how did this bit of nonsense get modded up.

Chinese people are generally better informed about what is going on in the world than people in most other countries.

Do you care to back this statement up? In what way are they better informed, and which countries fall into the "most other countries" category that are less informed than the Chinese public in general?

I like what you did there, with the pointless yet seemingly going somewhere questions, can I try.

I can only think of a few countries with more censorship then China.

Do you care to back this statement up ? how many is a few countries ? which countries are they ?
Do you care to back this statement up ? in what way is the censorship more in those countries, how is the censorship measured, where is your citation ?

err probably made a mortal enemy for life, but though it was funny. !

Information that the government prohibits (child porn, holocaust denialism, videos of journalist beheadings, etc)

You're only one for three there. That's worse than dumb luck.

about 3 months ago
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Russia Cracks Down On Public Wi-Fi; Oracle Blocks Java Downloads In Russia

zaphirplane Re:The problem with American Embargos (254 comments)

absolutely wrong, this is about spheres of influence and by definition imperialism.
US / NATO support and intervene in the breakup of Yugoslavia by bombing Serbia, to increase their sphere of influence
Basque in Spain want independence, not supported
Ireland independence, not supported, UK backed to continue military occupation.
Syria support uprising, but not too much, 'cause the new mob probably doesn't like US
Egypt support ... no idea, who knows what US policy is
Iraq / Afghanistan invaded to increase US sphere of influence, the fact it back fired does not change the intent.

give me an example of a moral US intervention that came at the expense of American, sphere of influence and/or interests.
I think you are naive to think you are on the side of good battling evil, your side maybe lighter shade of grey and the other darker shade of grey. but don't let that stop you, as you do "good" I'm sure a lot of people in Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam appreciate the good done to them.

about 4 months ago
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Russia Cracks Down On Public Wi-Fi; Oracle Blocks Java Downloads In Russia

zaphirplane Re:The problem with American Embargos (254 comments)

"When was the last time the USA invaded and annexed part of a neighboring country? The 1800's? Russia did it this year."
Grenada, Panama, Iraq, afghanistan raise their hands.

about 4 months ago
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School Tricks Pupils Into Installing a Root CA

zaphirplane Re:In their defence. (417 comments)

right like a student working on the help desk part time, getting access to the dean's bank account or their email.
yeah that would be a problem ... hang on, that's what you are enabling and defending.

about 9 months ago
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School Tricks Pupils Into Installing a Root CA

zaphirplane Re:Normal. (417 comments)

I obviously would have no way of knowing what your skill level or seniority in the org
so tell me what happens if I remove the certificate and try to connect to my bank via your school's network (after signing into the wifi) ?

about 9 months ago
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School Tricks Pupils Into Installing a Root CA

zaphirplane Re:Report it. (417 comments)

as I've mentioned before, you may not question it.
I need strong disclosure if you are intercepting my usename and password for paypal, bank, council, government accounts.
I hope it is illegal to intercept someones bank credentials, and government login details, like council, medical

about 9 months ago
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School Tricks Pupils Into Installing a Root CA

zaphirplane Re:In their defence. (417 comments)

why is there a need to filter the **content** of the traffic, is it not enough to block the destination.
There are loads of block lists that would fllter on the destination type, anything from racial abhorrent content to newspapers.
I call bull.

about 9 months ago
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School Tricks Pupils Into Installing a Root CA

zaphirplane Re:sneaky but..... (417 comments)

really? you are playing man in the middle for all the https websites out there? I find it hard to believe.
how about the the username password for those websites, you are capturing username and password to banks, hotmail, gmail, facebook, paypal, ebay
to capture and store that information you'd need some really strong and clear disclosures

about 9 months ago
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iPhone Users Sue AT&T For Letting Thieves Re-Activate Their Stolen Devices

zaphirplane Re:Only if they reported it. (197 comments)

I would like phone companies to brick and block stolen phones, however.
the dmv is a gov org, the analagy here would be making petrol stations, not allow stolen cars to be refuled and calling the police.
yet somehow that is not expected of perol stations.
why is that ?

more than 2 years ago
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NTT DoCoMo Asks Google To Limit Android Data Use

zaphirplane Re:Well that depends... (160 comments)

if the _return_ traffic is throttled, does that not throttle the connection? a layer 8 conversations goes send a request, wait for a reply, get a reply, send another request.
so if the reply is slow, I would think the whole conversation is slowed down, kind of a L8, tcp window size shrinking (excuse the mixed layers)

more than 2 years ago
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Securing Android For the Enterprise

zaphirplane Re:Already there (136 comments)

The way it works is
Server hey mr phone do you support activesync remote wipe?
Phone sure do (ha ha ha ha)
Server ok thank you, what about password policy?
Phone sure whatever you want sweetie

There are market apps they respond with yes and then bin the request
So .... It does not count.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Handing Over Personal Work Without Compensation?

zaphirplane Re:My anecdotal experience (848 comments)

was the point to purge a GPL library by any chance?

more than 2 years ago
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Book Review: The CERT Oracle Secure Coding Standard For Java

zaphirplane Re:But Java is secure! (66 comments)

The fact that it garbage-collects memory for you is not only convenient, but closes off a whole class of vulerabilities like double-free, that still plague C/C++ programmers.

out of interest why does free not null out the pointer

more than 2 years ago
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How Can I Justify Using Red Hat When CentOS Exists?

zaphirplane Re:Support them from your own money (666 comments)

If you feel bad about leaching off redhat by using centos

If you are less than 2,000 seats, the 2,000+ companies are leaching off you, cause redhat does not provide you with usefull support and keeps the 2,000+ companies happy by subsidizing their cost thru you.
If you are using centos, you leaching off redhat's 2,000+ and 2,000 seats companies
If you are 2,000+ seats company you are leaching off the sub 2,000 seats people.

so you see, everyone leaches, the best position is either 2,000+ or centos. 0 - 2,000 seats you are screwed both ways.

about 3 years ago
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How Can I Justify Using Red Hat When CentOS Exists?

zaphirplane Re:Depends.... (666 comments)

no way redhat support will be useful if you have less that a couple of thousand subscriptions.
If you say they are then you have 10,000 subscriptions or you are a redhat 2 level support trolling.

about 3 years ago
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How Can I Justify Using Red Hat When CentOS Exists?

zaphirplane Re:Support them from your own money (666 comments)

In my experience, redhat support for a company with less than 2,000 seats falls into a couple of scenarios.
1. You call redhat, get lucky and you are told that the bug is known and getting worked on, i.e. a company with 2,000+ seats wants it fixed, and you benefitted little from calling redhat.
2. You call Redhat, bang your head against a brick wall, the guy on the other end gets frustrated or palms you off, with a “I’ll create a bug report”, to the untrained eye, the bug report does not contain enough information for someone to actually fix it and it’s gone into a black hole.
3. You call Redhat, you hit your head against a brick wall for a few days, finally the guy says, it’s a bug in mysql/apache/perl and we just package it, when they get round to fixing it and we get round to packaging it, the bug will be fixed
4. You call redhat, you have simplified the problem to a very simple case, the guy does not get it, and after a lot of banging your head against a brick wall, you are told the way you are using the s/w is pushing it too far, you say well that’s how race conditions show themselves. Blank stare hang up.

about 3 years ago
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Oracle's Ambitious Plan For Client-Side Java

zaphirplane Re:No Thanks (292 comments)

really? you analysed the attack vectors and discovered the exploitation and looked at the numbers and the majority were java
Then you rolled up your sleeves and walked around the dozen or so desktops in your company and uninstalled java.
Is that the story, cause I call bullshit

me sayz, help desk guys, removes java from pc, cause read something somewhere negative about java

more than 3 years ago
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Oracle's Ambitious Plan For Client-Side Java

zaphirplane Re:Time to move on (292 comments)

what's this "feels heavy" that can not possibly be from a user POV, I've never heard a user talk about how heavy an app is!
secondly what in the 3 monkeys do you mean by missing important UI hooks, like what ? html has very simple UI and look at gmail / gdocs. tell me a bit more about the important hooks vs say html or flash. or is that another "feeling"

more than 3 years ago
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Mozilla Foundation Releases Firefox 7

zaphirplane Re:microsoft had it right (452 comments)

Have you considered that the reason firefox is releasing so frequently is so that they can get the microsoft cake?
I mean if I got a cake every time I did a release, heck I'd release weekly, yummy cake.

more than 3 years ago

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