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Comment: Re:It's so very odd..... (Score 1) 1376

by carterhawk001 (#28758583) Attached to: Ireland Criminalizes Blasphemy
I'm agnostic about Zeus. You got proof Zeus does not or never did exist? Maybe the judeochristian god was Zeus. Didn't consider that one, did ya? From wordnet: a person who claims that they cannot have true knowledge about the existence of God (but does not deny that God might exist). That says it all about my position, and given the state of our sciences I dare you to prove the absolute non-existance of God.

Comment: Need more serious amatures.... (Score 1) 572

by carterhawk001 (#28757723) Attached to: Why the Photos On Wikipedia Are So Bad
I share wikipedia's aim of freely redistributable content and images, so when I have a photo that's helpfull I upload it. I'd like to think that a few of the photos I take are better than what someone took with a little digicam.'_Over_California.JPG It might be quite soft, but the wide angle can't be beat.

+ - Google Considers Secure email as Default for All

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Hugh Pickens
Hugh Pickens writes "The NY Times reports that last year Google made it fairly easy for users to enable HTTPS in Gmail, though it is not clear that the company has done much to publicize the feature. Now Google is "planning a trial in which we'll move small samples of different types of Gmail users to HTTPS to see what their experience is, and whether it affects the performance of their email. Does it load fast enough? Is it responsive enough? Are there particular regions, or networks, or computer setups that do particularly poorly on HTTPS?" If the negative effects are limited, Google will turn on HTTPS protection for more Gmail users and perhaps even all users and the company will look into the possibility of providing the same security for Google Docs and Google Calendar. Google said it was not using HTTPS by default because it could slow down users' computers. "Your computer has to do extra work to decrypt all that data, and encrypted data doesn't travel across the internet as efficiently as unencrypted data. That's why we leave the choice up to you." Other providers including Yahoo, Microsoft, MySpace and Facebook — generally offer HTTPS when users are logging in to protect passwords, but do not make the security feature available more broadly. "Users of Microsoft Hotmail, Yahoo Mail, Facebook and MySpace are also vulnerable to these attacks. Worst of all, these firms do not offer their customers any form of protection. Google at least offers its tech savvy customers a strong degree of protection from snooping attacks.""

Comment: Brought this on themselves..... (Score 0) 613

by carterhawk001 (#27624937) Attached to: How Piracy Affected the Launch of <em>Demigod</em>
This is GPG's own fault, I've read the post and the comments, and having the game connect to the servers on launch was a mistake. War3 doesn't check for updates until I get signed on to battlenet, and that's how it should have been here. The pirate/customer ratio does indeed suck, and they have my condolences, but this problem isn't entirely of the pirate's making.

Comment: Viva FiOS (Score 1) 210

by carterhawk001 (#27603899) Attached to: Time Warner Shelves Plans For Tiered Pricing
It's stories like this that make me glad to have Verizon FiOS. In the years we have had it, I can't remember if we have ever had a service outage, the speed is always outstanding, and I have yet to find even a hint that Verizon is going to cap, limit, throttle, or otherwise impair the service. If you ever get the chance, switch to FiOS right away.

Comment: Probably won't happen.... (Score 5, Interesting) 294

by carterhawk001 (#26843459) Attached to: Researchers Warn of Possible BitTorrent Meltdown
As I recall, one of the guys running the site said they had made arrangements such that the actual hardware is no longer under their direct control, so even if they are all found guilty, it would be outside their ability to shut it down, even if ordered to do so by a court.

Nothing in progression can rest on its original plan. We may as well think of rocking a grown man in the cradle of an infant. -- Edmund Burke