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Comment: Just give it up (Score 3, Insightful) 132

by adiposity (#49151203) Attached to: Microsoft Finally Allows Customers To Legally Download Windows 7 ISOs

Just let anyone download it. The ISOs are everywhere already, the key is the only security you have anyway, and you should rather people get it from the official source rather than a torrent.

I have MSDN so I can download it as many times as I want without specifying any key (even though I have limited keys I can install it with).

The first time someone's legitimate key doesn't let them download it, your plan has failed.

Comment: Re:From the draft... (Score 1) 171

by adiposity (#49082819) Attached to: HTTP/2 Finalized

"HTTP/2... also introduces unsolicited push of representations from servers to clients."

Seriously? Do we need yet ANOTHER way for a server to push unwanted code and malware onto our client systems?

Yes, we do.

What you're missing here is that this is pushing content that the browser was going to request in a few hundred milliseconds anyway. Why was the browser going to request it? Because the web page included a link to it.

Well, that sounds to me like my ad-blocking software won't work as well, because stuff that it would have stopped my browser from downloading will be pushed to me whether I request it or not :(

"Pull the trigger and you're garbage." -- Lady Blue