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Comment: Re:And I just want Firefox not to shit itself (Score 1) 129

by Ash-Fox (#47465089) Attached to: Mozilla Doubles Down on JPEG Encoding with mozjpeg 2.0

I find the web unusable without Adblock+, especially on my kiddie-grade 5Mbps max WISP connection.

I don't. I have a simple proxy.pac file that sends a few annoying advertiser domains to use a proxy connection on 255.255.255.255 (and for US-access only sites, hits my local ssh proxy to one of my US servers).

I should also note that I travel frequently (Monday through Friday) and I am often on mobile Internet.

Comment: Re:What's the point? (Score 1) 308

You think anybody but Disney actually benefits from Disney being allowed to own copyrights on its work for ludicrous amounts of time?

I used to when I was doing unique character designs because people couldn't use Disney characters instead. So, to answer your question: Yes., yes, I do.

Comment: Re:Management is becoming obsolete (Score 1) 162

by Ash-Fox (#47401631) Attached to: The AI Boss That Deploys Hong Kong's Subway Engineers

but they can't determine that Billy Bob had a rough 4th of July weekend, and it would be best to have him do his paperwork today instead of working on the electrical junction box that has water damage.

If my scheduling system can take this recommendation into account, why wouldn't the AI be capable of doing it?

Comment: Re:I smell a rat. (Score 1) 115

by Ash-Fox (#47382493) Attached to: Use of Encryption Foiled the Cops a Record 9 Times In 2013

There are obviously thousands of people using encryption because they have a legitimate reason to hide something

Some also use it to prevent tampering.

So why aren't there more cases of encryption impeding an investigation?

Perhaps some of those people people whom use encryption properly are more law abiding.

Comment: Re:We keep getting closer to a dystopia (Score 1) 135

Yeah, we've got this thing with the major ISP (BT) where you can get free wireless at hot spots around the world (FON) by ticking a checkbox that sets aside bandwidth on an open SSID on the router. The IP remains the same,

The IP doesn't remain the same, please don't lie. Additionally, you have to login with your BT details when on said system, which uniquely identifies you, no matter which hotspot you're using.

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