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Comment: Re:Think of the children (Score 5, Insightful) 353

by SumDog (#47998801) Attached to: FBI Chief: Apple, Google Phone Encryption Perilous

Yea it's by it's very definition of irony.

"What concerns me about this is companies marketing something expressly to allow people to place themselves beyond the law.

Really? I'm pretty sure the past year of leaks have showed the FBI, the NSA, the CIA and even local law enforcement are constantly operating above the law! If anything, encryptable cellphones allow people to keep their 4th amendment rights!

Comment: Re:"could be worse than Heartbleed" (Score 1) 316

by SumDog (#47998069) Attached to: Flurry of Scans Hint That Bash Vulnerability Could Already Be In the Wild

I don't think you understand. Even if Apache is using CGI to call out to your safe perl CGI script, it opens up a Bash shell (the default shell) which opens that perl script (unless you're using mod_perl..I think FastCGI might be exempt as well, but I'm not entirely sure).

You could possibly change Apache's default shell to something else like ksh or dash.

Comment: Re:my favorite search engine (Score 5, Informative) 82

by SumDog (#47971999) Attached to: DuckDuckGo Now Blocked In China

Plus the NSA is probably logging all your search results with them anyway (regardless of if they know or not).

I still like DuckDuckGo because I like having an alternative. I like not being in the filter bubble. I have to type in the name of my city for local results, unlike google, but I don't mind that DuckDuckGo doesn't customize my results based on some algorthims about my browsers+ip+os+wi-fi access point+my history.

And if I can't find what I'm looking for, I can always add !g and duckduckgo redirect to Google...or !yt for YouTube, or !w for Wikipedia or !rt for Rottom Tomatoes or just ! for the first result (I'm feeling lucky). The bang(!) commands are really the best part about them.

Comment: Re:Question remains (Score 1) 82

by SumDog (#47971995) Attached to: DuckDuckGo Now Blocked In China

I knew a Chineese student in graduate school. He told me in China he can pretty much get access to anything. Most people know how to get around the firewall with proxies and VPNs. There are too many people for the government to really do anything about it...unless you talk about it. If you start commenting on fourms or discussiong international verion of news eventus or start voicing any opinions about China or the Chineese Government, you can expect things to not go well for you.

Comment: Re:Lemmings (Score 4, Insightful) 206

by SumDog (#47969273) Attached to: Apple Sells More Than 10 Million New iPhones In First 3 Days

Beats Audio Headphones

I am an Android user, but I will say the iPhone isn't beats. It's actually a decent piece of hardware and software. I don't particularaly like iOS and will stick to my Android, but it's also not horrible and a lot of people develop for it. I'm also glad we have both options, plus Windows Mobile too. More options are better for the market and people who write apps for only one OS are idiots.

It's still half of beats though. There are a lot of people who buy eyeProducts because of the marketing. I liked OSX 10.6, but everything since than has been shit. Final Cut X is god awful. There are pros and cons to everything.

Comment: Re:Spoilers (Score 1) 131

by SumDog (#47912975) Attached to: The FCC Net Neutrality Comment Deadline Has Arrived: What Now?

No. That's totally different. Network Neutrality means that when you pay for a given quality of service, you get that same quality of service to any destination on the Internet.

When you pay for 30Mbps, you expect that maximum of that to any Internet destination (of course within reason of normal traffic congestion and delays on that path). But what if an ISP says, "Well for YouTube, Google is forking over $1m for this dedicated fiber lane to their data centre." So now they charge you a little extra, maybe $5 a month, for faster YouToob. Now you have two Internets.

1 Mole = 25 Cagey Bees