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Comment: Re:Pros and Cons (Score 1) 29

It's quite simple:

Neither HTTP, nor HTTPS with an untrusted certificate, are secure.

However, you don't expect HTTP to be secure. You do expect HTTPS to be secure. That's what the 'S' stands for.

Therefore, if a self signed certificate is used, and you haven't added your authority to your browser, the browser will warn you that something you expect to be secure isn't necessarily, and prompts you to check that you are, indeed, using the right certificate, and someone isn't intercepting your communications.

Every browser in the world allows you to add your own CA so you can use self-signed certificates without further prompting. If you've chosen not to, it's fairly reasonable for them to say "Wait, this guy has explicitly asked for a secure connection, but I have no way of verifying this connection is secure: I better say what I know and ask for further instructions."

Comment: Re:WHy net neutrality doesn't work (Score 1) 184

by fustakrakich (#48273803) Attached to: First Detailed Data Analysis Shows Exactly How Comcast Jammed Netflix

It doesn't matter what level you're at. The politician represents his financiers, or he receives no financing. Our obligation is to seek out those that aren't on the organ grinder's leash between elections so we have somebody to put on the ballot. That's how they do it, and it shows.

Comment: Re:WHy net neutrality doesn't work (Score 1) 184

by fustakrakich (#48273371) Attached to: First Detailed Data Analysis Shows Exactly How Comcast Jammed Netflix

Last mile needs to become a public utility.

"Reform this! Reform that!"

Everybody keeps saying that like it's going to magically happen by some miracle.You think the politicians currently in office are going to let that happen? Especially when they have 95% chance of being reelected no matter what they do? When voting, know who/what your politician is representing, and then decide if you want the same thing. Their records are easy to find now, and you can stop believing the lies they tell you on the TV. When I see a big turnover (get rid of the entire institutional republican/democrat party), then I'll believe people are serious. But everybody please, quit crying about how the system is rigged. It is a social/psychological exploit, that needs to be patched on the individual level, like any other system update. This patch however, requires a firmware upgrade.

Comment: Re:Price of commercials (Score 2) 71

by squiggleslash (#48271745) Attached to: A Mixed Review For CBS's "All Access" Online Video Streaming

$20 per channel? Seems improbable, as HBO (and other ad free subscription networks) charges much less than that for a bundle of channels featuring original content. And while I hesitate to mention the BBC, given differences in salaries and other overheads US vs UK TV production, that provides, what, four TV channels (or is it five now? I've been out of the UK for a while), a similar number of radio channels, all with wide regional variations, and a symphony orchestra, for approximately $250 a year.

Even if you meant "For their entire cable service", nobody watches all the cable channels, and nobody would buy a service intended to replace all the cable channels they currently watch. In addition, your cable bill is already significantly infrastructure heavy. We're talking here about you paying for the infrastructure seperately. Cable TV bill replaced by Internet bill, plus channel subscription bill. You may, over all, pay nearly $20 extra per month with this arrangement, but you're getting far more anyway.

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