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Comment: Hidden/secret Downloads. (Score 0) 119 119

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

Like the Firefox webbrowser does ("libgmpopenh264.so"):

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) 160 160

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) 160 160

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 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 shoals.sam.usace.army.mil:443 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 56

https://shoals.sam.usace.army....

This Connection is Untrusted

You have asked Firefox to connect securely to shoals.sam.usace.army.mil, but we can't confirm that your connection is secure.

shoals.sam.usace.army.mil 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.

Comment: Yeah right - what's next? (Score 1) 296 296

Fri Feb 6 2015 22:52:58 PST
This list is too long for Bugzilla's little mind; the Next/Prev/First/Last buttons won't appear on individual bugs.
Status: UNCONFIRMED, NEW, ASSIGNED, REOPENED
Product: Firefox
10000 bugs found.

Firefox bug list (probably incomplete because of a query limit of 10000)
You would think that with that many open bugs, they would know what to work on.
And I don't mean just close them as "won't fix", but actually work on them, fix them.

Comment: Nothing is as it seems. (Score 1) 236 236

Anybody remember this:

The Pirate Bay 'Moves' to North Korea (Updated)
The Pirate Bay admits to North Korean hosting hoax

So before you make any accusations, you better be very very sure. Otherwise you risk another Iraq/Afghanistan/etc. disaster.

Comment: Re:News at 11. (Score 1) 282 282

To all of you above - Thank you for proving my point.

As a foreign visitor to NL - you're fucked.

Now compare this to Switzerland - at the train station you can buy train tickets with cash at a ticket machine. And more importantly - you can upgrade your train ticket to include unlimited local public transportation for one day at the destination. With a simple click of a button.

To me that makes Switzerland a very visitor friendly place.

Experiments must be reproducible; they should all fail in the same way.

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