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Comment: Re:Security (Score 1) 344

by Ash-Fox (#48128815) Attached to: ChromeOS Will No Longer Support Ext2/3/4 On External Drives/SD Cards

Ext2/3/4 is code written in the early 90's

From what I have seen in the change sets, it appears most of the code changes were done after the early 90s, a vast majority appears after 2000 even, especially where ext3 and ext4 are concerned.

Considering the code to process ext2 filesystems can be activated and exploited by any untrustworthy plugged in USB stick, and the code is complex, old, and running in kernel mode (so any successful attack on it makes you get full control of the whole computer), I'd say it's a very sensible move to disable it

I'd say you didn't check the source and that's why you come up with stories like "code written in the early 90's".

Comment: Re:Security force owned by a corporation (Score 1) 302

You aren't familiar with reality, are you?

Yeah, I have no idea what I'm talking about. It's not like I've actually worked in London and the City of London and I'm not sitting in a hotel right now in the City of London (yes, I took that just now, just for you. You may recognise the famous Lloyd's Building in that picture on the left side), oh wait.

It uses the same roads

What does this even mean? There are villages that use the same roads as towns, that doesn't make them part of that town.

the same utilities

Actually, the service departments are separated from London? But even if it weren't, it's still considered a separate 'entity' in culture, history, legality and geography.

By your logic, taking out a piece of a completed puzzle, covering it in a colored marker, and then putting it back would make that piece of the puzzle separate from the rest of the entire puzzle around it

By your logic, it must be part of America because America is connected by the same planet.

Comment: Re:Up north (Score 1) 302

Sure, that's a given. But England in general seems to be really tripping when it comes to internet regulation

I'm more alarmed about the double standard internet regulations, policies and double speak the EU is doing at the moment. The filtering of some websites on some select ISPs through rulings (piracy sites) and child filters that again, are on some select ISPs which aren't even an actual law isn't really something a UK citizen as myself is really concerned about compared to what the EU is legislating.

Comment: Re:What a fool (Score 1) 302

Believe it or not, there do exist domain name registrars outside the UK. They could certainly require this for anyone using the .uk TLD, but why would pirates do that when they could just buy a .com from GoDaddy or someone else in the US or elsewhere?

A while back, would require proof of identity after you paid for the domain registration and gave you a very short time period if you lived outside of the US. I don't know if they still continue this practice.

Comment: Re:What a fool (Score 1) 302

Seemed to work fine for TV... oh wait. Thank god I'm Canadian.

It worked fine in the U.S. too, they decided to add technical measures to enforce it in later years by moving those pay channels to cable and still introduce adverts regardless.

I know little how this was approached in Canada though, care to share?

Comment: Re:Security force owned by a corporation (Score 1) 302

The "City of London" (now a tiny part of London)

The City of London is not part of London. If you look at a map of London, there is a hole that is not London in it, where the City of London is. Just because you can walk from London into the City of London doesn't make it part of it. It doesn't even have the same city hall, mayor etc.

Comment: Re:Security force owned by a corporation (Score 0) 302

Normally they would be subject to sanctions, but this is the City of London and it desperately needs to be brought back within the UK, and back within democratic controls.

The City of London is older than the UK. The City of London was given plenty of special exemptions for agreeing to join England and accept the king freely. The city of London also has plenty of democratic controls, to the point that people that work and/OR lives in the City of London can get a vote on policies (provided EU/UK national etc).

Quite literally in this little square miles CORPORATIONS *ARE* PEOPLE

Corporations don't vote, they can only appoint voters from their own company - Said person also can't be forced by the company or others to vote a certain way. Of course, in doing so, they would lose their ability to vote in local elections (if they live in the City of London).

Comment: Re:Up north (Score 1) 302

Oh Scotland. You had a chance to get away from this madness.

Scotland isn't governed by the City of London, nor is London governed by the City of London either. Scotland is governed by the Scottish Parliament, then the UK parliament (where Scotland has a powerful voice) and then the European Union (where nobody but undemocratically selected people have absurd amount of powers - The 'no' voters still wanted to be part of the EU mind you).

Comment: Muh childrens (Score 5, Interesting) 354

by Ash-Fox (#48001013) Attached to: FBI Chief: Apple, Google Phone Encryption Perilous

Comey cited child-kidnapping and terrorism cases as two examples of situations where quick access by authorities to information on cellphones can save lives.

From the article.

Hmm, where have I seen something like this before... Oh wait, I know!

The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people. As long as the government is perceived as working for the benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation.

-- Hitler, Mein Kampf

Those who do things in a noble spirit of self-sacrifice are to be avoided at all costs. -- N. Alexander.