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Comment: Re:Technical claims as reported puzzling (Score 1) 208

by Pope (#48102947) Attached to: Ross Ulbricht's Lawyer Says FBI's Hack of Silk Road Was "Criminal"

You're missing that the server wouldn't respond to any routable IP address. It only communicated through tor.

Incorrect. It was discovered leaking a public IP through the Captcha in early 2013. That info was posted a number of places, including

Comment: Re:Just put fine print sticker on the dash,,,,, (Score 1) 269

by Pope (#48004053) Attached to: 2015 Corvette Valet Mode Recorder Illegal In Some States

You know, that brings up an interesting thought exercise.

If the valet can legally refuse to be recorded, then can they then legally say "sorry, you need to park somewhere else"? Because your ability to get service might be trumped by their privacy rights.

I'd side totally on the valet's right to privacy. You have, at MOST, a verbal agreement to have the valet park your car. And those ain't worth the paper they're printed on.

Comment: Re:This is silly (Score 3, Informative) 358

by Pope (#47946113) Attached to: U2 and Apple Collaborate On 'Non-Piratable, Interactive Format For Music'

But, in a world where everyone is selling 256K and 320K tracks, I'd rather get my music in a lossless format and convert down to VBR MP3.

LMAO. AAC is already VBR, at 256k from the iTunes store. So you want a lossless track so that you can convert it to lossy anyway, rather than getting a lossy track in the first place with no extra steps needed. Brilliant.

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