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Comment: not a violation (Score 1) 101

by globaljustin (#47541677) Attached to: What percentage of your media consumption is streamed?

I'm seeing some trolling (someone took the time to copy some law they found)...might as well just say parent is right

Furthermore, any individual can record music (from the radio or from a CD from the library or purchased at a yard sale or anywhere) onto any format, then make a compilation of songs onto any format, and give that to any person they want.

The federal government has not defined what a 'friend' is...anyone can give any music to any 'friend' as per the DCMA

You don't have to agree with what I said above to know that parent is right as well...the downloading isn't the problem, it's uploading in how most cases that make it to trial go as I've seen as well.

Comment: so I went & had me a look (Score 2) 66

by globaljustin (#47517177) Attached to: Microsoft FY2014 Q4 Earnings: Revenues Up, Profits Down Slightly

I went here: http://www.microsoft.com/inves...

They have a nice little drop-down to select year/quarter and links to financial statements...it's all right there

My problem is I don't know how to read this MBA/budget speak...

I looked at 2009, their xls "financials" info...Q4...

Saw the breakout by sector tab, but the categories were type of services (servers, 'client', etc) but couldn't see where there was a "Public Sector" or anything similar...couldn't find a category for type of client.

Also, I"m a bit miffed that my GP post was labeled "troll"...seriously...not trolling...trying to find out info here that we all, in our industry, should have some idea of...

Comment: Re:WTF? (Score 0) 454

by globaljustin (#47512895) Attached to: MIT's Ted Postol Presents More Evidence On Iron Dome Failures

ok, fine, let's agree to mostly agree

And what's with the threat? If you feel you really are being trolled then just do it instead of threatening to do so.

it''s about 'dblll' or is it 'dbIII'....trollers use screen names with lots of capital 'i' and lowercase 'L' so they can post from multiple accounts...*that* would necessitate an email to the moderators (it's happened before, but another /.'er emailed and reported them before I did...also, i've had people insert 'i's for 'L's to mimic my account)

i thought you were doing that...i checked a few variations when you replied and it appears you only use the one screenname (i wasn't going to check this if you didn't respond)

also, IMHO you definitely seemed to be trolling with your comment

but look, you have at least tried to defend yourself, which is a sign you're not, at heart, just trolling

+ - A new form of tracking->

Submitted by bnortman
bnortman (922608) writes "The article at https://securehomes.esat.kuleu... discusses a new form of user fingerprinting and tracking for the internet using HTML 5 Canvas features. I'm assuming this need to draw and image and then send that image back to the source site. Can an added in for a browser detect this logic in the java scripts and stop it from sending?"
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Comment: "Patriot Missiles" (Score 1) 454

by globaljustin (#47505845) Attached to: MIT's Ted Postol Presents More Evidence On Iron Dome Failures

Remember Patriot Missiles from the 1st Iraq war?

Saddam was lobbing SCUDS at Israel & the US lent IDF a bunch of our trailer mounted ABM interceptors

We've got to assume the Israelis have the state of the art now...is this as good as it gets? Seems like it should be better, given what we had in 1991...I know Hamas isn't launching big fat slow SCUDS, but even so, technology has just gotten so much more precise & fast. I wonder if the intercept rate would be higher if Hamas didn't use DIY rockets among others.

Comment: Yes, but... (Score 5, Insightful) 454

by globaljustin (#47505321) Attached to: MIT's Ted Postol Presents More Evidence On Iron Dome Failures

TFA is very interesting & I'm smarter for having read it...

I'm glad people are looking at this kind of thing...it is *one* way to get some unbiased information

So, "5% effective"...

As TFA description reads, the number of Israeli casualties is mostly due to a combination of factors, including bomb shelters and early warnings...

I think the "Iron Dome" people would respond to TFA thusly:

"Yes, but **the program** is effective. "Iron Dome" is our missile defense system, which is one part of our civil defense, which is an entire program of things to keep people safe...if you look at the program in its entirity it's a success"

+ - "Canvas Fingerprinting" Online Tracking Difficult To Block->

Submitted by globaljustin
globaljustin (574257) writes "First documented in a forthcoming paper by researchers at Princeton University and KU Leuven University in Belgium, this type of tracking, called canvas fingerprinting, works by instructing the visitor’s Web browser to draw a hidden image. Because each computer draws the image slightly differently, the images can be used to assign each user’s device a number that uniquely identifies it.

[The] fingerprints are unusually hard to block: They can’t be prevented by using standard Web browser privacy settings or using anti-tracking tools such as AdBlock Plus.

The researchers found canvas fingerprinting computer code, primarily written by a company called AddThis, on 5 percent of the top 100,000 websites."

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