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Comment: Re: Why? (Score 1) 327

by Ash-Fox (#48452903) Attached to: Apple Disables Trim Support On 3rd Party SSDs In OS X

LOL that you're trying to tell Matt Fucking Dillon off about Amiga history

I am strongly in the opinion that I am right here, but it doesn't offend me if I get schooled.

A good source can be found on Page 60 of "Steal This Idea: Intellectual Property Rights and the Corporate Confiscation of Creativity" by Michael Perelman, published in 2004 through Palgrave Macmillan (Amazon link).

Alternatively, you can probably find an on-line source using Google.

I do have to say it's a new one to me, so congrats on originality I guess

I'm not original, I've read this story and heard this story from/in a few places of authority previously.

Comment: Re:ROFL (Score 1) 231

by Ash-Fox (#48403123) Attached to: Canadian Police Recommend Ending Anonymity On the Internet

in 'summary' you've been called out and embarassed by your lack of technical knowledge of the Internet

Says the person that won't provide technical information on what activity would they detect in the freenet project that leads back to your identity exactly.

And your argument is some random non-sense about how Freenet is suddenly illegal with said system, however it isn't. Tracability of a connection doesn't mean anything in this scenario. You claim detecting of 'encrypted traffic', but true encrypted traffic is indistinguishable from binary data and with Freenet's use of steganography, how exactly are you detecting it?

The fact you compare Freenet to Tor shows how little you even know about how and what Freenet is. Freenet is not an anonymizing proxy and doesn't provide any sort of Internet connectivity like Tor.

you pretend that the whole thing doesn't matter and that nothing I presented has any merit

Why should I be bothered to explain any particulars in response to you when you can't be bothered to do the same?

Comment: Li-Ion batteries aren't good for this role (Score 5, Informative) 41

by ZorinLynx (#48388079) Attached to: Facebook Testing Lithium-Ion Batteries For Backup Power

Lead acid batteries last longest when they are fully charged and kept that way, and discharged infrequently. This makes them excellent for use in standby power situations, where they are almost always topped up ready for the power to go out.

Li-Ion batteries last longest when they are actively used. Keeping a Li-Ion battery fully charged all the time is bad for its longevity; the battery structure breaks down faster at a high state of charge. This is why it is recommended to store Li-Ion batteries half-charged in a cold environment, and why cars like the Tesla Model S normally only charge up to 80% unless you require a "full-range charge" for a road trip. Not topping off to 100% extends battery life.

Maybe Facebook intends to keep the batteries at 80%, but it's hard to believe the economics are going to work in their favor.

Not to mention that lead-acid batteries are mostly water and non-combustible sulfuric acid. A Li-Ion battery fire is 50 times nastier than a lead-acid battery fire, and produces a hell of a lot more noxious gases.

Comment: These idiots are going to ruin it for everyone (Score 5, Insightful) 132

by ZorinLynx (#48375863) Attached to: Drone Sightings Near Other Aircraft Up Dramatically

Drones are so much fun and you can get so many cool photos and video from them.

Yet these morons flying drones near airports are going to ruin it for everyone. Expect to see them heavily regulated or banned soon.

This is why we can't have nice things. :(

Comment: Re:Tempting (Score 1) 181

by Ash-Fox (#48370629) Attached to: Multi-Process Comes To Firefox Nightly, 64-bit Firefox For Windows 'Soon'

1) Addressable memory in 32-bit browsers. The threading approach means all tabs must not take more than a total of 4GB of memory, and this is quickly becoming a problem.

Let me guess, adblock plus user?

2) One tab crashing them all. Yes, firefox crashes on me often enough that it is annoying. Yes, the tabs come back when you relaunch, but then I get bombarded with login requests to all the sites I have open that require logins to view.

Let me guess, adblock plus user?

Comment: Re:ROFL (Score 1) 231

by Ash-Fox (#48369207) Attached to: Canadian Police Recommend Ending Anonymity On the Internet

..no, I'm faily confident that you don't understand what they're suggesting, which is that no one would be allowed to access the Internet without a 'license', and any activity, no matter how you tried to hide it, would lead back to that 'license', and therefore your actual, legal identity.

Explain what activity is the freenet project that leads back to your identity exactly.

Things like your 'Freenet' and Tor would not be allowed

Nothing mentioned says it wouldn't be allowed.

Additionally, tell me how they would detect the Freenet project, please provide specifics. Tor is irrelevant where Freenet is concerned, it's not even similar in the slightest.

Comment: Re:ROFL (Score 1) 231

by Ash-Fox (#48366903) Attached to: Canadian Police Recommend Ending Anonymity On the Internet

If there was any one thing that would degrade and destroy the Internet permanently for everyone, it would be THIS.

No, it wouldn't. I am fairly confident that this would have no baring on systems like Freenet. I'm also fairly confident that the sophistification still needs to meet the needs of the lowest common denominator and as such, I believe that I would be able to circumvent a fair amount of things that the general population would not.

Comment: Re:And then there's the hypocrites... (Score 1) 231

by Ash-Fox (#48366739) Attached to: Canadian Police Recommend Ending Anonymity On the Internet

He thinks the government should have full access to you all the time to "stop crime".

Yet he posts videos on YouTube with his face blurred out and his voice altered so he doesn't get fired from jobs.
It's okay for HIM to have privacy, but he doesn't believe anyone else should have it.

Based on what you told us, his argument was that the government should have access, specifically to stop crime. Not corporations or other government entities (ie: his work). So, this doesn't seem hypocritical or a conflict of interests.

Comment: Re: Huh (Score 1) 136

by Ash-Fox (#48362737) Attached to: Apple Releases iMessage Deregistration Utility

Skype for example doesn't have a serious spam problem

Speak for yourself. I have a common name 'Ash', and this earns me multiple spam contact requests a day. I have no baysian filtering or auto filters that work on Skype, I do on my e-mail. I consider the spam situation worse on my Skype currently.

it is harder to fake accounts

Why do you need to fake accounts on Skype when you can make genuine accounts look like others?

you can refuse messages from anyone who you don't first invite

I see the messages in the contact request, despite setting do not allow anyone on my contacts list to contact me.

Something that's not possible with email.

I have a whitelist system that works fine if I want to use it, in my e-mail. It's part of Zimbra opensource edition.

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