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Comment: Re:a riveting diplomatic exchange no doubt.. (Score 1) 402

by Carewolf (#48624323) Attached to: In Breakthrough, US and Cuba To Resume Diplomatic Relations

Hey thanks for not making a huge deal out of castros death

I think I'm missing part of this joke, because Castro isn't dead...

Castro died several years back but got replaced by another Castro, though this new one isn't the Castro people refer to when they refer to Castro.

Comment: Re:Does Denmark... (Score 1) 184

by Carewolf (#48615715) Attached to: Denmark Makes Claim To North Pole, Based On Undersea Geography

Oh, so Denmark is going to pull a Putin and cut off whatever sections of Greenland it wants for itself?

??? There is no plans for anything. Besides Greenland already is Danish and under Danish military rule, someone would need to invade it for there to be any conflict.

The North-West of Greenland was almost lost in the 70s because no one lived there and there was no military presence, as uninhabitet land Norway tried to lay claim to it, that was only stopped by adding a miltary presence there, so the only reason North-West Greenland is still considered part of the policial entity Greenland is because Danish military is there, if it wasn't it would be part of another country.

Comment: Re:Does Denmark... (Score 1) 184

by Carewolf (#48611505) Attached to: Denmark Makes Claim To North Pole, Based On Undersea Geography

... honestly think that they can keep Greenland under their thumb for that long? Greenland already doesn't want to be part of Denmark - 75% voted for independence in a nonbinding referrendum in 2008 with a 72% turnout. The wealthier they become and the greater the percentage of the wealth that Denmark siphons away, the more they're going to want it. If Greenland and its EEZ start raking in trillions of dollars annually (which is the sort of mineral wealth up for grabs), how low in the single-digits do you think the popularity of remaining part of Denmark will be? For every trillion of GDP that'd be nearly $17M per capita, at Greenland's current population.

Is Denmark going to force Greenland to stay with them by the gun?

The part of Greenland inhabited by greenlanders can secede all they want. It is the large uninhabitet area that has all the resources, and the only ones living there are Danish scientists and military.


Eric Schmidt: To Avoid NSA Spying, Keep Your Data In Google's Services 280

Posted by samzenpus
from the no-snooping-zone dept.
jfruh writes Google Chairman Eric Schmidt told a conference on surveillance at the Cato Institute that Edward Snowden's revelations on NSA spying shocked the company's engineers — who then immediately started working on making the company's servers and services more secure. Now, after a year and a half of work, Schmidt says that Google's services are the safest place to store your sensitive data.

Comment: Re:It's about who's doing the coercion (Score 0) 263

by Carewolf (#48596691) Attached to: Judge Rules Drug Maker Cannot Halt Sales of Alzheimer's Medicine

Libertarian philosophy as I understand it is about coercion.

No, it is about mental illness. A "libertarian" is an American, who doesn't know what liberal means, and thinks he is not one because he is right leaning. Also he is mentally insane and thinks gold has a more fixed price than dollars.

Comment: Re:Blockade Euro Disney (Score 2) 295

by Carewolf (#48596647) Attached to: French Cabbies Say They'll Block Paris Roads On Monday Over Uber

I believe a blockade of Euro Disney is the standard French response to any turmoil in the country.

You could remove 'Euro Disney' (in general or from your sentence) and it would still be true. The blocades are part of the French charm, possibly the part that makes you not want to live there.

Comment: Re:Why are taxi drivers all so horrible? (Score 1) 295

by Carewolf (#48596639) Attached to: French Cabbies Say They'll Block Paris Roads On Monday Over Uber

NYC, , Paris, Berlin, , LA, , Rome, , Chicago, San Francisco.

I narrowed your list down but in most of the cities you list, English isn't actually the official language

Actually, English is not the official language in ANY of the cities listed.

For the unaware, the USA has no official language.

HEH!.. Well, NO, that would be stupid. The USA has a mandate for laws being written in English.

Comment: Re:Sounds like they should ban the cabbies (Score 5, Informative) 295

by Carewolf (#48596629) Attached to: French Cabbies Say They'll Block Paris Roads On Monday Over Uber

That shouldn't be hard -- obstructing traffic is against the law. They can just arrest the cabbies after they refuse to move when requested and have their cabs towed.

It is like you don't even know France..

I suspect you don't. Obstructing traffic is against the law, but also a thing that happens routinely as a part of demonstations. Usually it is farmers though.


French Cabbies Say They'll Block Paris Roads On Monday Over Uber 295

Posted by timothy
from the fair-and-reasonable-response-to-bullies dept.
mrspoonsi writes Parisian taxi drivers have vowed to block roads leading into the French capital on Monday to protest a court's refusal to ban urban ridesharing service UberPOP. Like their counterparts in large cities across the globe, Parisian taxi drivers are fed up with what they see as unfair competition from Uber's popular smartphone taxi service. UberPOP, which uses non-professional drivers using their own cars to take on passengers at budget rates, has 160,000 users in France, according to the company. A commercial court in Paris ruled on Friday that a new law making it harder for Uber drivers to solicit business could not be enforced until the government had published full details of the restrictions. "It's the straw that breaks the camel's back," said Ibrahima Sylla, president of France Taxis, whose organisation has joined several others in calling for the early morning protest on Monday. They have urged taxi drivers to gather at the northern Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport and the southern Orly airport at 05:00 am before slowly converging on the city in a bid to block arterial highways. "This is a fight against Uber. We're fed up. Allowing UberPOP means leaving 57,000 French taxis high and dry, and thus 57,000 families. And that is out of the question," said Sylla.
The Almighty Buck

Julian Assange Trying To Raise Nearly $200k For a Statue of Himself 171

Posted by samzenpus
from the check-out-my-statue dept.
Rei writes Julian Assange, from his refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy, has recently taken to Twitter to try to raise nearly $200,000 for a life-size bronze statue of himself. The statue would have him standing front and center between Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning (with Manning pictured as male); the art piece would be then shipped around the world on tour.

Fraud Bots Cost Advertisers $6 Billion 190

Posted by samzenpus
from the wanting-a-human-click dept.
Rambo Tribble writes A new report claims that almost a quarter of the "clicks" registered by digital advertisements are, in fact, from robots created by cyber crime networks to siphon off advertising dollars. The scale and sophistication of the attacks which were discovered caught the investigators by surprise. As one said, "What no one was anticipating is that the bots are extremely effective of looking like a high value consumer."

Comment: Re:Here come the certificate flaw deniers....... (Score 1) 80

by Carewolf (#48565085) Attached to: New Destover Malware Signed By Stolen Sony Certificate

I work for a small company that signs its code - pretty much required if you want to install in any enterprise these days.

Its a certificate chain - we purchase a cert from a provider such as Verisign. They request basic proof of identity - business registration, contact number etc. They create a cert for us signed by them. Their cert is signed by Microsoft.

We sign our app with our cert - anyone accessing the binary signed by us can verify it hasn't been alterated and our cert was signed by Verisign, which was signed by Microsoft.

Note that all this provides is proof that the exe was created by us. It in no way guareentees that we aren't distributing our own malware etc. But what it does provide is a way of tracing a exe back to the signer.

Not if verisign or microsoft was compromised and new fake certificates was signed with the compromised master keys. Like the case with Sony here.

Comment: Re:A question I hope someone can answer (Score 1) 54

by Carewolf (#48553913) Attached to: POODLE Flaw Returns, This Time Hitting TLS Protocol

For those of us who are stuck using older browsers (FireFox v10 or IE6), even with SSL disabled and only TLS 1.0 enabled, will this be a problem?

As I said, stuck. I won't appreciate replies saying to upgrade my browser.

Yes, in fact it is ONLY you who are affected. This was discovered in old versions of NSS, which means old Firefox and Chromium versions.

Statistics are no substitute for judgement. -- Henry Clay