Plenty of times they are all wrong answers, and getting one of those questions wrong doesn't throw out your request completely, so your understanding of how it works has almost zero security as well.
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is pwnership of your computer
And be around and watching/sniffing when you login to irs.gov to get your password. Unless you're doing something retarded like storing your password unencrypted in a text file. Most of us have OSes with Password managers that don't suck ass.
Of course, they could just take the information from your mailbox on pretty much any given day of the week for most people and sign themselves up.
Your security concerns are really silly, there are far easier ways to own you, and by the time they've rooted your PC with malware to do what you want, they have everything anyway so your comment is pretty retarded, considering its far more useful to get to your bank accounts and credit accounts which actually have money available to them versus your IRS account which takes money from you.
China would really sanction such a petty operation against github
GitHub is suddenly target because of what?
It makes no sense for the Chinese to use their own primary connectivity to the rest of the world to run a half assed DDoS against a company that almost no one outside the OSS world even knows exists.
And if they wanted to do it, they'd take github down and be done with it. China has WAY more bandwidth than github, even taking AWS into account.
The whole story is wildly unbelievable to anyone who stops and thinks about it rather running life a half cocked nut job like appearently slashdot has devolved to. If you believe this story, you really need to come back to reality
nor that the Facebook TLS is properly signed if you can't rely on the DNS entry.
TLS doesn't depend on DNS working properly and not being corrupted. Its job, is in fact, to alert you of the fact that things like DNS corruption are taking place, or that someone is intercepting your traffic.
Australia has it's own illegal detention centers and was more than happy to help out at gitmo, so that isn't the best example to use.
How can you say Australia is more reasonable? Look at the story you are commenting on. You think the penalties for sending an email as mention in the summary are reasonable? Really?
My comment was more general in regards to Australia and some of the laws that have been being passed and not specific to this story.
Agreed. The US is bad, but not as bad as Australia, which is why I left there.
I can deal with overly eager racist cops, lack of decent social care, lack of regulation in the market, corruption and ignorance and apathy in the general populace.
I'd much rather deal with that then the crazy censorship and rights-stripping laws the commonwealth countries are so eager to introduce.
What are you taking about? You don't belong here and never did.
I've written many ActiveX controls, some for use in a browser, some not.
At no point was I required to sign or agree to a license to do so.
You can make ActiveX controls with any compiler that supports WIndows and will create DLLs with C++ calling conventions that match the MS style
ActiveX is no different than XPCOM
The only insightful thing about your post is that slashdot has fallen to the point that this sort of ignorance is so commonplace that you got modded to +5
Older iPhones are $100, so it's not a fraction of the price, is it?
What your doing is comparing your pinto to a vette and pretending the you got the same car for 1/10th the price.
It's also fraud, if there is no fire in place.
It's not illegal to yell Fire in a theater when the actor knows there is no fire. The law isn't worded so specifically. What is illegal, is creating a panic on false (fraudulent) premises, which can endanger people. That's why it's illegal.
These days, yelling "Fire!" in a crowdedtheater will probably get you ignored at the best, and asked to leave at the worse.
Since Uber drivers are free to work for the competition, than your first point would seem to support mine.
Uber drivers *can* pickup street fares, but you still have to request and pay through the app.
Uber drivers can pick up whoever they want, and cancel any rides requested. There is also no non-compete clause (because they are contractors) so they can work for Lyft and Sidecar at the same time. Many do.
You seem like you really haven't investigated this at all, and are speaking purely from assumptions which happen to be incorrect.
Actually, while that example wasn't great, he makes many valid points, such as calling the parent on his blatant racism.
Most cabbies rely on GPS these days also. Half the yellow cab drivers I get don't know there way around, even in Manhattan unless the location is very obvious.