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Comment: Re:are the debian support forums down? (Score 2) 280

by icebike (#48177319) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Stop PulseAudio From Changing Sound Settings?

Nobody transfers video to POTS, so it hardly matters that you are unaware of such.

TOX really didn't re-invent the wheel. They simply re-deployed the original concept of Skype, with public nodes located via Torrent-like technology and encryption keys that are in the hands of the client, and unknown to the nodes or anyone else. And they did it with open-source code.

As to why they did it, you would have only to review what Microsoft did to Skype and who they did it FOR to understand that Skype is totally backdoored, and unsafe to even have on your machine. There is no way microsoft will ever recoup the price they paid for Skype. Someone else footed the bill for them.

Comment: Re:are the debian support forums down? (Score 0) 280

by icebike (#48177037) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Stop PulseAudio From Changing Sound Settings?

Uninstall Skype Install any one a dozen open source package that do the same thing.

Works on almost any IP network, without any major configuration and allow you to make free calls to many and cheap calls to many networks. Please name that package? I've been looking for years. for private person to person calls voice and video calls.

Any number of SIP packages with a carefully selected SIP provider for direct calls. CSipSimple for instance.
Jezus even Google Hangouts on Android and Iphone provided direct connect and video calls either free or cheaper than skype for calls to POTS.

How can you have been looking for "years" and not found any of these? Just how hard have you been looking AC?

Comment: Re:No Carriers (Score 1) 149

by icebike (#48145443) Attached to: ISPs Violating Net Neutrality To Block Encryption

I don't disagree that is what they should have done.

But I suppose they have to allow for some sites that don't support ssl/tls.
It seems very ham-handed, and easily detectable.

Still, Golden Frog should have Named and Shamed, instead of protecting the guilty.

I've run into hotels that wouldn't allow smtps or secure imaps connections over their wifi.
I checked out, and filled out the complaint form, and mailed to corporate headquarters. (I was pissed).
I've never stepped foot in that chain since.

Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurence of the improbable. - H. L. Mencken