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Comment Re:Rule 34 (Score 1) 109

What video ??? The article has a YouTube video about "The Abyss scene". And that's it. Completely and utterly useless!!

@bigwophh - Next time you write a summary and article add some good and useful links!! For crying out loud!! (My favorite)

And Tesla needs to learn to add some proper background music to their videos.

Comment Openwashing (Score 0) 48

When we call software "free", we mean that it respects the users' essential freedoms: the freedom to run it, to study and change it, and to redistribute copies with or without changes. This is a matter of freedom, not price, so think of "free speech", not "free beer".

Comment Fingerprint (Score 1) 65

Why can I not go to the local branch of my bank and verify the fingerprint of the certificate used for its online banking website?


That way I know for sure I am not asking a dog to transfer my money. Unless of course the dog's pawprint matches the fingerprint of the certificate.

Comment Re:But will content be HTML5? (Score 2) 140

... flaky HTML5 video support ...


<video width="512" height="297" controls autoplay style="outline: none;">
  <source src="video.webm" type="video/webm">
  <source src="movie.mp4" type="video/mp4" />
  <source src="movie.ogg" type="video/ogg" />

The above has worked for several years now.

The default video tag supports full screen view.

Youtube's thingy does not. Why not? What's the problem?

Comment Hidden/secret Downloads. (Score 0) 119

Does it also download files to your TV without asking you for consent?

Like the Firefox webbrowser does (""):

On first start, Firefox downloads the "OpenH264 Video Codec provided by Cisco Systems, Inc." plugin (which is a binary blob) and enables it automatically. This happens without asking the user for consent.

There is another class/type of software that also downloads and installs programs/libraries to your computer without asking the user for consent. You know what that is?

Malware and computer viruses.

Comment Re:Then stop stealing my stuff! (Score 1) 160

That's a funny comment.

You ever hear of "Customer is King":

A customer does not want to be told what to do. It is he who demands, not the other way around.

You should be where your customers are because saving them the hassle and the bustle will make them more likely to patronize you.

If you don't want my money, then I am taking my business elsewhere. And by elsewhere I do not necessarily mean "piracy". I simply spend my money on something else or don't spend it all.

Comment Re:Then stop stealing my stuff! (Score 1) 160

Then provide a way for me to pay you.
I don't have a credit card. I don't use paypal. Etc.
But I have got a load of cash and usb sticks.
How can I buy whatever art it is you are making???
Exactly - I can't.
So don't blame me. If you don't want my money, I take my business elsewhere.
For this same reason Skype never got my business. I had money, they didn't want it, so they didn't get my business. And looking back now nothing of value was lost really.
You don't do business on my terms, you lose. Up to you.

Comment Re:One way to drum up business... (Score 1) 56

The problem that I pointed out has nothing to do with the root certificate authority (rootca), but everything with the fact that the certificate used on their web server expired almost one year ago.

bash $ openssl s_client -connect 2>&1 | openssl x509 -noout -enddate
notAfter=Jun 9 19:24:51 2014 GMT

But you're right, that is yet another problem with this certificate that the rootca is not available on a normal user's computer.

And now you want me to download a rootca from some shady link that some dude on slashdot posted and trust that? In your dreams.

Comment Re:One way to drum up business... (Score 1) 56

This Connection is Untrusted

You have asked Firefox to connect securely to, but we can't confirm that your connection is secure. uses an invalid security certificate.

The certificate is not trusted because the issuer certificate has expired.
The certificate expired on 2014-06-10 02:24. The current time is 2015-04-06 13:17.
(Error code: sec_error_expired_issuer_certificate)

Next time provide a link that actually works.

Variables don't; constants aren't.